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Celebrate the Holdiays with Special Holiday-Themed Tours

If you're making plans to visit the Walt Disney World Resort this holiday season, there are two specialty holiday tours to add some magic to your visit. Both Disney's Yuletide Fantasy and Holiday D-Lights tours give guests a behind-the-scenes look at the holidays at Disney World.

Disney News Round-up: Rivers of Light Live-Stream, Minnie Van Service Expands, and More

Happy Tuesday! We're back with another news round-up from Walt Disney World! Today we have news about a Rivers of Light live-stream event, an expansion of the Minnie Vans service, and much more. Read on to find out more.

D23 News: Disney Announces Live-Action Movie Slate at the D23 Expo

At last weekend's D23 Expo the upcoming film slates for Disney, Marvel Studios, and Lucasfilm were presented. Some of the films highlighted in the presentation included Star Wars: The Last Jedi, A Wrinkle in Time, Avengers: Infinity War, and more!

Disney News Round-Up: New 'Star Wars' Experiences Coming to Disney’s Hollywood Studios and More!

We have some out-of-this galaxy news to share today! If you're a fan of all things Star Wars you'll be happy to hear that there are some new Star Wars-themed experiences coming to Disney's Hollywood Studios.

D23 Announces Slate of Special Events for 2016

D23: The Official Disney Fan Club has announced its slate of special events for 2016. Members will have the chance to attend special events on both coasts in addition to special advance screenings of films in select cities throughout the country.

New Flavor Lab Research and Development Facility Opening at Walt Disney World Resort

The Walt Disney World Resort has opened a brand-new, behind-the-scenes Flavor Lab where Disney's chefs, sommeliers, mixologists, and even front-of-house managers will be trained. The new research and development facility is not open to the general public.

Star Wars Launch Bay And Much More Coming Soon!

In addition to the big announcement about a total Star Wars Expansion at Disney's Hollywood Studios, there was some more exciting galactic news about what will be coming up in the next year to further incorporate the Star Wars Universe into the bi-coastal Disney Parks. Walt Disney World will get a number of these Star War enhancements for guests to enjoy while waiting for the new land to open.

Chase Continues Partnership with Disney Parks and Resorts

Walt Disney Parks and Resorts and Chase are continuing their marketing partnership which includes the Disney Chase Visa debit and credit cards and the popular Chase VIP Lounge at the Epcot International Food and Wine Festival and the addition of three cardholder-exclusive events at this year's festival.

All-New Tour Announced for Epcot’s World Showcase

There is an all-new walking tour available in Epcot's World Showcase that gives guests a chance to experience behind-the-scenes and the "onstage" magic in addition to enjoying a dining experience in Morocco.

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View Galactic Treasures At Star Wars Launch Bay

I've been meaning to write a post about Star Wars Launch Bay for quite awhile now, however there is so much great stuff packed into this space it was hard to know where to start. So - I'm going to let my camera do most of the talking on this one. I hope you enjoy this small peak into this intriguing Star Wars experience currently at Disney's Hollywood Studios.

UnDISCOVERed Future World Tour

Walt Disney World offers a myriad of backstage tour options. While perennial favorites "Keys to the Kingdom", "Marceline to Magic Kingdom", and "Wild Africa Trek" sell out regularly, one oft overlooked option to learn some new insider information is the UnDISCOVERed Future World Tour.

10 Tips For Going Solo at Walt Disney World

Today, nearly half of the United States Population is single, and that means that the solo traveler has become just as important to the hospitality industry as families. People are out traveling on their own more than ever, and the Walt Disney World Resort is a fantastic place to get away for some serious "me time." Solo travelers enjoy the luxury of following their own schedule and vacations designed entirely around their own interests.

Take A Tour From Marceline to Magic Kingdom

If you're a Disney geek like me, you've probably thought about or already taken one of the special behind the scenes tours that Disney has to offer. Most recently I was lucky enough to get the chance to do the Marceline to Magic Kingdom Tour, which is still fairly new to Walt Disney World.

Star Wars Fun From San Diego Comic-Con

The largest, most nerd-tastic convention event is over for another year. Every single fandom saw huge turnouts at San Diego Comic-Con as news, trailers, and panels showcased everything that is on the horizon. This convention was especially important for Star Wars fans and fanatics because this is the first time we have seen the original cast together in almost twenty years.

Animal Kingdom’s Wildlife Tracking Center Renamed the Science Center

What was once known as the Wildlife Tracking Center at Disney's Animal Kingdom has recently been renovated and had a name change. The area is now called the Science Center.

The Science Center is home to the park's Science Operations team.

Below It All: Utilidors Of The Magic Kingdom

You may have heard that there is a tunnel system under Magic Kingdom. There is a tunnel system below the Magic Kingdom Park called the utilidors. Walt wanted the utilidors because when he opened Disneyland, he saw a cowboy walking in Tomorrowland and that wasn't what he wanted to happen. To help prevent that from happening in Magic Kingdom, he planned for the utilidors so cast members had a way to get to where they work without disrupting the story line in the different areas of the park.

Explore Four Unique Greenhouse Environments On Epcot’s Behind The Seeds Tour

The International Flower and Garden Festival showcases the talents of the Disney's florists, landscapers and horticulturists every spring, but did you know that guests can get a peek behind the scenes at The Land's four unique greenhouse environments all throughout the year? This special one-hour walking tour is called "Behind the Seeds" and it's made to spark the imagination of anyone with an interest in gardening or natural sciences.