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Springtime Walt Disney World News Round-up

There's been a lot going on down in Walt Disney World, as the Parks and Resorts get ready to greet the Spring Break crowds. Read on on to learn how the Disney crowd is kickin' it this Spring with new fun filled adventures, and old favorites that are standing strong.

Walt Disney World News This Week

Hey! It's been a while since we've had a news round-up around here, so let's take on the flurry information that has been swirling the internet about what's going on down at the Walt Disney World Resort. We've got notes on refurbishments and new resort systems being tested, the winner of the Walt Disney World Marathon, a brand new runDisney event, and the introduction of the 2018 Disney Moms Panel. So keep on reading to discover all that's happening!

Disney Gives Update for the New Disney Skyliner System

Disney announced the Disney Skyliner transportation system this past summer at the D23 Expo, and now we're getting more information about the systems and the Skyliner stations at Epcot, Disney's Hollywood Studios, and three resort hotels.

Disney News Round-up: Moonlight Magic Dates Announced for 2018, Holiday Disney Gift Cards with Trading Pins, and More

Happy Thursday! We're back with another Disney news round-up! Today we have details on the new holiday-themed Disney Gift Cards, the Toys for Tots drive at Disneyland Resort, and much more. Let's check it out.

Disney News Round-up: Disney Cruise Line Edition

Happy weekend! We hope you're having a wonderful holiday weekend with friends and family. Today we have a lot of Disney Cruise Line news including updates on the Disney Magic and much more. Let's dive in!

Disney News Round-up: Ale & Compass Restaurant Now Open, Minnie Van Updates, and More

Happy day before Thanksgiving! If you're traveling today, here's to short lines at the airport and no traffic jams! If you're at home, we hope you're enjoying a great day. In today's round-up we're talking about the brand new Ale & Compass Restaurant at Disney's Yacht Club Resort, a new addition to the Minnie Van rotation, and more.

Disney News Round-up: Star Wars Edition

Happy middle of the week! We're just about a month away from the opening of Star Wars: The Last Jedi and today's news round-up is one with the Force. We have details on Star Wars Galactic Nights, Star Tours: The Adventures Continue, and more.

Disney Holiday News Round-up: Contemporary Gingerbread Display, Menus for the Epcot Festival of the Holidays, and More!

The holidays are in full swing at Disney World and today's news round-up is full of holiday-themed news including details on the menus for the Epcot Festival of the Holidays, gingerbread displays news, and much more! Let's dig in.

Disney News Round-up: Holiday Eats at Disney’s Hollywood Studios, Houston Astros Celebrate at the Magic Kingdom, and More

Happy Tuesday! We're back with another installment of our Disney news round-up. Today we have details on holiday eats including new treats at Disney's Hollywood Studios, the World Series celebration at the Magic Kingdom, and much more.

Celebrate the Holdiays with Special Holiday-Themed Tours

If you're making plans to visit the Walt Disney World Resort this holiday season, there are two specialty holiday tours to add some magic to your visit. Both Disney's Yuletide Fantasy and Holiday D-Lights tours give guests a behind-the-scenes look at the holidays at Disney World.

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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Drinks & Jazz at the Grand Floridian Resort and Spa

Coming from high on their magnificent balcony, across the cavernous lobby from the monorail station, wafts the sweet, sweet music of the hotel band. Beneath the soaring stained glass domes, amongst the white gingerbread and bustling tourists in the lobby of the Grand Floridian Resort and Spa you can hear the stunning live music of the Grand Floridian Society Orchestra, every night between 4 and 10 pm.

Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party vs. Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party

Both Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party and Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party are popular events at Disney but often I'm asked which one is better. To be honest I don't think there is one right answer to this question but I do think that individually one can be better for you!

Walt And the Promise of Progress City

Like many Disney fans I have a bookshelf full of Disney titles from authors of yesterday and today. I'm always looking for a new text to dive into and Samland is a frequent stop in my quest for information on great Disney Books to pick up.

Tips for Packing Glass Bottles in Luggage

Packing to go vacation can be a stressful affair, but when it's time to come home, figuring out how to transport your souvenirs can give you nightmares all over again. With Epcot's International Food & Wine Festival fast approaching it's a good time to take a look at the nuances of transporting liquid and glass in luggage.

The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) keeps to a 3-1-1 rule for carry-on bags.

  • All liquids, powders and gels must be be no larger than 3.4 ounce (100ml).

Walt Disney World Special Events, Park Time or Party Time?

Time is precious when you're on a Walt Disney World Vacation, and creating your touring strategy is an important part of making the most of it. How do special events that you want to attend factor into your schedule?

Dressing for Vacation Photography

There are several schools of thought when it comes to dressing for a Walt Disney World vacation. Some folks just want the most comfortable options available while, for others, dressing up is part of vacation.

Staying Healthy While Traveling

There are several reasons that traveling can leave you feeling under the weather, especially when traveling to a convention or gathering. Being in a different environment, hectic schedules, lack of sleep, stress, and contact in the form of handshakes and hugs with hundreds of your closest friends can stress the immune system to its limit. It's important to help your body keeping working at its best. Here are just a few simple home remedy tips that could help strengthen and protect your body for a fantastic vacation.

Disney Food Blog Mini-Guide to the 2011 Epcot International Food & Wine Festival

Getting ready to head to the 16th Annual Epcot Food & Wine Festival? Still deciding if it's enough to make an entire vacation around? There's so much to see and do at this fantastic Fall event, it can be easy to miss the things that you might really enjoy.

However, just when I thought there was no one single comprehensive source for information, it's Disney Food Blog to the rescue!

The Best Places to Watch a Parade in Magic Kingdom

Trying to find a spot to watch one of the many parades in Magic Kingdom can be a stressful experience if you don't know where to go. We have compiled a list of some great places to catch the fireworks!

Main Street Barber Shop

Did you know that you can get a haircut in the Magic Kingdom? The Harmony Barber Shop is an actual, functioning barber shop that guests can visit for a haircut or a beard and/or mustache trim.