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Caribbean Beach Resort Guests Notified of Impacts from Upcoming Construction Project

Late last week we shared the news that two of Disney's moderate resorts - Coronado Springs and Caribbean Beach - are scheduled for major refurbishment projects. Now we're hearing what that construction project means for guests at Caribbean Beach Resort.

Disney News Round-up: DisneyQuest Closing in July, Disney Files New Ride Patent, and More

Happy first day of February! We made it! In today's Disney news round-up we have a variety of things to check out including the announcement that DisneyQuest is closing for good this summer, and a new patent has been filed by Disney. Let's check it out.

Disney News Round-Up: Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party Merchandise, Disney Parks Holiday News, and More

And just like that Halloween is over and it's all about Christmas and the holiday season at the Walt Disney World Resort! The jack-o-lanterns have been replaced with garland and toy soldiers, and the first Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party is November 7. Let's check out today's holiday-themed news round-up.

Disney and Pixar Win Big at the Annie Awards

The Walt Disney Studios and Pixar were the big winners at this year's International Animated Film Society's Annie Awards. Overall, Disney and its related companies picked up 17 Annie Awards. The Annie is the animation industry's equivalent of an Academy Award.

Bob Weis Named President of Walt Disney Imagineering

The Walt Disney Company announced late last week that Bob Weis would be taking over as president of Walt Disney Imagineering, replacing Bruce Vaughn. Weis was instrumental in the makeover of Disney California Adventure and was in charge of the Shanghai Disney project.

‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ Breaks Global Box Office Records in Opening Weekend

Star Wars: The Force Awakens is still dominating the global box office following its record-breaking opening weekend. The film earned an all-time industry-high $248 million at the domestic box office last weekend and had an all-time record global box office of $529 million.

Brothers Create Life-Size Version of Andy’s Room from 'Toy Story 3'

While most Disney fans are content with some subtle decor or collections to represent their love of all things Disney, two brothers recently took "design by Disney" to a whole new level. The brothers, Morgan and Mason McGrew, created a life-size version of Andy's room from Disney/Pixar's Toy Story 3.

‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ Opening Night Event at Walt Disney World Resort is Sold Out

Earlier this week Disney announced a special event for the opening of Star Wars: The Force Awakens. The "Opening Night Event" is planned for December 17 and includes a showing of the new film followed by a private after-hours party at Disney's Hollywood Studios. And as of today, the event is completely sold out.

Mary Blair’s House is On the Market for a Cool $1.6 Million

If you're looking to move to the West Coast and you happen to have a spare $1.6 million, you could own a piece of Disney-related history. The one-time residence of famed Disney artist Mary Blair is on the market in Los Angeles.

Disney and The American Red Cross Renew Commitment to The Pillowcase Project for National Preparedness Month

September is National Preparedness Month and Disney and The American Red Cross have recently renewed their commitment to the Pillowcase Project. This initiative supports in-school and after-school curriculum for children in third through fifth grade to learn how to prepare and cope with emergencies.

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Urban Spice Garden In Morocco Pavilion

Guests of the Epcot Flower and Garden Festival will find that the things growing in the Morocco Pavilion center around flavoring foods with a wide variety of fruits, herbs, and spices that are native to the region and lend Moroccan cuisine its unique flavor profiles. Near the rest area of this beautiful pavilion, guests will come across the Urban Spice Garden, where Disney's gardeners have planted containers of greenery producing exotic flavors.

Joffery’s Tea Treaders Café at Disney Springs

Disney fans are known to be passionate about their coffee, and over the past several years Disney has really stepped up their java game by creating partnerships with both Starbucks and Joffey's. Both companies also has significant interests in the tea trade, and guests at Disney Springs are welcome to explore the world of the leaf at Joffery's Tea Treaders Cafe.

Galactic Mother's Day Gifts For Star Wars Loving Moms

Still thinking of the perfect gift for your Disney loving mom? Last week we had some sensational suggestions for classic gifts, but if you're mom is more galactic hero than perfect princess, take a look at the great gifts below. Go Rogue in style with this Rebel vs. Empire Twill and Vegan Leather Handbag, Wallet, and Lightweight Scarf. No one will doubt that mom is a fashion force, and she'll fit right in when meeting up with the other double agents for tea.

The Spitting Gargoyle at Impressions de France

Every now and then I come across a Disney tidbit that I probably should have know but escaped me. My most recent trip held one of these rediscovered gems when my friends and I went in search of the much overlooked "Spitting Gargoyle." We found him stoically waiting for us in the lobby of Impressions des France.

Mother's Day Gift Ideas For The Disney Mom In Your Life

Hey there - you know what time it is? Time to start shopping for Mother's Day! I know, I know, it's still a month and a half away from this annual tribute to our Moms. But after all she's done for you, don't you think Mom deserves a little forethought and planning? We've got some great new ideas for the Disney loving mom on your gift list.

Extraordinary Orchids At The Epcot International Flower And Garden Festival

I just got back from the Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival; let me tell you, if you haven't been for a few years, it's time to start planning a trip. This annual extravaganza of colorful blooms has grown so much since I had last been six years ago I almost didn't know I was in the same place. It's a an explosion of natural color, fragrance, and ideas for making your world more beautiful. One of the most stunning displays that I came across this year was the Extraordinary Orchids in the Mexico Pavilion.

The Berry Basket Outdoor Kitchen At Epcot's International Flower And Garden Festival

I've been on the ground at the Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival all week, and I couldn't wait to get home to tell you about one of my favorite NEW Outdoor Kitchens. If you'll be at the festival yourself, be sure to head straight over to The Berry Basket.

Introducing Peru Alto Maya From Joffery's Coffee And Disney

Disney fans can be pretty dedicated to their coffee, and whether they prefer Starbucks or Joffery's you don't want to get between them and their caffeine fix. Yesterday, Disney announced a brand new brew that not only provides support to fans looking for a great cuppa joe, but supports their mission of conservation around the world.

A Few Drinks At Jock Lindsey's Hangar Bar

My 22 year old son and I have a running "argument" over which one of us drank more on our last Disney trip. He's sure it was him, but I think he just didn't want to have to tell his friends that is was totally his Mom. Regardless of who downed more delicious Disney cocktails on the trip - we started it all off with rounds at the fantastically fun Indiana Jones themed location at Disney Springs - Jock Lindey's Hangar Bar.

Souvenir Sensation: Lucky Bamboo

Mombasa Marketplace in Harambe Village at Disney's Animal Kingdom offers a plethora of delightful souvenirs. Here guests can find everything from plushies to dishes, and dumbecks to jewelry, whatever lovely African inspired things tickle their fancy. Amongst the treasures, guest can also make a purchase that allows them to go home with something to help the Disney Park's mission grow.