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Disney’s Animal Kingdom Celebrates The 2019 Winter Holidays In Every Land

Winter fun will spread across every part of Disney's Animal Kingdom in 2019 as the Park introduces "festive new entertainment and holiday decor in every land" for the first time ever. Starting with specialty Christmas tree covered in traditional decor and hidden animals that towers over the park entrance. Guests will be able to experience all new seasonal magic beginning November 8, 2019.

2019 Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party Tickets On Sale Now

Updated! There's no better time to be planning your 2019 winter holiday travel to the Walt Disney World Resort. With a wide range of celebrations that take place all across the property, November and December are fantastic times to celebrate with a vacation. This year the party is even bigger with 23 nights of Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party.

Walt Disney World News Round-up For Friday May 17th, 2019

Thank God It's Friday! Let's hop right on in to the latest news from the Walt Disney World Resort. After a year of construction work on the edge of Tomorrowland the TRON Coaster has hit a milestone by going vertical. Cast members continued a Disney tradition by signing their names on one of the first steel support columns raised for the new attraction, which is set to open in time for Walt Disney World's 50th anniversary in 2021.

Options To Upgrade Your MagicBand From Home Coming Soon

Customized MagicBands let Walt Disney World Guests accessorize their trip with a personality all their own. From purchasing official Disney styles, to painting your own, or bedazzling with bling, planning what your MagicBand looks like has become an integral part of Disney vacation prep. It's no surprise that Disney is stepping up the options, and has a brand new offer coming our way.

Walt Disney World News Round-up For Friday May 3rd, 2019

Have you been following all the news from Walt Disney World this week? Never fear! We've got you covered with a round-up of what's been going on down in the vacation kingdom. Let's start off with a huge HAPPY ANNIVERSARY to Disney's Hollywood Studios, this Park has been welcoming guest for 30 years. You can find out what's coming-up next for Disney's third gate in our post Disney's Hollywood Studios 30th Anniversary And Beyond.

All-new Plant-Based Cuisine Guide At Magic Kingdom

Walt Disney World has always been ahead of the curve when it comes to accommodating guests with special dietary needs. I'm excited to report that they now have a handy guide that's designed to make things even easier for travelers on a plant based diet.

Disney’s Animal Kingdom “Rivers of Light” To Be Updated

It was just a few months ago that we posted about the beautiful nighttime show at Disney's Animal Kingdom, Rivers of Light. Today we're excited to share that the show is being updated with sharp new video and familiar Disney music to offer guests the next chapter in this stirring story on the Discovery river.

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!

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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Disney's Golf Courses

Are you looking to tee off on your next Disney World vacation? Well rest assured that you will have plenty of world-class options when it comes to Disney's golf courses.

Live at Disney: The Golden Oak Community

Have you ever dreamed about living at Disney World? I know that I have! Well there is a new exclusive residential community opening at Disney World.

The Golden Oak Community will feature 450 homesites that will be located in a number of distinct neighborhoods. The first four neighborhoods are Carolwood Reserve, Carolwood, Kimball Trace, and Silverbrook. Carolwood Reserve will be the most exclusive of the neighborhoods, featuring eight homes each on three-quarters of an acre.

What's your favorite attraction/ride at Disney's Hollywood Studios? [Facebook Fans]

We asked our Walt Disney World forGrownups Facebook fans, "What's your favorite ride or attraction at Disney's Hollywood Studios?"

We got some great answers so a big thank you goes out to everyone who participated! A quick breakdown of the responses shows that Tower of Terror is the overall favorite with Toy Story Mania! coming in second, and Rock 'n' Roller Coaster placing third.

The Great Movie Ride, Star Tours, and One Man's Dream all got mentions as well.

The Hilton Bonnet Creek

If you are looking for a new hotel to stay at this Disney vacation then you should consider the Hilton Bonnet Creek. Situated on the Bonnet Creek Resort property, just east of the entrance to Disney's Caribbean Beach Resort, it is a Four Diamond AAA Hotel that offers a lot for Disney travelers, including proximity to the parks and the convenience of a shuttle to the parks and Downtown Disney.

What's your favorite pool in Disney World? [Facebook Fans]

We asked our Facebook community to what their favorite pool at Disney World is and we got some great responses!

The majority of the resort pools that were mentioned were at deluxe resorts.

Animal Kingdom Lodge's Uzima Springs Pool and Kidani Pool got 5 votes. Gina P. said, "Uzima Springs pool at AKL." And Brian L. said, "Kidani kid's play area..."

Disney on a Budget: Discount Accommodations

Staying at a Disney resort can be a big chunk of your vacation budget. Here we have compiled some information on discounts for Disney resorts so that you can save some money when you book your next Disney vacation!