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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.

Disney News Round-Up: New Disney Dooney & Bourke Designs, Talking Skull Returns to Pirates of the Caribbean, and More

Happy Tuesday! We're back with another round-up of Disney news. Today we're talking about the new Disney Dooney & Bourke collections coming to the Disney Parks this summer, the return of the talking skull on Pirates of the Caribbean, and much more.

Disney News Round-Up: Learn to Speak Na’vi, New Photo Capture at Pirates of the Caribbean, and More

Happy Monday! We're back with another Disney news round-up. Today we have news about Pandora - The World of Avatar, a new attraction photo at Pirates of the Caribbean in the Magic Kingdom, 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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Disney Vacation Club Riviera Resort Sales Begin

The Disney Vacation Club (DVC) is the Disney version of a vacation ownership program, a time share so to speak. However unlike a traditional timeshare where owners buy a specific size unit in a set time of year, the DVC works on a point system that allows members the flexibility to travel in the way they choose at a wide variety of beautiful DVC resorts. Disney has announced that sales for the all-new 15th Disney Vacation Club Resort, Disney's Riviera Resort, are now open to current DVC Members.

Disney Springs NBA Experience Gets Opening Date

Sports fans can kit up and head to Disney Springs for the opening of an all new NBA Experience August Aug. 12, 2019. Collaborating with the NBA, Disney has created a brand new, one-of-a-kind environment packed with 13 interactive elements and hands-on activities across 44,000 square feet and two floors. Guests will feel as if they're at the arena and in the heat of a game as they move through this interactive experience.

Welcome Spring With News From Walt Disney World

It's spring, and that means wonderful things are taking shape across Walt Disney World. Since this is a time for new beginnings, I thought a news round-up would be in order to tempt you into thinking about your next Walt Disney World vacation.

Waterside Fun At at Disney’s Yacht and Beach Club Resorts

As the weather down south starts to warm, Disney's Yacht and Beach Club Resorts are stepping up their poolside offerings just in time for swim season. Exclusive access to the fabulous 3-acre swimming pool called Stormalong Bay is one of the main reasons many travelers choose these posh Epcot area Resorts, and from what we see the popular pool are just keeps getting better. Check out some of the waterside fun at Disney's Yacht and Beach Club Resorts.

Channel Your Inner Artist With New Programs At Walt Disney World Resorts

Fun new master classes are popping up at several Walt Disney World Resort hotels to give your family even more vacation adventure. Led by professional artists guests who participate in these programs will create their own Disney inspired masterpieces to cherish forever. It's the perfect way to add a pop of creative magic to your activities outside of the Disney Parks.

Everything We Know So Far About Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge

Disney's Hollywood Studios is currently undergoing a massive transformation across several areas of the Park. At 14-acres in size a new land focused o the Star Wars Universe will transport Guests to planet Batuu, for an adventure that is truly out of this world. So what's the skinny? Read on for everything we know so far about Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge.

DFB Guide to the 2019 Epcot Flower and Garden Festival

Readers know that the Grown-ups team has long been fans of the Disney Food Blog Guides. We wouldn't dream of heading off on a Disney vacation without a couple of volumes loaded onto our phones and tablet. I've also mentioned recently that the Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival has become my favorite annual event. Looks like the folks over at DFB are pretty smitten too because this year they've launched a brand new e-book to celebrate.

Everything We Know About The Reimagining Of Epcot

Yesterday Disney announced even more exciting news about the updates planed for Epcot, including new green space at the entrance and an entirely new pavilion to take over in the old Wonders of Life pavilion. Do I have your attention? Here's what we know so far about the exciting new restaurants, attractions, and improvements coming to Walt Disney World's Epcot Theme Park!

Six Benefits To Sleeping In On Your Walt Disney World Vacation

It's vacation time; you've said good-bye to the daily grind, and hello to some rest and relaxation! Relax at Disney? Is that even possible? Most families I know come home telling me that they need a vacation from their vacation. Walt Disney World is packed with more great adventures than should ever be crammed into one trip. None the less, people try. I like to say that I'm an advocate for a kinder, gentler, Disney vacation. One where magical dreams are aided in part by snuggling into plush beds for a good night's sleep.

Disney News Round-up For Monday, February 18th, 2019

The state-of-the-art gondola system Disney Skyliner has been making its first test runs over the past week. The system will conveniently connect Disney's Hollywood Studios and Epcot to four resort hotels- Disney's Art of Animation Resort, Disney's Pop Century Resort and Disney's Caribbean Beach Resort as well as the proposed 15th Disney Vacation Club property, Disney's Riviera Resort.