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Apple Pay Available at Walt Disney World Resort as of December 10

Guests at the Walt Disney World Resort are now able to utilize Apple Pay at guest relations, merchandise locations, quick service restaurants, lounges, bars, and ticket sales. The ability to use Apple Pay at other locations including table service locations is not yet available.

Hiro and Baymax from ‘Big Hero 6’ to Meet Guests at Walt Disney World and Disneyland

The stars of Big Hero 6 are headed to Disney's Hollywood Studios later this fall.

Hiro and Baymax will be meeting guests at The Magic of Disney Animation beginning sometime in November.

Guests will have a chance to tour the lab from the San Fransokyo Institute of Technology and then meet Hiro and his sidekick in Hiro's garage workshop.

Out in Disneyland guests will have a chance to visit Hiro's workshop near the Starcarde in Tomorrowland.

WonderGround Gallery Merchandise Added to Marketplace Co-Op in Downtown Disney

The Marketplace Co-Op at Downtown Disney has added another boutique area to the retail space, and this one hails from Disneyland.

The WonderGround Gallery now has a showcase of merchandise just inside the doors of the Co-Op.

Guests at Disneyland can find the original WonderGround Gallery at the Downtown Disney District. The west coast store opened in 2012 showcases unique art collections by various artists.

Disney Announces Special Ticket Offer for Parties of Six or More

Just in time for the summer vacation season, Walt Disney World has announced a new ticket offer for parties of six or more.

With the new ticket offer, parties of six or more who purchase a minimum four-day Magic Your Way ticket by June 14 will receive an additional day for free for every member of their party.

Bands Announced for the 2014 Sounds Like Summer Concert Series at Epcot

Summer is a few months away, but it's never too early to start planning your summertime visit to Epcot.

To help in that endeavor, Walt Disney World Resort has announced the lineup for the Sounds Like Summer concert series. The concerts take place in June and July at Epcot in the America Gardens Theater.

Registration Now Open for the Inaugural Disney Fit Challenge

Registration is now open for the first-ever Disney Fit Challenge at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex.

This event is planned for September 26-28 and will feature athletes competing in different fitness challenges that will test their speed, strength, skill, endurance, balance, and powers.

Lobby at Disney’s Polynesian Resort to Close in March for Renovation

If you're a fan of the lobby in Disney's Polynesian Resort, it's time to say your goodbyes.

The lobby is reportedly closing for renovations in March, and the water feature (and the unique smell that came with it) will likely all be a memory when it reopens.

The Polynesian is undergoing renovations ahead of the opening of a Disney Vacation Club section next year. As part of these ongoing renovations, the Wyland Gallery and the Great Ceremonial House have closed, reportedly to make room for expanded dining options.

Florida Residents Can Enjoy Special Savings at the Walt Disney World Resort in Early 2014

Residents of the Sunshine State can take advantage of some special savings this winter and spring at The Walt Disney World Resort.

Disney is offering Florida residents a special park admission offer of three days for $129 plus tax. This offer will get guests into one theme park per day and can be used at any of the Walt Disney World theme parks. There is an option to add a fourth day for an additional $20 plus tax.

Disney’s Swan and Dolphin Hotel to Offer Elf Tuck-ins and More for Holiday Season

Guests as the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Hotel can experience some holiday magic this year with the resort's Holiday Happenings event.

The month-long Holiday Happenings event begins in December and will feature a Florida-themed Santa and Mrs. Claus who will be meeting and greeting guests in Santa's tiki hut. The hut will be decorated with palm trees, flamingos, and reindeer.

Orlando City Soccer Club Will Play 2014 Home Games at ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex

The Orlando City Soccer Club announced plans to play its 2014 home games at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex at the Walt Disney World Resort.
This temporary move occurs as the Lions' home stadium, the Florida Citrus Bowl, is undergoing renovations.

Fans can purchase tickets for the 2014 season immediately, while season ticket holders for 2014 will receive first choice for seats for the 2015 season, which is expected to be the Lions' inaugural Major League Soccer season.

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Celebrate 90 Years With Mickey Mouse

Walt Disney himself once mused "I only hope that we never lose sight of one thing - that it was all started by a mouse." 90 years later, the Walt Disney Company is in full party-prep mode for the birthday of the one and only Mickey Mouse. 90 years is a gigantic milestone for a little fella that stole the hearts of people around the world. One party simply will not do, so Disney is planning celebrations around the globe.

TRON Attraction At The Magic Kingdom

We Disney fans have become pretty used to construction walls over the past few years. I don't think any of us like them, but we usually love what's there when they come down! Over at the Magic Kingdom Park Tomorrowland is getting ready for a pretty exciting addition the new TRON attraction is now under construction.

Chicken Guy! Is Coming To Disney Springs August 2018

The transformation at Disney Springs has created a new wave of amazing food to eat at Walt Disney World. The area has turned into a veritable mecca for foodies wanting to experience cuisine from some of the biggest names in the American culinary world. Just when you think they can't squeeze in one more celebrity chef restaurant into the mix, Chef Guy Fieri and restauranteur Robert Earl announce they're raising the roof off the coop!

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.

Top Ten Tips For Waiting In Long Queues At Walt Disney World

If there is one thing you can count on during your Walt Disney World vacation, it's that you're going to have to wait in line. You can be sure that if you're headed for newer attractions, such as those in Toy Story Land and Pandora: The World of Avatar, the standby wait times are going to be several hours long. That's quite a chunk of time. But as the meerkat says "Hakuna Matata," because we've got the Top Ten Tips For Waiting In Long Queues At Walt Disney World.

Walt Disney World Resort Comparisons: Pools

When choosing a Resort to stay at on a Walt Disney World Vacation, there are a wide variety of options that travelers can use to compare. Disney offers four different resort categories, each offering both subtle and significant differences. In this newly updated post we'll look at a few of the popular amenities that help guests make the decision of which hotel will be best for them.

Bus Times Feature Now On The My Disney Experience App

The complimentary transportation services offered to Walt Disney World Resort guests are one of my favorite things about staying on property. However - the touch and go experience of getting to the bus "on time" has caused stress on more than one occasion. Disney has answered the frustrated cries of guests, and stepped up their transportation game by enhancing the MyDisneyExperience App. Guests leaving from Walt Disney World Resorts will now be able to see upcoming bus departure times.

Incredible Tips To Beat The Summer Weather At Walt Disney World

Summer is prime season at Walt Disney World, but it also has some of the hottest and wettest weather of the year. That shouldn't put a damper on your vacation fun, but you should be sure to do your homework before you go. Read on on to learn some Incredible Summer tips for beating the heat at Walt Disney World.

Rise & Shine Southern Brunch Kicks Off June 24th At Chef Art Smith’s Homecomin’

Chef Art Smith's Homecomin' may just be my favorite restaurant at Disney Springs these days. The friendly spirit and Southern hospitality never fails to make me feel like a cherished guest. I'm excited to share with you that beginning June 24th, 2018 Chef Art and his team are throwin' down a brunch spread that's sure to be a winner.

15 Ways To Build Anticipation For Your Walt Disney World Vacation

We live in an instant world, where most everything we want is delivered to us in minutes. From talking to friends through online media, to grabbing a fast dinner at the drive through, our lives are fast and in the moment. But for most folks, planning a Walt Disney World vacation is a long slow process. How is one planner supposed to keep a family engaged and excited about something that's still months away? Here are 15 expert ways to build anticipation as you wait to depart on your next Disney trip.