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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.

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!

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 Look Inside The Grand Floridian Villas Accessible Deluxe Studio

Last September my son and I stayed at the elegant Villas at Disney's Grand Floridian Resort & Spa. Booked into a Accessible Deluxe Studio Villa, we enjoyed our time at this Disney Vacation Club enclave at Walt Disney World's Flagship Resort. Just a short stroll down a covered walkway from Disney Magical Express drop off, the Villas offer their own lobby concierge and check-in staffed by friendly cast members.

View Galactic Treasures At Star Wars Launch Bay

I've been meaning to write a post about Star Wars Launch Bay for quite awhile now, however there is so much great stuff packed into this space it was hard to know where to start. So - I'm going to let my camera do most of the talking on this one. I hope you enjoy this small peak into this intriguing Star Wars experience currently at Disney's Hollywood Studios.

Spend Some Leisure Time At Walt Disney World

Time and time again I hear travelers talk about how exhausted they are when they return from a Walt Disney World vacation. "I need a vacation from my vacation" they tell me. I get it. It costs a lot of money to go to Disney, and you want to get your moneys worth. But this is your vacation, and if you try to squeeze everything into one trip you are likely to come home stressed and exhausted. Here are a few tips and ideas to help you slow down at Disney while still making the most of every day.

Urban Spice Garden In Morocco Pavilion

Guests of the Epcot Flower and Garden Festival will find that the things growing in the Morocco Pavilion center around flavoring foods with a wide variety of fruits, herbs, and spices that are native to the region and lend Moroccan cuisine its unique flavor profiles. Near the rest area of this beautiful pavilion, guests will come across the Urban Spice Garden, where Disney's gardeners have planted containers of greenery producing exotic flavors.

A Look Inside The Boardwalk Villas Deluxe Studio

On my most recent trip to Walt Disney World I had the experience of spending the night at Disney's Boardwalk Inn and Villas Studio. Guests staying at this Disney Deluxe Resort enjoy saltwater taffy-colored cottages, private courtyards and picturesque gardens throughout the property. A Coney Island-style boardwalk takes center stage a plethora of shopping, dining, and entertainment all right outside your door.

Guest Review: Tiana's Place On The Disney Wonder

Our family recently took a short three-day cruise on the Disney Wonder. This newly refurbished ship may be small but it packs a big punch! With the new show, Frozen A Musical Spectacular and new restaurants and lounges we were ready for a brand-new experience. Disney has rotational dining on their ships which means you go from restaurant to restaurant each night of your cruise with your serving staff following along with you. Even on a 3 day, we felt like the servers had known us for ages. The service is impeccable!

The Top 5 Things to Love about Disney’s Yacht Club Resort

Recently I had the chance to stay at Disney's Yacht Club Resort and it has been added to my list of must-stay-here-again deluxe resorts. The resort has a different vibe from its sister resort Beach Club, and is located just a short walk from the International Gateway entrance of Epcot.

Take A Tour Of The Twinings Tea Garden During The Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival

One of my favorite parts of the Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival is the Twinings Tea Garden in the UK Pavilion. To be clear, the English garden behind The Tea Caddy is one of my favorite all year long, but during the Flower and Garden Festival, it gets dotted with these adorable giant tea cups that are each planted with varieties of ingredients for one of Twining's Tea blends.

Bonsai at the Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival

The garden setting of Epcot's Japan Pavilion is a spectacular showpiece of the park no matter what time of year you visit. However during the Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival the horticulturists reach out to expert Bonsai artists to bring their most spectacular trees for display in the pavilion.