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Food Truck Rally Coming to Disney Springs June 2 and 3

If you're going to be in Disney Springs on June 2 and 3 you'll have a chance to check out the Springs Streets Eats Food Truck Rally. This celebration of food trucks will take place in the West Side Neighborhood near Cirque du Soleil.

One Expert is Warning Tourists to Avoid Walt Disney World this Summer Due to Zika

By now we've all heard the news reports about the Zika virus, the mosquito-borne virus that has swept through Brazil and other countries in Latin America. Recently a professor from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine warns that some families should avoid visiting Central Florida due to the risk of Zika.

Adventures by Disney Announces New American Vacations for 2016

It's time to start thinking about your summer vacation and Adventures by Disney has recently announced several new United States vacations for 2016. The new vacations take guests to Central Florida, Montana, and Washington, D.C. and Philadelphia.

The Walt Disney World Resort Announces Grant to Help Homeless Families in Central Florida

Christmas came early to a Central Florida fund set up to aid the homeless. The Walt Disney World Resort recently announced a $500,000 grant for the Homeless Impact Fund which was established by the Central Florida Commission on Homelessness.

Disney Parks VoluntEARS Help with Back-to-School Drives

It's back-to-school time and recently Disney Parks VoluntEARS and cast members partnered with local organizations to support back-to-school fundraisers and to collect and distribute school supplies around the country.

Raglan Road Irish Pub & Restaurant Planning Mighty St. Patrick’s Festival

The most authentic St. Patrick's Day celebration in Central Florida kicks off March 13 at Raglan Road Irish Pub & Restaurant in Downtown Disney. The Mighty St. Patrick's Festival runs through March 17 and features live bands, Irish dancing, and Irish cuisine created by a celebrity chef.

The Paul Bunyan Lumberjack Show Replaces Off Kilter in Epcot’s Canada Pavilion

Off Kilter is officially gone from Epcot and the lumberjacks have taken their place.

The Paul Bunyan Lumberjack Show made its Epcot debut on October 3, according to the show's official Facebook page.

According to reports the show is being called the 'Canadian Lumberjack Show' and it will be performed on the same stage that was home to Off Kilter.

Disney VoluntEARS Create Handmade Items for Central Florida Hospitals and Other Groups

A group of Disney VoluntEARS known as BlanketEARS are working hard to make handmade items to donate to local organizations in Central Florida.

The VoluntEARS dedicate their time to knit, crochet, and stitch baby hats, scarves, pillowcases, and blankets for babies, kids, and other residents in the area.

The BlanketEARS have been working together in the group for the past seven years and the group was initially formed to knit caps for soldiers who were stationed overseas.

Walt Disney World Restaurants Harvests Unserved Food for Local Food Bank

There is a growing trend among major restaurant chains that involves "harvesting" unused food for local food banks, and Walt Disney World has been participating for many years.

The Walt Disney World Resort has been operating a harvest program for more than two decades, and the company has a food harvest truck that picks up food daily from every Disney World restaurant, convention center, and the theme parks' catering service.

Disney VoluntEARS Earn $1 Million for Central Florida Nonprofits

In recognition of the ongoing efforts of the Disney VoluntEARS, the Walt Disney World Resort has announced plans to give more than $1 million to Central Florida nonprofits.

The monetary donations are being made through the company's EARS to You grants.

So far this year, The Walt Disney Company has given more than 1,500 EARS to You grants to nonprofits in honor of the 308,000 hours of community service that were donated by VoluntEARS in 2013.

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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.

Disney Mourns With The World Over Tragic Attack At Orlando Night Club

Today we at Walt Disney World for Grown-ups join the world in mourning for the lives lost in a senseless act of hate an violence. An early Sunday morning mass shooting at Orlando's Pulse nightclub in downtown left at least 50 dead and dozens more injured. Pulse is a popular hang out for Orlando's theme park employees and the victims included at least one Walt Disney World, and two Universal Orlando Resort cast members.

Five Favorite Frozen Drinks at the Walt Disney World Resort

We're quickly approaching the dog days of summer and at the Walt Disney World Resort that means heat, humidity, and more heat. When visiting Disney World during those relentless summer days it's important to keep your cool. And we have the perfect way to do just that: Frozen Drinks!

Visiting Walt Disney World In The Hot Summer Weather

Summer is officially here! As kids are set free from school, families and teachers alike pack their bags and head down to Walt Disney World to enjoy a tropical retreat to the Vacation Kingdom of the world. But folks from the North aren't always ready for unique climate of central Florida.

Traveling to Walt Disney World During Hurricane Season

According to the National Hurricane Center (part of the National Weather Service), the Atlantic hurricane season starts on June 1 and ends on November 30 every year. This corresponds with some of the highest crowd levels for guests visiting Disney World. On the surface that looks like a bad thing, however, if you look a little deeper into the information, it's not that big of a deal, since not many hurricanes track straight through Central Florida.

Walt Disney World Cast Member is 2014 Disney VoluntEAR of the Year

A Walt Disney World cast member has been named the 2014 Disney VoluntEAR of the Year.

Kristen Lehrer, a resource manager at Disney's Animal Kingdom, was chosen by her fellow Disney cast members. She received a surprise celebration, a trophy, a handshake from Mickey Mouse, and a $2,500 contribution to the charity of her choice.

Walt Disney World's Most Romantic Restaurants & Dining Experiences

Valentine's Day is coming up and its not hard for couples visiting the Walt Disney World Resort to find dining locations infused with romance. Disney Dining serves up the love all year long at some great spots for an intimate dinner for two. With locations ranging from a private yacht to a theme park and from subdued to spectacular you'll never run out of options for a cozy meal on your date night, honeymoon, or anniversary.

Disney VoluntEARS Show Character in Central Florida

Disney's outstanding commitment to the communities of Central Florida not only brings magic to families through the Disney Parks and Resorts but through a vast array of charitable giving programs and Disney VoluntEARS. The Cast Members are truly the ones who bring the magic home and in 2012, Disney Cast Members dubbed "VoluntEARS" gave upwards of 216,000 hours toward improving the lives of Central Floridians.