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All-new Plant-Based Cuisine Guide At Magic Kingdom

Walt Disney World has always been ahead of the curve when it comes to accommodating guests with special dietary needs. I'm excited to report that they now have a handy guide that's designed to make things even easier for travelers on a plant based diet.

Disney’s Animal Kingdom “Rivers of Light” To Be Updated

It was just a few months ago that we posted about the beautiful nighttime show at Disney's Animal Kingdom, Rivers of Light. Today we're excited to share that the show is being updated with sharp new video and familiar Disney music to offer guests the next chapter in this stirring story on the Discovery river.

News For A New Year From Walt Disney World

Let's check in and see what's going on at Walt Disney World! Have you heard the news? The 2019 Disney Parks Moms Panel has been announced with a diverse group of 40 members, including 12 new panelists to make up the team that helps Disney travelers plan their dream vacations. Each Moms Panel Member offers a unique point of view and years of Disney travel experience to help you make the most of your trips.

Disney News Round-up For Friday, October 19th, 2018

Welcome to another Friday news round-up! This week we've got some great announcements that may make your next Walt Disney World vacation even more magical. To begin with the new daily ticket pricing is now in effect.

Disney News Round-up For Friday, October 12th, 2018

Let's kick off the Friday news round-up with a quick reminder that Disney's Caribbean Beach Resort opened its beautiful new port of entry this week! There's a fresh new island feeling and welcoming atmosphere at Old Port Royale, with a new lobby, restaurants, and more!

Disney News Round-up For Friday, October 5th, 2018

Let's wrap up this week with a few bits of Disney news you may have missed!

Disney News Round-up For Friday, September 28th, 2018

Let's get right to it! There were a couple of fun announcements made regarding Epcot's Holidays Around The World celebration, including an the announcement of four more celebrity narrators for Epcot's Candlelight Processional. This leaves all but two celebrity spots left to be filled. Check out our updated list of 2018 Holiday Happenings At Walt Disney World to see who they are.

Friday News Round-up September 21st, 2018

Have you stayed in the know with all things Disney this week? Don't worry if you didn't have a chance, we're here with the Friday news round-up to bring you up to date!

Limited Time Fun Coming To Walt Disney World In 2019

Disney just announced a whole slew of limited time offerings for 2019 that will keep guests in the party mood from January to September! We'll have more information coming for you about the exciting new events as Disney expands the details, but here's a peek at how Walt Disney World will be celebrating all year long in 2019.

IllumiNations: Reflections of Earth Ending in the Second Half of 2019

Since October of 1999 Walt Disney World guests have enjoyed gathering each night on the shores of World Showcase Lagoon to watch the nightly spectacular IllumiNations: Reflections of Earth. Today Disney announced that the popular nighttime show will end its run at the close of the 2019 summer season.

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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Walt Disney World News Round-up For Friday September 6, 2019

Much of the Disney news this week focused around Hurricane Dorrian, but I'm happy to say that the Walt Disney World Resort escaped the worst of the damage when it took a turn north before making landfall on the U.S. mainland. It is with a much lighter heart I'm happy to report on everything else going on like the Eland calf that was born at Animal Kingdom. The baby was named Doppler for its post-storm arrival time, and is bonding well with mama.

Ten Tips For Stretching Your Disney Travel Budget

You can't really get around the fact that travel to Walt Disney World is an expensive vacation. None-the-less Disney veterans usually have a few tricks in their bag to minimize costs while still having a ton of fun. The following list has my Ten Tips For Stretching Your Disney Travel Budget.

Hurricane Dorian Barrels Towards Florida

This article was last updated Tuesday September 4, 2019 10:30AM EST, and will continue to be updated throughout the weather event. If you have a vacation planned onboard the Disney Cruise Line from Port Canaveral this week, your travel may be impacted by the storm.

Star Wars: Secrets Of The Empire At The VOID Disney Springs

With all the excitement over the Grand Opening of Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge opening up, it seems like a great time to mention that Disney's Hollywood Studios isn't the only place with fun adventures in the Star Wars Universe. The VOID at Disney Springs is a truly fascinating virtual reality experience that can put you right in the center of the action.

Walt Disney World News Round-up For Friday August 30, 2019

It's been a busy week for news about the Walt Disney World Resort, at D23 we got a peek of what the Reimagined Epcot will look like, while Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge opened! It's a good time to be a Disney fan, so read on and make sure you haven't missed a thing. Before I start with the theme park news though I want to remind folks that it is hurricane season.

Play Disney Parks App Deepens Experience Of Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge

Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge is set to open at Disney's Hollywood Studios tomorrow, and as with traveling to any foreign (or planet in this case) you really need to make sure you have a good guide. Thankfully the Play Disney Parks mobile app has a function that will turn you mobile device into a your very own Star Wars: Datapad that's equal parts mobile game platform and utility tool.

New Epcot Concept To Have Four Distinct Neighborhoods

Zach Ridley is the Imagineer in charge of transforming Epcot from the theme park we have known, to a vibrant family focused place to be enjoyed for decades to come. Zach took the stage at the D23 Expo to give fans a peek at what is in store. He told us how this next chapter of Epcot's Journey had "deeply personal meaning to the Imagineers working on the transformation." The transformation of Epcot is about "the power of hope, the power of possibility, the power of wonder." Let's talk about what's going on.

Guests Will Be Able To Explore The Journey of Water In Epcot's New Future World

The future of Epcot looks lush and green from concept art shown at the D23 Expo in Anaheim, California this weekend. Included amongst the plans revealed is a new walk through attraction called "Journey of Water" that was inspired by the playful personality of the element in Disney's Moana.

Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser To Offer First-Of-Its-Kind Vacation Experience

Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge was recently awarded by TIME Magazine as one of the World's Greatest Places. At Walt Disney World this extraordinary new land is set to open on August 29th, 2019. While being amongst the world's greatest is a huge honor, Disney's Hollywood Studios is about to launch our concept of what the "world" is into outer space. A First-of-its-kind vacation experience is in store for guests who book this voyage onboard the Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser Halcyon.

New Cinematic Adventures Around World Showcase

Four new films are on their way to the theaters of Epcot. Movies play a role in all of our lives, bringing us a sense of travel and adventure that leave us wanting more. They spark our imaginations and challenge us all to go forth into the world and explore. In this spirit Disney is bringing a new level of artistic beauty to The Land and World Showcase which will offer a bright new picture our planet that inspires guests to discover more.