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Disney News Round-Up: Epcot 35th Anniversary Merchandise, Slinky Dog Dash Track, and More

Happy Tuesday and welcome to another Disney news round-up! Today we're checking out the commemorative merchandise for Epcot's 35th anniversary, news about the track for the new Slinky Dog Dash roller coaster at Hollywood Studios, and much more!

Online Check-In Now Available on My Disney Experience App

If you're visiting the Walt Disney World Resort, staying at an on-property hotel, and you use the My Disney Experience app, you can now take care of your online check-in from the app. The most recent update to the app now gives guests the ability to utilize online check-in (which you could previously access online).

Disney Vacation Account Discontinued, Account Holders Have Options for Funds

The Disney Vacation Account - the online saving account that allowed guests to save money for their upcoming Disney vacations - has been discontinued. Account holders started receiving notification of the closure on Tuesday, with four options for how to withdraw their funds.

Disney News Round-Up: The Dress Shop Returns to Cherry Tree Lane, DisneyQuest Demolition, and More

Happy Wednesday! We've made it to the middle of the week and today we have a round-up full of Disney Springs news including the return of a popular store, new menus, and much more! Let's check it out.

The 6th Great Irish Hooley Planned for September 1-4 at Raglan Road Irish Pub & Restaurant

The 6th Great Irish Hooley music festival is planned for Labor Day Weekend, September 1-4, at Raglan Road Irish Pub & Restaurant in Disney Springs. The festival features Irish songs, dance, food, and music starting at 3 p.m. on September 1.

Copper Creek Villas & Cabins Open at Disney's Wilderness Lodge

Disney Vacation Club welcomed its 14th resort this week with the opening of the Copper Creek Villas & Cabins at Disney's Wilderness Lodge. The new resort features 184 accommodation options including Deluxe Studios, one- and two-bedroom villas, three-bedroom villas, and waterfront cabins.

D23 News: Star Wars-Inspired Resort Hotel Coming to Disney World and Name Announced for Star Wars Lands

The D23 Expo has ended but the weekend was full of news, especially when it comes to the Disney Parks and Resorts. There were so many exciting announcements, but perhaps two of the most exciting were the reports about Star Wars!

New Theater Coming to Magic Kingdom's Main Street U.S.A.

Bob Chapeck, Chairman of Disney Parks and Resorts, announced new additions coming to the Magic Kingdom in time for the Walt Disney World 50th Anniversary celebration. One of the surprises of the day was a brand new theater coming to the Main Street U.S.A.

Disney Vacation Club Announces Skyliner To Disney Riviera Resort

Saturday, Disney Parks and Resorts Chairman Bob Chapek was thrilled to announce a sweeping line-up of exciting plans coming to Walt Disney World in time for its 50th Anniversary. One of the exciting new additions is a Disney Vacation Club property called the Disney Riviera Resort.

D23 News: Disney Reveals Model for ‘Star Wars’ Lands

The 2017 D23 Expo kicked off Friday, and at a special preview on Thursday night Disney Parks and Resorts chairman Bob Chapek unveiled the model for the Star Wars-themed lands at Disneyland and Disney's Hollywood Studios.

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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New Icons For New Offerings At Epcot

Disney Parks and Resorts revealed a brand-new look for the Epcot pavilion icons to usher in a new era of family entertainment at the popular theme park. With exciting new experiences on the way that called for new icon designs of their own (such as the Play Pavilion and Guardians of the Galaxy) it was a natural fit to give Epcot's standards new iconography as well.

Walt Disney World News Round-up For Friday August 23, 2019

Are you counting down until the jump gates are open to Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge at Disney's Hollywood Studios? If you are as excited as we are you'll probably be pretty happy to hear that TIME Magazine just named Disneyland's Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge one of TIME's 'World's Greatest Places.' Opening date for the East Coast version is a rapidly approaching August 29th.

Know Before You Go! Are You Ready For Star Wars Galaxy’s Edge?

August 29th, 2019 is the opening date for Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge at Disney's Hollywood Studios. This highly awaited land will send travelers on an epic adventure at the edge of the galaxy visiting the Black Spire Outpost on planet Batuu. This brand new 14-acre land will immerse guests in the Star Wars Universe where they will interact with characters, ride in the Millennium Falcon, and create their very own Star Wars Story. If you're looking forward to making this journey on your next Walt Disney World Vacation, here are a few things you need to know.

Insta-Worthy Epcot Food & Wine Festival Photo Tips

If you'll be traveling to the 2019 Epcot International Food and Wine Festival to make some memories, you're going to need pictures of something more than just the landmarks. I'm talking about food of course! Sips and bites of international cuisine make an excellent subject, but great food photography takes more than just shooting what's on your plate. I've got tips to tell your story in pictures for memories that will last a lifetime.

Walt Disney World News Round-up For Friday August 16, 2019

Happy Friday! We've made it through another week so let's get down to the nitty gritty of what's going on in the vacation kingdom. A whole bunch of new information has released for guests attending the annual Halloween party. Head on over to our 2019 Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party post and find out what you need to know!

2019 Adult Costume Guidelines For Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party

One of my favorite things about Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party is that grown-ups get to jump in the costumed fun. While Disney Bounding is always in fashion, there aren't many occasions that adults are allowed to go all out in their cosplay glory. That being said, the Walt Disney World Resort does have dress code for party night costumes. Read on to discover the do's and don'ts of dress for this fan favorite event.

Opening Day At The NBA Experience In Disney Springs

It's opening day at the NBA Experience in Disney Springs! This one-of-a-kind destination was developed by Walt Disney Imagineering and the NBA to immerse guests into the world of professional basketball. With an international presence in 215 countries on six continents, NBA basketball fans will be delighted to dive into the unique experience on their next Walt Disney World Resort vacation.

2019 Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party

This IS Halloween! We're a ghouls breath away from Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party will once again cast its spell over the Magic Kingdom for a fall full of fantastical fun! This annual hard ticket event takes place between August 16 - November 1, 2019 for 36 select nights where Disney's devilish cast comes out to play.

Make Your Own Kukui Nut Lei At Disney's Polynesian Village Resort

While most guests stay at a Walt Disney World Resort because you can't beat the location and park access, travelers looking for a more relaxed vacation will be happy to know that the Disney Resorts offer a wealth of activities right at your hotel. On my last visit, I spent some time talking with the cultural representatives and creating my very own Kukui Nut Lei at Disney's Polynesian Village Resort.

Walt Disney World News Round-up For Friday August 2nd, 2019

Happy Friday! We've made it through another week and I hope that yours was filled with summer fun. If you're looking to immortalize your good times, check out the brand new PhotoPass Royal Portrait Studio at Sir Mickey's in the Magic Kingdom. Let's get on with a snapshot of what else is going on at the Walt Disney World Resort.