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Three-Day Charity Walk Planned for This Fall at the Walt Disney World Resort

This November the Walt Disney World Resort will, for the first time ever, be home to a three-day charity walk sponsored by For A Cause.

The Walk The World event is part of the A Walk Around The World Fundraising Walking Event series and is planned for November 14-18.

For A Cause is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that plans multi-day charity walks in vacation destinations. All participants are allowed to walk for the charity of their choice.

Take A Peak At The 2013 Epcot Food and Wine Festival Menus

The menus are out for the 18th Epcot International Food & Wine Festival in Walt Disney World. With 30 fantastic Marketplace Booths scattered around World Showcase Promenade there's sure to be something to tempt the taste of even the pickiest eater. New additions this year include Scotland, the return of Brazil, and a new Coffee Cart in the American Pavilion.

Magic Band Technology Possibly Boosting Guest Spending at Walt Disney World

A few weeks ago we reported on the new accessories available for the Magic Bands currently being tested by some guests at the Walt Disney World Resort. While one might expect a boost in spending thanks to the fun accessories, it appears that the technology behind the bands is also boosting spending by guests.

New Hidden Mickey Pins Arriving at Disney Parks This Month

The next collection of the 2013 Hidden Mickey pins are being released later this month at Disneyland and the Walt Disney World Resort.

If you don't know what the Hidden Mickey Pins are, they're given to cast members to use for pin trading with guests and each pin features a small Mickey Mouse icon. The pins sets are different at Disneyland and Walt Disney World, so if you're lucky enough to make it to both coasts you might have quite a collection!

Tinker Bell Half Marathon Sold Out, Other Races Filling Up Quickly

If you're planning on running any races during the Tinker Bell Half Marathon Weekend or the Disney Princess Half Marathon Weekend, you better run to your computers and register now.

The Tinker Bell Half Marathon sold out within two days after registration opened, and the Glass Slipper Challenge and Enchanted 10K race during the Princess Half Marathon Weekend at Walt Disney World are also sold out.

Walt Disney World Resort Donates Money to Central Florida Charities in Recognition of Disney VoluntEARS

Throughout the month of June the Walt Disney World Resort donated nearly $1 million to nonprofits and community organizations in Central Florida in recognition of more than 230,000 hours donated by Disney VoluntEARS.

The funds - known at Disney EARS to You grants - were earmarked by cast members for 500 nonprofits and service groups, including Give Kids the World, SPCA of Central Florida, and the Central Florida Film Festival.

Disney Pulling All Refrigerators from Resort Hotel Rooms

If you are counting on that in-room fridge on your next stay at a Disney resort, be prepared to be disappointed.

It's being reported by Stitch Kingdom that Disney has announced plans to remove all refrigerators from all resort rooms at The Walt Disney World Resort, Disneyland Resort, and Aulani Resort. The reason for the removals appears to be a possible manufacturer's defect.

Disney World Cast Member Recognized for Workplace Safety

The American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE) has recognized a Disney cast member for dedication and accomplishment in the field of safety.

Cinderella’s Wishing Well Helps Make Dreams Come True

If you've been to the Magic Kingdom, chances are you've stopped at Cinderella's Wishing Well near the castle, made a wish, and tossed in a few coins. What you might not realize is that those coins are actually collected and donated to children's charities.

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Attractions to Relax On in the Magic Kingdom

In the middle of the day you may not need to head back to your room, but sometimes it's nice to take a little break in your touring schedule. These five great attractions let your party keep on touring while still giving everyone the chance to sit down and rest for a few minutes. Whether you want to get off of your feet or you're looking for a little climate control these classic attractions keep the magic alive and can help you rejuvenate.

Planning a Disney Trip with a Non-Disney Fan

If you are anything like me you live for planning your next Disney Vacation, you can see the park maps in your head. You know where you want to eat, and what your plan of attack will be. Any Disney fan would jump at the chance for the trip you're planning, but what if you won't be traveling with a Disney fan? Planning a trip to Walt Disney World with someone who doesn't understand can be a little trickier.

Here are some things to keep in mind:

Epcot's Holidays Around the World

One of the most enchanting parts of the Holidays at Walt Disney World to me is the magical expression of Holidays Around the World at Epcot. Each and every World Showcase pavilion is painstakingly decorated in it's unique cultural style to celebrate the joys of season. While taking a stroll along the 1.2 mile promenade you can immerse yourself in each country's traditions surrounding the winter holidays and listen to the marvelous storytellers.

Disney and the Toys for Tots Foundation

Toys for Tots has been around since 1947 and has served tens of thousands of children in need over the last 64 years. In 1948, Walt Disney and his animators designed a logo for Toys for Tots that is still used to this day. This magical team designed the first poster used and distributed to promote awareness of the foundation.

Very Merrytime Christmas By The Numbers

It's the hap-happiest time of the year and Walt Disney World is known by it's fans to decorate like no place else with garland, wreaths, twinkling lights and glitter. But what does a Disney holiday look like at sea? Just like on land the amazing elves that work with Disney's Enchanted Florist go to work and transform Disney Cruise Line ships into true winter wonderlands during the holidays.

Magic Kingdom's Ye Olde Christmas Shoppe

Haul out the holly because it's the right time to start gathering together the magical trimmings that give your holiday home that Disney touch. It doesn't matter if you're shopping in the parks or sitting at home online, Disney has fabulous gear to spread some holiday cheer.

5 Reasons to Love Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort

Disney's Coronado Springs Resort isn't always the first choice of families headed down to Walt Disney World due to out of the way location and busy convention space. That's a pity though, because this Disney Resort gem has a lot to offer its guests! From the full service feeling at check in to the truly chic resort rooms, Disney's Coronado Spring truly holds its own. In no particular order, here's 5 great reasons to love this hotel!

Star Wars Land Coming to Disney's Hollywood Studios

No longer just a rumor, we're thrilled to share that Bob Iger announced at D23 that Star Wars Land will be coming to both the Disneyland Resort in California, and Walt Disney World in Florida!

Are you ready for Star Wars Land!?

5 Reasons to Love Disney’s Contemporary Resort

Disney's Contemporary Resort is not only one of the original Walt Disney World Hotels, but it remains one of the premier destinations for Disney travelers both staying at the property or just coming for a visit. Its unique A-frame design sets the stage for the massive Grand Canyon Concourse that holds shopping, dining, an original Mary Blair mural, and the monorail which runs right through!