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Are you a fan of the Iron Man movies? If so, you’re going to love the new ‘Iron Man 3′ monorail wrappers at the Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando, Florida! The newest monorail wrapper was first seen this weekend at Walt Disney World. Disney fans have even nicknamed the new monorail, the “Iron Man-orail.”
On one side of the monorail, you can see Iron Man flying down the side, who is being played by Robert Downey, Jr. The other side of the monorail displays Col. James “Rhodey” Rhodes, who is being played by Don Cheadle, in a newly redesigned armor resembling the Iron Patriot armor from the Marvel comics. The monorail also features the brand ”Stark Industries” around the pilot’s cabin on the right side of the monorail. In the Iron Man movies, Stark Industries is the company that is owned by Iron Man’s alter ego, Tony Stark.
I have talked about how great Fort Wilderness is, and it’s a place I spent many happy vacations as a kid. One thing that wasn’t so great about those vacation was the two days we spent in the car each way as we towed our camper from Upstate NY to Disney and back. Do I understand why my parents did it? Of COURSE – it was a HUGE money saver, as we didn’t have to pay for airfare and could eat many of our meals at the campsite, and the cost of renting a campsite is nothing compared to that of a resort or hotel.
While I was on those vacations, I always wondered what it would be like to stay in one of the Fort Wilderness Cabins – a great alternative to those who want a ‘home away from home’ but don’t want to tow their camper across the country to get it.
Ever flown back home from Orlando? Or just flown anywhere from Orlando or even thought about it? Yes? So now you have the dreaded pit in your stomach that all airline passengers flying out of MCO in Orlando feel when thinking about the security lines.
The awful, crazy security lines that are filled with families after a fun-filled week at Disney World with a ton of bags, strollers, packages, tired kids and tired moms and dads. So, then for everyone else trying to get through the airport, such as the frequent flyers, Orlando locals, people flying without tons of reasons to slow others down, and the Disney family it becomes quite possibly one of the worst TSA screening areas in the country…and believe me I have seen them all!
So, what to do, this could discourage visitors to Disney and our friends at the Walt Disney Co. do not like that idea and being the smart cookies they are they have taken out a few interesting patents.
There are a ton of amazing Walt Disney World Resorts to choose from, so many that Disney had to divide them into categories, with Value Resorts being the cheapest with the smallest rooms and fewest ameneties, and the Moderate Resorts have larger rooms and more on site ameneties, and then there’s the Deluxe Resorts, which are the largest, fanciest Resorts with – you guessed it – the largest price tag too. So why would you pick a Deluxe Resort over WDW’s cheaper Resorts?
Well, here are some reasons:
More Space: The rooms at WDW Deluxe Resorts are biggest and most luxurious on WDW property – some of them are so beautiful that you may never want to leave (which would be ok, because room service and concierge service is also available at several of these resorts). All standard Deluxe rooms come with two queen or 1 king size bed, and ample sink and bathroom space for you and your family to spread out. Plus, there are plenty of different room choices as many Resorts offer Garden or Water views with balconies, and some also have suites available. If you’re traveling with your family, the larger rooms and suite options that the Deluxe Resorts offer would be perfect for you.
When it comes to visiting Walt Disney World, there are so many things to see and do that it almost seems impossible to see it all! When we visit, we take about a week to see as many of the sites and sounds of all four parks, but what if you only have one day? Is it worth it to attempt to see all four parks in one day?
This challenge is known as the Disney World Challenge — and I’ll tell you, it probably isn’t easy, but I certainly think it is possible!
Before you start, you do need to do a little pre-DWC (Disney World Challenge) planning. To make the most out of your time, here are some questions you’ll want to get answers too.
- Pick a day that has either the Magic Kingdom or Epcot with evening Extra Magic Hours.
- Decide what attractions you’re going to absolutely need to ride at each of the parks.
- Are you driving to each of the parks or utilizing Disney Transportation?
- I recommend starting your day with Disney’s Animal Kingdom park.
- Lastly, make sure that you have park hopper tickets or annual passes — standard Magic Your Way tickets without Park Hopper will not allow you to get in to all the parks on the same day.