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Disney News Round-Up: Planet Hollywood Observatory Opening Soon, MagicBand 2 News, and More

Happy Tuesday! We have a bit of news to share today including an update on the opening day for Planet Hollywood Observatory in Disney Springs and some news about the new MagicBand 2. Let's check out today's news.

Ring in the New Year at the Walt Disney World Resort

If you're planning on celebrating New Year's Eve at the Walt Disney World Resort several of the theme parks have special events planned for Saturday night. Guests at the Magic Kingdom can celebrate on Friday and Saturday night.

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: New Disney Vera Bradley Designs, New Popcorn Flavors, and More

Happy Wednesday and welcome to another edition of our Disney news round-up! The Magic Kingdom was recently named the #3 amusement park in the country in Trip Advisor's Travelers' Choice Awards. Disney's Hollywood Studios was #6 on the list, and Disney's Animal Kingdom was #10.

Jedi Training Academy at Disney’s Hollywood Studios Closing for a Refurbishment

The Jedi Training Academy at Disney's Hollywood Studios is reportedly closing on October 4 for a brief refurbishment. The popular attraction is scheduled to reopen later this year with a new name: Jedi Training: Trials of the Temple.

Possible Changes Coming to the Disney Dining Plan

It's been a busy weekend full of possible news and even some rumors when it comes to changes that might be happening with the Disney Dining Plan. We've been hearing quite a few different reports and wanted to make our readers aware of changes that are possible.

Ghirardelli Ice Cream & Chocolate Shop No Longer Selling Products with Peanut Butter

The next time you're craving a peanut butter and chocolate sundae at the Walt Disney World Resort you'll find one less place to indulge. The Ghirardelli Ice Cream & Chocolate Shop at Downtown Disney has stopped using peanut butter as an ingredient in sundaes, chocolates, or as a topping.

It’s Time for the Second Annual March Magic Tournament with Disney Parks

It's mid-March which means it's time for that big college basketball tournament but it's also time for the second annual March Magic Tournament from the Disney Parks. The tournament features 32 teams inspired by favorite Disney Parks attractions that will battle it out for the title of ultimate Disney attraction, with the winner announced on April 6.

Bob Iger Says Plans for ‘Star Wars’ Presence at Disney Theme Parks to be Announced Later this Year

While there's no concrete news about how Disney is going to grow the Star Wars presence in its theme parks around the world, there is a lot of speculation. Disney CEO Bob Iger fueled that speculation last week during a call with Wall Street analysts when he said there is a "fair amount of design and development taking place" to increase Star Wars presence in "multiple locations."

Removal of Sorcerer’s Hat at Disney’s Hollywood Studios Starts this Week

The Sorcerer's Hat at Disney's Hollywood Studios is coming down this week. According to reports, the dismantling of the iconic hat is set to begin on January 7. There is no word on how long the dismantling will take.

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Countdown To Walt Disney World Fun

Surprising your family with a Walt Disney World vacation is nothing new, but now the DisneyStore.com has come up with a brand new way to help create anticipation while you share the news.

Expansion In The Works For Typhoon Lagoon

It looks like Walt Disney World's Typhoon Lagoon is ramping up for a brand new expansion to the 56 acre tropical water park. While Disney hasn't announced a timeline for the expansion, 2.28 acres of land are being prepped on the north side of the existing site.

Top 5 Foods on a Stick at Walt Disney World

In honor of today being National Something On a Stick Day (yes, really) we thought it would be fun to check out our top 5 choices for best food on a stick at the Walt Disney World Resort. Most of our choices are sweet, but there is one savory item that made the list!

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.

Resources for Planning The Perfect Walt Disney World Vacation

Planning a successful Walt Disney World vacation is not exactly for the faint of heart. There are a lot of details that can make or break your dream trip. However with a friendly guide, and the right tools, planning success can achieve fabulous results. We field a lot of questions here at Walt Disney World for Grown-ups and one of the most common is "How do you know all this!" So the team thought that we should open up our virtual office door and share with you a few of our go to resources for planning the perfect Disney dream trip.

Travel Documents for Continental United States Travel

If you are an American, traveling within the United States, then travel documents are fairly easy to get together; but what exactly do you need to make a continental trip to Walt Disney World? For first time travelers it can feel daunting, but we're here to let you know ID requirements are easily met with a little preparation.

Attractions to Relax On: Hollywood Studios Edition

Since we last visited this subject, many things have changed at Disney's Hollywood Studios that have cut the attraction list down - but that doesn't mean that you can't find a spot to sit down and relax a bit while you keep on checking off your "to do" list.

Attractions to Relax On in the Magic Kingdom

In the middle of the day you may not need to head back to your room, but sometimes it's nice to take a little break in your touring schedule. These five great attractions let your party keep on touring while still giving everyone the chance to sit down and rest for a few minutes. Whether you want to get off of your feet or you're looking for a little climate control these classic attractions keep the magic alive and can help you rejuvenate.

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: