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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.

'Return to Sleepy Hollow' at Disney's Fort Wilderness Resort

If you're looking for another fun way to celebrate Halloween at the Walt Disney World Resort, you'll want to check out the 'Return to Sleepy Hollow' event at Disney's Fort Wilderness Resort. This special event is planned for several nights in September and October.

Hurricane Irma and Your Walt Disney World Resort Vacation

Hurricane Irma is currently churning its way through the Atlantic and was upgraded to a category 5 storm this morning. And, while the track of Hurricane Irma is still uncertain, the forecast cone for the category 5 hurricane covers all of Central and Southern Florida, including the Orlando area.

New Ultimate Nights of Adventure VIP Tour at Disney’s Animal Kingdom

Disney's Animal Kingdom has introduced a new VIP nighttime experience, the Ultimate Nights of Adventure VIP Tour. This new experience will give guests the chance to experience several popular attractions in addition to Rivers of Light. Read on to find out more!

Disney News Round-up: Epcot Food and Wine Festival News

The 2017 Epcot Food and Wine Festival is in full swing with 35 Marketplace Booths (in honor of Epcot's 35th anniversary), seminars and demonstrations, entertainment, and much more. If you're making plans to attend this year's Festival we have some news that might help you plan!

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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Walt Disney World Resort Comparisons: Pools

When choosing a Resort to stay at on a Walt Disney World Vacation, there are a wide variety of options that travelers can use to compare. Disney offers four different resort categories, each offering both subtle and significant differences. In this newly updated post we'll look at a few of the popular amenities that help guests make the decision of which hotel will be best for them.

Bus Times Feature Now On The My Disney Experience App

The complimentary transportation services offered to Walt Disney World Resort guests are one of my favorite things about staying on property. However - the touch and go experience of getting to the bus "on time" has caused stress on more than one occasion. Disney has answered the frustrated cries of guests, and stepped up their transportation game by enhancing the MyDisneyExperience App. Guests leaving from Walt Disney World Resorts will now be able to see upcoming bus departure times.

Discover The Tree of Life At Disney's Animal Kingdom

When it comes to myths and mythology, there are a few motifs that one can find spread across the planet. These special symbols have endured throughout time, painted and carved by artists for thousands of years. At the heart of Disney's Animal Kingdom Theme Park sits one such mystical force, luring guests to an island of discovery, calling forth man to embark on a journey that connects him with the rest of the planet. Disney's magnificent Tree of Life is a splendid demonstration of the interconnectedness of all life.

Special Events & Fireworks Celebrate The Fourth of July at Walt Disney World

Fireworks are synonymous with the Walt Disney World Resort any time of the year, but when it comes to celebrating Independence Day, the sparkle is rightly over the top. On July 4th, 2018 Disney theme parks will offer guests a veritable plethora of patriotic parties to celebrate the auspicious day of Americana. Here's where you can find fireworks, and more at Walt Disney World!

Incredible Tips To Beat The Summer Weather At Walt Disney World

Summer is prime season at Walt Disney World, but it also has some of the hottest and wettest weather of the year. That shouldn't put a damper on your vacation fun, but you should be sure to do your homework before you go. Read on on to learn some Incredible Summer tips for beating the heat at Walt Disney World.

2018 Epcot Food and Wine Festival Special Events Announced

Get out your spreadsheets and start plotting your maps, because a mountain of information was just released about the events happening this fall at the 2018 Epcot International Food and Wine Festival. Guests will be getting a super-sized helping of festival fun running from August 30 - November 12, 2018 when the chefs take over to let their culinary arts shine.

15 Things To Do At Walt Disney World Without Park Tickets

When most people think of a Walt Disney World vacation, their mind goes straight to the Theme Parks. The truth is though that the Parks are just some a few of the world class options to enjoy during your Disney travels. It's easy to enjoy a full vacation with all the bells and whistles without even stepping foot in a Theme Park. Here are 15 Things To Do At Walt Disney World Without Park Tickets.

15 Ways To Build Anticipation For Your Walt Disney World Vacation

We live in an instant world, where most everything we want is delivered to us in minutes. From talking to friends through online media, to grabbing a fast dinner at the drive through, our lives are fast and in the moment. But for most folks, planning a Walt Disney World vacation is a long slow process. How is one planner supposed to keep a family engaged and excited about something that's still months away? Here are 15 expert ways to build anticipation as you wait to depart on your next Disney trip.

Top Spots For Naps At Walt Disney World

You may be wondering why I'm talking about taking a nap when you've spent so much money for your Walt Disney World vacation. The truth is that between Florida's heat, humidity, and walking 8-10 miles a day, touring the Disney Parks can be down right exhausting. There's no shame in taking a break and closing your eyes.

2018 Atlantic Hurricane Season Predictions

Atlantic hurricane season officially kicks off June 1st, 2018 so it is time again to take a look at what predictions are for the summer. The season did kick off just a little bit early this year, with Subtropical Storm Alberto hitting some of the Gulf coast over this past holiday weekend. This was the fourth year in a row that a storm developed before the official start of the season. Here are a few things to keep in mind if Mother Nature crashes your Walt Disney World vacation.