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Star Wars Half Marathon Announced for Walt Disney World Resort

The Walt Disney World Resort is turning to the Dark Side. runDisney has announced an all-new half marathon weekend, the Star Wars Half Marathon: the Dark Side. The race pays homage to the dark side of the Force, and now the Disneyland Star Wars Half Marathon will be called "The Light Side."

Soarin’ Around the World Coming to Epcot in 2016

One of the most popular attractions at Epcot is getting an upgrade. Soarin' is set to become Soarin' Around the World sometime in 2016. The high-flying trip over California will be no more as guests will now get to "travel" around the world without needing a passport.

Reedy Creek Proposing to End Special Operations and Response Team

The Reedy Creek Improvement District, the county-level government agency that provides fire and rescue services to the Walt Disney World Resort, is proposing an end to its special operations and response team. The team is trained to rescue people from collapsed building among other jobs.

Disney Updates My Disney Experience to Allow Guests to Opt-Out of Additional MagicBands

If you're a frequent visitor to the Walt Disney World Resort it's possible that you have a lot of used MagicBands cluttering your junk drawer. Or maybe you've found a creative way to re-purpose them in some crafty form.

New ‘Frozen’-themed Gift Packages Available from Disney Floral and Gifts

It is the Coolest Summer Ever at the Walt Disney World Resort and if your kids are still hooked on all things Frozen, you can surprise them with the new Frozen-themed gift packages available from Disney Floral and Gifts.

New Police Substation to be Built at Walt Disney World Resort

The Walt Disney World Resort is building a $2.5 million substation for the Orange County Sheriff's Office. The new substation is scheduled to open in October. Currently the 36 deputies, 20 administrators and clerks, and seven detectives that serve Disney are housed in a fire station operated by Reedy Creek.

Enjoy Outdoor Recreation Options at the Walt Disney World Resort

If you're looking for outdoor fun at the Walt Disney World Resort there is more to do beyond walking the theme parks and swimming at your resort hotel's pool. Guests can enjoy fishing, tennis, golf, horseback riding, water sports, and even surfing!

Next Phase in Disney Springs Transformation is the Town Center Area

As Downtown Disney continues to be transformed into Disney Springs, the next phase of the project is the Town Center. This new district is currently under construction in an area that was used for guest parking and will be home to many nationally-recognized retail shops, including large-scale retail stores.

Walt Disney World Resort’s PhotoPass Adds Attraction Videos and Animated Magic Shots

Everyone takes photos during their Walt Disney World vacation whether those photos are candid shots, selfies, or group pictures. And while taking your own pictures is easy guests can also take advantage of Disney's complimentary PhotoPass service.

Teen Beach 2: Beach Party Coming to Typhoon Lagoon for ‘Coolest Summer Ever’

Get ready to celebrate the 'Coolest Summer Ever' at the new summertime dance party Teen Beach 2: Beach Party at Typhoon Lagoon. This dance party is inspired by the upcoming Disney Channel movie Teen Beach 2, the sequel to last summer's hit Teen Beach Movie.

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Go Directly To Your Room With MyDisneyExperience

Skip waiting in line to check-in at your Walt Disney World Resort hotel and head straight to your room! It's easy to do when you use the MyDisneyExperience app. Less time waiting in line at the hotel, means more fun for the whole family!

Deck Your Disney Hotel Room With Holiday Decor From Disney Floral & Gifts

Winter break is an extremely popular time for a Walt Disney world vacation, but being away from home during holidays can sometimes feel a little cold. Especially when the holidays have traditions attached that aren't very portable, like Christmas Trees. But when you travel with Disney you don't have to worry about missing a thing because year after year Disney's Enchanted Florist work overtime to deck the halls like nowhere else.

Magic Is In The Details On Main Street U.S.A.

Walking beneath the Main Street Railroad Station at Walt Disney World's Magic Kingdom, guests find that they have been transported back to a fantasy home town. Main Street U.S.A. is the first land visitors encounter at the Magic Kingdom, and its nostalgic details will have you yearning for a time that never was and yet always will be.

Halloween Treats Sweep Into The Magic Kingdom

Seasonal goodies are a treasured tradition at Walt Disney World, and the spooky goodies inspired by a hauntingly good time have arrived. Foodie fans will be pleased with the growing selection of both sweet and savory delicacies. The list below will let you know what will be around daily, and what you can expect as an exclusive snack for Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party guests.

5 More Things To Do On Your Departure Day At Disney

People are always asking me what to do on days at Walt Disney World that they don't really have the time to get in a Park visit. We've explored some of the many options offered in our previous post What To Do On Arrival & Departure Days At Walt Disney World, but it really just scratches the surface. Here are 5 more things to do on your departure day at Disney.

Walt Disney World’s Free Dining Offer Is Back For 2018

Walt Disney World's Free Dining Offer is back for 2018! The popular vacation incentive is being offered to guests looking to book select dates in August, September, November, and December 2018.

Top 5 Ways to Cure Your Disney Vacation Hangover

We've all been there. Maybe it happens as soon as you board the not-so-Magical Express to the airport, or maybe it happens as you exit Walt Disney World property and see that very sad sign where Mickey says "See You Real Soon." Reality sets in and you realize that you're suffering from the Disney Vacation Hangover, also known as the post-Disney vacation blues.

Trattoria al Forno Opens at Disney’s Boardwalk

The newest restaurant at the Walt Disney World Resort is officially open. Trattoria al Forno, located at Disney's BoardWalk Inn, started serving guests on December 18 and is open for breakfast and dinner seatings.

Price of Walt Disney World Theme Park Tickets Increased for Second Time in Less Than a Year

For the second time in less than a year, the Walt Disney World Resort has raised the price of admission for all four theme parks.

A one-day ticket for the Magic Kingdom will now cost $99 for guests age 10 and older. This $4 increase makes the Magic Kingdom the most expensive Disney Park.

Celebrate the New Year with Fine Dining and Fireworks at the Walt Disney World Resort

If you're ringing in 2014 at the Walt Disney World Resort, there are many magical and delicious ways to celebrate.

The Magic Kingdom will be presenting Holiday Wishes: Celebrate the Spirit of the Season at 9 p.m. on December 30 and 31, and there will be a special presentation of Fantasy in the Sky Fireworks at 11:50 p.m. on both nights.

If you're spending New Year's Eve at the Magic Kingdom, there's a special ticket fireworks dinner and dessert party at the Tomorrowland Terrace.