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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.

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.

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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.

15 Things To Do At Walt Disney World Without Park Tickets

When most people think of a Walt Disney World vacation, their mind goes straight to the Theme Parks. The truth is though that the Parks are just some a few of the world class options to enjoy during your Disney travels. It's easy to enjoy a full vacation with all the bells and whistles without even stepping foot in a Theme Park. Here are 15 Things To Do At Walt Disney World Without Park Tickets.

2018 Holiday Happenings At Walt Disney World

Updated! 7/15/18: Walt Disney World is always a great place to go, but during the winter holidays it just seems like there is a touch more magic in the air. Every nook and cranny of the property is decorated with a festive flair and holiday charm takes over. If you're planning a winter vacation, we've got a few sets of dates you'll want to know.

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.