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Sustainable Florida Recognizes the Walt Disney World Recognized for Energy Conservation

The Walt Disney World Resort was recently recognized by Sustainable Florida for their work with energy conservation and was given the organization's large business best practice award.

The company had set a goal to reduce electrical usage by 10 percent and based the goal on its 2006 consumption. In this year alone, Walt Disney World saved enough electricity to power Space Mountain for 35 years.

Responsibility for MyMagic+ Turned Over to Disney World President George A. Kalogridis

As the full launch of the MyMagic+ project nears, the Walt Disney Company has turned over responsibility of the project to Disney World President George A. Kalogridis.

Kalogridis will have day-to-day oversight on the project and will be in charge of implementing it. Up until this move the project had been led since 2009 by Nick Franklin, Walt Disney Parks and Resorts' executive vice president for next generation experience.

Epcot's Sum Of All Thrills Celebrates 4 Years With A New Pin

Tucked inside Epcot's Innoventions, you will find one of the most fabulous rides that people tend to walk right by. It's the thrilling and interactive 'Sum of all Thrills' presented by Raytheon and it's definitely worth a stop during your next Walt Disney World vacation.

runDisney Releases New Medals for the Princess Half Marathon and the Tinker Bell Half Marathon

Runners participating in Disneyland's Tinker Bell Half Marathon and Disney's Princess Half Marathon races can look forward to new designs on the race medals.

runDisney released the new designs for the medals for the Princess Half Marathon, the Enchanted 10K, the Glass Slipper Challenge, and the Tinker Bell Half Marathon and the Tinker Bell 10K.

Holiday Magic Starts at Walt Disney World Resort with Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party and The Osborne Family Spectacle of Dancing Lights

Holiday Magic Starts at Walt Disney World Resort with Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party and The Osborne Family Spectacle of Dancing Lights. As the holiday season quickly approaches, the Walt Disney World Resort has some festival and magical events planned for guests.

First Lady Michelle Obama to Give the Keynote Address at Disney’s Veterans Institute Workshop

First Lady Michelle Obama will give the keynote address at next month's Veterans Institute workshop at the Walt Disney World Resort.

The Veterans Institute workshop is a free program offered by Disney to inspire companies to employ servicemen and women who are transitioning to the private sector.

Glow With the Show Ears Debut at Disney’s Hollywood Studios as Fantasmic! Celebrates 15 Years

As Fantasmic! celebrated its 15th anniversary at Disney's Hollywood Studios, guests also had a chance to celebrate the debut of the Glow With the Show ear hats.

The ear hats debuted last year at Disneyland and their appearance during Fantasmic! was just the beginning of all things glow ears at the Walt Disney World Resort.

Using the latest technology, these magical ear hats glow and complement the imagery and beat of the fireworks and other nighttime entertainment spectaculars.

B Hotel Coming to Downtown Disney Resort Area in Early 2014

The Downtown Disney Resort Area is getting a new hotel in early 2014.

The B Hotel is scheduled to open in the former Royal Plaza Hotel in February of next year. The hotel is reportedly going to be a part of the Downtown Disney resorts when it opens, making it an Official Walt Disney World Hotel. The former Royal Plaza Hotel was also an Official Walt Disney World Hotel.

Disney Parks Prepare to be ‘Frozen’ Later This Fall

Guests visiting the Walt Disney World Resort and Disneyland in November might notice a slight chill in the air as the parks prepare to be Frozen.

In celebration of Disney's newest animated film, parks on both coasts will have new character meet-and-greets and some other special events that are tied to the film.

Disney Parks Announces ‘Vine Your Disney Side’ Contest to Celebrate Launch of Vine Account

If you've ever wanted to show off your Disney Side, now's your chance.

Disney just launched the Vine Your Disney Side contest as part of the announcement that Disney Parks now has a Vine account. The new Disney Parks Vine account will feature original and fan-created content.

The Vine Your Disney Side contest gives fans a chance to create six-second films celebrating their "Disney Side" - their unique interest in all things Disney whether it's the theme parks or characters or something else.

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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.

Top Spots For Naps At Walt Disney World

You may be wondering why I'm talking about taking a nap when you've spent so much money for your Walt Disney World vacation. The truth is that between Florida's heat, humidity, and walking 8-10 miles a day, touring the Disney Parks can be down right exhausting. There's no shame in taking a break and closing your eyes.

Everything We Know So Far About Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge

Disney's Hollywood Studios is currently undergoing a massive transformation across several areas of the Park. As Toy Story Land nears its opening next month, we've finally gotten an opening time-frame for the highly anticipated Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge. At 14-acres in size new land will transport Guests to planet Batuu, for an adventure that is truly out of this world. So what's the skinny? Read on for everything we know so far about Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge.

Walt Disney World Resort Easter Week News Round-up

Easter Week at the Magic Kingdom will have you hopping with joy as the Easter Bunny greets guests from March 19 through April 1 in the Town Square Courtyard. Then on March 31, and April 1 (Easter Sunday), a special pre-parade will make its way down Main Street, U.S.A. delighting young and old.

Overnight Parking Fees Coming To Walt Disney World Resort Hotels

Yesterday, Walt Disney World announced some changes to their parking fees that have sent rumblings out through the online Disney Fan community. Guests who book their reservation to stay at all Walt Disney World Resort Hotels after March 21 will be charged for overnight parking if they intend to leave their cars at the hotel. The overnight parking fees will be added to the guest's hotel folio at check-out.