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Disney News Round-up: Spring at Disney World, Preview of Festival of the Arts Merchandise, and More

As we head toward the middle of January, things are starting to heat up at the Walt Disney World Resort. This week the first ever Epcot International Festival of the Arts kicks off, and there are more exciting events happening this season around Disney World. Let's check out the latest news.

Disney Holiday News Round-up: New Nighttime Holiday Spectacular at Disney’s Hollywood Studios, New Sorcerer’s of the Magic Kingdom Card, and More

It's time for another Disney news round-up, and today is holiday-themed. The Osborne Family Spectacle of Dancing Lights might be gone, but you'll have a chance to celebrate the holidays at Disney's Hollywood Studios with an all-new spectacular. Read on to find out more holiday news!

Disney News Round-up: Princess Elena Meet-and-Greet, Dinosaur Refurb Extended, and More

Happy Monday and welcome to another Disney new round-up! Today we're talking about a new princess meet-and-greet at the Magic Kingdom, some other character meet-and-greet news, and much more. Let's check it out.

Watch Live Stream of ‘Mickey’s Royal Friendship Faire’ on Disney Parks Blog July 11

Earlier this summer the Magic Kingdom debuted a brand new live stage show, Mickey's Royal Friendship Faire. The show marks the first time that Princess Tiana and Rapunzel were the stars of a stage show at the park. And now you can catch a live stream of the show!

Mickey’s Royal Friendship Faire Starts June 17 at the Magic Kingdom

The newest live stage show at the Magic Kingdom is set to debut on June 17 at Cinderella Castle Forecourt Stage. Mickey's Royal Friendship Faire stars Mickey Mouse, his "troupe of Merry Makers," and friends from other lands.

Santa Claus Has Arrived at Disney Springs

Santa Claus is coming to town! Actually he's already in town at Santa's Chalet in Disney Springs just across from Ghirardelli Ice Cream & Chocolate Shop. Guests can visit Old St. Nick every day between now and December 24.

New 360 Video Experience Takes Guests Into all Walt Disney World Resort Theme Parks

If you're missing the theme parks of the Walt Disney World Resort and you're wishing you could be part of the magic right now, Disney has a solution. They've recently introduced a new video experience that will take guests right to the four theme parks from their mobile device.

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.

Donald's Safari Dinner Starts at Tusker House in Disney’s Animal Kingdom in March 2015

Tusker House in Disney's Animal Kingdom has always been a popular character meal for breakfast and lunch but starting in March 2015 guests will also be able to have dinner with Donald Duck and his friends.

Festival of the Seasons at Downtown Disney Runs Through December 29

The countdown to Christmas is on and guests visiting the Downtown Disney Marketplace at Walt Disney World can get into the holiday spirit at the Festival of the Seasons which runs through December 29.

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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?

Visit With Santa Claus at Disney Springs

Disney Springs has transformed into a magical wonderland for holiday season with each section of town decorated to bring out the spirit of winter. In fact a flurry of holiday fun has come along including a dance party, Christmas tree trail, tree lighting, scavenger hunt, and the exciting "Starbright Holidays" evening drone show.

Discover Mickey’s Royal Friendship Faire Castle Show

Mickey, Minnie, Donald, Daisy and Goofy invite friends from enchanted lands far and wide to celebrate with them at the Royal Friendship Fair. The new show playing on the Cinderella Castle forecourt stage brings to life the more recent Disney stories in a performance featuring an original song, memorable movie music, lively dancing and even a few special effects. 'Mickey's Royal Friendship Faire' invites all those assembled to come together on this day and celebrate friendship.

5 Brilliant Breakfasts At The Walt Disney World Resort Hotels

Are you looking for a fabulous spot to make Advanced Dining Reservations for a hearty breakfast at Walt Disney World? If you're staying on property - you may not have to look any further than at your own hotel. Some of my favorite places to eat are restaurants at the Disney Resorts, and below are five different meal styles that will fill you up, and get you going.

Celebrating Thanksgiving at Chef Mickey’s in Disney’s Contemporary Resort

Celebrating Thanksgiving at the Walt Disney World Resort is a great time to start new family traditions and let someone else do the cooking. On our recent Thanksgiving-week vacation we spent "Turkey Day" visiting two theme parks, lounging by the pool, and we let Chef Mickey and pals handle the big meal.

Mickey, Donald, and Goofy in 'The Turkey Catchers'

A look through our archives brought me to this Thanksgiving favorite!

It's another holiday, and another Disney animated short film. I went hunting for something to help celebrate Thanksgiving and discovered that in 1938 Walt Disney went through a lengthy pre-production on a cute piece entitled 'Pilgrim Mickey' that never got off of the ground and was canceled by the spring of 1939.

Cuddle Up In Disney Kigurumi Halloween Costumes

It may be one of the cutest trends growing at pop culture conventions across the land, Cosplay Pajamas! These warm and snugly onesies are a whimsical combination of comfort and fun. Known as "Kigurumi" the trend has even spread to Disney fans with a range of characters from the Fab Five to The Hundred Acre Woods, to Infinity and Beyond!

Meeting the Characters at Disney’s Animal Kingdom

You can see an array of wild animals at Disney's Animal Kingdom from the wild animals of Africa on Kilimanjaro Safaris to the tigers and giant bats on the Maharajah Jungle Trek. But the Animal Kingdom is also home to a cast of Disney characters including Mickey, Minnie, Baloo, Donald Duck, and more.

Enjoy a Delicious Meal with Character at Tusker House in Disney’s Animal Kingdom

Character meals are a fun way to dine when you're at the Walt Disney World Resort and one of our favorites is the Tusker House at Disney's Animal Kingdom. This character meal buffet is often thought of as "off the radar" for some folks, but with its delicious food and incredible themeing, this spot rivals any of the more "popular" character meals in our book.

Looking Back: The Art of Skiing, A Goofy Short

With much of the country covered in snow, I thought it might be the perfect time to sit back and watch a little instructional video by our favorite Goof.