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Aug 05, 2015, 10:40 ET
(L-R) Disney Dreamers Academy participants Kayla Hargis-White, of Burlington, N.J., Bianca Benett of Bronx, N.Y., Brandon Iverson of Atlanta, Ga., and Armani Young of Chicago, Ill., pose March 5, 2015 with Minnie Mouse and television personality Steve Harvey during Disney Dreamers Academy with Steve Harvey and ESSENCE Magazine at Magic Kingdom in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. The ninth annual event, taking place March 3-6, 2016 at Walt Disney World Resort, is a career-inspiration program for...

Applications Open for the 2016 Disney Dreamers Academy at Walt Disney World Resort with Steve Harvey and ESSENCE

 High school students nationwide can now apply at DisneyDreamersAcademy.com to be among 100 selected to participate in the 2016 Disney Dreamers...

Aug 03, 2015, 09:00 ET
Introducing "Couples Weeks" at Four Seasons Resort Orlando.

Introducing "Couples Weeks" at Four Seasons Resort Orlando

Open one year ago today, Four Seasons Resort Orlando at Walt Disney World Resort is a couples paradise, with amenities including a lakeside...

Jul 13, 2015, 09:35 ET
Guests can sample tapas-sized tastes of inventive cuisine from more than 25 ethnic and specialty marketplaces during the Epcot International Food & Wine Festival at Walt Disney World Resort in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. The popular fall festival also features wine tastings, culinary demonstrations, mixology seminars, nightly "Eat to the Beat" concerts and a broad range of premium dining events.  (Matt Stroshane, photographer)

20th Epcot International Food & Wine Festival Announces Future World Marketplace Expansion

 Walt Disney World Resort announced today that four new food and beverage marketplaces will open in Future World during the 20th Epcot...

Jun 30, 2015, 15:52 ET
Twice each day, from June 17 through Sept. 7, Anna, Elsa and Kristoff from Disney's "Frozen" take part in a festive cavalcade throughout Hollywoodland, accompanied by the Royal Arendelle Flag Corps and a flurry of skaters, skiers and ice cutters, along with lovable snowman, Olaf. It's all part of "Frozen" Summer Fun, now at Disney's Hollywood Studios, one of four theme parks at Walt Disney World Resort in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (Chloe Rice, photographer)

Coolest Summer Ever at Walt Disney World Resort Brings Cool Thrills, Fresh Entertainment and Frozen Fun

 Summer is here and the forecast for Walt Disney World Resort is cool – the Coolest Summer Ever. Exciting new entertainment, dining and...

Jun 17, 2015, 14:00 ET

Walt Disney World President, Army Brigadier General Among Speakers At Out & Equal LGBT Equality Institute

 George A. Kalogridis, president of the Walt Disney World Resort, and Tammy Smith, a Brigadier General in the United States Army, are among the...

Mar 11, 2015, 10:18 ET

Walt Disney World Resort Anuncia el 'Coolest Summer Ever' y el Evento de 24-horas Con un Castillo de Arena en la Nieve

Walt Disney World Resort arrancará esta temporada de verano con el "Coolest Summer Ever" durante un evento especial de 24 horas de...

Mar 11, 2015, 09:36 ET
Sand Castle in the Snow Announces 24-Hour Event to Kick Off 'Coolest Summer Ever' at Walt Disney World Resort-(March 11, 2015) Inspired by the summer-loving snowman Olaf, Disney brought to life a warm summer scene complete with a Cinderella Castle made of sand in the middle of winter-weary Boston, Mass. on March 11, 2015 to announce the "Coolest Summer Ever" at Walt Disney World Resort. Surprised onlookers near historic Faneuil Hall were greeted by Olaf, from Disney's hit animated film "Frozen," and joined by playful beach-goers in summer attire with beach chairs and beach balls - all reminders of an

Sand Castle in the Snow Announces 24-Hour Event To Kick Off 'Coolest Summer Ever' at Walt Disney World Resort

 Walt Disney World Resort will kick off the "Coolest Summer Ever" with 24 hours of nonstop fun during a special event May 22-23 at the Magic...

Feb 04, 2015, 10:56 ET
Kids will love the Splash Zone, featuring interactive fountains that launch blasts of water 30 feet into the air. Curtains of water, fog nozzles, and other special water features ensure hours of fun.

Experience Spring Break Fun In the Sun at Four Seasons Resort Orlando.

In many areas, March is the month with the greatest snowfall, and even April can be quite chilly; but in Orlando, it's the time of year when the...

Jun 26, 2014, 16:45 ET
Royal sisters Princess Anna and Queen Elsa, from Disney's hit animated motion picture "Frozen," will be featured all summer at Disney's Hollywood Studios theme park.  From July 5-Sept. 1, 2014, "Frozen Summer Fun Live!" celebrates the worldwide phenomenon of "Frozen" with a daily character procession, special sing-alongs with Anna and Elsa, themed fireworks, a polar playground, ice skating rink, ice carving demonstrations and a nightly party featuring a live band. Disney's Hollywood Studios is one of four theme parks at Walt Disney World Resort in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (David Roark, photographer) (PRNewsFoto/Walt Disney World)

New This Summer: Walt Disney World Guests Can Join In the 'Frozen' Fun of the Hit Film at Disney's Hollywood Studios

 This summer, Disney's Hollywood Studios will be celebrating "Frozen," the hit animated feature film from Disney, with a daily character...

May 28, 2014, 13:57 ET
Seven Dwarfs Mine Train Officially Opens at Walt Disney World Resort: Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs join Phil Holmes (center), vice president of Magic Kingdom Park, and Orlando Magic players Tobias Harris (left) and Victor Oladipo (right) May 28, 2014 to officially open Seven Dwarfs Mine Train to Walt Disney World Resort guests. Representatives of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Florida were also in attendance to commemorate the occasion. The attraction completes New Fantasyland, the largest expansion in Magic Kingdom history. Magic Kingdom is located at Walt Disney World Resort in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (Ryan Wendler, photographer) (PRNewsFoto/Walt Disney World)

Seven Dwarfs Mine Train Coaster Officially Opens at Walt Disney World Resort, Completing New Fantasyland at Magic Kingdom

 Seven Dwarfs Mine Train, a playful and musical family-style coaster that immerses guests in the timeless story of Snow White and the Seven...

May 14, 2014, 09:00 ET
Four Seasons Luxury Meets Disney Magic. Signature Four Seasons guest service, combined with the magic of Disney and amazing resort amenities, ensures a one-of-a-kind experience at Four Seasons Resort Orlando at Walt Disney World Resort. (PRNewsFoto/Four Seasons Resort Orlando)

Four Seasons Luxury Meets Disney Magic

Opening this August, one of the most delightful aspects of the new Four Seasons Resort Orlando at Walt Disney World® Resort is its...

May 02, 2014, 11:26 ET
SEVEN DWARFS MINE TRAIN COASTER DEDICATED AT WALT DISNEY WORLD (May 2, 2014):  Tom Staggs, chairman of Walt Disney Parks & Resorts, joins Disney characters Sleepy Dwarf, Dopey and Snow White May 2, 2014 in the Magic Kingdom park at Walt Disney World Resort in Lake Buena Vista, Fla., to dedicate the park's newest attraction, the Seven Dwarfs Mine Train.  The attraction, which will open to guests May 28, is a family-style coaster that immerses guests in playful and musical scenes inspired by the Disney animated classic film, "Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs."  The attraction completes New Fantasyland, the largest expansion in the history of the Magic Kingdom. (Ryan Wendler, photographer) (PRNewsFoto/Walt Disney World)

Seven Dwarfs Mine Train, New Walt Disney World Coaster, To Grand Open for Guests May 28

 Seven Dwarfs Mine Train, the crowning jewel of New Fantasyland in the Magic Kingdom, will officially open to Walt Disney World guests on May...

Feb 06, 2014, 16:26 ET
Guests traveling to Walt Disney World Resort with preschoolers will find it is easier than ever to explore the place where dreams come true. From all-new attractions in New Fantasyland in Magic Kingdom to experiences designed especially for little ones throughout the theme parks and resorts, Walt Disney World has endless ways for families to start the magic together. Walt Disney World is located in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (Disney).  (PRNewsFoto/Walt Disney World)

New, Kid-Sized Vacation Package Means Big Savings for Families at Walt Disney World in 2014

 With the start of the new year comes new ways for families with little ones to experience all of the magic Walt Disney World Resort has to...

Feb 03, 2014, 17:47 ET
(FEB. 3, 2014): Super Bowl XLVIII MVP Malcolm Smith rides Feb. 3, 2014 with Mickey Mouse in a parade through the Magic Kingdom at Walt Disney World Resort in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. Smith, a linebacker for the Seattle Seahawks, helped lead his team to a 43-8 victory last night over the Denver Broncos in East Rutherford, N.J. After the game, Smith became the NFL's first defensive player to star in the iconic Disney Parks commercial where he proclaimed "I'm Going to Disney World!" (Matt Stroshane, photographer).  (PRNewsFoto/Walt Disney World Resort)

Malcolm Smith of the Seattle Seahawks Celebrates Super Bowl XLVIII Win with Victory Parade at Walt Disney World Resort

 The victory atmosphere moved south from New Jersey to Walt Disney World Resort Monday where Seattle Seahawks linebacker Malcolm Smith...

Feb 03, 2014, 00:20 ET

Linebacker Malcolm Smith Celebrates the Seattle Seahawks Victory in Super Bowl XLVIII - He's "Going to Disney World!"

 Amid a mid-winter blizzard -- of confetti – linebacker Malcolm Smith of the Seattle Seahawks continued a magical tradition Sunday night...

Nov 22, 2013, 11:00 ET
Guests traveling to Walt Disney World Resort with preschoolers will find it is easier than ever to explore the place where dreams come true. From all-new attractions in New Fantasyland in Magic Kingdom to experiences designed especially for little ones throughout the theme parks and resorts, Walt Disney World has endless ways for families to start the magic together. Walt Disney World is located in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (Disney).  (PRNewsFoto/Walt Disney World)

Families With Little Ones Enjoy Special Savings at Walt Disney World Early in 2014

 'Tis the season for jolly surprises, so there's no better time than now for families with little ones to pop the good news to their...

Jun 14, 2013, 11:00 ET

Disney Parks Celebrate a Star-Spangled July Fourth -- All Week Long! Fireworks, Patriotic Parades and More Anchor Independence Week

Walt Disney World Resort and Disneyland Resort guests won't have to wait until the Fourth of July to celebrate America's birthday. They can choose...

May 15, 2013, 11:34 ET
Marceline neighborhood announced at Golden Oak at Walt Disney World Resort.  (PRNewsFoto/Golden Oak at Walt Disney World Resort)

New Marceline Neighborhood in Golden Oak at Walt Disney World Resort Now on Sale

Following brisk sales of homesites, Golden Oak at Walt Disney World Resort announced plans for its newest neighborhood, Marceline.  Sale of...

Mar 14, 2013, 11:24 ET

Disney Anuncia un Nuevo Concepto: Disney Springs

Walt Disney World Resort anunció la transformación de Downtown Disney a un nuevo concepto, Disney Springs. La transformación, que se...

Mar 14, 2013, 10:00 ET

Disney Unveils Vision for Disney Springs

 Walt Disney World Resort today announced the multi-year transformation of Downtown Disney into Disney Springs, a unique destination that will...