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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."

Kilimanjaro Safaris at Disney’s Animal Kingdom to be Include Nighttime Excursions Starting in 2016

Kilimanjaro Safaris is one of the most popular attractions at Disney's Animal Kingdom and starting in the spring of 2016 guests will have a chance to enjoy the ride after dark on the all-new nighttime safari adventure. The new nighttime safari was announced during last weekend's D23 Expo.

Disney Offers a Sneak Peek of Avatar-Inspired Land During D23 Expo

As construction continues on the Avatar-themed land at Disney's Animal Kingdom, Disney Imagineering gave D23 Expo attendees a sneak peek at the new area that is scheduled to open in 2017.

Celebrate the Holidays at the Walt Disney World Resort Theme Parks

While the temperatures outside are still very much summer-like and the kids are just getting ready to head back to school, it's never too early to start thinking about celebrating the holidays this year at the Walt Disney World Resort.

Enjoy Thanksgiving Dinner at the Walt Disney World Resort

If you're traveling to the Walt Disney World Resort for Thanksgiving this year, you'll find a variety of dining options for your Turkey Day meal at the theme parks and the resorts. Whether your big holiday meal will be at lunch or dinner, there is something for everyone.

More Details Released for Avatar Land at Disney’s Animal Kingdom

As constructions continues at Avatar Land in Disney's Animal Kingdom we're learning more about what will be included in the new themed area including new attractions, bio-luminescent plants, and even the blue Na'vi from the film.

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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!

10 Tips for Surviving July 4th at Walt Disney World

Something that Disney fans know and all Walt Disney World Guests can count year after year is that the Fourth of July at Walt Disney World's Magic Kingdom is an experience to be reckoned with. It will be hot, it will be humid, and the Park will become so crowded that it reaches capacity and will go through different phases of closures. But what does that mean for travelers that have vacations falling around this dates, and how can they ensure a fun and happy vacation amongst the masses?