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Disney Springs is Ready to Celebrate the Holidays with Special Experiences, Christmas Trees, and More

Yes, it is still September, but the theme parks, resorts, and even Disney Springs are gearing up for the holiday season. If you're looking for great holiday shopping, dining, and more you'll want to check out all Disney Springs has to offer this fall.

The Epcot International Festival of Holidays Begins November 19

We've been reporting on the upcoming holiday season at the Walt Disney World Resort and today we have news about the renamed holiday festival at Epcot and what guests can expect when the festivities begin in November.

Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party Details

Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party kicks off the holiday season at the Magic Kingdom starting November 9. This very popular holiday hard ticket event is more than just cookies, hot cocoa, and snow flurries on Main Street U.S.A. Check out what else you'll find at the party.

Disney’s Hollywood Studios to Celebrate the Holidays with New Experiences and More

Disney's Hollywood Studios is ready to celebrate the holiday season with new and returning experiences and events including a new holiday experience on Sunset Boulevard and the return of the Jingle Bell, Jingle BAM! holiday show.

Disney After Hours Dates Set for the Magic Kingdom for 2018

Disney After Hours is returning to the Magic Kingdom in early 2018! The dates for this nighttime event were announced today by Disney and are currently only for select nights in January, February, and March 2018.

Disney World Announces What’s New and What’s Returning for the 2017 Holiday Season

Sure, it's only mid-September and we just started celebrating Halloween at Disney World but today we're talking about the winter holiday season! Disney has just release a ton of information about what's coming to the parks and resorts for the holidays!

Walt Disney World Resort Theme Parks Reopen After Hurricane Irma

The Walt Disney World Resort felt the force of Hurricane Irma Sunday night after the hurricane took a turn and headed north to Orlando. The theme parks were closed Sunday and Monday due to the storm, but the Resort hotels were full of guests riding out the wind and rain.

Celebrate the Holidays this Fall at Epcot and Disney's Hollywood Studios

If you're visiting the Walt Disney World Resort this holiday season, there are two events you won't want to miss. One is a newly-renamed holiday event at Epcot and the other is a new holiday experience at Disney's Hollywood Studios!

UPDATED: Disney World Announces Closures and Cancellations Ahead of Hurricane Irma

Hurricane Irma is continuing to churn through the warm waters of the Atlantic, heading toward south Florida. The Orlando area will likely feel the impacts of the storm later this weekend, and Disney World has announced several closures and cancellations ahead of the storm.

One Man's Dream to be Transformed into Walt Disney Presents

One Man's Dream at Disney's Hollywood Studios will reopen tomorrow, September 8, as Walt Disney Presents. The updated attraction will be similar to the original but will also give guests a preview of new attractions coming to the Disney Parks.

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 Springs: Good Food, a Lot of Shops, and the Springs

It's been a little more than a year since Disney Springs celebrated its grand reopening as a revamped and renovated eating, shopping, and entertainment complex. Gone are the days of Downtown Disney as the entire area has been reimagined for guests. We spent an afternoon there on our recent Disney World vacation left with mixed feelings about the updated area.

Our Favorite Costumes From Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party So Far

Congratulations you're going to Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party. Now - What will you wear!? Most of the year, adults are excluded from the costume fun at Walt Disney World, Disney's hard ticket Halloween Party is the exception that people plan for all year long. Take a look at some of our Instagram favorites so far.

Tips For Riding Out A Hurricane At Walt Disney World

Walt Disney World continues to operate under normal conditions, but park officials are keeping a close eye on the path of Irma, a category 5 hurricane, that could impact central Florida. The arrival of the Hurricane Irma would likely bring the Disney Parks to a close for just the fifth time in its history. It has already been announced that Blizzard Beach will be closed on September 8th and 9th, and Aerophile at Disney Springs has already ceased operations. In addition sailings of Disney Fantasy and Sept. 8 and Sept.

Keeping Cool on Your Walt Disney World Vacation

I've visited Disney World during every month of the year, and with a few exceptions it's usually quite warm. There are a few really nice months when you might need a jacket in the morning or evening (January, February, November, December) but since we are talking about Florida, you need to be prepared for warm weather.

Top Tips For A Terrific Experience At Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party

This weekend saw the kick off of Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party at the Magic Kingdom. While some may be moaning that it's way too early for Halloween (I may or may not be in that crowd) there's no questioning that this is one of Walt Disney World most popular events of the year. If you haven't attended yet, you should consider adding it on to your fall trip.

A Visit to Pandora - The World of Avatar at Disney’s Animal Kingdom

Pandora - The World of Avatar opened earlier this year at Disney's Animal Kingdom after several years of anticipation. The land, inspired by James Cameron's film Avatar, was the biggest expansion at Animal Kingdom and one that would transform the park into a nighttime destination. As a fan of the film I couldn't wait to step into Pandora on my recent visit.

Five Things to Love about Disney’s Port Orleans Riverside Resort

Have you ever walked through the front doors of a Walt Disney World Resort hotel and instantly fallen in love? It's happened to me a few time (Wilderness Lodge and Animal Kingdom Lodge, I'm looking at you). Last week it happened again when I stepped into Disney's Port Orleans Riverside Resort. We're talking LOVE at first sight.

Talking About Tigers At Disney’s Animal Kingdom

On of the most unique features of Disney's Animal Kingdom is the fact that the animals on display are real. This exceptional theme park not only provides thrill seeking fun, but has a deeper purpose through the Disney Conservation Fund to preserve Walt Disney's legacy of love for the natural world and its resources. Disney's Animal Kingdom takes guest on a worldwide journey, placing them in stunning regional terrains right along side incredible wildlife where they are encouraged to share commitment to wildlife, people and the planet we all rely on.

A New Spin On An Old Favorite Mission:SPACE

When looking for a thrill at Epcot many guests head straight for Mission: SPACE. Since 2003 this exciting attraction has been launching guests into space for a thrilling, authentic, NASA-style Mission. Currently there are two different voyages for "trainees" ready to take on the X-2 Deep Space Shuttle flight to Mars; the Orange Team which experiences a 2.5 g-force inducing spin, or the Green Team which is a much more mild version of the experience.

The Top 5 Things to Love about Disney’s Contemporary Resort

Disney's Contemporary Resort has been an icon at the Walt Disney World Resort since the very beginning. The A-frame structure hotel was part of Walt Disney's vision for Disney World and opened in 1971. And, to this day, riding the Monorail through the hotel is a highlight of any visit to the resort and to the Magic Kingdom.