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Marketplaces at This Year’s Epcot International Food and Wine Festival Are Bigger and Better

When visiting the Epcot International Food and Wine Festival this year, you might notice something different about the locations when you're buying those tasty treats.

Gone are the generic booths from years past. The new locations - called marketplaces, not kiosks - are mini kitchen outlets where chefs can create culinary magic every day. David Buckley, the art director for the festival, is behind much of the redesign.

Disneyland's Family Fun Weekends

Disneyland hopes to shake their guests' winter blues with some added magic. Starting this weekend and running until March 6, the California park will play host to Family Fun Weekends. Special food, dancing, music and other themed events are just a few of the things Disneyland has planned for its guests.

Each weekend will feature a theme for its festivities. Fiesta Disneyland, which celebrates Hispanic culture, kicks off the weekend series this weekend. Upcoming dates and themes are:

- January 21 - 23: Disney's Kickin' Country Weekend
- January 28 - 30: Character Fan Days

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Live A Pirates Life at Walt Disney World Resort

If your family is a pirate loving crew then the Walt Disney World Resort may be just the place for a summer break. With multiple attractions spread across the property you can be living an imaginative pirate's life whether your favorite is Captain Jack or Captain Hook. We've scoured the land and come up with tips to guide you to the treasures.

Disney’s Boardwalk Inn Resort offers a Taste of Americana

Disney Imagineers are known for their attention to detail, and the theming throughout the Walt Disney World Resort Hotels is no exception. Every nook, every cranny of a resort is meticulously put together in order to transport you to another time and place. You thought your were going on vacation to Florida in 2012?

Disney Resorts for a Romantic Getaway

People ask me all the time where is the best place to stay on their Walt Disney World vacation. My answer always starts with suggesting that they stay on property, but choosing "the best" resort is a highly personal matter. Disney has a resort to cover just about any size and type of family with a range of budget options, and a broad spectrum of amenities.

Fantasyland's Be Our Guest Restaurant to Serve Alcohol with Dinner

Yesterday Disney Parks announced some of the biggest news in dining in their 40 year history. It's a groundbreaking decision to maintain the theme of a restaurant, and serve beer and wine at dinner in the Magic Kingdom. That's right.

The Disney Cruise Line Enrichment Series

If you're at all like me, you've wondered how would you spend sea days on a week long Disney Cruise. Well I assure you that in true Disney style the cast members strive to keep you entertained as well as offer something to learn. The spectacular enrichment series of engaging and sophisticated classes and seminars give adults a look behind the scenes and share some of the secrets of the Disney Cruise Line's magic.

Mardi Gras Mini-Parade at Disney's Port Orleans Resort

If you're visiting Walt Disney World during Mardi Gras, then Port Orleans French Quarter is the place to stay!

Disney's Princess 1/2 Marathon Weekend

RunDisney events are becoming increasingly popular not only with established athletes, but they are reaching out to a whole new population of Disney lovers and are inspiring them to get fit. The next big event coming up on the runDisney schedule will bring together women from around the world for Disney's Princess Half Marathon Weekend on Feb. 24-26, 2012. Does you Fairy Godmother Carry a Stopwatch?

Maharaja Jungle Trek and Pangani Forest Trail

Animal Kingdom is a park where one can really stop and savor the atmosphere and the beautiful animals. Two places that are great for taking it slow are the Maharajah Jungle Trek and the Pangani Forest Exploration Trail.

Boardwalk Inn Carousel

Disney's Boardwalk Inn has plenty of "rare finds," including a beautiful scale model carousel located front and center in the entryway of the resort.

Why Disney Movies Work

What made the recent film, Tangled, work so well is what makes Disney movies in general work so well. Today, Jason and Caitie compare their thoughts on what top five film components make Disney features stand out from the crowd.

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