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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.

New Animal Experience ‘It All Started with a Mouse’ Now Open Disney’s Animal Kingdom

Disney's Animal Kingdom has a new animal experience demonstration at Rafiki's Planet Watch.

'It All Started with a Mouse' features the Animal Kingdom's "animal ambassadors" and showcases Walt Disney's love of the animal world and his belief that "what everyone will learn who studies it is a renewed sense of kinship with the earth and all its inhabitants."

New Alex and Ani Bracelets Featuring Disney Parks Icons and Characters Now at Disney Parks

The Alex and Ani Disney Collection is now sporting all-new icon charms.

The collection was made up of more than eight different Disney symbols, birthstones, and initials and the new additions include signature charms inspired by Disney's Animal Kingdom, Epcot, and Disney's Hollywood Studios. Later this month Mickey's Fun Wheel from Disney California Adventure joins the collection.

More Disney Talent Announced for D23 Destination D: Attraction Rewind

More names have been added to the roster of talent for D23 Destination D: Attraction Rewind.

The event is presented by H2O Plus and is scheduled to take place November 22 and 23 at the Walt Disney World Resort.

The roster of special guests includes Disney Legends, Imagineers, and others who are coming together to celebrate fan favorites including Adventure Thru Inner Space, If You Had Wings, and 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea.

New Bird Show Debuting at Disney’s Animal Kingdom this Summer

More changes are headed to Disney's Animal Kingdom this summer as a new live bird show is set to debut.

The show is called Winged Encounters-The Kingdom Takes Flight and it will feature six types of birds including macaws.

'Winged Encounters' will showcase macaws in flight and will also feature bird experts who will share conservation stories with the audience. The show is scheduled to be performed on Discovery Island.

‘Rivers of Light’ Nighttime Show Coming to Disney’s Animal Kingdom

The news from Disney's Animal Kingdom just keeps coming!

The park is about to undergo the largest expansion in the Animal Kingdom's history, which of course includes the construction of the Avatar-inspired land.

The expansion will also include new experiences and entertainment options for guests. One of these new experiences is the 'Rivers of Light,' an all-new nighttime spectacular recently announced by Disney.

Mickey’s Jammin’ Jungle Parade to End at Disney’s Animal Kingdom on May 31

The Animal Kingdom's afternoon parade is coming to an end this month.

Mickey's Jammin' Jungle Parade is reportedly ending on May 31.

This will be the second Walt Disney World park parade to end this year. Earlier in 2014, the Celebrate a Dream Come True parade ended at the Magic Kingdom to make way for the Festival of Fantasy Parade.

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Can’t-Miss Attractions and More at Disney’s Animal Kingdom

Disney's Animal Kingdom is a theme park that you grow to love. It's always hot, sometimes hard to navigate, and if you don't give it a chance you might not appreciate it for what it is: an absolutely gorgeous theme park. There are quite a few incredible, must-do attractions (and more) at the Animal Kingdom and it's time to show them some well-deserved love.

Rides That Never Were: Walt Disney World – 'Beastlie Kingdomme', Animal Kingdom

With completion of the final piece of the expansion to Fantasyland at Magic Kingdom and Disney Springs progressing well, attention is now turning back to the recent 2014 ground breaking on the new Avatar-themed 'Pandora' land at Animal Kingdom and it seems an apt time to revisit the original concept destined for this area of the park.

The Most Romantic Quick Service Restaurants at Walt Disney World

Not every Disney traveler has room in the budget to hit one of the fabulous fine dining experiences at Walt Disney World. But those looking to add some romance to their trip don't need to worry, because amore' is about more than laying out the big bucks. Dim lights, a water view, soft music, and starry sky go a long way to turn these quick service restaurants into romantic musts. Here are my picks for Quick Service favorites that can be big on romance.

Best Spots to Find a Quick Breakfast at the Walt Disney World Theme Parks

Maybe you've experienced this: you wake up before dawn at your Walt Disney World Resort hotel and you're the first people in line for the bus to your favorite theme park so you can get there at rope drop. But then as you're standing there waiting for the park to open you realize you're starving! You forgot to grab something quick at your hotel and now you need to eat breakfast before tackling your daily touring plan.

Animal Kingdom’s Wildlife Tracking Center Renamed the Science Center

What was once known as the Wildlife Tracking Center at Disney's Animal Kingdom has recently been renovated and had a name change. The area is now called the Science Center.

The Science Center is home to the park's Science Operations team.

Add Animated Magic Shots to Memory Maker Photos at Walt Disney World Resort

Guests using the Memory Maker at the Walt Disney World Resort can add a little more Disney magic to their vacation photos with the all-new Animated Magic Shot enhancement.

With Animated Magic Shot the Memory Maker photos can become a video with an animated addition like Sven from Frozen or Sully from Monsters Inc.

Disney’s Animal Kingdom Honored for Conservation Work with Taveta Golden Weavers

Disney's Animal Kingdom was recently recognized for its successful Taveta golden weaver sustainability program.

The park was awarded the 2014 Edward H. Bean Award from the Association of Zoos and Aquariums for the aviary breeding program. The award recognizes programs that contribute to the reproductive success of a species or subspecies.

Disney’s Animal Kingdom Welcomes Two Baby Gorillas

For the second time in a month, a baby gorilla was born at Disney's Animal Kingdom.

The first gorilla was born August 7 to mom Azizi and dad Gino, and the second gorilla was born September 3 to Kashata and Gino. Both gorillas are male.

The lowland gorilla family lives on the Pangani Forest Exploration Trail and also includes an adult female named Benga, and a four-year-old female named Lilly who was born to Kashata.

Disney's Animal Kingdom Welcomes New Baby Gorilla

The Animal Programs team at Disney's Animal Kingdom has proudly announced a new addition to the Western Lowland Gorilla family group! Born on August 7th, 2014 to mother Azizi and silverback dad Gino, the healthy and yet to be named infant has already become and cherished part of his family.

The Top 10 Can't-Miss Walt Disney World Attractions

It isn't easy to list the top 10 Walt Disney World Attractions. The four theme parks have so many incredible dark rides, thrill rides, and classic rides that making any kind of top 10 list is a bit of a challenge.

But we aren't afraid of a challenge. Unless that challenge includes riding Expedition Everest, then we're afraid. And so, without further ado here is a list of what we consider to be the top 10 attractions at Walt Disney World.