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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.

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.

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15 Vacation Travel Tips For Your Walt Disney World Arrival Day

Being a savvy Disney Traveler isn't something that comes naturally. It's born of years of delays, bad choices, procedural changes and countless tiny errors made while keeping up on the latest Disney news out there. That's OK though, because the team here at Walt Disney World for Grown-ups is ready to help. We've got 15 Vacation Travel Tips For Your Walt Disney World Arrival Day that will get your Disney vacation off to a great start.

Kick Back With A Rose Gold Sunset Margarita At The Barefoot Pool Bar

Summer 2019 Is Disney's season of the rose gold snacks, and you can find these edible delights in one form or another all across property. Most of the pretty pink treats are of the sugary cupcake variety, but I found one that's got a little more grown-up kick to it. The Barefoot Pool Bar at Disney's Polynesian Village Resort is popular with Disney fans for its reliably friendly bar tenders and pleasing tropical cocktails.

Limited Time Extra, Extra Magic Hours Announced For Select Fall Dates

Everybody's talking about the opening of Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge at Disney's Hollywood Studios. This highly anticipated land is expected to bring in guests from around the world just to get a peek. That's why for a limited-time Walt Disney World Resort will be extending an extra special benefit to guests staying at its resort hotels - Extra, Extra Magic Hours.

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.