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Walt Disney Parks and Resorts Receives Top Honors from Travel Industry in 2016

It's been a good year for the Walt Disney Parks and Resorts. The division has been recognized with more than 150 awards for excellence in guest experiences including dining and theme park attractions.

New Nighttime Event at the Magic Kingdom and a New Room Discount for this Summer

There's a brand-new nighttime event coming to the Magic Kingdom for a limited time this spring, and Disney recently announced a new summer vacation deal that includes a limited edition MagicBand! Read on to find out about these stories and more.

Disney Cuts Back on Employee Hours, Makes Other Adjustments at Theme Parks

Despite the fact that Shanghai Disney is half a world away the new resort's budget woes and construction delays are reportedly having a negative impact on Disney's domestic theme parks on both coasts. According to several reports, Disney World is cutting hours for some of its cast members.

Disney’s Hollywood Studios’ Earffel Tower is Latest Casualty in Park’s Expansion Plans

It's time to say goodbye to more attractions and landmarks at Disney's Hollywood Studios. It was announced late last week that the Earffel Tower is coming down to make way for the new Toy Story Land.

Opening Day Announced for Shanghai Disney Resort

Get your suitcases ready and make sure your passport is up-to-date! The opening day for Shanghai Disney Resort has been announced and it's a mere five months away! The newest Disney resort is scheduled to open on June 16 with a grand opening celebration.

Walt Disney World Resort Launches All-New Twitter Account to Assist Guests

Guests visiting the Walt Disney World Resort have another tool at their fingertips to help them out in the theme parks. The newly-launched Twitter account @WDWToday is similar to the @DisneylandToday account and is designed to help guests in the parks.

Walt Disney World Resort’s PhotoPass Adds Attraction Videos and Animated Magic Shots

Everyone takes photos during their Walt Disney World vacation whether those photos are candid shots, selfies, or group pictures. And while taking your own pictures is easy guests can also take advantage of Disney's complimentary PhotoPass service.

Disney’s Disability Access Service Card Goes Digital

Disney's Disability Access Service Card has gone digital. As of April 30 cast members will no longer be writing down return times for attractions but will now scan guests' tickets or MagicBands. This change has been instituted so that the disability accommodation can be integrated with My Disney Experience.

Walt Disney World Resort Clarifies Policy on Selfie Sticks in Theme Parks

The next time you're ready to take the plunge on Splash Mountain at the Magic Kingdom just remember to keep your hands, arms, legs, and selfie sticks inside the ride vehicle at all time. Because, while selfie sticks haven't been banned at the Disney theme parks, they are prohibited on all attractions.

Expansions Ahead for Two of Walt Disney World's Most Popular Attractions

Yesterday the Disney Parks Blog confirmed rumors that have been swirling for months, and announced updates and expansions for two of the most popular attractions in the Disney Parks!

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Get The Spin On Epcot's Mission: SPACE

It's no secret that Disney values realism in its attractions in a manner unprecedented by any other theme park in the entertainment industry. One of the most prolific accomplishments ever achieved in a theme park is located in Future World at Epcot and because of the intensity of the ride, many guests overlook it. Mission: SPACE, designed by Disney, validated by NASA, is a marvel of modern technology and the product of incredible 5-year partnership.

Ten Things to Love About the Magic Kingdom

The Magic Kingdom is celebrating its 45th anniversary this October so it only seems fitting to spend some time talking about 10 things we love about the original Walt Disney World Resort theme park. This park is more than just the iconic attractions that we all know and love, so let's check out what made the list this time around.

6 Musts for Epcot After Dark

Just like the Better After Dark in the Magic Kingdom attractions we previously discussed, there are a few things at Epcot that become even more magical after the sun goes down. Lighting elements seem to bring the imagination alive as the countries of World Showcase are somehow transported back to their native lands, and Future World becomes a limitless realm where tomorrow could bring anything.

8 Musts For The Magic Kingdom After Dark

While a trip to the Magic Kingdom is magnificent any time of day there are a few things that become even more special after the sun goes down. The Magic Kingdom takes on a different feeling under the night sky with thematic moods enhanced by distinct sound and lighting that easily lead you t believe you're in another place. These eight attractions go from being some of our favorites at any time - to truly spectacular experiences.

Disney History: The Films of Fronteirland

After Fantasyland, it would be difficult to pin down Walt Disney's favorite land in Magic Kingdom, but Frontierland was certainly near and dear to his heart. This is evident in the number of films and television shows produced by the Walt Disney Company that support the theme and inspire the attractions that we still love today. Let's explore some of the films that set the scene and inspired some of the classic attractions that we still enjoy today.

Fun and Adventure Await At Epcot's Expanded Norway Pavilion

A cold wind blew into Epcot today as the Norway Pavilion in World Showcase greeted its new permanent residents Anna and Elsa, from Disney's blockbuster film Frozen. While we understand that Norway is not the mythical Arendelle - the art, culture, and people of Norway helped to inspire the beautiful country that came to life on screen. Here's what traveler are saying about the fresh take on Epcot's Norway Pavilion.

Theme Park Etiquette And Manners

Walt Disney World is a fantastic and family friendly place to vacation and with friends, loved ones, or even on your own. However - when the temperatures start to go back up and Parks get crowded stressed tourists can tend to get a little grumpy. There are a few etiquette guidelines that everyone should remember and follow in order to keep the experience magical for both yourself and others!

Top 5 Thrill Rides at the Walt Disney World Resort

While I'm not exactly a thrill-seeker when I'm on vacation at the Walt Disney World Resort, there are a few attractions that are always on my must-do list. And yes, some of these attractions are "thrill rides." After all, as much as I love it's a small world, I would lose my mind if that is the only attraction I could ride for an entire week.

Attractions To Relax On At Disney's Animal Kingdom

Disney's Animal Kingdom is foot by foot the largest of the Disney Parks. It's full with lush vegetation, exotic animal habitats, and thrilling rides - but after a few hot hours in the Disney jungle, it's nice to take a little break. These four great attractions let your party keep on touring while still offering folks the chance to sit down and rest for a few. Whether you just want to get off of your feet or you're looking for a climate controlled retreat, head to a viewing of these Animal Kingdom gems for a few minutes to refresh.

Attractions to Relax on at Epcot

Continuing the tour of places to chill out and relax at the Walt Disney World Theme Parks. Today I'm looking at attractions to escape to when you need to take a mid-day break at Epcot. These five great attractions are perfect places to get off of your feet and into some air condition before you head back out for the rest of your day.