ESPN Wide World of Sports Named ‘Business of the Year’ at SPORTYS


The Central Florida Sports Commission recognized ESPN Wide World of Sports at Walt Disney World Resort as “Business of the Year” last month at the inaugural Central Florida SPORTYS Awards. The event honored deserving local athletes, coaches, employees and businesses, ranging from amateur to professional, throughout Lake, Orange, Osceola, Seminole and Volusia Counties.SPORTYS award winners are selected by a blue ribbon panel of Central Florida media representatives through two rounds of … [Read more...]

Characters Coming to Lunch at Animal Kingdom’s Tusker House

Beginning December 4, 2011, the buffet lunch at Animal Kingdom’s Tusker House is becoming Disney’s Dining Safari Lunch with Donald, Daisy, Mickey, and Goofy. The menu seems to be similar to what is offered today- the real difference is the introduction of characters. As the mom of small children you would think I would embrace this change but I’m just not excited about it.Here are the three main reasons I’ve adopted a wait-and-see attitude.1. Limits Choices. Before we traveled with the … [Read more...]

Geena Davis to replace Whoopi Goldberg at Epcot’s Candlelight Processional

Geena Davis is now scheduled to be replacing Whoopi Goldberg at the Epcot Candlelight Processional for December 2 and 3.Here is the new schedule at the America Gardens Theater:Nov 25 - 27 Mira Sorvino (“Romy and Michelle’s High School Reunion”) Nov 28 - Dec 1 Michael W. Smith (Christian singer) Dec 2 - 3 Geena Davis Dec 4 - 6 Edward James Olmos Dec 7 - 9 Isabella Rossellini (“Alias”) Dec 10 -12 Neil Patrick Harris (“How I Met Your Mother”) Dec 13 - 15 Lorraine Bracco Dec 16 - 18 … [Read more...]

Disney’s Art of Animation Resort Reveals New Details and Opening Day


The first wing of the new Disney’s Art of Animation Resort will open to Guests on May 31, 2012, as construction on the 25th resort hotel at Walt Disney World continues on schedule.In size and scope, the construction of Disney’s Art of Animation Resort is a major project at Walt Disney World Resort and has created up to 800 construction jobs. Once open in 2012, Disney’s Art of Animation Resort will also create 750 ongoing resort hotel jobs.At a media gathering today, Walt Disney … [Read more...]

Money Saving Tips for Walt Disney World


So you want to go to the happiest place on Earth, but you don't want to break the bank?The most frequent question people ask me is: "How much does it cost?"That question is more complex than it might seem. There are many factors in the cost of a Disney World Vacation: The season you are going, how long you stay, where you are staying, type of tickets, dinning options, and the list goes on and on. So Lets start with the seasons.Disney World has its own "seasons": Value, the least … [Read more...]