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Disney News Round-up: All the News for Pandora - The World of Avatar

Pandora - The World of Avatar officially opened at Disney's Animal Kingdom on Saturday, May 27 with record crowds and wait times of more than three hours for both attractions in the new land. Today we're catching you up on all the Pandora-related news you might have missed.

Disney News Round-up: The Magic of Pixar Live Debuts at Disney’s Hollywood Studios, Disney Food News, and More

Happy Monday! It's been a whirlwind weekend of Pandora news, but today we're checking out some other non-Pandora stuff that's happening at Disney World. The round-up today includes details on the new live show at Disney's Hollywood Studios and more!

Pandora News Round-up: Disney Dedicates Pandora, New Pandora-Themed Wilderness Explorer Badges, and More

Pandora - The World of Avatar opens Saturday, May 27, and this week Disney held an official dedication ceremony for the new land as part of a media preview event. Disney CEO Bob Iger was joined by Avatar director James Cameron and cast members from the film for the dedication.

‘Connect to Protect’ Mobile Adventure Coming to Pandora - The World of Avatar

When Pandora " The World of Avatar opens at Disney's Animal Kingdom on Saturday, May 27, guests will have a chance to participate in conservation "missions" with a digital scientist on Pandora.

Watch a Live-Stream of Dedication of Pandora - The World of Avatar on May 24

Pandora " The World of Avatar officially opens Saturday, May 27 at Disney's Animal Kingdom but there's a special dedication ceremony planned for May 24. And you can watch a live stream of the ceremony on the Disney Parks Blog!

Disney’s Yacht Club Resort Offers New Day Cruise

A new daytime cruise around the World Showcase Lagoon is set to depart from Disney's Yacht Club Resort starting June 1. The "Day Cruise Around the World" will take place daily and it isn't cheap, with a price tag of $149 per person.

Disney News Round-up: Delicious Chef Series, Special Offers at Disney Springs Hotels, and More

Happy Friday! We're almost to the weekend, but first it's time to check out the latest Disney news including dates for the Delicious Chef Series, special offers for teachers at Disney Springs Hotels, and more.

Night of Joy 2017 Ticket Information Announced

The 2017 Night of Joy takes place this fall on September 8-9 at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex. Disney has recently announced additional ticket information for guests including new ticketing options that feature a theme park ticket.

Happily Ever After Debuts at the Magic Kingdom

Happily Ever After debuted last Friday night at the Magic Kingdom, replacing the popular nighttime fireworks show Wishes. The new nighttime spectacular features fireworks, projections, and even Tinker Bell!

Disney Cruise Line Announces Fall 2018 Sailing Itineraries

Disney Cruise Line has announced its fall 2018 sailing itineraries, including new sailings from New York City to Bermuda and three sailings from New York City to Port Canaveral with stops at Walt Disney World and Castaway Cay.

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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Bonsai at the Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival

The garden setting of Epcot's Japan Pavilion is a spectacular showpiece of the park no matter what time of year you visit. However during the Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival the horticulturists reach out to expert Bonsai artists to bring their most spectacular trees for display in the pavilion.

Traditional Terra Cotta & Garden Italiano In Epcot’s Italy Pavilion

I had a wonderful time touring the Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival, the displays throughout the Park fill the air with fragrance, and offer ideas for bringing a little color and beauty into your gardens at home. I'm not a great gardener, but the container gardens found in Epcot's Italy pavilion were just the thing I needed to inspire me. This summer, I'll be bringing a bit of Garden Italiano's finesse to my own home.

Guest Review: Braves Spring Training At ESPN Wide World Of Sports

I gotta admit: sports confuse me. I've tried since I was little to learn the rules of football, baseball, tennis...nothing seems to stick. So when my friend invited me to see an Atlanta Braves Spring Training Game at Disney, I was a little nervous.

I love my friend, but would I love this game? I love Disney, so would seeing it at the ESPN Wide World of Sports make it better? What if I ask too many questions in the stands and she gets annoyed? But most importantly: does this place sell Dole Whips?

Extraordinary Orchids At The Epcot International Flower And Garden Festival

I just got back from the Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival; let me tell you, if you haven't been for a few years, it's time to start planning a trip. This annual extravaganza of colorful blooms has grown so much since I had last been six years ago I almost didn't know I was in the same place. It's a an explosion of natural color, fragrance, and ideas for making your world more beautiful. One of the most stunning displays that I came across this year was the Extraordinary Orchids in the Mexico Pavilion.

Going The Distance: Training Tips for Vacation

Many people don't really think about the amount of daily activity they get. Their days are happily managed at home, with a careful balance or work and rest. These people are never quite prepared for the exercise and environmental conditions that await on their Walt Disney World vacation. Most guests cover between 8-10 miles a day on their Disney vacations. We've gathered together a few great tips for the average go to go the distance and get in a little bit of training for their Disney vacation.

Original Magic Kingdom Attractions You Can Still Enjoy

A lot has changed at Walt Disney World since it first opened in 1971. Back then the Magic Kingdom was the only Park, and Disney resort choices included just the Contemporary, Polynesian Village, or the Fort Wilderness Camp Ground. Attractions at the Magic Kingdom have left, and now ones have taken their place, but through it all these time tested rides have survived it all. If you're looking for a taste of Walt Disney World's Magic Kingdom 1971 style, focus your your touring strategy on taking in these fourteen great original Magic Kingdom rides.

Guest Curiosity Inspired Greater Focus On Edible Landscapes At The Epcot International Flower And Garden Festival

Long time Disney fans may have noticed the subtle evolution of the Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival from a jubilant display of mostly flower gardens to relevant source of inspiration for edible landscapes. While one could say that Disney is on the cutting edge of change in gardening, the truth is that the greater focus on food came straight from the guests.

Caring For Giants Tour at Disney's Animal Kingdom

This Spring at Disney's Animal Kingdom, guests will get the chance to go backstage for a guided tour into the world of the Disney African Elephants. Animal Kingdom is home to North America's largest herd of African Elephants, and sine 1998 the scientists and dedicated animal experts working for Disney have been passionately committed to the conservation of this vulnerable species.

7 Rookie Mistakes To Avoid On Your First Disney Cruise

I've been dreaming of my next Disney Cruise, and while I feel pretty confident with the ins and outs by now, I find myself fielding lots of questions from would be cruisers. If you're thinking of heading out to see for the first time, check out these 7 Rookie Mistakes to avoid on your first Disney Cruise.

5 Spectacular Garden Settings At Walt Disney World Year Round

With the Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival starting in just a couple of week, I've got Disney gardens on my mind. But the most lovely thing about the gardens of Walt Disney World is that you don't have to wait for the festival to experience them. 365 days a year s Disney's horticulture team works hard to maintain some of the most impressive environments its guests can dream of.