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2017 Discounts for U.S. Military Personnel2017 Discounts for U.S. Military Personnel
September 29, 2016
Active and retired U.S. military personnel can now purchase Disney Military Promotional Tickets for themselves and up to five additional family members or friends for both Walt Disney World and Disneyland Resort. In addition, active and retired U.S. military personnel can take advantage of specially priced rooms at select Walt Disney World and Disneyland Resort hotels. This offer is valid for stays most nights from Jan. 1 - Dec. 19, 2017, except for April 9-23, 2017.

 

Tour the Contemporary Garden Wing Rooms VIDEOTour the Contemporary Garden Wing Rooms VIDEO
September 29, 2016
The Contemporary's South Garden Wing offers spacious rooms, check them out!

 

REVIEW: Brunch at the Top at California GrillREVIEW: Brunch at the Top at California Grill
September 29, 2016
Deb reviews the brunch at California Grill offered on Sundays.

 

Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Food and Wine Classic Coming October 28-29Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Food and Wine Classic Coming October 28-29
September 23, 2016
he Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Food and Wine Classic will celebrate its seventh year October 28 - 29 at the Epcot Resort Area resort with its largest event to date featuring 50 food and wine stations, 10 seminars and opportunities to meet the award-winning chefs behind featured culinary masterpieces.

 

Upcoming Resort Refurbishments UpdatedUpcoming Resort Refurbishments Updated
September 22, 2016
-- Coronado Springs Resort will undergo a hard goods refurbishment beginning November 2016. -- Old Key West Resort's Sandcastle Pool will be closed for refurbishment January - February 2017. -- The refurbishment dates for the Computer Pool at Pop Century Resort have been revised to October 31, 2016 to January 3, 2017. -- Disney's Yacht and Beach Club Convention Center is undergoing expansion and renovation now through February 1, 2018.

 

Premium Reserved Seating Now Available at ESPN ClubPremium Reserved Seating Now Available at ESPN Club
September 21, 2016
Reserved premium seating with guaranteed viewing of your preferred sports game is now available at the ESPN Club on Disney's BoardWalk. These premium seats include all food and beverages up to a minimum amount. Cost is $75/adult and $25/child 3-9, plus tax and gratuity. "Big game" seats are available for college and NFL football games; NBA playoffs and finals; NHL playoffs and finals; MLB playoffs and finals; most soccer games. (Note that audio may not accompany your game.) Call 407-939-5656 at least 24 hours in advance to reserve.

 

Tour the Treehouse Villas at Saratoga Springs - VIDEOTour the Treehouse Villas at Saratoga Springs - VIDEO
September 16, 2016
The treehouse villas recently went through a soft goods refurbishment. Take a look at the refreshed villas!

 

Kidani Village Welcomes New AnimalKidani Village Welcomes New Animal
September 14, 2016
The Pembe Savanna at Kidani Village at Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge has introduced a new animal recently: the red lechwe. With long bodies and hindquarters that are higher than their shoulders, the red lechwe eat grass from flooded areas and aquatic vegetation and have special adaptions, including long narrow hooves that allow them to live in marshy environments.

 

Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Presidential Suite Stay GiveawayWalt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Presidential Suite Stay Giveaway
September 02, 2016
As the nation prepares for the next race to the White House, the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort is making its own headlines by giving one lucky guest and his or her family the opportunity to be treated to their own presidential vacation at this iconic Walt Disney World resort by signing up at www.swandolphin.com/offers/presidential by Nov. 8.

 

Animal Kingdom Lodge's Boma: Dinner PhotosAnimal Kingdom Lodge's Boma: Dinner Photos
August 30, 2016
We've added more than 40 photos of Boma's dinner buffet!

 

Make the Most of Resort-Only StaysMake the Most of Resort-Only Stays
August 26, 2016
What could be better than finally actually soaking up the atmosphere of your hotel? Too often when we go for the parks, our resort stay gets lost in the hustle and bustle of tourism. Even going completely park-free to Disney World leaves dozens of other entertainment options across miles and miles of property, from water parks to mini golf to live shows and shopping. You can pack a lot into a long stay, if you're inclined. For a quick jaunt, though, keeping your trip small scale can yield big relaxation benefits.

 

Bay Lake Tower Newly Refurbed Studio VillaBay Lake Tower Newly Refurbed Studio Villa
August 22, 2016
The villas at Bay Lake Tower have recently undergone a soft goods rehab. Here are photos of the refreshed studio.

 

Cool Off with this Tour of Stormalong Bay at Disney's Yacht and Beach Club - VIDEOCool Off with this Tour of Stormalong Bay at Disney's Yacht and Beach Club - VIDEO
August 20, 2016
Tour the wonderful water playground known as Stormalong Bay situated at Disney's Yacht and Beach Club.

 

Additional Panelists Announced for November D23 EventAdditional Panelists Announced for November D23 Event
August 17, 2016
D23 Destination D: Amazing Adventures presented by Ethan Allen | Disney, has added several attendees to its list of panelists. AVATAR creators James Cameron and Jon Landau will join Imagineer Joe Rohde for Pandora - The World of AVATAR, a presentation during which they will unveil new details about the 12-acre land coming soon to Disney's Animal Kingdom. In addition, the event will include a conversation with Bob Chapek, Chairman of Walt Disney Parks and Resorts, and a session with Moana screenwriter Jared Bush. This D23 event will take place November 19-20, 2016 at Disney's Contemporary Resort. Tickets, currently on sale, are $190 each for D23 Gold and Gold Family Members. Tickets are also available to D23 General Members for $250 per ticket. Further details about the program and tickets can be found at D23.com/Events.

 

GoGo squeeZ Named Official Applesauce of Disney ResortsGoGo squeeZ Named Official Applesauce of Disney Resorts
August 17, 2016
GoGo squeeZ applesauce has announced that it has been named the Official Applesauce of Walt Disney World Resort and Disneyland Resort. GoGo squeeZ's applesauce pouches will be available in locations throughout both resorts. In addition, GoGo squeeZ is a sponsor of several events held at Walt Disney World and Disneyland. GoGo squeeZ is the presenting sponsor of all runDisney Kids Races that are part of Disney's race weekends. GoGo squeeZ is also a sponsor of the annual Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival and of all Disney Social Media Moms Celebrations.

 

Top of the World Lounge - All New DecorTop of the World Lounge - All New Decor
August 16, 2016
Bay Lake Tower's Top of the World Lounge has a brand new color scheme and furnishings.

 

Yacht Club Concierge Room PhotosYacht Club Concierge Room Photos
August 09, 2016
Check out our latest room photos from Disney's Yacht Club

 

Latest Refurbishment Schedule UpdatesLatest Refurbishment Schedule Updates
August 08, 2016
REFURBISHMENTS AND CLOSINGS -- Dino Institute Shop at Animal Kingdom will be closed for refurbishment July 25 through October 16, 2016. -- All Star Sports Grand Slam Pool will be closed for refurbishment October 10 - December 2, 2016. -- Pop Century Resort will be undergoing a hard goods refurbishment starting October 16. It will be complete sometime in 2017. -- Pop Century's Computer Pool will be closed for refurbishment October 31 - December 23, 2016. -- Yacht Club resort rooms will be undergoing refurbishment beginning October 31. They will be complete sometime in 2017. -- Cookes of Dublin at Disney Springs is closed through August 8 for refurbishment. -- Fantasia Gardens Miniature Golf is closed through August 10 for refurbishment. Visit our Refurbishments and Closings page for details.

 

Flying Fish Reservations Now Open for Bookings August 3 and Beyond!Flying Fish Reservations Now Open for Bookings August 3 and Beyond!
July 28, 2016
After a major re-imagining, reservations open July 29 for dates beginning August 3 and beyond at Flying Fish on Disney's BoardWalk. The entire interior of the popular restaurant, including the on-stage kitchen, has been redesigned. To go along with the redesign, Chef Tim Majoras, a veteran of the Flying Fish kitchen, has created a new menu. The seafood-centric menu features entirely sustainable fish and shellfish, and includes Chef Majoras' creations such as corn-crusted wild Gulf shrimp, wild Alaskan king salmon and plancha-seared Hokkaido scallops. For carnivores, there's Wagyu filet mignon, Kurobuta pork belly and bison striploin. In addition, general manager and sommelier Stig Jacobsen has crafted a new wine list with nearly 80 selections by the glass. For reservations, visit DisneyWorld.com/dine or call 407-WDW-DINE.

 

VIDEO: Pop Century Resort Pool TourVIDEO: Pop Century Resort Pool Tour
July 28, 2016
Pop Century is a great value resort with lots of themes that cover the decades from the 1950s to the '90s. There are three pools, each with their own theme: Bowling Pin Pool, Hippy Dippy Pool and the Computer Pool. This video takes you on a tour of all three.