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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.

Marketplace Booth Menus, Special Events, and More Announced for the 2017 Epcot Food and Wine Festival

It's that time of year again! Time to start planning your visit to the Epcot Food and Wine Festival, which begins on August 31 this year and runs for a record 75 days! We have details on the Marketplace Booths, special events, and more.

Disney PhotoPass Day Set for August 19 at Disney World

On August 19, guests at the Walt Disney World Resort will have a chance to celebrate the second Disney PhotoPass Day. The event is a celebration of all things Disney PhotoPass and promises to be bigger than last year's inaugural event.

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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Disney’s Hollywood Studios 30th Anniversary And Beyond

On May 1st the press got a special look inside the changes that continue to revive Disney's Hollywood Studios for its 30th Anniversary. It's been a long rocky journey for Disney's third gate; but the future is now and this Park is set up for success to become more popular than ever. We've got plenty of information to share and we can't wait to tell you all the news. Happy Anniversary, Disney's Hollywood Studios!

Split Stays Pro And Con At Walt Disney World Resorts

Back in October my oldest daughter and I made a last-minute trip to Walt Disney World. Most DVC members know how hard it is to get a Deluxe Studio room reservation during October, but we didn't let that stop us even for a last minute reservation. With a burst of youthful enthusiasm we decided to do something we had never done before - a split stay. What a split stay we had, staying 3 nights at Walt Disney World in 3 different fabulous resort rooms. We soon discovered that there are both pros and cons to a split stay, but the real question is, would we do it again?

7 Great Ways To Celebrate Earth Day at Walt Disney World

The Walt Disney Company prides itself on being a leader in corporate social responsibility, and we as guests often see the changes being made to help reduce Disney Parks & Resorts impact on the planet. In 2019 Walt Disney World celebrated Earth Day with a brand new 270-acre, 50-megawatt solar facility that generates enough energy to operate two of the Disney Parks.

Walt Disney World News Round-up for April 18th, 2019

Hop on down to Walt Disney World where you'll find an explosion of springtime wonder and Easter activities for the whole family!

Goodbye IllumiNations, Hello Epcot Forever

"IllumiNations: Reflections of Earth" will have its last show on September 30, 2019. The nighttime extravaganza has been a staple of Epcot entertainment since it opened in 1999. Over its 20 year run fans have become devoted to its spectacle, making it a popular way to end out your night at the Theme Park. The urge of guests to find the perfect spot to watch has inspired dessert parties, private viewing spaces, and even changes in the design of World Showcase restaurants.

Walt Disney World New Round-up For April 4th, 2019

April is Earth Month, and Disney is calling attention to its approach on the environmental efforts of Disney Parks. One such display includes a larger-than-life sculpture of penguins, between The Land and The Seas with Nemo & Friends, that is made entirely out of recycled marine debris.

Lightning McQueen's Racing Academy At Disney's Hollywood Studios

Aspiring racers of all ages will be all revved up as Lightning McQueen's Racing Academy is now open at Disney's Hollywood Studios. Down Sunset Boulevard, the new attraction is located next to Rock 'n' Roller Coaster at the Sunset Showcase.

Effective May 1, 2019 Disney Bans Smoking In Theme Parks

Effective May 1, 2019 Disney Parks will be entirely smoke free zones. Smoking areas will no longer be present inside Walt Disney World theme parks, water parks, or at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex. Designated smoking areas will be available located outside the entrances to the entertainment areas listed, as well as at Disney Springs.

10 Spring Break Survival Tips for Walt Disney World

As the cold weather begins to wain, schools across the country let out for Spring Breaks and families flock to the Walt Disney World Resort in Florida. With Four Theme Parks, Two Water Parks, and Disney Springs there is a world of fun waiting for them in the vacation kingdom. However - when crowds are high a Disney vacation takes an extra level of planning. Read on for 10 Spring Break Survival Tips!