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Several Disney Parks Receive Industry Awards

Several Disney parks around the world were recognized for attractions and guest entertainment options.

The Themed Entertainment Association (TEA) recently announced the annual Thea Award winners and it's a small world at Disneyland was the recipient of the Thea Classic award. This award honors theme park attractions that have endured for 20 year or more.

Disney Parks Buses to Feature Disney Infinity 2.0 Wraps

As part of the on-going celebration for the release of Disney Infinity 2.0, five Walt Disney World Resort buses will feature specially designed wraps.

The wraps were designed by the same Walt Disney Imagineering team that designed the Monorail wraps (remember the TRON: Legacy Monorail?).

Holiday Shopping Deals at the Disney Parks Online Store

If you have a holiday shopping list full of Disney fans, there's no need to fight the Black Friday crowds this year. Thanks to some great holiday deals at the Disney Parks Online Store you can sleep in on Friday and shop from the warmth and comfort of home.

Disney Parks Christmas Parade Taping Scheduled for the Magic Kingdom December 6-9

The Disney Parks Christmas Parade is scheduled to tape at the Magic Kingdom on December 6-9 this year. Taping for the Disneyland portion of the ABC Television program was recently taped in Anaheim.

Jingle Cruise and ‘The Little Mermaid’ T-shirts Available at Disney Parks Online Store this Month

Just in time for some holiday shopping, the Disney Parks online store is featuring two special T-shirts this month.

The first tee was inspired by the Jingle Cruise, which is in its second year at the Magic Kingdom. The holiday themed version of the Jungle Cruise was first introduced in Adventureland at Disneyland.

Stars of ‘Big Hero 6’ Ready to Meet Guests at Disney’s Hollywood Studios and Disneyland

Disney's newest animated film, Big Hero 6, is open in theaters and the film's stars are ready for their close-up at the Disney Parks.

Minnie Mouse and Her Spirit Team Cheer On their Disney Side at ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex

Minnie Mouse and her spirit team made a visit to the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex to inspire cheer and dance squads around the country to show their Disney Side in the nationwide Cheer Your Disney Side campaign.

Made With Magic Items to Join Glow With the Show Ears this Fall at Disney Parks

Disney recently announced a new line of merchandise that will interact with nighttime shows just like the Glow With the Show ear hats.

The Made With Magic items include the original Glow With the Show ear hats in addition to a Minnie Mouse-inspired headband, a Mickey Mouse Glove, and a Sorcerer Mickey magic wand.

All the items will light up in sequence with the nighttime shows and fireworks including Fantasmic! and Wishes.

Walt Disney World Offering Guests a Virtual Video Tour of Hotels

Disney has added a new vacation planning tool to the Walt Disney World Resort website.

Guests can now view virtual video tours of select Walt Disney World Resort hotels on the Disney Parks website. The videos can be found on the page for the hotels, embedded in the photo slideshow.

The virtual videos give guests an aerial view of the hotel while the narrator lists the amenities available at the hotels including spas, transportation, dining, and more. The videos can be viewed at the Walt Disney World Resort website.

Hoop Dee Doo Musical Revue Celebrated 40th Anniversary this Month

The Hoop Dee Doo Musical Revue is one of the longest-running dinner shows in America, and it recently celebrated its 40th anniversary.

The show got its start in the summer of 1974 as part of the Disney World Fine Arts College Workshop program. After a summer of performances Walt Disney World decided to hire a permanent cast and the show opened on September 5, 1974.

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Deck Your Halls All Year Long With Disney Art & Collectibles

One sure fire way to ease the post-Disney blues is to put a little magic in your home decor. An elegant piece of art, carefully placed, can take even the worst of days and give you a second of respite. If you have a special Disney fan on your gift list, here are a few lovely pieces from the Disney Parks Collection to help make their home merry all year long.

Finding Fun Holiday Merchandise at the Walt Disney World Resort

Shopping during the holiday season goes two ways: you either love it or loathe it. Maybe you're a Black Friday warrior and you're up at the crack of dawn to find the best deals. Or maybe you're all about getting the best online deals. Me? I'd rather shop at Walt Disney World during the holiday season because there's so much fun stuff!

Personalized Name Tags For The Star Wars Fan In Your Life

I love shopping my way through Walt Disney World, and no matter who I go with, my family always looks forward to me bringing back great gifts. On my last trip I found a fantastic personalized gift for the Star Wars fans on my list - Star Wars Name Tags.

Food & Wine Festival Photo Hunt from Walt Disney World for Grown-ups

Did you know that Walt Disney World is one of the most photographed places on earth? Not only do people love taking pictures of there trips to the magic, but there are Flickr and Instagram accounts dedicated to noting but pictures of the Vacation Kingdom of the World. I love getting viewing perspectives and seeing the Disney Parks through the eyes of others, so I thought it was time for another Walt Disney World for Grown-up Photo Hunt, Food & Wine Festival version.

5 Reasons To Love Fantasyland

It could be said that Fantasyland is the beating heart of Disney Parks, a fairy tale world that ignites the imaginations of both old and young. The centerpiece of it all a towering castle where we learn that dreams do come true, and happily ever after is possible. There is so much to see and do in the recently expanded Fantasyland that choosing just 5 things simply doesn't do it justice. But I'm going to give it a try, so read on to find out (in no particular order) five reasons I love Fantasyland.

Disney History: Song of the South

Despite earning a seemingly permanent home in the famed "Disney Vault" due to its reliance on racial stereotypes to tell a story, Song of the South has an enduring legacy in Walt Disney World, even if many guests don't recognize the origin of some of Disney's most iconic elements. The Reconstruction Era film centers on Uncle Remus, a black man who is presumably a recently freed slave, telling stories to the children.

Inside A Disney Day Bag - The Minimalist

After raising my children and having decades of lugging all the "stuff" around Disney Parks, I'm looking forward to traveling a bit lighter from here on out.

10 Tips for Surviving July 4th at Walt Disney World

Something that Disney fans know and all Walt Disney World Guests can count year after year is that the Fourth of July at Walt Disney World's Magic Kingdom is an experience to be reckoned with. It will be hot, it will be humid, and the Park will become so crowded that it reaches capacity and will go through different phases of closures. But what does that mean for travelers that have vacations falling around this dates, and how can they ensure a fun and happy vacation amongst the masses?

Six Spots To Stay Cool At The Walt Disney World Resort

Summer has returned with all its vacation glory, and as the masses make their annual pilgrimage to the vacation kingdom of the world, it seems like time to remind folks to stay cool. Where can a tired, overheated traveler go to escape the midday heat? Here are six spots to keep in mind for staying cool at the Walt Disney World Resort.