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Celebrate the Fourth of July at the Walt Disney World Resort

The Walt Disney World Resort is ready to celebrate the Fourth of July with special fireworks and other entertainment options. And of course don't forget about the year-round patriotic offerings including the Magic Kingdom's Hall of Presidents and 'We the People' at Epcot's American Adventure.

‘The Chew’ Returns to the 2016 Epcot International Food and Wine Festival

The 2016 Epcot International Food and Wine Festival kicks off September 14 and runs through November 14 this year. And today we have some exciting news to report: the cast of ABC's The Chew is returning to the festival this year!

Epcot’s Mexico Pavilion Now Open at 9 a.m. As ‘Frozen Ever After’ Open in Norway Pavilion

The wait is finally over! Frozen Ever After has officially opened in Epcot's Norway pavilion and opening-day reports had the ride's queue at 300 minutes by early morning Tuesday. In an effort to stem the flow of guests into World Showcase, the Mexico pavilion is also opening at 9 a.m.

Walt Disney World News Round-up: Holiday Dessert Party Reservations, Soarin’ Around the World, and More!

Happy weekend and welcome to our Saturday news round-up! We have a lot of news to report including an new holiday-season dessert party and the launch of the all-new Soarin' Around the World at Epcot. Let's check out what's been going on!

New Pandora Store at Disney Springs, June Merchandise Events, and More

Happy June! If you're headed to the Walt Disney World Resort this month get ready for some retail therapy thanks to a full slate of merchandise events at the theme parks and new stores at Disney Springs.

Soarin’ Around the World Takes Flight at Epcot on June 17

In just a few weeks guests can take a flight around the world on Soarin' Around the World at Epcot's The Land pavilion. Right now though, fans have one more chance to enjoy the "classic" version of Soarin' before it is gone forever on June 16.

Summer Officially Starts this Weekend at the Walt Disney World Resort

This weekend is the official start of summer and at the Walt Disney World Resort that means it is time to "Awaken Summer." Each of the four theme parks, and one of the water parks, is celebrating summer with new experiences.

One More Chance to Experience the Classic Soarin’ Before Soarin’ Around the World Debuts

Fans of Soarin' have one last chance to experience the classic version of the attraction before it is gone forever on June 16. The ride, which has been closed for refurbishment, reopens this week with the classic version for a limited run.

Opening Date Announced for Frozen Ever After and Royal Sommerhus at Epcot’s Norway Pavilion

Get your vacation planning spreadsheet ready! Frozen Ever After and the Royal Sommerhus in Epcot's Norway pavilion finally have an opening date. The attraction and new meet-and-greet location will officially open on June 21.

Marketplace Booth Updates, New Culinary Demos, and more at the 2016 Epcot International Food and Wine Festival

The 2016 Epcot International Food and Wine Festival kicks off September 14 for a record 62 days and we're getting a little more information about what we can expect this year. More than 30 festival marketplaces will be part of the festival along with culinary demos, special events, and more.

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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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Options For Thanksgiving Turkey Without Reservations At Walt Disney World

Most guests headed down to Walt Disney World for Thanksgiving this week have had their dining reservations well in hand for some time now. However - if you are still wondering where you'll be able to get a taste of turkey over the holiday, we've got the answers you are looking for. From legs with a fan following to Thanksgiving leftovers on a bun, the restaurants of Walt Disney World are serving up some festive favorites.

Get Your The ‘DFB Guide to the Walt Disney World Holidays 2017′ E-book Today

It's the most wonderful time of the year, and those fine folks over at the Disney Food Blog are celebrating the launch of the fully-updated DFB Guide to the Walt Disney World Holidays 2017 e-book! It's the ultimate planning tool for travelers heading down to Walt Disney World for a fun family holiday.

Limited Advanced Dining Reservations In Epcot Still Available For Thanksgiving

While many fans are right on top of their Walt Disney World advanced dining reservations as soon as that 180 window opens up, others are more laid back when it comes to mealtime. There are certain times of year that you can get a reservation just about anywhere, during the holidays is not one of them. If you plan on spending Thanksgiving in the Disney Parks and are still hoping to snag a great mealtime table for your family, you may want to act soon.

Great Breakfasts under $10 at Walt Disney World

It isn't hard for Walt Disney World guests to find a delicious breakfast at dozens of wonderful table service establishments across the property. However, finding a counter service breakfast with a little more pep can be tricky. The following breakfast options have a bit more personality than the standard breakfast platter and are sure to get you going for your busy day ahead, all for under $10.

Where To Find Pumpkin Flavored Treats This Fall At Walt Disney World

If you haven't been paying attention around your hometown, pumpkin season is in full swing! The fine bakers at Walt Disney World have noticed too and the shelves have been stocked with tasty treats that embrace the flavors of fall. For Americans there always seems to be something comforting about pumpkin, with memories of family times together, where better to share that than on a Walt Disney World vacation.

10 Things To See During The Holidays At Walt Disney World

Holidays at Walt Disney World are right around the corner and I'm looking forward to a variety of exciting activities! It's a fan favorite time of year when the property is decorated with seasonal lights and trim to go along with the bustling activities. Read on to learn 10 exciting things to see during the holidays at Disney.

Shop The Epcot International Food & Wine Festival With shopDisney

There are just a few more weeks until we say goodbye to the Epcot International Food & Wine Festival for another year. If you didn't have a chance to get down to enjoy the culinary extravaganza, or if you were so busy eating your way around the world that you forgot to go shopping no worries! shopDisney.com has you covered with an online selection of some of the most popular souvenirs of the year.

5 Reasons To Love The Walt Disney World Swan And Dolphin

The Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort is a beautiful complex that sits nestled between Epcot and Disney's Hollywood Studios on the shores of Crescent Lake. If you haven't been by recently, you may want to head on over and check it out since the completion of their $140 Million renovation project. The resort has a stylish new look from lobby to guest room, new amenities, and the very latest in technology.

35 Reasons To Love Epcot For The 35th Anniversary

Yesterday Epcot experienced the 35th Anniversary of its opening date with a special ceremony and huge crowds. We wanted to mark the day here on the blog, so the team came up with a list of 35 Reasons We Love Epcot at 35! It was hard to limit our list to just 35 reasons to love Walt Disney World's second gate, but here is our list, in no particular order.

Cool Down With Great Drinks at The Epcot International Food & Wine Festival

The 2017 Epcot International Food & Wine Festival is in full swing at the Walt Disney World Resort. With all the delicious food and wine to indulge in, it can be easy to spend a lot of time out in that hot summer sun. If you're looking for something to help you cool off at the festival, be sure to make a stop at one of these booths at kiosks that are serving up some delicious cool beverages.