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

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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

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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

DisneyÕs Polynesian Villas & Bungalows Opening in 2015

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

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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

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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

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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

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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...]


Orlando has been Named Number 1 Hot Spot for 2015

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According to Priceline.com, Orlando is the No. 1 "hot spot" for 2015. There are a lot of expansions and new attractions, not to mention some amazing restaurants,  adding to the Orlando appeal.I live in Orlando and there has been a ton of construction going on around here lately. So here is a run down of the newest attractions to hit the Orlando area.International Drive (also known as I-Drive)I-Drive will see some big developments in 2015. There will be new stores, dining and … [Read more...]


What’s new at Disney World in 2015

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Cítricos Welcomes Princesses For Breakfast and Brunch at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa Beginning earlier this month Disney princesses welcomed guests to Cítricos at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa while Cinderella’s Royal Table in Magic Kingdom Park gets a refresh.Cinderella will greet guests as they arrive, and the Disney princesses will visit each table for photos and autographs during the dining experience.  Diners also can participate in an interactive “Magical … [Read more...]


Disney’s Polynesian Villas & Bungalows are now on Sale

DisneyÕs Polynesian Villas & Bungalows Opening in 2015

Disney Vacation Club will start initial sales for its newest resort, Disney’s Polynesian Villas & Bungalows. Current Disney Vacation Club Members will be able to purchase beginning Jan. 12, and general sales will begin Feb. 9. When the first phase opens, scheduled for April 1, the resort will introduce unique Disney accommodations, including Bora Bora Bungalows and connecting Deluxe Studios. “We’re looking forward to welcoming families to this enchanting new resort, located just a quick … [Read more...]