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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...

Feb 04, 2013, 00:19 ET

Baltimore Ravens Quarterback Joe Flacco "Going to Disney World" to Celebrate Super Bowl XLVII Victory

 In this city rich in traditions, Baltimore Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco on Sunday shouted five words ingrained in the traditions of American...

Dec 06, 2012, 10:32 ET

Gran Celebración por la Apertura de New Fantasyland, la Expansión Más Grande en la Historia de Magic Kingdom en Walt Disney World Resort

La estrella de "Érase una vez" debutó un "fueron felices para siempre" en la gran apertura el jueves de New Fantasyland, la...

Dec 06, 2012, 10:22 ET

Grand Celebration Opens New Fantasyland, Largest Expansion Ever at Walt Disney World Magic Kingdom

 The star of "Once Upon a Time" kicked off the "happily ever after" at the grand opening Thursday of New Fantasyland, the largest expansion in...

Nov 30, 2012, 18:36 ET
Coach Don Shula (second from right) and 1972 Miami Dolphins players (L to R) Larry Little, Earl Morrall, and Mercury Morris, toast to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the Perfect Season at the Shula's Steak House located in the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Hotel. A customized sugar-sculpture was created by world champion pastry chef Laurent Branlard to honor the occasion.  The restaurant, which hosted a celebratory meet-and-greet with the coach and the players, is themed after the undefeated season.  (PRNewsFoto/Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Hotel)

Hall of Fame Coach Don Shula and '72 Miami Dolphins Players Celebrate 40th Anniversary of Perfect Season at Shula's Steak House at Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Hotel

 On Thursday, Nov. 29, Coach Don Shula, the NFL's winningest coach, reunited with three 1972 Dolphins players: Hall of Fame offensive lineman...

Jan 27, 2012, 09:36 ET

Disney-Style Salute Planned for Fifth-Year Anniversary as 100 Students are Selected for Disney's Dreamers Academy

   Walt Disney World Resort today announced the list of 100 high school students from across the U.S. who have been selected to...

Dec 06, 2011, 19:20 ET
FROM LEFT TO RIGHT: Larry Silverstein, president and CEO of Silverstein Properties, Mickey Mouse, Meg Crofton, president, Walt Disney Parks and Resorts Operations, U.S. and France, and Kathleen Taylor, president and CEO of Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts.  (PRNewsFoto/Walt Disney World Resort)

Construction Begins on Four Seasons Resort Orlando at Walt Disney World Resort

 Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts kicked off construction of its luxury resort at Walt Disney World Resort today, in a groundbreaking...

Aug 24, 2011, 10:30 ET

Walt Disney World Resort Links with Arnold Palmer Golf Management to Tee Up Even More Magic for Disney Golfers

Walt Disney World Resort and Arnold Palmer Golf Management have signed a 20-year strategic alliance to create even more magic for Disney golfers....

Aug 24, 2011, 09:00 ET
A view of the outdoor space within Da Vinci by CAHILL, one of the Showcase Village Homes now open at Golden Oak at Walt Disney World Resort.  (PRNewsFoto/Walt Disney World Resort, Dan Forer)

Early Buyers Prepare to Move in to Golden Oak Homes; Three Furnished Showcase Homes Open for Tours

For most people, a visit to Walt Disney World is reason to celebrate.  But that wasn't quite enough for two families from Oklahoma and West...

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