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Disney News Round-up: Delicious Chef Series, Special Offers at Disney Springs Hotels, and More

Happy Friday! We're almost to the weekend, but first it's time to check out the latest Disney news including dates for the Delicious Chef Series, special offers for teachers at Disney Springs Hotels, and more.

Night of Joy 2017 Ticket Information Announced

The 2017 Night of Joy takes place this fall on September 8-9 at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex. Disney has recently announced additional ticket information for guests including new ticketing options that feature a theme park ticket.

Happily Ever After Debuts at the Magic Kingdom

Happily Ever After debuted last Friday night at the Magic Kingdom, replacing the popular nighttime fireworks show Wishes. The new nighttime spectacular features fireworks, projections, and even Tinker Bell!

Disney Cruise Line Announces Fall 2018 Sailing Itineraries

Disney Cruise Line has announced its fall 2018 sailing itineraries, including new sailings from New York City to Bermuda and three sailings from New York City to Port Canaveral with stops at Walt Disney World and Castaway Cay.

Disney News Round-Up: New Dining Options at Caribbean Beach Resort, ‘American Idol’ Returning to Television on ABC, and More

Happy Thursday! We're catching up on a lot of Disney news today including the new dining options at Disney's Caribbean Beach Resort, a second life for American Idol on ABC, and the new exotic Magic Shots at Disney's Animal Kingdom.

Tuesday News Round-Up: Celebrate Mother’s Day at Disney World, Vacation Offer Announced, and More

Happy Tuesday and welcome to another new round-up! Today we're talking about celebrating Mother's Day at Walt Disney World, a new summer room-rate offer, and a change in bus routes at Disney's Coronado Springs Resort.

Disney News Round-up: Happily Ever After Debuts May 12, ‘Cars 3’ Preview, and More

Happy Monday! We're starting the week off with a few news tidbits including an extended sneak preview for the new Disney/Pixar film Cars 3 and the debut of the Magic Kingdom's new nighttime spectacular.

Take a Banshee Home from Windtraders on Pandora – The World of Avatar

On your next visit to Pandora - The World of Avatar be sure to stop by The Rookery inside Windtraders. That's where guests will be able to choose a banshee of their very own.

Thrilling 'Avatar Flight of Passage' to Open May 27 in Pandora - The World of Avatar

When Pandora " The World of Avatar opens later this month at Disney's Animal Kingdom, guests will have a chance to fly on the back of a banshee on the totally immersive attraction Avatar Flight of Passage.

Details Announced for 2017 Epcot Food and Wine Festival Including New Booths and More

The 2017 Epcot Food and Wine Festival doesn't start until August 31, but we're already getting some preliminary details. The Festival will run for a record 75 days and it will include a record 35 Marketplace Booths!

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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Things To Know Before You Book A Disney Cruise

With brand new 2018 itineraries going on sale May 18th, the Disney fan community is full of chatter about where their next Disney Cruise Line (DCL) vacations will take them. With that in mind, I thought I would gather together just a few things for would be cruisers to keep in mind while getting ready to book this week.

Tickets Now on Sale for Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party and Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party

If you're making plans to attend one of the Magic Kingdom's holiday parties this fall, we have good news! Tickets for both Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party and Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party are now on sale.

Catch a Live-Stream of the Magic Kingdom’s Happily Ever After Nighttime Show on May 12

Tomorrow, May 11, is the very last night for Wishes, the fan-favorite nighttime fireworks show at the Magic Kingdom. A new show, Happily Ever After, debuts on May 12 and if you can't make it to the park to see the show you can catch a live-stream online.

At Least 4 Reasons Disney’s Animal Kingdom Is Better Than Ever

Over the past couple of years Imagineers at Disney's Animal Kingdom have been hard at work to develop new concepts and experiences to breathe new life into the Park. Finally the immersive wildlife Park that's not a zoo is coming into its own and taking center stage with a full slate of exceptional experiences. I'm not even going to try and list all the reasons I love Animal Kingdom, but I will absolutely share the four best reasons to be sure it's in the plan for your next Walt Disney World vacation.

More Details Revealed for Pandora - The World of Avatar at Disney’s Animal Kingdom

In a little more than three weeks, the long-awaited Pandora - The World of Avatar will open at Disney's Animal Kingdom. This new land is the largest addition to the Animal Kingdom and will immerse guests in an alien landscape full of floating mountains, bioluminescent forests, and more.

A Look Inside The Grand Floridian Villas Accessible Deluxe Studio

Last September my son and I stayed at the elegant Villas at Disney's Grand Floridian Resort & Spa. Booked into a Accessible Deluxe Studio Villa, we enjoyed our time at this Disney Vacation Club enclave at Walt Disney World's Flagship Resort. Just a short stroll down a covered walkway from Disney Magical Express drop off, the Villas offer their own lobby concierge and check-in staffed by friendly cast members.

View Galactic Treasures At Star Wars Launch Bay

I've been meaning to write a post about Star Wars Launch Bay for quite awhile now, however there is so much great stuff packed into this space it was hard to know where to start. So - I'm going to let my camera do most of the talking on this one. I hope you enjoy this small peak into this intriguing Star Wars experience currently at Disney's Hollywood Studios.

Spend Some Leisure Time At Walt Disney World

Time and time again I hear travelers talk about how exhausted they are when they return from a Walt Disney World vacation. "I need a vacation from my vacation" they tell me. I get it. It costs a lot of money to go to Disney, and you want to get your moneys worth. But this is your vacation, and if you try to squeeze everything into one trip you are likely to come home stressed and exhausted. Here are a few tips and ideas to help you slow down at Disney while still making the most of every day.

Urban Spice Garden In Morocco Pavilion

Guests of the Epcot Flower and Garden Festival will find that the things growing in the Morocco Pavilion center around flavoring foods with a wide variety of fruits, herbs, and spices that are native to the region and lend Moroccan cuisine its unique flavor profiles. Near the rest area of this beautiful pavilion, guests will come across the Urban Spice Garden, where Disney's gardeners have planted containers of greenery producing exotic flavors.