Mickey’s ‘Spooktacular’ In-Room Celebration Returns to the Walt Disney World Resort

Last fall, guests at the Walt Disney World Resort chose Mickey’s “Spooktacular” In-Room Celebration as one of their favorite offerings from Disney Floral & Gifts. This experience begins when guests return to their resort room to find that Mickey Mouse has surprised them by placing a sash with Halloween accents and cobwebs on their room’s door. Once inside, they find a not-so-scary personalized Halloween celebration waiting for them.This over-the-top celebration was so popular last … [Read more...]




Author Laura Schaefer Releases Children’s E-Book Guide to Walt Disney World

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Laura Schaefer, author of The Teashop Girls (Simon & Schuster 2009) and The Secret Ingredient (Simon & Schuster 2011) has a new series of e-books for kids called Planet Explorers. Her first title, Planet Explorers Walt Disney World, is a guidebook to the parks for readers aged 8-12. With fun facts, tips, and active hyperlinks for kids who want to dig a little deeper into everything Disney, the e-books are designed to be read on smart phones, Kindles, Nooks, or iPads. They are … [Read more...]




Disney Food Confession – Seven Tiki Mai Tai

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What is it? - Seven Tiki Mai TaiWhere can you get it? - The Hawaii marketplace at the 16th annual Epcot International Food & Wine Festival Sept. 30-Nov. 13 at Walt Disney World ResortWhy you want it? - Cool and refreshing on Hot Summers Days!  … [Read more...]




Disney World Refurbishment Schedule August 2011

Refurbishment/closure information is subject to change without notice and should be confirmed just prior to visiting. Updated information is available on the Disney World Website.CurrentOsprey Ridge Golf Course closed Mondays only through 8/1/11 for refurbishment. Magnolia Golf Course closed Tuesdays only through 8/2/11 for refurbishment. Palm Golf Course closed Wednesdays only through 8/3/11 for refurbishment. Lake Buena Vista Golf Course closed Thursdays only through 8/4/11 for … [Read more...]




Construction Crews at Disney’s Art of Animation Resort Celebrate “Topping Out”

The hundreds of people who are building Disney’s Art of Animation Resort from the ground up gathered to mark the project’s “topping out.”The “topping out” is a special moment that typically occurs in the construction and engineering industry when the highest piece of structure, either steel or concrete, is placed on the building’s frame. The tradition dates back to the Vikings, who would place an evergreen tree on the top of a building to celebrate and bring good luck.At the construction … [Read more...]