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News For A New Year From Walt Disney World

Let's check in and see what's going on at Walt Disney World! Have you heard the news? The 2019 Disney Parks Moms Panel has been announced with a diverse group of 40 members, including 12 new panelists to make up the team that helps Disney travelers plan their dream vacations. Each Moms Panel Member offers a unique point of view and years of Disney travel experience to help you make the most of your trips.

Disney News Round-up For Friday, October 19th, 2018

Welcome to another Friday news round-up! This week we've got some great announcements that may make your next Walt Disney World vacation even more magical. To begin with the new daily ticket pricing is now in effect.

Disney News Round-up For Friday, October 12th, 2018

Let's kick off the Friday news round-up with a quick reminder that Disney's Caribbean Beach Resort opened its beautiful new port of entry this week! There's a fresh new island feeling and welcoming atmosphere at Old Port Royale, with a new lobby, restaurants, and more!

Disney News Round-up For Friday, October 5th, 2018

Let's wrap up this week with a few bits of Disney news you may have missed!

Disney News Round-up For Friday, September 28th, 2018

Let's get right to it! There were a couple of fun announcements made regarding Epcot's Holidays Around The World celebration, including an the announcement of four more celebrity narrators for Epcot's Candlelight Processional. This leaves all but two celebrity spots left to be filled. Check out our updated list of 2018 Holiday Happenings At Walt Disney World to see who they are.

Friday News Round-up September 21st, 2018

Have you stayed in the know with all things Disney this week? Don't worry if you didn't have a chance, we're here with the Friday news round-up to bring you up to date!

Limited Time Fun Coming To Walt Disney World In 2019

Disney just announced a whole slew of limited time offerings for 2019 that will keep guests in the party mood from January to September! We'll have more information coming for you about the exciting new events as Disney expands the details, but here's a peek at how Walt Disney World will be celebrating all year long in 2019.

IllumiNations: Reflections of Earth Ending in the Second Half of 2019

Since October of 1999 Walt Disney World guests have enjoyed gathering each night on the shores of World Showcase Lagoon to watch the nightly spectacular IllumiNations: Reflections of Earth. Today Disney announced that the popular nighttime show will end its run at the close of the 2019 summer season.

Disney News Round-up For Friday, September 14th, 2018

It's been another busy week trying to keep up with following all things Disney. Here are a few bits of recent news we didn't want you to miss!

The Walt Disney Company tops Forbes' list of the World's Best Regarded Companies for 2018, moving up four spots from 2017, the first year that the rankings were compiled. Disney ranks No. 1, earning the highest marks among Forbes' 2018 Global 2000 companies.

2019 Atlanta Braves Spring Training Schedule at ESPN Wide World of Sports

Disney & Major League Baseball are both as American as apple pie, so it's no wonder that the Atlanta Braves have been making their spring home at the ESPN Wide World of Sports (WWoS) for more than 20 years. In fact the very first event held at WWoS was a Braves Spring Training Game. Sadly, 2019 will be the final year for The Atlanta Braves to hold Spring Training at Walt Disney World. Now is the time to make your travel plans to enjoy both of these the great American institutions in the same fabulous vacation.

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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Top 3 bathrooms at the Magic Kingdom

To me, finding a clean, not-too-busy restroom at Disney World is great. You can be in and out in just a few minutes. If you have kids or need to change a diaper, then you know how important it is to have a calming, rather than chaotic, atmosphere for your child during potty time.

Sleeping in vs. getting up early at Disney World

Getting up early vs. sleeping in late at Disney World: it's a long-debated topic, and there's no easy answer. So we've put together a list of pros and cons for each tactic.

5 tips to save money in Disney World

Who doesn't want to save a buck on their Disney World vacation? While sometimes it seems like prices can really add up, there are some great ways to keep extra spending under control during your trip.

Pooh and Friends at the Epcot Flower & Garden Festival

Another Friday visit to the Flower and Garden Festival is in order today! Last week we showed off the new Cars 2 topiaries; this week, let's take a look at our favorite Hundred Acre Wood characters -- Pooh and friends.

From what we can tell, these topiaries are here to promo the new Pooh movie, but we're OK with that. They're pretty cute, and they are some of our family's favorite characters after all.

What time of year should you visit Disney World?

The time of year that you choose to visit Walt Disney World is a very personal decision, based on your preference (or tolerance! ha!) for weather, crowds and events at WDW.

2011 Epcot Flower & Garden Festival Cars II Topiaries

At this year's Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival, Walt Disney World is celebrating the upcoming release of Cars 2, which opens this June!

Top 5 reasons to stay at Polynesian Resort

Sandy shores. Drum beats. Pineapple drinks with paper umbrellas. This is the Polynesian Resort, and here are the top 5 reasons why you should stay there!

Best Disney World Guidebooks

Here's our list of some of the best and most well-reviewed Disney World guide books on the market. Which guide books have you read and enjoyed?

5 most underrated attractions at Hollywood Studios

There are a lot of "nook and cranny" attractions and shows at Hollywood Studios that you should check out, even if they're not very updated, crowded, or don't seem they're worth the time at first glance.

Disney Gift Card primer

Disney gift cards can be a great gift for the Disney fans in your life. They're fun, flexible and easy to use.