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Disney News: New Menu Items at Jiko - The Cooking Place and Disney Restaurants Win Golden Fork Award

Happy Wednesday! We made it to the middle of the week again and today we have some delicious Disney food news to share with you, including some exciting news from Jiko - The Cooking Place at Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge.

Walt Disney World Resort Announces New Vacation Deals for Early 2017

If you're thinking about taking a Walt Disney World vacation in the early part of 2017, listen up! Disney recently announced a couple of new vacation deals, including the Play, Stay, Dine, & Save package that features a dining plan!

Disney News Round-up: Disney Parks Moms Panel Applications Open, Princess Jasmine Makeover, and More

Happy Friday and welcome to today's Disney news round-up! In today's new we're talking about the applications for the 2017 Disney Parks Moms Panel, a new runDisney race season and much more. Let's check out what's been going on.

Several Walt Disney World Resort Hotels Make Conde Nast Readers’ Choice List

Several Walt Disney World Resort hotels were listed as some of the best hotels in Florida in the 2015 Conde Nast Readers' Choice Awards. The survey included responses from more than 128,000 travelers and results were based on ratings and comments.

Disney’s Animal Kingdom and Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge Granted Accreditation by Association of Zoos and Aquariums

Disney's Animal Kingdom and Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge were recently granted re-accreditation by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums. Only those zoos and aquariums that meet the highest standards of animal care and management will be accredited.

Disney Research Using Video to Detect Behavior of Giraffes at Night

Researchers with the Disney Research have developed a new video technique that will automatically detect unusual giraffe behaviors at night. The technique was tested by monitoring four giraffes at Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge.

Disney Transport Digital Bus Arrival Screen Spotted at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge Kidani Village

Waiting for a Disney bus to take you from a resort to a theme park can often be a frustrating guessing game.

But, guests who are waiting for the bus at Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge Kidani Village no longer have to guess on the bus arrival time thanks to the digital arrival screen that is available at the bus stop.

Eight Disney Parks Resorts Named Silver Badge Winners by U.S. News & World Report

Several of Disney's top resorts have been named Silver Badge Winners by U.S. News & World Report in their annual "best of" series.

Disney's Grand Californian Hotel came in at the top of the list of "best of" hotels in the Anaheim/Disneyland area. It ranked #1 out of 315 hotels in that area, and was #142 in Best California Hotels, and #11 in Disney Hotels and Resorts.

Zebras To Be Finale of Safaris at Animal Kingdom

It may seem hard to believe that zebras haven't been a part of Animal Kingdom's Kilimanjaro Safaris for a few years. But that won't be the case much longer as Disney is slowly reintroducing the white-and-black striped animals to the theme park's savanna where they will be featured in the finale for the safari attraction.

A herd of fifteen zebras have called the backstage, behind-the-scenes areas of AK home since February and have been acclimating to the new surroundings since. The zebras, of the Plains variety, are all female and range in age from five to ten years old.

Jiko Planning a Wine Dinner for August 16

It's a guest favorite at Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge, and now it's planning a special wine dinner. We're talking about Jiko and its plans to host a wine dinner August 16.

The folks at Jiko have put together a 6-course feast complete with wine pairings. Those heading out to the dinner can look forward to the following menu:

Butter-poached South African Lobster Tail Lobster Bisque, Imoya, and Saffron Cream
Buffalo Samosas Potato, Sweet Corn, and Fig Atjar
"Chola Tikka"Sambal Spiced Chickpea, Tamarind, with Dhania Chutney
Ken Forrester Petit Rose, South Africa

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5 Themed Ideas To Add Even More Fun To Your Disney Vacation

A Walt Disney World vacation is always a fun idea, but sometimes it's nice to put a new spin on the traditional family vacation. For those shorter trips (3-4 nights) why not try a vacation theme! Plan your touring schedule with an overarching storyline and use the Disney Parks and Resorts to let your adventure unfold.

Best Snacks at Walt Disney World Resort Hotels

When you're thinking about snacks at Disney World, do you ever think about the snacks at the resort hotels? Some of our favorite treats are found at the resort hotels and we've been known to visit a hotel JUST to get a particular snack (beignets we're looking at you).

Today we're going to check out some of the best snacks at the Walt Disney World Resort hotels so we hope you're hungry!

5 Spectacular Garden Settings At Walt Disney World Year Round

With the Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival starting in just a couple of week, I've got Disney gardens on my mind. But the most lovely thing about the gardens of Walt Disney World is that you don't have to wait for the festival to experience them. 365 days a year s Disney's horticulture team works hard to maintain some of the most impressive environments its guests can dream of.

The Top 5 Things to Love about the Walt Disney World Resort

In celebration of Valentine's Day this year it seemed like a good idea to think about the things I love about Walt Disney World Resort. I've been visiting Disney World since 1974 when I was just a wee little one and over the years I've collected a rather extensive list of the things I love about my happy place.

When Size Matters: Tips For Choosing A Disney Resort Hotel Room

Square footage isn't something everyone has to worry about when picking a hotel room, but when you're spending a week living in one room with folks, it probably should be. I often hear "we won't be in our room very much" as a justification for staying at the Value Resorts. If you are traveling as adults alone, or have a single small child, this can work really well. However - as your kids grow, or if you are sharing a room with friends or family, nerves can fray when you don't have enough space.

Romantic Spots To Stop For A Cocktail At Walt Disney World

Looking for some romantic spots for cocktails with your sweetheart at Walt Disney World? We've got five great bars and lounges that are perfect for you and your loved one to wind up your nights with a drink or two and a little relaxation. We picked these perfect spots for their theming, unique drinks, and great seating. So read on and then be sure to add them to your next romantic Disney getaway!

Fabulous Holiday Decorations Deck the Halls at the Walt Disney World Resort

The holiday season at the Walt Disney World Resort might be the most magical time of the year. While the resort hotels are always lovely, when the holiday decorations are up, it takes the wonder and magic of Disney to a whole new level. You can't help but oooh and ahh when you see all the decorations.

Favorite Table Service Restaurants for One Credit on the Disney Dining Plan

When you're trying to decide where to make your Advance Dining Reservations for an upcoming trip to the Walt Disney World Resort, it can be a bit overwhelming. There are so many restaurants to choose from and everyone seems to have their favorite, must-visit locations.

Top 5 Quick Service Restaurants at Walt Disney World Resort Hotels

When staying at a Walt Disney World Resort hotel I tend to consider the dining options when making my final decision. Is there somewhere to grab a quick and delicious breakfast? What type of table service dining " if any " is available? Can I find good coffee quickly in the morning? All important factors when choosing a hotel.

Fun Facts About Disney’s Animal Kingdom

The 500-acre Animal Kingdom is Walt Disney World's newest and largest Theme Park, it opened on Earth Day in April 1998 and has been entertaining guests ever since. The unique Park concept centers around edutainment about our planet, and the creatures that walk it. Not just a theme park Disney's Animal Kingdom puts focus on scientific research and conservation. The research scientists and animal keepers have made ground-breaking discoveries and substantial contributions to animal welfare and repopulation.