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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.

Disney News Round-Up: Hall of Presidents Update, Happily Ever After Merchandise, and More

Happy Tuesday! We have another round of news and rumors in the round-up today including an update about the Magic Kingdom's Hall of Presidents, a rumor about a dark ride coming to Epcot's France Pavilion, and much more.

Disney News Round-Up: Epcot Rumors about New Attractions, Parking Changes, and More

Happy Friday! Today we're talking about Epcot rumors including the possibility of parking changes, new attractions, and maybe even new pavilions in World Showcase. There is no official word regarding any of these changes, but we're betting we'll hear more at next month's D23 Expo.

Celebrate the Fourth of July at Walt Disney World

If you're making plans to celebrate July 4 at The Walt Disney World Resort we have details on where to go and what to do. The theme parks and resort hotels are celebrating the Fourth of July with special fireworks displays, live performances, and even a cookout.

Disney News Round-Up: New Disney Dooney & Bourke Designs, Talking Skull Returns to Pirates of the Caribbean, and More

Happy Tuesday! We're back with another round-up of Disney news. Today we're talking about the new Disney Dooney & Bourke collections coming to the Disney Parks this summer, the return of the talking skull on Pirates of the Caribbean, and much more.

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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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.

Top Walt Disney World Hotels When You Have Teens That Want To Roam

As your kids get older, it's natural for a family trip to Walt Disney World takes on a different air and feel. While Guests under the age of 14 are required to have supervision, teens over 14 can stretch their wings and explore the property a little further on their own. When my kids were that age, it was important to that we stayed at a resort on property that allowed them more than enough fairly nearby entertainment options when I let them go off on their own.

June 30th, 2018 Opening Planned For Toy Story Land

Last week Disney fans went wild as the announcement came that the all-new Toy Story Land at Walt Disney World Resort would see it's official opening on June 30, 2018. The first full Land to open as part of a plan to revitalize Disney's Hollywood Studios Theme Park, Toy Story Land with take Guests on a toy's eye view journey through Andy's backyard.

Travel Documents To Get In Order Before Vacation

One of the most important parts of packing for any vacation is organizing your travel documents. These are the tickets, tools, and important papers that you and your family will need while away from home. I start pulling together my travel documents as soon as I book my Walt Disney World vacation and have confirmation. My travel document case is a working file for everything vacation related from the moment I book, to the moment I return home.

American Adventure Re-opens This Month With A New Look And Sound

The American Adventure Attraction is one of the shining stars of Epcot's World Showcase Promenade. The centerpiece building, known as "The People's Mansion," with its 110,000 brick facade made from Georgia red clay, anchors not only this themed land, but all of World Showcase. Standing before the impressive structure evokes thoughts of this nations birth, and the pride of our founding fathers. The attraction inside is currently closed, but will reopen later this month with a new look, sound, and even a few new faces.

11 of the Most Romantic Places at Walt Disney World

The world's Vacation Kingdom has become a hot spot of love birds looking to get away, while still having some wholesome fun. While we all know about enjoying Days in the Park, nights become enchanted, and we've got a list of 11 of the Most Romantic Places at Walt Disney World.

2018 Will Be An Incredible Summer At Walt Disney World

It will be an Incredible Summer this year at Walt Disney World, with immersive experiences taking Guests deep into the worlds of their favorite Disney films. Visitors can look forward to something special going on in all four Theme Parks and Disney Springs, with new shows, attractions, meet and greets, and an entirely new Land! It all kicks off staring Memorial Day Weekend, May 25-27, 2018.

‘Garden Rocks’ Concert Series Line-up for the 2018 Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival

The 2018 Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival is just around the corner, and that means that not only will Epcot visitors be treated to the freshest of foods and beautiful gardens, but they will also get to enjoy the fabulous sounds of the 'Garden Rocks' Concert Series.

Spike’s Pollen Nation Exploration at the 2018 Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival

New! A brand new springtime scavenger hunt will debut this year at the 2018 Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival. Join Spike - Disney's favorite honey bee - on a trip through the gardens of Epcot from February 28-May 28. Spike has been busy pollinating his way around the festival and wants to give aspiring gardeners of all ages the chance to follow his pollination trail on Spike's Pollen Nation Exploration.