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...]

Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge Earns Four-Diamond Status

Earlier this month,Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge celebrated its 10th anniversary. This week, the resort has something new to celebrate – achieving prestigious AAA Four-Diamond status for the first time in its history.Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge is the seventh Walt Disney World resort to achieve this honor, which recognizes hotels around the globe that offer world-class amenities, service and attention to detail. Only 4 percent of AAA-rated hotels receive this prestigious status.One … [Read more...]

Star Tours – These Are The Souvenirs I’m Looking For

If I had a nickel for the hours I spent as a child playing with my Star Wars toys, I would be living on a beach in Maui right now. Luckily, my parents saved those toys (thanks Mom and Dad), and my son now spends hours pretending he is in a galaxy far, far away. Soon, he will have a few more toys (among several awesome things) to add to his Star Wars collection, especially with the launch of “Star Tours – The Adventures Continue” on May 20. But wait! I get to photograph and write about … [Read more...]

Celebrity Sighting: Pop singer Ke$ha at the Magic Kingdom


Pop singer "Ke$ha" poses April 21, 2011 with The White Rabbit from Disney's animated film "Alice in Wonderland," at the Magic Kingdom park in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. Ke$ha's debut single, entitled "Tik Tok," was a number one hit around the world. The Magic Kingdom is one of four theme parks at Walt Disney World Resort. (Gene Duncan, photographer) … [Read more...]

Disney World Refurbishment Schedule May 2011

Refurbishment/closure information is subject to change without notice and should be confirmed just prior to visiting. Updated information is available at the Disney World Website.CurrentWilderness Swimmin' Pool (Fort Wilderness) closed through 4/22/11 for refurbishment. The Meadow Swimmin' Pool will be open during this time. Star Tours (Hollywood Studios) closed through 5/19/11 for refurbishment. Primeval Whirl (Animal Kingdom) closed through 6/1/11 for refurbishment. Paddock … [Read more...]