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Walt Disney World Chosen as Number 1 Golfing Destination

Walt Disney World  isn’t just about the kids anymore! It’s also a world-class golf destination – and the place an overwhelming number of PGA.com Facebook fans gave as the No. 1 golf resort for a family vacation.

Walt Disney World  isn't just about the kids anymore! It's also a world-class golf destination - and the place an overwhelming number of PGA.com Facebook fans gave as the No. 1 golf resort for a family vacation.

Walt Disney World truly has it all. With four theme parks, two water parks, 24 themed hotels and loads of shopping, dining, entertainment and recreation options, Walt Disney World is easily the largest and most visited resort in the world.

Walt Disney World  isn't just about the kids anymore! It's also a world-class golf destination - and the place an overwhelming number of PGA.com Facebook fans gave as the No. 1 golf resort for a family vacation.Disney’s property includes five golf courses — the four 18-hole courses are the Magnolia and the Palm, which host the PGA Tour’s Children’s Miracle Network Classic; Lake Buena Vista; and Osprey Ridge. Oak Trail, designed for younger golfers, is a nine-hole walking course.

Managed by Palmer Golf, all of the Disney Golf courses are visually stunning, incredibly well maintained, and each unique in its own way.  But no matter which course you play, you still experience some Disney magic!

As far as golfing fun for the entire families with children of any age, there are two themed miniature golf complexes, each with two courses, Fantasia Gardens and Winter Summerland.  Each complex has unique themes and are fun for the entire family!

Congratulations to Walt Disney World, Palmer Golf, and all the amazing golf courses at Disney!

Two Disney Resorts Named to 2013 Travelers’ Choice Awards for Hotels for Families

TripAdvisor, the world’s largest travel site*, announced the winners of its 2013 Travelers’ Choice Awards for Hotels for Families. This year’s awards recognize a total of 231 family-friendly properties, and top accommodations were identified in 26 regions and countries across the globe, including dedicated lists for Africa, Asia, Australia, Canada, Caribbean, China, Europe, Japan, Mexico, Middle East, South America, South Pacific, and the U.S.

TWO DISNEY RESORTS NAMED TO TRIPADVISORS 2013 TRAVELERS’ CHOICE AWARDS FOR HOTELS FOR FAMILIES

Award winners were determined based on the hotels most highly rated by those who traveled with family. Unlike any other hotel honors, TripAdvisor Travelers’ Choice winners are based on millions of valuable reviews and opinions collected in a single year from travelers around the world.

TWO DISNEY RESORTS NAMED TO TRIPADVISORS 2013 TRAVELERS’ CHOICE AWARDS FOR HOTELS FOR FAMILIES

“For those planning family trips this year, these lists highlight hotels around the world that family travelers love most,” said Barbara Messing, chief marketing officer for TripAdvisor. “Wherever you’re thinking of traveling, the lists provide inspiration for places to stay in popular family spots as well as lesser-known but similarly appealing family-friendly destinations.”

Top 10 U.S. Hotels for Families:

  1. Floridays Resort, Orlando, Florida
  2. Woodloch Pines Resort, Hawley, Pennsylvania
  3. WorldQuest Orlando Resort, Orlando, Florida
  4. West Inn and Suites Carlsbad, Carlsbad, California
  5. Red Jacket Mountain View Resort, North Conway, New Hampshire
  6. Bay Lake Tower at Disney’s Contemporary Resort, Orlando, Florida
  7. Disney’s Beach Club Resort, Orlando, Orlando, Florida
  8. Village at Indian Point, Branson, Missouri
  9. Lake Buena Vista Resort Village & Spa, Orlando, Florida
  10. Marriott’s Harbour Lake, Orlando, Florida

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

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Mickey Sand Trap Disney GolfWalt Disney World Resort and Arnold Palmer Golf Management have signed a 20-year strategic alliance to create even more magic for Disney golfers. Beginning Sept. 25, Arnold Palmer Golf Management will operate, manage, maintain and help promote all five Disney courses including Disney’s Palm and Magnolia, Lake Buena Vista, Osprey Ridge and Oak Trail golf courses.

As part of this long-term alliance agreement, golf legend Arnold Palmer and his golf course design team will be actively engaged in implementing strategic and innovative design features to several of the golf courses. Future enhancements include plans for a full renovation of Disney’s Palm under his direction to become an Arnold Palmer designed course.

“After 40 years as a golf course architect, I’m looking forward to this opportunity to contribute to Disney’s rich and storied golf legacy,” said Arnold Palmer. “I’ve enjoyed a lifetime of memories playing golf and it will be a great reward to pass that on to those who share a passion both for Disney and the game of golf.”

With an extensive following of serious golf enthusiasts, Arnold Palmer Golf Management is known for its excellent course conditions, pace of play, service standards and player development. In addition to course operation, the company also manages  “Palmer Advantage,” a reciprocal club and concierge service program, that provides members with unique travel benefits and access to more than 250 private clubs, resorts and golf courses around the world.

“Drawing on Arnold Palmer Golf Management’s expertise and experience enables us to build on our mutual strengths and extend our appeal both among leisure players and avid golfers,” said Ken Potrock, senior vice president of Disney Sports Enterprises. “We’re excited about this new collaboration, which will benefit Disney guests and Palmer Advantage club members wanting a destination golf experience.”

The agreement gives Arnold Palmer Golf Management an opportunity to add a uniquely Disney, family-friendly golf destination to its portfolio of more than 70 private clubs and championship golf courses. Disney Golf will be promoted within the Palmer Advantage network of golf devotees, through a dedicated website and featured within the exclusive publication, “Kingdom Magazine,” which celebrates Mr. Palmer’s contributions to the game of golf and extensive philanthropic ambassadorship.

“With a reputation for service excellence and exceptional family entertainment, Walt Disney World is an ideal complement to our member offerings,” said Jim Hinckley, president of Arnold Palmer Golf Management. “This collaboration will give our members both a superior golf experience and a one-of-a-kind family golf vacation.”

Since Walt Disney World opened with two 18-hole courses in 1971, golf has been a key component of the resort. Over the past four decades, Disney World has hosted professional and amateur golf tournaments, including one of the longest-running events in PGA Tour history – the PGA Tour’s Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals Classic. Disney has also hosted the LPGA Tour, NCAA golf championships and dozens of celebrity golf tournaments.

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Epcot to Serve 33,000 Bottles of Champagne and Wine to Disney Guests

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2011 Epcot Food and Wine Festival

More than 33,000 bottles of Champagne and wine from around the world will be uncorked September 30 through November 13 during the 16th annual Epcot International Food & Wine Festival at Walt Disney World Resort in Lake Buena Vista, Florida. Guests can sip and graze at more than 25 international marketplaces along the park’s World Showcase promenade. Wine seminars, culinary demonstrations and other special programs are available by reservation. (Matt Stroshane, photographer)

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Disney Imagineer Sculpts King Triton for New Art of Animation Resort

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Triton Sculpture Disney Art of Animation

A SCULPTURE FIT FOR A KING: Disney Imagineer Joni Van Buren sculpts a model of King Triton from Disney’s animated classic “The Little Mermaid.” King Triton, in his final form, will be 35-feet-tall and tower over guests at Disney Parks newest resort hotel, “Disney’s Art of Animation Resort.” The new resort at Walt Disney World in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. will feature themed building exteriors and room interiors that bring to life famous Disney and Disney-Pixar animated feature films like “The Lion King,” “Cars,” “Finding Nemo” and “The Little Mermaid.” Disney’s Art of Animation Resort is expected to open by the end of 2012 and reservations are now being accepted!

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Disney Water Parks Offer an Escape From the Summer Heat

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Blizzard Beach Pool Disney

As summer heats up in Central Florida, water parks of Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando, Florida offer guests the chance to relax and refresh. Whether it’s Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon or Disney’s Blizzard Beach, the cooling, splashy fun is nonstop. Guests can beat the heat in myriad ways, whether inner-tubing down a lazy waterway or blasting down a speed slide.

Disney Water park Pool

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NFL Quarterback Kurt Warner and Family at the Magic Kingdom

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Warner NFL QuarterbackA SPECIAL TOUCHDOWN AT DISNEY WORLD (JUNE 13, 2011): Former NFL and Super Bowl-winning quarterback Kurt Warner (right), his wife, Brenda (left), and Mickey Mouse pose June 13, 2011 with Kenny Bender (center), age 6, and Landon Smith (far right), 4, at the Magic Kingdom theme park in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. Representing the Kurt Warner First Things First Foundation, the Warners, in conjunction with the Make-A-Wish Foundation, visited Walt Disney World Resort with a group of families from St. Louis, Arizona and Iowa. This marked the 10th annual visit by the First Things First Foundation to Walt Disney World. (Gene Duncan, photographer)

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Denver Broncos Quarterback Tim Tebow at ESPN Wide World of Sports

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“HEISMAN POSE”: Denver Broncos quarterback Tim Tebow and Adam Hubbs, 16, strike a “Heisman pose” June 13, 2011 at ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. Tebow, a former Heisman Trophy winner at the Univ. of Florida, and Hubbs, from Millstadt, Ill., were visiting Walt Disney World Resort as a part of the joint ESPN SportsCenter and Make-A-Wish Foundation series “My Wish,” which grants sports-related wishes for children with life-threatening medical conditions. The two played games at Disney’s BoardWalk, ate lunch at the ESPN Club and visited the football practice fields at ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex. (Matt Stroshane, photographer).

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New Female Pirate Meet and Greet with Angelica at the Magic Kingdom

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Angelica Pirates 4 at Magic KingdomA PIRATE’S LIFE FOR HER: Angelica, a new pirate character appearing in the worldwide hit motion picture “Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides” from Walt Disney Pictures (aka Penelope Cruz), now meets Adventureland guests in Magic Kingdom at Walt Disney World Resort in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. Angelica can also be seen in New Orleans Square at Disneyland park in California. (Diana Zalucky, Disney photographer).

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Newly Crowned “American Idol” Scotty McCreery Takes a Ride at Disney’s Hollywood Studios

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AMERICA’S IDOL AND MICKEY MOUSE! LET THE MEMORIES BEGIN: Newly crowned “American Idol” Scotty McCreery takes a celebratory ride May 30th, 2011 with Mickey Mouse through Disney’s Hollywood Studios in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. McCreery was honored in a parade at the Disney theme park and performed his new single “I Love You This Big.” On Wednesday, the 17-year-old singer was crowned the new “American Idol” on the season finale which was viewed by an estimated 29.3 million people. (Matt Stroshane, photographer)

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Specialty Rooms Bring Fairytales to Life at Walt Disney World

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resortroyal_room_renderingSPECIALTY ROOMS BRING FAIRYTALES TO LIFE: New royal guestrooms fit for a princess are underway at Disney’s Port Orleans Resort at Walt Disney World Resort in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. The rooms celebrate Princess Tiana from the popular Disney film “Princess and the Frog.“ Ornately decorated headboards feature fiber optic special effects accented with gold and crystal bling. Royal bed coverings and drapes, unique artwork as well as mementos from Disney princes and princesses create a regal experience.

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Contemporary Christian Pop Music Group MercyMe Returns to Night of Joy 2011

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MercyMe at Disney Night of JoyNIGHT OF JOY ARTIST MERCYME: Contemporary Christian pop music group MercyMe returns to Magic Kingdom at Walt Disney World Resort in Lake Buena Vista, Fla., on Sept. 10, 2011, as a headline act along with TobyMac and Jars of Clay. The Saturday night lineup also will include Marvin Sapp, Sanctus Real, Kutless, Chris August and VaShawn Mitchell.

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NBA Superstar Dwight Howard Meets Chewbacca at Star Tours

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IT’S A TALL WORLD: Orlando Magic center Dwight Howard poses May 6, 2011 with Chewbacca in front of the soon-to-open “Star Tours – The Adventures Continue” attraction at Disney’s Hollywood Studios in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. The new 3-D attraction opens May 20, 2011 at Walt Disney World Resort in Florida, and June 3, 2011 at Disneyland Resort in California. Howard was just honored with his third straight NBA Defensive Player of the Year Award and finished second in the NBA MVP voting this season. (Gene Duncan, photographer)

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Pop singer “Ke$ha” at the Magic Kingdom

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KEEPING TIME: Pop singer “Ke$ha” poses April 21, 2011 with The White Rabbit from Disney’s animated film “Alice in Wonderland,” at the Magic Kingdom park in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. Ke$ha’s debut single, entitled “Tik Tok,” was a number one hit around the world. The Magic Kingdom is one of four theme parks at Walt Disney World Resort. (Gene Duncan, photographer)

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Lady Gaga Visits the Evil Queen at the Magic Kingdom

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GOING GAGA OVER DISNEY: Grammy Award-winning singer Lady Gaga (right) poses April 16, 2011 with the Evil Queen from Disney’s classic animated film “Snow White” at the Magic Kingdom at Walt Disney World Resort in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (Todd Anderson, photographer)

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