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Friday News Round-up September 21st, 2018

Have you stayed in the know with all things Disney this week? Don't worry if you didn't have a chance, we're here with the Friday news round-up to bring you up to date!

Limited Time Fun Coming To Walt Disney World In 2019

Disney just announced a whole slew of limited time offerings for 2019 that will keep guests in the party mood from January to September! We'll have more information coming for you about the exciting new events as Disney expands the details, but here's a peek at how Walt Disney World will be celebrating all year long in 2019.

Disney News Round-up For Friday, September 14th, 2018

It's been another busy week trying to keep up with following all things Disney. Here are a few bits of recent news we didn't want you to miss!

The Walt Disney Company tops Forbes' list of the World's Best Regarded Companies for 2018, moving up four spots from 2017, the first year that the rankings were compiled. Disney ranks No. 1, earning the highest marks among Forbes' 2018 Global 2000 companies.

2019 Atlanta Braves Spring Training Schedule at ESPN Wide World of Sports

Disney & Major League Baseball are both as American as apple pie, so it's no wonder that the Atlanta Braves have been making their spring home at the ESPN Wide World of Sports (WWoS) for more than 20 years. In fact the very first event held at WWoS was a Braves Spring Training Game. Sadly, 2019 will be the final year for The Atlanta Braves to hold Spring Training at Walt Disney World. Now is the time to make your travel plans to enjoy both of these the great American institutions in the same fabulous vacation.

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.

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Celebrate St. Patrick's Day At Raglan Road In Disney Springs

Looking for someplace fun and festive to spend your St. Patrick's Day while in Walt Disney World? Take our advise and head on over to Raglan Road Irish Pub for the Mighty St. Patrick's Day Festival. This rolicking 3-day event only happens once a year, and will immerse guests in all things Irish. The enormous party full of authentic Irish fun kicks off at 3:00pm Friday, March 15th, 2019 and runs thru to Sunday, March 17th, 2019.

Experience Rivers Of Light At Disney's Animal Kingdom

Disney's Animal Kingdom hasn't always been an all day Park, however over the past couple of years nights in this Park have taken on new life. I am a huge fan of Animal Kingdom after the sun goes down. It wouldn't be a Disney Park without offering a fantastic nighttime show, and Animal Kingdom offers Rivers of Light. Rivers of Light is the Animal Kingdom's first-ever nighttime entertainment offering, lasting for 15 minutes and combining storytelling, brilliant visuals, and a grand musical accompaniment.

Disney on Broadway Concert Series Expands During The Epcot Festival Of The Arts

The 2019 Epcot Festival of the Arts is set to beginning bringing a new world of art and entertainment to guests of the Epcot Theme Park beginning January 18, 2019. and runs through February 25. Disney on Broadway Concert Series expands to all The 2019 Festival will celebrate visual, culinary and performing arts for a whopping 39 day from January 18th until February 25th 2019.

Interact With A Utility Suit Pilot at Disney’s Animal Kingdom

A human pilot sits strapped into the cockpit of a ten foot tall exo-carrier and walks across the floor of the Valley of Mo'ara in Disney's Animal Kingdom. Gleefully welcoming visitors in this alien landscape, the pilot helps introduce guests in Pandora - The World of Avatar to the backstory by offering "historic" information and even teaching a little of the Na'vi language.

Why I Love Fall At Walt Disney World

Walt Disney World Resort is a year round vacation destination with fanciful activities just waiting for your whenever you choose to visit. That being said, Fall is without a doubt one of my favorite times of year for a Disney getaway. There are just so many wonderful reasons to visit in fall, I thought I would share a few and let you know why I love fall at Walt Disney World!

Celebrate 23 Years of the Epcot International Food & Wine Festival

It's almost time to open the shutters on the 23rd Annual Epcot International Food & Wine Festival! 75 days of delicious culinary adventures begin on Thursday, August 30th, 2018. This year's event features more than 30 global marketplace booths circling the World Showcase Lagoon and annexing just a bit of Future World too. Guests will be able to sip and stroll their way through diverse ethnic cuisine, refreshing new beverages, and enjoy a star-studded entertainment lineup.

Raglan Road’s Seventh Great Irish Hooley Festival Labor Day Weekend

Are you looking for something special to do on Labor Day Weekend in Orlando? Head on over to Disney Springs and check out Raglan Road's Seventh Annual Great Irish Hooley Festival! The award winning Irish Pub will be serving up amazing food amongst a flurry of the best music and entertainment of the Emerald Isle.

Tips for a Child Less Walt Disney World Vacation

Walt Disney World is the Vacation Kingdom of the world, and every year millions of families flock to Florida to indulge in this right of passage vacation. We know that Walt Disney World is also an amazing place to travel for adults even without the kids. While you will find children in all corners of the Walt Disney World Resort, we've pulled together some suggestions of where to go (and where to avoid) if you want to do Disney child... less.

Disney Food News Round-up

Is pink passe these days? The marketing team at Walt Disney World Resort seems to be signaling a move to sparkling iridescence is the latest trend in Mouse Ears and Cupcakes! You'll find versions of radiant treats all across the property. At Disney's Contemporary Resort, the Contempo Cafe is serving up an Iridescent Confetti Cupcake filled strawberry vanilla buttercream and topped with crispy pearls and a chocolate Minnie Mouse hat. Sign me up!

H2O Glow Nights Make A Splash At Typhoon Lagoon

I've always said that the Disney Parks gain an especially magical ambience when the sun goes down, and that goes double for the tropical paradise of Disney's Typhoon Lagoon. On select nights this Summer guests can drop in on a splashtacular party at the Water Park! H2O Glow Nights will take place Thursdays and Saturdays between June 21st and August 11th from 8-11 p.m.