05/30 - Saturday Snacks: Making 50's Prime Time Cafe's PB and J Milkshake at Home! Disney recently released the recipe for a fan favorite: 50's Prime Time Cafe's PB and J Milkshake. Today, it's time for a little taste of 50's Prime Time at home!
05/29 - Joe Rohde and Jon Landau Go Behind the Magic of Pandora for its Third Anniversary To celebrate this week's third anniversary of Pandora - The World of Avatar, go "behind the magic" with two of the creative minds that helped develop the land.
05/29 - Aerial Photos Taken During Closure Give a Bird's Eye View of Kilimanjaro Safaris Let's virtually swing by Disney's Animal Kingdom for a look at what's taking place on the Kilimanjaro Safaris savanna during the closure!
05/29 - UPDATE: Theme Park Reservations for Walt Disney World Passholders Will Be Limited Walt Disney World shared another update letting Passholders know that theme park reservations will be limited, while also confirming Passholder previews.
05/29 - DVC Fan: Would You Rather - DCL Edition: Halloween or Christmas? You have been given the chance to book a seasonal cruise, Would You Rather lock-in Halloween on the High Seas or a Very Merrytime Cruise?
05/29 - UPDATE: Mayor Demings Announces State Approval of WDW Reopening Plan Orange County Mayor Jerry Demings has announced that Walt Disney World's reopening plan has been approved by the state.
05/29 - VIDEO: FastPass+ Gone, Dining Plan & Reservations Cancelled & More | Disney News Walt Disney World is gearing up to reopen its parks on July 11 and last night Disney broke the news that FastPass+ was being suspended indefinitely and that dining reservations and experiences were being cancelled along with many other changes.
05/29 - Select Hotels to Open at Universal Orlando Resort Beginning June 2 Universal Orlando Resort announced Friday morning that beginning June 2, six of their hotels will reopen.
05/29 - Finding Hakuna Matata Before Your Disney Trip Seven worries for the seven days before your Disney trip, and how you can spin those worries into excitement.
05/29 - DCL Fan: Cruise Ships Carrying Over 100 Passengers Banned in Canadian Waters Until Oct 31 According to a press release issued Friday morning, Canadian Minister of Transport, Marc Garneau, announced that cruise ships with overnight accommodations carrying more than 100 passengers are prohibited from operating in Canadian waters until October 31, 2020.
05/29 - DVC Fan: Reflecting On Our New Walt Disney World With so much emerging in the past few days about the place that is near and dear to our hearts, I felt there was no better place to write than on a blog...
05/29 - Walt Disney World Quietly Updates Age Requirement for Face Coverings With last night's update on the Disney World theme parks, the verbiage has been changed and the face mask requirement is now for guests ages 2 and up.
05/28 - Walt Disney World Announces MAJOR Update on FastPass+, Dining, & More Walt Disney World will be much different than what we're accustomed to when it reopens and you need to know what to expect upon your arrival.
05/28 - Aerial Photos Give Us a Peek at the Disney Skyliner Gondolas During the Temporary Closure Let's take a look at a couple of aerial pictures that show us where the Disney Skyliner gondolas have been hanging out these past couple of months!
05/28 - Dapper Dans Remind Us That 'A Dream Is A Wish Your Heart Makes' I am over here swooning about the newest Voices from Home video featuring the Dapper Dans that was shared earlier today on the Disney Parks Blog.
05/28 - Another Plea for Disney to Delay Holiday Decorations Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party is starting earlier each year. Is Halloween joining Christmas as a holiday Walt Disney World and Disneyland overextend?
05/28 - DVC Fan: FAQ: New DVC Banking, Borrowing, and Reopening Changes We've updated our FAQ regarding the new Disney Vacation Club banking, borrowing, and reopening policies!
05/28 - Five Things I Wish Were at Walt Disney World Time at home is especially good for daydreaming, so I've dreamed up five attractions I wish were at Walt Disney World.
05/28 - Would You Rather: Flower and Garden Festival or Food and Wine Festival? Two Epcot events are going head to head in today's Would You Rather, as we choose between two well-loved, favorite special events!
05/28 - Moving to Orlando: Being Gay in Orlando One of the questions I get asked frequently by friends in the LGBTQ+ community is what it's like being gay in Orlando.
05/28 - DCL Fan: Halloween on the High Seas vs. Very Merrytime Cruises Disney Cruise Line really gets into the spirit of the holidays with specialty cruises for Halloween and Christmas. But, how do you choose?
05/27 - UPDATE: Mayor has Approved WDW's Reopening Plan; Now Goes to Governor for Approval Orange County Mayor Jerry Demings has approved WDW's proposed reopening plan. The proposal will now go to Governor Ron DeSantis for his approval.
05/27 - Disney CEO Bob Chapek Addresses Reopening of WDW: The World is Ready to Get Back to Some Magic Disney CEO Bob Chapek spoke with CNBC today following the announcement that Walt Disney World would begin a phased reopening of their theme parks on July 11th.
05/27 - DVC Fan: WDW DVC Resorts Opening June 22 - Vero Beach and Hilton Head June 15 As part of the plans announced by Disney today regarding the phased reopening WDW, Disney Vacation Club also shared opening dates for many of their resorts.
05/27 - Walt Disney World Presents Proposal to Reopen Parks Beginning July 11th Walt Disney World's reopening proposal was presented this morning during the Orange County Task Force meeting. WDW parks will begin a staggered reopening on July 11th.
05/27 - 10 Tips for Safer Travel in Your Post-Pandemic Return to Disney Parks Let's take a look at 10 ways that you can travel more safely and reduce your risk of illness while seeing the world, in particular, the Disney World.
05/26 - Walt Disney World Confirms It Will Present a Phased Theme Park Reopening Plan on May 27 Walt Disney World has confirmed that they will submit a proposal on May 27th to the Orange County Economic Recovery Task Force for reopening its theme parks.
05/26 - Your Disney Must-eat List: the House Fromage Board at Topolino's Terrace Everywhere you turn at WDW, there's another food or snack option to enjoy. Let me share one item that I'd like to suggest that you add to your must-eat list.
05/26 - California Says That Theme Parks Can Reopen When State Reaches Stage 3 According to recent information from the state of California, Disneyland and other theme parks are now part of Stage 3 of its roadmap for reopening the state.
05/26 - NBA Confirms That They are in Talks to Finish Basketball Season at Walt Disney World The NBA has issued a statement confirming that they are in discussions with Disney to finish up their basketball season at ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex.
05/26 - Would You Rather: Arrive by Bus or Boat? We're jumping back into your transportation preferences with today's Would You Rather to see which mode of transport to and from the parks will win!
05/26 - Disney Fans Share Dress Shop Edition of 'Pass the Brush' & It Might Be the Cutest EVER Creative Disney fans have been making some of the most entertaining videos during this Coronavirus pandemic and this Pass the Brush Challenge takes the cake!
05/26 - Disney Rumor Round Up May 2020 Welcome to the May edition of Disney Rumor Round Up!
05/26 - DVC Fan: Best and Worst DVC Casual Dining Restaurants - The Results Check out the results of our poll where we asked our DVC Fan Community to vote on the best casual dining location at a DVC Resort in Walt Disney World!
05/26 - 7 Walt Disney World Attractions Your Grandparents Will Love Walt Disney World Resort is built to provide a great vacation for everyone, from grandparents to grandkids. Here are 7 attractions that will please them both.
05/25 - DCL Fan: Disney Fantasy Returns 52 Crew Members to Trinidad and Tobago After a brief delay, 52 Disney Cruise Line crew members arrived home in Trinidad and Tobago from aboard the Disney Fantasy.
05/25 - The Voices of Liberty Celebrate Memorial Day From Home With a Patriotic Classic The Voices of Liberty once again share their voices from home this Memorial Day with their rendition of "America the Beautiful."
05/25 - Happy Birthday, Goofy, and Thanks for the Great Memory! In honor of Goofy's birthday, I thought I'd take some time to share a fond memory I have from Extra Magic Hours at Magic Kingdom.
05/25 - DCL Fan: Disney Cruise Line Discounts and Special Offers Released the Week of May 25, 2020 This weekís Disney Cruise Line discount update includes some new offers for the general public on August and September sailings to the Bahamas.
05/25 - When and How You Reveal Your Disney Vacation Plans Says a Lot About You There are a few different methods to tell your children you are planning a Walt Disney World Resort vacation. Which way you choose says a lot about you.
05/25 - Japanese Govt Lifts State of Emergency; No Opening Date Announced for Tokyo Disneyland Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has completely lifted Coronavirus State of Emergency in Tokyo and four other remaining areas on Monday.
05/25 - Ranking Fireworks Viewing Spots in the Magic Kingdom (with Kids!) Let's take a look at some of the best and worst places to catch the nighttime fireworks spectacular at Magic Kingdom.
05/25 - Monday Merch Meeting: Americana Release, Dooney and Bourke, Loungefly, & Much More Let's take a look a the last seven days of offerings from the Disney shopping gods in this week's edition of Monday Merch!
05/25 - Moving to Orlando: 4 Things 'Transplants' Wish They Knew Before Moving to Central Florida What is something you wish you would have thought of prior to moving to Central Florida? While the responses aren't surprising to those of us who live here, some do come as a shock to people who have only ever vacationed here.
05/25 - DVC Show: Would You Rather Bay Lake Tower or Beach Club? In this episode, the panel discusses a poll that was posted on DVC Fan asking "Would You Rather: Bay Lake Tower or Beach Club?" Where would you rather stay?
05/25 - VIDEO: Pirate Night Fireworks on the Disney Magic | Disney Cruise Line Pirate Night fireworks on the Disney Magic feature a ton of fun and dancing with appearances from Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse, Goofy, Chip 'n' Dale, Captain Hook, and Smee!
05/25 - DCL Fan: Would You Rather - DCL Edition: AquaDuck or AquaDunk? It's time for another Would You Rather: DCL Edition, the game where everyone gets to pick between two things we love to decide the ultimate favorite.
05/24 - President Trump Suspends Travel from Brazil Amid Coronavirus Surge On Sunday evening, President Donald Trump issued a travel ban on Brazil which is currently a major Coronavirus hotspot.
05/24 - Oriental Land Co. Arranges $1.9 Billion Credit to Assist Tokyo Disneyland with Extended Closure In order to support Tokyo Disneyland during the extended closure, Oriental Land Co. has secured a $1.9 billion line of credit with Mizuho Bank, Ltd.
05/24 - When Do Special Needs Requests Become Entitled Demands? Before I begin, I would like to establish a few things due to the delicate nature of the subject. The first of which being that I personally have two children...
05/24 - Do You Even Disney? (The Original) Tired of having to defend your love of Walt Disney World or Disneyland to those who don't get it? Here are a few responses to give those Disney haters you know.
05/23 - California Governor Moves State into 'Full Phase 2' Reopening for Orange County Orange County's request to reopen businesses has been approved by California Governor Gavin Newsom, but we still don't have an opening date for Disneyland.
05/23 - How to Recover from a Long Theme Park Day in Time for the Next One A Walt Disney World, Disneyland, or Universal Resort vacation requires planning and preparation. Here's how to help rebound between strenuous park days.
05/23 - Most Fun Wastes of Money at Walt Disney World The base total of a Disney vacation is already quite costly, so the thought of add-ons doesn't always seem worth it. Here are our most fun wastes of money!
05/23 - Saturday Snacks: Let's Whip Up a Walt Disney Favorite - Chris's Cold Pie This week, D23 released a time-honored Disney family recipe for one of Walt's favorite desserts: Chris's Cold Pie. Let's give it a whirl and see how it goes!
05/22 - Disney Cruise Line's Satellite Falls, my Grandmother, and Doing the Hard Work The days are long and weirdly short all at the same time right now, aren't they? Hang in there. The hard work we do now will pay off.
05/22 - Would You Rather: Value / Deluxe Split Stay or Staying Put in a Moderate? It's time to play Would You Rather! Today, we're taking a look at how you like to spend your resort time at the Disney parks.
05/22 - Universal Orlando Officially Reopening June 5; Hours Revealed and Free Face Masks Retracted Universal Orlando Resort will be reopening all parks to the public on June 5. Hours have been revealed along with other safety details.
05/22 - Five Unexpected Theme Park Experiences To Prep Your Kids For When we plan for a theme park vacation, we spend a lot of time thinking of how magical it will be, but it's important to be realistic; especially with kids.
05/22 - Signs of EPCOT International Flower & Garden Festival Mostly Gone Due to COVID-19 This year's EPCOT International Flower and Garden Festival was supposed to run through June 1, but most of the displays and kiosks have already been removed.
05/22 - UPDATE - Universal Orlando's Reopening Plans Approved by Mayor Demings The next step in Universal's plan to reopen starting June 1 is approval from Governor Ron DeSantis.
05/22 - Disney Plus Launches 'Zenimation' - A New Calming Animated Series A new 10-episode series has just been released on Disney+! 'Zenimation' invites viewers to unplug, relax, and refresh their senses.
05/22 - Our Ratatouille Experiment More time at home has given us the opportunity to try new recipes. So, we decided to have a ratatouille experiment!
05/22 - DVC Fan: Additional Plans Revealed for Disneyland Hotel DVC Tower Today we are gaining further insight into plans for the previously announced 350-room Disney Vacation Club tower proposed for the Disneyland Hotel!
05/21 - Disney Parks Share Downloadable Graduation Backdrops and Decorations for the Class of 2020 The Disney Parks Blog has shared some downloadable digital backgrounds and craft projects to help celebrate the Class of 2020.
05/21 - Disneyland Website Update Addresses Limited Availability & Closures When Parks Reopen The Disneyland Resort updated their website this week to include information about what guests might expect when the resort reopens.
05/21 - Let's Take a Tour of Scat Cat's Club Cafe at Disney's Port Orleans French Quarter Resort Last fall, Port Orleans French Quarter's famous beignets moved to a new home, just next-door, into a refurbished space. Let's take a virtual tour!
05/21 - Universal Orlando Requests to Reopen on June 1; Public Opening on June 5
05/21 - Disneyland Resort Extends Expiration Dates on Special Ticket Offers to December 2021 The Disneyland Resort has extended the expiration dates to December 2021 on two popular ticket offers for children and Southern California residents.
05/21 - New Aerial Shots of McDonald's on Walt Disney World Property Show Sleek Design Aerial shots of the new McDonald's at Walt Disney World show the entire new building and its roof lined with solar panels.
05/21 - 'Disney Yourself' Might Just Be the New Online Version of Colorforms! The Disney website has a game called 'Disney Yourself' and it's an adorable way to customize your likeness using various Disney costumes and headwear.
05/21 - TSA Shares New Airport Security Screening Procedures The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) is rolling out new screening procedures over the next few weeks to airports across the country and wants travelers to be prepared.
05/21 - DCL Fan: The Port of Nassau through the Eyes of a First Time Visitor On a recent cruise on the Disney Dream, I had my first visit to the port of Nassau. Join me as I tour around the port!
05/21 - Moving to Orlando: I Moved to Orlando 22 Years Ago; Here's What I've Learned New Jersey is still 'home' in many ways and there are many things about it I loved when I lived there, but once I moved to Orlando, I never looked back and never regretted the decision.
05/21 - DVC Fan: Thomas Mazloum Named President of Disney Signature Experiences As part of the new leadership team rolled out for Disney Parks and Resorts, Thomas Mazloum has been named the new President of Disney Signature Experiences which includes Disney Vacation Club, Disney Cruise Line, and Adventures By Disney.
05/21 - Early June Reservations at Disney World & Disneyland Are Being Cancelled Guests with Disneyland and Walt Disney World Resort hotel reservations during the week of June 7-13, 2020 are receiving cancellation notices.
05/21 - A Teen's Review of Epcot's Frozen Ever After Dessert Party On my most recent trip to WDW, I went to Epcot's Frozen Ever After dessert party. In this article, I share my experiences of it from a teen's perspective.
05/21 - Worst Wastes of Money at Walt Disney World Disney vacations and forking over hard-earned cash go hand in hand and in this article, the author shares the things she feels are a waste of money.
05/20 - Theme Parks to Begin Presenting Reopening Plans 5/21; 9 Smaller Local Parks Approved Walt Disney World, Universal, and Sea World, will begin presenting their proposed plans for reopening to the Orange County Economic Recovery Task Force May 21.
05/20 - Renovating Our Disney Bathroom - Part 3: The Details Over the last few weekends, I've transformed our Disney bathroom into Main Street USA-themed space and now it's time to show you the pay off.
05/20 - My Ideal Way to Dine Around Disney Springs Now That It's Reopened Seeing Twitter full of tweets this morning from happy guests visiting Disney Springs has got me thinking about what I would want to do if I were visiting today.
05/20 - Do You Even Disney? 2020 Canceled Vacation Edition We are taking a specific look at those unthoughtful Disney naysayers who share their negativity when finding out about your recently canceled vacation plans.
05/20 - VIDEO: Disney Springs Safety Measures Before Reopening | Walt Disney World Walt Disney World is reopening Disney Springs on May 20th after being shut down for COVID-19 and many safety measures have been put in place including temperature screenings, floor markings for direction and distance, plus extra hand washing stations and sanitizing stations!
05/20 - How to Avoid Emotional Dysregulation at Disney If you are headed into the Disney theme parks with a family member that has special needs, there are some things you can do to prevent a breakdown.
05/19 - Disney Shares a Look at New Safety Measures in Place for Disney Springs' Reopening Disney shared a look this afternoon at some of the safety measures and protocols that will be in place tomorrow, May 20th, when it reopens to the public.
05/19 - Special Team of Cast Members to Join Opening Crew at Disney Springs Wednesday Resort Children's Activities Cast will be at Disney Springs to assist with the new health and safety procedures that are being implemented upon reopening.
05/19 - Would You Rather: Ears or Pins? Today's Would You Rather is sure to be a hard decision for many Disney lovers as we divide the masses between two of our favorite Disney pastimes. Ready?
05/19 - Helicopter Pilot Flies Over Closed Disney California Adventure and Disneyland Resort Hotels Helicopter pilot Micah Muzio got a chance to fly over a closed Disney California Adventure and the hotels of the Disneyland Resort.
05/19 - Work Will Resume at 'Star Wars' Themed Resort; Old Hollywood Studios Entrance Removed A notice of commencement has been filed with Orange County for the "fabrication and installation of sets" at the upcoming 'Star Wars' hotel at Walt Disney World.
05/19 - The Disneyland Dapper Dans Share Magical Happy Birthday Wishes The beloved Dapper Dans - Disneyland's group this time - have come together to share virtual birthday wishes to all those near and far.
05/19 - Official List of Dining & Retail Locations Opening at Disney Springs May 20 Revealed Disney Springs at Walt Disney World is opening some of their dining and shopping locations tomorrow and we have the official list of which ones will be open!
05/19 - Disney Parks Reopening Strategy Speculation The big question is not "When will Disney parks open," the big question, rather, is "How will Disney parks open?"
05/19 - DVC Fan: DVC Trip Planning in the Era of COVID-19 DVC Fan contributor Lauren Hee shares how the COVID-19 pandemic may change the way she uses her Disney Vacation Club points.
05/18 - A Must-eat List for My Return to Disney Springs I'm making a list of things I'd like to do once I'm back at Disney Springs, and I'm wondering if any of my must-eat yummy treats are on your list, too.
05/18 - New Leadership Team Announced for Disney Parks, Including Josh D'Amaro as Chairman Bob Chapek announced today that Walt Disney World President Josh D'Amaro would be filling his former position as Chairman of Disney Parks.
05/18 - 8 Things at Shanghai Disneyland You Would Never See in Disney's US Theme Parks Take a fascinating look at some of the common things seen at Shanghai Disneyland that you'd never see at Disneyland or Walt Disney World.
05/18 - Moving to Orlando: Covid-19 and Its Impact on Central Florida's Real Estate Market In this article, we take a look at how the real estate market in Central Florida has slowed, but it hasn't come to a halt.
05/18 - All July Adventures by Disney Vacations Have Been Cancelled Adventures by Disney has just announced that they've cancelled all their departures through July 31, 2020.
05/18 - Take a Virtual Tour Through Animal Kingdom With This Disney Plus Playlist Our friends at Disney+ have created a great way for us to get our fill of Disney theme park magic virtually through the films they offer.
05/18 - Monday Merch Meeting: Disney Bounding, Puzzles, Pins & Minnie Mouse Peter Pan Sneak Peek Welcome to Monday Merch Meeting where we have a scroll through all the latest Disney merch and enjoy a little retail therapy in the comfort of our PJs.
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