Back To The Polite Pig At Disney Springs

Back To The Polite Pig At Disney Springs

Back in business at Disney Springs.

Take A Look At Disney Springs New Health and Safety Measures

Take A Look At Disney Springs New Health and Safety Measures

Guests get their first look at the new normal for Walt Disney World.

Before You Head Back Read Disney's COVID-19 Disclaimer

Before You Head Back Read Disney's COVID-19 Disclaimer

We all need to remember that safety is never 100% guaranteed.

Health and Safety Policies For The Reopening of Disney Springs

Health and Safety Policies For The Reopening of Disney Springs

What you need to know as Walt Disney World begins its incremental reopening.

May 20th Begins The Phased Reopening Of Disney Springs

May 20th Begins The Phased Reopening Of Disney Springs

Some third party vendors will get back to work later this month.

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Ridley Pearson Kicking Off 'Kingdom Keepers IV' Book Tour in Downtown Disney

Ridley Pearson will be at Downtown Disney April 4 to kick off a book tour promoting his newest novel "Kingdom Keepers IV: Power Play." After a stop at Disney's Hollywood Studios April 5, the tour brings the author to both coasts as well as points in between.

"Kingdom Keepers IV: Power Play" is the latest installment in the popular young adult series that features teenagers taking on the dark forces lurking around Walt Disney World.

Here's the complete list of dates and places for the upcoming book tour:

Once Upon a Toy
Downtown Disney Marketplace

Top 5 reasons to stay at Polynesian Resort

Sandy shores. Drum beats. Pineapple drinks with paper umbrellas. This is the Polynesian Resort, and here are the top 5 reasons why you should stay there!

New Medal for 2012 Disney Marathon Weekend

Runners, lace up your shoes for the 2012 Disney Marathon weekend, which is set for January 5 through January 8. Registration opened up this past week, and runners have several options to choose from.

The Disney Marathon is a 26.2 mile course that winds its way throughout the four parks. Those wanting to participate in the marathon, but not wanting to run the full distance, can pair up with a partner for the Disney Marathon Relay in which each runner will be responsible for 13.1 miles. Both options will share the same course.

The Lawnmower Tree

Fort Wilderness Resort, located on Bay Lake near Wilderness Lodge and just past the old River Country water park, is one of the most historical locations in Walt Disney World.

One of the original "resorts" in the park, this campground, which has expanded now to include cabins, has its own following of dedicated fans, and is the site of many fan favorite attractions, like Hoop Dee Doo Musical Revue and Trail's End Restaurant.

Sneak Peek of the Haunted Mansion's New Queue

It's one of Walt Disney World's best-known and most-loved attractions, and now its queue is getting an update. Thanks to the Disney Parks Blog, fans and guests can get a glimpse of the line now through a video they released just this past week.


Epcot Experimenting With New Entry

Disney always seems to be experimenting with different ideas in their parks, and recently they were spotted testing out a new way to enter Epcot at the main entrance. Their objective? To see if the experimental entryway would make entering the park easier.

It appears that for the experiment the turnstiles have been removed, allowing for a wider opening. This may just be of benefit to those in wheelchairs or with strollers, and may help ease congestion that tends to build around turnstiles.

Disney Donates $2.5 Million to Red Cross

As all eyes continue to watch Japan in the aftermath of last week's devestating earthquake and tsunami, the Walt Disney Company is making a $2.5 million contribution to the Red Cross to aid efforts in that country. Disney also has set up a charitable giving program for all its employees and will match each dollar donated with a dollar up to an additional $1 million.

More 40th Anniversary Disney Parks Merchandise

We reported on some of the great Walt Disney World 40th Anniversary Merchandise not too long ago, and we've recently found some more that we think you'll love (we sure do!).

Messenger Bag
First up -- a messenger bag. Decorated with the original Magic Kingdom logo, this extremely soft and durable-looking bag will make happy anyone who has to tote around several thing each day.

Cast Member Working on Animal Kingdom Ride Dies

A 52-year-old Disney cast member working on the Animal Kingdom's Primeval Whirl ride died on Monday. Russell Sherry Roscoe of Webster, Florida, sustained head injuries when he was struck by one of the ride's moving vehichles and later died at an area hospital.

Walt Disney World President Meg Crofton said in a statement released Monday:

"Our Walt Disney World community has experienced a tragic loss. We extend our heartfelt condolences to Russ Roscoe's family and we are working to assist them during this difficult time; our thoughts and our prayers are with them.

Best spots at Walt Disney World for St. Patrick's Day

If you're lucky enough to be at Disney World today celebrating Spring Break, then you truly got the luck 'o the Irish for St. Patrick's Day! If you want an authentic Irish experience for St. Patrick's Day, we've got the best spots to head to!