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Highway in the Sky Dine-Around Starts Today at Walt Disney World

A new progressive dinner starts today at the Walt Disney World Resort. The Highway in the Sky Dine-Around gives guests a chance to dine at three resort hotels: Disney's Contemporary Resort, Disney's Polynesian Village, and Disney's Grand Floridian.

Disney News Round-up: New Theme Park Ticket Option, Celebrate Mickey’s Birthday, and More

Happy Thursday and welcome to another Disney news round-up! Mickey Mouse is celebrating his birthday tomorrow and everyone can celebrate at the Walt Disney World Resort. Let's check out the rest of today's news.

Disney News Round-up: Disney Restaurant News, Disney Cruise Line Named Best Cruise Line, and More

Happy Friday! Welcome to our end-of-the-week Disney news round-up. Today we're talking about some Disney resort restaurant news, the Television Hall of Fame at Disney's Hollywood Studios, more accolades for Disney Cruise Line, and much more.

Walt Disney World News Round-up: Holiday Dessert Party Reservations, Soarin’ Around the World, and More!

Happy weekend and welcome to our Saturday news round-up! We have a lot of news to report including an new holiday-season dessert party and the launch of the all-new Soarin' Around the World at Epcot. Let's check out what's been going on!

Monorail Service Changes Expected Throughout Month of February

If you have plans to visit the Walt Disney World Resort in February or early March we have news regarding changes in the Monorail service schedule. The changes are due to ongoing infrastructure updates on the Monorail system that will likely be continuing throughout this year as Disney works to update the system.

Details Announced for Disney’s Polynesian Villas and Bungalows

Disney recently released the artist rendering for the new Disney Vacation Club Bungalows at Disney's Polynesian Village Resort. The 20 bungalows are the first of their kind on Disney property and each bungalow sleeps up to eight guests.

Disney Parks and Resorts Inspire New Line of Coffee from Joffrey’s

Even if you can't wake up at your favorite Disney theme park or hotel every morning you can enjoy a cup of coffee inspired by those locations thanks to Joffrey's.

The Tampa, Florida based specialty roasting company recently introduced the Disney Parks and Resorts Specialty Coffee Collection featuring nine blends inspired by the theme parks and hotels.

Joffrey's head roastmaster collaborated with top Disney chefs to create the specialty blends.

Third Annual Easter Egg Display Planned for Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa

Disney fans are familiar with the annual gingerbread house display that graces the lobby of the Grand Floridian Resort & Spa each holiday season, but did you know there's also an edible Easter egg display each spring?

This April marks the third year that the Grand Floridian Easter egg display has been showcased, and it all begins April 4.

The edible Easter eggs are created by master pastry Chef Erich Herbitschek and the pastry team at the Grand Floridian.

The Villas at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa Go on Sale This Week

Earlier this week, Disney Vacation Club's Senior Vice President and General Manager, Ken Potrock shared some exciting news on the DVC Facebook page. This Thursday, May 23, the 12th DVC Resort, The Villas at Disney's Grand Floridian Resort & Spa, go on sale exclusively to DVC members.

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Top 5 Things to Love about Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort

Several years ago I was lucky enough to spend a few days at Disney's Polynesian Village Resort (when it was still known and just the Polynesian) and I instantly fell in love. We're talking LOVE at first sight. In the years since that first stay I've returned several times for dining or drinks, and I'm still enamored by this resort.

When Size Matters: Tips For Choosing A Disney Resort Hotel Room

Square footage isn't something everyone has to worry about when picking a hotel room, but when you're spending a week living in one room with folks, it probably should be. I often hear "we won't be in our room very much" as a justification for staying at the Value Resorts. If you are traveling as adults alone, or have a single small child, this can work really well. However - as your kids grow, or if you are sharing a room with friends or family, nerves can fray when you don't have enough space.

The New Gasparilla Island Grill Still Stuns With Sweet Cupcakes

The Gasparilla Island Grill at Disney's Grand Floridian Resort & Spa has reopened after after a bit of refurbishment, and guests can delight in a brand new menu with artisanal ingredients and elevated flavors. A whole team of culinary stars collaborated on the relaunch, including James Beard nominee and Grand Floridian Executive Chef, Scott Hunnel, Grand Floridian Executive Pastry Chef, Erich Herbitschek and Chef Noah Estabrook.

Three Places Perfect For A Princess At Walt Disney World

It's no big secret that Walt Disney World is the best place to go if you want to show a little princess love. Whether you're looking to be treated like a princess, or you're hoping to meet a princess, the Disney Parks have no shortage of royal experiences. Checkout just a couple of the great places you can get your princess-fix on your next Disney vacation.

Three Sweet & Bubbly Drinks To Toast In The New Year at Walt Disney World

I'm a bubbly girl year round, but there's nothing quite like celebrating a new year that brings people to pop the cork on a bottle of sparkling wine. If you're celebrating New Year's Eve and Day at Walt Disney World, but you're not a fan of a straight brut champagne, here's where you can find a few of my favorite sweet bubbly beverages to help you toast in 2017!

Fabulous Holiday Decorations Deck the Halls at the Walt Disney World Resort

The holiday season at the Walt Disney World Resort might be the most magical time of the year. While the resort hotels are always lovely, when the holiday decorations are up, it takes the wonder and magic of Disney to a whole new level. You can't help but oooh and ahh when you see all the decorations.

Finding Fun Holiday Merchandise at the Walt Disney World Resort

Shopping during the holiday season goes two ways: you either love it or loathe it. Maybe you're a Black Friday warrior and you're up at the crack of dawn to find the best deals. Or maybe you're all about getting the best online deals. Me? I'd rather shop at Walt Disney World during the holiday season because there's so much fun stuff!

The Best of Walt Disney World Resorts

Since 1971 the Walt Disney World Resort has not only been a vacation paradise because of its Theme Park, but because of the wide variety of recreation opportunities hosted at themed resort hotels. Staying on property is a must for many faithful Disney fans not only because of the special perks that come with a Disney Resort stay, but because they know where to find the best. Take a look at our top picks for the best of Walt Disney World Resorts.