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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.

Bob Weis Named President of Walt Disney Imagineering

The Walt Disney Company announced late last week that Bob Weis would be taking over as president of Walt Disney Imagineering, replacing Bruce Vaughn. Weis was instrumental in the makeover of Disney California Adventure and was in charge of the Shanghai Disney project.

New 360 Video Experience Takes Guests Into all Walt Disney World Resort Theme Parks

If you're missing the theme parks of the Walt Disney World Resort and you're wishing you could be part of the magic right now, Disney has a solution. They've recently introduced a new video experience that will take guests right to the four theme parks from their mobile device.

Disney Releases New Image of the Na’vi River Journey Attraction from PANDORA: The World of AVATAR

As construction continues on Pandora: The World of AVATAR at Disney's Animal Kingdom, Disney recently released a new artist rendering of the family-friendly attraction Na'vi River Journey. This is just one of the attractions planned for the new land based on the Oscar-winning film AVATAR.

Walt Disney World Resort Seeks Permission to Develop More Wetland Areas

The Walt Disney World Resort is seeking permission to develop 575 acres of wetland area, an increase from the original 350 acres it had planned to develop on the resort property over the next 30 years. The development plan has been filed with the South Florida Water Management District.

Star Wars Half Marathon Announced for Walt Disney World Resort

The Walt Disney World Resort is turning to the Dark Side. runDisney has announced an all-new half marathon weekend, the Star Wars Half Marathon: the Dark Side. The race pays homage to the dark side of the Force, and now the Disneyland Star Wars Half Marathon will be called "The Light Side."

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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.

The Best 5 Things That Happened in Walt Disney World In 2016

Walt Disney World is always growing and changing to offer guests exciting new experiences in all corners of the vacation kingdom. This year many of those changes were met with conflicting review from long time Disney travelers. In the end whether you love the changes, or hate them, is a matter of personal opinion. In my opinion, the following are The Best 5 Things That Happened in Walt Disney World in 2016.

Wonderful Watermelon Cocktails on the Nomad Lounge Deck

It's Friday - so say good-bye to the workweek and join me for a look at another fantastic Disney cocktail. 2016 saw increased growth at Disney's Animal Kingdom, including a new lounge where weary travelers can choose to take a rest. The Nomad Lounge is tucked back next to the river on Discovery Island, just behind Tiffins Signature Restaurant.

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.

The Top 5 Things to Love about Disney’s Animal Kingdom

It took me a few years and several visits to really fall in love with Disney's Animal Kingdom. After my initial assessment that it was "too hot" and "too much walking" I took some time on my last couple of visits to really look closely at this amazing theme park. And I'm hooked.

The Best Healthy Snacks at Walt Disney World

When visiting the Walt Disney World Resort it is very easy to over-indulge in all the delicious snacks and meals, even if you start out with good intentions and plans to "eat healthy." But sometimes you hit that no-more-french-fries wall and you really want something healthy to eat (and no, Dole Whip doesn't count).

Top Five Walt Disney World Character Meals for All Ages

When my kids were younger (think: toddlers) we enjoyed a lot of character meals at Walt Disney World. Some were good, some were not-so-good, and one we did because we felt like it was our duty as parents to take the kids to breakfast inside Cinderella Castle. Three times on three different vacations. Thanks, Cinderella.

Best All-American Treats to Celebrate the Fourth of July at Disney World

Happy July 4th! We hope you're having a great day filled with fun, family, friends, and fireworks! Of course no Fourth of July celebration is complete without food and if you are lucky enough to be visiting Disney World today (or really any other day of the year) we have some suggestions for All-American treats you just can't miss!