Disney World Planning By the Numbers


Whoever said planning is half the fun of a Disney vacation was right, but it's a lot of work.  The good thing is, the more thought you put into your trip, the better it will--we promise!  Here's a by-no-means-exhaustive list to get you started.1.  First thing's first:  Decide when to go.  You may want to base your resort choice on the time of year you're traveling. Wilderness Lodge is gorgeous during the Christmas holidays.  Or maybe you might want to avoid the All Stars during certain … [Read more...]

Best Things I Love About Disney’s Star Wars Weekends

Stormtroopers in the Star Wars Weekends Celebrity Motorcade

I just got from Walt Disney World Resort this week, tired and sunburned and sad to leave the magic. But I was very happy to be able to combine two of my favorite things on my most recent trip: Disney and “Star Wars.” I was visiting the World, to a large degree, to attend the opening weekend of Star Wars Weekends and the opening of Star Tours – The Adventures Continue.So now, after days of sorting through pictures and my notes, I have my top five things about Star Wars Weekends … [Read more...]

New Disney World’s Haunted Mansion Queue


The lonely wolf howl echoes across the landscape, cutting through the music and merriment of the Magic Kingdom.  For a split second, images of fog-filled graveyards and half-seen shadows flicker at the edges of park guests' minds, and then they are gone, burned away by the bright Florida sunshine. Yet that chilling call is a siren song for many visitors to the Magic Kingdom. In its mournful tone, they find fond memories of one of the most dearly loved attractions at the Disney theme parks: The … [Read more...]

Delight in the Details: Disney’s Hollywood Studios

“There’s no business like show-business...” and no one does show-business quite like Disney’s Hollywood Studios. Before you go racing off to Rockin’ Rollercoaster or Tower of Terror, take a few minutes to saunter down Hollywood Boulevard and delight in the details!As you enter the park you will see a kiosk with a Mickey on top, (“the crossroads of the world”) Look closely and you’ll notice that Mickey’s ears are uneven, and he appears to be reaching for something, but what? The ear is copper … [Read more...]

Disney World Refurbishment Schedule June 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 WebsiteCurrentOsprey Ridge Golf Course closed through 5/19/11 for refurbishment. Cabanas Leisure Pool (Coronado Springs Resort) closed through 5/20/11 for refurbishment. All other pools, including the Dig Site feature pool will remain open. Villas Spa (Beach Club Villas) closed 5/23/11-5/25/11 for … [Read more...]