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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!

Disney Announces Entertainment Schedule for Night of Joy 2017

Disney's Night of Joy 2017 is planned for Friday, September 8, and Saturday, September 9 at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex. The full entertainment schedule was announced this week, so if you're attending the event you can make your plans now!

Disney News Round-up: Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party News

The 2017 Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party kicked off last week and runs on select nights through November 1 at the Magic Kingdom. Today we have some fun updates about special goodies and more at the parties.

My Disney Experience App Now Allows Guests to Track Disney Dining Plan Entitlements and More

Did you update your My Disney Experience app this week? If you did, you might have noticed a couple of really awesome updates in the app including the ability to track your Disney Dining Plan credits! Read on to find out more about this update!

Disney Vacation Club Members Can Celebrate Halloween with Pirate-Themed Party at Disney’s Contemporary Resort

Disney's Contemporary Resort is the site of a Disney Vacation Club member Halloween party on October 31. The pirate-themed party is planned for two time slots in the Ballroom of the Americas and reservations are now open.

Disney News Round-up: Rivers of Light Live-Stream, Minnie Van Service Expands, and More

Happy Tuesday! We're back with another news round-up from Walt Disney World! Today we have news about a Rivers of Light live-stream event, an expansion of the Minnie Vans service, and much more. Read on to find out more.

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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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.

3 Great Reasons To Try A 3-Night Starter Cruise On The Disney Cruise Line

It was only a few years ago that I wasn't even sure if I would enjoy a cruise once I got on the ship. My husband had anxiety about not being able to see land, and he was more than a little worried about getting seasick. Neither of us was sure that once we got to see we would enjoy it. A 3-night Disney Cruise turned out to be the perfect way to dip our toes in the proverbial water without committing a huge amount of money. It might be just the answer you are looking for too! Here are 3 great reasons you should give a 3-night starter cruise a chance.

TRON Lightcycle Power Run coming to Walt Disney World’s Magic Kingdom

The exciting news just kept coming at the D23 Expo in Anaheim, California this past weekend. Chairman of Disney Parks and Resorts Bob Chapeck hosted a presentation that was full of exciting happenings for Disney Parks around the globe. Confirmed at the event was the the TRON Lightcycle Power Run coming to Walt Disney World's Magic Kingdom.

The Best Free Things at Walt Disney World

Vacationing at the Walt Disney World Resort is not cheap. We all know that prices go up every year on tickets, rooms, food, souvenirs...you name it! And so with all the money we spend on every Disney World vacation it's nice to find stuff that's FREE. Yes, we said free. There are many free things at Disney World and today we're going to talk about some of our favorites.

Mickey and Minnie’s Runaway Railway at Disney's Hollywood Studios

Toy Story and Star Wars aren't the only franchises at in Disney's Hollywood Studios that are getting a lot of love right now. This weekend at the D23 Expo it was announces that Mickey Mouse, and his best girl Minnie are getting a brand new attraction all their own. Get ready for a new dimensional experience on Mickey and Minnie's Runaway Railway.

Epcot’s World Showcase: France and China Pavilions To Get New Attractions in Preparation For Park Anniversary

There was a plethora of intriguing announcements made at the D23 Expo Parks and Resorts Presentation on Saturday, with a new vision for Future World that includes restaurants and attractions taken to astonishing new heights. Future World isn't alone in the rededicated vision for the Park, and we found out that great things are coming for World Showcase as well.

Epcot Future World Reimagined For Tomorrow

Chairman of Disney Parks and Resort Bob Chapek, and with Imagineer Tom Fitzgerald shared a vision with fans this weekend at the D23 Expo. That vision is a rejuvenated Epcot Theme Park staying true to its original mission, with new additions coming to both Future World and World Showcase in preparation for Epcot's 35th Anniversary, as well as the 50th Anniversary of Walt Disney World.

A New Musical And Three New Ships For The Disney Cruise Line

During the Disney Parks and Resorts Presentation at the D23 Expo yesterday, Disney Cruise Line (DCL) treated fans to a look inside the new production of Beauty and the Beast that is coming to the Disney Dream this November. There was even a little news most weren't expecting.

Exciting New Additions Coming To Walt Disney World

There was a ton of exciting news that came out of the D23 Expo as Bob Chapeck hosted the Disney Parks & Resorts Panel today. While the press releases haven't yet hit the streets, I'm going to give you a quick recap of the news, before digging into the details in coming days. Just like our speculation post, we'll break it down by Park Let's Go!

5 Tips for Candid Photos On Your Walt Disney World Vacation

Candid photographs are one ways that you can increase the storytelling of your Walt Disney World vacation. While posed photos tend to be a staple of vacation pictures, they only go so far in the way of sharing the experience that your group was having. Candid photography is authentic and honest in its emotion, but it can be tough to get right. Here are 5 tips for candid vacation photos that will help you tell the story of your trip.