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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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Channel Your Inner Artist With New Programs At Walt Disney World Resorts

Fun new master classes are popping up at several Walt Disney World Resort hotels to give your family even more vacation adventure. Led by professional artists guests who participate in these programs will create their own Disney inspired masterpieces to cherish forever. It's the perfect way to add a pop of creative magic to your activities outside of the Disney Parks.

Six Benefits To Sleeping In On Your Walt Disney World Vacation

It's vacation time; you've said good-bye to the daily grind, and hello to some rest and relaxation! Relax at Disney? Is that even possible? Most families I know come home telling me that they need a vacation from their vacation. Walt Disney World is packed with more great adventures than should ever be crammed into one trip. None the less, people try. I like to say that I'm an advocate for a kinder, gentler, Disney vacation. One where magical dreams are aided in part by snuggling into plush beds for a good night's sleep.

2019 Military Discounts At Walt Disney World

Disney Parks are honoring active-duty and retired members of the U.S. Military with special offers on theme park admissions and resort stays for most dates in 2019. It's a great way to show our military families that they're appreciated.

A Look Inside Disney's Polynesian Villas Deluxe Studio

On my most recent trip to Walt Disney World I had the experience of spending the night in a Deluxe Studio at Disney's Polynesian Villas & Bungalows. Guests staying at this Disney Deluxe Resort enjoy a taste of the South Pacific on the shores of the Seven Seas Lagoon. A fairly recent addition to one of Walt Disney World's original resort hotels, this classic on the monorail line has only grown in exotic charm over the years.

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.