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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.

Disney News Round-Up: Cake Decorating at Amorette’s Patisserie, New Pixar Music Show, and More

Happy Friday! We've made it through another week and we're that much closer to the weekend. Today we have a lot of Disney news including a new cake decorating class in Disney Springs, a new musical show at Disney's Hollywood Studios, and much more! Let's dive in and check it out.

Disney News Round-up: DisneyQuest Closing in July, Disney Files New Ride Patent, and More

Happy first day of February! We made it! In today's Disney news round-up we have a variety of things to check out including the announcement that DisneyQuest is closing for good this summer, and a new patent has been filed by Disney. Let's check it out.

Disney News Round-Up: Frontera Cocina Now Open at Disney Springs, Disney Adds “No Fishing” Signs, and More

This week has been full of exciting Disney news, and some rather interesting Disney rumors. And as we head into the dog days of summer, things are still moving along at Disney Springs with the opening of another new eatery and the announcement of new stores. Let's dive in and see what you might have missed!

Rumor No Longer: Shorter Evening Extra Magic Hours

Just a few days ago, we reported on a rumor that evening Extra Magic Hours at Walt Disney World parks could be shortened. Now, it's looking like that rumor is more of a reality.

The Walt Disney World website has updated its statement regarding Extra Magic Hours to read:

Fewer Evening Extra Magic Hours?

Could there be fewer evening Extra Magic Hours on the horizon? A buzz surrounding Walt Disney World says there could be. Rumor has it the evening Extra Magic Hours will be reduced from three to two starting January 1, 2013.

Guests staying at Walt Disney World resorts can take advantage of Extra Magic Hours, a time when select parks are open before or after public operating times - usually one hour in the mornings and three hours in the evenings.

Parts of "Very Merry" Comes To Magic Kingdom Now Through New Year's

Looks like Walt Disney World is incoporating some elements from the after-hours, special-ticket-required Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party into its daytime Magic Kingdom schedule now through New Year's. Guests braving the crowds at the Magic Kingdom this year can now catch Mickey's Once Upon a Christmastime Parade and "Holiday Wishes," a nighttime fireworks display.

Disney Pares Down Monorail Hours

Disney has cut down on its monorail transportation hours this summer in an effort to give more maintenance time to the system.

Guests of Disney need to know that the monorail systems servicing Epcot and the Magic Kingdom will be shut down one hour after the parks' regular closing times. Also, it will remained closed during any of the parks' Extra Magic Hours.

These new hours of operation have already went into effect for Epcot and are set to start August 1 for the Magic Kingdom. Guests can still return to their cars and hotels from the parks via boats and buses.

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15 Reasons Walt Disney World Honeymoons Are The Way To Go

Did you know that Walt Disney World is one of the most visited Honeymoon destinations on the planet? The appeal of Disney magic for people of all ages, and the sheer variety of options available at the Vacation Kingdom of the World make it a place that just about anyone can enjoy. With service for all levels of honeymoon budgets and a unique registry to help fund your journey, these 15 reasons are why we believe Walt Disney World Honeymoons are the way to go.

25 Reasons I Love Being A Disney Vacation Club Member

This year the Disney Vacation Club (DVC) is celebrating 25 Years ... and beyond of creating amazing vacation magic. Disney's unique concept of a time share and the things that it would offer its owners shook up the industry when it first debuted and has been providing world class service ever since. My husband and I bought our membership in 2008 and while we wouldn't really call it a financial "investment," it is by far the best investment in our family that we've ever made.

6 Activities For Early Risers At Walt Disney World

If you're up with the sun, even on vacation, it can sometimes be tricky to wait around for the rest of your party that's sleeping in soundly. You want to get up, get out, and get going " I get you. So what is there for the go getter's to do while everyone else sleeps in? Check out these 6 activities for early risers at Walt Disney World.

All About Walt Disney World's Extra Magic Hours

Remember that list of 20+ Reasons Staying At A Walt Disney World Resort Hotel Is The Best Thing Ever? I loved that post! Since it published we've received a lot of questions about some of the great perks available. One of the most common questions has been about Extended Theme Park Hours - Extra Magic Hours!

10 Top Money Saving Tips For Walt Disney World

No matter what size our budget, we all look for ways to save a little money at Walt Disney World. Whether Guests are trying to lower out outgoing costs or pack even more fun into a budget for the same amount of money, tips and tricks for the dollar conscious are some of the most frequent questions we get asked. Here's 10 Top Tips for making the most of your money at Walt Disney World.

How to Create a Trip Planning Spreadsheet

For many seasoned Disney travelers, an important part of trip planning for Walt Disney World includes "The Spreadsheet". Many of you have seen some of my past creations, and know this is one of my many Disney obsessions. The benefit of a spreadsheet is having everything I need or use - confirmation numbers, key dates, ADRs, park hours and Extra Magic Hours - all on one handy page. It helps me figure out which parks we want to hit on which days, which helps me with food planning. And we know how important that is!

5 Things We Love About Disney's Fort Wilderness Resort

During my youth I spent many a summer riding my bike and splashing in the water at Disney's Fort Wilderness Resort Campground. Set within 750 acres of beautiful pine and cypress forest Disney's Fort Wilderness is a year round retreat for good old fashioned family fun. So wonderful are the childhood memories I just had to share with you 5 things that We Love about this unique Disney destination.

Downtown Disney Hotels - What You Need To Know

If you've been to the Downtown Disney area you've seen the hotels. Maybe you've stayed at one or all of them. Or maybe you're wondering if it's worth it to say "off property." While we can't tell you where to stay, we can tell you that the Downtown Disney area hotels have enough magical amenities that they're worth considering for your next trip.

Extra Magic Hours [Facebook Fans]

We asked our facebook community "What rides do you most recommend during Extra Magic Hours?" We got a lot of great answers and recommendations that we want to share with you.

For a lot of people it is about getting to ride the rides that normally have a long line during the day.

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Sleeping in vs. getting up early at Disney World

Getting up early vs. sleeping in late at Disney World: it's a long-debated topic, and there's no easy answer. So we've put together a list of pros and cons for each tactic.