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One Expert is Warning Tourists to Avoid Walt Disney World this Summer Due to Zika

By now we've all heard the news reports about the Zika virus, the mosquito-borne virus that has swept through Brazil and other countries in Latin America. Recently a professor from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine warns that some families should avoid visiting Central Florida due to the risk of Zika.

Florida Man Banned from All Disney Parks for Life After Making a Meth Lab Joke

File the following under "what not to say at to cast members at the Walt Disney World Resort." A Florida man was recently banned for life from all Disney theme parks after making a joke about building a meth lab while he was speaking to a cast member at Disney's Pop Century Resort.

Disney’s Disability Access Service Card Goes Digital

Disney's Disability Access Service Card has gone digital. As of April 30 cast members will no longer be writing down return times for attractions but will now scan guests' tickets or MagicBands. This change has been instituted so that the disability accommodation can be integrated with My Disney Experience.

More Updates for the Epcot Flower and Garden Festival Outdoor Kitchens Plus Cooking Demos

The 2015 Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival opens March 4 (less than one week away!) and the Outdoor Kitchens will once again be serving up delicious food and beverage items. This year's festival features at least 11 Outdoor Kitchens including the all-new Botanas Botanico which will be located between France and Morocco.

Special Weekends and More Planned for the 2015 Epcot Flower and Garden Festival

We're just about six weeks away from the start of the 2015 Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival which begins March 4 and runs for 75 days until May 17. This year's Festival will feature new Frozen-themed topiaries, 11 Outdoor Kitchens, a new concert series, and 10 new gardens plus new weekend festivities.

Disney Springs Retail Lineup to Include Sound Lion Store

The first Sound Lion retail store in the state of Florida might be located at Disney Springs.

Disney VoluntEARS Help Build a New Playground for Kids in Central Florida

A group of Disney VoluntEARS recently helped build a new playground that provides a safe place to play for the kids of Oakland, Florida.

The VoluntEARS worked with a KaBOOM! construction crew and representatives from the town of Oakland to place 48,600 square feet of safety surfacing and assemble new playground equipment. In all more than 200 volunteers took part in the project.

Disney’s Swan and Dolphin Hotel to Offer Elf Tuck-ins and More for Holiday Season

Guests as the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Hotel can experience some holiday magic this year with the resort's Holiday Happenings event.

The month-long Holiday Happenings event begins in December and will feature a Florida-themed Santa and Mrs. Claus who will be meeting and greeting guests in Santa's tiki hut. The hut will be decorated with palm trees, flamingos, and reindeer.

Orlando City Soccer Club Will Play 2014 Home Games at ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex

The Orlando City Soccer Club announced plans to play its 2014 home games at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex at the Walt Disney World Resort.
This temporary move occurs as the Lions' home stadium, the Florida Citrus Bowl, is undergoing renovations.

Fans can purchase tickets for the 2014 season immediately, while season ticket holders for 2014 will receive first choice for seats for the 2015 season, which is expected to be the Lions' inaugural Major League Soccer season.

Sustainable Florida Recognizes the Walt Disney World Recognized for Energy Conservation

The Walt Disney World Resort was recently recognized by Sustainable Florida for their work with energy conservation and was given the organization's large business best practice award.

The company had set a goal to reduce electrical usage by 10 percent and based the goal on its 2006 consumption. In this year alone, Walt Disney World saved enough electricity to power Space Mountain for 35 years.

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Sorcerers of the Magic Kingdom 2018 Special Event Card For Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party

Disney Parks Blog has announce the 2018 Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party Sorcerers of the Magic Kingdom Card. The event spell card, exclusively available to Halloween Party Guests has been a year after year favorite for card collectors.

“Creating Tradition: Innovation and Change in American Indian Art” Makes Its Debut Inside The American Adventure

Epcot's American Heritage Gallery at The American Adventure opened the doors on a new art exhibit last week. The 89 cultural pieces on display represent 40 different American Indian tribes from seven geographic regions across the United States. "Creating Tradition: Innovation and Change in American Indian Art" is an exciting exhibition that is now open for Guests to explore.

Lightning McQueen’s Racing Academy Planned For Disney’s Hollywood Studios

The Incredible Sumer has brought Disney fans a wealth of things to be excited about at Walt Disney World Resort in Florida. Disney's Hollywood Studios has been especially super with the highly anticipated opening of Toy Story Land.

Rise & Shine Southern Brunch Kicks Off June 24th At Chef Art Smith’s Homecomin’

Chef Art Smith's Homecomin' may just be my favorite restaurant at Disney Springs these days. The friendly spirit and Southern hospitality never fails to make me feel like a cherished guest. I'm excited to share with you that beginning June 24th, 2018 Chef Art and his team are throwin' down a brunch spread that's sure to be a winner.

2018 Atlantic Hurricane Season Predictions

Atlantic hurricane season officially kicks off June 1st, 2018 so it is time again to take a look at what predictions are for the summer. The season did kick off just a little bit early this year, with Subtropical Storm Alberto hitting some of the Gulf coast over this past holiday weekend. This was the fourth year in a row that a storm developed before the official start of the season. Here are a few things to keep in mind if Mother Nature crashes your Walt Disney World vacation.

5 Points Of Can’t Miss Fun at Disney’s Animal Kingdom

Travelers new to planning Walt Disney World vacations often ask me for advice where to start. With so many areas and activities in one place, knowing what to see and do can seem like a daunting task. My advice to them is to break it down by visiting just one Park a day, and creating a list with 5 points of can't miss fun. Obviously you're going to see and do more than 5 things in a day, but once you've crossed off those "musts" you can just relax and consider everything else bonus fun. Here's my 5 Points Of Can't Miss Fun at Disney's Animal Kingdom for Summer 2018.

Stop By Vivoli il Gelato At Disney Springs

Vivoli il Gelato is known for only serving up freshly made gelato, and amongst the many high-end gelaterie in Florence, Italy the world-famous, 85 year old, family-run gelato shop reigns supreme. But you don't have to take a trip to Italy to get a taste of the cold and creamy treat, because the family's second storefront was opened in none other than Disney Springs.

2018 Brings New Perks For Disney Springs Resort Area Hotel Guests

The new year brought exciting new benefits for guests staying at any of the seven great Disney Springs Resort Area Hotels. Located on Hotel Plaza Boulevard, just across the road from Disney Springs, these partner hotels offer many of the same amenities as the Disney Resorts.

10 Reasons Fall Is My Favorite Time Of Year To Visit Walt Disney World

One of the most frequent questions I get asked when discussing Walt Disney World travel with people, is what time of year is best to travel. While my answer is always dependent on the interests of those inquiring, I also make mention of when I like to travel. Year after year Fall continues to be one of my favorite times of year to visit Walt Disney World, here are ten reasons why.

Cider Flight At The Food & Wine Festival Farm Fresh Marketplace Booth

Each year Disney dedicated foodies make an annual pilgrimage to the Epcot International Food and Wine Festival to taste the culinary pleasures it holds. In addition to the phenomenal display of world flavors, the marketplace booths also serve up casks full of some truly fabulous beverages. Artisan Ciders are rapidly gaining popularity in the United States, and the Farm Fresh Marketplace Booth has a flight to delight your senses.