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Disney News Round-up For Friday, October 19th, 2018

Welcome to another Friday news round-up! This week we've got some great announcements that may make your next Walt Disney World vacation even more magical. To begin with the new daily ticket pricing is now in effect.

Disney News Round-up For Friday, October 12th, 2018

Let's kick off the Friday news round-up with a quick reminder that Disney's Caribbean Beach Resort opened its beautiful new port of entry this week! There's a fresh new island feeling and welcoming atmosphere at Old Port Royale, with a new lobby, restaurants, and more!

Disney News Round-up For Friday, October 5th, 2018

Let's wrap up this week with a few bits of Disney news you may have missed!

Disney News Round-up For Friday, September 28th, 2018

Let's get right to it! There were a couple of fun announcements made regarding Epcot's Holidays Around The World celebration, including an the announcement of four more celebrity narrators for Epcot's Candlelight Processional. This leaves all but two celebrity spots left to be filled. Check out our updated list of 2018 Holiday Happenings At Walt Disney World to see who they are.

Friday News Round-up September 21st, 2018

Have you stayed in the know with all things Disney this week? Don't worry if you didn't have a chance, we're here with the Friday news round-up to bring you up to date!

Limited Time Fun Coming To Walt Disney World In 2019

Disney just announced a whole slew of limited time offerings for 2019 that will keep guests in the party mood from January to September! We'll have more information coming for you about the exciting new events as Disney expands the details, but here's a peek at how Walt Disney World will be celebrating all year long in 2019.

IllumiNations: Reflections of Earth Ending in the Second Half of 2019

Since October of 1999 Walt Disney World guests have enjoyed gathering each night on the shores of World Showcase Lagoon to watch the nightly spectacular IllumiNations: Reflections of Earth. Today Disney announced that the popular nighttime show will end its run at the close of the 2019 summer season.

Disney News Round-up For Friday, September 14th, 2018

It's been another busy week trying to keep up with following all things Disney. Here are a few bits of recent news we didn't want you to miss!

The Walt Disney Company tops Forbes' list of the World's Best Regarded Companies for 2018, moving up four spots from 2017, the first year that the rankings were compiled. Disney ranks No. 1, earning the highest marks among Forbes' 2018 Global 2000 companies.

2019 Atlanta Braves Spring Training Schedule at ESPN Wide World of Sports

Disney & Major League Baseball are both as American as apple pie, so it's no wonder that the Atlanta Braves have been making their spring home at the ESPN Wide World of Sports (WWoS) for more than 20 years. In fact the very first event held at WWoS was a Braves Spring Training Game. Sadly, 2019 will be the final year for The Atlanta Braves to hold Spring Training at Walt Disney World. Now is the time to make your travel plans to enjoy both of these the great American institutions in the same fabulous vacation.

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.

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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D23 Hits the Road for Magical 2012 Events

D23, Disney's Official Fan Club, has announced that it will continue to bring members unique experiences throughout 2012 and host more special events than ever for members and the public. Starting our in Palm Springs at the Smoke Tree Ranch the magic will spread across the country as D23 hits the road and sprinkles pixie dust wherever they go.

Wilderness Lodge's Territory Lounge

While soaking up the wintery atmosphere of pine boughs and twinkling lights during your Walt Disney World Vacation, you might want to consider a trip to the Territory Lounge for a Hot Toddy.

Open from 4:30pm - midnight daily, the Territory Lounge is nestled between Artist Point and the Whispering Canyon Cafe near the lobby of the holiday fan favorite, Disney's Wilderness Lodge Resort.

Holiday Decorations for Resort Rooms at Walt Disney World

Christmas season at Walt Disney World is a magical time full of whimsy and decorations reaching to every corner of the world. A recent trend, especially amongst DVCers, has been for travelers to decorate their hotel rooms with holiday finery to make it feel a little more like home.

Sanaa Lounge at Disney Animal Kingdom Lodge Kidani Village

Tucked in the rock work on the ground floor of Animal Kingdom Lodge's Kidani Village Lobby sits the creative and magical Disney restaurant Sanaa. As you enter the restaurant, just past the check in desk to the left sits the small, cozy Sanaa Lounge. The lounge has dim lighting, a wall of banquette seating with low round tables, and high chairs along the bar.

Walt Disney World's Best Holiday Resort [Facebook Fans]

'Tis the season for Holiday Fun! We polled our Facebook Fans to Find out what they think are the best Disney Resorts to stay at during the Winter Holidays. Our run away winner was Disney's Wilderness Lodge! Grand Floridian and Pop Century had honorable mentions but the resort deemed best to spend your Disney Winter Vacation at is the one with a North woods mountain flair.

Package Pick Up at Walt Disney World Theme Parks

You don't have to worry about schlepping your bags and packages along with you while shopping your way through Walt Disney World. Disney offers several options to make your touring run smoothly without having to worry about your precious gifts and mementos.

The Outer Rim Lounge at Disney's Contemporary Resort

Situated in the hustle and bustle of the fourth floor's Grand Canyon Concourse, the Outer Rim Lounge offers a comfortable spot to relax and enjoy views of activity on Bay Lake below. Its location offers travelers easy access to all the dining and shopping that Disney's Contemporary Resort has to offer, all from one central location. I can see mom and dad sitting down for a drink while the kids go off to browse the gift shop, or collect their weight in penny presses just around the corner.

Epcot's Spirit of America Fife & Drum Corps

UPDATE 8/29/2014: As of September 27th, 2014 the Fife & Drum Corp will no longer be performing at Epcot. You can find more information HERE.

H2O+ Disney Resort Amenities Collection

There are many things that trigger our memories, and vacation memories are some of the very best. One of the strongest of these memory triggers is smell. There are many olfactory triggers at Walt Disney World. Some are from the natural ambiance while some are specially designed by the Imagineers to highlight and enhance your experience. Disney knows the importance of smell on your memories and they do their best to help you create the happiest ones.

Contemporary Resort's The Wave Bar

Tucked away in a corner on the lobby level of Disney's Contemporary Resort The Wave is best known as a restaurant for it's sustainable and seasonal cuisine. It's lounge however is a beautiful spot for chic cocktails and a relaxing taste of the fresh menu.