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Rockin’ Burger Block Parties Begin Saturday, September 25 at Epcot Food and Wine Festival

The 20th Epcot International Food and Wine Festival has officially started today. In addition to the Marketplace Booths where you can wine and dine your way around World Showcase, there are many special events planned throughout the festival.

Night of Joy Performance Lineup Announced

The 2015 Night of Joy at the Walt Disney World Resort is scheduled for September 11 and 12 at the Magic Kingdom. Disney has recently announced the official lineup of performers and fans will have a chance to see contemporary Christian artists including MercyMe, TobyMac, and Skillet.

Chase Continues Partnership with Disney Parks and Resorts

Walt Disney Parks and Resorts and Chase are continuing their marketing partnership which includes the Disney Chase Visa debit and credit cards and the popular Chase VIP Lounge at the Epcot International Food and Wine Festival and the addition of three cardholder-exclusive events at this year's festival.

Tickets on Sale Now for Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party and Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party

If you're planning a trip this fall or early winter to the Walt Disney World Resort, tickets for two special events are now on sale.

Tickets for Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party and Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party are available online.

Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party takes place on select nights in September and October at the Magic Kingdom. This hard-ticket event is for kids of all ages and everyone is encouraged to dress in costume.

The Ultimate Day at Star Wars Weekends

As Star Wars fans get closer and closer to the opening weekend of Star Wars Days at Disney's Hollywood Studios (we talked about all the previous information on Star Wars Weekends here), Disney has announced another option for everyone planning to attend this extended event. Disney has created a VIP tour package ( being called The Ultimate Day at Star Wars Weekends) for everyone attending Star Wars Weekend this year.

Holiday Magic Starts at Walt Disney World Resort with Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party and The Osborne Family Spectacle of Dancing Lights

Holiday Magic Starts at Walt Disney World Resort with Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party and The Osborne Family Spectacle of Dancing Lights. As the holiday season quickly approaches, the Walt Disney World Resort has some festival and magical events planned for guests.

Disney Parks Prepare to be ‘Frozen’ Later This Fall

Guests visiting the Walt Disney World Resort and Disneyland in November might notice a slight chill in the air as the parks prepare to be Frozen.

In celebration of Disney's newest animated film, parks on both coasts will have new character meet-and-greets and some other special events that are tied to the film.

13 Reflections of Evil Trading Event at Walt Disney World

Mirror, mirror on the wall... Who is the most evil Villain of all?

Materialize at Epcot during this delightfully sinister event beginning on Friday, September 13th, 2013 and running through Sunday, September 15th, 2013. The "13 Reflections of Evil Trading Event" will include merchandise inspired by our favorite Disney Villains such as Vinylmation, Art & Collectibles, and so much more.

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Why I runDisney

I am so excited to be a part of the WDW for Grownups family! As a new runDisney columnist for WDWFG, I'm hoping to bring some of my running and Disney experience to this community. Please contact me anytime with questions, tips -- anything! I'm looking forward to getting to know all of you in the coming weeks.

Taking A Cab Around Property at Walt Disney World

The complimentary transportation available at the Walt Disney World Resort is one of the key reasons many people chose to stay on property. It's direct and convenient, though often can take more time than I'm willing to spend getting from point A to point B. Then a couple of years ago I discovered the joy of taking a taxi. Taking a taxi on property can save you time, reduce hassle, enhance your comfort and possibly increase the overall enjoyment of your vacation.

D23 Hits the Road for Magical 2012 Events

D23, Disney's Official Fan Club, has announced that it will continue to bring members unique experiences throughout 2012 and host more special events than ever for members and the public. Starting our in Palm Springs at the Smoke Tree Ranch the magic will spread across the country as D23 hits the road and sprinkles pixie dust wherever they go.

Disney Florist Helps Give the Gift of a Memory

The story of Disney Event Group begins with Walt Disney's desire for guests to be able to step into the fantasy and become a part of the story. Situated today in a chic modern office that oozes creativity from every corner, the Disney Event Group is home to five magical departments that can help you to create your own special story. I recently had the honor of a backstage tour with Disney's Enchanted Florist, Jean Volante, who took me behind the scenes to learn more about how she and her team of dream makers help guests give the gift of a memory.

More Grown Up Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party Costumes [Facebook Fans]

The gaggle of spooks and ghouls over at Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party Facebook Fan Page has been chatting it up about what they wear to this year's special events. Here are some more ideas for adult Halloween costumes with some Disney style.

Things To Do for Free at Epcot’s Food & Wine Festival

Epcot's 16th Annual Food & Wine Festival is about to start! From September 30th until November 13th, 2011, Walt Disney World Resort's Epcot Theme Park becomes the center of the culinary world. The cost of festival entry is included in your ticket to Epcot, but adding on special events at can get expensive. Never fear, we're here to show you how to enjoy the delights while staying on budget.

Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party vs. Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party

Both Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party and Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party are popular events at Disney but often I'm asked which one is better. To be honest I don't think there is one right answer to this question but I do think that individually one can be better for you!

Walt Disney World Special Events, Park Time or Party Time?

Time is precious when you're on a Walt Disney World Vacation, and creating your touring strategy is an important part of making the most of it. How do special events that you want to attend factor into your schedule?

Disney Food Blog Mini-Guide to the 2011 Epcot International Food & Wine Festival

Getting ready to head to the 16th Annual Epcot Food & Wine Festival? Still deciding if it's enough to make an entire vacation around? There's so much to see and do at this fantastic Fall event, it can be easy to miss the things that you might really enjoy.

However, just when I thought there was no one single comprehensive source for information, it's Disney Food Blog to the rescue!

Does the Disney World Park Hopper ticket option make sense for you?

"What type of Disney World ticket makes the most sense for me and my family?" is a very common question in Disney World trip planning. Once the number of days of park admission are decided on, the next question is "Do we want Park Hopper option?"