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Springtime Walt Disney World News Round-up

There's been a lot going on down in Walt Disney World, as the Parks and Resorts get ready to greet the Spring Break crowds. Read on on to learn how the Disney crowd is kickin' it this Spring with new fun filled adventures, and old favorites that are standing strong.

Disney Gives Update for the New Disney Skyliner System

Disney announced the Disney Skyliner transportation system this past summer at the D23 Expo, and now we're getting more information about the systems and the Skyliner stations at Epcot, Disney's Hollywood Studios, and three resort hotels.

Disney News Round-up: Ale & Compass Restaurant Now Open, Minnie Van Updates, and More

Happy day before Thanksgiving! If you're traveling today, here's to short lines at the airport and no traffic jams! If you're at home, we hope you're enjoying a great day. In today's round-up we're talking about the brand new Ale & Compass Restaurant at Disney's Yacht Club Resort, a new addition to the Minnie Van rotation, and more.

2018 Epcot Festival of the Arts Runs January 12 through February 19

The 2018 Epcot Festival of the Arts is slated to run for 39 days from January 12 through February 19, 2018. The schedule for next year's Festival is a change from the inaugural event which only ran Fridays through Mondays. Next year just the Disney on Broadway performances are happening Friday through Monday each week.

Full List of Candlelight Processional Narrators Announced

The full list of narrators for this year's Candlelight Processional has been announced. Additions to the complete list include Disney Legend Kurt Russell, Olympic gymnast Laurie Hernandez, and the voice of Ariel, Jodi Benson.

Dates Announced for 2018 Epcot International Festival of the Arts

The dates for the 2018 Epcot International Festival of the Arts have been announced. The Festival, which debuted this year, will kick off January 12, 2018 and run through February 19. And for the first time the Festival will run seven days a week!

The Epcot International Festival of Holidays Begins November 19

We've been reporting on the upcoming holiday season at the Walt Disney World Resort and today we have news about the renamed holiday festival at Epcot and what guests can expect when the festivities begin in November.

Disney World Announces What’s New and What’s Returning for the 2017 Holiday Season

Sure, it's only mid-September and we just started celebrating Halloween at Disney World but today we're talking about the winter holiday season! Disney has just release a ton of information about what's coming to the parks and resorts for the holidays!

Disney News Round-up: Hurricane Irma Updates, Food News, and More

Happy Thursday! We're back with a news round-up today featuring some post-Hurricane Irma updates from Disney World, The Walt Disney Company, and Disney Cruise Line; plus we also have some food news! Let' check it out.

Walt Disney World Resort Theme Parks Reopen After Hurricane Irma

The Walt Disney World Resort felt the force of Hurricane Irma Sunday night after the hurricane took a turn and headed north to Orlando. The theme parks were closed Sunday and Monday due to the storm, but the Resort hotels were full of guests riding out the wind and rain.

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Epcot was one of Walt Disney's original visions. Originally standing for the Experimental Prototype Community of Tomorrow, it was actually intended to be much more of the basis for Walt Disney World than the Magic Kingdom. Eventually however his initial vision proved too grand to be carried out and it became the less expansive park that you see today.

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Walt Disney World News Round-up April 9th, 2018

You've made it to another Monday! Whether it was spent at home or abroad, I hope that you had a wonderful weekend. Let's take a look at the Walt Disney World News from last week. I wouldn't want you to have missed anything.

Epcot Drink Around The World National Beer Day Challenge

Saturday April 7th is National Beer Day! It's the perfect time to take a stroll around World Showcase Lagoon and taste your way through some global brews. There is a lot of alcohol in this Drink Around The World challenge, but don't forget that Disney Parks are family friendly places. Think about taking on this list over two days, or in a group and sharing your drinks. Be sure to know your limits and drink responsibly. Now - on to the challenge!

New American Indian Art Exhibit At Epcot Explores Innovation and Change

Coming this summer to the American Heritage Gallery at The American Adventure in Epcot is a brand new exhibition called "Creating Tradition: Innovation and Change in American Indian Art". Like previous exhibits that made their home in this space, Disney announce that the new exhibition will feature interactive elements allowing guests will learn about the creative process and inspirations behind the works in the artists own words.

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.

Egg-stravaganza Hunt At The 25th Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival

Returning again to the Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival, the highly popular Egg-stravaganza Hunt is an Egg Hunt eggs-traordinaire through the pavilions of World Showcase. Between March 16 and April 1 (or while supplies last), Guests visiting the Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival can purchase special scavenger hunt maps that guide them on adventure through Epcot searching for some rather impressive eggs.

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.

American Adventure Re-opens This Month With A New Look And Sound

The American Adventure Attraction is one of the shining stars of Epcot's World Showcase Promenade. The centerpiece building, known as "The People's Mansion," with its 110,000 brick facade made from Georgia red clay, anchors not only this themed land, but all of World Showcase. Standing before the impressive structure evokes thoughts of this nations birth, and the pride of our founding fathers. The attraction inside is currently closed, but will reopen later this month with a new look, sound, and even a few new faces.

11 of the Most Romantic Places at Walt Disney World

The world's Vacation Kingdom has become a hot spot of love birds looking to get away, while still having some wholesome fun. While we all know about enjoying Days in the Park, nights become enchanted, and we've got a list of 11 of the Most Romantic Places at Walt Disney World.

2018 Will Be An Incredible Summer At Walt Disney World

It will be an Incredible Summer this year at Walt Disney World, with immersive experiences taking Guests deep into the worlds of their favorite Disney films. Visitors can look forward to something special going on in all four Theme Parks and Disney Springs, with new shows, attractions, meet and greets, and an entirely new Land! It all kicks off staring Memorial Day Weekend, May 25-27, 2018.