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Disney Parks Bingo Cards Add More Fun to Your Disney Vacation

We all know how much fun it is to visit the four theme parks at the Walt Disney World Resort, but what if there was a way to add just a little more fun to your visit? Well, now there is with Disney Theme Parks Bingo.

Merida Set to Become Disney’s 11th Official Princess

On May 11, Merida - the strong-willed red headed princess from Disney/Pixar's Brave " will officially be welcomed into the Disney Princess royal court.

The royal coronation ceremony is scheduled for 9:30 a.m. at Cinderella's Castle at the Magic Kingdom. Other royal guests, including Disney's current princesses are expected to attend the ceremony. Guests at the Magic Kingdom will also be able to witness the coronation.

Become a Wilderness Explorer at Disney’s Animal Kingdom

If you have seen the Disney/Pixar film Up you might remember that young Russell is a Wilderness Explorer who loves to have great adventures and earn badges based on those adventures.

Soon guests at Disney's Animal Kingdom will have a chance to become Wilderness Explorers just like Russell, experiencing the park in a way that will deepen their understanding of animals and our natural world.

A New Spa Experience Coming to Disney’s Saratoga Springs

This summer, guests at Disney's Saratoga Springs Resort and Spa will have a chance to relax in a brand new spa experience re-opening in July.

The spa at Saratoga Springs has been closed for renovations since January and when it reopens as Senses - A Disney Spa, it will feature 10 treatment rooms, steam rooms, whirlpools, relaxation lounges, and a nail salon.

Celebrate Father’s Day with Car Masters Weekend at Downtown Disney

If you're looking for a "revved up" way to celebrate Father's Day this year, start your engines and head over to Downtown Disney West Side for Car Masters Weekend.

This classic car show "with a modern twist" is planned for June 14-16, and will feature more than 150 classic, muscle, and exotic cars. The event is also showcasing Disney-Pixar's Cars movies " giving guests the chance to meet raceway stars Lightning McQueen, Mater, and Finn McMissle from Cars 2.

Walt Disney World Limited Time Magic: Week 10

Spring is in the air and the citizens of Main Street, U.S.A. are simply bursting with excitement! To lighten up the mood from chilly winter days and help usher in all things bright and beautiful, they'll arrive in town on a horse-drawn trolly adorned with colorful bouquets of flowers and ribbons, dressed to the nines in bright pastels. These happy folks are ready to sing and dance their way into your hearts!

Three-Day Discover Disney Ticket for Florida Residents Only $119

Are you a Florida Resident? If so, you be sure to check out Disney's latest deal - the new three-day Discover Disney Ticket for just $119, plus tax.

What? Three days isn't enough? Okay then, how about this? Disney will let you add a fourth day for just $10 more.

Walt Disney World Limited Time Magic: Week 8

The America Adventure's very own Voices of Liberty a cappella group is honoring Presidents Day for some Limited Time Magic musical performances. These stirring concerts will take place at Epcot's America Gardens Theatre daily from February 18 to February 24, 2013.

Disney Cruise Line 2014 Itineraries Begin in Florida

Disney Cruise Line has announced it's sailing dates and itineraries for the 2014 season! The white sand beaches and beautiful blue waters of Castaway Cay will take center stage during the first half of the year as all four Disney ships sailing from Florida ports. The Disney Magic will return to Port Canaveral, Fla., joining the Disney Dream and Disney Fantasy, while the Disney Wonder makes it's home in Miami.

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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Limited Time Magic: Week 43

This week's special Limited Time Magic was another extremely exclusive tour with a limited time sign up through the Disney Parks Blog. Guests lucky enough to secure a spot will be treated to a horticultural tour of the gardens of the Epcot International Food & Wine Festival.

999 Happy Haunts At The Magic Kingdom's Haunted Mansion

Sitting up on the hill at the back of Magic Kingdom's Liberty Square is a stately mansion of Dutch revival design and gothic splendor. It's a style familiar to the 18th century Hudson River Valley with an elegant facade that hides something eerie. Guests are drawn through the park to it's haunting beauty, and if they listen carefully may even hear the howl of a wolf.

Details for Avatar-Inspired Land at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Announced at D23 Expo Japan

After two years of rumor and speculation, the Avatar-themed land at Disney's Animal Kingdom really is happening.

Last weekend at the D23 Expo Japan, Chairman of Walt Disney Parks and Resorts Tom Staggs presented a first look at the new Avatar-inspired experience at Disney's Animal Kingdom. The announcement came via a video featuring James Cameron, director of Avatar and Walt Disney Imagineer Joe Rohde. You can watch it below.

Escape to a World of Fairy Tales, Oompah Bands, and Beer in Epcot’s Germany Pavilion

Almost near the midway point in World Showcase, in between China and Italy, you'll find the Germany Pavilion and there's more to this pavilion than just beer and bratwurst. Let's take a short stroll through the land of fairy tales.

Tips For Traveling With A Group To Walt Disney World

Walt Disney World is a fantastic place for girlfriend getaway, family reunions, golf weekends, conventions, weddings, and Disney fan events. However traveling with a group can pose some challenges that don't pop up when traveling alone, especially if you're the one planning things. Great communication is the key to making sure that everything runs smoothly. We've rounded up a few tips for making things run smoothly from our members that frequently travel in groups.

Hiring A Boat at Walt Disney World

Hold on, you mean there are other things to do in Walt Disney World other than visiting the theme parks?! There sure is! Though you would be forgiven for not knowing, for years I didn't look any further than the theme parks for entertainment but there is so much more to Walt Disney World, you just have to look a little closer.

5 Things We Love About Disney’s Art of Animation Resort

Disney's newest Resort Hotel is a fun romp through the world of animation. The wildly popular Disney's Art of Animation Resort at Walt Disney World opened up in May 2012 and has been already gained a following of dedicated fans. Here are five reasons that we think this could be the hotel for you.

Travel Around the World at Epcot and Find Some Great Entertainment along the Way

UPDATE 8/29/2014: As of September 27th, 2014 the World Showcase Players, Off Kilter, and the Spirit of AMerica will no longer be performing at Epcot. You can find more information HERE.

Epcot's China Pavilion Puts the Temple of Heaven Center Stage

Epcot's World Showcase is home so some beautiful feats of landscaping and architecture. No more so is this apparent than in the tranquil and serene China Pavilion with its exteriors painted in bright colors set against white stone lined walkways and lush green gardens. Soothing traditional music plays throughout the pavilion and the reflecting pond outside beckons guests closer to the temple, where they can enjoy the Circle-Vision 360 film "Reflections of China."

Spend Some Quality Time Exploring the Wonders and Beauty of the Morocco Pavilion

One of the most beautiful and intriguing pavilions in World Showcase is Morocco. But without a "major" attraction, it often suffers from lack of attention as guests rush past as they hurry to France or Japan on either side.

Morocco opened in 1984 and was the first "expansion" pavilion added to World Showcase after the park opened two years earlier. Three Moroccan cities are meant to be represented in the pavilion - Fez, Casablanca, and Marrakesh.