Disney Jazz Celebration to Move to Disneyland Resort

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Each year Disney Youth Programs has the privilege of hosting the Disney Jazz Celebration, a festival for middle and high school instrumental and vocal ensembles focusing on jazz education, artist interaction and featuring spectacular evening performances. For the past three years, this magical showcase of talent has been held at the Walt Disney World Resort. I am excited to announce that next year the event will be held at the Disneyland Resort from Feb. 24-26, 2012. We are enthusiastic about … [Read more...]





Highlights of the 2011 Epcot International Food and Wine Festival

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The 16th International Food and Wine Festival will feature the favorites you’ve come to love as well as some new additions. Here are a few highlights to look forward International Marketplace-Booths around the world showcase offer small portions of international cuisine with complimentary beverages including wine, beer and mixed drinks.New Marketplace Booths-In addition to all your favorites, Portugal, the Caribbean and Hawaii will also have a place at the festival this year featuring the … [Read more...]





7 Reasons Why Cruising is the Perfect Vacation

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WDW natives know how much work a Walt Disney World vacation is, there's the initial planning (where do we stay? Can we really afford a deluxe?) How much are we going to eat (ooooh that dining plan is SO yummy!) What is my ADR date (I MUST stay up till midnight to get my first choice restaurants!), when are the park hours going to be posted, I need to know my extra magical hours! These are just a few of the issues to consider when planning a WDW trip.It's easy to be in a frazzled frenzy … [Read more...]





Ask a Disney Question: Meal-Plan Help

Today's Question comes from Sara who writes: "If we choose a meal plan does that mean all our meals are already paid for? which meal plan is best for a family of 4 with a 4yrold and a 2yr old we will be at the Disney resort for about 5 days but only doing actual Disney parks for 2 or 3 days we want to do at least one character meal?"Hi Sara! I'm so glad you asked about the Meal Plan. Its something that seems like it should be simple, but just ISN'T at all. First question: If we choose a … [Read more...]





New Refillable Mug Technology Being Tested at All Star Sports.

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If you've ever spent any time on a  Disney message board, you know that one of  the more contentious topics centers around the use of refillable soda mugs after your initial resort stay ends.  If you haven't used one, here's how they work:   Disney resort guests purchase  a refillable mug for use during their stay, either separately or through the dining plan.  The mugs are only good at your resort during that one stay--you can take the mug home as a souvenir but you can't bring it back and … [Read more...]