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New Star Tours Attraction Debuts in May

It's been a long, nine month hiatus, but we can finally see the light sabre at the end of the tunnel. Amid the flourish and festivities that surrounded the official debut of the ship the Disney Dream, Disney let fans know that the popular Star Tours will be back in action May 20 at Disney's Hollywood Studios.

Star Tours: The Adventure Continues has received a complete overhaul during its time out of commission. Guests will have a completely new experience with this revamped and reimagined 3D adventure that includes a new pilot, new droids and new excursions into space.

Chocolate, Wine & Romance, Waldorf-Astoria Style

Just in time for Valentine's Day, the swanky Waldorf-Astoria Orlando will be hosting Chocolate, Wine & Romance weekends first on February 12-13 and again February 19-20.

The upscale hotel is featuring special pricing for these luxurious getaways where guests have plenty of opportunities to indulge in wine and chocolate. As an added bonus, the hotel is within the gates of Walt Disney World which enables guests to indulge in some fun as well.

Disney Bridal Showcase Coming in March

If you've ever dreamed of a Disney wedding, you might want to mark your calendar. Walt Disney World's Grand Floridian Resort and Spa will host a very special Bridal Showcase March 18 - 20.

Couples thinking of tying the knot at Walt Disney World will be given the opportunity to learn all about Disney weddings. Tours of areas used for ceremonies and receptions are a highlight of the Showcase. Prospective brides and grooms will also have the chance to attend question and answer sessions with the Disney wedding team.

$25 Million Renovations for Sheraton Safari

The Sheraton Safari recently gained some new owners and will undergoing a transformation to the tune of $25 million. Earlier this month, the New York-based companies AREA Property Partners and Winston Harton Holdings, LLC, purchased the hotel for an undisclosed amount.

Renovations on the 489-room hotel were set to commence immediately following the sale with an anticipated completion in spring 2012. The hotel will keep the Sheraton name even after the renovations are complete.

The Sheraton Safari is located on Apopka Vineland Road right outside Walt Disney World.

Walt Disney World Safari VIP Weekend With Jane Goodall

The answer: seeing Disney a whole new way while rubbing elbows with a noted primatologist and helping out a great cause. The question: what could you be doing on February 18-21 of this year? Dr. Jane Goodall is heading up the Walt Disney World Safari VIP Weekend, a fundraising event that will benefit the Jane Goodall Institute.

2011 Disney Fan Club Events Announced

D23, the Official Disney Fan Club, has a great line up of events planned for 2011. The club has a wide range of activities that is sure to please Disney fans of all ages, so mark your calendars now.

On January 29, there is a special preview screening planned of the new Disney Junior show "Jake and the Never Land Pirates." Two eleven minute episodes of the animated series will be shown at the preview, and star David Arquette, who provides the voice for Skulky, will be on hand with Disney Geek Jeff Epstein for a Q & A session.

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A Wish Come True from Disney Floral and Gifts

Take note Prince Charming, because the Memory Makers of the Disney Florist have completely captivated me again with their brand new two day romantic experience. "A Wish Come True" is the perfect way to spoil your valentine with fairy tale to remember.

MyMagic+ Set to Roll Out at Walt Disney World

Earlier this week Chairman of Walt Disney Parks and Resorts, Tom Staggs, offered fans a glimpse into the future. The details of the $1 billion NextGen program have been much speculated over the past few years, but it's about to begin a major roll out to the public and "push the boundaries of the [Walt Disney World] guest experience."

Four Unique Breakfasts at the Disney Resorts

Last week we covered four fantastic breakfast eateries inside the Disney Parks. This week we're taking a look at a couple fan favorites, and some truly unique breakfast options at Walt Disney World. Whether you're staying at one of the hotels, want to get some resort hopping in, or head to Downtown Disney for some shopping, these eateries are going to help fuel both your body and spirit so you're in top condition for your day ahead.

Four Fantastic In Park Breakfasts at Walt Disney World

When talking about Disney Dining there's often a big focus on what's for dinner, sometimes we tend to forget that there are other meals in the day. At heart, I'm a breakfast girl, and some of you out there may be as well, after all "they" say it's our most important meal. I love all sorts of breakfast foods, and with late nights at the park my family tends to sleep in and often we don't even get out of the room before 10:00am.

The Magic Kingdom's Liberty Belle Riverboat

Located in Liberty Square at Walt Disney World's Magic Kingdom you can find one of the more unique vessels in the Disney Fleet. An authentic steam powered stern mounted paddle wheeler ferrying guests along the Rivers of America named the Liberty Bell.

Ticketed New Years Eve Events at Walt Disney World

If you are headed to Walt Disney World for New Year's Eve but don't want to fight the crowds on Main Street USA, there are many venues across property just waiting to celebrate with you! 2013 will be the year of Limited Time Magic and you'll have to act fast to catch many special fleeting moments of merriment that will surprise and delight Disney Parks guests with something new each week in 2013!

Tradition of the Pickle Tree in Epcot's Germany Pavilion

One of my favorite Disney Christmas traditions can really be found all year long in the Germany Pavilion at Epcot. For may family, it began back in the 1980s when my Dad, who for some unknown reason, became a huge fan of The Pickle Tree.

Splitsville Luxury Lanes Open at Downtown Disney

It's an exciting day at Downtown Disney with the grand opening of the Splitsville Bowling Alley. This upscale, retro boutique bowl is the largest of the chain featuring 30 lanes and 50,000 square feet of family entertainment.

5 Reasons You Should Run the Disney Wine & Dine Half Marathon

The Disney Wine & Dine Half Marathon was held a few short weeks ago and in my opinion, it is the BEST runDisney event! Here are the top 5 reasons on why you need to run this race next year:

1. Great Weather.

The Haunted Mansion: Legend of the Bride's Ring

Once upon a time in Liberty Square there was a turnstile located at the exit of the Haunted Mansion. When the turnstile was removed the portion that anchored it to the ground still remained. A little piece of sawed off pipe that scared the ground of the exit, a scar that looked vaguely like a ring. Time went by and soon fans created a story to go along with the scar, and the rumor spread that it was the ring of the bride from the ride's attic.