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Disney and The American Red Cross Renew Commitment to The Pillowcase Project for National Preparedness Month

September is National Preparedness Month and Disney and The American Red Cross have recently renewed their commitment to the Pillowcase Project. This initiative supports in-school and after-school curriculum for children in third through fifth grade to learn how to prepare and cope with emergencies.

Walt Disney Parks and Resorts Encourages Family Time with New Contest

Walt Disney Parks and Resorts has teamed up with KaBOOM! for a new contest that encourages families to spend time together.

America's Most Playful Family Contest is giving families a chance to share how they spend time together. The grand prize winner will receive a trip for four to the Walt Disney World Resort or the Disneyland Resort.

Celebrate Mother’s Day at the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Hotel

The Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin is planning a special Mother's Day Brunch at the Garden Grove restaurant, complete with a complimentary mimosa for mom. The whole family will have a chance to interact with their favorite Disney characters during the meal.

Searching for the Winnie the Pooh ‘Storyteller of the Year’

Earlier this week, Disney Consumer Products launched a nationwide search for their Winnie the Pooh "Storyteller of the Year." The contest celebrates parents and guardians who use storytelling to teach life lessons and foster their child's creativity.

Become a Wilderness Explorer at Disney’s Animal Kingdom

If you have seen the Disney/Pixar film Up you might remember that young Russell is a Wilderness Explorer who loves to have great adventures and earn badges based on those adventures.

Soon guests at Disney's Animal Kingdom will have a chance to become Wilderness Explorers just like Russell, experiencing the park in a way that will deepen their understanding of animals and our natural world.

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Tips For Riding Out A Hurricane At Walt Disney World

Walt Disney World continues to operate under normal conditions, but park officials are keeping a close eye on the path of Irma, a category 5 hurricane, that could impact central Florida. The arrival of the Hurricane Irma would likely bring the Disney Parks to a close for just the fifth time in its history. It has already been announced that Blizzard Beach will be closed on September 8th and 9th, and Aerophile at Disney Springs has already ceased operations. In addition sailings of Disney Fantasy and Sept. 8 and Sept.

5 Tips for Candid Photos On Your Walt Disney World Vacation

Candid photographs are one ways that you can increase the storytelling of your Walt Disney World vacation. While posed photos tend to be a staple of vacation pictures, they only go so far in the way of sharing the experience that your group was having. Candid photography is authentic and honest in its emotion, but it can be tough to get right. Here are 5 tips for candid vacation photos that will help you tell the story of your trip.

5 Themed Ideas To Add Even More Fun To Your Disney Vacation

A Walt Disney World vacation is always a fun idea, but sometimes it's nice to put a new spin on the traditional family vacation. For those shorter trips (3-4 nights) why not try a vacation theme! Plan your touring schedule with an overarching storyline and use the Disney Parks and Resorts to let your adventure unfold.

My Five Favorite Things About The Disney Cruise Line

I've been dreaming of going back to sea, as tends to happen this time of year. If like me you yearn to slow down and relax while soaking up some serious tropical sun, maybe it's time you take a Disney Cruise. Leaving from Port Canaveral (and other Ports around the world) the Disney Cruise Line offers an escape beyond compare, and I thought I would let you in on the five things that I love most.

2017 Resolutions To Be A Better Disney Traveler

Happy New Year! Have you started planning for your next Walt Disney World vacation yet? Let's face it, we all need a little extra magic now and again, so in 2017 I'm resolving to be a better traveler. It can be the little things that make all the difference between a great vacation and a stressful one, here are a few tips to alleviate stress a become a better traveler.

Delicious Ready To Eat Asian Fare At Morimoto Street Food

Disney Springs is full of fabulous places to eat these days, and if you're family is anything like mine everyone wants to try someplace different. While Morimoto Asia is a must dine table service destination from some, but if you're rather just get a fast taste of this Iron Chef's flavors, make a swing by Morimoto Street Food.

Personalized Name Tags For The Star Wars Fan In Your Life

I love shopping my way through Walt Disney World, and no matter who I go with, my family always looks forward to me bringing back great gifts. On my last trip I found a fantastic personalized gift for the Star Wars fans on my list - Star Wars Name Tags.

Seven Tips For A Grown-up Disney Family Vacation

I'm often asked how my family and I successfully made the transition between enjoying Disney with young children, and enjoy Disney as adults. Honestly, I just respond that Disney is in our DNA. Everybody laughs and we all move on, but pondering this question makes me wonder what I did differently to help keep the magic alive in my adult family. I really think it comes down to these seven things.

The 10 Top Things To Do At Walt Disney World According To My 21 Year Old

I will admit right now, I got a little help with this article from my son, who has been dragged by his Mother on Disney vacations his entire life. As he's mentioned recently, I'm old, so I enlisted his expertise (read - guilted him into helping) on sharing what he thinks is the best of Walt Disney World for young "hip" adults. I don't know, for me being so old, the list doesn't seem all that much different than what I like to do. So - here we go - take it away Kirk!

Breakfast With Character At The Garden Grill

Want to start off your day with a hearty breakfast at Epcot? How about a breakfast that is all you care to eat (served family style), has great character interaction, AND rotates? Then itis time to head on over to the Garden Grill located in the Land pavilion. Chip and Dale's Harvest Feast features a delicious variety of breakfast foods, beverages, and even a visit from the hosts themselves! On most days you can expect to have Chip, Dale, Pluto and Farmer Mickey drop by your table (usually more than once).