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July Merchandise Events Announced for Walt Disney World Resort

The Walt Disney World Resort has announced a slate of special merchandise events for the month of July. If you're visiting next month you'll have a chance to meet popular artists, check out a new Dooney & Bourke collection, and more.

Celebrate the Fourth of July at the Walt Disney World Resort

The Walt Disney World Resort is ready to celebrate the Fourth of July with special fireworks and other entertainment options. And of course don't forget about the year-round patriotic offerings including the Magic Kingdom's Hall of Presidents and 'We the People' at Epcot's American Adventure.

‘The Chew’ Returns to the 2016 Epcot International Food and Wine Festival

The 2016 Epcot International Food and Wine Festival kicks off September 14 and runs through November 14 this year. And today we have some exciting news to report: the cast of ABC's The Chew is returning to the festival this year!

Epcot’s Mexico Pavilion Now Open at 9 a.m. As ‘Frozen Ever After’ Open in Norway Pavilion

The wait is finally over! Frozen Ever After has officially opened in Epcot's Norway pavilion and opening-day reports had the ride's queue at 300 minutes by early morning Tuesday. In an effort to stem the flow of guests into World Showcase, the Mexico pavilion is also opening at 9 a.m.

Walt Disney World News Round-up: Holiday Dessert Party Reservations, Soarin’ Around the World, and More!

Happy weekend and welcome to our Saturday news round-up! We have a lot of news to report including an new holiday-season dessert party and the launch of the all-new Soarin' Around the World at Epcot. Let's check out what's been going on!

New Pandora Store at Disney Springs, June Merchandise Events, and More

Happy June! If you're headed to the Walt Disney World Resort this month get ready for some retail therapy thanks to a full slate of merchandise events at the theme parks and new stores at Disney Springs.

Soarin’ Around the World Takes Flight at Epcot on June 17

In just a few weeks guests can take a flight around the world on Soarin' Around the World at Epcot's The Land pavilion. Right now though, fans have one more chance to enjoy the "classic" version of Soarin' before it is gone forever on June 16.

Summer Officially Starts this Weekend at the Walt Disney World Resort

This weekend is the official start of summer and at the Walt Disney World Resort that means it is time to "Awaken Summer." Each of the four theme parks, and one of the water parks, is celebrating summer with new experiences.

One More Chance to Experience the Classic Soarin’ Before Soarin’ Around the World Debuts

Fans of Soarin' have one last chance to experience the classic version of the attraction before it is gone forever on June 16. The ride, which has been closed for refurbishment, reopens this week with the classic version for a limited run.

Opening Date Announced for Frozen Ever After and Royal Sommerhus at Epcot’s Norway Pavilion

Get your vacation planning spreadsheet ready! Frozen Ever After and the Royal Sommerhus in Epcot's Norway pavilion finally have an opening date. The attraction and new meet-and-greet location will officially open on June 21.

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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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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.

‘Garden Rocks’ Concert Series Line-up for the 2018 Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival

The 2018 Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival is just around the corner, and that means that not only will Epcot visitors be treated to the freshest of foods and beautiful gardens, but they will also get to enjoy the fabulous sounds of the 'Garden Rocks' Concert Series.

Spike’s Pollen Nation Exploration at the 2018 Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival

New! A brand new springtime scavenger hunt will debut this year at the 2018 Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival. Join Spike - Disney's favorite honey bee - on a trip through the gardens of Epcot from February 28-May 28. Spike has been busy pollinating his way around the festival and wants to give aspiring gardeners of all ages the chance to follow his pollination trail on Spike's Pollen Nation Exploration.

Disney News and Rumors This Week

After 90 years as a screen legend and fashion icon Minnie Mouse has finally received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. The prestigious ceremony was attended by Minnie, Mickey, Disney CEO Bob Iger, and the host of ABC's American Idol Katy Perry, as well as a bevy of adoring fans. Happy 90th Minnie, you look just as beautiful as when you were first drawn. If you would like to celebrate Minnie Mouse, be sure to Rock The Dots during this special year.

Cocktails From El Artista Hambriento: Epcot International Festival Of The Arts

I was over at the Disney Food Blog reading The Best of the Fest: What to Eat at the 2018 Epcot Festival of the Arts! when I came across two beautiful cocktails that I knew I had to share. There is simplicity in the presentation, but at the same time they speak to the art of Mexico in a unique and poignant way.

The Best Quick Breakfasts In 2018 At Walt Disney World Parks

I'm a breakfast girl, so if I have the chance I'm heading to a table service restaurant for a relaxing morning before hitting the Parks. But - when I've got places to be (can you say FastPass?) then a fast bite at one of Walt Disney World's quick service restaurants in the Park is the way I go. Check out where you can find The Best Quick Breakfasts In 2018 At Walt Disney World Parks.