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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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The Hilton Bonnet Creek

If you are looking for a new hotel to stay at this Disney vacation then you should consider the Hilton Bonnet Creek. Situated on the Bonnet Creek Resort property, just east of the entrance to Disney's Caribbean Beach Resort, it is a Four Diamond AAA Hotel that offers a lot for Disney travelers, including proximity to the parks and the convenience of a shuttle to the parks and Downtown Disney.

What's your favorite pool in Disney World? [Facebook Fans]

We asked our Facebook community to what their favorite pool at Disney World is and we got some great responses!

The majority of the resort pools that were mentioned were at deluxe resorts.

Animal Kingdom Lodge's Uzima Springs Pool and Kidani Pool got 5 votes. Gina P. said, "Uzima Springs pool at AKL." And Brian L. said, "Kidani kid's play area..."

Disney on a Budget: Discount Accommodations

Staying at a Disney resort can be a big chunk of your vacation budget. Here we have compiled some information on discounts for Disney resorts so that you can save some money when you book your next Disney vacation!

Extra Magic Hours [Facebook Fans]

We asked our facebook community "What rides do you most recommend during Extra Magic Hours?" We got a lot of great answers and recommendations that we want to share with you.

For a lot of people it is about getting to ride the rides that normally have a long line during the day.

Maureen R. said, "Peter Pans Flight and It's a Small World."

Best bathrooms at Disney World's Animal Kingdom

Disney Imagineers did a good thing when they built Animal Kingdom: they made larger restrooms -- and some of them are quite beautiful. So there's not much to gripe about with the bathroom situation at Animal Kingdom. But we do think there are some especially nice ones that you should check out.

What is your favorite attraction/ride at the Magic Kingdom? [Facebook Fans]

We asked our Walt Disney World for Grownups Facebook fans, "What's YOUR favorite Magic Kingdom attraction or ride?"

We got some great responses and the quick breakdown shows that Haunted Mansion is a favorite among many, garnering the most mentions. Splash Mountain came in second, with Mickey's Philharmagic, Space Mountain, and Thunder Mountain all tying for third.

Pin Trading at Disney World

Are you a Disney World pin trader? While pins have always been available at Disney World as souvenirs -- with thousands created over the years -- official pin trading didn't begin until October 1999.

5 Reasons to Stay at the Wilderness Lodge

The Wilderness Lodge is one of the most popular resorts at Walt Disney World. From the towering totem poles to the erupting geyser, the Wilderness Lodge is one of our favorite places to stay. Here are our 5 reasons to stay at the Wilderness Lodge on your next Disney visit.

Disney on a Budget: Discount Tickets

Planning a trip to Walt Disney World can be stressful, especially if you have a limited budget to work with. We have tried to alleviate some of the leg work so that you can find the best deals for your trip quickly. Here we break down where and how you can find discount tickets to the parks.