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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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Five most underrated attractions at Magic Kingdom

Everyone comes to the Magic Kingdom to ride the trio of Mountains, to see the grim grinning ghosts at the Haunted Mansion, to see Captain Jack Sparrow and the Pirates of the Caribbean, and to catch a ride on Peter Pan's Flight. But what about underrated attractions at the Magic Kingdom?

Disney World annual pass

Are you ready to take the Disney World Annual Pass plunge? Or are you already a loyal Annual Passholder?

Disney World campgrounds

Camping and Disney just kinda go together, don't you think? While some of us may not ever want to give up the luxury of a Disney World deluxe resort, others relish the idea of "roughing it" in an RV, cabin or tent.

Fun without a ticket at Disney World

There is a whole host of recreational and leisure activities one can take part in at Disney World without even buying theme park tickets.

2011 Wine and Dine Half Marathon

Registration is now open for the 2011 Wine and Dine Half Marathon, which takes place October 1, the first Saturday of the Epcot Food & Wine Festival. The kicker? It's a night race, starting at 10 p.m.!

Disney World tap water: How to make it tastier

Let's all admit it: Disney World tap water is yuck-o! Luckily, there are some creative ways to get around it with some planning.

2011 Epcot Flower and Garden Festival and concert line-up

The 2011 Epcot Flower & Garden Festival will take place March 2-May 15, with a new sponsorship from HGTV. Expect celebrity presentations, workshops, new topiaries and of course the famous Flower Power concerts!

Atlanta Braves spring training

For about two months each spring, the Atlanta Braves call Disney World home. Will you catch a game of ball at ESPN's Wide World of Sports this year?

Photo Tour: AquaDuck on the Disney Dream

A friend of ours just returned from a cruise on the brand new Disney Dream cruise ship and sent over this great review of the AquaDuck -- the cruise industry's first water coaster on a ship!

Thanks to WDWFG for the chance to rave about this incredible water coaster. The AquaDuck may seem like a kids' ride to some, but I was surprised to note that the concept was terrifying to many. Not a lot of folks want to hang out above the ocean with only a thin piece of plastic between them and an 150 foot drop!

Chill out at Blizzard Beach

Blizzard Beach, the newer water park at Disney World, is known for its multiple thrill rides and incredibly detailed theme!