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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.

Disney News Round-up: FastPass Booking Updates, TSA Travel Updates, and More

We're back with another Disney news round-up and today we have details on changes with FastPass+ bookings for non-Disney hotels, updates about new TSA policies that might impact your flight out of Orlando International Airport, and much more.

Disney News Round-up: NBA Experience News, DVC Member Christmas Eve Dinner, and More

Happy Monday! We're back to start the week with another Disney news round-up. Today we're talking about the NBA Experience coming to Disney Springs in 2019, the Disney Vacation Club member holiday dinner, and so much more!

Disney News Round-up: Disney’s Yacht Club News, Four Seasons Hosting Celebrity Chef Dinner, and More

Happy Friday! We're back with another Disney news round-up. Today we have a round-up filled with resort news including updates from the Yacht Club, a report about a new tower hotel, and much more. Let's check it out.

Disney News Round-Up: New Holiday Vacation Package, New Transport Vehicle at Animal Kingdom Lodge, and More

Happy middle of the week! We're back with another Disney news round-up and today we're talking about the new holiday vacation package from Disney, more updates on the dog policy, and a few other items.

Full List of Candlelight Processional Narrators Announced

The full list of narrators for this year's Candlelight Processional has been announced. Additions to the complete list include Disney Legend Kurt Russell, Olympic gymnast Laurie Hernandez, and the voice of Ariel, Jodi Benson.

Four Disney World Resort Hotels to Allow Dogs to Stay in Rooms

Four Walt Disney World Resort Hotels are part of a new pilot program that allows guests to bring their dogs to stay with them in the hotel rooms. This new program allows up to two dogs per room for an additional nightly fee. The hotels are: Yacht Club, Art of Animation, Port Orleans Riverside, and Fort Wilderness.

Disney News Round-up: Ferrytale Fireworks Cruise Returning, New Disney Parks Blog Newsletter, and More

Happy Tuesday! We're back with another edition of our Disney news round-up and today we're talking about the return of the Ferrytale Fireworks Cruise on Seven Seas Lagoon, a new Disney newsletter, and an update on the Halloween night Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party.

Disney News Round-up: D23 2018 Events Announced, Minnie Van Service Expands, and More

We're back with another news round-up and we're talking about the expansion of the Minnie Vans at the Deluxe hotels, a new slate of D23 member events for 2018, military discounts for 2018, and much more!

Star Wars: Galactic Nights Returning to Disney’s Hollywood Studios for One Night in December

Star Wars fan, get ready! Star Wars: Galactic Nights is returning to Disney's Hollywood Studios for one night, December 16. The gala event features a red carpet arrival for guests, fireworks, a panel discussion about the new Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge, and more.

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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5 More Things To Do On Your Departure Day At Disney

People are always asking me what to do on days at Walt Disney World that they don't really have the time to get in a Park visit. We've explored some of the many options offered in our previous post What To Do On Arrival & Departure Days At Walt Disney World, but it really just scratches the surface. Here are 5 more things to do on your departure day at Disney.

2018 Candlelight Processional Dining Packages

The preliminary list of celebrity narrators for this year's Candlelight Processional has been announced and booking open soon for the Candlelight Processional Dining Packages available at participating Epcot and Epcot-area restaurants.

Top Ten Tips For Waiting In Long Queues At Walt Disney World

If there is one thing you can count on during your Walt Disney World vacation, it's that you're going to have to wait in line. You can be sure that if you're headed for newer attractions, such as those in Toy Story Land and Pandora: The World of Avatar, the standby wait times are going to be several hours long. That's quite a chunk of time. But as the meerkat says "Hakuna Matata," because we've got the Top Ten Tips For Waiting In Long Queues At Walt Disney World.

Lightning McQueen’s Racing Academy Planned For Disney’s Hollywood Studios

The Incredible Sumer has brought Disney fans a wealth of things to be excited about at Walt Disney World Resort in Florida. Disney's Hollywood Studios has been especially super with the highly anticipated opening of Toy Story Land.

The Fun To Come In Toy Story Land

Updated For Opening Weekend! #DisneyParksLIVE kicked off opening weekend with a livestream of the opening dedication ceremony for Toy Story Land at Disney's Hollywood Studios. This highly anticipated event marks the first phase completion of the Theme Parks's expansion project. Toy Story Land is designed to shrink you down to toy size as you enjoy the childlike world of Andy's backyard.

H2O Glow Nights Make A Splash At Typhoon Lagoon

I've always said that the Disney Parks gain an especially magical ambience when the sun goes down, and that goes double for the tropical paradise of Disney's Typhoon Lagoon. On select nights this Summer guests can drop in on a splashtacular party at the Water Park! H2O Glow Nights will take place Thursdays and Saturdays between June 21st and August 11th from 8-11 p.m.

End of June Walt Disney World News Round-up

Big this are going on at the Walt Disney World Resort, and we've got the news you need to know for your upcoming trip! We'll start with the biggest party on the playset - Toy Story Land at Disney's Hollywood Studios will open to guests at the end of the month! If you can't make it for opening day, be sure to catch #DisneyParksLIVE Friday, June 29 at 10:55 a.m. ET, for a live stream of the dedication ceremony.

Get Ready For The 2018 Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party

UPDATED August 9th: Now's the time to get your tickets for the most spooktacular event of the year at Walt Disney World! Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party will once again cast its spell over the Magic Kingdom for a fantastic night of fun! This year the special event taking place on 34 select nights between August 17 - October 31, 2018 has even more in store for guests to enjoy.

Walt Disney World Resort Comparisons: Pools

When choosing a Resort to stay at on a Walt Disney World Vacation, there are a wide variety of options that travelers can use to compare. Disney offers four different resort categories, each offering both subtle and significant differences. In this newly updated post we'll look at a few of the popular amenities that help guests make the decision of which hotel will be best for them.

Bus Times Feature Now On The My Disney Experience App

The complimentary transportation services offered to Walt Disney World Resort guests are one of my favorite things about staying on property. However - the touch and go experience of getting to the bus "on time" has caused stress on more than one occasion. Disney has answered the frustrated cries of guests, and stepped up their transportation game by enhancing the MyDisneyExperience App. Guests leaving from Walt Disney World Resorts will now be able to see upcoming bus departure times.