The benefits of staying on Walt Disney World property


The first few times that I went to Disney World, either with my Grandparents, or with my wife Cindy, we didn’t stay on property.  For us, either we were going for just the day, or if we were going for multiple days, we just stayed at a local hotel – to save money, we thought.However, all of that changed when we went to Disney World with Sophie in 2007.  That was the first year we stayed on Disney property, and it was incredible.   We had so much fun that we have not even looked at staying … [Read more...]

Sounds Like Summer Concert Series Beginning at Epcot June 12th

How about we kick off this week with a look at what’s to come at Epcot? This summer, we’ll be offering great tunes at the park from some of the world’s best tribute bands during the Sounds Like Summer Concert Series. It all happens at the open-air America Gardens Theatre in World Showcase beginning in June, and this year, we’re featuring a lineup of bands playing tribute to tunes from U2, The Bee Gees, Janet Jackson, Bon Jovi and others. Here’s the schedule:Hotel California – A Salute to … [Read more...]

Video: Fantasyland Construction, Including Beast’s Castle


The Beast's Castle rises above the Fantasyland skyline, we have views from it from a variety of areas including Dumbo and the Astro Orbiter! You can see the rock work and more as well. Watch as a turret is lifted to the castle!Visit or for more information. … [Read more...]

Celebrate the Royal Wedding From Across the Pond at the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Hotel


The Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Hotel is offering those wishing to witness the royal wedding in a grand setting, but unable to make the trip to London, a chance to experience the next best thing. The Orlando hotel will be broadcasting the event live on large screens in the lobby of the Dolphin, allowing guests to gather and enjoy this once-in-a-generation moment together.On display in the lobby will be a replica of the 18-carat sapphire and diamond engagement ring Prince … [Read more...] Presents Hilton In Walt Disney World Resort Stay Packages Child Friendly Hotel Pick

11426562-hilton-orlando-resort-lake-buena-vista-4 today announced Hilton In Walt Disney World Resort Stay Packages as Child Friendly Hotel Pick. Revealing Hilton Orlando Resort Lake Buena Vista is Hilton’s official Walt Disney World hotel. Citing Hilton In Walt Disney World Resort offers magic and adventure as the perfect solution to excite and relax children for spring summer 2011.According to the review of Hilton In Walt Disney World Resort Stay Packages this hotel makes magic fun for children and adults … [Read more...]

Classic Disney – Mr. Toad’s Wild Ride

Based on the Disney film "The Wind in the Willows," Mr. Toad began whipping riders around in 1971. Passengers were driven through Mr. Toad's world on runaway "jalopies" that made sudden turns and seemed to drive full speed into obstacles. Luckily, through Disney magic, the obstacles would move just in the nick of time. The ride closed with seemingly no logical explanation in 1998, amid much protest by Disney fans. It was replaced with The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh. … [Read more...]

Disney Cruise Line Unveils New Itineraries and Ports for 2012 – Disney Ships Bound for New York, Galveston and Seattle

For the first time ever, Disney Cruise Line will set sail from three new ports in 2012 – New York, Seattle and Galveston, Texas – making the Disney family cruise vacation more accessible to guests around the country. Additionally, the cruise line will offer more choices than ever before with several new itineraries planned.“In 2012, we’re making it easier than ever for families to enjoy a Disney Cruise Line vacation by offering cruises from a variety of regional homeports,” said Disney … [Read more...]

What is Disney’s Keys to the Kingdom Tour?

Disney's Keys to the Kingdom tour is one of the tour opportunities offered at the Magic Kingdom park. It provides the tour guests with interesting and unknown Disney facts, such as the stories behind the creation of Magic Kingdom park and many stories about the vision, creativity and innovative ideas of Walt Disney. I think this tour is awesome for anyone who loves Disney but doesn’t want to know too much for fear of ruining the magic.The Keys to the Kingdom tour is a 4.5 hour walking tour.  … [Read more...]

Going Deluxe at Disney World – Is it worth it?

Going to Disney world is a one of a kind experience and for many choosing just how they are going to mold their trip can be quite overwhelming. There are so many choices to consider when making plans; do you get a park hopper, is the dining plan right for your group, do you sign up for a special tour, or is there a reason not to add water park entry to your ticket? All of these are valid questions, but perhaps one of the most pressing questions is what category of hotel is right for you when … [Read more...]

Affordable Disney Vacations: Splurging on Animal Kingdom Lodge

As one of Disney’s Deluxe resorts, the Animal Kingdom Lodge is not the first place that comes to mind when trying to save money on a Walt Disney World vacation. Still, with the new 25-30% Deluxe Resort Summer Savings, Disney is offering a promotion that may make this stunning resort a possibility for your budget. Is it worth splurging on? In my opinion, absolutely! We had the opportunity to stay here for two nights several years ago, and to this day I can recall what an amazing experience it … [Read more...]