As many of our Readers know, Old Town is a unique walking district located on 192 in Kissimmee (only a few minutes away from Walt Disney World and International Drive) that transports visitors back in time. At Old Town, Guests can stroll down the beautiful, tree-lined brick streets and enjoy over 50 unique shops, restaurants, bars, and family-friendly amusement attractions. This entertainment district is currently being enhanced and will soon open a new Ferris wheel, a themed entrance portal, and much more.

Earlier today, the Walt Disney World Resort surprised fans by releasing a 16-second advertisement that briefly shows on-ride footage of Na’vi River Journey, a new, family-friendly dark ride that Guests will soon be able to enjoy (along with the nearby Flight of Passage attraction and many other unique offerings) inside Pandora - The World of AVATAR when it opens at Disney's Animal Kingdom. In the video you will also be able to see some of the amazing creatures and plants that you'll encounter along the way.

Disney Vacation Club Members are invited to enjoy the "Moonlight Magic" event at the Magic Kingdom Park on Friday, Feb. 24 and Friday, March 3 from 10 p.m. - 1 a.m.
During this exclusive after-hours event at Magic Kingdom, Guests will have access to select attractions, complimentary food and beverage offerings and exclusive character greetings. Be aware that the event is already sold out, so only Guests that have an existing reservation will be able to attend. Continue reading for additional details.

This week, SeaWorld Orlando's Animal Rescue Team received a special gift from the Millennia Gardens Elementary School. The Millennia Gardens Elementary Eco Club grew 1,000 heads of lettuce from their student hydroponics garden and donated the complete harvest to SeaWorld’s Manatee Rescue and Rehabilitation Program. The lettuce took the Millennia Gardens Elementary Eco Club nearly a month to grow as students and teachers worked alongside each other during their afterschool program.

This spring, Guests visiting Disney's Hollywood Studios will have more Star Wars fun to look forward to when BB-8, the loyal droid from Star Wars: The Force Awakens, begins character greetings at Star Wars Launch Bay. Making his character greeting debut as part of Star Wars Galactic Nights on April 14, BB-8 will appear in addition to Kylo Ren and Chewbacca, two characters from the Star Wars galaxy who regularly encounter Guests at Star Wars Launch Bay, located within Animation Courtyard.

Exciting changes are coming soon to Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort, starting with a reimagining of the Centertown that will add even more amenities to this centralized dining and shopping marketplace. Beginning this May, several Guest offerings will be unavailable at Centertown/Old Port Royale, and the buildings within Martinique and Barbados islands will be unavailable. Some rumors point to a possible expansion that includes Disney Vacation Club accommodations, but Disney hasn't confirmed that.