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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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Limited Time Extra, Extra Magic Hours Announced For Select Fall Dates

Everybody's talking about the opening of Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge at Disney's Hollywood Studios. This highly anticipated land is expected to bring in guests from around the world just to get a peek. That's why for a limited-time Walt Disney World Resort will be extending an extra special benefit to guests staying at its resort hotels - Extra, Extra Magic Hours.

Goodbye IllumiNations, Hello Epcot Forever

"IllumiNations: Reflections of Earth" will have its last show on September 30, 2019. The nighttime extravaganza has been a staple of Epcot entertainment since it opened in 1999. Over its 20 year run fans have become devoted to its spectacle, making it a popular way to end out your night at the Theme Park. The urge of guests to find the perfect spot to watch has inspired dessert parties, private viewing spaces, and even changes in the design of World Showcase restaurants.

Welcome Spring With News From Walt Disney World

It's spring, and that means wonderful things are taking shape across Walt Disney World. Since this is a time for new beginnings, I thought a news round-up would be in order to tempt you into thinking about your next Walt Disney World vacation.

Crazy For Walt Disney World Popcorn

Walt Disney World know that Americans consume somewhere around 16-17 billion quarts of popcorn each and every year, that's just one of the reasons why you'll find no shortage of the snack throughout the Disney Parks. We love popcorn so much in the U.S. we have both a National Popcorn Day AND a National Caramel Popcorn Day. If you just can't get enough of this old-fashioned whole grain snack that's perfect to pop in your mouth, you'll want to know where to get the goods on your next Disney vacation.

Everything We Know About The Reimagining Of Epcot

Yesterday Disney announced even more exciting news about the updates planed for Epcot, including new green space at the entrance and an entirely new pavilion to take over in the old Wonders of Life pavilion. Do I have your attention? Here's what we know so far about the exciting new restaurants, attractions, and improvements coming to Walt Disney World's Epcot Theme Park!

Disney News Round-up For Monday, February 18th, 2019

The state-of-the-art gondola system Disney Skyliner has been making its first test runs over the past week. The system will conveniently connect Disney's Hollywood Studios and Epcot to four resort hotels- Disney's Art of Animation Resort, Disney's Pop Century Resort and Disney's Caribbean Beach Resort as well as the proposed 15th Disney Vacation Club property, Disney's Riviera Resort.

2019 Epcot International Flower And Garden Festival Food Booths

Time is getting short until the start of the Epcot's 2019 Flower and Garden Festival! The full menus are out and it looks like once again guests at Epcot will have access to some of the most creative and delicious things imaginable coming out of the garden. This year a total of 17 Outdoor Kitchens will join several permanent locations, each one showcasing the freshest flavors of the season.

9 Reasons You Should Book A Disney Trip in 2019

Anyone in my family would tell you that it is always a good year for a trip to Walt Disney World, but many families these days can't always make an annual trip. If you've been debating when to go next, I've got 10 reasons you should book at trip in 2019.

2019 Garden Rocks Concert Series Expands All Festival Long

The Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival will return to Walt Disney World Resort once again March 6 through June 3, 2019. This annual affair sees Epcot bursting with blossoms and blooms in vivid colors, elegant greenery displays, and a dedication to the freshest foods that welcome spring. Of course there's always plenty of music, and in 2019, the festival's Garden Rocks Concert Series will expand to seven days a week at the American Gardens Theater.

Discover Epcot International Festival of the Holidays Kitchens

The winter holidays at Walt Disney World have delighted visiting guests for decades. One of my favorite more recent additions are the Holiday Kitchens at Epcot's International Festival of the Holidays. Tucked in around the 1.2 mile World Showcase promenade, guests will find charming culturally inspired kiosks serving up traditional holiday fare. Sights and sounds of cultures near and far entertain all who come, but it's the flavors of the holidays that keep me coming back.