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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.

Friday News Round-up September 21st, 2018

Have you stayed in the know with all things Disney this week? Don't worry if you didn't have a chance, we're here with the Friday news round-up to bring you up to date!

Limited Time Fun Coming To Walt Disney World In 2019

Disney just announced a whole slew of limited time offerings for 2019 that will keep guests in the party mood from January to September! We'll have more information coming for you about the exciting new events as Disney expands the details, but here's a peek at how Walt Disney World will be celebrating all year long in 2019.

Disney News Round-up For Friday, September 14th, 2018

It's been another busy week trying to keep up with following all things Disney. Here are a few bits of recent news we didn't want you to miss!

The Walt Disney Company tops Forbes' list of the World's Best Regarded Companies for 2018, moving up four spots from 2017, the first year that the rankings were compiled. Disney ranks No. 1, earning the highest marks among Forbes' 2018 Global 2000 companies.

2019 Atlanta Braves Spring Training Schedule at ESPN Wide World of Sports

Disney & Major League Baseball are both as American as apple pie, so it's no wonder that the Atlanta Braves have been making their spring home at the ESPN Wide World of Sports (WWoS) for more than 20 years. In fact the very first event held at WWoS was a Braves Spring Training Game. Sadly, 2019 will be the final year for The Atlanta Braves to hold Spring Training at Walt Disney World. Now is the time to make your travel plans to enjoy both of these the great American institutions in the same fabulous vacation.

Disney News Round-up: Black Friday Deals, Disney Springs Shopping News, and More

Happy Monday! We're getting ready for the big holiday here at WDW for Grownups and today we're sharing some holiday shopping news from Disney Springs along with a couple other fun items. Let's check it out.

Celebrating St. Patrick’s Day at the Walt Disney World Resort

It's time to celebrate St. Patrick's Day at the Walt Disney World Resort. This year's celebration includes food, beverages, special merchandise, and the Mighty St. Patrick's Festival at Raglan Road in Disney Springs.

Walt Disney Parks and Resorts Receives Top Honors from Travel Industry in 2016

It's been a good year for the Walt Disney Parks and Resorts. The division has been recognized with more than 150 awards for excellence in guest experiences including dining and theme park attractions.

2017 NFL Pro Bowl Events To Be Held at ESPN Wide World of Sports

Hold onto your seat football fans, last week the NFL and ESPN announced that the annual Pro Bowl (aka the NFL's "All-Star" game) will be coming to Orlando in 2017. While the game itself will be played at Camping World Stadium near downtown Orlando several events leading up to it will be taking place at ESPN's Wide World of Sports Complex at the Walt Disney World Resort.

Updates at Disney’s Port Orleans and the Possibility of Resort Fees at Walt Disney World

There have been some exciting things happening at some of the Walt Disney World Resort hotels, specifically Port Orleans and Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge! And we're hearing about a potential resort fee at all Walt Disney World hotels. Read on!

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Epcot's 2019 Candlelight Processional Narrators

Disney fans that have made Walt Disney World for the holidays a family tradition return year after year to see Epcot's Candlelight Processional. Each night from November 29 - December 30, 2019 a revolving cast of celebrity narrators will offer guests a glorious retelling of the biblical Christmas story. This classic tale of the Jesus' birth is accompanied by a 50-piece orchestra and a magnificent mass choir. The spectacular show that occurs three times per night (taking place at 5:00, 6:45, 8:15PM) is included with your admission to the Epcot Theme Park.

Star Wars: Secrets Of The Empire At The VOID Disney Springs

With all the excitement over the Grand Opening of Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge opening up, it seems like a great time to mention that Disney's Hollywood Studios isn't the only place with fun adventures in the Star Wars Universe. The VOID at Disney Springs is a truly fascinating virtual reality experience that can put you right in the center of the action.

New Cirque du Soleil Show Inspired By Disney Animation

Over the past two years Cirque du Soleil has been doing extensive research into the world of Disney Animation for this extraordinary collaboration. They dove in and worked closely with legendary Disney animators to understand the process of animation and feel physicality as well as the emotion of it. Their goal was to find out how can animation be eternal, and capture that proverbial genie in the bottle of a show.

‘Guardians of the Galaxy - Awesome Mix Live!’ Returns To Epcot For Summer

After saving their world from certain destruction, Peter Quill (also known as Star-Lord) brokered a deal with Nova Prime and the Xandarian government to bring an outreach program to his home planet. Some of most Xandar's talented musicians take the stage with Star-Lord and Gamora to perform the human audiences' best-loved rock and pop hits from 70's and 80's Earth. That outreach program has landed at Epcot as the 'Guardians of the Galaxy " Awesome Mix Live!'

Pandora - The World Of Avatar Day vs. Night

Disney fans put a lot of time and effort into their planning, to make sure that they can fit in as much as possible on their vacation. When it comes to timing, there are always questions of when to hit which area of the Park for the best effect. This disputed point is front and center no where more than at Disney's Animal Kingdom in Pandora - The World of Avatar. This new land is full of exciting things to see and do, with two prime attractions, creative entertainment, and intriguing foods.

Lightning McQueen's Racing Academy At Disney's Hollywood Studios

Aspiring racers of all ages will be all revved up as Lightning McQueen's Racing Academy is now open at Disney's Hollywood Studios. Down Sunset Boulevard, the new attraction is located next to Rock 'n' Roller Coaster at the Sunset Showcase.

Disney Springs NBA Experience Gets Opening Date

Sports fans can kit up and head to Disney Springs for the opening of an all new NBA Experience August Aug. 12, 2019. Collaborating with the NBA, Disney has created a brand new, one-of-a-kind environment packed with 13 interactive elements and hands-on activities across 44,000 square feet and two floors. Guests will feel as if they're at the arena and in the heat of a game as they move through this interactive experience.

Celebrate St. Patrick's Day At Raglan Road In Disney Springs

Looking for someplace fun and festive to spend your St. Patrick's Day while in Walt Disney World? Take our advise and head on over to Raglan Road Irish Pub for the Mighty St. Patrick's Day Festival. This rolicking 3-day event only happens once a year, and will immerse guests in all things Irish. The enormous party full of authentic Irish fun kicks off at 3:00pm Friday, March 15th, 2019 and runs thru to Sunday, March 17th, 2019.

Experience Rivers Of Light At Disney's Animal Kingdom

Disney's Animal Kingdom hasn't always been an all day Park, however over the past couple of years nights in this Park have taken on new life. I am a huge fan of Animal Kingdom after the sun goes down. It wouldn't be a Disney Park without offering a fantastic nighttime show, and Animal Kingdom offers Rivers of Light. Rivers of Light is the Animal Kingdom's first-ever nighttime entertainment offering, lasting for 15 minutes and combining storytelling, brilliant visuals, and a grand musical accompaniment.

Disney on Broadway Concert Series Expands During The Epcot Festival Of The Arts

The 2019 Epcot Festival of the Arts is set to beginning bringing a new world of art and entertainment to guests of the Epcot Theme Park beginning January 18, 2019. and runs through February 25. Disney on Broadway Concert Series expands to all The 2019 Festival will celebrate visual, culinary and performing arts for a whopping 39 day from January 18th until February 25th 2019.