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Disney News Round-up: FastPass Booking Updates, TSA Travel Updates, and More

We're back with another Disney news round-up and today we have details on changes with FastPass+ bookings for non-Disney hotels, updates about new TSA policies that might impact your flight out of Orlando International Airport, and much more.

Several Walt Disney World Resort Hotels Make Conde Nast Readers’ Choice List

Several Walt Disney World Resort hotels were listed as some of the best hotels in Florida in the 2015 Conde Nast Readers' Choice Awards. The survey included responses from more than 128,000 travelers and results were based on ratings and comments.

Hotel Occupancy at Disney Resorts Reached 89 Percent in First Quarter

During its fiscal first quarter The Walt Disney Company has seen its domestic hotel occupancy spike to 89 percent, compared to 81 percent for the same time last year. The report took into account room occupancy at all Walt Disney World Resort hotels and Disneyland Resort hotels.

Eight Disney Parks Resorts Named Silver Badge Winners by U.S. News & World Report

Several of Disney's top resorts have been named Silver Badge Winners by U.S. News & World Report in their annual "best of" series.

Disney's Grand Californian Hotel came in at the top of the list of "best of" hotels in the Anaheim/Disneyland area. It ranked #1 out of 315 hotels in that area, and was #142 in Best California Hotels, and #11 in Disney Hotels and Resorts.

Disney's Art of Animation Resort Opening First Phase in May

It's good news for Disney Resort enthusiasts! Earlier this week, Disney Imagineers made the announcement that the newest resort, Disney's Art of Animation, is expected to open in phases beginning May 31, 2012.

Space Legacy Offers at the Disney Swan and Dolphin

The Disney Swan and Dolphin resorts are offering some nice deals and activities in honor of this country's space legacy.

First off, the iconic Disney hotels are putting forth a twenty percent discount on rooms for all guests with their Salute to Space package. Room rates start at $129 per night. The package also entitles guests to additional savings for National Car Rental which will enable exploration of Florida's Space Coast. The Salute to Space package is good for stays this year through December 25.

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Disney's Coronado Springs Resort Tower To Open Summer 2019

Fans of Disney's Coronado Springs Resort will be excited to hear that the new tower is expected to open inn summer 2019. Concept art captures a glimpse of the reimagined resort that will welcome guests to hundreds of new rooms and sparkling new amenities. The reimagining includes new storytelling for the property, as well as functional enhancements to create a modern resort vibe.

Morning Yoga at Walt Disney World Resort Hotels

For some people the morning doesn't start well without a few asanas to center and focus. Put your best foot forward and enjoy a gentle yoga session at Walt Disney World. Several of the hotels on property offer complimentary morning yoga classes to their guests. These sessions are full of gentle-feel good poses, no toe-touching flexibility is required.

Time Saving Tips For Your Walt Disney World Vacation

I've always said that there is no one perfect way to tour the Disney Parks, but my way tends to be a bit more on the relaxed side. That doesn't mean that I haven't had my share of commando missions, packing in every moment with as much fun as possible. If you're headed down to the Walt Disney World Resort and plan of filling every moment with action, I've got some great time saving tips just for you!

Inside A Refurbished Room At Disney's Pop Century Resort

In late 2016 Disney's Pop Century Resort began to refurbish its 1990's building rooms with a brand new design. Walt Disney World For Grown-ups reader Rebekah M. recently stayed in a newly refurbished room at Disney's Pop Century Resort and shared some of her thoughts with us on the new design.

5 Themed Ideas To Add Even More Fun To Your Disney Vacation

A Walt Disney World vacation is always a fun idea, but sometimes it's nice to put a new spin on the traditional family vacation. For those shorter trips (3-4 nights) why not try a vacation theme! Plan your touring schedule with an overarching storyline and use the Disney Parks and Resorts to let your adventure unfold.

Top 5 Things to Love about Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort

Several years ago I was lucky enough to spend a few days at Disney's Polynesian Village Resort (when it was still known and just the Polynesian) and I instantly fell in love. We're talking LOVE at first sight. In the years since that first stay I've returned several times for dining or drinks, and I'm still enamored by this resort.

Why Walt Disney World Keeps Me Coming Back Year After Year

I'm often asked why I keep vacationing at Walt Disney World year after year. People seem genuinely baffled at how I can go to the same place and not get bored. Their question is always met with a smile and deep breath before launching into my speech of what they're missing out on. Here's a little peek at a few of the reasons that I love Walt Disney World and why I keep returning.

Making The Most Of A Disney Trip When Your Plans Suddenly Change

In all of my years as a Disney fan participating in the community, I've come to realize that in a way Disney has trained its regular guests to be 'Type A' travelers. It's not exactly our fault, it's just that as our favorite spot gained in popularity we learned that to achieve our ideal vacation we had to work harder, book earlier, and plan more than the typical tourist. Disney fans can have a competitiveness about us - a thirst to snag that prime reservation, get that optimal hotel room, and make sure to hit each vacation goal.

Disney Deluxe Resort Massage Services

Those many travelers are familiar that Walt Disney World is home to the full service Senses Spas at the Grand Floridian Resort and Saratoga Springs Resort & Villas, fewer are aware that a limited selection of spa services are available at other Disney Resort properties as well.

5 Reasons to Love Disney’s Contemporary Resort

Disney's Contemporary Resort is not only one of the original Walt Disney World Hotels, but it remains one of the premier destinations for Disney travelers both staying at the property or just coming for a visit. Its unique A-frame design sets the stage for the massive Grand Canyon Concourse that holds shopping, dining, an original Mary Blair mural, and the monorail which runs right through!