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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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Hall Of Presidents Reopens At The Magic Kingdom

The Hall of Presidents reopened yesterday at Walt Disney World's Magic Kingdom Park. The attraction returns after a year-long refurbishment that updated show content, as well as adding high-impact projection, sound, lighting to upgrade the entire theater experience.

Epcot’s Festival of the Arts Expands For 2018

In 2017 Walt Disney World introduced guests to a brand new festival that let them explore the extraordinary world of the arts. They gathered together performing artists, visual masters, and culinary innovators to present innovative new programing. The experiment was an astounding success, and in 2018 the Epcot International Festival of the Arts has expanded to include even more.

Have A Joyeux Noël At Epcot International Festival of the Holidays

Traditions from around the world are on display at Epcot's International Festival of the Holidays. Today we make a stop at the France Pavilion for a visit with the good spirit of the season, Pere Noel; then we'll take a peek at the menu of the Alsace Holiday Kitchen. It's Christmas a la francaise with all the self-indulgent treats that inspires.

New Stage Show To Replace Animal Kingdom’s Flights of Wonder

Updated! Flights of Wonder at Disney's Animal Kingdom has long taken guests on a journey into the avian world. It introduces guests to some of majestic bird species, while telling the heartbreaking story of how environmental concerns have brought some of them to the brink of extinction. But for 2018 Disney announced something that has been swirling around the rumor mill for ages; an all new stage show just in time for the Park's 20th anniversary. UP! A Great Bird Adventure is sure to be a spectacular celebration of our feathered friends.

Fun Facts About Christmastime At Walt Disney World

Christmastime at Walt Disney World is full of over the top experiences. The Parks are adorned from every angle, the winter sweets and treats overflow the plates of guests, and the sounds of the season fill the air with a holiday glee. You can't help but feel the joyous tidings of winter delights. Have you ever wondered what it takes to pull off a Disney Christmas? Here are a few fun facts just to get you started!

Meet Father Christmas At Epcot International Festival of the Holidays

At Epcot's World showcase guests can experience a world tour holiday traditions in a single afternoon. The Epcot International Festival of the Holidays offers sights, sounds, and tastes of holiday mythology and lore from the 11 countries that are represented around the lagoon. In the United Kingdom Father Christmas takes the stage to delight young and old alike with customs from the British Isles.

The Gingerbread Academy At Disney's BoardWalk Inn & Villas

My family has spent a lot of time at Walt Disney World and we know that the holidays are an especially wonderful time to travel. One of our favorite activities outside of the Parks this time of year is to go hotel hopping to see the amazing gingerbread displays. No treat is quite as quintessentially Christmas a gingerbread, and as with everything Disney - they do it with style.

Another 5 Reasons To Love Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party

Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party is a special hard ticket event at the Magic Kingdom. On select nights in November and December the Park closes early to the general public and guests with party tickets get the run of the Park. Most folks know that festive time is full of unique holiday shows, glittering fireworks, a wonderful parade, but that just scratches the surface of the fun. We're sharing another 5 reasons to love Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party.

Say Buon Natale To Italy’s Offerings For Epcot International Festival of the Holidays

The world is full of beautiful traditions during the winter holidays, with rich stories and traditions that weave a tapestry of holiday delights. Where else but Epcot can you experience the world's holiday traditions in one place than at the 11 World Showcase pavilions. The Epcot International Festival of the Holidays surrounds guests with vivid experiences in sights, sounds, and taste that create special and magical holiday memories.