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Pirates of the Caribbean Closing for Refurbishment on May 11

If you're headed to the Magic Kingdom this summer there is one less FastPass+ you'll need. Pirates of the Caribbean is closing down May 11 for a several-months-long refurbishment and won't be open again until sometime in September.

Airspace over Disneyland and Walt Disney World Resort is a No-Fly Zone

There is no flying allowed over the Walt Disney World Resort or the Disneyland Resort. A strict no-fly zone has been in place over both areas since 2003.

The airspace over the Walt Disney World Resort and the Disneyland Resort is considered national defense airspace and violation of the no-fly zone could result in interrogation and even federal prosecution.

Disney is Making Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party an Eco-Friendly Event

Guests at Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party at the Magic Kingdom are likely too busy enjoying the party to think about conservation and recycling.

But behind the scenes, the Magic Kingdom Environmental/Recycling team is hard at work to make the party "green."

Each year the Magic Kingdom Recycle Team works toward supporting Disney's corporate goals when it comes to environmental efforts.

Walt Disney World Listed as One of the Top 20 Brands in 2014 Based on Facebook Followers

The Walt Disney World Resort was recently listed one of the Top 20 brands with the most loyal followers on Facebook.

Based on the brand's Facebook likes and visits it was ranked number 12 on the list.

The top 20 list was compiled by LoudDoor, a research and targeting platform that helps brands reach their ideal customers on Facebook.

Walt Disney World Reaches Tentative Agreement with Unions

Walt Disney World has reached a tentative labor agreement with its largest union group.

The agreement raises the minimum hourly rate for full-time employees to $10 by 2016. The hourly rate will increase to $9.50 next year.

The contract covers the 21,000 full-time workers represented by the Services Trade Council, a coalition of six unions.

Walt Disney World Works to Share the Magic Beyond the Theme Parks in Central Florida

Walt Disney World Resort employs nearly 70,000 cast members in Central Florida and they are committed to investing in the community and improving life in the area.

The contributions to the local community include millions of dollars in taxes for local governments, leadership on community issues, and support of non-profit organizations through thousands of volunteer hours by cast members.

Victoria & Albert’s Receives AAA Five-Diamond Rating for 15th Consecutive Year

For the 15th year in a row, Victoria & Albert's at Disney's Grand Floridian Resort & Spa has been named a AAA Five-Diamond Award winning restaurant.

There are only 15 restaurants in North America with this distinction, and only 59 restaurants made the AAA Five-Diamond list, including 47 in the United States, six in Canada, four in Mexico, and one in the Caribbean.

Nearly 30,000 restaurants are reviewed by AAA each year and 0.2 percent receives the Five-Diamond Award.

Disney Offers to Raise Minimum Wage at Walt Disney World over the Next Two Years

In an effort to match the federal minimum wage sought by President Barack Obama, the Walt Disney Company has offered to increase pay for workers at the Walt Disney World Resort by 25 percent over the next two years

This increase would take the minimum wage rate for hourly Walt Disney World Resort employees to $10 an hour.

Disney Expanding Golden Oak Site to a Total of 400 Homes in Eight Neighborhoods

Golden Oak, the exclusive and gated residential community within the Walt Disney World Resort, is expanding.

The residential area debuted in 2010 and currently includes 100 homes in four neighborhoods. When the area is completed it will be comprised of eight neighborhoods with nearly 400 homes total.

To date, only 40 of the 100 current home sites have been purchased. The homes in Golden Oak range in price from $1.8 to $6 million and all are custom built. The development also features parks, gardens, and natural preserves.

The Four Seasons Orlando Offers a New Level of Luxury in the Orlando Area

When the Four Seasons Resort Orlando at Walt Disney World Resort opens later this summer guests will experience a unique and personal level of luxury.

This includes the ability to request their favorite beverages be stocked in the room's mini-fridges, a free kids club, and luxury car rental for trips to the Disney theme parks.

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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.