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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.

2013 Epcot International Food & Wine Festival Dates Announced

Wait no more our foodie fans! Walt Disney World has announced the dates for the 2013 Epcot International Food & Wine Festival. This ultimate annual taste and sip event will be held from September 27 to November 10, 2013.

Walt Disney World Limited Time Magic: Week 4

Disney's Limited Time Magic campaign continues into it's fourth week with a fun blast from the past. It's long-lost friends week from January 21st to 27th, 2013 at the Walt Disney World Resort. Returning to the Magic Kingdom to meet and greet your family for a limited time only, are some rare characters ready to strike a pose.

Online Check-in Period Extended to 60 Days

Preparations are happening across property to get ready for the MyMagic+ features that we talked about last week. To this end the My Disney Experience Website has increased the time period in which you can check-in to your Walt Disney World Resort Online. Formerly guests staying on property at one of the Disney Resort Hotels were allowed to check in as far out as 10 days in advance to their arrival date.

Walt Disney World Limited Time Magic: Week 3

The Christmas decorations may be down, but at Epcot Disney is celebrating the beautiful joy of a Winter Wonderland. As part of this year's Limited Time Magic campaign Epcot's Canada Pavilion is being transformed to celebrate the frosty, blustery season of fun.

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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Shopping at the House of Good Fortune in Epcot’s China Pavilion

Epcot's China Pavilion is one of the more beautiful locations around World Showcase, and it's also a hidden gem when it comes to great shopping.

When visiting the pavilion, we always stop and take time to explore the garden. The lotus pond in front of the temple is stocked with floating water lilies and other plants and fruit trees, and also features a small waterfall. The area was designed to create a mood of serenity and if you stand there long enough you might feel a sense of calm wash over you.

The DFB Podcast: One Sweet Collaboration

Walt Disney World for Grown-ups very own Bradley Johnson collaborates with the phenomenal AJ Wolfe of the Disney Food Blog to bring fans a fun podcast.

What's a podcast you ask? That's simple, a podcast is a program of music or talk that's made available in digital format for automatic download over the Internet. It's kinda like an episodic radio show, that's available anytime online.

3 Thrills At Disney's Hollywood Studios

If you like a little adventure on your vacation, be sure to stop by Disney's Hollywood Studios (DHS) at the Walt Disney World Resort to check out these three thrilling rides. Opinions often differ on what DHS has to offer, but fans of thrill rides almost always agree that the big three attractions here offer up some of the most sensational moments on property.

Top 10 Tips for Making the Most Out of a Visit to Epcot

Everyone tours the Walt Disney World theme parks in their own way. Some people swear by rope drop, while others prefer to arrive later and avoid the early morning crowds. And everyone has their "must do" and "must see" rides and attractions at each park.

Today we're going to share our top tips for Epcot. We'll be talking about FastPasses, dining, characters, and special events you might want to consider when making travel plans to Epcot.

Walt Disney World Resort Raises Price of Parking at Theme Parks

Disney guests can add parking to the list of price increases at the Walt Disney World Resort.

The price of parking at the four theme parks was recently increased by $2. This takes the price for cars to $17, while campers are $18 and buses or tractor-trailers now cost $21 to park.

Guests at a Walt Disney World hotel receive complimentary parking at the theme parks. Annual and premium passholders and Disney Premiere passholders also park for free.

5 Reasons To Love Disney's Yacht Club Resort

It's no secret that Disney's Beach Club is one of the most popular deluxe resorts on Disney property, but have you spent any time at its adjacent sister resort, Disney's Yacht Club? This beautiful grand New England-style yacht club is nestled along the shore of Crescent Lake and if one of my favorites. Check out these 5 Reasons to Love Disney's Yacht Club Resort.

Actor Mark Hamill To Appear at 2014 Star Wars Weekends

As Star Wars fans begin to gear up for the fun of the 2014 Star Wars Weekends at Walt Disney World, another incredible announcement comes out by those fine folks at Disneyparks Blog!

From Wine to Beer Steins to Teddy Bears: A Shopping Tour of Epcot’s Germany Pavilion

There's so much to love about Epcot's Germany Pavilion, from the beer to the bratwurst to the deliciousness that is Karamelle-Kuche. But did you know the pavilion is also a great place to stop and shop?

Grab your pocketbooks and let's take a stroll around the shops of the Germany Pavilion.

Just outside the pavilion you'll find a small, outdoor kiosk called Glaskunst. This shop specializes in glassware and steins, some with engravings. It's a fun little shop and if you're looking for a personalized gift, this is a good place to find it.

The Story of Dinosaur Gertie’s Ice Cream of Extinction at Disney’s Hollywood Studios

If you have ever wondered why there is a large, green dinosaur at the edge of Echo Lake at Disney's Hollywood Studios, we have the inside scoop.

The dinosaur's name is Gertie and while it's a great place to find soft serve ice cream and other snacks at the park, there's also historical significance attached to Gertie.

Step into Mom’s Kitchen at the 50’s Prime Time Café in Disney’s Hollywood Studios

There's no shortage of great places to eat when you're visiting Disney's Hollywood Studios, but one of our favorites is the 50's Prime Time Cafe.

This table service location is a true blast-from-the-past. The restaurant is themed to look just like Mom's kitchen. Or what mom's kitchen would have looked like back in the 1950s. From the moment you step in the restaurant and find yourself waiting in "Dad's Living Room" or when you're seated in one of the many "kitchens" you are surrounded by kitchy awesomeness.