Walt Disney World Offers Romantic Playground for Lovebirds on Valentine’s Day and Every Day


The storybook setting and amorous ambiance of Walt Disney World Resort has lovebirds flocking to the Vacation Kingdom for a romantic getaway. Moonlit strolls, luxurious spas and intimate dining make it feel like Valentine’s Day every day. With all the choices available, couples commemorating their commitment have a “heart full” of enchanting ways to customize their Valentine’s vacations. Couples who’ve been bitten by the love bug don’t need a fairy godmother to find romance at Walt Disney … [Read more...]

Romance at Walt Disney World Resort


Beloved Disney character couples are "feelin' the love" at Walt Disney World Resort during Valentine's month. Against the fairytale backdrop of Cinderella Castle in the Magic Kingdom are Mickey and Minnie Mouse, Aladdin and Jasmine, Belle and Beast, Price Eric and Ariel, Cinderella and Prince Charming and Donald and Daisy Duck.Photo: Gene Duncan/Disney Related articlesDisney Travel 101: Perks of staying onsite at a Walt Disney World Resort hotel (examiner.com) Making Valentine's Day … [Read more...]

Disney Dining Plan or Deluxe Disney Dining Plan… Which To Choose?

I enjoy dining and trying new places and was very excited a few years ago when they came up with the Disney Dining Plan. It gave me the ability to not have to worry about what I was going to order, price didn’t matter and I could try new restaurants every night. Since the start of the Disney Dining Plan I’ve done both the original Disney Dining Plan and the Deluxe Disney Dining Plan.The Disney Dining Plan includes 1 snack, 1 quick service (non-alcoholic drink, entree and dessert or combo … [Read more...]

Star Wars Weekends 2011 Dates Announced


The Official Disney Parks Blog updates with the dates for this year's Star Wars Weekends event: Star Wars Weekends 2011 will be held at Disney's Hollywood Studios every Friday, Saturday and Sunday from May 20-June 12.In addition to the launch of a new Star Tours experience, there will be special Star Wars parades, trivia challenges, Jedi Training Academy, limited-edition merchandise and memorabilia, behind-the-scenes presentations, and star conversations. Of course, there's a great … [Read more...]

TV personality Jon Stewart celebrates his daughter’s 5th birthday at Walt Disney World Feb. 4, 2011


Emmy Award-winning TV host and Grammy Award-winning comedian Jon Stewart takes a ride Feb. 4, 2011 on the Tomorrowland Indy Speedway at the Magic Kingdom theme park in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. with his children Nate (left, age 6) and Maggie (center, age 5). The Feb. 4 visit took place on Maggie's 5th birthday, and Stewart and his family celebrated the occasion with friends at the Walt Disney World theme park.David Roark, photographer Related articlesChilean Miners Honored at Walt Disney … [Read more...]

Chilean Miners Honored at Walt Disney World Resort


Magical new memories were embraced today by the rescued Chilean miners as they paraded down Main Street, U.S.A. in grand fanfare at Walt Disney World Resort toward the close of a Disney-sponsored vacation honoring the miners, their rescuers and their families.Last fall, the world united to celebrate the dramatic rescue of the trapped Chilean miners.  Since last Thursday, the miners and their rescuers and families joined in a festive gathering in their honor at Walt Disney World Resort … [Read more...]

Disneyworld Refurbishment Schedule February 2011

Refurbishment/closure information is subject to change without notice and should be confirmed just prior to visiting. Updated information is available here.CurrentMickey's PhilharMagic (Magic Kingdom) closed 1/18/11. Kali River Rapids (Animal Kingdom) closed through 1/29/11 for refurbishment. Studio Backlot Tour (Hollywood Studios) closed through 1/29/11 for refurbishment. Honey I Shrunk the Kids Movie Set Adventure (Hollywood Studios) closed through 1/29/11 for … [Read more...]

Disney World 40th Anniversary by SHAG Art Sneak Peek and Artist Signing


Monday, January 31st from 12:00pm - 2:00pm Main Street Gallery, Magic KingdomWalt Disney World is celebrating 40 years of magic.  To commemorate this auspicious occasion we are pleased to offer a special pre-celebration artist signing.Disney Theme Parks Merchandise are working with many well known artists to create all sorts of wonderful artwork offerings, among them well known artist SHAG has been approached to utilize his signature art style in the creation of … [Read more...]

2011 Epcot International Food & Wine Festival Details


Celebrating Culinary Adventures from September 30, 2011 – November 13, 2011The Epcot International Food & Wine Festival is an autumn special event that transforms Epcot Theme Park into a food and wine lover's paradise with specialty food items, culinary events, sophisticated parties and live musical entertainment.Try delicious regional foods, wines and beers from around the world at special marketplaces set up along World Showcase Promenade. Learn from renowned chefs and … [Read more...]

Disney Pin Trading: Rules and Etiquette for Enjoying the Experience

Disney's Pin Traders, Walt Disney World

I started trading pins at Walt Disney World, and then at Disneyland, a few years ago as an excuse to talk to Disney Cast Members and other guests. Because I’m not much of a shopper while visiting Disney theme parks, I also liked the idea of collecting small (thus portable) and inexpensive souvenirs during my trips that would become part of a larger collection at home – one that would be ever evolving.Trading Disney pins is easy, with just a few rules to follow. And building a collection can … [Read more...]