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Details Revealed For Reflections - A Disney Lakeside Lodge

Amongst the plethora of news that came out of Disney's D23 Expo last weekend Bob Chapek, Chairman of Parks, Experiences and Products for the Walt Disney Company gave guests an all too brief look at the next Deluxe Resort and Disney Vacation Club property to be built at Walt Disney World - Reflections - A Disney Lakeside Lodge.

An Exciting New Stories For The Disney Cruise Line

Bob Chapek took the stage at D23 Expo to share his thoughts about the exciting projects coming to the Disney Cruise Line. He told the massive audience gathered before the D23 stage and shared his belief that every Disney moment a guest has should bring their favorite stories to life in thrilling ways. The Disney Cruise Line is reaching for that vision with new ships, and a brand new port destination that is pure magic.

Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance at Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge Opening Date

Details are trickling out about the highly anticipated Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance coming to Disney's Hollywood Studios as part of the Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge expansion. Read on to discover why this new attraction is seriously ambitious, and worth every moment of anticipation as it readies to open on December 5th, 2019.

Mickey & Minnie's Runaway Railway Opening in 2020

At Disney's Hollywood Studios, Disney Imagineers are getting ready to open Mickey & Minnie's Runaway Railway in 2020! You'll be invited to the Chinese Theatre where Mickey and Minnie will be hosting the premier of their newest film "Perfect Picnic." The theater serves as the magic portal through which guests will step from the human world directly into the cartoon world for one Goofy adventure aboard Mickey & Minnie's Runaway Railway.

Cherry Tree Lane Coming To Epcot's United Kingdom Pavilion

Visitors to Epcot's United Kingdom pavilion will can look forward to expanded adventures, as construction on a whole new neighborhood will bring guests to Cherry Tree Lane. None other than Disney Legend Dick Van Dyke announced the expansion coming to World Showcase at the 2019 D23 Expo and fan gathering. The UK pavilion will be home to Disney's first ever attraction inspired by Mary Poppins.

Disney’s Animal Kingdom Celebrates The 2019 Winter Holidays In Every Land

Winter fun will spread across every part of Disney's Animal Kingdom in 2019 as the Park introduces "festive new entertainment and holiday decor in every land" for the first time ever. Starting with specialty Christmas tree covered in traditional decor and hidden animals that towers over the park entrance. Guests will be able to experience all new seasonal magic beginning November 8, 2019.

2019 Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party Tickets On Sale Now

Updated! There's no better time to be planning your 2019 winter holiday travel to the Walt Disney World Resort. With a wide range of celebrations that take place all across the property, November and December are fantastic times to celebrate with a vacation. This year the party is even bigger with 23 nights of Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party.

Walt Disney World News Round-up For Friday May 17th, 2019

Thank God It's Friday! Let's hop right on in to the latest news from the Walt Disney World Resort. After a year of construction work on the edge of Tomorrowland the TRON Coaster has hit a milestone by going vertical. Cast members continued a Disney tradition by signing their names on one of the first steel support columns raised for the new attraction, which is set to open in time for Walt Disney World's 50th anniversary in 2021.

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.

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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DisneyQuest an Interactive Gaming Adventure

Looking for a fun experience at Disney outside of the parks? Do you have any gamers in your party? Consider spending an afternoon at DisneyQuest.

DisneyQuest is an indoor interactive theme park located on Downtown Disney's West Side with a one-of-a-kind gaming experience for all ages.

I'll admit when some friends wanted to spend a day at DisneyQuest instead of the parks I was doubtful. I am not a video game person and assumed I would be bored the entire time. Wrong! I ended up finding my inner gamer and having a great time.

Dealing with Disney Withdrawal

We recently asked our Facebook fans how they bring a little magic back into their lives when they are dealing with Disney withdrawal.

Disney's Golf Courses

Are you looking to tee off on your next Disney World vacation? Well rest assured that you will have plenty of world-class options when it comes to Disney's golf courses.

Live at Disney: The Golden Oak Community

Have you ever dreamed about living at Disney World? I know that I have! Well there is a new exclusive residential community opening at Disney World.

The Golden Oak Community will feature 450 homesites that will be located in a number of distinct neighborhoods. The first four neighborhoods are Carolwood Reserve, Carolwood, Kimball Trace, and Silverbrook. Carolwood Reserve will be the most exclusive of the neighborhoods, featuring eight homes each on three-quarters of an acre.

What's your favorite attraction/ride at Disney's Hollywood Studios? [Facebook Fans]

We asked our Walt Disney World forGrownups Facebook fans, "What's your favorite ride or attraction at Disney's Hollywood Studios?"

We got some great answers so a big thank you goes out to everyone who participated! A quick breakdown of the responses shows that Tower of Terror is the overall favorite with Toy Story Mania! coming in second, and Rock 'n' Roller Coaster placing third.

The Great Movie Ride, Star Tours, and One Man's Dream all got mentions as well.

The Hilton Bonnet Creek

If you are looking for a new hotel to stay at this Disney vacation then you should consider the Hilton Bonnet Creek. Situated on the Bonnet Creek Resort property, just east of the entrance to Disney's Caribbean Beach Resort, it is a Four Diamond AAA Hotel that offers a lot for Disney travelers, including proximity to the parks and the convenience of a shuttle to the parks and Downtown Disney.

What's your favorite pool in Disney World? [Facebook Fans]

We asked our Facebook community to what their favorite pool at Disney World is and we got some great responses!

The majority of the resort pools that were mentioned were at deluxe resorts.

Animal Kingdom Lodge's Uzima Springs Pool and Kidani Pool got 5 votes. Gina P. said, "Uzima Springs pool at AKL." And Brian L. said, "Kidani kid's play area..."