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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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7 Things Not To Miss At Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort

Disney's Polynesian Village Resort has been my favorite hotel for as long as I can remember. The spirit of the south seas fills the air and it's easy to get lost in the tropical theme, swept away on a trade wind, transported to another time and place. Even when I'm not staying at the Polynesian, a stop to enjoy some of the traditional delights is always on my to do list while visiting Walt Disney World. Read on to discover 7 things not to miss at Disney's Polynesian Village Resort.

Six Benefits To Sleeping In On Your Walt Disney World Vacation

It's vacation time; you've said good-bye to the daily grind, and hello to some rest and relaxation! Relax at Disney? Is that even possible? Most families I know come home telling me that they need a vacation from their vacation. Walt Disney World is packed with more great adventures than should ever be crammed into one trip. None the less, people try. I like to say that I'm an advocate for a kinder, gentler, Disney vacation. One where magical dreams are aided in part by snuggling into plush beds for a good night's sleep.

A Look Inside A One-Bedroom Villa At Disney’s Old Key West Resort

My daughter and I recently returned from a comfortable stay in a One-Bedroom Villa at Disney's Old Key West Resort. This was our first visit to the property, despite it being the original Disney Vacation Club property. Take a look inside and find out what we loved about this Disney resort.

5 Exciting Things About Gran Destino Tower Opening Soon At Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort

Disney's Coronado Springs Resort has been undergoing a massive renovation and expansion project. Disney Parks Blog tells us that the expansion was "inspired by the adventurous spirit of great Spanish explorers and historic innovative Spanish artists, writers and architects."

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.