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Changing and Cancelling Your Walt Disney World Reservations

We all look forward to our Walt Disney World Vacations once they're booked. However sometimes things don't go quite right and life rears it's ugly head, making for a trip that needs to be canceled or postponed. It's the worst-case scenario, but if you know what you need to do in advance it doesn't need to be difficult or fraught with drama. There have been some changes and updates since we first published this piece, so our regular guest blogger Holly L.

Planning a Disney Trip with a Non-Disney Fan

If you are anything like me you live for planning your next Disney Vacation, you can see the park maps in your head. You know where you want to eat, and what your plan of attack will be. Any Disney fan would jump at the chance for the trip you're planning, but what if you won't be traveling with a Disney fan? Planning a trip to Walt Disney World with someone who doesn't understand can be a little trickier.

Here are some things to keep in mind:

Explore the World of Beer at the 2013 Epcot International Food & Wine Festival

Though it is called the Epcot International Food & Wine Festival - this annual event at Epcot is also an exciting spot to explore a whole new world of beer! Regular reader Erik H. wrote to us to say that as a new beer drinker the Festival has really opened up his horizons when it comes to beer. He's headed back down in October and wanted to know where to start his next exploration into the world of beer.

How to Create a Trip Planning Spreadsheet

For many seasoned Disney travelers, an important part of trip planning for Walt Disney World includes "The Spreadsheet". Many of you have seen some of my past creations, and know this is one of my many Disney obsessions. The benefit of a spreadsheet is having everything I need or use - confirmation numbers, key dates, ADRs, park hours and Extra Magic Hours - all on one handy page. It helps me figure out which parks we want to hit on which days, which helps me with food planning. And we know how important that is!

Walt Disney World 2013 Park Maps

Walt Disney World has updated the Park Guide Maps for 2013! The changes offer a new modern design, with the notable lack of a Kodak logo after the end of their long time partnership. The new guide maps reflect the recent physical changes to the parks, such as the New Fantasyland, as well as technological inclusions to help guests move forward and stay informed during the MyMagic+ roll out.

The DFB Guide to Walt Disney World Dining 2013

With the new year comes new adventures and when "Food is a Theme Park" you need a tour guide as talented and knowledgeable as AJ Wolfe of the The Disney Food Blog. For the third year in a row her eBook "The DFB Guide to Walt Disney World Dining 2013" takes its place as the definitive source for all of your Walt Disney World Dining needs.

HGTV Stars Share Their Secrets at Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival

HGTV and DIY Network Stars share their secrets with Disney Guests during the 20th Annual Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival running from March 6 " May 19, 2013 at the Epcot theme park. Taking place at the Festival Center, "The Designers' Stage Presented by HGTV" will host a different celebrity speaker each Friday, Saturday and Sunday of the Festival.

5 Fun Tips for Grown Ups at Walt Disney World

So you're thinking of heading off to Walt Disney World for some grown up time? Why not! Disney is a wonderful place to explore no matter what your age. Here are 5 fun tips from our experts to make the most out of your grown-up vacation.

DFB Guide to the Walt Disney World Holidays 2012

The Disney Food Blog has done it again with a fabulous new eBook "DFB Guide to the Walt Disney World Holidays 2012!" AJ Wolfe takes you by the hand and shows you the ins and outs of holiday shopping, dining and special events at Walt Disney World with 230 pages full of fantastic information, carefully selected to help you make the most of your winter holiday trip.

Why More and More Women Are Signing Up to runDisney

Women-only running events (95% or greater female) are on the rise, with over 200 events in 2011. Women of all ages, all shapes and sizes, and all athletic abilities are coming together to take on the challenge of conquering a long distance run. There is a sense of camaraderie and a lack of inhibition at these events that have women flocking to run.