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Expansion of Shanghai Disney Resort to be Accelerated to Increase Park Capacity

The Walt Disney Company has reached an agreement with its joint venture partner in China to accelerate the expansion of the Shanghai Disney Resort.

The increased investment agreement with Shanghai Shendi Group will be used for attractions, entertainment, and other offerings to increase capacity at the theme park. Most of the additional construction should be completed by opening day.

Lawsuit Filed Against Walt Disney Parks and Resorts Regarding Disability Access Service

The families of 16 children and young adults with autism and other developmental disabilities have filed a lawsuit against Walt Disney Parks and Resorts alleging the Disability Access Service violates federal and state laws.

Walt Disney Parks and Resorts Encourages Family Time with New Contest

Walt Disney Parks and Resorts has teamed up with KaBOOM! for a new contest that encourages families to spend time together.

America's Most Playful Family Contest is giving families a chance to share how they spend time together. The grand prize winner will receive a trip for four to the Walt Disney World Resort or the Disneyland Resort.

The Walt Disney Company Releases First Quarter Earnings Report

Thanks to a hammer wielding god and a queen with an icy touch, The Walt Disney Company reported a 33 percent increase in profits for the 2014 fiscal year first quarter.

Walt Disney Studios reported a 75 percent increase in operating income to $409 million which was due to the success of Marvel's Thor: The Dark World and the monstrous hit Frozen. Thor earned $633.1 million in global box office sales, while Frozen is on track to earn $1 billion in global ticket sales.

Festival of Fantasy Parade Debuts March 9 at the Magic Kingdom with Elaborate Costumes and Floats

When the Disney Festival of Fantasy Parade debuts at the Magic Kingdom on March 9, guests will have a chance to see some of the most elaborate parade costumes ever created by Disney.

The parade is a celebration of Fantasyland, and is the first in a new generation of Disney parades and includes new technology, a new musical score, and floats that are three stories tall.

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A Glorious Celebration Of Christmas: Epcot’s Candlelight Processional

One of the most loved events of the holiday season at Walt Disney World is the Candlelight Processional at the American Gardens Theater in Epcot. Each night between now and December 30th, a revolving cast of celebrity narrators will offer guests a glorious retelling of the biblical Christmas story, accompanied by a 50-piece orchestra and a magnificent mass choir. Happening three times per night, the Candlelight Processional takes place at 5:00, 6:45, 8:15 p.m. and is included with your admission to the Epcot Theme Park.

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.

Mickey and Minnie’s Runaway Railway at Disney's Hollywood Studios

Toy Story and Star Wars aren't the only franchises at in Disney's Hollywood Studios that are getting a lot of love right now. This weekend at the D23 Expo it was announces that Mickey Mouse, and his best girl Minnie are getting a brand new attraction all their own. Get ready for a new dimensional experience on Mickey and Minnie's Runaway Railway.

Epcot’s World Showcase: France and China Pavilions To Get New Attractions in Preparation For Park Anniversary

There was a plethora of intriguing announcements made at the D23 Expo Parks and Resorts Presentation on Saturday, with a new vision for Future World that includes restaurants and attractions taken to astonishing new heights. Future World isn't alone in the rededicated vision for the Park, and we found out that great things are coming for World Showcase as well.

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.

Top 5 Ways to Cure Your Disney Vacation Hangover

We've all been there. Maybe it happens as soon as you board the not-so-Magical Express to the airport, or maybe it happens as you exit Walt Disney World property and see that very sad sign where Mickey says "See You Real Soon." Reality sets in and you realize that you're suffering from the Disney Vacation Hangover, also known as the post-Disney vacation blues.

Saturday Style: Winter Weekend Wardrobe

Haul out the holly and start packing your bags for a fun Holiday trip to Walt Disney World. Cooler temps bring along the cheerful decor of Winter Holidays to Disney Parks and Resorts, and you can get into the spirit as well with this cute collection.

Toy Story Land Coming to Disney's Hollywood Studios at Walt Disney World Resort

As if there wasn't already enough exciting news about the Disney's Hollywood Studios Star Wars Expansion yesterday - Walt Disney Parks and Resorts Chairman Bob Chapek also created even more fabulous Disney Parks buzz with news with the announcement of Toy Story Land! Disney's Hollywood Studios at the Walt Disney World Resort will be the location of this new land, inspired by the "Toy Story" film franchise.

Disney and SMS Audio Strike A New Partnership

Star Wars continues to pick up steam as we are just weeks away from May and the beginning of the annual Star Wars Weekends inside the Disney Parks. And just in time for this incredible event, more park news about everyone's favorite Star Wars ride; Star Tours. SMS Audio LLC and Walt Disney Parks and Resorts have joined forces to create some beautiful, and very high end Star Wars headphones with for your enjoyment. Just take a look at them here:

The Magic Kingdom's Festival of Fantasy Parade

Over the years I haven't been known to be much of a parade fan. However, on my last trip to Walt Disney World's Magic Kingdom I was absolutely blown away by my first viewing of the Disney Festival of Fantasy Parade. Just a little over a year old (it debuted February 10th, 2014) this is a production on a grand scale and kicks off in the afternoon to continue the Disney tradition of classic parades in the Magic Kingdom.