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Walt Disney World Limited Time Magic: Week 11

Continuing to Celebrate the Year of the Ear, March is the month of the Mini MousekeEars! For a Limited Time you can purchase adorable, mini versions of some of Disney's most popular ear hats. These pixie dust packed collectibles are available both is the Disney Parks, and online at the DisneyStore.com while supplies last. You can collect them, wear them, share them with friends!

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.

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Saturday Style: Practically Perfect Park Casual

Say what you may about Mary Poppins' fashion sense, but the truth is that she had some downright fabulous accessories. Today's outfit pays tribute to the wonderful things that the practically perfect nanny pulled out of her bag.

Walt Disney World With Tweens, Teens, and Grown-up Kids

As a mother of "grown-up" kids, I am frequently confronted with parents of teenagers asking me how I raised my kids to still love Disney when it's like pulling teeth to get theirs to go. The answer to that is actually pretty easy, I've always worked hard to make sure that my kids thought of Disney as "their place," too.

Disney Marvel Brings Entertainment And Normalcy To Children In The Hospital

Marvel Entertainment and Disney have always tried to brighten the hearts and minds of children suffering from disorders and terminal illnesses. February 2015 saw the beginning of a brand new initiative that was dubbed "Compassion Month." During this time, Disney Parks at locations all over the world (including on the cruise ships) took some sort of active part in making the lives of children and families more magical by sharing and caring for those who may be struggling with terminal illnesses or disorders.

The Value of a Staying in a Value Resort at Disney World

Choosing which Walt Disney World Resort hotel to call home for the duration of your vacation isn't always an easy choice. We know it's hard to figure out what hotel will work best for you and your family's budget so today we're going to spend some time talking about the Value resorts and what's good and not-so-good about these popular resorts.

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!