Waterfront cabins coming to Disney’s Wilderness Lodge

Disney Vacation Club confirmed today that they will be expanding the Wilderness Lodge units with new waterfront cabins (similar to the Polynesian Resort). Earlier this year they submitted the plans to build 26 waterfront cabins but would not confirm if they would be timeshare units, until now.Also plans were filed for a guest boardwalk, new bar/grill, and expanded pool area! Sounds like Disney is going to be really busy expanding the Wilderness Lodge area in the coming years.No other … [Read more...]

Why Walt Disney World is Better Than Disneyland

When it comes time to decide where my next Disney Vacation is going to be, I often think about doing Disneyland, or maybe a Disney Cruise. But, in the end, Walt Disney World in Florida always wins! It will forever be my "home" Park. I often see the Disney Addicts arguing over which Park is better. Disneyland lovers will say "their Park" is better because it was first, or because it is smaller. But we all know when it comes to Disney, bigger is always better!  I am here to set the record … [Read more...]

Universal Orlando’s Cabana Bay Beach Resort Expansion set for 2017

If you are a fan of Universal Orlando's Cabana Bay Beach Resort as much as I am then you are going to love this latest announcement! Just a few days ago, Universal Orlando Resort and Loews Hotels announced that due to the extreme popularity of this retro-themed hotel they are set to add four-hundred new rooms opening in 2017.The success of this resort is not surprising with it’s bold colors and retro inspired design, it just screams family fun. But let’s not overlook the relaxing elements of … [Read more...]

Construction on Avatar Land at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Is Moving Full Speed Ahead

Behind the construction walls in the former Camp Minnie/Mickey area between Oasis and Africa sections of Disney's Animal Kingdom lies the skeletal shape of one of the buildings of the future Avatar Land.  Originally the site for a land of mythical and legendary creatures that was never built, Avatar Land will instead be home to dragons, unicorns and blue skinned Na'vi people along with bioluminescent trees straight from the 2009 movie.Taking over the area where the Festival of the Lion King … [Read more...]

Top 10 Places I’m Looking Forward To at The All New Disney Springs

There are major changes coming to one of my favorite spots, the former Downtown Disney. So much exciting stuff is happening there! Here are my picks for the top 10 changes to look forward to  when Disney Springs is complete.In 2016, when completed, Disney Springs will double the number of shops and restaurants and grow to more than 1 million square feet, which means I am going to have to schedule a whole day during my trip just for doing DS!Top 10 places I am looking forward to checking … [Read more...]

Disney’s Polynesian Villas & Bungalows Opens

The first phase of Disney’s Polynesian Villas & Bungalows, the newest resort in the growing Disney Vacation Club portfolio, opened today. Offering 360 Deluxe Studio accommodations (opening in phases through summer 2015) and 20 over-the-water Bungalows, the new resort delivers the spirit of the South Pacific along with fun Disney touches to create a vacation experience that only Disney can provide. Nestled along the shore of the Seven Seas Lagoon, the resort is a quick monorail ride from the … [Read more...]

Innoventions West at Epcot Set to Close in April

Have you heard the news Chip and Co fans? Innoventions West at Epcot is set to close on April 30, 2015."We've reached the end of our sponsorship agreements with the exhibitors in Innoventions West and will temporarily close the space in early May to begin preparing for a new experience," a Disney spokeswoman said Friday.All three exhibits located inside Innoventions West (Think, presented by IBM; The Great Piggy Bank Adventure, presented by T. Rowe Price; and Where's the Fire?, presented … [Read more...]

Two Restaurants Expand as Downtown Disney Transforms Into Disney Springs

Big changes are coming to Planet Hollywood and Paradiso 37 at Downtown Disney. Paradiso 37 is finishing up their expansion in summer 2015. Planet Hollywood's expansion will take a bit longer and will be finishing in spring 2016.Paradiso 37’s expansion capitalizes on its beautiful waterfront setting. “We’re nearly doubling the seating, adding more terrace dining, a new outdoor performance stage and expanding to add a greater presence on the new Disney Springs promenade,” said Rashid Choufani, … [Read more...]

Disney California Adventure opening New Smokejumpers Grill

The recent expansion at Disney California Adventure Park brings us several new areas to explore.  Part of the Grizzly Peak Expansion, the New Smokejumpers Grill is just one of the new additions.  Opening on March 20, 2015, the Smokejumper's Grill is a quick-service eatery, that is inspired by the brave men and women who battle fires in our California forests.  Full of delicious burgers and sandwiches, the New Smokejumpers Grill will be our lunch spot on our next visit.  Grizzly Peak … [Read more...]

Toy Story Midway Mania and Soarin’ Expansions are on the Way

Disney World is always looking to make things better. They really do listen to what guests say! Soarin' and Toy Story Midway Mania will be expanding in the future. So now your favorite rides will be even more fun!Toy Story Midway Mania will get more midway track. Soarin' will get a better projection system and updated screens. But wait there's more, Soarin' is also getting a 3rd theater to help with wait times.Both projects are expected to be completed by late 2016. We have no closure … [Read more...]