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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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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.

Have A Romantic Date Night At Disney Springs

Walt Disney World can be a wonderful place for families, it can also be an amazing spot for a romantic getaway with the one you love. Whether you're hiring a sitter at the resort for the night, or making an adults only trip, the reimagined shopping, dining, and entertainment complex Disney Springs has a bounty of date night delights waiting just for you.

Exciting New Additions Coming To Walt Disney World

There was a ton of exciting news that came out of the D23 Expo as Bob Chapeck hosted the Disney Parks & Resorts Panel today. While the press releases haven't yet hit the streets, I'm going to give you a quick recap of the news, before digging into the details in coming days. Just like our speculation post, we'll break it down by Park Let's Go!

What to do When it Rains on Your Disney World Vacation

You know the old saying "A rainy day at Disney World is better than a rainy day at home?" Well, it's true! If it's going to rain and I'm at Disney World it is certainly going to be a better day than if it rains and I'm stuck at home. But, you might wonder, what should/can we do when it rains on our vacation? The answer " anything you want!

Afternoon Adventures At Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort

When the heat is high and the Parks are crowded, don't forget that Walt Disney World offers a wide variety of fun outdoor activities for guests to enjoy. At Disney's Fort Wilderness Resort guests can slow down and get away from the hustle and bustle with some good old fashioned fun.

Chef Art Smith's Homecomin' Florida Kitchen Review Part 1

Eat all the things! Alright - maybe we didn't eat ALL of the things, but as soon as we walked in the door at Chef Art Smith's Homecomin' Florida Kitchen And Shine Bar our goal was to eat as much as we possibly could. I'd say we put a pretty big dent in the menu, and I've got photos for you of every wonderful thing. I'll say it right here at the start, this celebrity chef restaurant in Disney Springs is my new Walt Disney World favorite.

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.

Bonsai at the Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival

The garden setting of Epcot's Japan Pavilion is a spectacular showpiece of the park no matter what time of year you visit. However during the Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival the horticulturists reach out to expert Bonsai artists to bring their most spectacular trees for display in the pavilion.

Guest Review: Braves Spring Training At ESPN Wide World Of Sports

I gotta admit: sports confuse me. I've tried since I was little to learn the rules of football, baseball, tennis...nothing seems to stick. So when my friend invited me to see an Atlanta Braves Spring Training Game at Disney, I was a little nervous.

I love my friend, but would I love this game? I love Disney, so would seeing it at the ESPN Wide World of Sports make it better? What if I ask too many questions in the stands and she gets annoyed? But most importantly: does this place sell Dole Whips?