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Atlantic Dance Hall Featuring Themed Music Nights in DecemberAtlantic Dance Hall Featuring Themed Music Nights in December
December 06, 2016
Atlantic Dance Hall at Disney's BoardWalk is featuring themed music nights during the month of December. Themed nights include Take Ya Back Tuesdays ('90s), Way Back Wednesdays ('00s) and Thump Thursdays (EDM, House, Club mixes), with nightly drink specials. Atlantic Dance Hall is open from 9 p.m. to 2 a.m., no cover charge, must be 21 and older.

 

PHOTOS: Caribbean Beach Resort Updated Aruba Village RoomPHOTOS: Caribbean Beach Resort Updated Aruba Village Room
December 03, 2016
View a gallery of new photos taken in a standard room in the Aruba village of the Caribbean Beach Resort.

 

VIDEO: Grand Floridian Deluxe Studio VillaVIDEO: Grand Floridian Deluxe Studio Villa
December 02, 2016
Take a video tour of a deluxe studio villa at the Disney Vacation Club's Villas at the Grand Floridian Resort and Spa.

 

Board the Monorail for Special "Highway in the Sky Dine-Around" ExperienceBoard the Monorail for Special "Highway in the Sky Dine-Around" Experience
November 29, 2016
The new Highway in the Sky Dine-Around will give guests priority boarding on the monorail for a progressive dining journey around the circuit between Disney's Grand Floridian Resort and Spa, Disney's Polynesian Village Resort and Disney's Contemporary Resort. Highway in the Sky Dine-Around is offered Tuesday, Friday and Sunday beginning December 2. Reservations open November 29. (No dine-around between Dec. 18 and Jan. 3). Cost is $150 plus tax and gratuity. Valet parking is included. For reservations, 407-WDW-DINE.

 

Disney World Resorts Now Charging Box Handling FeeDisney World Resorts Now Charging Box Handling Fee
November 27, 2016
Walt Disney World Resort hotels now charge a per box handling fee of $5 for all deliveries made to you from services such as Garden Grocer or Amazon. Take this policy change into consideration if you plan to send packages in advance to your hotel to save room in your luggage.

 

Swan and Dolphin Offering Discounted RoomsSwan and Dolphin Offering Discounted Rooms
November 26, 2016
The Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin is currently offering up to an additional 10 percent off its best available room rates for the following dates: November 25 and 26; December 2, 3, 4, 8, 9, 10, 11, 15, 16, 17, 18, 23 and 24. As a guest of the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin, your family will get the chance to visit with Santa and Mrs. Claus as they soak up some Florida sunshine before heading back to the North Pole. Book online for the Swan or for the Dolphin and use the Promo Code "SANTA", or call: 1-888-828-8850.

 

New Amenities Coming to Disney's Wilderness LodgeNew Amenities Coming to Disney's Wilderness Lodge
November 23, 2016
A sweeping re-imagination of the former Hidden Springs Pool area will help tell the richly layered backstory of the renamed Boulder Ridge Villas at the Wilderness Lodge. Depicted in the artist rendering and scheduled to open in summer 2017, Boulder Ridge Cove will feature an expanded sun deck and zero-depth-entry pool in what appears to have been an abandoned rock quarry.

 

Sassagoula Food Court Reopens!Sassagoula Food Court Reopens!
November 22, 2016
Sassagoula Food Court has been totally redone with a fresh, cleaner look and the addition of Free-Style Coke machines!

 

Holiday Season at Walt Disney World!Holiday Season at Walt Disney World!
November 19, 2016
The 2016 holiday season is in full swing all around Walt Disney World Resort!

        Related Links:
         -- Epcot Holiday Marketplaces Menus, Prices, Photos
         -- Reinhard Herzog Hand-blowing Glass Maker in Germany
         -- Mickey's Most Merriest Celebration Castle Show
         -- Jingle Bell, Jingle BAM! Dessert Party REVIEW
         -- PHOTOS: Jingle Cruise
         -- PHOTOS: Mickey's Royal Friendship Faire
         -- Jingle Bell Jingle BAM! Video and Photos
         -- Disney Springs Holiday Festivities
         -- PHOTOS: Frozen Holiday Wish Castle Lighting
         -- 'Starbright Holidays' at Disney Springs Lights up Sky with Show Drones
         -- Starbright Holidays Preview VIDEO; Regular Showings Start November 20!

 

"Temporary" Parking Change at Kidani Village"Temporary" Parking Change at Kidani Village
November 14, 2016
Kidani Village short term parking area is currently closed.

 

Kidani Village Studio Tour - VIDEOKidani Village Studio Tour - VIDEO
November 06, 2016
Check out the studio villa at Disney's Animal Kingdom Kidani Village

 

Grand Floridian Introduces Champagne and Wine LoungeGrand Floridian Introduces Champagne and Wine Lounge
November 02, 2016
The Garden View Tea Room at Disney's Grand Floridian Resort and Spa is now home to the Garden View Champagne and Wine Lounge. You can enjoy a selection of champagne and wine as well as small plates selected to complement the beverage menu nightly from 7 to 10 p.m.

 

HAPPY HALLOWEEN!HAPPY HALLOWEEN!
October 31, 2016
The Headless Horseman made a surprise appearance at Fort Wilderness on Halloween Eve!

        Related Links:
         -- A Teen's View of the Not-So-Scary Party
         -- Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party
         -- "Know Before You Go" Halloween Party Tips
         -- 2016 Halloween Party Photos

 

2016 Holiday Season Offerings Include Tree at Disney Springs, New MK Castle Show, Marketplaces Around Epcot, Santa at the Studios2016 Holiday Season Offerings Include Tree at Disney Springs, New MK Castle Show, Marketplaces Around Epcot, Santa at the Studios
October 28, 2016
This holiday season at Walt Disney World Resort features new shows, thrilling spectaculars, beloved characters to create lasting memories, yummy and festive holiday treats, and theme parks and resort hotels all aglitter with holly, jolly decorations.

 

Latest Refurbishment Schedule UpdatesLatest Refurbishment Schedule Updates
October 26, 2016
-- Kali River Rapids at Animal Kingdom will close for refurbishment January 3-29, 2017. -- Trails End Restaurant at Fort Wilderness will no longer offer table service lunch on Monday through Friday, except during peak times, as of November 7. Instead, breakfast will be extended until noon. The restaurant will close at noon, then will reopen for dinner at 4:30 p.m. Weekend brunch will still be offered until 2 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. -- The Boardwalk Ballyhoo Tour at the BoardWalk Inn and Villas has been discontinued. -- The Academy of Television Arts and Sciences Hall of Fame exhibit, which featured busts of notable television personalities like Walt Disney, Betty White and Oprah Winfrey, has been removed from its spot in front of the Hyperion Theater in Disney's Hollywood Studios. It will be replaced with a food and beverage kiosk. -- Blizzard Beach's annual refurbishment started on October 16, a week earlier than had been previously announced. It will be closed through December 24, 2016. -- Dinosaur in Animal Kingdom has extended its refurbishment. It is not scheduled to reopen now until November 20, 2016. -- Swiss Family Treehouse in the Magic Kingdom is still closed for refurbishment. A reopening date has not been announced. (It was originally slated to reopen last month.)

 

Preview the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Food and Wine Classic - October 28 - 29! AllEarsNet TVPreview the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Food and Wine Classic - October 28 - 29! AllEarsNet TV
October 26, 2016
Deb Wills and Linda Eckwerth take you on a preview of this year's Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Food and Wine Classic

 

Contemporary Garden Wing Photo GalleryContemporary Garden Wing Photo Gallery
October 24, 2016
Check out the Contemporary's Garden Wing room.

 

Boardwalk 1 Bedroom Villa Tour - VIDEOBoardwalk 1 Bedroom Villa Tour - VIDEO
October 24, 2016
Tour one of the renovated Boardwalk's One Bedroom Villas; Disney Vacation Club.

 

Latest Refurbishment Schedule UpdatesLatest Refurbishment Schedule Updates
October 08, 2016
-- The Sum of All Thrills and StormStruck, two exhibits within Innoventions East in Epcot, closed for good on September 13. Colortopia is now the only remaining exhibit in Innoventions. -- Shark Reef at Typhoon Lagoon closed permanently on October 3 to make way for the new family-friendly raft ride Miss Fortune Falls, which is set to open in the spring next year. -- Blizzard Beach water park will be closed for its annual refurbishment October 23 to December 24, 2016. Typhoon Lagoon water park will close December 25 for its refurbishment and will reopen March 11, 2017. -- Liberty Square Riverboat will be closed for refurbishment January 3-12, 2017. -- Walt Disney World Railroad will be closed for refurbishment January 9 to February 16, 2017. -- Hall of Presidents will be closed for refurbishment January 17 to June 29, 2017. -- The Piano Pool at All Star Music Resort will be closed for refurbishment December 12, 2016, through February 3, 2017. Guests may use the Calypso Pool near Melody Hall during this time.

 

Stormalong Bay Photo Gallery Stormalong Bay Photo Gallery
October 03, 2016
Brand new set of photos of Disney's Stormalong Bay, water feature shared by the Beach and Yacht Club Resort