15 Things To Do The Week Before You Leave For Walt Disney World

15 Things To Do The Week Before You Leave For Walt Disney World

An action list of 15 important pre-vacation tasks.

Deck Your Disney Hotel Room With Holiday Decor From Disney Floral & Gifts

Deck Your Disney Hotel Room With Holiday Decor From Disney Floral & Gifts

Festive deliveries from the Enchanted Florist.

The Nutcracker And The Four Realms Gift Guide

The Nutcracker And The Four Realms Gift Guide

Bring the adventure home.

Disney's Coronado Springs Resort Tower To Open Summer 2019

Disney's Coronado Springs Resort Tower To Open Summer 2019

New things are coming to this popular resort hotel.

Tips For Getting A Great Night’s Sleep On Vacation

Tips For Getting A Great Night’s Sleep On Vacation

How to pack in the fun without wearing yourself out.

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Cast Member Working on Animal Kingdom Ride Dies

A 52-year-old Disney cast member working on the Animal Kingdom's Primeval Whirl ride died on Monday. Russell Sherry Roscoe of Webster, Florida, sustained head injuries when he was struck by one of the ride's moving vehichles and later died at an area hospital.

Walt Disney World President Meg Crofton said in a statement released Monday:

"Our Walt Disney World community has experienced a tragic loss. We extend our heartfelt condolences to Russ Roscoe's family and we are working to assist them during this difficult time; our thoughts and our prayers are with them.

Best spots at Walt Disney World for St. Patrick's Day

If you're lucky enough to be at Disney World today celebrating Spring Break, then you truly got the luck 'o the Irish for St. Patrick's Day! If you want an authentic Irish experience for St. Patrick's Day, we've got the best spots to head to!

Swan and Dolphin Resort Lucky Charm Offer on St. Patrick's Day

You don't have to be Irish to get in on this St. Patrick's deal. Guests calling in a reservation to the Disney Swan and Dolphin Resort on March 17 can receive a "lucky charm" that could translate into upgrades and prizes. Simply place your call between the hours of 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. on St. Patrick's Day, mention the word "Lucky" to the agent, and receive a charm. There are a bounty of prizes and upgrades available that include:

  • Grand Prize: Two nights free room accommodations (incl. taxes and resort service fee)
  • $100 food & beverage credit

New Breakfast Buffet Option at the Contemporary

Looking for a great breakfast in a quieter Disney setting? Check out The Wave...of American Flavors at Disney's Contemporary Resort.

While there is an a la cart menu, the breakfast buffet might be the way to go. A bit out of the way near the kitchen, dishes are presented in smaller pans and are replenished often for consistent fresh and hot fare. While there are a few old favorites on the buffet (Mickey waffles, anyone?), there is a nice selection of newer flavors, including sweet potato pancakes and a coffee cake version of the Sticky Mickey.

Best Disney World Guidebooks

Here's our list of some of the best and most well-reviewed Disney World guide books on the market. Which guide books have you read and enjoyed?

Over 70 Topiaries On Display at Epcot

The International Flower and Garden Festival remains in full swing at Epcot. Another festival-related update: last week, the final topiaries, featuring beloved characters from the Oscar-nominated film "Toy Story 3," were put into place. The final number of topiaries for this year's festival? Over 70!

Lotso, the villainous bear from "Toy Story 3," has joined Buzz Lightyear and Woody near the front flower beds. Make sure to get a whiff of Lotso - he's strawberry scented.

Near Epcot's World Showcase entrance, Lightening McQueen and Mater topiaries have been added.

5 most underrated attractions at Hollywood Studios

There are a lot of "nook and cranny" attractions and shows at Hollywood Studios that you should check out, even if they're not very updated, crowded, or don't seem they're worth the time at first glance.

Disney Exec: Rising Gas Prices Won't Derail Economic Recovery

Filling up at the pumps certainly costs more these days and might even leave some consumers with a serious case of sticker shock. This past week, a top Disney executive said he doesn't expect the price of gas to adversely affect the number of theme park visitors.

A quote about rising gas prices from Chief Financial Officer for Disney, Joe Rasulo, from a conference earlier this week: "Historically, we have not seen that, in and of itself " separate from a downturn it might cause. In and of itself, oil prices have not dampened visitation or interest in visitation to our theme parks."

Disney Posts Update in Earthquake's Aftermath

As most are aware, an 8.9-magnitude earthquake occurred near Japan's coast on Friday. The Disney Parks Blog gave an update yesterday regarding Tokyo Disney Resort, the Disney Wonder and the under-construction Hawaiian resort of Aulani in the wake of the event.

New Annie Leibovitz Disney Dream Portraits

It's been nearly two years since there were fresh pictures for the Disney Dream Portraits series, but that wait is over as Disney Parks recently unveiled three new Annie Leibovitz portraits.
The nearly four-year-old series features well-known celebrities captured as well-loved Disney characters. This latest round of portraits includes some villains- a first for the series.