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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.

New Food Choices Make It Easy to Eat Healthy While at the Walt Disney World Resort

Eating at the Disney Parks doesn't always have to mean turkey legs, burgers, pizza, or chicken nuggets. There are now healthy food choices available at each park in the Walt Disney World Resort.

Last week Prince Eric's Village Market opened in New Fantasyland in the Magic Kingdom, and guests will find Odwalla lemonade served with a fruit garnish, bottled water, juices, and teas, and snacks including fresh fruit, hummus, and Greek yogurt.

Largest Electric Car Rental Fleet in the Country Launches in Orlando with Walt Disney World Resort as a Partner

The next time you visit Orlando for a Walt Disney World vacation, maybe think about going green and renting an electric car.

The nation's largest electric car rental fleet is launching in Orlando as part of the Drive Electric Orlando program. And the Walt Disney World Resort is a partner in the program.

Interactive Glow with the Show Ear Hats to Debut at Walt Disney World Resort in October

If you've been to Walt Disney World, chances are you own at least one Mickey Mouse Ear Hat, and starting next month you can add an interactive, color-changing ear hat to your collection.

The Glow with the Show ear hats - which arrived at Disneyland in the summer of 2012 - are set to make their debut on October 15 during the 15th anniversary of Fantasmic! at Disney's Hollywood Studios.

Many Disney Cast Members Find Path to Careers through Historically Black College and University Experience

Disney cast members come from all around the country and the world, and each take a different path to their careers. And for some, that path starts during their Historically Black College and University (HBCU) education.

The HBCU are colleges and universities in the United States, established prior to 1964, that with the intention of serving the African-American community. There are 106 historically black colleges and universities in the US.

The Walt Disney World Resort employs many HBCU alumni in many different roles.

Haunted Mansion Dooney & Bourke Bag to Debut at Disney Parks on Friday the 13th

The Haunted Mansion is getting its very own Dooney & Bourke handbag, and the purse is debuting on Friday, September 13.

This spooky new bag features a grey and black color palette with a pattern that is reminiscent of the wallpaper in the halls of the Haunted Mansion. The inside of the purse is a deep red colored fabric. The purse also has a special hangtag featuring the attractions iconic logo.

Meet Disney Legend and Author Marty Sklar at Book Events in Disneyland and Walt Disney World

Disney Legend and retired Imagineering executive Marty Sklar has authored a new book Dream It! Do It!: My Half-Century Creating Disney's Magic Kingdoms, detailing his half-century long Disney career including working as Walt's right-hand man and helping to open 9 of the 11 Disney parks around the world.

Dapper Day Events Celebrate Stepping Out in Style at Disney Parks

For the past couple of years there has been an unofficial yet very fashionable event happening at the Walt Disney World Resort, Disneyland Resort, and Disneyland Paris. It's called Dapper Day and it's a chance for attendees to look their best while visiting the parks.

Those participating in Dapper Day are encouraged to dress in sophisticated fashion - from vintage to contemporary styles - and active or retired military are encouraged to wear their dress uniforms.

Raglan Road Hosting the Great Irish Hooley During Labor Day Weekend

If you're searching for good food, great music, and maybe some Celtic dance this weekend at the Walt Disney World Resort, then you need to stop at Raglan Road Irish Pub & Restaurant for a big Irish celebration.

The Great Irish Hooley - which is Irish slang for a party or celebration - is returning for a second year after great success last year. The event will feature traditional Irish food from celebrity chef Kevin Dundon, live music, and even dance workshops.

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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.

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.

Catch The Sprit As Princess Half Marathon Weekend Kicks Off at Walt Disney World

On Friday I'm headed down for the 10th annual runDisney Princess Half Marathon at Walt Disney World Resort, sponsored by Children's Miracle Network Hospitals. More than 50,000 of my closest friends and I will don our tutus and tiaras to walk and run in the events at the largest women-focused running event in the nation.