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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.

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.

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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A Holiday Flurry Of Fun At Disney’s Hollywood Studios

There's a flurry of fun going on at Disney's Hollywood Studios, so grab the gang and head down Hollywood Boulevard into a wonderland of Holiday excitement. Let's take a look at what's going on during this spectacular season!

The Top Ten Most Spooky And Villainous Attractions at Walt Disney World

Happy Halloween! It's the most ghoulish day of the year and we're rounding up all the usual suspects for our list of the most villainous attractions at Walt Disney World. If you've got a love for the sinister and spectacular, with a bit of the creepy crawlies thrown in - be sure to make sure they're on your must do list!

10 Things To See During The Holidays At Walt Disney World

Holidays at Walt Disney World are right around the corner and I'm looking forward to a variety of exciting activities! It's a fan favorite time of year when the property is decorated with seasonal lights and trim to go along with the bustling activities. Read on to learn 10 exciting things to see during the holidays at Disney.

Enhanced Mickey Sand Bunker On The Magnolia Golf Course

Since 1971 golf has played a big part in many Walt Disney World Vacations. The property is home to four championship golf courses with old growth trees, spacious greens, and some challenging water hazards. Recently one of the most loved features of the Magnolia Golf Course, the par 3 No. 6 hole with its Mickey-shaped sand bunker, received a little tender loving care.

Fun And Fast Facts About Disney Springs

Walt Disney World has had a shopping center on the site of Disney Springs since 1975, The quaint shopping village was home to a toy shop, pottery shop, garden store, and small grocer amongst others. Disney Springs today is a bustling "metropolis of shopping, dining and entertainment," a creative reimagination of Downtown Disney and perhaps the most luxurious and cosmopolitan incarnation yet. Read on for some fun and fast facts about Disney Springs.

Ferrytale Fireworks: A Sparkling Dessert Cruise! Returns December 1

Ferrytale Fireworks: A Sparkling Dessert Cruise! returns December 1 to the Seven Seas Lagoon and will run on select nights through January 28, 2018. The December cruise dates will feature a special holiday theme for desserts and fireworks.

5 Reasons To Love The Walt Disney World Swan And Dolphin

The Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort is a beautiful complex that sits nestled between Epcot and Disney's Hollywood Studios on the shores of Crescent Lake. If you haven't been by recently, you may want to head on over and check it out since the completion of their $140 Million renovation project. The resort has a stylish new look from lobby to guest room, new amenities, and the very latest in technology.

Inside A Refurbished Room At Disney's Pop Century Resort

In late 2016 Disney's Pop Century Resort began to refurbish its 1990's building rooms with a brand new design. Walt Disney World For Grown-ups reader Rebekah M. recently stayed in a newly refurbished room at Disney's Pop Century Resort and shared some of her thoughts with us on the new design.

35 Reasons To Love Epcot For The 35th Anniversary

Yesterday Epcot experienced the 35th Anniversary of its opening date with a special ceremony and huge crowds. We wanted to mark the day here on the blog, so the team came up with a list of 35 Reasons We Love Epcot at 35! It was hard to limit our list to just 35 reasons to love Walt Disney World's second gate, but here is our list, in no particular order.

Celebrating Epcot’s 35th Anniversary In Park October 1, 2017

On Oct. 1, 1982 Walt Disney World opened its second Theme Park on the vast Florida property. A Park dedicated to the exploration of art, science, and culture, Epcot was a new kind of destination, a permanent world's fair where guests could enjoy learning about the world around them and new horizons in the future.

On October 1st, 2017 Disney Parks will be celebrating the 35th Anniversary of the opening of Epcot. Let's take a look at some of the fun things Disney has in store for this very special day.