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Marketplace Booth Updates, New Culinary Demos, and more at the 2016 Epcot International Food and Wine Festival

The 2016 Epcot International Food and Wine Festival kicks off September 14 for a record 62 days and we're getting a little more information about what we can expect this year. More than 30 festival marketplaces will be part of the festival along with culinary demos, special events, and more.

New Experiences Debut this Summer at the Walt Disney World Resort

Summer officially begins on Memorial Day Weekend at the Walt Disney World Resort with the debut of several new experiences at Disney's Animal Kingdom. But the magic continues throughout the summer as new experiences and attractions open at all four theme parks.

Updates on Toy Story Land, Frozen Ever After, and More at the Walt Disney World Resort

We have more exciting news coming out of the 'Awaken Summer' press event at Walt Disney World, including information on the opening of Frozen Ever After, Soarin' Around the World, and an update on Toy Story Land.

Disney Vacation Club Eliminates Discounts for Resale Market Buyers

Disney Vacation Club has changed its policy on discounts and other membership extras for new buyers who are purchasing an ownership interest via the resale market. The changes are effective immediately.

Performers Announced for the 2016 Sounds Like Summer Concert Series at Epcot

Epcot is ready to rock this summer starting June 5 when the Sounds Like Summer concert series kicks off. This year's lineup includes three new acts and shows are performed daily at the America Gardens Theater in the American Adventure Pavilion.

Registration Opens March 29 for Disney Wine & Dine Half Marathon Weekend

Registration for this year's Disney Wine & Dine Half Marathon Weekend opens in one week and this year there are a couple new events on the list. runDisney has added a 10K race and a brand new challenge to the menu for the race weekend.

Walt Disney World Resort Reportedly Testing Premium Parking at the Magic Kingdom and Epcot

If you choose to park at the Magic Kingdom or Epcot while visiting the Walt Disney World Resort, you might soon be able to pay more money to get a "premium" parking spot that is closer to the main entrance of the parks.

D23 Announces Several Special Events for Members

D23: The Official Disney Fan Club is hosting several special events for Gold Members during the next the next few weeks. Two of the events are taking place at the Walt Disney World Resort and two are planned for next week in Chicago. Read on to find out more details.

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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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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runDisney Kicks Off The 25th Annual Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend

This week more than twenty thousand runners will be stepping off on their own personal journeys to greatness as they try and conquer the runDisney Walt Disney World Marathon presented by Cigna. For 25 years this annual event has taken runners along the 26.2-mile course through Disney's Animal Kingdom, Disney's Hollywood Studios, Magic Kingdom and Epcot. The only runDisney course that goes through all four parks, this is the race that started it all.

Exciting Things Await At Walt Disney World In 2018

Happy New Year! Welcome to 2018! Are you ready for another great year of everything Walt Disney World? Today we're looking forward all the exciting things this 2018 is said to have in store at Walt Disney World. There's so much to look forward to it's hard to contain my excitement!

New Years Eve Fireworks Live Stream From Walt Disney World

New Year's Eve is fast approaching one of my favorite parts of a Disney Holiday is they way they light up the night with dazzling fireworks displays. I'm a sucker for things sparkling in the sky with glorious color and you can be sure that if you'll be spending your first night with Disney you'll be treated to just such a show. Three different Walt Disney World Parks will be ringing in 2018 with fireworks, and thanks to #DisneyParksLIVE there's even a chance to watch from home.

Music On Stage At The Epcot During The Festival of The Arts

Performing arts include some of my favorite types of art, and at the Epcot International Festival of the Arts this January, guests will be treated to some motivating live music as they make their way around the World Showcase lagoon. Three acts will let their audiences experience entertainment, pleasure, and healing for the body and soul. Music moves us throughout our lives, and its just one of the offerings in 2018 at the Epcot International Festival of the Arts.

Epcot’s Festival of the Arts Expands For 2018

In 2017 Walt Disney World introduced guests to a brand new festival that let them explore the extraordinary world of the arts. They gathered together performing artists, visual masters, and culinary innovators to present innovative new programing. The experiment was an astounding success, and in 2018 the Epcot International Festival of the Arts has expanded to include even more.

Have A Joyeux Noël At Epcot International Festival of the Holidays

Traditions from around the world are on display at Epcot's International Festival of the Holidays. Today we make a stop at the France Pavilion for a visit with the good spirit of the season, Pere Noel; then we'll take a peek at the menu of the Alsace Holiday Kitchen. It's Christmas a la francaise with all the self-indulgent treats that inspires.

Disney Holiday Stocking Stuffers Under $20

Have you been making your way through a holiday gift list? I'm finally down to the stocking stuffers! In my family these great little pops of personality are always something under $20 and often something fun or funny that the recipient can play with! Of course, there's always the one joker who stuffs in a pair of socks. Disney stocking stuffers to add a little Disney magic to your holiday happenings, and are the perfect way to share a smile.

Say Buon Natale To Italy’s Offerings For Epcot International Festival of the Holidays

The world is full of beautiful traditions during the winter holidays, with rich stories and traditions that weave a tapestry of holiday delights. Where else but Epcot can you experience the world's holiday traditions in one place than at the 11 World Showcase pavilions. The Epcot International Festival of the Holidays surrounds guests with vivid experiences in sights, sounds, and taste that create special and magical holiday memories.

A Glorious Celebration Of Christmas: Epcot’s Candlelight Processional

One of the most loved events of the holiday season at Walt Disney World is the Candlelight Processional at the American Gardens Theater in Epcot. Each night between now and December 30th, a revolving cast of celebrity narrators will offer guests a glorious retelling of the biblical Christmas story, accompanied by a 50-piece orchestra and a magnificent mass choir. Happening three times per night, the Candlelight Processional takes place at 5:00, 6:45, 8:15 p.m. and is included with your admission to the Epcot Theme Park.

Options For Thanksgiving Turkey Without Reservations At Walt Disney World

Most guests headed down to Walt Disney World for Thanksgiving this week have had their dining reservations well in hand for some time now. However - if you are still wondering where you'll be able to get a taste of turkey over the holiday, we've got the answers you are looking for. From legs with a fan following to Thanksgiving leftovers on a bun, the restaurants of Walt Disney World are serving up some festive favorites.