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Disney Holiday News Round-up: Contemporary Gingerbread Display, Menus for the Epcot Festival of the Holidays, and More!

The holidays are in full swing at Disney World and today's news round-up is full of holiday-themed news including details on the menus for the Epcot Festival of the Holidays, gingerbread displays news, and much more! Let's dig in.

Disney Food News Round-up: Dates Extended for Highway in the Sky Dine Around, Mickey’s Backyard BBQ New Year’s Eve News, and More

Happy Friday! We're back with another Disney news round-up and this one is all about food! We have details on the Highway in the Sky Dine Around, New Year's Eve celebrations at Mickey's Backyard BBQ, and much more!

Disney World Announces What’s New and What’s Returning for the 2017 Holiday Season

Sure, it's only mid-September and we just started celebrating Halloween at Disney World but today we're talking about the winter holiday season! Disney has just release a ton of information about what's coming to the parks and resorts for the holidays!

Disney Vacation Club Members Can Celebrate Halloween with Pirate-Themed Party at Disney’s Contemporary Resort

Disney's Contemporary Resort is the site of a Disney Vacation Club member Halloween party on October 31. The pirate-themed party is planned for two time slots in the Ballroom of the Americas and reservations are now open.

New Security Checkpoints at the Magic Kingdom

The Magic Kingdom has instituted a brand new security process for guests going through metal detectors and getting their bags checked. The new procedure is meant to streamline the process and improve the arrival experience.

Disney News Round-Up: Dates Announced for Swan and Dolphin Food and Wine Classic, Security Changes at Disney World, and More

Happy Thursday! We're so close to the weekend! It's been another busy week of Disney news and we've rounded it up. In today's news we have the dates for the Swan and Dolphin Food and Wine Classic, updates on security measures, and much more.

Disney News Round-up: New Theme Park Ticket Option, Celebrate Mickey’s Birthday, and More

Happy Thursday and welcome to another Disney news round-up! Mickey Mouse is celebrating his birthday tomorrow and everyone can celebrate at the Walt Disney World Resort. Let's check out the rest of today's news.

Walt Disney World Resort Announces Two New Holiday Events for Large Groups

Large gatherings of families, friends, or co-workers can choose from two new holiday events at the Walt Disney World Resort. These new events are available at the Contemporary Resort and Disney's Coronado Springs Resort.

Disney’s Contemporary Resort Hosting Christmas Day Religious Services

If you have plans to spend Christmas Day at the Walt Disney World Resort and you're looking to celebrate with a religious service there are two options at Disney's Contemporary Resort. Guests can attend a Catholic Mass or a Protestant service on Christmas Day.

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Disney Food News Round-up

Is pink passe these days? The marketing team at Walt Disney World Resort seems to be signaling a move to sparkling iridescence is the latest trend in Mouse Ears and Cupcakes! You'll find versions of radiant treats all across the property. At Disney's Contemporary Resort, the Contempo Cafe is serving up an Iridescent Confetti Cupcake filled strawberry vanilla buttercream and topped with crispy pearls and a chocolate Minnie Mouse hat. Sign me up!

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 newly updated post we'll look at a few of the popular amenities that help guests make the decision of which hotel will be best for them.

Did Not Finish: My runDisney Princess Half Marathon Story

They say that it's all about the journey, not the destination, and that was certainly true when I made an attempt at completing the 10th Anniversary runDisney Princess Half Marathon this past February. I'll tell you the ending right now - I did not finish. However, I truly think that trying was a rewarding and exhilarating experience. So if you're considering a runDisney Half, but just aren't sure you can, read on to find out why I think you should go for it.

The Gingerbread Academy At Disney's BoardWalk Inn & Villas

My family has spent a lot of time at Walt Disney World and we know that the holidays are an especially wonderful time to travel. One of our favorite activities outside of the Parks this time of year is to go hotel hopping to see the amazing gingerbread displays. No treat is quite as quintessentially Christmas a gingerbread, and as with everything Disney - they do it with style.

Date Night Tips For Disney’s Contemporary Resort

A Walt Disney World vacation is an exciting event at any time of the year, but family time, and date night are considerably different things. Disney Parks and Resorts offer a myriad of options available for couples who want spend some one on one time together, and one of our favorites is a Date Night at Disney's Contemporary Resort.

The Top 5 Things to Love about Disney’s Contemporary Resort

Disney's Contemporary Resort has been an icon at the Walt Disney World Resort since the very beginning. The A-frame structure hotel was part of Walt Disney's vision for Disney World and opened in 1971. And, to this day, riding the Monorail through the hotel is a highlight of any visit to the resort and to the Magic Kingdom.

Top 5 Things to Love about Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort

Several years ago I was lucky enough to spend a few days at Disney's Polynesian Village Resort (when it was still known and just the Polynesian) and I instantly fell in love. We're talking LOVE at first sight. In the years since that first stay I've returned several times for dining or drinks, and I'm still enamored by this resort.

What’s On Your Disney Bucket List?

It's that time of year when everyone is making a list and checking it twice. Currently I have a lot of lists, but my Disney Bucket List is a work in progress. I've been visiting the Walt Disney World Resort since I was a wee little one (way back in 1974) and I'll admit that there are many, many things I have yet to experience at Disney World. A few years ago, after a family vacation, I decided to start writing down things I wanted to do on future visits. I suppose one could say I'm starting my Disney Bucket List.

Top 5 Things to Love about Disney’s Wilderness Lodge

The Walt Disney World Resort is home to more than two dozen hotels including deluxe villas, deluxe hotels, moderate hotels, a campground, and value resorts. You might have your favorite, go-to, must always stay there resort hotel. Or maybe you like variety and stay somewhere different each time you visit.

Disney History: The Nixon Years

Walt Disney's love of America and fascination with U.S. Presidents, particularly Abraham Lincoln, is well documented and if you've followed along with our history articles here at Walt Disney World for Grownups, you know that Nikita Khrushchev, but what about the American chief executives? Though he may seem like an unlikely candidate, President Richard Nixon has the strongest ties to Disney of any Oval Office occupant.