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As mentioned above, the DIS is all about planning a Disney vacation. On occasion, Disney does release discounts which usually can be obtained via a code. This information will be available in our Discounts section. However, Disney also sends mailings to specific individuals/target groups which contain a discount that can only be obtained with a PIN (personal identification number.) If you receive one of these offers, please do not share your PIN/Code on the DIS for others to use. We respect the fact that these offers are not for the general public and will remove any posts that include this information. Understand that this action is for your protection. For example, say you use Mrs. Smith's code. When you check in and are asked to produce proof that you are Mrs. Smith and cannot do so, you will be charged the full rate.

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The DIS guidelines are an important part in keeping the site family friendly. While the majority of our visitors abide by our rules, there are times when problems develop. In order to handle these issues consistently and fairly, we have developed an infraction system.

As you can see, the infractions have different point values. The majority of offenses will result in a warning via private message accompanied by infraction points which will expire according to schedule. Providing that you do not accumulate more points during that time, no further action should be needed. The more serious violations will result in additional penalties or an immediate banning.

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There may be times where a situation develops that is not covered in our infraction system. For those cases we reserve the right to take whatever action is needed in order to ensure that our guidelines are followed.

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Posting Pornography 100 Never
Posting under another user name while banned 100 Never
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  • 80 points - 1 month ban
  • 100 points - Permanent ban

We do not believe in censorship, and open discussions about various issues is encouraged. When participating in a thread, we ask that everyone be treated with respect and that our guidelines be followed. If we find that an individual is disruptive and is unable to follow our rules, he/she will be barred from participating on our site.

If you have questions or issues regarding our policies, please feel free to direct them to corey@disneyinfo.com

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2015 Night of Joy entertainers announced
January 27, 2015
Night of Joy will be held at the Magic Kingdom on September 11 - 12, 2015.

Vacation with Purpose at Universal Orlando and Give Kids the World Village
January 27, 2015
Book a Give Kids the World vacation package and help volunteer and donate to Give Kids the World while vacationing at Universal.

Blog - Do You Own the Space Above You in a Theme Park?
January 26, 2015

Typhoon Lagoon closed through 1/28
January 26, 2015
The water park is closed due to projected cold temperatures. Blizzard Beach is also closed for its annually scheduled maintenance.

8:15pm Spirit of Aloha dinner show cancelled on 1/27
January 26, 2015
The show is cancelled due to projected cold temperatures.

Florida residents can find discounted pricing on Disney Cruise Line
January 26, 2015
Proof of Florida resident is required for at least one adult member on the reservation.

Knott's Voyage to the Iron Reef to open May 15th
January 26, 2015
Knott's Berry Farm's has announced May 15th as the opening date for its new interactive 4D attraction, Voyage to the Iron Reef.

Rumor: Walt Disney World ticket prices to increase in February
January 25, 2015
Rumors are that ticket prices will go up in mid-February. The no-expiration option may be discontinued and a Water Park-Hopper add-on may be introduced.

Blog - INTERVIEW Billy Magnussen: The 'Other Prince' in Into The Wood
January 25, 2015

Shoplifters arrested at Universal Orlando after assaulting officers
January 24, 2015
Both suspects have were released on bail.

Running the Parks Part 3 - Disney Running Resources
January 24, 2015
In this post I discuss some of the resources I have found to be most useful when doing research for a Disney running vacation.

Take a baby to a Disney theme park? Are you nuts?
January 24, 2015

Typhoon Lagoon closed 1/24-1/25 for cold temps
January 23, 2015
The highs are projected to be in the 60s.

List of restaurants and retailers coming to The Landing at Disney Springs
January 23, 2015
The first phase of Disney Springs will open in Spring 2015.

Annual Passholder mini golf discount drops to 15%
January 23, 2015
Previously the discount had been 50% off of miniature golf.

VIDEO: Universal Studios Florida Overview
January 23, 2015
Universal Studios Florida has been taking guests behind the scenes and straight into some of the greatest movies and TV shows since opening in 1990.

Liberty Square Riverboat closes for 4 day refurb
January 23, 2015
This attraction will reopen 1/27/2015 and then be closed again 8/4/ - 8/10/2015.

Blog - Disney's Hollywood Studios Construction Update
January 22, 2015

Splitsville to feature live bands on Saturday nights
January 20, 2015
Every Saturday, 9:00pm-12:30am, a live band will take the stage in the Bullet Bar for a free concert.

Kali River Rapids begins 2-week rehab
January 20, 2015
The Animal Kingdom attraction will be closed through February 2.

Blog - Disney & Starbucks Bring New Mug Collection to Stores
January 19, 2015

Disney Cruise Line offers military discounts
January 19, 2015
Members of the U.S. Military can sail the Caribbean for just $110 per night.

Florida resident discount available on 7-night Western Caribbean cruise
January 19, 2015
Prices start at $125 per person, per night.

Disneyland restaurants participating in OC Restaurant Week
January 18, 2015
Several Disneyland Resort restaurants, including Steakhouse 55, will have special menus for Orange County Restaurant Week beginning March 1st.

Polynesian DVC Resort can soon be booked by general public
January 18, 2015
Beginning February 11, these can be booked by the general public when they are not in use by DVC members. The bungalows will have limited availability.

Downtown Disney internal boats will not stop at Pleasure Island
January 18, 2015
They will only run between the Marketplace and West Side.

Blog - Disney asks Court to Dismiss "Absurd" Frozen Copyright Lawsuit
January 17, 2015

VIDEO: Disney Park Bench - Backlot Express - Star Tours
January 17, 2015
Take 5 Minutes to Relax at Backlot Express - Star Tours

Dates announced for 2015 Epcot Food and Wine Festival
January 17, 2015
The Festival will be held September 25-November 16, 2015.

Epcot Flower Power Concerts renamed "Garden Rocks Concert Series"
January 17, 2015
The Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival will be held March 4-May 17.

Anna and Elsa greeting guests on the Disney Dream
January 16, 2015
Guests will need to check the Navigators once onboard to find out where to go for ticket distribution.

VIDEO: The Cowfish Overview
January 16, 2015
The Cowfish is the first Sushi Burger Bar and now it is at Universal Orlando.

VIDEO: Disney Park Bench - Stormalong Bay - Crescent Lake
January 16, 2015
Take 5 Minutes to Relax at Stormalong Bay - Crescent Lake January 5, 2014 - Afternoon

Happy 40th birthday to Space Mountain!
January 15, 2015
Along with Carousel of Progress, this Magic Kingdom attraction opened on January 15, 1975.

VIDEO: Disney Park Bench - Hollywood Boulevard - Sorcerer Mickey Hat
January 15, 2015
Take 5 Minutes to Relax at Hollywood Boulevard - Sorcerer Mickey Hat

Happy 40th birthday to the Carousel of Progress!
January 15, 2015
The Carousel of Progress opened on January 15, 1975 at the Magic Kingdom in Walt Disney World.

Blog - 1/14/15: Magic Kingdom Hub Construction Update
January 14, 2015

2015 Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Food & Wine Classic to be held October 30-31
January 14, 2015
This is the 6th annual event for the resort.

New FastPass+ parade and fireworks viewing areas for the Magic Kingdom
January 13, 2015
The parade can now be viewed from Town Square and the fireworks will soon be viewed from the new Main Street Plaza Gardens.

Food Truck Takeover at Downtown Disney
January 13, 2015
The Superstar Catering Food Truck will be taken over by the Trattoria al Forno chefs to feature three of their most popular dishes.

DVC Point Charts for Polynesian Villas & Bungalows
January 13, 2015
The first phase of the property will open April 1.

Disney Cruise Line offers discounted rates for the U.S. Military
January 12, 2015
Disney Cruise Line's Military discounts are available for all branches of active and retired members (or spouse) of the Military. It also is extended to certain divisions within the "Department of Defense": FBI, CIA, and Secret Service.

Florida residents can take a 7-day cruise for just $110/night
January 12, 2015
These Florida Resident discounts come and go quickly and must be booked by 1/18/2015.

Crane now in place behind Cinderella Castle through 2/21/15
January 12, 2015
The crane will be taking down the lights used to decorate the castle for the holidays.

2015 Universal Studios Florida Mardi Gras Concert Lineup Announced
January 12, 2015
The concert lineup for Mardi Gras 2015 at Universal Studios Florida has been announced and includes Olivia Newton-John, Styx, Barenaked Ladies, Heart and more!

Flame Tree Barbecue favorites moving to other locations during rehab
January 11, 2015
Flame Tree Barbecue will be closed for rehab through 3/31/15.

Queen beds being added to the Disney Wonder staterooms
January 10, 2015
These beds will not split into two twin beds, but will have more room underneath for luggage.

Preview of Cinderella film and her coach coming to Hollywood Studios
January 10, 2015
Guests can experience an exclusive sneak peek of the new film Cinderella, plus see her golden coach parked outside the theater.

Discounted Disneyland tickets for Southern California residents
January 09, 2015
Discounted 2 and 3 day Disneyland tickets/hoppers available for Southern California residents now through May 21st.

New dining experiences planned for Remy onboard Disney Cruise ships
January 09, 2015
New experiences being offered include: tasting opportunity, dessert experience, seasonal truffle menu, and caviar selections.

Downtown Disney Cool Down Party for marathon racers
January 08, 2015
Runners can attend the Downtown Disney Cool Down Party from 2-8pm on January 11, 2015 and enjoy DJ dance parties, entertainment, special merchandise and discounts throughout Downtown Disney (show your finishers medal for discounts).

Fantasy in the Sky returns to Disneyland Park
January 08, 2015
While preparations are being made for a new fireworks show to celebrate Disneyland's 60th, the classic Fantasy in the Sky fireworks show will be presented in place of Remember...Dreams Come True.

8:15pm Spirit of Aloha dinner show cancelled on 1/7 and 1/8
January 07, 2015
The later show will be cancelled due to projected low temperatures.

Typhoon Lagoon closed 1/7-1/9 for cold temps
January 07, 2015
The water park will be closed due to projected low temperatures.

OSHA fines Wet 'n Wild $42,000 in near-drowning incident
January 07, 2015
Six citations have been awarded, each with a $7,000 fee to total $42,000.

Blog - Disneyland Good Neighbor Hotel - Hotel Menage
January 07, 2015

Social Media Meet-Up Contest for A Celebration of Harry Potter
January 06, 2015
Fans will have the chance to win an exclusive Meet-Up opportunity to tour Harry Potter and the Escape from Gringotts with Alan Gilmore and MinaLima.

Blog - Sunglass Hut Opening in Magic Kingdom's Adventureland
January 06, 2015

Critter Country to be closed for 3 months?
January 06, 2015
The Disneyland Resort refurbishment schedule shows all Critter Country attractions and shops closed from January 12th through April 2nd.

Modified monorail schedule for the upcoming week
January 06, 2015
The schedule has been modified due to the Walt Disney World Marathon.

Magic Kingdom hours extended 1/6 and 1/7
January 06, 2015
The park will remain open until 9:00pm instead of the originally scheduled 8:00pm.

The Enchanted Tiki Room - The Magic Behind Walt Disney's Tropical Hideaway
January 06, 2015

Wandering Oaken's Trading Post and Frozen Funland now closed
January 05, 2015
This was part of the Frozen Summer Fun event at Disney's Hollywood Studios.

Military discounts available on Disney Cruise Line
January 05, 2015
Disney Cruise Line's Military discounts are available for all branches of active and retired members (or spouse) of the Military. It also is extended to certain divisions within the "Department of Defense": FBI, CIA, and Secret Service.

Disney Cruise Line offers Florida resident discounts
January 05, 2015
Florida residents can sail for as little as $90 per night.

Ticket specials available for Cirque du Soleil
January 04, 2015
Discounted tickets are available for performances Tuesday through Saturday nights from 1/20/15 - 3/28/15.

Florida residents can save up to 35% on a room only reservation
January 04, 2015
Discount is valid for stays most nights 1/3/15 - 3/28/15.

Eating Around the World in Epcot
January 04, 2015
A brief tour of snacking in the World Showcase.

Running the Parks Part 2: Touring the Parks While Running the Parks
January 04, 2015

Disney Cruise Line offers 50% deposit deal
January 03, 2015
Book any 2015 sailing and pay only half of the deposit on the day you book! The remainder of the deposit will not be due until final payment.

Frozen Holiday Wish to return from 1/3-1/12
January 03, 2015
The show will take place at 6:30pm.

New Animal Kingdom tour to replace Backstage Safari
January 02, 2015
The new tour, Backstage Tales, will go more in depth than the previous tour.

Disney Cruise Line releases discounted sailings for general public
January 02, 2015
These rates can all be combined with Dreams Unlimited Travel's exclusive shipboard credits!

Blog - 2015: Epcot Rings It In Right
January 01, 2015

Top 5 DIS Unplugged Podcasts for 2014
December 31, 2014
2014 was a great year for the DIS Unplugged podcast - we celebrated our 8th anniversary, we produced more than 100 episodes of the show, as well as more than 200 supporting videos - but there were certain shows that really seemed to strike a chord with our audience.

List of restaurants participating in the 2015 Disney Dining Plan updated
December 29, 2014
The Epcot and Downtown Disney restaurants have been finalized.

Several rehabs planned for Magic Kingdom this spring
December 29, 2014
it's a small world, Jungle Cruise and Big Thunder Mountain will all be down for refurbishment.

"Kid-sized" package offer available for Walt Disney World
December 29, 2014
Families of 3 will save when booking a package for stays select nights 4/12/15 - 5/28/15.

Save up to 30% with a Room Only offer at select Walt Disney World resorts
December 29, 2014
Save up to 30% when you book by 2/16/15 for stays most nights 3/2-6/15/15. Save up to 25% when you book from 2/17-3/18/15 for stays most nights 3/2-6/15/15.

January and February reservations now open for IllumiNations Sparkling Dessert Party
December 28, 2014
Enjoy a special fireworks viewing area and desserts from around World Showcase paired with sparkling wines.

Blog - The Top 10 Ornaments for 2014 at Walt Disney World
December 28, 2014

2015 Guaranteed Departures updated for Adventures by Disney itineraries
December 28, 2014
On each itinerary page, select departures have been marked that are guaranteed to travel. Guests can book without fear of cancellation.

Test the Limits Lab at Innoventions closing 1/6/15
December 27, 2014
The attraction's sponsorship has ended.

Island Supply Sunglass Hut to open in Magic Kingdom on January 8
December 26, 2014
Island Supply will be reopening on January 8 as the Island Supply Sunglass Hut, selling high-end sunglasses.

Walt Disney World New Year's Eve information
December 26, 2014
The parks will have extended hours, plus holiday entertainment.

Blog - Disneyland Good Neighbor Hotel - Hilton Garden Inn
December 26, 2014

Blog - Disney's Best Christmas Movies, TV Specials and Shorts - Part 3
December 25, 2014

VIDEO: Macy's Holiday Parade at Universal Orlando
December 25, 2014
This year, the Macy's Holiday Parade at Universal Studios Florida is better than ever with a brand new balloon and a new soundtrack!

Atlanta Braves spring training schedule at ESPN Wide World of Sports
December 24, 2014
The Atlanta Braves return to ESPN Wide World of Sports for their annual spring training.

January merchandise events and signings at Walt Disney World
December 24, 2014
List of artist appearances around Walt Disney World.

Blog - Disney's Best Christmas Movies, TV Specials and Shorts - Part 2
December 23, 2014

Free transportation deal offered at Aulani
December 23, 2014
Book a 4-night or longer stay at Aulani and receive free round-trip transportation from the airport, as well as a free 1-day mid-size Alamo car rental!

Traveling With Kids Part 3 - Baggage
December 23, 2014
Packing to travel with kids can be a monumental task. This article will focus on Baggage - tips and hints for the packing process.

A fond look back at Epcot's Lights of Winter
December 23, 2014
The Lights of Winter started for the Christmas season back in 1994 and the last display was in 2008.

Blog - Polynesian Village Resort at Walt Disney World debuts new lobby
December 21, 2014

Perfectly Prepared Princess Package available at Ivy Trellis Salon
December 20, 2014
From January 8, 2015 through March, young princesses can get a princess hairdo, glitter and tiara for $50 and add princess makeup for $25. For $90, choose hair, makeup and manicure.

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