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Disney News Round-up For Friday, September 14th, 2018

It's been another busy week trying to keep up with following all things Disney. Here are a few bits of recent news we didn't want you to miss!

The Walt Disney Company tops Forbes' list of the World's Best Regarded Companies for 2018, moving up four spots from 2017, the first year that the rankings were compiled. Disney ranks No. 1, earning the highest marks among Forbes' 2018 Global 2000 companies.

2019 Atlanta Braves Spring Training Schedule at ESPN Wide World of Sports

Disney & Major League Baseball are both as American as apple pie, so it's no wonder that the Atlanta Braves have been making their spring home at the ESPN Wide World of Sports (WWoS) for more than 20 years. In fact the very first event held at WWoS was a Braves Spring Training Game. Sadly, 2019 will be the final year for The Atlanta Braves to hold Spring Training at Walt Disney World. Now is the time to make your travel plans to enjoy both of these the great American institutions in the same fabulous vacation.

Springtime Walt Disney World News Round-up

There's been a lot going on down in Walt Disney World, as the Parks and Resorts get ready to greet the Spring Break crowds. Read on on to learn how the Disney crowd is kickin' it this Spring with new fun filled adventures, and old favorites that are standing strong.

Walt Disney World News This Week

Hey! It's been a while since we've had a news round-up around here, so let's take on the flurry information that has been swirling the internet about what's going on down at the Walt Disney World Resort. We've got notes on refurbishments and new resort systems being tested, the winner of the Walt Disney World Marathon, a brand new runDisney event, and the introduction of the 2018 Disney Moms Panel. So keep on reading to discover all that's happening!

Disney Gives Update for the New Disney Skyliner System

Disney announced the Disney Skyliner transportation system this past summer at the D23 Expo, and now we're getting more information about the systems and the Skyliner stations at Epcot, Disney's Hollywood Studios, and three resort hotels.

Disney News Round-up: Moonlight Magic Dates Announced for 2018, Holiday Disney Gift Cards with Trading Pins, and More

Happy Thursday! We're back with another Disney news round-up! Today we have details on the new holiday-themed Disney Gift Cards, the Toys for Tots drive at Disneyland Resort, and much more. Let's check it out.

Disney News Round-up: Disney Cruise Line Edition

Happy weekend! We hope you're having a wonderful holiday weekend with friends and family. Today we have a lot of Disney Cruise Line news including updates on the Disney Magic and much more. Let's dive in!

Disney News Round-up: Ale & Compass Restaurant Now Open, Minnie Van Updates, and More

Happy day before Thanksgiving! If you're traveling today, here's to short lines at the airport and no traffic jams! If you're at home, we hope you're enjoying a great day. In today's round-up we're talking about the brand new Ale & Compass Restaurant at Disney's Yacht Club Resort, a new addition to the Minnie Van rotation, and more.

Disney News Round-up: Star Wars Edition

Happy middle of the week! We're just about a month away from the opening of Star Wars: The Last Jedi and today's news round-up is one with the Force. We have details on Star Wars Galactic Nights, Star Tours: The Adventures Continue, and more.

Disney Holiday News Round-up: Contemporary Gingerbread Display, Menus for the Epcot Festival of the Holidays, and More!

The holidays are in full swing at Disney World and today's news round-up is full of holiday-themed news including details on the menus for the Epcot Festival of the Holidays, gingerbread displays news, and much more! Let's dig in.

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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New Cirque du Soleil Show Inspired By Disney Animation

Over the past two years Cirque du Soleil has been doing extensive research into the world of Disney Animation for this extraordinary collaboration. They dove in and worked closely with legendary Disney animators to understand the process of animation and feel physicality as well as the emotion of it. Their goal was to find out how can animation be eternal, and capture that proverbial genie in the bottle of a show.

New Icons For New Offerings At Epcot

Disney Parks and Resorts revealed a brand-new look for the Epcot pavilion icons to usher in a new era of family entertainment at the popular theme park. With exciting new experiences on the way that called for new icon designs of their own (such as the Play Pavilion and Guardians of the Galaxy) it was a natural fit to give Epcot's standards new iconography as well.

Walt Disney World News Round-up For Friday August 23, 2019

Are you counting down until the jump gates are open to Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge at Disney's Hollywood Studios? If you are as excited as we are you'll probably be pretty happy to hear that TIME Magazine just named Disneyland's Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge one of TIME's 'World's Greatest Places.' Opening date for the East Coast version is a rapidly approaching August 29th.

Know Before You Go! Are You Ready For Star Wars Galaxy’s Edge?

August 29th, 2019 is the opening date for Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge at Disney's Hollywood Studios. This highly awaited land will send travelers on an epic adventure at the edge of the galaxy visiting the Black Spire Outpost on planet Batuu. This brand new 14-acre land will immerse guests in the Star Wars Universe where they will interact with characters, ride in the Millennium Falcon, and create their very own Star Wars Story. If you're looking forward to making this journey on your next Walt Disney World Vacation, here are a few things you need to know.

Insta-Worthy Epcot Food & Wine Festival Photo Tips

If you'll be traveling to the 2019 Epcot International Food and Wine Festival to make some memories, you're going to need pictures of something more than just the landmarks. I'm talking about food of course! Sips and bites of international cuisine make an excellent subject, but great food photography takes more than just shooting what's on your plate. I've got tips to tell your story in pictures for memories that will last a lifetime.

Walt Disney World News Round-up For Friday August 16, 2019

Happy Friday! We've made it through another week so let's get down to the nitty gritty of what's going on in the vacation kingdom. A whole bunch of new information has released for guests attending the annual Halloween party. Head on over to our 2019 Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party post and find out what you need to know!

2019 Adult Costume Guidelines For Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party

One of my favorite things about Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party is that grown-ups get to jump in the costumed fun. While Disney Bounding is always in fashion, there aren't many occasions that adults are allowed to go all out in their cosplay glory. That being said, the Walt Disney World Resort does have dress code for party night costumes. Read on to discover the do's and don'ts of dress for this fan favorite event.

Opening Day At The NBA Experience In Disney Springs

It's opening day at the NBA Experience in Disney Springs! This one-of-a-kind destination was developed by Walt Disney Imagineering and the NBA to immerse guests into the world of professional basketball. With an international presence in 215 countries on six continents, NBA basketball fans will be delighted to dive into the unique experience on their next Walt Disney World Resort vacation.

2019 Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party

This IS Halloween! We're a ghouls breath away from Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party will once again cast its spell over the Magic Kingdom for a fall full of fantastical fun! This annual hard ticket event takes place between August 16 - November 1, 2019 for 36 select nights where Disney's devilish cast comes out to play.

Make Your Own Kukui Nut Lei At Disney's Polynesian Village Resort

While most guests stay at a Walt Disney World Resort because you can't beat the location and park access, travelers looking for a more relaxed vacation will be happy to know that the Disney Resorts offer a wealth of activities right at your hotel. On my last visit, I spent some time talking with the cultural representatives and creating my very own Kukui Nut Lei at Disney's Polynesian Village Resort.