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Disney Springs Closes Early Due To Curfew And A Message From Disney Leaders

Civil unrest occurring across the nation has prompted action from Disney as Orlando and Orange County institute a curfew following nights of rioting over the death of George Floyd. Disney Springs will be closing early until further notice to allow guests and cast members the ability to make it home in time. Disney Company leadership CEO Bob Chapek, Chairman of Disney Bob Iger, and Senior Vice President, Chief Diversity Officer of The Walt Disney Company Latondra Newton also released a joint statement to Cast Members regarding this time of civil unrest.

BREAKING NEWS Walt Disney World Extends Closures

This evening, after the stock market closed, the @DisneyParksNews twitter account released a statement that the Walt Disney World and Disneyland closures would be extended until further notice and Disney cast members (not including operating partners) would be paid through April 18, 2020.

Details Revealed For Reflections - A Disney Lakeside Lodge

Amongst the plethora of news that came out of Disney's D23 Expo last weekend Bob Chapek, Chairman of Parks, Experiences and Products for the Walt Disney Company gave guests an all too brief look at the next Deluxe Resort and Disney Vacation Club property to be built at Walt Disney World - Reflections - A Disney Lakeside Lodge.

An Exciting New Stories For The Disney Cruise Line

Bob Chapek took the stage at D23 Expo to share his thoughts about the exciting projects coming to the Disney Cruise Line. He told the massive audience gathered before the D23 stage and shared his belief that every Disney moment a guest has should bring their favorite stories to life in thrilling ways. The Disney Cruise Line is reaching for that vision with new ships, and a brand new port destination that is pure magic.

Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance at Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge Opening Date

Details are trickling out about the highly anticipated Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance coming to Disney's Hollywood Studios as part of the Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge expansion. Read on to discover why this new attraction is seriously ambitious, and worth every moment of anticipation as it readies to open on December 5th, 2019.

Mickey & Minnie's Runaway Railway Opening in 2020

At Disney's Hollywood Studios, Disney Imagineers are getting ready to open Mickey & Minnie's Runaway Railway in 2020! You'll be invited to the Chinese Theatre where Mickey and Minnie will be hosting the premier of their newest film "Perfect Picnic." The theater serves as the magic portal through which guests will step from the human world directly into the cartoon world for one Goofy adventure aboard Mickey & Minnie's Runaway Railway.

Cherry Tree Lane Coming To Epcot's United Kingdom Pavilion

Visitors to Epcot's United Kingdom pavilion will can look forward to expanded adventures, as construction on a whole new neighborhood will bring guests to Cherry Tree Lane. None other than Disney Legend Dick Van Dyke announced the expansion coming to World Showcase at the 2019 D23 Expo and fan gathering. The UK pavilion will be home to Disney's first ever attraction inspired by Mary Poppins.

Disney’s Animal Kingdom Celebrates The 2019 Winter Holidays In Every Land

Winter fun will spread across every part of Disney's Animal Kingdom in 2019 as the Park introduces "festive new entertainment and holiday decor in every land" for the first time ever. Starting with specialty Christmas tree covered in traditional decor and hidden animals that towers over the park entrance. Guests will be able to experience all new seasonal magic beginning November 8, 2019.

2019 Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party Tickets On Sale Now

Updated! There's no better time to be planning your 2019 winter holiday travel to the Walt Disney World Resort. With a wide range of celebrations that take place all across the property, November and December are fantastic times to celebrate with a vacation. This year the party is even bigger with 23 nights of Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party.

Walt Disney World News Round-up For Friday May 17th, 2019

Thank God It's Friday! Let's hop right on in to the latest news from the Walt Disney World Resort. After a year of construction work on the edge of Tomorrowland the TRON Coaster has hit a milestone by going vertical. Cast members continued a Disney tradition by signing their names on one of the first steel support columns raised for the new attraction, which is set to open in time for Walt Disney World's 50th anniversary in 2021.

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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Magical Family Reunions at Walt Disney World

At a loss for what to do for your next family reunion? What could be more fun than having it at Disney World?

Fantasmic! A Disney Hollywood Studios Nighttime Spectacular

When the sun goes down at Walt Disney World it doesn't have to be time to head home. My family loves to spend nighttime in the parks and explore all of the magical details of Disney after dark. Fans know that some of the most spectacular shows and effects that Disney has created to entertain the masses happen at the end of the night. Fan favorites include "Wishes" Magic Kingdom Fireworks, Epcot's "Illuminations: Reflections of Earth", and my favorite at Disney's Hollywood Studios "Fantasmic!"

The Waldorf Astoria Orlando

Are you looking to find the perfect blend of Disney and luxury on your next vacation? Then consider staying at the Waldorf Astoria at Walt Disney World!

Staying at the Waldorf Astoria allows guests easy accessibility to the Disney Parks as well as the opportunity to relax and enjoy the serene setting that the Bonnet Creek resort provides.

Fans Choose, Disney's Polynesian Resort has their Favorite WDW Beach

We polled our fans over on Facebook to find out what their favorite Walt Disney World Resort Beach is. It's no surprise that the intense theming at this original WDW Resort goes a long way to create dedicated hotel fans. That sweeping tropical feeling can truly transport you to another time and place, without a doubt Disney's Polynesian Resort ran away with the title!

Taking A Cab Around Property at Walt Disney World

The complimentary transportation available at the Walt Disney World Resort is one of the key reasons many people chose to stay on property. It's direct and convenient, though often can take more time than I'm willing to spend getting from point A to point B. Then a couple of years ago I discovered the joy of taking a taxi. Taking a taxi on property can save you time, reduce hassle, enhance your comfort and possibly increase the overall enjoyment of your vacation.

Cirque du Soleil La Nouba is Not Your Typical Circus

La Nouba at Downtown Disney is not your typical circus experience. Instead of watching an elephant do tricks you are treated to a truly out of this world, incredible experience by extremely talented performers.

A part of the world famous Cirque du Soleil family, La Nouba leaves you wanting more and will quiet even the most hesitant attendee (in other words my 16 year old brother).

5 Must Have Photos from Disney's Epcot

Our article about five "must have" pictures to take at the Magic Kingdom was such a hit I thought that I'd revisit it with a look at some fantastic photography that is a must have for Epcot guests. These suggestions are just the beginning of ides for things to shot in this fantastic park, so grab your camera and have some fun "Makin' Memories."

Three Fantastic African Safaris at Walt Disney World Resort

Kilimanjaro Safaris, located at Disney's Animal Kingdom is one of the parks most popular regular attractions. A favorite for guests of all ages, it takes on a trip through the Harambe Wildlife Reserve. You can board a rugged open-sided safari vehicle that will transport you on a unique expedition snaking through a wildlife preserve where with a little Disney magic the animals seemingly roam free. You'll be treated to up close views of cheetah, giraffe, zebras, lions, rhinos and elephants just to name a few.

Departure Day Activities to Get the Most Out of Your Disney Vacation

Walt Disney World is packed full of exciting entertainment possibilities around the resort. But what do you do with those last couple of hours before you head back home to reality? What's the best way to squeeze in a little more fun? I talked to Disney fans across the Internet to find out their favorite ways to optimize departure day.

Disney's Princess 1/2 Marathon Weekend

RunDisney events are becoming increasingly popular not only with established athletes, but they are reaching out to a whole new population of Disney lovers and are inspiring them to get fit. The next big event coming up on the runDisney schedule will bring together women from around the world for Disney's Princess Half Marathon Weekend on Feb. 24-26, 2012. Does you Fairy Godmother Carry a Stopwatch?