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New Theater Coming to Magic Kingdom's Main Street U.S.A.

Bob Chapeck, Chairman of Disney Parks and Resorts, announced new additions coming to the Magic Kingdom in time for the Walt Disney World 50th Anniversary celebration. One of the surprises of the day was a brand new theater coming to the Main Street U.S.A.

Disney Vacation Club Announces Skyliner To Disney Riviera Resort

Saturday, Disney Parks and Resorts Chairman Bob Chapek was thrilled to announce a sweeping line-up of exciting plans coming to Walt Disney World in time for its 50th Anniversary. One of the exciting new additions is a Disney Vacation Club property called the Disney Riviera Resort.

D23 News: Disney Reveals Model for ‘Star Wars’ Lands

The 2017 D23 Expo kicked off Friday, and at a special preview on Thursday night Disney Parks and Resorts chairman Bob Chapek unveiled the model for the Star Wars-themed lands at Disneyland and Disney's Hollywood Studios.

Marketplace Booth Menus, Special Events, and More Announced for the 2017 Epcot Food and Wine Festival

It's that time of year again! Time to start planning your visit to the Epcot Food and Wine Festival, which begins on August 31 this year and runs for a record 75 days! We have details on the Marketplace Booths, special events, and more.

Disney PhotoPass Day Set for August 19 at Disney World

On August 19, guests at the Walt Disney World Resort will have a chance to celebrate the second Disney PhotoPass Day. The event is a celebration of all things Disney PhotoPass and promises to be bigger than last year's inaugural event.

2017 Epcot Food and Wine Festival News Round-Up

The 2017 Epcot Food and Wine Festival kicks off August 31 this year and runs for a record 75 days! We have some of the latest news in today's round-up including the return of ABC's The CHEW to the festival, and Eat to the Beat concert news.

Catch a Live-Stream of Disney’s Celebrate America! A Fourth of July Concert in the Sky

Tomorrow we'll all be celebrating the Fourth of July with cookouts, fireworks, and family fun! And if you want to watch the Magic Kingdom's fireworks display but you're not at the Magic Kingdom, you're in luck!

2017 Candlelight Processional Narrators Announced Plus Bookings Open for Dining Packages

The preliminary list of celebrity narrators for this year's Candlelight Processional has been announced and bookings are now open for the Candlelight Processional Dining Packages available at participating Epcot and Epcot-area restaurants.

Disney World Theme Parks Ranked in TripAdvisor Travelers' Choice Awards

Several of the theme parks and water parks at the Walt Disney World Resort were ranked in the top 10 lists of the TripAdvisor Travelers' Choice Awards. Disneyland and Disney California Adventure also made the list.

Catch a Live-Stream of 'The Music of Pixar Live' Tonight

If you haven't had a chance to see the newest show at Disney's Hollywood Studios - The Music of Pixar LIVE! A Symphony of Characters - tonight is your chance! The Disney Parks Blog will be live-streaming the show.

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

Five Photo Tips For Telling Your Disney Vacation Story

Walt Disney World is one of the most photographed placed on earth, you needn't look further than Instagram to know that's true. But there's a difference between capturing a couple of snapshots and creating a visual story to share. Check out our five tips for vacation storytelling through photography.

Inside A Two Bedroom Villa At Disney's Saratoga Springs Resort & Spa

Disney's Saratoga Springs Resort & Spa is a sprawling complex that sits across Village Lake from Disney Springs. Designed to evoke the late-1800s' New York retreat famous for its spas and horse racing. Pastel colored buildings dot the waterside amid the vibrant green of Disney's Buena Vista Golf Course. While some guests feel it lacks a strong theme, I find its charm drawing me back again and again.

Seven Things I Have To Do On Every Disney Trip

I've written previously about how I like to try at least 5 new things each time I go to Walt Disney World, but I also do a lot of things that have become so ingrained to my Disney trips that if I don't get to do them, it just doesn't feel like vacation. These personal Disney traditions are just part of what makes it all magic for me. So check out seven things I have to do on every Disney trip.

5 Themed Ideas To Add Even More Fun To Your Disney Vacation

A Walt Disney World vacation is always a fun idea, but sometimes it's nice to put a new spin on the traditional family vacation. For those shorter trips (3-4 nights) why not try a vacation theme! Plan your touring schedule with an overarching storyline and use the Disney Parks and Resorts to let your adventure unfold.

Things To Know Before You Book A Disney Cruise

With brand new 2018 itineraries going on sale May 18th, the Disney fan community is full of chatter about where their next Disney Cruise Line (DCL) vacations will take them. With that in mind, I thought I would gather together just a few things for would be cruisers to keep in mind while getting ready to book this week.

Tickets Now on Sale for Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party and Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party

If you're making plans to attend one of the Magic Kingdom's holiday parties this fall, we have good news! Tickets for both Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party and Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party are now on sale.

Catch a Live-Stream of the Magic Kingdom’s Happily Ever After Nighttime Show on May 12

Tomorrow, May 11, is the very last night for Wishes, the fan-favorite nighttime fireworks show at the Magic Kingdom. A new show, Happily Ever After, debuts on May 12 and if you can't make it to the park to see the show you can catch a live-stream online.

At Least 4 Reasons Disney’s Animal Kingdom Is Better Than Ever

Over the past couple of years Imagineers at Disney's Animal Kingdom have been hard at work to develop new concepts and experiences to breathe new life into the Park. Finally the immersive wildlife Park that's not a zoo is coming into its own and taking center stage with a full slate of exceptional experiences. I'm not even going to try and list all the reasons I love Animal Kingdom, but I will absolutely share the four best reasons to be sure it's in the plan for your next Walt Disney World vacation.

More Details Revealed for Pandora - The World of Avatar at Disney’s Animal Kingdom

In a little more than three weeks, the long-awaited Pandora - The World of Avatar will open at Disney's Animal Kingdom. This new land is the largest addition to the Animal Kingdom and will immerse guests in an alien landscape full of floating mountains, bioluminescent forests, and more.