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Disney News Round-up: D23 2018 Events Announced, Minnie Van Service Expands, and More

We're back with another news round-up and we're talking about the expansion of the Minnie Vans at the Deluxe hotels, a new slate of D23 member events for 2018, military discounts for 2018, and much more!

Disney News Round-Up: Epcot 35th Anniversary Merchandise, Slinky Dog Dash Track, and More

Happy Tuesday and welcome to another Disney news round-up! Today we're checking out the commemorative merchandise for Epcot's 35th anniversary, news about the track for the new Slinky Dog Dash roller coaster at Hollywood Studios, and much more!

Vanessa Williams to Headline the Countdown to Midnight Celebration at Disney’s Yacht & Beach Club

Disney's Yacht & Beach Club is ringing in the New Year in style with a progressive 3-in-1 party that features food, cocktails, and live entertainment. The headliner for the New Year's Eve celebration is Vanessa Williams.

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.

Walt Disney World Resort Receives New Tennis Lesson Provider

Earlier this month, Orlando Tennis Services, LLC was named as Walt Disney World Resort's new tennis lesson provider.

It looks like any WDW Resort guest will be able to take part in tennis lessons. The cost for lessons is $90 per hour, and guests need not own or bring their own equipment to receive lessons as it's provided. Tennis courts are available for lessons at Animal Kingdom Lodge, Board Walk Resort, Bay Lake Tower, Saratoga Springs Resort & Spa and the Yacht & Beach Club Resorts. Disney Vacation Club Members can receive a ten percent discount on lessons.

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Breakfast at Captain’s Grille at Disney’s Yacht Club Resort

On a recent stay at Disney's Yacht Club Resort we had a few open hours in the morning before heading to the airport, so we decided to check out the breakfast spread at Captain's Grille at the hotel. We had wanted to dine at Trattoria al Forno for breakfast but it was all booked, so Captain's Grille was our second choice.

Where to Hit The Beach At Walt Disney World

The rock boarders and net fences are new along the shores of the Seven Seas Lagoon, but honestly, guests of Walt Disney World haven't been allowed full access to beach fun on the lagoon for more than a decade now. There are still a few of us who can remember swimming off the shores of Bay Lake, but many Disney fans have always had to look someplace else for their beach day.

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.

Top 9 Ice Cream Cool Downs at Walt Disney World

It's hot outside, really hot, and when the weather gets like this my mind turns to just one sweet treat that can't be beat - Ice Cream! Walt Disney World has an abundance of sweet and icy options for guests when they want something to help cool down in that Florida sun, so we're counting down our top 9 favorites!

Walt Disney World Resort Comparisons: Pools

When choosing a Resort to stay at on a Walt Disney World Vacation, there are a wide variety of options that travelers can use to compare. Disney offers four different resort categories, each offering both subtle and significant differences. In this series we'll look at a few of the popular amenities that help guests make the decision of which hotel will be best for them.

Disney's Deluxe Resort Hotels

For folks who love to hit the parks and don't spend much time at their hotel during vacation, Disney's Value resorts are fantastic. But what if you're looking to slow down, and take it easy? Can you even do that at Walt Disney World? I say you can, and that Disney's Deluxe Resorts are the perfect place to escape for a relaxed and luxurious grown up vacation.

Date Night at the Yacht Club

If you're looking for a romantic way to spend a night at Walt Disney World, you need look no further than the magic of the Yacht Club. This upscale resort recalls the romantic formal grace of a New England Yacht Club and a summer on Nantucket.

The Cape May Cafe Clambake

The Cape May Cafe at Disney's Beach Club Resorts is one of my all-time favorite Disney restaurants. I am not usually a buffet person but their Clambake is simply delicious! And this is coming from a girl who does not like seafood.

Hurricane Hanna’s Grill and Bar at Disney’s Yacht & Beach Club

One of the most accessible Pool Bars at the Walt Disney World Resort, Hurricane Hanna's is a small, seaside inspired, counter service bar located at Stormalong Bay between Disney's Yacht & Beach Club Resorts. Poolside entrees, snacks, and a wide variety of beer, wine, and cocktails welcome you to this turn of the century, New England inspired environment.