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Highlights From The EPCOT International Festival Of The Holidays Arrive In 2020

A reimagined holiday celebration will take place at Walt Disney World with select highlights from the EPCOT International Festival of the Holidays running between November 27th and December 30th, 2020. Seasonal shows, activities, treats, and merchandise will be sure to delight the senses.

Some November Walt Disney World Park Hours Updates

If there is one thing we can count on at Disney right now, it's that everything is subject to change. Back in September operating hours at all four Disney World parks were reduced. It's not surprising with kids going back to school ini some form or another, September is typically a slower month. That being said, when the November calendar was revealed, it first appeared that these shortened hours would continue.

Disney Springs Closes Early Due To Curfew And A Message From Disney Leaders

Civil unrest occurring across the nation has prompted action from Disney as Orlando and Orange County institute a curfew following nights of rioting over the death of George Floyd. Disney Springs will be closing early until further notice to allow guests and cast members the ability to make it home in time. Disney Company leadership CEO Bob Chapek, Chairman of Disney Bob Iger, and Senior Vice President, Chief Diversity Officer of The Walt Disney Company Latondra Newton also released a joint statement to Cast Members regarding this time of civil unrest.

BREAKING NEWS Walt Disney World Extends Closures

This evening, after the stock market closed, the @DisneyParksNews twitter account released a statement that the Walt Disney World and Disneyland closures would be extended until further notice and Disney cast members (not including operating partners) would be paid through April 18, 2020.

Details Revealed For Reflections - A Disney Lakeside Lodge

Amongst the plethora of news that came out of Disney's D23 Expo last weekend Bob Chapek, Chairman of Parks, Experiences and Products for the Walt Disney Company gave guests an all too brief look at the next Deluxe Resort and Disney Vacation Club property to be built at Walt Disney World - Reflections - A Disney Lakeside Lodge.

An Exciting New Stories For The Disney Cruise Line

Bob Chapek took the stage at D23 Expo to share his thoughts about the exciting projects coming to the Disney Cruise Line. He told the massive audience gathered before the D23 stage and shared his belief that every Disney moment a guest has should bring their favorite stories to life in thrilling ways. The Disney Cruise Line is reaching for that vision with new ships, and a brand new port destination that is pure magic.

Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance at Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge Opening Date

Details are trickling out about the highly anticipated Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance coming to Disney's Hollywood Studios as part of the Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge expansion. Read on to discover why this new attraction is seriously ambitious, and worth every moment of anticipation as it readies to open on December 5th, 2019.

Mickey & Minnie's Runaway Railway Opening in 2020

At Disney's Hollywood Studios, Disney Imagineers are getting ready to open Mickey & Minnie's Runaway Railway in 2020! You'll be invited to the Chinese Theatre where Mickey and Minnie will be hosting the premier of their newest film "Perfect Picnic." The theater serves as the magic portal through which guests will step from the human world directly into the cartoon world for one Goofy adventure aboard Mickey & Minnie's Runaway Railway.

Cherry Tree Lane Coming To Epcot's United Kingdom Pavilion

Visitors to Epcot's United Kingdom pavilion will can look forward to expanded adventures, as construction on a whole new neighborhood will bring guests to Cherry Tree Lane. None other than Disney Legend Dick Van Dyke announced the expansion coming to World Showcase at the 2019 D23 Expo and fan gathering. The UK pavilion will be home to Disney's first ever attraction inspired by Mary Poppins.

Disney’s Animal Kingdom Celebrates The 2019 Winter Holidays In Every Land

Winter fun will spread across every part of Disney's Animal Kingdom in 2019 as the Park introduces "festive new entertainment and holiday decor in every land" for the first time ever. Starting with specialty Christmas tree covered in traditional decor and hidden animals that towers over the park entrance. Guests will be able to experience all new seasonal magic beginning November 8, 2019.

When it comes to Disney World, trip planning is huge undertaking. In fact, many a first visit to Disney World is marred by a lack of planning. While it might be tempting to think that it's "just a theme park," and that you can show up and have a blast by winging it, the size and complexity of the resort is daunting even for experts. These articles will help you make the most of your Disney trip, and might even introduce you to some activities and attractions you haven't heard about!

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Top 5 In-Room Baths At Walt Disney World

Do you dream of coming back from a long day at the Disney Parks and slipping into a luxurious bath? Soothing those sore muscles or just indulging in a bit of pampering is one of my favorite things to do on my Walt Disney World Vacations. I'll admit to choosing my Resort Hotel Room by the glamor of it's bathroom more than once. If your idea of relaxing is a long soak in the tub, I'm sharing the best in-room tubs at Walt Disney World.

Take A Virtual Ride On Mickey & Minnie’s Runaway Railway

Shortly before the world shut down in Spring of 2020, Disney's Hollywood Studios opened a fun new attraction. This wild adventure was the first ride-thru attraction to be created for our main mouse. Mickey & Minnie's Runaway Railway offers guests the chance to embark on an adventure "through a world where the rules of physics don't apply."

Health Forward Hacks for Disney Travel During The Pandemic

It's a whole new world out our doors today, but that doesn't mean we can't still enjoy our lives. Walt Disney World is open, and for guests who choose to venture to the Disney Parks there are a few new things that they should keep in mind. From taking personal responsibility to making the most of Disney's advanced technology it is more important than ever to take some time to think about the way you're going to prepare for your vacation. Read on and discover some of the most health forward hacks you can use for Disney travel during the pandemic.

Disney Resort Guests No Longer Receive Free Magic Bands In 2021

Introduced in 2013 MagicBands have become integral to the Disney Park experience. These wearable devices combine the capability and function for a guest's park ticket and hotel room key, they also provide wearers a tool to consolidate dining plans and reservations as well as operate as a contactless payment method. It took some time for regular Disney guests to get used to the new technology, and now it looks like Disney is changing things up again.

Disney's Polynesian Village Resort Rooms To Get A Moana Makeover

Disney's Polynesian Village Resort is one of the three original resort hotels at Walt Disney World. There have been struggles for this grand old lady as she has tried to grow old gracefully despite needing some serious construction updates over the past decade. That's why we weren't too surprised to hear that Disney's taking advantage of the COVID-19 closures to give the very popular Polynesian Village a little more TLC.

Fall Fun Arrive at Walt Disney World Beginning September 15th, 2020

Fall in love again with Walt Disney World's Magic Kingdom as pumpkins pop on Main Street U.S.A. from September 15th through October 31st, 2020. Stroll right down the middle of the street and admire the fall decor while indulging in the many seasonal offerings.

Resort Evenings Are In For Fall 2020 Disney Trips

With reduced Fall Park Hours families may need to find something new to do after dark on their next Walt Disney World Vacation. After playing all day through the Disney Parks some quieter nights may be in store. I've pulled together a list of some of my favorite relaxing ways to spend a Disney evening.

Tee Off Safely At Walt Disney World Golf Courses

Disney has some beautiful championship golf courses on property where guests can tee off. Operated by Arnold Palmer Golf Management, Disney Golf recently launched its new Park & Play Program, which responsibly speeds up the check-in process before you even start your round.

Look Who's Offering Cupcake Delivery At Walt Disney World

Walt Disney World has been on the cupcake craze band wagon for more years than I can count, and frankly I'm thrilled! As a dedicated fan of mini cakes frosted to perfection I am always looking for big new flavors that pack in all the bang in just a few bites. Now my favorite place to pick up these sweet treats is offering delivery... that's right. Sprinkles now has cupcake delivery.

Disney Parks Hours Adjusted For Fall Schedule

If there is one thing we can all be sure of right now, it's that change is inevitable. As low summer crowds continue in the Disney Parks Walt Disney World has released adjusted Park Hours for the fall season and early closures may cause interruptions to your evening plans.