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Springtime Walt Disney World News Round-up

There's been a lot going on down in Walt Disney World, as the Parks and Resorts get ready to greet the Spring Break crowds. Read on on to learn how the Disney crowd is kickin' it this Spring with new fun filled adventures, and old favorites that are standing strong.

Walt Disney World News This Week

Hey! It's been a while since we've had a news round-up around here, so let's take on the flurry information that has been swirling the internet about what's going on down at the Walt Disney World Resort. We've got notes on refurbishments and new resort systems being tested, the winner of the Walt Disney World Marathon, a brand new runDisney event, and the introduction of the 2018 Disney Moms Panel. So keep on reading to discover all that's happening!

Disney News Round-up: Holiday Eats at Disney’s Hollywood Studios, Houston Astros Celebrate at the Magic Kingdom, and More

Happy Tuesday! We're back with another installment of our Disney news round-up. Today we have details on holiday eats including new treats at Disney's Hollywood Studios, the World Series celebration at the Magic Kingdom, and much more.

One Man's Dream to be Transformed into Walt Disney Presents

One Man's Dream at Disney's Hollywood Studios will reopen tomorrow, September 8, as Walt Disney Presents. The updated attraction will be similar to the original but will also give guests a preview of new attractions coming to the Disney Parks.

Force Friday II Event Planned for Disney Parks on September 1

Friday, September 1 is the official date for Force Friday II at the Disney Parks! The special merchandise event starts at 12:01 a.m. at both Disneyland and the Walt Disney World Resort. The event is the first chance fans will have to purchase merchandise tied to Star Wars: The Last Jedi plus park-specific items.

Sneak Peek of Commemorative Merchandise for Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party

Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party kicks off next week - August 25 - and once again includes trick-or-treating at the Magic Kingdom, Happy HalloWishes Fireworks, the Hocus Pocus Villain Spelltacular, and much more. And, Disney is giving guests a sneak peek at this year's commemorative merchandise.

Disney News Round-up: Halloween on the High Seas and Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party

What's that you say? It's ONLY August so why are we talking about Halloween already? Well, because this year's Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party starts on August 25 at the Walt Disney World Resort! And, if you're sailing Disney Cruise Line this fall you can celebrate Halloween on the High Seas too!

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!

Disney Legend Marty Sklar Dies at 83

The death of Legendary Disney Imagineer Martin A. "Marty" Sklar at age 83 has left the Disney community heartbroken. We here at Walt Disney World for Grown-ups mourn with out friends and colleagues as we honor one of the most beloved Imagineers. If you love the Disney Parks, you have been touched in some way by the indomitable spirit and Imagineering of Marty Sklar. He was a mentor to generations of Cast Members and Imagineers, and a icon to Disney fans around the globe.

Disney News Round-Up: New Disney Dooney & Bourke Designs, Talking Skull Returns to Pirates of the Caribbean, and More

Happy Tuesday! We're back with another round-up of Disney news. Today we're talking about the new Disney Dooney & Bourke collections coming to the Disney Parks this summer, the return of the talking skull on Pirates of the Caribbean, and much more.

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Epcot Drink Around The World National Beer Day Challenge

Saturday April 7th is National Beer Day! It's the perfect time to take a stroll around World Showcase Lagoon and taste your way through some global brews. There is a lot of alcohol in this Drink Around The World challenge, but don't forget that Disney Parks are family friendly places. Think about taking on this list over two days, or in a group and sharing your drinks. Be sure to know your limits and drink responsibly. Now - on to the challenge!

Shopping For Springtime Fun With Disney

As the Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival fills the Park with the glories of Spring, I'm also looking forward to a change in the seasons and the new energy that comes. With Easter, and school breaks just around the corner we've got a few fashionable new pieces that will bring the bloom back to your wardrobe.

The 2018 Disney Parks Passport Collection At shopDisney

The 2018 Disney Parks Passport Collection is getting rave reviews from Disney fashionistas. The clever designs feature icons Walt Disney World Parks, and a charming compass rose emblazoned with Mickey's face. Base colors for this collection offer a lot of denim and Navy blue hues with pops of bright graphics. My favorite detailing of the pieces is longitude and latitude coordinates for each of the Disney Parks.

Disney News and Rumors This Week

After 90 years as a screen legend and fashion icon Minnie Mouse has finally received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. The prestigious ceremony was attended by Minnie, Mickey, Disney CEO Bob Iger, and the host of ABC's American Idol Katy Perry, as well as a bevy of adoring fans. Happy 90th Minnie, you look just as beautiful as when you were first drawn. If you would like to celebrate Minnie Mouse, be sure to Rock The Dots during this special year.

The Best Quick Breakfasts In 2018 At Walt Disney World Parks

I'm a breakfast girl, so if I have the chance I'm heading to a table service restaurant for a relaxing morning before hitting the Parks. But - when I've got places to be (can you say FastPass?) then a fast bite at one of Walt Disney World's quick service restaurants in the Park is the way I go. Check out where you can find The Best Quick Breakfasts In 2018 At Walt Disney World Parks.

Stylish Gifts For Girls Who Dream In Dots And Bows

Does your sweetheart dream in dots and bows? Is she a timeless classic that is always young at heart? Then you need to check out our Minnie Mouse Gift Guide to find the perfect gift for that special gal.

Options For Thanksgiving Turkey Without Reservations At Walt Disney World

Most guests headed down to Walt Disney World for Thanksgiving this week have had their dining reservations well in hand for some time now. However - if you are still wondering where you'll be able to get a taste of turkey over the holiday, we've got the answers you are looking for. From legs with a fan following to Thanksgiving leftovers on a bun, the restaurants of Walt Disney World are serving up some festive favorites.

Expressing Gratitude While On Vacation

Next week Americans will be celebrate Thanksgiving. It's a time that is all about giving thanks, and showing gratitude to our friends and family. It's a busy time in the Disney Parks, as many families take advantage of the extra days out of the school year to do something fun together. It's important that during these hectic holiday travels we all remember to take a minute to be thankful for the things we have and the people that make our vacations a little more special.

Black Friday Starts Now At shopDisney.com

Grab your computer, curl up on the couch, and get a jump on your Black Friday Shopping because there are with the flurries of New Arrivals at shopDisney! Hundreds of items have already gone on sale for Black Friday, and you won't even have to worry about the lines.

Get Your The ‘DFB Guide to the Walt Disney World Holidays 2017′ E-book Today

It's the most wonderful time of the year, and those fine folks over at the Disney Food Blog are celebrating the launch of the fully-updated DFB Guide to the Walt Disney World Holidays 2017 e-book! It's the ultimate planning tool for travelers heading down to Walt Disney World for a fun family holiday.