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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.

Kiama the Baby Rhino Makes Her Debut at Disney’s Animal Kingdom

Earlier this year a baby white rhino was born at Disney's Animal Kingdom and Disney fans took to the Internet to vote on a name for the new addition. The baby rhino was named Kiama and she recently made her debut with mom Kendi on the Kilimanjaro Safaris attraction.

Walt Disney World Resort Has Fun Options for Dads on Father’s Day

If you're thinking about spending Father's Day at the Walt Disney World Resort with your dad, you'll find more than just four theme parks for fun and adventure. From fishing to golfing to dining and yes, even a spa day for dad, there's something for every dad.

Best Cool Treats for the ‘Coolest Summer Ever’ at Walt Disney World

After a very long and very cold winter (for most of us) it seems that summer might finally be just around the corner and if you're traveling to Walt Disney World this summer that means it's going to be hot. We're talking H-O-T kind of hot. Melting while you're standing still hot. Sweating in places you didn't think was possible hot. And this means you need to keep your cool.

Get a Behind-the-Scenes Glimpse of the Animal Kingdom Through the Backstage Tales

If you've ever wondered what happens backstage at Disney's Animal Kingdom you can find out thanks to the Backstage Tales tour. This tour gives guests the chance to see how Disney studies, cares for, and helps educate guests about the animals who call the theme park home.

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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?

Animal Kingdom Lodge's Wanyama Safari

Walt Disney World Resort looking to add a little something special to their vacation experience have a wide range of special tour options that allow a deeper look behind the magic of the vacation kingdom. I am back from my incredible trip to Animal Kingdom lodge and we loved the Wanyama Safari! If you love animals and you are staying at the lodge this tour is a must.

The Top 5 Things at Walt Disney World this Summer

Summer has officially awakened at the Walt Disney World Resort and this summer is going to be pretty amazing if you're lucky enough to have plans to visit the theme parks. In just the last few weeks so many new restaurants, shops, and attractions have opened that it is hard to keep track of it all. But lucky for you, we have our list of the top five things we're excited about this summer at Disney World!