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New Theater Coming to Magic Kingdom's Main Street U.S.A.

Bob Chapeck, Chairman of Disney Parks and Resorts, announced new additions coming to the Magic Kingdom in time for the Walt Disney World 50th Anniversary celebration. One of the surprises of the day was a brand new theater coming to the Main Street U.S.A.

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.

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Celebrating Epcot’s 35th Anniversary In Park October 1, 2017

On Oct. 1, 1982 Walt Disney World opened its second Theme Park on the vast Florida property. A Park dedicated to the exploration of art, science, and culture, Epcot was a new kind of destination, a permanent world's fair where guests could enjoy learning about the world around them and new horizons in the future.

On October 1st, 2017 Disney Parks will be celebrating the 35th Anniversary of the opening of Epcot. Let's take a look at some of the fun things Disney has in store for this very special day.

10 Reasons Fall Is My Favorite Time Of Year To Visit Walt Disney World

One of the most frequent questions I get asked when discussing Walt Disney World travel with people, is what time of year is best to travel. While my answer is always dependent on the interests of those inquiring, I also make mention of when I like to travel. Year after year Fall continues to be one of my favorite times of year to visit Walt Disney World, here are ten reasons why.

Epcot Future World Reimagined For Tomorrow

Chairman of Disney Parks and Resort Bob Chapek, and with Imagineer Tom Fitzgerald shared a vision with fans this weekend at the D23 Expo. That vision is a rejuvenated Epcot Theme Park staying true to its original mission, with new additions coming to both Future World and World Showcase in preparation for Epcot's 35th Anniversary, as well as the 50th Anniversary of Walt Disney World.

Exciting New Additions Coming To Walt Disney World

There was a ton of exciting news that came out of the D23 Expo as Bob Chapeck hosted the Disney Parks & Resorts Panel today. While the press releases haven't yet hit the streets, I'm going to give you a quick recap of the news, before digging into the details in coming days. Just like our speculation post, we'll break it down by Park Let's Go!

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.