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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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Did Not Finish: My runDisney Princess Half Marathon Story

They say that it's all about the journey, not the destination, and that was certainly true when I made an attempt at completing the 10th Anniversary runDisney Princess Half Marathon this past February. I'll tell you the ending right now - I did not finish. However, I truly think that trying was a rewarding and exhilarating experience. So if you're considering a runDisney Half, but just aren't sure you can, read on to find out why I think you should go for it.

2018 Epcot International Food and Wine Festival Dates Announced

Folks planning Fall vacations in Walt Disney World can look forward to the 23rd Annual Epcot International Food & Wine Festival. The fan favorite event as it returns to Epcot for 75 days packed full of culinary delights, expert seminars, and extraordinary entertainment. Running from August 30 to November 12, 2018 Guest will sip, stroll, and delight in this Disney tradition.

Walt Disney World Spring Foodie News Round-up

Disney food fans have a lot to look forward to on their next trip with some exciting seasonal event, changes in old favorites, and new additions that will be coming to life this Spring. It's a gustatory celebration and we're sharing just a few of our favorites.

Tickets On Sale Now For The Star Wars: Galactic Nights at Disney Hollywood Studios

Grab your lightsabers and take a side because tickets are now on sale for the May 27, 2018 return of Star Wars: Galactic Nights at Disney's Hollywood Studios. This one night only event celebrates the entire Star Wars saga with entertainment that puts Guests at the center of the Galaxy.

Top Walt Disney World Hotels When You Have Teens That Want To Roam

As your kids get older, it's natural for a family trip to Walt Disney World takes on a different air and feel. While Guests under the age of 14 are required to have supervision, teens over 14 can stretch their wings and explore the property a little further on their own. When my kids were that age, it was important to that we stayed at a resort on property that allowed them more than enough fairly nearby entertainment options when I let them go off on their own.

10 Reasons A Disney Cruise Is Worth The Cost

It is not a secret that going on a Disney Cruise is expensive. I find that for my family, the cost is comparable to staying in a deluxe Walt Disney World resort with the deluxe dining plan. When you compare it with other cruise lines on a night by night price point, you may well think they have lost their minds. I've been on other cruise lines, and they were nice enough, but in this article I'm going to share 10 reasons I think sailing with the Disney Cruise Line is completely worth the cost.

The Edison Complex Opens Its Doors For The New Year At Disney Springs

New Year's Eve is always an optimistic time for people to look forward to the future, while keeping in mind the joys of the past. The uniquely themed areas of Walt Disney World make for an especially fun ways to welcome the New Year like nowhere else. This year the place to be on first night is the brand new restaurant, bar and nighttime destination at Disney Springs - The Edison.

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.