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Walt Disney World Ending Express Transportation Service

The Express Transportation service is ending at the Walt Disney World Resort. The service debuted in late 2016 and provided guests a quicker way to get from one theme park to another - for an additional fee.

Disney News Round-up: ‘Dream Big, Princess’ Campaign, 2018 Disney Parks Moms Panel Search, and More

Happy Thursday! We're inching ever closer to the weekend and today we have some fun and lighthearted news in the round-up. Disney is expanding its 'Dream Big, Princess' campaign and it's almost time for the 2018 Disney Parks Moms Panel Search to begin! Read on to find out more!

Jingle Bell, Jingle BAM! Dessert Party Returning for Holiday Season at Disney’s Hollywood Studios

It's time to start making plans for your holiday visit to the Walt Disney World Resort and that includes reservations for the Jingle Bell, Jingle BAM! Holiday Dessert Party at Disney's Hollywood Studios. The party, which debuted in 2016, is returning again this fall.

Disney News Round-up: Halloween on the High Seas and Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party

What's that you say? It's ONLY August so why are we talking about Halloween already? Well, because this year's Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party starts on August 25 at the Walt Disney World Resort! And, if you're sailing Disney Cruise Line this fall you can celebrate Halloween on the High Seas too!

Disney News Round-Up: Epcot 35th Anniversary Merchandise, Slinky Dog Dash Track, and More

Happy Tuesday and welcome to another Disney news round-up! Today we're checking out the commemorative merchandise for Epcot's 35th anniversary, news about the track for the new Slinky Dog Dash roller coaster at Hollywood Studios, and much more!

Online Check-In Now Available on My Disney Experience App

If you're visiting the Walt Disney World Resort, staying at an on-property hotel, and you use the My Disney Experience app, you can now take care of your online check-in from the app. The most recent update to the app now gives guests the ability to utilize online check-in (which you could previously access online).

Disney Vacation Account Discontinued, Account Holders Have Options for Funds

The Disney Vacation Account - the online saving account that allowed guests to save money for their upcoming Disney vacations - has been discontinued. Account holders started receiving notification of the closure on Tuesday, with four options for how to withdraw their funds.

Disney News Round-Up: The Dress Shop Returns to Cherry Tree Lane, DisneyQuest Demolition, and More

Happy Wednesday! We've made it to the middle of the week and today we have a round-up full of Disney Springs news including the return of a popular store, new menus, and much more! Let's check it out.

The 6th Great Irish Hooley Planned for September 1-4 at Raglan Road Irish Pub & Restaurant

The 6th Great Irish Hooley music festival is planned for Labor Day Weekend, September 1-4, at Raglan Road Irish Pub & Restaurant in Disney Springs. The festival features Irish songs, dance, food, and music starting at 3 p.m. on September 1.

Copper Creek Villas & Cabins Open at Disney's Wilderness Lodge

Disney Vacation Club welcomed its 14th resort this week with the opening of the Copper Creek Villas & Cabins at Disney's Wilderness Lodge. The new resort features 184 accommodation options including Deluxe Studios, one- and two-bedroom villas, three-bedroom villas, and waterfront cabins.

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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What to do When it Rains on Your Disney World Vacation

You know the old saying "A rainy day at Disney World is better than a rainy day at home?" Well, it's true! If it's going to rain and I'm at Disney World it is certainly going to be a better day than if it rains and I'm stuck at home. But, you might wonder, what should/can we do when it rains on our vacation? The answer " anything you want!

Visit The DFB Guide on YouTube

I know that I talk about my friends over at the Disney Food Blog all the time, they're a huge help to us here at Walt Disney World for Grown-ups and our site just wouldn't be what it is without their support and collaboration. Today I want to take a minute to talk about their fantastic YouTube Channel! Recently named one of "YouTube's Creators on the Rise" AJ and the gang are turning out fun and funky content that's all about Disney food. Check out a few of their recent videos below!

Date Night Disney's Hollywood Studios

Old Hollywood glamor is a fabulous theme for your next Date Night at Walt Disney World. Grab the one you love, get into your dapper best, and head to Disney's Hollywood Studios for an evening of entertainment and romance.

4th of July Hijincks From Some Of Our Favorite Disney Vloggers

I hope that everyone is enjoy their Independence Day! At Walt Disney World for Grown-ups we're taking it easy from the homestead as we spend time with our loved ones. The 4th of July is notoriously busy in Walt Disney World and sometimes the view from the couch is just as enjoyable. While you're waiting for the #DisneyParksLIVE webcast tonight, check out this collection Disney tributes to America.

The Redhead Gets A New Role As More Changes Announced For Pirates of the Caribbean

The famous auction scene in Pirates of the Caribbean with its bawdy redhead and rowdy bidding pirates has been a beloved staple of this classic Disney attraction since the very beginning. But as with all things Disney, it's subject to change -

15 Reasons Walt Disney World Honeymoons Are The Way To Go

Did you know that Walt Disney World is one of the most visited Honeymoon destinations on the planet? The appeal of Disney magic for people of all ages, and the sheer variety of options available at the Vacation Kingdom of the World make it a place that just about anyone can enjoy. With service for all levels of honeymoon budgets and a unique registry to help fund your journey, these 15 reasons are why we believe Walt Disney World Honeymoons are the way to go.

2017 Eat to the Beat Lineup Announced for the Epcot Food and Wine Festival

We're getting closer to the start of this year's Epcot Food and Wine Festival (which starts on August 31 this year!). And today Disney has announced the full lineup for the 2017 Eat to the Beat concert series. Several fan favorites are returning this year in addition to 11 new acts!

Counting Down To Your Walt Disney World Vacation

How many days? The question simple, but the answer can be complex. It changes depending on when it's being asked, and who you're asking, sometimes there is even more than one response. How many days? Will put a smile on a frequent Disney traveler's face, because we all keep tabs on just how long it will be until we're back in "the World."

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Top Reasons to Love Disney’s Beach Club Resort

Disney's Beach Club Resort has long been a favorite on my list of must-stay-here Disney resort. The Deluxe hotel ranks high on my list of favorites thanks its location, amenities, recreation, and some of the dining. Today we'll look at what there is to love about the resort.

Afternoon Adventures At Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort

When the heat is high and the Parks are crowded, don't forget that Walt Disney World offers a wide variety of fun outdoor activities for guests to enjoy. At Disney's Fort Wilderness Resort guests can slow down and get away from the hustle and bustle with some good old fashioned fun.