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Disney News Round-up: FastPass Booking Updates, TSA Travel Updates, and More

We're back with another Disney news round-up and today we have details on changes with FastPass+ bookings for non-Disney hotels, updates about new TSA policies that might impact your flight out of Orlando International Airport, and much more.

Disney News Round-up: NBA Experience News, DVC Member Christmas Eve Dinner, and More

Happy Monday! We're back to start the week with another Disney news round-up. Today we're talking about the NBA Experience coming to Disney Springs in 2019, the Disney Vacation Club member holiday dinner, and so much more!

Disney News Round-up: Disney’s Yacht Club News, Four Seasons Hosting Celebrity Chef Dinner, and More

Happy Friday! We're back with another Disney news round-up. Today we have a round-up filled with resort news including updates from the Yacht Club, a report about a new tower hotel, and much more. Let's check it out.

Disney News Round-Up: New Holiday Vacation Package, New Transport Vehicle at Animal Kingdom Lodge, and More

Happy middle of the week! We're back with another Disney news round-up and today we're talking about the new holiday vacation package from Disney, more updates on the dog policy, and a few other items.

Full List of Candlelight Processional Narrators Announced

The full list of narrators for this year's Candlelight Processional has been announced. Additions to the complete list include Disney Legend Kurt Russell, Olympic gymnast Laurie Hernandez, and the voice of Ariel, Jodi Benson.

Four Disney World Resort Hotels to Allow Dogs to Stay in Rooms

Four Walt Disney World Resort Hotels are part of a new pilot program that allows guests to bring their dogs to stay with them in the hotel rooms. This new program allows up to two dogs per room for an additional nightly fee. The hotels are: Yacht Club, Art of Animation, Port Orleans Riverside, and Fort Wilderness.

Disney News Round-up: Ferrytale Fireworks Cruise Returning, New Disney Parks Blog Newsletter, and More

Happy Tuesday! We're back with another edition of our Disney news round-up and today we're talking about the return of the Ferrytale Fireworks Cruise on Seven Seas Lagoon, a new Disney newsletter, and an update on the Halloween night Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party.

Disney News Round-up: D23 2018 Events Announced, Minnie Van Service Expands, and More

We're back with another news round-up and we're talking about the expansion of the Minnie Vans at the Deluxe hotels, a new slate of D23 member events for 2018, military discounts for 2018, and much more!

Star Wars: Galactic Nights Returning to Disney’s Hollywood Studios for One Night in December

Star Wars fan, get ready! Star Wars: Galactic Nights is returning to Disney's Hollywood Studios for one night, December 16. The gala event features a red carpet arrival for guests, fireworks, a panel discussion about the new Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge, and more.

Watch a Live-Stream of 'Mickey's Boo-to-You Halloween Parade' Friday Night

Mickey's Boo-To-You Halloween Parade is one of the highlights at Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party. And, if you're wishing you had plans to attend a party this year but you're stuck at home instead you can catch a live-stream of the parade Friday night!

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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Time Saving Tips For Your Walt Disney World Vacation

I've always said that there is no one perfect way to tour the Disney Parks, but my way tends to be a bit more on the relaxed side. That doesn't mean that I haven't had my share of commando missions, packing in every moment with as much fun as possible. If you're headed down to the Walt Disney World Resort and plan of filling every moment with action, I've got some great time saving tips just for you!

Blanc de Bleu At The Epcot International Food and Wine Festival

The episode of 'Inside Disney Parks' this week took a closer look at some of the exciting finishing touches going in place for the start of the 2018 Epcot International Food and Wine Festival. One of the segments in the video, piqued my interest for its mention of a rather unique bottle of bubble that guests will be able to taste.

Drinking Around the World Responsibly

The Epcot International Food & Wine Festival is starting soon at Walt Disney World and as always there will be a plethora of fantastic cocktails to try as you make your way around World Showcase Lagoon. DFB Guide to the 2018 Epcot International Food & Wine Festival e-Book offers a fantastic selection of "crawls" to help you make your way without missing a sip. The book offers on point suggestions for not to miss beer, wine, and cocktail stops all the way around the world.

Pandora: The World of Avatar Makes Time Magazine's List of World's Greatest Places

Anyone who follows the Disney fan community knows that Pandora - The World of Avatar is a special place. After all, it's not often you can travel 4.4 light years away on your vacation. However this special world created to nestle in at Disney's Animal Kingdom gives Walt Disney World Guests an otherworldly experience like they have never had before. It seems that the editors at TIME magazine sat up to take notice of this unique destination.

Planning Tips For The Epcot International Food and Wine Festival

We're just a week away to the kick off of the 2018 Epcot International Food and Wine Festival. As the summer season begins to wind down and kids have gone back to school grown-up Disney fans can feel the change coming in the air. Fall brings one of the most celebrated seasonal special events of them all, the Epcot International Food and Wine Festival. Disney Chefs come out to play in the Park as Guests set on for culinary adventure.

13 Fun Facts About Walt Disney World’s Haunted Mansion

Fall has officially kicked off at Walt Disney World, with the opening nights of Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party! To celebrate the arrival of this most spooktacular time of year I though I'd share 13 fun facts about Liberty Square's popular attraction, The Haunted Mansion.

Celebrate 90 Years With Mickey Mouse

Walt Disney himself once mused "I only hope that we never lose sight of one thing - that it was all started by a mouse." 90 years later, the Walt Disney Company is in full party-prep mode for the birthday of the one and only Mickey Mouse. 90 years is a gigantic milestone for a little fella that stole the hearts of people around the world. One party simply will not do, so Disney is planning celebrations around the globe.

Disney's Animal Kingdom and the Disney Conservation Fund

The Disney Conservation Fund has inspired millions of people to take action to protect the planet for more than two decades now. At Disney's Animal Kingdom dedication to the Disney Conservation Fund is not just an add on, it is a way of life that has provided more than $70 million to programs committed to reversing the decline of wildlife in more than half the countries on the planet.

TRON Attraction At The Magic Kingdom

We Disney fans have become pretty used to construction walls over the past few years. I don't think any of us like them, but we usually love what's there when they come down! Over at the Magic Kingdom Park Tomorrowland is getting ready for a pretty exciting addition the new TRON attraction is now under construction.

2018 Epcot International Food & Wine Festival Eat To The Beat Concert Line-up

Updated with the full event roster. The Epcot International Food and Wine Festival is a fan favorite event held each fall at Walt Disney World Resort in Florida. A culinary extravaganza that lasts for months, this annual foodie mecca is also home to a great evening concert series called "Eat To The Beat." Old favorites, and new comers alike will take the American Gardens Theater stage three times a night to turn up the volume and entertain Epcot guests as they enjoy a World Showcase of international foods and beverages.