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Disney News Round-Up: New Dining Options at Caribbean Beach Resort, ‘American Idol’ Returning to Television on ABC, and More

Happy Thursday! We're catching up on a lot of Disney news today including the new dining options at Disney's Caribbean Beach Resort, a second life for American Idol on ABC, and the new exotic Magic Shots at Disney's Animal Kingdom.

Tuesday News Round-Up: Celebrate Mother’s Day at Disney World, Vacation Offer Announced, and More

Happy Tuesday and welcome to another new round-up! Today we're talking about celebrating Mother's Day at Walt Disney World, a new summer room-rate offer, and a change in bus routes at Disney's Coronado Springs Resort.

Disney News Round-up: Happily Ever After Debuts May 12, ‘Cars 3’ Preview, and More

Happy Monday! We're starting the week off with a few news tidbits including an extended sneak preview for the new Disney/Pixar film Cars 3 and the debut of the Magic Kingdom's new nighttime spectacular.

Take a Banshee Home from Windtraders on Pandora – The World of Avatar

On your next visit to Pandora - The World of Avatar be sure to stop by The Rookery inside Windtraders. That's where guests will be able to choose a banshee of their very own.

Thrilling 'Avatar Flight of Passage' to Open May 27 in Pandora - The World of Avatar

When Pandora " The World of Avatar opens later this month at Disney's Animal Kingdom, guests will have a chance to fly on the back of a banshee on the totally immersive attraction Avatar Flight of Passage.

Details Announced for 2017 Epcot Food and Wine Festival Including New Booths and More

The 2017 Epcot Food and Wine Festival doesn't start until August 31, but we're already getting some preliminary details. The Festival will run for a record 75 days and it will include a record 35 Marketplace Booths!

Details Released for the Na’vi River Journey at Pandora - The World of Avatar

The Na'vi River Journey is one of two new attractions opening May 27 at Pandora - The World of Avatar in Disney's Animal Kingdom. This family-friendly attraction takes guests on a "river journey unlike any other."

Disney Previews Merchandise for Pandora - The World of Avatar

When Pandora - The World of Avatar opens later this month guests will find a variety of unique merchandise items at Windtraders, the main merchandise location on Pandora. The merchandise will also feature several different art styles.

Disney News Round-up: New Celebration Cakes, Driverless Shuttles at Disney World, and More

Happy Monday and happy first day of May! We have a big news round-up today including information on new celebration cakes, rumors of driverless shuttles coming to Disney World, and two new colors and designs for the retail MagicBands!

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

We're a little more than a month away from the grand opening of Pandora - The World of Avatar at Disney's Animal Kingdom and Disney is sharing more news about this new immersive land. We're finding out more about the details of the land, specialty drinks, and much more.

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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The Top 5 Things to Love about the Walt Disney World Resort

In celebration of Valentine's Day this year it seemed like a good idea to think about the things I love about Walt Disney World Resort. I've been visiting Disney World since 1974 when I was just a wee little one and over the years I've collected a rather extensive list of the things I love about my happy place.

New Nighttime Spectacular, Happily Ever After, Coming to the Magic Kingdom in May

The Magic Kingdom is getting ready to debut a brand new nighttime spectacular. The new show, Happily Ever After, will premiere on May 12 and features animation, fireworks, and more. The show will replace Wishes.

5 Reasons We Can’t Wait for the Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival

Go see Epcot in full bloom from March 1 to May 29, 2017, at the Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival. This annual special event is full of color and fragrance like no other. Guests can become immersed in a manicured paradise of lush plants and flowers representing a broad range of styles and ideas. It's a breath of fresh air where exploration and discovery beckon you to come delight in the growing beauty.

Top 5 Things to Love about Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort

Several years ago I was lucky enough to spend a few days at Disney's Polynesian Village Resort (when it was still known and just the Polynesian) and I instantly fell in love. We're talking LOVE at first sight. In the years since that first stay I've returned several times for dining or drinks, and I'm still enamored by this resort.

When Size Matters: Tips For Choosing A Disney Resort Hotel Room

Square footage isn't something everyone has to worry about when picking a hotel room, but when you're spending a week living in one room with folks, it probably should be. I often hear "we won't be in our room very much" as a justification for staying at the Value Resorts. If you are traveling as adults alone, or have a single small child, this can work really well. However - as your kids grow, or if you are sharing a room with friends or family, nerves can fray when you don't have enough space.

Starry-eyed Sailings For You and Your Sweetheart At Walt Disney World

It's always nice to add a little something special to your Walt Disney World vacation, and the romance is strong when you book a specialty cruise from one of the many marinas on property. While this list is by no means exhaustive, we've got three of the most starry-eyed sailings that you and your sweetheart can embark on.

Italian Water Taxi at The Boathouse

Guest Review: Express Transportation At Walt Disney World Parks

Disney is offering a new service to get you quickly from park to park called Express Transportation. My husband and I had the chance to try it out over the weekend and loved it!

My Five Favorite Things About The Disney Cruise Line

I've been dreaming of going back to sea, as tends to happen this time of year. If like me you yearn to slow down and relax while soaking up some serious tropical sun, maybe it's time you take a Disney Cruise. Leaving from Port Canaveral (and other Ports around the world) the Disney Cruise Line offers an escape beyond compare, and I thought I would let you in on the five things that I love most.

Top 5 Things to Love about Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge

Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge is one of our favorite Deluxe resorts at Walt Disney World. From the incredible views of the savannas, to the delicious dining options including Jiko, Sanaa, and Boma, there's so much to love about Animal Kingdom Lodge.

The Boathouse at Disney Springs Offers Lunch & Launch

The BOATHOUSE at Disney Spring is one of many fabulous eateries that are taking the shopping, dining, and entertainment complex to another level. The massive Boathouse complex holds three bars, several dining rooms that seat a total of 600 people, a museum quality collection of rare boats, a gift shop, and the launch for one of the most unique experiences anywhere - Vintage Amphicar Tours of Disney Springs.