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New Alex and Ani Bracelets Headed to the Disney Parks

If you're a fan of shiny, sparkly things like Alex and Ani bangles, today's your lucky day! Several all-new Alex and Ani bracelet designs are headed to the Disney Parks just in time to add them to your holiday wish list.

Several Disney Parks Receive Industry Awards

Several Disney parks around the world were recognized for attractions and guest entertainment options.

The Themed Entertainment Association (TEA) recently announced the annual Thea Award winners and it's a small world at Disneyland was the recipient of the Thea Classic award. This award honors theme park attractions that have endured for 20 year or more.

World Rhino Day Celebrated with Art Auction

Each year on September 22, World Rhino Day is celebrated as a chance to raise awareness about the plight of rhinos in the wild and the rise of rhinoceros poaching.

‘Festival of The Lion King’ Celebrates 1 Million Guests

The Festival of The Lion King at Disney's Animal Kingdom has been visited by one million guests since it reopened earlier this summer.

The popular live show reopened in June in the new Harambe Theater after being closed for several months.

The show originally opened in 1998 in Camp Minnie Mickey but that location was closed this year as part of the ongoing construction for the new Avatar area of the park.

Recipients Announced for the 2014 Disney Worldwide Conservation Fund Grants

The Disney Worldwide Conservation Fund (DWCF) has announced the recipients for its 2014 grants.

One hundred and forty one organizations were chosen to receive grants from the DWCF. Including the grants for 2014 the DWCF has contributed more than $25 million in grants to organizations to study wildlife, create community conservation projects, and protect habitats around the world.

Select Walt Disney World Restaurants Testing Allergy-Friendly Menus

Several restaurants at the Walt Disney World Resort are testing new "allergy-friendly" menus for guests with food allergies and intolerances.

The allergy friendly menus are being tested for a limited time at the World Premiere Food Court at the All-Star Movies Resort, the Flying Fish Cafe at the BoardWalk, and Captain Cook's and the Kona Cafe at Disney's Polynesian Village Resort.

Starbucks Opening at Disney’s Hollywood Studios in February 2015

Another Starbucks location is opening at the Walt Disney World Resort.

The new Starbucks will be located at Disney's Hollywood Studios and is scheduled to open early next winter.

The new location at Disney's Hollywood Studios will be named The Trolley Car Cafe and is being built in the former location of the L.A. Prop Cinema Storage merchandise store on Hollywood Boulevard.

Disney Parks and Resorts Inspire New Line of Coffee from Joffrey’s

Even if you can't wake up at your favorite Disney theme park or hotel every morning you can enjoy a cup of coffee inspired by those locations thanks to Joffrey's.

The Tampa, Florida based specialty roasting company recently introduced the Disney Parks and Resorts Specialty Coffee Collection featuring nine blends inspired by the theme parks and hotels.

Joffrey's head roastmaster collaborated with top Disney chefs to create the specialty blends.

Growth of Disney’s Theme Parks Means Stable Cash Flow for Company

The Magic Kingdom at the Walt Disney World Resort is the most-visited theme park in the world.

Just last year the park logged 18.6 million visitors which was a growth of 6 percent over 2012. As a whole, the Disney theme parks around the world had more than 132 million visitors last year.

These numbers translate into cash flow for Disney. It has been estimated that the Disney theme parks in the United States account for close to 20 percent of the company's stock value and 25 percent of the company's revenue.

Walt Disney World Resort Announces Two New VIP Tours

The Walt Disney World Resort recently announced two new VIP tours for guests.

The Ultimate Day of Thrills: A VIP Tour Experience is for those guests seeking a thrilling visit to the Disney theme parks. The tour lasts six or seven hours and includes riding attractions at the Magic Kingdom, Disney's Hollywood Studios, and Disney's Animal Kingdom in addition to lunch at a table service location.

Attractions for this tour include Toy Story Midway Mania, Expedition Everest, and the Seven Dwarfs Mine Train.

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Walt Disney World Cast Member is 2014 Disney VoluntEAR of the Year

A Walt Disney World cast member has been named the 2014 Disney VoluntEAR of the Year.

Kristen Lehrer, a resource manager at Disney's Animal Kingdom, was chosen by her fellow Disney cast members. She received a surprise celebration, a trophy, a handshake from Mickey Mouse, and a $2,500 contribution to the charity of her choice.

The Top Must-See Shows at the Walt Disney World Resort

Everyone has a favorite show that is always on their "must" list during a Walt Disney World vacation. And we know the Wishes, IllumiNations, and Fantasmic are likely on that list.

But today we're going to talk about some of the other "must see" shows at Walt Disney World, including a couple that might not be on your radar.

Fun Ways to Beat the Rain at Walt Disney World

No one wants to hear it, but it is very possible that it will rain during your Walt Disney World Vacation.

Florida might be the Sunshine State, but it can also be rather rainy at certain times of the year especially during the summer months. But don't let a little bit of rain dampen your magical visit.

There are still so many things you can do at Disney, even if it's a little wet outside.

How to Meet Your Favorite Princesses at the Walt Disney World Theme Parks

If you're the parent of any Disney princess obsessed youngster you've likely stood in line more than once to meet The Princesses.

The Disney royalty meet-and-greet has quickly become a tradition during visits to the four theme parks at the Walt Disney World Resort. In fact, some people have been spending hours in line just to meet a certain Frozen duo. More on that later.

5 Reasons To Visit Walt Disney World This Summer

We think that anytime is a good time for a Walt Disney World vacation, but this Summer may be just the time you've been waiting for to take your next trip! There's been a lot going on over the past few years with construction, and beta tests of many new systems but much of that has finally come to fruition. It is Disney, and just as soon as one major project is finished there's sure to be a new one started - but if you've been waiting around for "the best" time to visit - wait no more!

Flame Tree Barbeque at Disney's Animal Kingdom

If you're looking for a table service quality meal at a quick serve pace in Disney's Animal Kingdom be sure to stop by the Flame Tree Barbeque for a delicious meal. This popular dining location is located just across from the entrance to Dinoland is serving up some All-American favorites with several open air seating areas setting that offer fun decor and beautiful views.

Harambe Nights at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Features ‘The Lion King Concert in the Wild’ and Dining Experience

There's a new nighttime experience coming to Disney's Animal Kingdom to celebrate the 20th anniversary of The Lion King.

Called 'Harambe Nights,' the first-ever ticketed special event at the park includes includes a Welcome Reception, a performance of 'The Lion King Concert in the Wild' with celebrity narrators, and the Harambe Nights Street Party.

Learn about the Man behind the Mouse at ‘Walt Disney: One Man’s Dream’ in Disney’s Hollywood Studios

If there is one attraction that should be a "must see" on any Disney fan's list, it is 'Walt Disney: One Man's Dream' at Disney's Hollywood Studios.

Originally created to commemorate the 100th anniversary of Walt's birth, it opened on October 1, 2001 as part of Walt Disney World's 100 years of Magic Celebration. A few years ago the attraction's marquee was updated to reflect that D23: The Official Disney Fan Club was now presenting the attraction.

5 Reasons to Stay at the Animal Kingdom Lodge

Wake up, walk out onto your balcony, and take in views of an African savanna. This is just the beginning of the many amazing possibilities that await you at Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge.

Here are 5 reasons why you should consider staying at the Animal Kingdom Lodge on your next visit.

Price of Walt Disney World Theme Park Tickets Increased for Second Time in Less Than a Year

For the second time in less than a year, the Walt Disney World Resort has raised the price of admission for all four theme parks.

A one-day ticket for the Magic Kingdom will now cost $99 for guests age 10 and older. This $4 increase makes the Magic Kingdom the most expensive Disney Park.