Disney World Refurbishment Schedule April 2011

Refurbishment/closure information is subject to change without notice and should be confirmed just prior to visiting. Updated information is available at the Walt Disney World website.CurrentLuna Park Pool Slide (BoardWalk Resort) closed through 3/16/11 for refurbishment. Guests may use the pool or use the feature pool and slide at the Yacht & Beach Club Resort. Friendship Boats to Epcot, Hollywood Studios and resorts in the area (Yacht Club Resort) closed through 3/24/11. … [Read more...]

Manatees Receive Expert Care at The Seas with Nemo & Friends


Jasper and Vail may sound like two western United States vacation spots, but they’re actually the names of two manatees at Walt Disney World Resort. Both male manatees were brought to Epcot for rehabilitative care provided by marine mammal experts at The Seas with Nemo & Friends.With approximately 5,000 endangered manatees in Florida, Disney’s Animal Programs has emerged as a leader in the rehabilitation of endangered marine species, including sea turtles and manatees. Since 2001, … [Read more...]

Twilight Zone Tower of Terror Maintains Classic Look Thanks to Environmentally Friendly Paints


Currently refreshing its facade, the Twilight Zone Tower of Terror is getting its most environmentally friendly treatment ever thanks to a touch up with special “green” paints.Standing at 199-feet-tall, the Tower of Terror attraction is being covered from top to bottom using a special low volatile organic compound paint, also known as low VOC paint.In Florida, Walt Disney World Resort is a leader in the use of low VOC paint. Until Walt Disney World Resort began using the paint just … [Read more...]

Disney World Planning 101 – Renting a Locker


As you may have read in my previous post, Skipping the Bag Check, I really enjoy not having to carry anything in the parks. Most days require carrying at least a few items, though, so I usually carry a light-weight back pack with my essentials. This is a way to make sure I have whatever I need on hand at any given time. A great alternative to carrying a bag is renting a locker. Granted it is not quite as convenient, but it does enable more freedom, especially on days that require jackets and … [Read more...]

Walt Disney World Dining: Breakfast at the Parks, or at the Resorts?

Sophie & Minnie at Cape May Cafe

 It’s one of the age-old questions asked about a Disney vacation:  Which is better, to eat breakfast at one of the resorts, or to eat breakfast at one of the parks?  As is so often the case when you are talking about this or that with regard to Disney, the answer is an unequivocal “It Depends!”However, a case can be made for both of these scenarios, and for this post, I’m going to show both sides of the equation with my real-life experiences so that you can understand that when … [Read more...]