Orlando Theme Parks Mull Over Health Insurance for Part Timers

The Orlando areas big theme parks depend, for the most part, on part-time and seasonal workers. They are struggling with a decision as to whether or not to provide health insurance for those workers, with the upcoming to changes to the healthcare market.Sea World is the latest major employer to tell its part-time and seasonal employees that their current insurance will be eliminated, starting in January.The plan SeaWorld currently has for part-time and seasonal workers is an extremely … [Read more...]

Starbucks at Disney World Will Be Opening Soon

Coffee drinkers will be excited to know that Starbucks at Disney World will be opening soon! Starbucks is coming soon to the Magic Kingdom at Walt Disney World! It has been over a year since Disney announced that they would be adding a Starbucks to their theme park and we are finally seeing the signs!You can now see a gold Starbucks' logo on the window of the Main Street Bakery as well as a second Starbucks sign located above its doorway. However, you will still find a notice on the door — … [Read more...]

Disney Has Increased Theme Park Ticket Prices

It's that time of year again... It's time for Disney to increase their theme park ticket prices. As of today, Disney has increased theme park ticket prices at both the Walt Disney World Resort in Florida and the Disneyland Resort in California.For the first time, Disney will charge more for a one-day ticket to the Magic Kingdom than the other three theme parks. A one-day Magic Kingdom ticket will now cost $95 for adults and children ages 10 years and above. For children ages 3 to 9, these … [Read more...]

Two Disney World Guests Stole a Golf Cart at Disney’s Boardwalk

Two Walt Disney World guests stole a golf cart at Disney's Boardwalk on Sunday and then took it for a joy ride, according to deputies. Micheal Kulesza of Massachusetts and Donald Rossi of New York were charged with grand theft, but have since bonded out of jail.Deputies from the Orange County Sheriff's Office were patroling at Disney's Boardwalk near Epcot when they spotted two men speeding in a golf cart. The men if the golf cart were reported to have been making a ruckus and even forcing … [Read more...]

Golden Oak at Walt Disney World to Open its Fifth Neighborhood

Golden Oak at Walt Disney World is about to open its fifth neighborhood. Golden Oak is Central Florida's most-expensive new residential development, according to the Orlando Sentinel.The homes in Golden Oak have starting prices of $1.6 million with midpoint prices between $3 million and $4 million in the community. The neighborhood will share access with a Four Seasons Resort that is scheduled to open in 2014."We've been delighted by the positive response over the past 24 months," said … [Read more...]

Custodial manager at Disney’s Port Orleans resort accused of watching porn

A custodial manager at Disney's Port Orleans resort has been accused of watching porn at work. He was reportedly writing an Easter sermon for a church in Sanford, Florida where he pastors.Cedric Eugene Cuthbert is the pastor of the Historic St. James African Methodist Episcopal Church in Sanford, Florida. Cuthbert worked for Disney for more than 7 years prior to his arrest. He has now been fired.According to Orange County deputies, an employee-relations manager at Disney was alerted last … [Read more...]

Food and Wine Classic at Disney’s Swan & Dolphin Resorts This Fall

I'm sure most of you know about the Epcot International Food and Wine Festival, but have you heard about the Food and Wine Classic at Disney World's Swan and Dolphin Resort? The Swan and Dolphin Resort at Walt Disney World will be hosting its Fourth Annual Food and Wine Classic October 18-19, 2013.At the Food and Wine Classic, you will be able to sample wines from around the world and savor culinary artistry from pastries to pasta. The event will be held on Friday, October 18 and Saturday, … [Read more...]

Disney Fantasy Ship Returns to Port Due to Medical Emergencies

The Disney Fantasy ship of the Disney Cruise Line fleet was forced to return to its port on Saturday due to two passengers experiencing medical emergencies.The Disney Fantasy left Port Canaveral, Florida on Saturday, April 6, 2013 to embark on a seven day Caribbean cruise. The ship left the dock around 5:00 p.m. EST, but returned just three and a half hours later at 8:30 p.m. EST. They were forced to return because two passengers needed medical attention due to previously existing medical … [Read more...]

Senate Committee Approves New Ticket Law

Do you remember our article just last week explaining that Disney World needed Florida legislature to re-write the current ticket laws to protect the new MyMagic+ system? The proposed legislation also increased punishment for violations of laws on selling fraudulent tickets. Well, just this week, a Senate committee has now approved the new ticket law! This bill was supported by all three major Orlando theme parks including the Walt Disney World Resort, Universal Orlando, and Sea World … [Read more...]

Disney World’s Victoria & Albert’s named Orlando’s most iconic restaurant by Zagat

The Walt Disney World Resort's restaurant, Victoria & Albert's has been named Orlando's most iconic restaurant by Zagat. Zagat just released a new list of fifteen U.S. restaurants that "embody the essence of their city."Zagat included this review of Victoria & Albert’s, "A 'once-in-a-lifetime experience,' this Grand Floridian 'celebration destination' earns 'superlatives all around,' from chef Scott Hunnel’s 'exquisite,' 'beautifully presented' New American prix fixes to 'impeccable' … [Read more...]