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Disney News Round-up: Black Friday Deals, Disney Springs Shopping News, and More

Happy Monday! We're getting ready for the big holiday here at WDW for Grownups and today we're sharing some holiday shopping news from Disney Springs along with a couple other fun items. Let's check it out.

Celebrating St. Patrick’s Day at the Walt Disney World Resort

It's time to celebrate St. Patrick's Day at the Walt Disney World Resort. This year's celebration includes food, beverages, special merchandise, and the Mighty St. Patrick's Festival at Raglan Road in Disney Springs.

Walt Disney Parks and Resorts Receives Top Honors from Travel Industry in 2016

It's been a good year for the Walt Disney Parks and Resorts. The division has been recognized with more than 150 awards for excellence in guest experiences including dining and theme park attractions.

2017 NFL Pro Bowl Events To Be Held at ESPN Wide World of Sports

Hold onto your seat football fans, last week the NFL and ESPN announced that the annual Pro Bowl (aka the NFL's "All-Star" game) will be coming to Orlando in 2017. While the game itself will be played at Camping World Stadium near downtown Orlando several events leading up to it will be taking place at ESPN's Wide World of Sports Complex at the Walt Disney World Resort.

Updates at Disney’s Port Orleans and the Possibility of Resort Fees at Walt Disney World

There have been some exciting things happening at some of the Walt Disney World Resort hotels, specifically Port Orleans and Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge! And we're hearing about a potential resort fee at all Walt Disney World hotels. Read on!

Disney Cuts Back on Employee Hours, Makes Other Adjustments at Theme Parks

Despite the fact that Shanghai Disney is half a world away the new resort's budget woes and construction delays are reportedly having a negative impact on Disney's domestic theme parks on both coasts. According to several reports, Disney World is cutting hours for some of its cast members.

Reservations for Club Villain at Disney’s Hollywood Studios Extended into March

If you haven't had a chance to spend an evening at Club Villain in Disney's Hollywood Studios, don't give up hope. Due to its popularity with guests, reservations for the event have been extended into March.

Disney Gives a Sneak Preview of the New Rivers of Light at Disney’s Animal Kingdom

Starting this spring, Disney's Animal Kingdom will be completely transformed thanks to the new Rivers of Light nighttime spectacular. Disney gave Annual Passholders a sneak peek at the new nighttime show in the latest edition of the Mickey Monitor, the AP newsletter.

Vanessa Williams to Headline the Countdown to Midnight Celebration at Disney’s Yacht & Beach Club

Disney's Yacht & Beach Club is ringing in the New Year in style with a progressive 3-in-1 party that features food, cocktails, and live entertainment. The headliner for the New Year's Eve celebration is Vanessa Williams.

Epcot’s Canadian Lumberjack Show Replaced by Canadian Holiday Voyageurs

The Canadian Lumberjack Show has thrown its last ax at Epcot's Canada pavilion. The lumberjacks performed their last show on November 24 and have been replaced by the Canadian Holiday Voyageurs. The lumberjacks first appeared in the pavilion in October 2014.

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Six Walt Disney World Things I'm Thankful For

There is not a time in my memory that I wasn't a Disney traveler. I raised my kids on Disney trips, just like my parents took me, and their parents took them to Disneyland. Walt Disney World, and the opportunities that it has given me, are things that I am truly thankful for. While it's easy to be nostalgic and emotional about Disney, I also know that there are many very quantifiable reasons that my diverse family keeps returning to Disney Parks over and over again. Below are six Walt Disney World things that I am exceptionally thankful for.

10 Things To See During The Holidays At Walt Disney World

Holidays at Walt Disney World are right around the corner and I'm looking forward to a variety of exciting activities! It's a fan favorite time of year when the property is decorated with seasonal lights and trim to go along with the bustling activities. Read on to learn 10 exciting things to see during the holidays at Disney.

Fun And Fast Facts About Disney Springs

Walt Disney World has had a shopping center on the site of Disney Springs since 1975, The quaint shopping village was home to a toy shop, pottery shop, garden store, and small grocer amongst others. Disney Springs today is a bustling "metropolis of shopping, dining and entertainment," a creative reimagination of Downtown Disney and perhaps the most luxurious and cosmopolitan incarnation yet. Read on for some fun and fast facts about Disney Springs.

Host A Haunted Mansion Halloween Party At Home

I must admit, I stole this post. Our friend Jen over at Mickeyfix.com put together a "How To Host A Haunted Mansion Halloween Party" post and the whole Grown-ups team is so into it! I pulled together a few fun tips to help make your soiree something special.

35 Reasons To Love Epcot For The 35th Anniversary

Yesterday Epcot experienced the 35th Anniversary of its opening date with a special ceremony and huge crowds. We wanted to mark the day here on the blog, so the team came up with a list of 35 Reasons We Love Epcot at 35! It was hard to limit our list to just 35 reasons to love Walt Disney World's second gate, but here is our list, in no particular order.

Have A Romantic Date Night At Disney Springs

Walt Disney World can be a wonderful place for families, it can also be an amazing spot for a romantic getaway with the one you love. Whether you're hiring a sitter at the resort for the night, or making an adults only trip, the reimagined shopping, dining, and entertainment complex Disney Springs has a bounty of date night delights waiting just for you.

Celebrate All American Barbecue At Walt Disney World

Heading to Disney for the 4th of July, but worried you will miss your annual backyard barbecue? Never fear! Walt Disney World is home to some fantastic and unique Barbecue - read on for our favorite locations to throw down for Independence Day.

runDisney: Finding A Training Plan To That Works For You

With their unique locations, and fun on course entertainment, runDisney has helped to inspire thousands of non-runners to lace up their sneakers and give the sport of road running a try. Whether you want to run a 5K, 10K, Half Marathon, or Full Marathon; whether you are just starting out, or you have been running for years, pre-race training is important to help you accomplish your goal.

My Five Favorite Things About The Disney Cruise Line

I've been dreaming of going back to sea, as tends to happen this time of year. If like me you yearn to slow down and relax while soaking up some serious tropical sun, maybe it's time you take a Disney Cruise. Leaving from Port Canaveral (and other Ports around the world) the Disney Cruise Line offers an escape beyond compare, and I thought I would let you in on the five things that I love most.