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Kick Off Your Incredible Summer With A Walt Disney World News Round-up

Welcome back to another great week! Need a Disney fix to get your Monday moving in the right direction? Recently #DisneyParksLIVE broadcast 'Sunrise at Epcot' and you can watch the replay any time you want. Once you've had your coffee and you're ready to go, read on for the latest news from Walt Disney World.

Springtime Walt Disney World News Round-up

There's been a lot going on down in Walt Disney World, as the Parks and Resorts get ready to greet the Spring Break crowds. Read on on to learn how the Disney crowd is kickin' it this Spring with new fun filled adventures, and old favorites that are standing strong.

Walt Disney World News This Week

Hey! It's been a while since we've had a news round-up around here, so let's take on the flurry information that has been swirling the internet about what's going on down at the Walt Disney World Resort. We've got notes on refurbishments and new resort systems being tested, the winner of the Walt Disney World Marathon, a brand new runDisney event, and the introduction of the 2018 Disney Moms Panel. So keep on reading to discover all that's happening!

Disney News Round-up: Holiday Eats at Disney’s Hollywood Studios, Houston Astros Celebrate at the Magic Kingdom, and More

Happy Tuesday! We're back with another installment of our Disney news round-up. Today we have details on holiday eats including new treats at Disney's Hollywood Studios, the World Series celebration at the Magic Kingdom, and much more.

One Man's Dream to be Transformed into Walt Disney Presents

One Man's Dream at Disney's Hollywood Studios will reopen tomorrow, September 8, as Walt Disney Presents. The updated attraction will be similar to the original but will also give guests a preview of new attractions coming to the Disney Parks.

Force Friday II Event Planned for Disney Parks on September 1

Friday, September 1 is the official date for Force Friday II at the Disney Parks! The special merchandise event starts at 12:01 a.m. at both Disneyland and the Walt Disney World Resort. The event is the first chance fans will have to purchase merchandise tied to Star Wars: The Last Jedi plus park-specific items.

Sneak Peek of Commemorative Merchandise for Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party

Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party kicks off next week - August 25 - and once again includes trick-or-treating at the Magic Kingdom, Happy HalloWishes Fireworks, the Hocus Pocus Villain Spelltacular, and much more. And, Disney is giving guests a sneak peek at this year's commemorative merchandise.

Disney News Round-up: Halloween on the High Seas and Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party

What's that you say? It's ONLY August so why are we talking about Halloween already? Well, because this year's Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party starts on August 25 at the Walt Disney World Resort! And, if you're sailing Disney Cruise Line this fall you can celebrate Halloween on the High Seas too!

Disney News Round-Up: Epcot 35th Anniversary Merchandise, Slinky Dog Dash Track, and More

Happy Tuesday and welcome to another Disney news round-up! Today we're checking out the commemorative merchandise for Epcot's 35th anniversary, news about the track for the new Slinky Dog Dash roller coaster at Hollywood Studios, and much more!

Disney Legend Marty Sklar Dies at 83

The death of Legendary Disney Imagineer Martin A. "Marty" Sklar at age 83 has left the Disney community heartbroken. We here at Walt Disney World for Grown-ups mourn with out friends and colleagues as we honor one of the most beloved Imagineers. If you love the Disney Parks, you have been touched in some way by the indomitable spirit and Imagineering of Marty Sklar. He was a mentor to generations of Cast Members and Imagineers, and a icon to Disney fans around the globe.

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5 Ways to Have A Disney Holiday at Home

If you're stuck at home for the holidays, like me, instead of traveling to Walt Disney World Resort all the talk of holiday happens may be leaving you feeling blue. But never fear! I've gathered my top five ways to keep the holiday spirit alive at home with just the right dose of Disney flair. It's the happiest time of the year, so why incorporate your love for the happiest place on earth?

Souvenirs from Walt Disney World Create Touchstones for Memories

The sale of souvenirs at Walt Disney World can be a touchy subject. Some believe that Disney simply wants to separate you from even more of what's in your wallet. Fans on message boards plan and strategize to spend as little as possible on merchandise, sometimes even pre-purchasing souvenir at home and carrying them along in their luggage. The science of marketing and impulse purchases is well in play at the Disney Parks, but bringing home souvenirs is a time honored tradition that reaches back much further back into history.

Profile of an Imagineer: Mary Blair

Mary Blair was a talented artist who is best remembered for her work done for The Walt Disney Company. She was largely responsible for introducing modern art to Walt Disney and his studio, and her impact on his vision is seen in many Disney films and throughout the Disney parks.

Walt Disney World Special Events, Park Time or Party Time?

Time is precious when you're on a Walt Disney World Vacation, and creating your touring strategy is an important part of making the most of it. How do special events that you want to attend factor into your schedule?

Essentials for a Day at the Parks

If you are spending a day at a Disney Parks there are some essentials you need to bring with you. So I thought I would put together a list of my essentials for a day in the parks as a guide for newbies.


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Disney on a Budget: Discount Tickets

Planning a trip to Walt Disney World can be stressful, especially if you have a limited budget to work with. We have tried to alleviate some of the leg work so that you can find the best deals for your trip quickly. Here we break down where and how you can find discount tickets to the parks.

Cast Member Character Paintings

Walt Disney World sets the theme park standard for rides, shows, attractions, dining, and phenomenal employees, but something that doesn't get mentioned nearly enough is the fact that Disney parks don't stop there. They take guest engagement further than any other theme park operation by "plussing" the experience guests have just walking down the street.

Disney World, GoWalla and you

Do you GoWalla? Disney Parks and GoWalla have joined together in an unprecedented partnership -- it's what many are calling a "major win" for the location-based service.

Gift yourself for New Year 2011

Celebrate the new year with a gift for the Disney fan in your life -- or for yourself!

Christmas Hidden Mickeys

We're big fans of finding Hidden Mickeys around here! For those who haven't heard of them, Hidden Mickeys are defined as:

a partial or complete impression of Mickey Mouse placed by the Imagineers and artists to blend into the designs of Disney attractions, hotels, restaurants, and other areas.