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Disney Partners with Vera Bradley on a New Colletcion

Disney fashionistas have another reason to squeal in delight with the announcement yesterday on the Disney Parks Blog that Disney is partnering with Vera Bradley to release a collection of quilted cotton duffel bags, totes, cosmetic bags and more incorporating Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse into Bradley's familiar bright and colorful style.

2014 Disney Parks Dated Logo Revealed

A few week ago I shared a Limited Time Magic Contest being run by Disney to pick the dated logo that would be used in the 2014 promotions. The majority of our forum readers has great affection for the Mary Blair inspired design that depicted a colorful, modern, stylized castle. Disney has announced that by an overwhelming majority vote fans have chosen the winner. Watch this video from Disney Parks to find out more.

Walt Disney World Limited Time Magic: Week 5

This week's Limited Time Magic may not be going on in Walt Disney World, but it's something that we can all have fun participating in! The Disney Design Group wants fans to help select the artwork design to be used in 2014!

Two New Interactive Games Launching This Spring at Walt Disney World

Get ready for a swashbuckling good time at the Magic Kingdom, because according to the Disney Parks Blog Pirates are taking over Adventureland this spring with a new interactive entertainment adventure.

Disney Parks to Make New Announcement on New Year's Eve

Tonight is the night! Be sure to tune in to ABC's Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve 2013. Why? Because during the broadcast Maria Menounos will be making an exciting announcement from Disney Parks.

'Limited Time Magic' Planned for Disney Parks in 2013

Got plans to visit Walt Disney World in 2013? You may want to take note of this: Disney recently announced (with a huge ice castle in New York City's Time Square) they will be adding something called "Limited Time Magic" to their parks next year. Disney describes this new bit of magic as "unexpected experiences with an extra sprinkle of Pixie Dust . . . that'll appear, then disappear when the next debuts."

Here are just a few of the things Disney has in store for next year:

'Magic Band' on the Horizon for Disney Tickets?

Could an electronic wristband that would replace paper tickets at Disney parks be in the works? Possibly, according to a Disney filing with the Federal Communications Commission.

The report, filed by Walt Disney World Parks and Resorts, is for a "radio-frequency wrist band." The name given to the device on the cover letter sent to the FCC by Disney is "Magic Band."

The "Magic Band" is described in the FCC filing as follows:

Mini Ear Hats to Hit Disney Parks This Fall

Anybody who sets foot inside a Disney park can see guests love Disney hats, and now those hat-loving guests will have one more option this fall: MousekeEars.

Magic Kingdom Drew Highest Attendance Among Theme Parks In 2011

The annual theme park attendance rates are in and the Magic Kingdom finds itself at the top of the list. AECOM, a professional technical and management support services firm, compiled the information from parks worldwide and the Themed Entertainment Association published the info.

'Poster Art of the Disney Parks' Book Coming to Disney Parks Soon

It's a book that's been four years in the making, and now it's almost ready to make its debut in Disney Parks Stores. "Poster Art of the Disney Parks," the creation of Disney Imagineers Vanessa Hunt and Danny Handke, showcases posters utilized by Disney to convey the essence of its theme parks and attractions.

The book includes over 300 posters and concepts, including some "never before seen" prints and almost all of the original 1950's Disneyland posters. Says author and Imagineer Hunt about her book:

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22 Top Tips For Touring The Magic Kingdom

The Magic Kingdom today is just one small part of a Walt Disney World vacation, but this icon of the Vacation Kingdom is what most people think of when you say that you're "going to Disney World." It's big, it's beautiful, and it's a world of fantasy and adventure that has become a right of passage for millions of Guests. However, it can also be a crazy hectic world of bustling tourists all trying to pack the most fun they can into their day.

Add a Round of Golf to Your Walt Disney World Resort Vacation

Who says your Walt Disney World vacation has to be all about the theme parks and your hotel? There are so many things to do outside the theme parks, including shopping, visiting the water parks, and even playing a round of golf. Walt Disney World is home to four championship golf courses and there's a perfect course for every kind of golfer.

15 Fast Tips for Walt Disney World Dining

Planning a family vacation to Walt Disney World takes a lot of work, but thinking about all the wonderful options for Disney Dining should be fun, not stress you out. I've gathered together some of the top tips for Disney Dining from experts across the Blog-o-sphere to help you come up with a plan that will keep your family fueled for touring.

All About Walt Disney World's Extra Magic Hours

Remember that list of 20+ Reasons Staying At A Walt Disney World Resort Hotel Is The Best Thing Ever? I loved that post! Since it published we've received a lot of questions about some of the great perks available. One of the most common questions has been about Extended Theme Park Hours - Extra Magic Hours!

20+ Reasons Staying At A Walt Disney World Resort Hotel Is The Best Thing Ever

The Orlando area offers hundreds of nice resorts, and many of the common commercial properties outside of Walt Disney World offer a deluxe experience as well as reasonable prices. But when people ask me where they should stay on their Walt Disney World vacation, I always repeat one golden rule - stay on property. The Walt Disney World Resort offers more than a dozen unique Resort Hotels at a variety of price points but whether you're staying at a Disney Value or Disney Deluxe Resort there are perks to staying on property that just can't get anywhere else.

Saturday Style: All I Want For Christmas

My husband asked me what was on my Christmas list the other day. Of course I headed straight for the DisneyStore.com to plan out my list. It's a little high end, but it's a wishlist, right? If you don't ask the answer is always no! Now is the season for shopping to make dreams come true. Be sure to make sure there's a little Disney magic for your fan under the tree. If you need some ideas - check out my list!

5 Fantastic Afternoon Breaks At Walt Disney World

Most Disney families dream of spending their holidays at the Disney Parks, but longer Park hours and high crowd levels can make touring more hectic fun. It's important to schedule in some relaxation time where you can get away from the fray and take care of yourself before going back out into thrills. For my family that means a mid-afternoon break is a must, read on for five great ideas how to relax and refresh while at Walt Disney World.

Saturday Style Tomb Sweet Tomb Edition: Memento Mori

Haunted Mansion fans can now continue their experience at the newly themed Liberty Square Boutique, Momento Mori. Guests in this unique boutique (rumored to have once been the home of Madame Leota) will be able to pick up all the latest from the pages of Better Tombs and Gardens. The authentic Haunted Mansion merchandise created especially for the Disney Parks will pay homage to the story and details within Disney's classic attraction, and will include a wide range of clothing as well as home goods.

Take a Thrilling Ride into the Unknown on The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror at Disney’s Hollywood Studios

If you're a thrill-seeker then you probably already have The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror on your must-ride list of attractions.

But if you haven't had a chance to experience this attraction yet and you only have a slight fear of falling elevators and dark rides, I would suggest adding it to your FastPass+ selections on your next visit. After riding it for the very first time ever a few weeks ago, the Tower of Terror is my new favorite attraction at the Studios.

Don’t Break the Bank: 10 Walt Disney World Souvenirs under $10

If there's one thing every guest at Walt Disney World can agree one, it's that we all tend to spend a lot of money on souvenirs.

It's inevitable. You want something special from the vacation and your kids want everything in every store.

But with a little research, you can find some great souvenirs that won't cost you a ton of money and won't end up in the used toy bin two weeks after you return home.

We checked out the Disney Parks online store and found some fun (and sometimes useful) items that are under $10.