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Disney Parks Moms Panel Search Begins September 2

It's that time of year again: the search for the newest members of the Disney Parks Mom Panel opens September 2.

The Disney Parks Moms Panel has been around since 2008 when it was called the Walt Disney World Moms Panel.

Several years ago the name was changed to the Disney Parks Moms Panel to include other Disney vacation experiences including Disneyland, Disney Cruise Line, Disney Vacation Club, and runDisney.

The panel might be called the "Moms Panel" but there are dads, aunts, and grandparents answering questions as panelists too.

Four Seasons Orlando Opens at the Walt Disney World Resort

The newest luxury hotel at the Walt Disney World Resort is now open.

The Four Seasons Orlando at Walt Disney World Resort opened its doors on August 3 offering guests a luxury stay with the benefits of staying "on property" minus any reference to the top Mouse.

Disney Parks and Resorts Salutes Military Personnel with Special Rates on Rooms and Tickets Through 2015

Disney Parks has once again extended its Armed Forces Military Salute which gives active and retired U.S. military personnel special rates on theme park tickets and accommodations.

At the Walt Disney World Resort military personnel (including active and retired members of the U.S. Coast Guard, National Guard, and reservists) or their spouses can purchases the following theme park tickets from August 25 2014 through September 30, 2015:

  • Disney 4-day Military Promotional tickets with a park hopper option for $177 each plus tax

Vinylmation Series Park Starz 3 Artists to Meet Fans on June 27 at D-Street in Downtown Disney

The newest Vinylmation set, the Park Starz 3 series, was recently released and the artists behind the series are ready to meet their fans.

The three Disney Design Group artists, Thomas Scott, Casey Jones, and Caley Hicks, are participating in a meet-and-greet and signing event on June 27 at D-Street in Downtown Disney from 5-6 p.m.

Fans Can Show their #DisneySide with Disney Stick Figure Families

Perhaps you've seen those Disney stick figure families on Facebook and wondered where you could create your very own stick figure family.

Well, we have the answer. You can make the stick figure families at the Disney Parks #DisneySide page.

Cherry Tree Lane Opening Soon in Marketplace Co-Op at Downtown Disney

When the Marketplace Co-Op opens in Downtown Disney this summer, one of the boutiques will be a one-stop-shop for accessories and designer handbags.

Cherry Tree Lane's merchandise will includes jewelry, watches, scarves, ballet flats, and of course Disney handbags.

The name of the store was inspired by the street where Mr. Banks and his family live in Disney's Mary Poppins, and the fixtures in the store include references to the film such as iconic umbrellas, hats, and kites.

A Weekend of Bonus Savings at the Disney Store

If you're in a shopping mood, head over to the Disney Store where you'll find a bonus 40 percent off select merchandise!

The bonus 40 percent off sale is good on a variety of merchandise including toys, home decor, clothing, accessories, collectibles, and even Disney Parks Products.

Global Sing-Along Planned as Disney Parks Celebrates 50th Anniversary of ‘it’s a small world’

The classic Disney Parks attraction 'it's a small world' is celebrating its 50th anniversary and fans can join in the celebration through a global sing-along.

Disney created the website SmallWorld50.com as a "global hub" of music and harmony where guests can record videos of themselves singing the attraction's theme song. Guests can also create virtual 'it's a small world' dolls to benefit UNICEF (United Nations Children's Fund).

Dates Officially Announced for the 2015 D23 Expo in Anaheim

The dates for the 2015 D23 Expo were announced by Disney Chairman and CEO Bob Iger at The Walt Disney Company's Annual Meeting on March 18.

D23: The Official Disney Fan Club presents the Expo and the 2015 event is scheduled for August 14-16, 2015 at the Anaheim Convention Center.

"The D23 Expo is the ultimate Disney fan event, created to honor and celebrate your love of all things Disney," Iger told shareholders and D23 Members at the Company's Annual Meeting in Portland, Oregon. "And we hope to see you there."

Sneak Peek of ‘Maleficent’ Coming to Disney Parks Beginning April 18

Disney's Maleficent is set to open in theaters at the end of May, but Disney Parks guests have a chance to see an extended sneak peek starting April 18.

The film stars Angelina Jolie as Maleficent, one of Disney's most iconic villains. The film explores the betrayal that turns her heart to stone. As we know from Sleeping Beauty, Maleficent places an irrevocable curse upon Princess Aurora, and in the film Aurora finds herself in the middle of a conflict between the forest kingdom and the human kingdom.

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Saturday Style: Spring Dapper Days Are Coming In April

Spring is a lovely time to turn out and strut your style as you enjoy a pleasant day in the Disney Parks. Bring out your vintage best and join thousands of fashionable guests as Dapper Day in the Magic Kingdom takes over the Park on April 16, 2016. A pretty pink swing dress is accented with a polka dot halter in this sweet ode to Minnie Mouse. Accessorize by toting this floral bag by Loungefly with a print just full of Minnie's favorite dots and bows.

Walt Disney World Resort Announces Ticket Price Increase and Seasonal Pricing

It's official. The Walt Disney World Resort is moving to a tiered pricing system for theme park tickets. Effective February 28, Disney is shifting to seasonal pricing for 1-day theme park tickets, and during the peak season a 1-day ticket to the Magic Kingdom will cost $124.

The Best of The Magic Kingdom

Walt Disney World's Magic Kingdom was the first of Disney's Theme Parks to be opened in Florida. Walt's dream, completed after his death with loving care by his older brother Roy O. Disney, opened to the public on October 1st, 1971. This homage to the child that lives in all of us sits on 142 acres, and at its center is the towering beautiful Cinderella Castle. Similar to the original Disneyland in California, the park is divided into six themed lands - Main Street, U.S.A.; Adventureland; Frontierland; Liberty Square; Fantasyland; and Tomorrowland.

Top 5 Ways to Cure Your Disney Vacation Hangover

We've all been there. Maybe it happens as soon as you board the not-so-Magical Express to the airport, or maybe it happens as you exit Walt Disney World property and see that very sad sign where Mickey says "See You Real Soon." Reality sets in and you realize that you're suffering from the Disney Vacation Hangover, also known as the post-Disney vacation blues.

Attractions To Relax On At Disney's Animal Kingdom

Disney's Animal Kingdom is foot by foot the largest of the Disney Parks. It's full with lush vegetation, exotic animal habitats, and thrilling rides - but after a few hot hours in the Disney jungle, it's nice to take a little break. These four great attractions let your party keep on touring while still offering folks the chance to sit down and rest for a few. Whether you just want to get off of your feet or you're looking for a climate controlled retreat, head to a viewing of these Animal Kingdom gems for a few minutes to refresh.

Top 5 Smartphone Apps for Your Next Walt Disney World Vacation

There are certain must-have items that I always have to pack for a Walt Disney World vacation including comfortable shoes, rain ponchos, sunscreen, hand sanitizer, and my handy travel guides full of notes and dog-eared pages. In addition to the non-technical "stuff" I have also discovered a few must-have apps for my smartphone that make vacation life much easier.

Sip, Snack, and Stroll: Magic Kingdom Classics Challenge

Snack & Strolls are a popular way to eat - or drink - your way around the Parks of Walt Disney World. The most popular versions involve eating your way around the world at Epcot, or conquering the bars of the Seven Seas Lagoon on a monorail crawl. Our friends over at the Disney Food Blog even offer a wide variety of ideas for fun foodie themed "crawls" around Walt Disney World property in their annual Guide to Walt Disney World Dining eBook.

Seasons Greetings From Walt Disney World for Grown-ups

The whole team here at Walt Disney World for Grown-ups hopes that you and yours are enjoying a wonderful holiday season full of merry magic. As we take the day to gather with friends and family, we want you - our readers and forum members - to know how grateful we are to have you to share our love of Walt Disney World with.

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:

How To Add A Little Disney To Your Holiday At Home

Stuck at home this holiday season while all your friends have headed off to a Disney Park? Me too. None the less I intend to have a Christmas filled with Disney magic right here at home, read on and see how I plan to do it.