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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.

Disney News Round-up: Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party Starts September 1, Country Bear Jamboree Turns 45, and More

It's time for another Disney news round-up and today we're talking about Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party, a big birthday for the Country Bear Jamboree, and a celebrity chef teaming up with Planet Hollywood Observatory in Disney Springs. Let's check it out!

New ‘Snacks with Character’ Debut at Walt Disney World Resort

In a continued effort to provide options for guests with food allergies and intolerances, Disney has recently launched the all-new Snacks with Character line of Disney-branded allergy-friendly snacks. The new snack line includes cookies, snack bars, and more.

Save Money for Your Disney Vacation with the Disney Vacation Account

UPDATE: ON July 25th, 2017 Disney sent out a letter to it's vacation account holders stating "Thank you for your participation in the Disney Vacation Account program. At this time, we are discontinuing the program and no new accounts or contributions are being accepted."

Several Walt Disney World Resort Hotels Named Best for Families by Trip Advisor

The online travel site Trip Advisor has announced its 2015 Traveler's Choice Awards and five Walt Disney World Resort Hotels have been named to the list of the Top 25 Hotels for Families in the United States. The hotels named to the list include a value resort, a moderate resort, and three deluxe resorts.

Disney Parks Frozen Christmas Celebration to Feature Performances from Disneyland, Walt Disney World, and Aulani

This year's Disney Parks Christmas parade has an all-new name, the 2014 Disney Parks Frozen Christmas Celebration, and it will feature all-star performances from Disneyland, Walt Disney World Resort, and Aulani.

Walt Disney Parks and Resorts VoluntEARS and Families Join Forces for Family Volunteer Day

Disney Friends for Change recently sponsored the annual Family Volunteer Day when families volunteer their time to support projects in their communities. This was the 22nd year for the event.

Eight Disney Parks Resorts Named Silver Badge Winners by U.S. News & World Report

Several of Disney's top resorts have been named Silver Badge Winners by U.S. News & World Report in their annual "best of" series.

Disney's Grand Californian Hotel came in at the top of the list of "best of" hotels in the Anaheim/Disneyland area. It ranked #1 out of 315 hotels in that area, and was #142 in Best California Hotels, and #11 in Disney Hotels and Resorts.

Disney Vacation Account Gives Guests a New Option to Save for Their Disney Vacations

UPDATE: ON July 25th, 2017 Disney sent out a letter to it's vacation account holders stating "Thank you for your participation in the Disney Vacation Account program. At this time, we are discontinuing the program and no new accounts or contributions are being accepted."

Saving money for a Disney vacation just got a little bit easier with the new Disney Vacation Account that was recently launched by the Walt Disney Travel Company.

Disney Parks and H2O Plus Expand on Alliance Relationship

We all know and love (and take home) the H2O Plus products found in the rooms at Disney resorts. Now as part of a new deal with Disney, H2O Plus products will be available at Aulani in Hawaii and internationally at Hong Kong Disneyland Resort and Disneyland Resort Paris.

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25 Reasons I Love Being A Disney Vacation Club Member

This year the Disney Vacation Club (DVC) is celebrating 25 Years ... and beyond of creating amazing vacation magic. Disney's unique concept of a time share and the things that it would offer its owners shook up the industry when it first debuted and has been providing world class service ever since. My husband and I bought our membership in 2008 and while we wouldn't really call it a financial "investment," it is by far the best investment in our family that we've ever made.

Saturday Style: Inspired By Disney's Polynesian Village Resort

The moment I saw this dress I knew I had to share because it's pretty, breezy style instantly transported me. Inspired by the new lobby at Disney's Polynesian Village Resort it's tropical feel and traditional design are a classic. The coral palms print against the ocean blues help to create the perfect frock for a date night dinner at 'Ohana. Style it simply with a pair of cute leather wedge sandals, and a Disney Dooney Sketch Leather Crossbody Bag.

Walt Disney Parks and Resorts Welcome New Disney Ambassadors

For 50 years the Disney Ambassador Program has been a tradition within the Walt Disney Parks and Resorts.

The first Disney Ambassador, Julie Reihm Casaletto, was hand-picked by Walt Disney and introduced during the 10th anniversary of Disneyland. The ambassadors represent the theme parks in their community and around the world, in addition to hosting VIP guests.

Recently the 2015-2016 Disney Ambassadors were announced at Disneyland and Walt Disney World.

Should Disney Continue with Stand Alone Hotels?

It was announced last month that The Walt Disney Company has canceled plans to build a 500 room National Harbor resort in Washington, D.C. Disney purchased the 15 acres in May of 2009 for $11 million.

Looking to build a stand-alone Disney branded hotel, they pulled out with Disney spokeswoman Kristin Nolt Wingard stating, "Given the full slate of expansion currently underway at Walt Disney Parks and Resorts, the timing isn't right to proceed with another new project of this scale."