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Disney News Round-up: All the News about Pandora - The World of Avatar

We're a little more than a month away from the grand opening of Pandora - The World of Avatar at Disney's Animal Kingdom and Disney is sharing more news about this new immersive land. We're finding out more about the details of the land, specialty drinks, and much more.

2017 Free Dining Offer Announced for Walt Disney World Resort

Today's the day! The 2017 Free Dining offer was announced earlier this morning for select travel dates between the end of August and late December. There are no October travel dates for this year's offer and there's also a change for moderate resorts.

Disney New Round-Up: Frozen Summer Games Return to Blizzard Beach and Cast Announced for Frozen on Broadway

Happy middle of the week! Today's news round-up is all about Frozen. Seriously, we just can't let it go. Specifically, we have news about the 2017 Frozen Summer Games and some Broadway casting news.

Performer Lineup Announced for 2017 Disney Night of Joy

The 2017 Disney Night of Joy event is scheduled for Friday, September 8 and Saturday, September 9 at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex. The two-day Contemporary Christian music festival features some of the biggest names in the business.

Disney News Round-up: Disney Food Blog Launches Epcot Snacks Guide, Easter Information for Disney World, and More

Happy Wednesday! In today's news we're talking about the new e-book from our friends at the Disney Food Blog, Easter happenings at Walt Disney World Resort, and a new fundraiser for Star Wars: Force For Change. Let's check it out!

Dates Released for 2017 Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party and Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party

It's time to start planning your fall visits to the Magic Kingdom. Disney has released the party dates for this year's Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party and Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party.

Disney Cruise Line News Round-up: New 2018 Itineraries, ‘Beauty and the Beast’ Musical, and More

Happy Friday! Today's round-up is dedicated to Disney Cruise Line news! We're talking about new sailing itineraries for 2018, new adventures in Amsterdam, a new Beauty and the Beast musical show, and much more! Let's sail away!

Disney News Round-up: The Polite Pig Opens Monday, March Magic Winner, and More

Happy Thursday! We're back with another installment of our Disney news round-up! Today we have details on the newest fast casual restaurant at Disney Springs, a special Easter menu at Paddlefish, and much more!

New Security Checkpoints at the Magic Kingdom

The Magic Kingdom has instituted a brand new security process for guests going through metal detectors and getting their bags checked. The new procedure is meant to streamline the process and improve the arrival experience.

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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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.

A Look Inside The Boardwalk Villas Deluxe Studio

On my most recent trip to Walt Disney World I had the experience of spending the night at Disney's Boardwalk Inn and Villas Studio. Guests staying at this Disney Deluxe Resort enjoy saltwater taffy-colored cottages, private courtyards and picturesque gardens throughout the property. A Coney Island-style boardwalk takes center stage a plethora of shopping, dining, and entertainment all right outside your door.

Guest Review: Tiana's Place On The Disney Wonder

Our family recently took a short three-day cruise on the Disney Wonder. This newly refurbished ship may be small but it packs a big punch! With the new show, Frozen A Musical Spectacular and new restaurants and lounges we were ready for a brand-new experience. Disney has rotational dining on their ships which means you go from restaurant to restaurant each night of your cruise with your serving staff following along with you. Even on a 3 day, we felt like the servers had known us for ages. The service is impeccable!

The Top 5 Things to Love about Disney’s Yacht Club Resort

Recently I had the chance to stay at Disney's Yacht Club Resort and it has been added to my list of must-stay-here-again deluxe resorts. The resort has a different vibe from its sister resort Beach Club, and is located just a short walk from the International Gateway entrance of Epcot.

Take A Tour Of The Twinings Tea Garden During The Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival

One of my favorite parts of the Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival is the Twinings Tea Garden in the UK Pavilion. To be clear, the English garden behind The Tea Caddy is one of my favorite all year long, but during the Flower and Garden Festival, it gets dotted with these adorable giant tea cups that are each planted with varieties of ingredients for one of Twining's Tea blends.

Bonsai at the Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival

The garden setting of Epcot's Japan Pavilion is a spectacular showpiece of the park no matter what time of year you visit. However during the Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival the horticulturists reach out to expert Bonsai artists to bring their most spectacular trees for display in the pavilion.

Traditional Terra Cotta & Garden Italiano In Epcot’s Italy Pavilion

I had a wonderful time touring the Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival, the displays throughout the Park fill the air with fragrance, and offer ideas for bringing a little color and beauty into your gardens at home. I'm not a great gardener, but the container gardens found in Epcot's Italy pavilion were just the thing I needed to inspire me. This summer, I'll be bringing a bit of Garden Italiano's finesse to my own home.