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Expansions Ahead for Two of Walt Disney World's Most Popular Attractions

Yesterday the Disney Parks Blog confirmed rumors that have been swirling for months, and announced updates and expansions for two of the most popular attractions in the Disney Parks!

Several Disney Parks Receive Industry Awards

Several Disney parks around the world were recognized for attractions and guest entertainment options.

The Themed Entertainment Association (TEA) recently announced the annual Thea Award winners and it's a small world at Disneyland was the recipient of the Thea Classic award. This award honors theme park attractions that have endured for 20 year or more.

Kermit the Frog and Miss Piggy Topiaries to Debut at the 21st Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival

It isn't easy being green, but Kermit is going to give it a try at the Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival next year when he debuts as a topiary alongside his long-time love Miss Piggy. The dynamic duo will appear in the World Showcase topiary display.

The 21st annual Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival takes place from March 5 until May 18, and will feature nearly 100 topiaries.

Epcot's Sum Of All Thrills Celebrates 4 Years With A New Pin

Tucked inside Epcot's Innoventions, you will find one of the most fabulous rides that people tend to walk right by. It's the thrilling and interactive 'Sum of all Thrills' presented by Raytheon and it's definitely worth a stop during your next Walt Disney World vacation.

Disney Infinity Showing Strong Early Sales

Disney Infinity was released a little more than a month ago and is on its way to becoming a hit.

Close to 294,000 starter kits were sold in the month of August, according to stats released by a market research firm.

In Disney Infinity, players can mix and match their favorite Disney characters and those characters come to life and play together in a virtual "toy box." Players can build and customize their own virtual worlds using characters, settings, vehicles, and more.

Disney Closes LucasArts

Disney has announced that they will be shuttering LucasArts, the development and publishing arm for interactive entertainment software. The move is a strategic shift "from an internal development to a licensing model" that will hopefully bring in successful new development partners. Sadly, with this closure there have been lay offs for approximately 150 LucasArts employees.

Two New Interactive Games Launching This Spring at Walt Disney World

Get ready for a swashbuckling good time at the Magic Kingdom, because according to the Disney Parks Blog Pirates are taking over Adventureland this spring with a new interactive entertainment adventure.

Imagineers Reveal Backstory of Big Thunder Mountain Railroad's Founder and President

The Walt Disney Imagineers are hard at work on a new project in Walt Disney World - updating Big Thunder Mountain Railroad's queue area.

The Magic Kingdom attraction is receiving a new, interactive queue, which will include the backstory of the gentleman pictured to the right, one Barnabas T. Bullion, the Founder and President of Big Thunder Mountain Railroad. His story is as follows:

Big Thunder Mountain Railroad Queue To Go Interactive

There seems to be a trend going on at Walt Disney World involving interactive queues for attractions. It's recently been announced Frontierland staple Big Thunder Mountain Railroad will be the next ride at WDW to jump aboard the interactive queue wagon.

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The 10 Top Things To Do At Walt Disney World According To My 21 Year Old

I will admit right now, I got a little help with this article from my son, who has been dragged by his Mother on Disney vacations his entire life. As he's mentioned recently, I'm old, so I enlisted his expertise (read - guilted him into helping) on sharing what he thinks is the best of Walt Disney World for young "hip" adults. I don't know, for me being so old, the list doesn't seem all that much different than what I like to do. So - here we go - take it away Kirk!

Music Garden Melodies Playground at the Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival

This year at the Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival families will have a fun place to play in the garden that's not only a beautifully landscaped playground, but incorporates the world of sound. Sound elements are popular additions to modern gardens, and of course Disney takes the concept to a whole new level with their Music Garden Melodies.

Frightfully Fun Facts about Walt Disney World’s Haunted Mansion

Ghosts and ghouls gleefully cavort throughout the day and night in Walt Disney World's famous Haunted Mansion, while the Guests queue up over and over again to hop aboard a doom-buggy and join the fun. Since the Magic Kingdom's opening day in 1971 this pillar of Liberty Square has sparked imaginations and beckoned to the darker side in all of us.

Channel Your Inner Animator at The Magic of Disney Animation in Disney’s Hollywood Studios

If you have ever dreamed about working as a Disney animator there's an attraction at Disney's Hollywood Studios that should be added to your "must" list.

We're talking of course about The Magic of Disney's Animation. The attraction is located in the Animation Courtyard in a building that once housed Walt Disney Feature Animation Florida.

A Quick Guide To Walt Disney World's MyMagic+

The Walt Disney Company has a long history of innovation, and after many years of speculation on the next generation of projects they have rolled out a collection of groundbreaking tools to make it easier than ever for guests to create a personal and customized experience. MyMagic+ is a new way for all Walt Disney World guests to experience more of the magic by connecting nearly all aspects of the Walt Disney World vacation experience, and beginning right at home.

5 Reasons To Love Port Orleans Riverside

Disney fans frequently rave about the ambiance and romance of Walt Disney World's Port Orleans French Quarter resort, but just down the river at its sister resort, Disney's Port Orleans Riverside has all the charm and elegance of the antebellum South. From the white columned mansions of Magnolia Bend to the charming shacks of Alligator Bayou guests feel the warm embrace of Southern hospitality.

Store Your Travel Data On The MouseTrips iPhone App

Smartphones are everywhere these days, and over the past year Disney has come out with an interactive app and website called MyDisneyExperience to help guests manage their Disney vacation information in one place. However, though it's the best spot to go to when making advanced dining reservations or scheduling a FastPass, there is a lot of vacation information people need to keep at hand that just doesn't have a spot to go in using the officical Disney app.

Explore Four Unique Greenhouse Environments On Epcot’s Behind The Seeds Tour

The International Flower and Garden Festival showcases the talents of the Disney's florists, landscapers and horticulturists every spring, but did you know that guests can get a peek behind the scenes at The Land's four unique greenhouse environments all throughout the year? This special one-hour walking tour is called "Behind the Seeds" and it's made to spark the imagination of anyone with an interest in gardening or natural sciences.

Go Undercover as a Secret Agent in ‘Disney Phineas and Ferb: Agent P’s World Showcase Adventure’

If your kids (or you) have ever wanted to be a secret agent - specifically a secret agent like Perry the Platypus from Disney's Phineas and Ferb - then we have the perfect Epcot attraction where the kids can show off their skills.