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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.

New Experiences Debut this Summer at the Walt Disney World Resort

Summer officially begins on Memorial Day Weekend at the Walt Disney World Resort with the debut of several new experiences at Disney's Animal Kingdom. But the magic continues throughout the summer as new experiences and attractions open at all four theme parks.

Updates on Toy Story Land, Frozen Ever After, and More at the Walt Disney World Resort

We have more exciting news coming out of the 'Awaken Summer' press event at Walt Disney World, including information on the opening of Frozen Ever After, Soarin' Around the World, and an update on Toy Story Land.

Disney Vacation Club Eliminates Discounts for Resale Market Buyers

Disney Vacation Club has changed its policy on discounts and other membership extras for new buyers who are purchasing an ownership interest via the resale market. The changes are effective immediately.

Performers Announced for the 2016 Sounds Like Summer Concert Series at Epcot

Epcot is ready to rock this summer starting June 5 when the Sounds Like Summer concert series kicks off. This year's lineup includes three new acts and shows are performed daily at the America Gardens Theater in the American Adventure Pavilion.

Registration Opens March 29 for Disney Wine & Dine Half Marathon Weekend

Registration for this year's Disney Wine & Dine Half Marathon Weekend opens in one week and this year there are a couple new events on the list. runDisney has added a 10K race and a brand new challenge to the menu for the race weekend.

Walt Disney World Resort Reportedly Testing Premium Parking at the Magic Kingdom and Epcot

If you choose to park at the Magic Kingdom or Epcot while visiting the Walt Disney World Resort, you might soon be able to pay more money to get a "premium" parking spot that is closer to the main entrance of the parks.

D23 Announces Several Special Events for Members

D23: The Official Disney Fan Club is hosting several special events for Gold Members during the next the next few weeks. Two of the events are taking place at the Walt Disney World Resort and two are planned for next week in Chicago. Read on to find out more details.

Disney Cuts Back on Employee Hours, Makes Other Adjustments at Theme Parks

Despite the fact that Shanghai Disney is half a world away the new resort's budget woes and construction delays are reportedly having a negative impact on Disney's domestic theme parks on both coasts. According to several reports, Disney World is cutting hours for some of its cast members.

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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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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.

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.