WDW Planning

News

Dates Announced for 2018 Epcot International Festival of the Arts

The dates for the 2018 Epcot International Festival of the Arts have been announced. The Festival, which debuted this year, will kick off January 12, 2018 and run through February 19. And for the first time the Festival will run seven days a week!

Disney News Round-Up: Costume Guidelines from Disney, Typhoon Lagoon Reopens, and More

Welcome to another edition of our Disney news round-up! Today we have details on the costume guidelines for Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party, news on the reopening of Typhoon Lagoon after Hurricane Irma, and much more!

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!

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!

Articles

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.

The DFB Guide to the 2018 Epcot Food and Wine Festival e-Book Is Here

It's here! The must have planning tool that celebrates Disney's most delicious event of them all. TheDFB Guide to the 2018 Epcot Food and Wine Festival, is ready to download now! This great guide has all the info you need to know, to be ready to go for a full 75 days of festival fun.

The Cultural Art Galleries of Epcot's World Showcase

Epcot was born of a desire to bring together people and cultures from across the globe. Conceived as an experimental community where differences would be celebrated, as people lived and worked together and learned that we are really all the same. While many people today simply make their way around World Showcase for the food and wine, those who delve deeper into the pavilions will discover a series of small galleries continue to celebrate the diverse cultural arts and crafts unique to each region.

“Creating Tradition: Innovation and Change in American Indian Art” Makes Its Debut Inside The American Adventure

Epcot's American Heritage Gallery at The American Adventure opened the doors on a new art exhibit last week. The 89 cultural pieces on display represent 40 different American Indian tribes from seven geographic regions across the United States. "Creating Tradition: Innovation and Change in American Indian Art" is an exciting exhibition that is now open for Guests to explore.

6 Must Have Apps For Walt Disney World Travel

When planning a Walt Disney World Vacation, technology can play a big part in getting the show on the road. Travel apps, loaded onto your smart phone, can put all the travel documents and information you could ever need right at your fingertips. Disney's no different with proprietary tech that helps you to interact with the entire resort. Here are my must have travel apps for a Walt Disney World vacation.