Walt Disney World Parks Begins Facial Recognition Technology Testing

March 23, 2021 At Walt Disney World Resort, they’re always looking for innovative and convenient ways to improve our Guests’ experience—especially as they navigate the impact of COVID-19. With the future in mind and the shift in focus to more touchless experiences, they’re conducting a limited 30-day test using facial recognition technology (length of test … Read moreWalt Disney World Parks Begins Facial Recognition Technology Testing

Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure Grand Opening at EPCOT Set for Oct. 1, 2021, in Honor of Walt Disney World Resort’s 50th Anniversary

Everyone’s favorite “Little Chef” is cooking up something really big for Walt Disney World Resort’s 50th anniversary, because the grand opening of Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure at EPCOT is set for Oct. 1 of this year! That date may sound familiar, as it will also mark exactly 50 years since Walt Disney World officially opened for the … Read moreRemy’s Ratatouille Adventure Grand Opening at EPCOT Set for Oct. 1, 2021, in Honor of Walt Disney World Resort’s 50th Anniversary

Check Out The 2021 Taste of EPCOT International Flower & Garden Festival Foodie Guide Opening March 3

The freshest flavors of spring – on the plate and in the glass – are showcased at Taste of EPCOT International Flower & Garden Festival March 3 through July 5, 2021. This Foodie Guide lists all the sweet and savory bites as well as refreshing sips at the over 20 festival-exclusive Outdoor Kitchens. The newest Outdoor Kitchens are the EPCOT Sunshine … Read moreCheck Out The 2021 Taste of EPCOT International Flower & Garden Festival Foodie Guide Opening March 3

Walt Disney World Resort’s 50th Anniversary Celebrates With ‘The World’s Most Magical Celebration’ Beginning Oct. 1 in Honor of this Event!

Are you ready for an event five decades in the making! Beginning Oct. 1, the Walt Disney World Resort will throw “The World’s Most Magical Celebration” in honor of it’s 50th anniversary, bringing new experiences to its four theme parks and beyond! This milestone is such a big deal, they have even coined a new word – “EARidescence” … Read moreWalt Disney World Resort’s 50th Anniversary Celebrates With ‘The World’s Most Magical Celebration’ Beginning Oct. 1 in Honor of this Event!

You Can Now Experience ‘The Soul of Jazz: An American Adventure’ Beginning Today at EPCOT

It’s a special day at The American Adventure inside EPCOT, as we introduce “The Soul of Jazz: An American Adventure.” This new exhibit celebrates the distinctly American musical art form, originated by African Americans and fusing the influences of many different cultures. Joe Gardner – the musician, mentor and teacher from Disney and Pixar’s new film “Soul,” … Read moreYou Can Now Experience ‘The Soul of Jazz: An American Adventure’ Beginning Today at EPCOT

Fresh Details for the Taste of EPCOT International Flower & Garden Festival, Blossoming March 3 with Family Fun

The Taste of EPCOT International Flower & Garden Festival is a little more than a month away! To get ready for this year’s event, debuting March 3 and continuing through July 5, let’s take a look at some fresh new festival details we’re sharing today.    Topiaries Full of Disney Character: Throughout the park Guests will see gorgeous … Read moreFresh Details for the Taste of EPCOT International Flower & Garden Festival, Blossoming March 3 with Family Fun

EPCOT Debuts A New Exhibit ‘The Soul of Jazz: An American Adventure’

The historic transformation of EPCOT will take another step forward in early February with “The Soul of Jazz: An American Adventure,” a new exhibit debuting inside The American Adventure. Featuring Joe Gardner from Disney and Pixar’s “Soul” – now streaming on Disney+ – Guests are invited on a musical tour of America to learn about this inspiring … Read moreEPCOT Debuts A New Exhibit ‘The Soul of Jazz: An American Adventure’

BREAKING NEWS: Walt Disney World Resort Retiring Disney’s Magical Express Service Beginning January 1, 2022!

A Look Ahead at Walt Disney World Resort For nearly 50 years, Walt Disney World Resort has continued to evolve the guest experience to best suit the changing times. As the Walt Disney World Resort plans for the future, they are looking at how needs and preferences are changing across the travel industry, particularly in the way … Read moreBREAKING NEWS: Walt Disney World Resort Retiring Disney’s Magical Express Service Beginning January 1, 2022!

21 Ways to Kick Off 2021 with Magic at Walt Disney World Resort

Happy New Year! Walt Disney World Resort is ready to help you turn the page on 2020 right away and begin 2021 with magic! From new and classic attractions to culinary experiences to character interactions and more, here are 21 reasons to be excited about a visit to The Most Magical Place on Earth in early 2021: … Read more21 Ways to Kick Off 2021 with Magic at Walt Disney World Resort

First Look: New Entrance Fountain Celebrates the Past, Present and Future of EPCOT

The past, present and future of EPCOT are all coming together today in one special moment at the front of the park. Anyone visiting Epcot this morning will see in real life what Walt Disney Imagineering has been dreaming up many years now.  Overnight, crews removed all the “progress walls” from the main entrance plaza, … Read moreFirst Look: New Entrance Fountain Celebrates the Past, Present and Future of EPCOT

Walt Disney World MagicBand Reminder

As announced earlier this year, MagicBands will no longer be provided complimentary to Disney Resort hotel Guests with arrivals beginning Jan. 1, 2021. If you have an upcoming Disney Resort hotel reservation with an arrival beginning Jan. 1, 2021, you may be receiving email communication from Disney – if Disney has your guest information.  SAMPLE GUEST COMMUNICATION – Important … Read moreWalt Disney World MagicBand Reminder

New Special Package Adds Theme Park Magic to Stays at Select Walt Disney World Resort Hotels in 2021

We here at Destinations with Character Travel are so excited about this offer! Walt Disney World Resort is offering a special “happy new year” gift to those planning 2021 vacations at The Most Magical Place on Earth. Available to book beginning Jan. 5, 2021, Guests buying non-discounted four-night/three-day room and ticket packages at select Disney Resort hotels for … Read moreNew Special Package Adds Theme Park Magic to Stays at Select Walt Disney World Resort Hotels in 2021

The Taste of EPCOT International Flower & Garden Festival Brings Fresh Flowers and Flavors to Life March 3, 2021

It may be chilly outside now, but a hint of spring is in the air as EPCOT prepares for the Taste of EPCOT International Flower & Garden Festival beginning March 3, 2021, at Walt Disney World Resort! With garden-fresh cuisines, creative gardens and unforgettable topiaries, this vibrant festival combines the freshest flowers and flavors from around the world. You will be … Read moreThe Taste of EPCOT International Flower & Garden Festival Brings Fresh Flowers and Flavors to Life March 3, 2021

Walt Disney World’s Hollywood Studios – Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance Virtual Queue Timing Update

Calling all members of the Resistance! Walt Disney World is making a slight adjustment to the virtual queue process for one of the most popular experiences at Walt Disney World Resort, Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance. Beginning Sunday, Dec. 20, the distribution times for virtual queue enrollment will be 7 a.m. and 1 p.m.  Keep in mind, to access the … Read moreWalt Disney World’s Hollywood Studios – Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance Virtual Queue Timing Update

Walt Disney World Resort Park Hopper Option Returns Jan. 1, 2021 – With Modifications

As the phased reopening of Walt Disney World Resort continues, Walt Disney World is nearing another exciting milestone that many guests have been looking forward to: the return of the Park Hopper® option! Starting Jan. 1, 2021, guests who purchased a ticket, package or annual pass with Park Hopper benefits will be able to visit more than … Read moreWalt Disney World Resort Park Hopper Option Returns Jan. 1, 2021 – With Modifications