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Highlights from the First-Ever Adventures by Disney Rhine River Cruise

Last month I was fortunate enough to set sail on the first-ever Adventures by Disney Rhine River Cruise. Throughout our week onboard the brand-new AmaKristina ship we stopped in charming ports in four countries – Switzerland, France, Germany and The Netherlands. While it’s hard to say which amazing destination was my favorite, I must admit that a whirlwind roller coaster-style ride through the Black Forest via toboggan was an action-packed highlight for me. You’ll see why when you check out this video, which showcases just a few of the “can’t…
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Mark Hamill’s Tribute to Carrie Fisher at Star Wars Celebration

One of the last panels of the day on the second day of Star Wars Celebration was truly a moving one. Mark Hamill took to the Celebration Stage to pay a beautiful tribute to the late Carrie Fisher and, true to Carrie’s spirit, the panel was full of laughter and hilarious stories. Here are some of our favorite quotes and moments: “We were more like brother and sister than we realized because we fought and we criticized and we got fed up with each other.” – Mark Hamill “Carrie would…
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How to Spot Water-Savvy Plants at the Disneyland Resort

At the Disneyland Resort, there is more to our landscape design than good looks. With Southern California’s seemingly endless days of beautiful weather, we experience less rainfall than other parts of the country. That’s why we’re always on the lookout for new ways to conserve water. Our Horticulture team, with the help of Walt Disney Imagineering, designs landscapes that not only fit the theme of the area they will be planted in, but also include water-savvy plants. These plants have leaves that are small, waxy, thick, silvery or hairy to…
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Book your Disney Dining Reservations Early!

Book your Disney Dining Reservations Early! You can book up to 180 days in advance of your arrival date and make dining reservations for up to 10 days.  So technically you can book out 190 days. These spots GO FAST! Even if you wait even a few hours into the day and you may be have a hard time getting the best time at the best restaurants.  Most of reservations do not require a credit card hold. 407-WDW-Dine

The Trailer For Disneynature’s Next Movie, Dolphins, Is Out and It’s Stunning

Disneynature is making a splash with the first trailer of their next film, Dolphins, coming Earth Day 2018. This news is dolphinitely fin-tastic. (We’re trying to contain our high-pitched dolphin squeaks of excitement!) Check out the beautiful trailer below: Doesn’t the underwater world look magical? As the trailer reveals, we’ll be following a dolphin named Echo as he faces the challenges and wonders of under-the-sea life! It looks like other ocean creatures will be making appearances as well, like sea turtles, sharks, whales, and even a clownfish! (Dory would love…
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Celebrate the Upcoming Release of ‘Beauty and the Beast’ with Photos from Disney PhotoPass Service

For those of us who are eagerly (and agonizingly) counting down the days until Disney’s live-action “Beauty and the Beast” opens in U.S. theaters in 3D on March 17, I’ve got a treat! Below are my favorite photos taken throughout Walt Disney World Resort at locations inspired by the tale as old as time. From photos of your favorite characters to photos of the iconic ballroom at Be Our Guest Restaurant, we now invite you to relax and pull up a chair as Disney PhotoPass Service proudly presents this gallery….
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It’s a Good Year to Be a “Cars” Fan at NASCAR

Cars 3 is partnering with NASCAR to bring fans of racing and Cars a truckload of events to look forward to this season! It was previously announced that Owen Wilson (the one and only, Lightning McQueen) will be the grand marshal for the 59th annual Daytona 500, which is taking place on February 26, and the Cars 3 and NASCAR partnership just keeps on growing! Not only is Owen Wilson serving as grand marshal, it was also revealed that NASCAR legends Jeff Gordon and Richard Petty, along with NASCAR drivers…
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New Character Dining Experience, Bon Voyage Breakfast to Debut April 2 at Trattoria al Forno at Disney’s BoardWalk

Recently, I shared that an all-new character dining experience will be coming to Trattoria al Forno at Disney’s BoardWalk. Today, I’m excited to share guests who choose to enjoy the Bon Voyage Breakfast at Trattoria al Forno will have the opportunity to meet beloved Disney characters including Rapunzel, Flynn Rider, Ariel and Prince Eric. Breakfast will begin with your choice of a mixed berry parfait or fresh fruit salad and a frying pan of pastries featuring braided breakfast bread and clam shell pastries. “Shipwreck al Forno” Calzone with scrambled Eggs,…
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Epcot International Festival of the Arts Begins Today

Who’s ready for a whole new reason to head to Epcot this weekend? We’ve got one: the first-ever Epcot International Festival of the Arts, a showcase of visual, culinary and performing arts from around the world, officially kicks off today at the park. Epcot International Festival of the Arts will be held Fridays through Mondays starting Jan. 13 – Feb. 20, 2017. The event will feature new art each week, showcasing celebrated work by Disney historical artists like Mary Blair and Herb Ryman. The event will also feature art being…
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