Disney News Round-up: Epcot Celebrating Canada’s 150th, Bookings Open for Epcot Festival of the Arts Events, and More

Happy Thursday! We're checking in with some exciting Disney news including new Disney World vacation packages for 2017, reservations for special events at the Epcot International Festival of the Arts and much more!

Reservations open for select experiences at the Epcot Festival of the ArtsReservations open for select experiences at the Epcot Festival of the Arts

If you happen to visit the Canada Pavilion at Epcot between now and July 1, 2017, you can pick up a free button that celebrates Canada's 150th birthday!

Bookings are now open for select experiences at the first Epcot International Festival of the Arts. The experiences include interactive workshops showcasing art and even culinary events. A full list of all events is available here. Dining packages are also available and are paired with the Disney on Broadway concerts.

Disney World just announced new vacation packages for 2017! The first package is a room discount of up to 25 percent off at select hotels. Guests will also get an extra day when they upgrade to a Magic Your Way package with a minimum 4-day ticket. The second package gives guests one free Quick Service meal per person, per night when they book a non-discounted room at select Value resorts. Check out all the special offers here.

The Magic Kingdom has announced a new welcome show beginning January 9. This new park opening allows guests to enjoy Main Street U.S.A. prior to the official park opening. The new welcome show will be performed at the Castle Forecourt Stage at park opening.

And finally, Travel Weekly has named Disney vacation experiences as the best vacations.

What are your thoughts about the news in today's round-up? Let us know in the comments.

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