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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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Find the Droids You’re Looking for at Tatooine Traders at Disney’s Hollywood Studios

Just in time to celebrate all things Star Wars Weekends, we're talking about Tatooine Traders at Disney's Hollywood Studios.

This store is located at the exit of Star Tours and it was built to resemble the Mos Espa village in Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace.

When Tatooine Traders originally opened at Disney's Hollywood Studios it was called Endor Vendors and was built to resemble the Endor shield generator bunker from Return of the Jedi.

A Quick Guide To Walt Disney World's MyMagic+

The Walt Disney Company has a long history of innovation, and after many years of speculation on the next generation of projects they have rolled out a collection of groundbreaking tools to make it easier than ever for guests to create a personal and customized experience. MyMagic+ is a new way for all Walt Disney World guests to experience more of the magic by connecting nearly all aspects of the Walt Disney World vacation experience, and beginning right at home.

Find Authentic and Colorful Souvenirs at El Ranchito Del Norte in Epcot’s Mexico Pavilion

Epcot's World Showcase is a great place to find that perfect souvenir and we've talked about many of the shops before. But some of the shops, namely the small kiosks, sometimes get overlooked in the hustle and bustle of a vacation day.

One of those is the El Ranchito Del Norte kiosk in the Mexico pavilion. And while we love the plaza of shops inside the pavilion's pyramid, this little kiosk always catches our eye.

Trader Sam's Grog Grotto Coming To The Re-imagined Disney's Polynesian Village Resort

It's well known that I love to kick off my Disney vacations with an opening night monorail crawl that beginning at the Polynesian's Tambu Tambu Lounge for a legendary Lapu Lapu. Disney announced last week that soon I'll have a brand new place to kick off my trip and celebrate my love of all things tiki!

Harambe Nights at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Features ‘The Lion King Concert in the Wild’ and Dining Experience

There's a new nighttime experience coming to Disney's Animal Kingdom to celebrate the 20th anniversary of The Lion King.

Called 'Harambe Nights,' the first-ever ticketed special event at the park includes includes a Welcome Reception, a performance of 'The Lion King Concert in the Wild' with celebrity narrators, and the Harambe Nights Street Party.

5 (or more) Reasons To Love Disney's Polynesian Village Resort

Disney's Polynesian was one of the two original Walt Disney World Hotels and it continues to be a perennial fan favorite. Though refurbs and make-overs there are some things the "Poly" has always done better than anywhere else. I thank the Aloha Spirit that permeates the atmosphere and greats every guest to this tropical paradise. The resort is currently undergoing a multi-year re-imagining - the largest transformation since it's 1985 additions.

2014 Star Wars Weekend Celebrity Line Up

Only a couple of weeks away from the beginning of Star Wars Weekends, Disney has released the list of all your favorite actors and actresses and the dates that they will be participating in this years event. Before we look at the list, the two hosts this year are celebrities in their own right and deserve special consideration.

The Fittipaldi Cup Comes to the Walt Disney World Speedway as Part of The Exotics Course

For one day this June, the ultimate exotic car experience is coming to the Walt Disney World Speedway with the Fittipaldi Cup.

On June 13 The Fittipaldi Cup comes to the Speedway and this one-of-a-kind program gives participants a chance to drive supercars, street cars, and karts in timed and scored events.

The drivers participating in the event are competing to win the Fittipaldi Cup trophy. The exotic car event includes two 6-lap driving experiences in cars from Ferrari, Lamborghini, Audi, and Nissan.

Learn about the Man behind the Mouse at ‘Walt Disney: One Man’s Dream’ in Disney’s Hollywood Studios

If there is one attraction that should be a "must see" on any Disney fan's list, it is 'Walt Disney: One Man's Dream' at Disney's Hollywood Studios.

Originally created to commemorate the 100th anniversary of Walt's birth, it opened on October 1, 2001 as part of Walt Disney World's 100 years of Magic Celebration. A few years ago the attraction's marquee was updated to reflect that D23: The Official Disney Fan Club was now presenting the attraction.