Monkees’ Davy Jones, Herman’s Hermits Starring Peter Noone Featured on Final Weekends of 2011 Flower Power Concert Series


They both came to America from Manchester, England, and both landed at the top of the pop music charts in the mid-1960s. "They" are Davy Jones and Peter Noone, who will bring the hit-making sounds of The Monkees and Herman's Hermits, respectively, to Epcot in May as the final two acts of the 2011 Flower Power Concert Series:Davy Jones, who'll take the America Gardens Theatre stage May 6-8, traveled from the television screen -- along with other The Monkees cast members -- to the top … [Read more...]

Touring Plans Starts the Latest Free Dining Rumor.


The latest free dining rumor comes courtesy of Touring Plans own Len Testa. Today on Twitter, an innoucuous little tweet announced: "Disney reviews its quarterly numbers May 10. Word is a tasty discount will be out before then. ^len" We don't' know what dates it will cover (although if we were betting, we would say late August until sometime in November, the same offer the U.K. received a month ago) or when it will be announced, but Touring Plans has been right on target for the last two major … [Read more...]

Topiary Mater has been added to the array of characters revving up for a dash to the finish with Pixar’s 25th Anniversary Weekend…


Topiary Mater has been added to the array of characters revving up for a dash to the finish with Pixar's 25th Anniversary Weekend May 13-15, 2011, celebrating "Cars 2" during the 18th annual Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival presented by HGTV. Related articlesPixar's 25th Anniversary Weekend Celebration ( … [Read more...]

Discounts: Military Rates Extended; AP Rates For Summer 2011


Yesterday, Disney announced that they're extending military discounts through the end of September 2012.  If you are an active-duty or retired military member, you qualify for discounts up to 40% off rooms and for deeply discounted tickets.   See your travel agent or call Disney directly.Be careful with this discount--you'll need to ask for it, as with all discounts. In my experience, it's the one that often falls through the cracks because it's not all that well publicized.  Make sure you … [Read more...]

Must See – Disney’s BoardWalk

Boardwalk, Disney's Boardwalk

One of my absolute favorite places to visit at the Walt Disney World Resort is Disney's BoardWalk. The Boardwalk Inn and Villas hosts both an hotel and Disney's Vacation Club Property.   Also, the BoardWalk offers an adorable lake front area with restaurants, shops, and more, reminiscent of turn of the century Atlantic City and Coney Island.Though I have yet to stay at the Boardwalk Inn, a Deluxe Resort, I love spending an evening strolling the Boardwalk, perusing the stores, and having … [Read more...]