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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.

2017 Epcot Food and Wine Festival News Round-Up

The 2017 Epcot Food and Wine Festival kicks off August 31 this year and runs for a record 75 days! We have some of the latest news in today's round-up including the return of ABC's The CHEW to the festival, and Eat to the Beat concert news.

Catch a Live-Stream of Disney’s Celebrate America! A Fourth of July Concert in the Sky

Tomorrow we'll all be celebrating the Fourth of July with cookouts, fireworks, and family fun! And if you want to watch the Magic Kingdom's fireworks display but you're not at the Magic Kingdom, you're in luck!

2017 Candlelight Processional Narrators Announced Plus Bookings Open for Dining Packages

The preliminary list of celebrity narrators for this year's Candlelight Processional has been announced and bookings are now open for the Candlelight Processional Dining Packages available at participating Epcot and Epcot-area restaurants.

Disney World Theme Parks Ranked in TripAdvisor Travelers' Choice Awards

Several of the theme parks and water parks at the Walt Disney World Resort were ranked in the top 10 lists of the TripAdvisor Travelers' Choice Awards. Disneyland and Disney California Adventure also made the list.

Catch a Live-Stream of 'The Music of Pixar Live' Tonight

If you haven't had a chance to see the newest show at Disney's Hollywood Studios - The Music of Pixar LIVE! A Symphony of Characters - tonight is your chance! The Disney Parks Blog will be live-streaming the show.

Disney News Round-Up: Hall of Presidents Update, Happily Ever After Merchandise, and More

Happy Tuesday! We have another round of news and rumors in the round-up today including an update about the Magic Kingdom's Hall of Presidents, a rumor about a dark ride coming to Epcot's France Pavilion, and much more.

Disney News Round-Up: Epcot Rumors about New Attractions, Parking Changes, and More

Happy Friday! Today we're talking about Epcot rumors including the possibility of parking changes, new attractions, and maybe even new pavilions in World Showcase. There is no official word regarding any of these changes, but we're betting we'll hear more at next month's D23 Expo.

Celebrate the Fourth of July at Walt Disney World

If you're making plans to celebrate July 4 at The Walt Disney World Resort we have details on where to go and what to do. The theme parks and resort hotels are celebrating the Fourth of July with special fireworks displays, live performances, and even a cookout.

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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Departure Day Tips For Walt Disney World Travel

You've had a wonderful Walt Disney World Vacation, but all good things come to an end. Departure day is no one's favorite in the vacation kingdom, but we've got a few tips to make your final day in the magic go more smoothly. Read on for our Departure Day Tips For Walt Disney World Travel.

Use The MyDisneyExperience App To Mobile Order Meals

Are you looking for ways to cut down spending time in lines at Walt Disney World? FastPass+ has long been a useful tool for cutting down ride queue times. Always looking for a way to improve guest experience, there's now a way that you can cut down time waiting in line for a counter service meal as well! Thanks to the MyDisneyExperience app, Mobile Order is available in several Disney Parks locations. Let's take a closer look!

50 Things To Do Outside The Parks At Walt Disney World

My daughter and I just got back from a Disney trip that was a little unusual for me. While she went off to ride the rides in the Theme Parks with friends, I enjoy packing in a ton of fun outside the Disney Parks. I'd been putting off many fun Disney activities for years while I focused on park time. To my delight I discovered that it's true, you can have a fantastic Walt Disney World vacation without ever stepping foot in a park.

Guest Review: Disney After Hours Magic Kingdom

Do you ever wonder what it would be like to visit a Disney park without the crowds? How about being able to go on most rides with little to no wait? Even better, how about complimentary ice cream novelties, bottled soda and water, and popcorn? Seems like a dream right? Well, Disney is the place where dreams come true! And thanks to Disney After Hours, you can make it happen!

Water Pageant And Fireworks Viewing From Disney's Polynesian Village Resort Beach

I've spent many a night at Walt Disney World without a Park Ticket, that doesn't mean that I've missed out on the fun and beauty of the Magic Kingdom Fireworks. Recently I stopped by the beach at Disney's Polynesian Village Resort, to relax and enjoy the view.

Walt Disney World News Round-up For Friday July 6th, 2019

Happy Friday! We've made it through another week and I hope that yours was filled with 4th of July fun. I'll kick off the news round-up with an interesting tidbit, to the best of my knowledge there were no park closures down at Walt Disney World which is unusual. Looks like the creative pricing Disney is currently using has actually made an impact on one of the busiest days of the year. Now let's get on with the news!

The Boathouse Vintage Boat Collection

The Boathouse Orlando is a Signature Restaurant in Disney Springs that focuses on high end steaks, chops, and fresh seafood. With seating for 600, the complex boasts four separate dining rooms, three different bars, a gift shop, and one of the most impressive collection of vintage boats and amphicars in the country.

Walt Disney World News Round-up For Friday June 28th, 2019

Ready for some news? Read on to see what's caught our attention this week! No one celebrates the Fourth of July like Walt Disney World, but this busy time of year takes a little planning. Find out what's going on for the star-spangled celebration across the property.

‘Guardians of the Galaxy - Awesome Mix Live!’ Returns To Epcot For Summer

After saving their world from certain destruction, Peter Quill (also known as Star-Lord) brokered a deal with Nova Prime and the Xandarian government to bring an outreach program to his home planet. Some of most Xandar's talented musicians take the stage with Star-Lord and Gamora to perform the human audiences' best-loved rock and pop hits from 70's and 80's Earth. That outreach program has landed at Epcot as the 'Guardians of the Galaxy " Awesome Mix Live!'

Tips For Surviving A Star-Spangled Independence Day At The Magic Kingdom

Guests visiting the Magic Kingdom for Independence Day should be prepared for a star-spangled party. The 4th of July is one of the busiest days of the year at Disney Parks, and the Magic Kingdom frequently reaches capacity and experiences phased closures. If this is your destination for the evening's red-white-and-blue panoramic fireworks extravaganza you're going to need to plan.