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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 To Prepare For Walking Walt Disney World

The average guest walks 8-10 miles a day in the heat and sun during a Walt Disney World vacation. That's a lot of miles, and it can be especially hard for people who don't include fitness routines into their daily lives. Not being prepared for the Walt Disney World mileage can put a serious damper of the fun of both kids and adults. This article is all about preparing to go the Disney distance, and make walking Walt Disney World a little easier on everyone in your travel party.

Walt Disney World Breakfast Tips To Save Time, Money, and Stress

Getting out the door in the morning on your Walt Disney World vacation isn't always the easiest thing, especially if you're wrangling a large family. None the less, guests always emerge from their hotel rooms to make their way towards the heart of the magic. I've got 12 top tips for fueling up your morning while saving time, energy, and money on breakfast at Walt Disney World.

5 Last Minute Things To Tuck In Your Suitcase Before You Leave

Ask any of my friends, I am a notorious packing planner. What I (and my family) will wear goes into my travel spreadsheet. I have a packing routine that starts at least 30 days before we leave, with staging and organizing before items go into the bags. Yet - as much as I plan, I'm always running in the last few days before my trip to pick up those last few things to pop into the suitcase. Here are five last minute things to tuck in your suitcase before you leave.

What We Know So Far About Toy Story Land Opening In 2018 At Disney’s Hollywood Studios

Coming June 30th, 2018 , Disney's Hollywood Studios will welcome the first of the much anticipated expansions that are currently under construction. The joyful, toy-full adventure will give guests a toys eye view of the universe within Andy's backyard. Toy Story Land will let fans get a new perspective on the lives of Woody, Buzz, and all the toy box gang in a unique environment that uses familiar toys as the building blocks. What can we expect in this fun new land? Let's take a peek at what we know so far!

Another 5 Reasons To Love Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party

Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party is a special hard ticket event at the Magic Kingdom. On select nights in November and December the Park closes early to the general public and guests with party tickets get the run of the Park. Most folks know that festive time is full of unique holiday shows, glittering fireworks, a wonderful parade, but that just scratches the surface of the fun. We're sharing another 5 reasons to love Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party.

10 Tips To Keep You Moving Towards Your Holiday Destination

The Winter holidays make for some of the busiest travel days all year. It can be difficult to negotiate large crowds with grace when you're on your own, but having to keep a family together and headed in the same direction can sometimes seem down right impossible. Here are 10 tips to keep you moving towards your destination without a hitch.

Expressing Gratitude While On Vacation

Next week Americans will be celebrate Thanksgiving. It's a time that is all about giving thanks, and showing gratitude to our friends and family. It's a busy time in the Disney Parks, as many families take advantage of the extra days out of the school year to do something fun together. It's important that during these hectic holiday travels we all remember to take a minute to be thankful for the things we have and the people that make our vacations a little more special.

Limited Advanced Dining Reservations In Epcot Still Available For Thanksgiving

While many fans are right on top of their Walt Disney World advanced dining reservations as soon as that 180 window opens up, others are more laid back when it comes to mealtime. There are certain times of year that you can get a reservation just about anywhere, during the holidays is not one of them. If you plan on spending Thanksgiving in the Disney Parks and are still hoping to snag a great mealtime table for your family, you may want to act soon.

Tips For Riding Out A Hurricane At Walt Disney World

We know that when you're on vacation it's not always possible to get out of the path of danger. Walt Disney World Resort has been a NOAA "StormReady" community since 2006, and has its own emergency operations centers, 24-hour warning capabilities, and amateur radio club. However resources can become overwhelmed when situations become dire. If you have time to prepare for your family before the storm hits, you should. For our readers gearing up to ride out a hurricane at Walt Disney World, here are a few tips to help you hunker down in your hotel.

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.