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Disney Guests Help Create Animal Enrichment Items at the Animal Kingdom

Guests visiting Rafiki's Planet Watch at Disney's Animal Kingdom have the chance to design enrichment for the park's animal residents. Enrichment is important to the daily routine of the animals at the Animal Kingdom, encouraging them to "do what comes naturally" in their natural behaviors.

Disney News Round-up: New Restaurants Coming to Disney Springs, Frozen Summer Games, and More

Happy Thursday! We've almost made it through this shortened week, and today we have another news round-up full of fun Disney news. Just when you thought Disney Springs couldn't grow any more we have new of five new restaurants coming by 2108. Read on to find out more.

Disney News Round-up: All the News for Pandora - The World of Avatar

Pandora - The World of Avatar officially opened at Disney's Animal Kingdom on Saturday, May 27 with record crowds and wait times of more than three hours for both attractions in the new land. Today we're catching you up on all the Pandora-related news you might have missed.

Disney News Round-up: The Magic of Pixar Live Debuts at Disney’s Hollywood Studios, Disney Food News, and More

Happy Monday! It's been a whirlwind weekend of Pandora news, but today we're checking out some other non-Pandora stuff that's happening at Disney World. The round-up today includes details on the new live show at Disney's Hollywood Studios and more!

Pandora News Round-up: Disney Dedicates Pandora, New Pandora-Themed Wilderness Explorer Badges, and More

Pandora - The World of Avatar opens Saturday, May 27, and this week Disney held an official dedication ceremony for the new land as part of a media preview event. Disney CEO Bob Iger was joined by Avatar director James Cameron and cast members from the film for the dedication.

‘Connect to Protect’ Mobile Adventure Coming to Pandora - The World of Avatar

When Pandora " The World of Avatar opens at Disney's Animal Kingdom on Saturday, May 27, guests will have a chance to participate in conservation "missions" with a digital scientist on Pandora.

Watch a Live-Stream of Dedication of Pandora - The World of Avatar on May 24

Pandora " The World of Avatar officially opens Saturday, May 27 at Disney's Animal Kingdom but there's a special dedication ceremony planned for May 24. And you can watch a live stream of the ceremony on the Disney Parks Blog!

Disney’s Yacht Club Resort Offers New Day Cruise

A new daytime cruise around the World Showcase Lagoon is set to depart from Disney's Yacht Club Resort starting June 1. The "Day Cruise Around the World" will take place daily and it isn't cheap, with a price tag of $149 per person.

Disney News Round-up: Delicious Chef Series, Special Offers at Disney Springs Hotels, and More

Happy Friday! We're almost to the weekend, but first it's time to check out the latest Disney news including dates for the Delicious Chef Series, special offers for teachers at Disney Springs Hotels, and more.

Night of Joy 2017 Ticket Information Announced

The 2017 Night of Joy takes place this fall on September 8-9 at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex. Disney has recently announced additional ticket information for guests including new ticketing options that feature a theme park ticket.

When it comes to Disney World, trip planning is huge undertaking. In fact, many a first visit to Disney World is marred by a lack of planning. While it might be tempting to think that it's "just a theme park," and that you can show up and have a blast by winging it, the size and complexity of the resort is daunting even for experts. These articles will help you make the most of your Disney trip, and might even introduce you to some activities and attractions you haven't heard about!

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15 Ways To Build Anticipation For Your Walt Disney World Vacation

We live in an instant world, where most everything we want is delivered to us in minutes. From talking to friends through online media, to grabbing a fast dinner at the drive through, our lives are fast and in the moment. But for most folks, planning a Walt Disney World vacation is a long slow process. How is one planner supposed to keep a family engaged and excited about something that's still months away? Here are 15 expert ways to build anticipation as you wait to depart on your next Disney trip.

Top Spots For Naps At Walt Disney World

You may be wondering why I'm talking about taking a nap when you've spent so much money for your Walt Disney World vacation. The truth is that between Florida's heat, humidity, and walking 8-10 miles a day, touring the Disney Parks can be down right exhausting. There's no shame in taking a break and closing your eyes.

2018 Atlantic Hurricane Season Predictions

Atlantic hurricane season officially kicks off June 1st, 2018 so it is time again to take a look at what predictions are for the summer. The season did kick off just a little bit early this year, with Subtropical Storm Alberto hitting some of the Gulf coast over this past holiday weekend. This was the fourth year in a row that a storm developed before the official start of the season. Here are a few things to keep in mind if Mother Nature crashes your Walt Disney World vacation.

2018 Holiday Happenings At Walt Disney World

Updated! 9/25/18: Walt Disney World is always a great place to go, but during the winter holidays it just seems like there is a touch more magic in the air. Every nook and cranny of the property is decorated with a festive flair and holiday charm takes over. If you're planning a winter vacation, we've got a few sets of dates you'll want to know.

5 Points of Can’t Miss Fun At The Magic Kingdom

Wondering how you should approach your days in the Walt Disney World Parks? My advice to Disney veterans and newbies is the same. There's just too much to see and do it all in any one trip. Break each day down with a list of 5 can't miss points of fun. You'll see and do much more than 5 things in a day, but once you've crossed off those "musts" you can just relax and consider everything else bonus fun. Here's my 5 Points Of Can't Miss Fun at the Magic Kingdom for Summer 2018.

Things You Won’t See At Walt Disney World This Summer

If there is one thing you can count on when it comes to the Disney Parks, it's that eventually everything will change. Walt didn't intend for his creations to be static museums, but rather exciting places where the imagination could run wild and create an ever bigger and brighter show. Well, I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but there are a few recent changes that have long time Disney fans grumbling. Without further ado, here are the things that you won't be seeing at Walt Disney World this Summer.

11 Great Summer Dates For “Disney After Hours” At The Magic Kingdom

I've always felt like when the sun goes down at Disney, the magic takes on a new life. There is something about touring in the twilight that reinvents the spaces, transporting you into that other world. Watching the evening lights come on as the sun goes down it like awakening the dream; and there's nowhere better time to enjoy the Park than at the Magic Kingdom special event, "Disney After Hours"!

5 Points Of Can’t Miss Fun at Disney’s Animal Kingdom

Travelers new to planning Walt Disney World vacations often ask me for advice where to start. With so many areas and activities in one place, knowing what to see and do can seem like a daunting task. My advice to them is to break it down by visiting just one Park a day, and creating a list with 5 points of can't miss fun. Obviously you're going to see and do more than 5 things in a day, but once you've crossed off those "musts" you can just relax and consider everything else bonus fun. Here's my 5 Points Of Can't Miss Fun at Disney's Animal Kingdom for Summer 2018.

Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon Lights Up This Summer With H2O Glow Nights

Walt Disney World has promised us one Incredible Summer celebration, and that's not just limited to the four theme parks. On select summer nights starting June 21, 2018 Disney's Typhoon Lagoon Water Park will turn it up with Disney's H2O Glow Nights!