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Dining Discounts Available for Annual Passholders in Celebration of the Magic Kingdom’s 45th Anniversary

The Magic Kingdom celebrated its 45th anniversary on October 1, and as part of the on-going celebration Walt Disney World Resort Annual Passholders can take advantage of new dining discounts at select theme park and resort hotel restaurants.

Disney Gives Preview of Commemorative Merchandise for Magic Kingdom’s 45th Anniversary

The Magic Kingdom is celebrating its 45th anniversary on October 1 and guests can start purchasing select commemorative merchandise items this week! Certain items will be available at the park and online.

Disney Vacation Club Member Lounge Opening in June, New Name for Villas at Wilderness Lodge, and More

Disney Vacation Club is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year and there is quite a bit of exciting DVC news happening right now including an all-new members-only lounge at Epcot and a new name for the DVC villas at Disney's Wilderness Lodge. Read on to find out more!

Disney Vacation Club Announces New Member Lounge as Part of 25th Anniversary

Disney Vacation Club is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year with special events and the opening of an all-new Member Lounge. This new lounge will be located in the Imagination Pavilion in Epcot's Future World.

Disney Vacation Club Announces '25 and Beyond Bash' at the Magic Kingdom

Disney Vacation Club is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year and part of the celebration includes a '25 and Beyond Bash' at the Magic Kingdom. This event is planned for two nights and is a complimentary event for DVC members.

Rose Parade to Feature a Float Honoring the Disneyland Resort Diamond Celebration

If you have plans to tune in to the 127th Rose Parade on New Year's Day make sure you watch for the Disneyland Resort float. The 2016 float was created to showcase some of the great adventures that await guests at the Happiest Place on Earth.

More Than 1,000 Original Disneyland Items Headed to Auction this Month

Disneyland Resort is celebrating its 60th anniversary this year and fans of the resort have a chance to bid on more than 1,000 original collectibles at the end of this month. The items headed to the auction block include cast member costumes, tickets, blueprints from the park, and even a skeleton from the original Pirates of the Caribbean attraction.

Disney Parks Blog Celebrates Fifth Anniversary with a Poster Giveaway

The Disney Parks Blog recently celebrated its fifth anniversary and as part of the celebration offered readers a chance to win a prize.

The blog posts daily stories about the Walt Disney World Resort, Disneyland Resort, Disney Cruise Line, Adventures by Disney, Disney Vacation Club, and more.

The Disney Parks Blog has also hosted quite a few Disney Parks Blog meet-ups in the last couple of years where fans had a chance to attend special events, private viewings, and other activities.

Hoop Dee Doo Musical Revue Celebrated 40th Anniversary this Month

The Hoop Dee Doo Musical Revue is one of the longest-running dinner shows in America, and it recently celebrated its 40th anniversary.

The show got its start in the summer of 1974 as part of the Disney World Fine Arts College Workshop program. After a summer of performances Walt Disney World decided to hire a permanent cast and the show opened on September 5, 1974.

‘Walt Disney’ to Premiere on ‘American Experience’ on PBS in 2015

PBS has announced a new four-hour, two-night film exploring the life and legacy of Walt Disney.

The film, Walt Disney, will premiere in 2015 on American Experience.

Walt Disney is being produced and directed by Sarah Colt (Henry Ford, RFK) and was written by Mark Zwonitzer (JFK, Triangle Fire).

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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.

Disney History: The Many Faces of Cinderella Castle

Fun and festive? You bet! Eye catching? Absolutely! Popular with guests? Not always... Walt Disney World has tried several times to "enhance" Cinderella Castle to commemorate a special event and the results have not always been met with thundering applause!

35 Good Excuses To Take A Walt Disney World Vacation

A die hard Disney fan never really needs an excuse to plan a Disney Vacation, but sometimes we have to do a little convincing to get our spouse or other family members on board. If the winter blues have got you down, and planning your next Disney trip with lift your spirits - I've got 35 good excuses for you to start planning your next Walt Disney World Vacation.

Walt Disney’s Carousel of Progress Celebrates 40 Years At The Magic Kingdom

This week marks the 40th Anniversary of the Magic Kingdom's Walt Disney's Carousel of Progress at Walt Disney World's Magic Kingdom.

Remembering The Legacy of Walt Disney

December 15 will mark the 48th anniversary of the world's loss of Walt Disney. Each year as we approach this anniversary, it is appropriate to take a moment to reflect on the legacy that he left behind. Today let's explore Walt Disney's legacy at Walt Disney World by examining three locations at the resort - Main Street and Liberty Square at Magic Kingdom and Future World at EPCOT.

Disney's Hollywood Studios Celebrates Its 25th Year

Happy 25th Anniversary, Hollywood Studios! Opened as Disney-MGM Studios on May 1, 1989, Hollywood Studios was the fifth theme park to be built by Disney Imagineers and the third to be constructed at the Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando, Florida. Let's explore briefly the origin, purpose, and identity of this park.

Walt Disney World's Most Romantic Restaurants & Dining Experiences

Valentine's Day is coming up and its not hard for couples visiting the Walt Disney World Resort to find dining locations infused with romance. Disney Dining serves up the love all year long at some great spots for an intimate dinner for two. With locations ranging from a private yacht to a theme park and from subdued to spectacular you'll never run out of options for a cozy meal on your date night, honeymoon, or anniversary.

An Intimate Dining Experience at Disney's Grand Floridian Resort and Spa

There is a little known gem in Walt Disney World called an Intimate or Private Dining Experience at the Grand Floridian Resort and Spa. I first learned about it here on the WDW for grown ups forum (which I would encourage everyone to join as its a great source of information, and everyone is super friendly!), I saw another member mention it and as it was something I had never heard of, I asked some questions to find out more.

Celebrating 25 Years of Peril and Adventure on Epcot’s Maelstrom

Tucked in the back of the Norway Pavilion is one of the best - and perhaps most underrated - attractions at Epcot. Of course, we're talking about Maelstrom, the high seas flume ride that takes guests through the history of the Land of the Midnight Sun.

Walt Disney World Limited Time Magic: Week 17

There's a party going on and you're all invited! April April 22 to April 28, 2013 Walt Disney World Resort is celebrating the 15th Anniversary of Disney's Animal Kingdom Park by throwing a "Party for the Planet." Come join the festivities centered around this Earth Week event and meet some of your favorite Disney Characters, purchase collectable merchandise, then try out some sweet treats!