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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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5 Photos to Get at Magic Kingdom

Where ever you look in Magic Kingdom people are taking pictures. For some of us not-so-great photographer types that can be a little intimidating. I tend to feel a little inadequate snapping pictures on my iPhone when the person next to me is using a dslr (not that I dislike them I am just a little jealous that they have an amazing camera and I have a cell phone).

We have compiled what we think are the 5 photos that everyone should get at some point in their life at Magic Kingdom.

Safety Tips for Traveling By Car

Traveling by car can be an enjoyable experience for the family. However, when traveling in the winter, there are a few things that can make your journey safer in the event of car problems.

Fireworks at Sea

One of the best nights of all on board the ships of Disney Cruise Line is pirate night! From the pirate themed dinner to the outrageously fun deck party, Disney offers a great romping adventure of song, dance and piratey fun. The grand finale of that spectacular show is the extravagant treat of fireworks at sea. Disney is a pioneer in the Fireworks industry and their patented air launch system is not only quieter, greener, more precise and less dangerous; but allowed fireworks to be displayed in ways never seen before.

Saratoga Springs Resort Turf Club Bar

Saratoga Springs Resort & Spa may be one of the hidden gems of Walt Disney World Hotels. It's Victoria Resort style decor harkens back to the "heyday" of Saratoga Springs, New York and the equestrian lifestyle enjoyed there. Disney's Saratoga Springs has two pool bars and the Turf Club Bar & Grill available for the enjoyment of their guests.

Suite Themes at Disney's Art of Animation Resort

Have you seen the new concept art that's been released for the Art of Animation Resort? We've got a peek for you! These Lion King layouts seem to take you and your family right into the middle of Simba's animated savanna when kids and adults alike can share in the circle of life.

Orlando's Winter Weather

Every year thousands of northerners head south to Florida in an effort to take a break from the cold and snow. After freezing, shoveling, and slipping on the ice, they pack their bags during December, January and February trying to recapture the sun and warmth that they are missing in the cold arctic blasts. However, old man winter can be a cranky guy and the January weather in Florida has become increasingly colder.

Grand Floridian Resort & Spa's Magnificent Gingerbread House

One of Disney's most impressive holiday displays is the magnificent creation from the pastry chefs at Disney's Grand Floridian Resort & Spa. 2011 will be the 13th year for the fantasy structure sitting in the Grand Floridian's Lobby, a life size gingerbread house.

Afternoon Respite at Animal Kingdom's Dawa Bar

Where can you find a great place in Disney's Animal Kingdom to kick back and relax with a drink? Why not try the perennial fan favorite, the Dawa Bar. "Dawa" means "medicine" in Swahili and the mystical concoctions that are mixed up here could surely cure the stress of a crowded Theme Park. The Dawa Bar first-rate bartenders and staff help to make this a genuine little oasis in the middle of madness.

Ways to Save on Disney Vacation Packages

If you are looking for a stress-free way to plan your next Disney World vacation then booking a Disney vacation package might be worth looking into. Disney vacation packages are a great way to book your accommodations, park tickets, and dining quickly and easily.