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Options To Upgrade Your MagicBand From Home Coming Soon

Customized MagicBands let Walt Disney World Guests accessorize their trip with a personality all their own. From purchasing official Disney styles, to painting your own, or bedazzling with bling, planning what your MagicBand looks like has become an integral part of Disney vacation prep. It's no surprise that Disney is stepping up the options, and has a brand new offer coming our way.

Walt Disney World News Round-up For Friday May 3rd, 2019

Have you been following all the news from Walt Disney World this week? Never fear! We've got you covered with a round-up of what's been going on down in the vacation kingdom. Let's start off with a huge HAPPY ANNIVERSARY to Disney's Hollywood Studios, this Park has been welcoming guest for 30 years. You can find out what's coming-up next for Disney's third gate in our post Disney's Hollywood Studios 30th Anniversary And Beyond.

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!

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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Disney To Present Reopening Plans For Walt Disney World Today

The Walt Disney Company is set to make its reopening proposal to Orange County Mayor Jerry Demings and the Orange County Economic Recovery Task Force today May 27th, 2020 at 10:00 AM EST. These plans with cover the guidelines and protocols which will be in place to keep both guests and cast members safe as operation resumes, as well as the highly anticipated reopening date. Once approved my Mayor Demings the proposal with move forward to the office of Florida Governor Ron DeSantis for approval.

Take A Look At Disney Springs New Health and Safety Measures

Disney Springs re-opened this week and we sent Katie V. over to check things out. Be sure to read our previous article Health and Safety Policies For The Reopening of Disney Springs for specific details, but for now take a look at the new health & safety measures.

Before You Head Back Read Disney's COVID-19 Disclaimer

In today's society the sad fact is that people will sue for just about anything. Taking a beat before Walt Disney World's phased reopening period, The Walt Disney Company has published a disclaimer reminding us all that safety is never 100% guaranteed and that viruses are going to do, what viruses are going to do.

Health and Safety Policies For The Reopening of Disney Springs

Disney fans are looking forward to the reopening of Disney Springs beginning on May 20th, 2020 with many of the third-party operating participants. Then on May 27, three of the Disney-owned and -operated stores and venues will reopen. Safety and well-being for all is chief in the minds of The Walt Disney Company, so as this is exciting news there are some very important new procedures for cast members and guests that you should know about.

May 20th Begins The Phased Reopening Of Disney Springs

As the State of Florida loosens restrictions on stay-at-home orders businesses are keen to reopen and get back to a little bit of normalcy. The Disney Parks Blog announced that Disney Springs will begin to reopen a limited number of third party stores and restaurants on May 20, 2020.

Updates On Disney Parks From Chief Medical Officer Dr. Pamela Hymel

Yesterday Disney Chief Medical Officer Dr. Pamela Hymel shared a message regarding our plans in consideration as The Walt Disney Company prepares to reopening parks and resorts and stores. The company is consulting with experts around the world to come up with plans that put safety of Cast Members and Guests at the forefront of operations.

Updating Your Walt Disney World Travel Plans? Read This First!

Walt Disney World closures continue to change to suit the recommendations of government and health officials. With an eye towards the safety of both guests and employees Disney theme parks, Disney Resort hotels, and Disney Springs remain closed until further notice. If you need to update your Walt Disney World Travel Plans. Read This First!

Florida Orange & Osceola Counties Issue Shelter In Place Order

Florida state health officials had announced 50 cases of COVID-19 in Orange County which along with Osceola County is the home of Walt Disney World. With this announcement all Orange & Osceola county residents to shelter in place to stop the spread of the coronavirus.

YouTube Gems To Help You Start Planning Your Next Walt Disney World Vacation

Disney Parks around the world may be closed, but that doesn't mean you can't start planning your next Walt Disney World vacation. In fact, now is the perfect time to do your research and create the best vacation ever! To help you out I've gathered a few of my favorite YouTube gems for you to get started.

3 Ways To Get Your Disney Fix While Stuck At Home

COVID-19 has Disney families that were looking forward to SPring Break with a serious case of the blues. If you're next Disney vacation has been sidelined by the pandemic I want you to know you don't have to live without the magic. Here are the top 3 Ways To Get Your Disney Fix While Stuck At Home!