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Disney News Round-Up: New Disney Vera Bradley Designs, New Popcorn Flavors, and More

Happy Wednesday and welcome to another edition of our Disney news round-up! The Magic Kingdom was recently named the #3 amusement park in the country in Trip Advisor's Travelers' Choice Awards. Disney's Hollywood Studios was #6 on the list, and Disney's Animal Kingdom was #10.

‘The Jungle Book: Alive with Magic’ Now Showing at Disney’s Animal Kingdom

The Jungle Book: Alive with Magic is now showing nightly at Disney's Animal Kingdom on the Discovery River. The limited-engagement show was announced earlier this spring after Disney pushed back the opening date for the planned River of Light show.

Tiffins and the Nomad Lounge Now Open at Disney’s Animal Kingdom

Disney's Animal Kingdom has officially become a new hot spot at the Walt Disney World Resort thanks to the brand-new nighttime experiences starting this weekend and the grand opening of Tiffins and the Nomad Lounge!

Harambe Wildlife Parti Starts Memorial Day Weekend at Disney’s Animal Kingdom

Memorial Day Weekend is going to be huge at Disney's Animal Kingdom as the park transitions to a nighttime destination. Several new experiences are coming to the theme park including the Harambe Wildlife Parti.

New Experiences Debut this Summer at the Walt Disney World Resort

Summer officially begins on Memorial Day Weekend at the Walt Disney World Resort with the debut of several new experiences at Disney's Animal Kingdom. But the magic continues throughout the summer as new experiences and attractions open at all four theme parks.

Disney’s Animal Kingdom to Celebrate Earth Day with Party for the Planet

Disney's Animal Kingdom is ready to celebrate Earth Day, April 22, with its Party for the Planet presented by Disneynature. The party is a way to encourage guests to connect with nature and enjoy fun activities throughout the theme park.

Writer’s Stop to Remain Open for a Little Longer at Disney’s Hollywood Studios

The popular Writer's Stop at Disney's Hollywood Studios is reportedly not closing on April 2 with the majority of the Streets of America. According to several reports, the coffee shop will become the Sci-Fi Dine-In Lounge on April 3.

Registration Opens March 29 for Disney Wine & Dine Half Marathon Weekend

Registration for this year's Disney Wine & Dine Half Marathon Weekend opens in one week and this year there are a couple new events on the list. runDisney has added a 10K race and a brand new challenge to the menu for the race weekend.

‘Rivers of Light’ to Debut at Disney’s Animal Kingdom on Earth Day, April 22

Rivers of Light, the new nighttime show at Disney's Animal Kingdom will make its debut on Earth Day, April 22. The show is set on the Discovery River in the park's Asia section. It marks the first nighttime show at the Animal Kingdom.

Lion Guard Adventure Coming to Disney’s Animal Kingdom in February

A new adventure for young guests is coming to Disney's Animal Kingdom in February. The Lion Guard Adventure is based on the new Disney Channel series The Lion Guard which premiered earlier this month.

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Caring For Giants Tour at Disney's Animal Kingdom

This Spring at Disney's Animal Kingdom, guests will get the chance to go backstage for a guided tour into the world of the Disney African Elephants. Animal Kingdom is home to North America's largest herd of African Elephants, and sine 1998 the scientists and dedicated animal experts working for Disney have been passionately committed to the conservation of this vulnerable species.

Favorite All-American Food at Walt Disney World

February is the birth month of both Abraham Lincoln and George Washington and Presidents Day was originally designated as a celebration of President Washington's birthday (the perks you get for being the first president). To celebrate Abe and George, and because no birthday celebration is complete without food, we're going to check out some of the best all-American food at Disney World.

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.

Souvenir Sensation: Lucky Bamboo

Mombasa Marketplace in Harambe Village at Disney's Animal Kingdom offers a plethora of delightful souvenirs. Here guests can find everything from plushies to dishes, and dumbecks to jewelry, whatever lovely African inspired things tickle their fancy. Amongst the treasures, guest can also make a purchase that allows them to go home with something to help the Disney Park's mission grow.

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!

10 Ideas For Valentines At Walt Disney World That Don’t Add Extra Expense

We all know that Disney vacations don't come cheap, and extra experiences can add a cost that not everyone can manage. Never fear Valentines Walt Disney World is full of romantic opportunities just waiting to be taken advantage of. Last year we posted a list of 5 Romantic Things To Do At Disney For Free, this year we've come up with even more ideas to add a bit of romance to your Disney vacation without adding extra expense.

Guest Review: Express Transportation At Walt Disney World Parks

Disney is offering a new service to get you quickly from park to park called Express Transportation. My husband and I had the chance to try it out over the weekend and loved it!

UPDATE 2018! Alas - Walt Disney World no longer offers Express Transportation service between Parks.

Start Your Day of Adventure At Creature Comforts In Disney's Animal Kingdom

I'm one of those girls that needs her morning coffee, and when I'm headed out for a day at a Disney Park, the first thing I do is figure out where the Starbucks is. At Disney's Animal Kingdom, you can be sure that I'll be making my way to Creature Comforts... because that's exactly what I need.

The Top Must-Eat-Here-in-2017 Restaurants at the Walt Disney World Resort

So here we are, a week into the New Year. Did you make any delicious resolutions yet? How about making a list of all the places you want to eat, drink, and be merry at the Walt Disney World Resort this year? Now THAT seems like the best kind of resolution to make.

Top 5 Walt Disney World Bars and Lounges of 2016

As the usually designated driver in my friend group, I don't often drink much at home. However, thanks to the complimentary transportation at the Walt Disney World Resort I'm free to imbibe as I please. This means that most vacation days will include at least one stop to enjoy Disney's fantastic bars and lounges. Here's a look at my Top 5 Walt Disney World Bars and Lounges of 2016.