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July Merchandise Events Announced for Walt Disney World Resort

The Walt Disney World Resort has announced a slate of special merchandise events for the month of July. If you're visiting next month you'll have a chance to meet popular artists, check out a new Dooney & Bourke collection, and more.

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.

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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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runDisney Kicks Off The 25th Annual Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend

This week more than twenty thousand runners will be stepping off on their own personal journeys to greatness as they try and conquer the runDisney Walt Disney World Marathon presented by Cigna. For 25 years this annual event has taken runners along the 26.2-mile course through Disney's Animal Kingdom, Disney's Hollywood Studios, Magic Kingdom and Epcot. The only runDisney course that goes through all four parks, this is the race that started it all.

Exciting Things Await At Walt Disney World In 2018

Happy New Year! Welcome to 2018! Are you ready for another great year of everything Walt Disney World? Today we're looking forward all the exciting things this 2018 is said to have in store at Walt Disney World. There's so much to look forward to it's hard to contain my excitement!

New Years Eve Fireworks Live Stream From Walt Disney World

New Year's Eve is fast approaching one of my favorite parts of a Disney Holiday is they way they light up the night with dazzling fireworks displays. I'm a sucker for things sparkling in the sky with glorious color and you can be sure that if you'll be spending your first night with Disney you'll be treated to just such a show. Three different Walt Disney World Parks will be ringing in 2018 with fireworks, and thanks to #DisneyParksLIVE there's even a chance to watch from home.

Music On Stage At The Epcot During The Festival of The Arts

Performing arts include some of my favorite types of art, and at the Epcot International Festival of the Arts this January, guests will be treated to some motivating live music as they make their way around the World Showcase lagoon. Three acts will let their audiences experience entertainment, pleasure, and healing for the body and soul. Music moves us throughout our lives, and its just one of the offerings in 2018 at the Epcot International Festival of the Arts.

Epcot’s Festival of the Arts Expands For 2018

In 2017 Walt Disney World introduced guests to a brand new festival that let them explore the extraordinary world of the arts. They gathered together performing artists, visual masters, and culinary innovators to present innovative new programing. The experiment was an astounding success, and in 2018 the Epcot International Festival of the Arts has expanded to include even more.

Have A Joyeux Noël At Epcot International Festival of the Holidays

Traditions from around the world are on display at Epcot's International Festival of the Holidays. Today we make a stop at the France Pavilion for a visit with the good spirit of the season, Pere Noel; then we'll take a peek at the menu of the Alsace Holiday Kitchen. It's Christmas a la francaise with all the self-indulgent treats that inspires.

Disney Holiday Stocking Stuffers Under $20

Have you been making your way through a holiday gift list? I'm finally down to the stocking stuffers! In my family these great little pops of personality are always something under $20 and often something fun or funny that the recipient can play with! Of course, there's always the one joker who stuffs in a pair of socks. Disney stocking stuffers to add a little Disney magic to your holiday happenings, and are the perfect way to share a smile.

Say Buon Natale To Italy’s Offerings For Epcot International Festival of the Holidays

The world is full of beautiful traditions during the winter holidays, with rich stories and traditions that weave a tapestry of holiday delights. Where else but Epcot can you experience the world's holiday traditions in one place than at the 11 World Showcase pavilions. The Epcot International Festival of the Holidays surrounds guests with vivid experiences in sights, sounds, and taste that create special and magical holiday memories.

A Glorious Celebration Of Christmas: Epcot’s Candlelight Processional

One of the most loved events of the holiday season at Walt Disney World is the Candlelight Processional at the American Gardens Theater in Epcot. Each night between now and December 30th, a revolving cast of celebrity narrators will offer guests a glorious retelling of the biblical Christmas story, accompanied by a 50-piece orchestra and a magnificent mass choir. Happening three times per night, the Candlelight Processional takes place at 5:00, 6:45, 8:15 p.m. and is included with your admission to the Epcot Theme Park.

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.