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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.

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.

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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Ultimate Upgrades For Your Walt Disney World Vacation

Walt Disney World vacations are amazing experiences no matter how you chose to go, and there's a price range for touring that suits just about any carefully budgeted travel planner. For those looking to dive into the ultimate in luxe Disney, you just have to remember one thing, all magic comes with a price. So pull out your checkbook, and turn your dream vacation up a notch!

Walt Disney World Resort Easter Week News Round-up

Easter Week at the Magic Kingdom will have you hopping with joy as the Easter Bunny greets guests from March 19 through April 1 in the Town Square Courtyard. Then on March 31, and April 1 (Easter Sunday), a special pre-parade will make its way down Main Street, U.S.A. delighting young and old.

Why Uzima Springs Is The Perfect Place To Spend Poolside At Disney

The Resort Hotels of Walt Disney World are known for not only having world-class accommodation, but great food, and a plethora of fun recreational activities. While many Disney fans would argue that Stormalong Bay at Disney's Yacht and Beach Clubs is the best Disney Resort Pool, you'll find me firmly in the camp of Uzima Springs at Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge. Read on to learn why I think this wellspring is the perfect place to spend a day poolside.

Overnight Parking Fees Coming To Walt Disney World Resort Hotels

Yesterday, Walt Disney World announced some changes to their parking fees that have sent rumblings out through the online Disney Fan community. Guests who book their reservation to stay at all Walt Disney World Resort Hotels after March 21 will be charged for overnight parking if they intend to leave their cars at the hotel. The overnight parking fees will be added to the guest's hotel folio at check-out.

2018 Epcot International Food and Wine Festival Dates Announced

Folks planning Fall vacations in Walt Disney World can look forward to the 23rd Annual Epcot International Food & Wine Festival. The fan favorite event as it returns to Epcot for 75 days packed full of culinary delights, expert seminars, and extraordinary entertainment. Running from August 30 to November 12, 2018 Guest will sip, stroll, and delight in this Disney tradition.

A Look Inside A One Bedroom Villa At Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge Jambo House

My husband and I recently returned from a comfortable stay in a One Bedroom Villa at Disney's magnificent Animal Kingdom Lodge, Jambo House. While this wasn't our first visit to the property, our last few stays were at Kidani Village, and to us the differences are significant. Take a look inside and find out why we love this most unique Disney resort.

10 Spring Break Survival Tips for Walt Disney World

As the cold weather begins to wain, schools across the country let out for Spring Breaks and families flock to the Walt Disney World Resort in Florida. With Four Theme Parks, Two Water Parks, and Disney Springs there is a world of fun waiting for them in the vacation kingdom. However - when crowds are high a Disney vacation takes an extra level of planning. As theRead on for 10 Spring Break Survival Tips!

Egg-stravaganza Hunt At The 25th Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival

Returning again to the Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival, the highly popular Egg-stravaganza Hunt is an Egg Hunt eggs-traordinaire through the pavilions of World Showcase. Between March 16 and April 1 (or while supplies last), Guests visiting the Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival can purchase special scavenger hunt maps that guide them on adventure through Epcot searching for some rather impressive eggs.

15 Free Activities Grown-up Guests at Walt Disney World Resort

People often ask me why I always choose a Walt Disney World Resort hotel to stay at when we travel. There are a number of reasons that I've discussed previously, but a big one is because Disney really knows how to keep their Guests entertained. While there's often a focus on kids programming, I've got 15 free activities for grow-up Guests at Walt Disney World Resort.

Tickets On Sale Now For The Star Wars: Galactic Nights at Disney Hollywood Studios

Grab your lightsabers and take a side because tickets are now on sale for the May 27, 2018 return of Star Wars: Galactic Nights at Disney's Hollywood Studios. This one night only event celebrates the entire Star Wars saga with entertainment that puts Guests at the center of the Galaxy.