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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.

2018 Epcot Festival of the Arts Runs January 12 through February 19

The 2018 Epcot Festival of the Arts is slated to run for 39 days from January 12 through February 19, 2018. The schedule for next year's Festival is a change from the inaugural event which only ran Fridays through Mondays. Next year just the Disney on Broadway performances are happening Friday through Monday each week.

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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What time of year should you visit Disney World?

The time of year that you choose to visit Walt Disney World is a very personal decision, based on your preference (or tolerance! ha!) for weather, crowds and events at WDW.

2011 Epcot Flower & Garden Festival Cars II Topiaries

At this year's Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival, Walt Disney World is celebrating the upcoming release of Cars 2, which opens this June!

Top 5 reasons to stay at Polynesian Resort

Sandy shores. Drum beats. Pineapple drinks with paper umbrellas. This is the Polynesian Resort, and here are the top 5 reasons why you should stay there!

Best Disney World Guidebooks

Here's our list of some of the best and most well-reviewed Disney World guide books on the market. Which guide books have you read and enjoyed?

5 most underrated attractions at Hollywood Studios

There are a lot of "nook and cranny" attractions and shows at Hollywood Studios that you should check out, even if they're not very updated, crowded, or don't seem they're worth the time at first glance.

Disney Gift Card primer

Disney gift cards can be a great gift for the Disney fans in your life. They're fun, flexible and easy to use.

Five most underrated attractions at Magic Kingdom

Everyone comes to the Magic Kingdom to ride the trio of Mountains, to see the grim grinning ghosts at the Haunted Mansion, to see Captain Jack Sparrow and the Pirates of the Caribbean, and to catch a ride on Peter Pan's Flight. But what about underrated attractions at the Magic Kingdom?

Disney World annual pass

Are you ready to take the Disney World Annual Pass plunge? Or are you already a loyal Annual Passholder?

Disney World campgrounds

Camping and Disney just kinda go together, don't you think? While some of us may not ever want to give up the luxury of a Disney World deluxe resort, others relish the idea of "roughing it" in an RV, cabin or tent.

Fun without a ticket at Disney World

There is a whole host of recreational and leisure activities one can take part in at Disney World without even buying theme park tickets.