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Disney Springs Closes Early Due To Curfew And A Message From Disney Leaders

Civil unrest occurring across the nation has prompted action from Disney as Orlando and Orange County institute a curfew following nights of rioting over the death of George Floyd. Disney Springs will be closing early until further notice to allow guests and cast members the ability to make it home in time. Disney Company leadership CEO Bob Chapek, Chairman of Disney Bob Iger, and Senior Vice President, Chief Diversity Officer of The Walt Disney Company Latondra Newton also released a joint statement to Cast Members regarding this time of civil unrest.

BREAKING NEWS Walt Disney World Extends Closures

This evening, after the stock market closed, the @DisneyParksNews twitter account released a statement that the Walt Disney World and Disneyland closures would be extended until further notice and Disney cast members (not including operating partners) would be paid through April 18, 2020.

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.

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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Package Pick Up at Walt Disney World Theme Parks

You don't have to worry about schlepping your bags and packages along with you while shopping your way through Walt Disney World. Disney offers several options to make your touring run smoothly without having to worry about your precious gifts and mementos.

The Outer Rim Lounge at Disney's Contemporary Resort

Situated in the hustle and bustle of the fourth floor's Grand Canyon Concourse, the Outer Rim Lounge offers a comfortable spot to relax and enjoy views of activity on Bay Lake below. Its location offers travelers easy access to all the dining and shopping that Disney's Contemporary Resort has to offer, all from one central location. I can see mom and dad sitting down for a drink while the kids go off to browse the gift shop, or collect their weight in penny presses just around the corner.

Epcot's Spirit of America Fife & Drum Corps

UPDATE 8/29/2014: As of September 27th, 2014 the Fife & Drum Corp will no longer be performing at Epcot. You can find more information HERE.

H2O+ Disney Resort Amenities Collection

There are many things that trigger our memories, and vacation memories are some of the very best. One of the strongest of these memory triggers is smell. There are many olfactory triggers at Walt Disney World. Some are from the natural ambiance while some are specially designed by the Imagineers to highlight and enhance your experience. Disney knows the importance of smell on your memories and they do their best to help you create the happiest ones.

Contemporary Resort's The Wave Bar

Tucked away in a corner on the lobby level of Disney's Contemporary Resort The Wave is best known as a restaurant for it's sustainable and seasonal cuisine. It's lounge however is a beautiful spot for chic cocktails and a relaxing taste of the fresh menu.

5 Reasons Why We Love the Yacht Club and Beach Club Resorts

I will go ahead and say this now, the Yacht Club and Beach Club are my favorite resorts at Disney. I love everything about them from the theming to the food and of course Stormalong Bay!

Here are my top 5 reasons why I love staying at the Yacht and Beach Club Resorts:

Off Kilter: Rocked Up Celtic Music at Epcot

UPDATE 8/29/2014: As of September 27th, 2014 Off Kilter will no longer be performing at Epcot. You can find more information HERE.

Something to Do While Standing in Queue, In Line Yoga

Standing in a long, slow, ride queue at Disney can often be the least enjoyable part of your day; and if you're fatigued from walking around, carrying bags, and dodging tourists, standing in line can increase tension and leave your body feeling depleted.

Take advantage of the queue time to relax and focus on what your body needs. Try these three simple, rejuvenating, yoga poses to help release tension in your shoulders, neck, and upper back.

A Grown Up Getaway on the Disney Dream

Have you been looking for a fun, unique getaway? Why not try a 3 Night cruise on the Disney Dream! Disney Cruise Line offers a great way to escape for the weekend for some romantic time with your companion. After sailing for my first time in May, I can assure you that there's plenty to do for adults wanting to get away.

Disney Etiquette

Disney is a great place to vacation and enjoy some time with your family, friends, or even just with yourself. However there are a few etiquette guidelines everyone should follow to keep the experience magical for yourself and others!