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Ring in the New Year at the Walt Disney World Resort

If you're planning on celebrating New Year's Eve at the Walt Disney World Resort several of the theme parks have special events planned for Saturday night. Guests at the Magic Kingdom can celebrate on Friday and Saturday night.

Artist Lineup Announced for Epcot International Festival of the Arts

The Epcot International Festival of the Arts starts January 13 and includes visual, culinary, and performing arts. Guests will have a chance to enjoy a showcase of music and Broadway talent during the festival thanks to a collaboration with Disney Theatrical Productions.

Disney News Round-Up: New runDisney Digital Event Guides, Culinary Treats at Epcot’s Festival of the Arts, and More

Happy Wednesday! As we inch closer to the holiday weekend there is still a bit of Disney news out there to look at. Today we're checking out the all-new digital event guides from runDisney and a few more bits of fun news.

The 2017 Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival to Feature New Outdoor Kitchens, New Topiaries

The 2017 Epcot Flower and Garden Festival starts March 1 and runs for 90 days through May 29. The 24th annual Festival will feature two new Outdoor Kitchens, a new princess topiary, expanded Garden Rocks concerts, and much more.

Disney News Round-up: Progressive Dinner Announced at Disney Springs, New Party in the Magic Kingdom, and More

Happy day after Thanksgiving! While you're noshing on leftovers we have some exciting food-themed news to share with you. Next weekend there's a special progressive dinner planned at Disney Springs, and next week a new party is coming to the Magic Kingdom. Read on to find out more.

Disney Announces New Epcot Arts Festival and the Magic Kingdom Adds Cabanas to the Park

A new festival is coming to Epcot in January 2017 featuring art, performance, and food. And, if you're looking for a respite from the crowds at the Magic Kingdom you might want to check out the new cabanas they're adding. It's all in today's' news report.

Disney News Round-up: New Theme Park Ticket Option, Celebrate Mickey’s Birthday, and More

Happy Thursday and welcome to another Disney news round-up! Mickey Mouse is celebrating his birthday tomorrow and everyone can celebrate at the Walt Disney World Resort. Let's check out the rest of today's news.

Disney Food Blog Launches the ‘DFB Guide to the Walt Disney World Holidays 2016’ E-book

Our friends at the Disney Food Blog are celebrating the grand launch of the fully-updated DFB Guide to the Walt Disney World Holidays 2016 e-book. The e-book is full of information and tips on all the holiday events happening at the Walt Disney World Resort this year.

Disney News Round-up: Princess Elena Meet-and-Greet, Dinosaur Refurb Extended, and More

Happy Monday and welcome to another Disney new round-up! Today we're talking about a new princess meet-and-greet at the Magic Kingdom, some other character meet-and-greet news, and much more. Let's check it out.

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Epcot was one of Walt Disney's original visions. Originally standing for the Experimental Prototype Community of Tomorrow, it was actually intended to be much more of the basis for Walt Disney World than the Magic Kingdom. Eventually however his initial vision proved too grand to be carried out and it became the less expansive park that you see today.

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Top Spots For Naps At Walt Disney World

You may be wondering why I'm talking about taking a nap when you've spent so much money for your Walt Disney World vacation. The truth is that between Florida's heat, humidity, and walking 8-10 miles a day, touring the Disney Parks can be down right exhausting. There's no shame in taking a break and closing your eyes.

2018 Holiday Happenings At Walt Disney World

Updated! 9/25/18: Walt Disney World is always a great place to go, but during the winter holidays it just seems like there is a touch more magic in the air. Every nook and cranny of the property is decorated with a festive flair and holiday charm takes over. If you're planning a winter vacation, we've got a few sets of dates you'll want to know.

Five Tasty Tidbits Of Disney Foodie Fun

Theme Park Food isn't something that usually makes your taste buds water, unless of course you are talking about a Walt Disney World Theme Park. The Chefs of the Food & Beverage department are always coming up with creative new products to give their guests some of the most trendy and delicious and trendy they can imagine. Today I've got five tasty tidbits of Disney foodie fun for you to try this Summer.

Things You Won’t See At Walt Disney World This Summer

If there is one thing you can count on when it comes to the Disney Parks, it's that eventually everything will change. Walt didn't intend for his creations to be static museums, but rather exciting places where the imagination could run wild and create an ever bigger and brighter show. Well, I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but there are a few recent changes that have long time Disney fans grumbling. Without further ado, here are the things that you won't be seeing at Walt Disney World this Summer.

Walt Disney World News Round-up April 9th, 2018

You've made it to another Monday! Whether it was spent at home or abroad, I hope that you had a wonderful weekend. Let's take a look at the Walt Disney World News from last week. I wouldn't want you to have missed anything.

Epcot Drink Around The World National Beer Day Challenge

Saturday April 7th is National Beer Day! It's the perfect time to take a stroll around World Showcase Lagoon and taste your way through some global brews. There is a lot of alcohol in this Drink Around The World challenge, but don't forget that Disney Parks are family friendly places. Think about taking on this list over two days, or in a group and sharing your drinks. Be sure to know your limits and drink responsibly. Now - on to the challenge!

New American Indian Art Exhibit At Epcot Explores Innovation and Change

Coming this summer to the American Heritage Gallery at The American Adventure in Epcot is a brand new exhibition called "Creating Tradition: Innovation and Change in American Indian Art". Like previous exhibits that made their home in this space, Disney announce that the new exhibition will feature interactive elements allowing guests will learn about the creative process and inspirations behind the works in the artists own words.

Did Not Finish: My runDisney Princess Half Marathon Story

They say that it's all about the journey, not the destination, and that was certainly true when I made an attempt at completing the 10th Anniversary runDisney Princess Half Marathon this past February. I'll tell you the ending right now - I did not finish. However, I truly think that trying was a rewarding and exhilarating experience. So if you're considering a runDisney Half, but just aren't sure you can, read on to find out why I think you should go for it.

2018 Epcot International Food and Wine Festival Dates Announced

Folks planning Fall vacations in Walt Disney World can look forward to the 23rd Annual Epcot International Food & Wine Festival. The fan favorite event as it returns to Epcot for 75 days packed full of culinary delights, expert seminars, and extraordinary entertainment. Running from August 30 to November 12, 2018 Guest will sip, stroll, and delight in this Disney tradition.