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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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Unique Things To Pack For Your Next Disney Vacation

The community here at Walt Disney World from Grown-ups has decades of Disney travel amongst them. The last time we all had a conversation about packing I took the opportunity to jot down the group's best tips. The following packing list contains the more unique items that these veteran travelers are packing to make their trips go smoothly.

Exclusive Wine Tasting Experiences For Disney Vacation Club Members

Membership Magic is just one of the things that makes the Disney Vacation Club (DVC) a popular choice amongst Disney guests who keep coming back year after year. An "ever-evolving array of enchanting experiences, savings and benefits" designed for DVC members to get the most from their vacations. Vacation Club Member wine lovers (and their guests) can rejoice, because currently there are several options to indulge in some special tasting experiences.

Discover Epcot International Festival of the Holidays Kitchens

The winter holidays at Walt Disney World have delighted visiting guests for decades. One of my favorite more recent additions are the Holiday Kitchens at Epcot's International Festival of the Holidays. Tucked in around the 1.2 mile World Showcase promenade, guests will find charming culturally inspired kiosks serving up traditional holiday fare. Sights and sounds of cultures near and far entertain all who come, but it's the flavors of the holidays that keep me coming back.

Walt Disney World Introducing Date Based Tickets October 16th, 2018

Big changes are coming to the way we purchase Walt Disney World Tickets. Starting October 16, 2018 new daily pricing will hit all Disney World Theme Park tickets. This means that tickets will be priced differently depending on each of the days you visit.

Get Up Close With Rhinos At Disney's Animal Kingdom

Wildlife tours are some of the most popular add-ons at Disney's Animal Kingdom, with a broad variety of experiences that invite guests to get a little closer and learn more about the inhabitants of this special Park. Beginning November 1st, 2018 a brand new 60-minute guided excursion will allow guests to discover the magnificent rhinoceros.

Tips To Prepare For Walking Walt Disney World

The average guest walks 8-10 miles a day in the heat and sun during a Walt Disney World vacation. That's a lot of miles, and it can be especially hard for people who don't include fitness routines into their daily lives. Not being prepared for the Walt Disney World mileage can put a serious damper of the fun of both kids and adults. This article is all about preparing to go the Disney distance, and make walking Walt Disney World a little easier on everyone in your travel party.

Why I Love Fall At Walt Disney World

Walt Disney World Resort is a year round vacation destination with fanciful activities just waiting for your whenever you choose to visit. That being said, Fall is without a doubt one of my favorite times of year for a Disney getaway. There are just so many wonderful reasons to visit in fall, I thought I would share a few and let you know why I love fall at Walt Disney World!

Food & Wine Festival Gift Cards Are A Great Way To Budget

The 2018 Epcot International Food & Wine Festival is in full swing down at Walt Disney World Resort. Guests at the annual culinary event can expect a whirlwind tour of foods and beverages highlighting traditional flavors from around the globe. With so many good things to eat it can be easy to get carried away, and if you don't watch your costs you may end up with a big surprise when you get your final bill.

Winter After Hours Events At The Magic Kingdom

Disney After Hours Events have been a huge hit with guests looking to keep the fun coming at Magic Kingdom Park, and Disney just announced a brand new bunch winter dates! The sun may go down early, but that doesn't mean that you have to miss out on the fun when you buy a special event ticket to Disney After Hours.

Magic Is In The Details On Main Street U.S.A.

Walking beneath the Main Street Railroad Station at Walt Disney World's Magic Kingdom, guests find that they have been transported back to a fantasy home town. Main Street U.S.A. is the first land visitors encounter at the Magic Kingdom, and its nostalgic details will have you yearning for a time that never was and yet always will be.