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Four Seasons Orlando Opens at the Walt Disney World Resort

The newest luxury hotel at the Walt Disney World Resort is now open.

The Four Seasons Orlando at Walt Disney World Resort opened its doors on August 3 offering guests a luxury stay with the benefits of staying "on property" minus any reference to the top Mouse.

Disney Parks and Resorts Salutes Military Personnel with Special Rates on Rooms and Tickets Through 2015

Disney Parks has once again extended its Armed Forces Military Salute which gives active and retired U.S. military personnel special rates on theme park tickets and accommodations.

At the Walt Disney World Resort military personnel (including active and retired members of the U.S. Coast Guard, National Guard, and reservists) or their spouses can purchases the following theme park tickets from August 25 2014 through September 30, 2015:

  • Disney 4-day Military Promotional tickets with a park hopper option for $177 each plus tax

Vinylmation Series Park Starz 3 Artists to Meet Fans on June 27 at D-Street in Downtown Disney

The newest Vinylmation set, the Park Starz 3 series, was recently released and the artists behind the series are ready to meet their fans.

The three Disney Design Group artists, Thomas Scott, Casey Jones, and Caley Hicks, are participating in a meet-and-greet and signing event on June 27 at D-Street in Downtown Disney from 5-6 p.m.

Fans Can Show their #DisneySide with Disney Stick Figure Families

Perhaps you've seen those Disney stick figure families on Facebook and wondered where you could create your very own stick figure family.

Well, we have the answer. You can make the stick figure families at the Disney Parks #DisneySide page.

Cherry Tree Lane Opening Soon in Marketplace Co-Op at Downtown Disney

When the Marketplace Co-Op opens in Downtown Disney this summer, one of the boutiques will be a one-stop-shop for accessories and designer handbags.

Cherry Tree Lane's merchandise will includes jewelry, watches, scarves, ballet flats, and of course Disney handbags.

The name of the store was inspired by the street where Mr. Banks and his family live in Disney's Mary Poppins, and the fixtures in the store include references to the film such as iconic umbrellas, hats, and kites.

A Weekend of Bonus Savings at the Disney Store

If you're in a shopping mood, head over to the Disney Store where you'll find a bonus 40 percent off select merchandise!

The bonus 40 percent off sale is good on a variety of merchandise including toys, home decor, clothing, accessories, collectibles, and even Disney Parks Products.

Global Sing-Along Planned as Disney Parks Celebrates 50th Anniversary of ‘it’s a small world’

The classic Disney Parks attraction 'it's a small world' is celebrating its 50th anniversary and fans can join in the celebration through a global sing-along.

Disney created the website SmallWorld50.com as a "global hub" of music and harmony where guests can record videos of themselves singing the attraction's theme song. Guests can also create virtual 'it's a small world' dolls to benefit UNICEF (United Nations Children's Fund).

Dates Officially Announced for the 2015 D23 Expo in Anaheim

The dates for the 2015 D23 Expo were announced by Disney Chairman and CEO Bob Iger at The Walt Disney Company's Annual Meeting on March 18.

D23: The Official Disney Fan Club presents the Expo and the 2015 event is scheduled for August 14-16, 2015 at the Anaheim Convention Center.

"The D23 Expo is the ultimate Disney fan event, created to honor and celebrate your love of all things Disney," Iger told shareholders and D23 Members at the Company's Annual Meeting in Portland, Oregon. "And we hope to see you there."

Sneak Peek of ‘Maleficent’ Coming to Disney Parks Beginning April 18

Disney's Maleficent is set to open in theaters at the end of May, but Disney Parks guests have a chance to see an extended sneak peek starting April 18.

The film stars Angelina Jolie as Maleficent, one of Disney's most iconic villains. The film explores the betrayal that turns her heart to stone. As we know from Sleeping Beauty, Maleficent places an irrevocable curse upon Princess Aurora, and in the film Aurora finds herself in the middle of a conflict between the forest kingdom and the human kingdom.

Vote for Your Favorite Disney Parks Attraction in the March Magic Tournament

Do you have a favorite Disney Parks attraction? Starting this week you have a chance to vote for your favorite in first ever March Magic Tournament presented by Disney Parks.

This March Madness-type tournament will give fans a chance to vote for their favorite Disneyland Resort and Walt Disney World Resort attractions in the ultimate challenge.

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Sip, Snack, and Stroll: Magic Kingdom Classics Challenge

Snack & Strolls are a popular way to eat - or drink - your way around the Parks of Walt Disney World. The most popular versions involve eating your way around the world at Epcot, or conquering the bars of the Seven Seas Lagoon on a monorail crawl. Our friends over at the Disney Food Blog even offer a wide variety of ideas for fun foodie themed "crawls" around Walt Disney World property in their annual Guide to Walt Disney World Dining eBook.

Seasons Greetings From Walt Disney World for Grown-ups

The whole team here at Walt Disney World for Grown-ups hopes that you and yours are enjoying a wonderful holiday season full of merry magic. As we take the day to gather with friends and family, we want you - our readers and forum members - to know how grateful we are to have you to share our love of Walt Disney World with.

Planning a Disney Trip with a Non-Disney Fan

If you are anything like me you live for planning your next Disney Vacation, you can see the park maps in your head. You know where you want to eat, and what your plan of attack will be. Any Disney fan would jump at the chance for the trip you're planning, but what if you won't be traveling with a Disney fan? Planning a trip to Walt Disney World with someone who doesn't understand can be a little trickier.

Here are some things to keep in mind:

How To Add A Little Disney To Your Holiday At Home

Stuck at home this holiday season while all your friends have headed off to a Disney Park? Me too. None the less I intend to have a Christmas filled with Disney magic right here at home, read on and see how I plan to do it.

Saturday Style: Casual Sparkle For New Years Eve in the Disney Parks

Just because you're spending New Years Eve in a Disney Theme Park, doesn't mean you can't wear some holiday sparkle with the best. This stylish Minnie Mouse Tank Tee is the perfect base for a sparkling statement. Accessorize your ensemble with all that glitters, such as a pair or sequin Minnie Mouse Ears, a glittering backpack, and some truly beautiful jewelry by Arribas Bros. I'm particularly fond of the sparkling bows on the unique bracelet watch.

Classic Disney Attractions Influenced By The 1964 World's Fair

When Disneyland opened in 1955, Walt Disney's team of imagineers lacked the tools and knowledge to create most of the attractions that we see in the parks today. Many of the technological concepts that fuel todays attractions simply didn't exist yet and many exist today because of the research and experimentation of those early imagineers - with a little bit of outside help.

Magic Kingdom's Ye Olde Christmas Shoppe

Haul out the holly because it's the right time to start gathering together the magical trimmings that give your holiday home that Disney touch. It doesn't matter if you're shopping in the parks or sitting at home online, Disney has fabulous gear to spread some holiday cheer.

Frightfully Fun Facts about Walt Disney World’s Haunted Mansion

Ghosts and ghouls gleefully cavort throughout the day and night in Walt Disney World's famous Haunted Mansion, while the Guests queue up over and over again to hop aboard a doom-buggy and join the fun. Since the Magic Kingdom's opening day in 1971 this pillar of Liberty Square has sparked imaginations and beckoned to the darker side in all of us.

Saturday Style: Jack Skellington No Bones About It

Not every Disney girl is a princess fan, and this outfit is perfect for those foolish mortals who prefer to dance with the Pumpkin King. The comfortable jersey-knit skater dress will show you've got some spine, while accessories show off you sinister style with a scarf, bag, and trilby hat emblazoned with the Jack Skellington himself. Black, white, and purple are frighteningly fashionable this fall, making this outfit a win for touring the Disney Parks at Halloweentime.

5 Reasons To Love Adventureland

Walt Disney World for Grown-ups has told you all about why we love Walt Disney World Resorts, in our popular "5 Reasons To Love" series, but today we're turning the Disney Parks as we begin to highlight some of our staff's favorite places to play. I'm often asked what my favorite "land" is, and since I was a small child I've always replied with the same thing - Adventureland. So read on and find out what makes this area of the Magic Kingdom feel so special to me.