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Walt Disney World News This Week

Hey! It's been a while since we've had a news round-up around here, so let's take on the flurry information that has been swirling the internet about what's going on down at the Walt Disney World Resort. We've got notes on refurbishments and new resort systems being tested, the winner of the Walt Disney World Marathon, a brand new runDisney event, and the introduction of the 2018 Disney Moms Panel. So keep on reading to discover all that's happening!

Disney Gives Update for the New Disney Skyliner System

Disney announced the Disney Skyliner transportation system this past summer at the D23 Expo, and now we're getting more information about the systems and the Skyliner stations at Epcot, Disney's Hollywood Studios, and three resort hotels.

Disney News Round-up: Moonlight Magic Dates Announced for 2018, Holiday Disney Gift Cards with Trading Pins, and More

Happy Thursday! We're back with another Disney news round-up! Today we have details on the new holiday-themed Disney Gift Cards, the Toys for Tots drive at Disneyland Resort, and much more. Let's check it out.

Disney News Round-up: Disney Cruise Line Edition

Happy weekend! We hope you're having a wonderful holiday weekend with friends and family. Today we have a lot of Disney Cruise Line news including updates on the Disney Magic and much more. Let's dive in!

Disney News Round-up: Ale & Compass Restaurant Now Open, Minnie Van Updates, and More

Happy day before Thanksgiving! If you're traveling today, here's to short lines at the airport and no traffic jams! If you're at home, we hope you're enjoying a great day. In today's round-up we're talking about the brand new Ale & Compass Restaurant at Disney's Yacht Club Resort, a new addition to the Minnie Van rotation, and more.

Disney News Round-up: Star Wars Edition

Happy middle of the week! We're just about a month away from the opening of Star Wars: The Last Jedi and today's news round-up is one with the Force. We have details on Star Wars Galactic Nights, Star Tours: The Adventures Continue, and more.

Disney Holiday News Round-up: Contemporary Gingerbread Display, Menus for the Epcot Festival of the Holidays, and More!

The holidays are in full swing at Disney World and today's news round-up is full of holiday-themed news including details on the menus for the Epcot Festival of the Holidays, gingerbread displays news, and much more! Let's dig in.

Disney News Round-up: Holiday Eats at Disney’s Hollywood Studios, Houston Astros Celebrate at the Magic Kingdom, and More

Happy Tuesday! We're back with another installment of our Disney news round-up. Today we have details on holiday eats including new treats at Disney's Hollywood Studios, the World Series celebration at the Magic Kingdom, and much more.

Celebrate the Holdiays with Special Holiday-Themed Tours

If you're making plans to visit the Walt Disney World Resort this holiday season, there are two specialty holiday tours to add some magic to your visit. Both Disney's Yuletide Fantasy and Holiday D-Lights tours give guests a behind-the-scenes look at the holidays at Disney World.

2018 Epcot Festival of the Arts Runs January 12 through February 19

The 2018 Epcot Festival of the Arts is slated to run for 39 days from January 12 through February 19, 2018. The schedule for next year's Festival is a change from the inaugural event which only ran Fridays through Mondays. Next year just the Disney on Broadway performances are happening Friday through Monday each week.

When it comes to Disney World, trip planning is huge undertaking. In fact, many a first visit to Disney World is marred by a lack of planning. While it might be tempting to think that it's "just a theme park," and that you can show up and have a blast by winging it, the size and complexity of the resort is daunting even for experts. These articles will help you make the most of your Disney trip, and might even introduce you to some activities and attractions you haven't heard about!

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2018 Brings New Perks For Disney Springs Resort Area Hotel Guests

The new year brought exciting new benefits for guests staying at any of the seven great Disney Springs Resort Area Hotels. Located on Hotel Plaza Boulevard, just across the road from Disney Springs, these partner hotels offer many of the same amenities as the Disney Resorts.

What We Know So Far About Toy Story Land Opening In 2018 At Disney’s Hollywood Studios

Coming in Summer 2018, Disney's Hollywood Studios will welcome the first of the much anticipated expansions that are currently under construction. The joyful, toy-full adventure will give guests a toys eye view of the universe within Andy's backyard. Toy Story Land will let fans get a new perspective on the lives of Woody, Buzz, and all the toy box gang in a unique environment that uses familiar toys as the building blocks. What can we expect in this fun new land? Let's take a peek at what we know so far!

5 Tricks Savvy Air Travelers Use For Packing

Packing your bags is one of the most exciting pre-vacation moments; it's an act that marks the end of your countdown and the start of your trip. But - if you don't put some care and thought into the act of packing your bags, you can end up disorganized, unprepared, and even out of money. Here are 5 tricks savvy air travelers use to pack their bags for a successful trip!

Exciting Things Await At Walt Disney World In 2018

Happy New Year! Welcome to 2018! Are you ready for another great year of everything Walt Disney World? Today we're looking forward all the exciting things this 2018 is said to have in store at Walt Disney World. There's so much to look forward to it's hard to contain my excitement!

New Years Eve Fireworks Live Stream From Walt Disney World

New Year's Eve is fast approaching one of my favorite parts of a Disney Holiday is they way they light up the night with dazzling fireworks displays. I'm a sucker for things sparkling in the sky with glorious color and you can be sure that if you'll be spending your first night with Disney you'll be treated to just such a show. Three different Walt Disney World Parks will be ringing in 2018 with fireworks, and thanks to #DisneyParksLIVE there's even a chance to watch from home.

Music On Stage At The Epcot During The Festival of The Arts

Performing arts include some of my favorite types of art, and at the Epcot International Festival of the Arts this January, guests will be treated to some motivating live music as they make their way around the World Showcase lagoon. Three acts will let their audiences experience entertainment, pleasure, and healing for the body and soul. Music moves us throughout our lives, and its just one of the offerings in 2018 at the Epcot International Festival of the Arts.

Hall Of Presidents Reopens At The Magic Kingdom

The Hall of Presidents reopened yesterday at Walt Disney World's Magic Kingdom Park. The attraction returns after a year-long refurbishment that updated show content, as well as adding high-impact projection, sound, lighting to upgrade the entire theater experience.

Epcot’s Festival of the Arts Expands For 2018

In 2017 Walt Disney World introduced guests to a brand new festival that let them explore the extraordinary world of the arts. They gathered together performing artists, visual masters, and culinary innovators to present innovative new programing. The experiment was an astounding success, and in 2018 the Epcot International Festival of the Arts has expanded to include even more.

Have A Joyeux Noël At Epcot International Festival of the Holidays

Traditions from around the world are on display at Epcot's International Festival of the Holidays. Today we make a stop at the France Pavilion for a visit with the good spirit of the season, Pere Noel; then we'll take a peek at the menu of the Alsace Holiday Kitchen. It's Christmas a la francaise with all the self-indulgent treats that inspires.