Arnold Palmer and Disney Pair Up For a Swing at Golf Magic

The golf courses here at Walt Disney World Resort have long been favorites among guests and industry experts. Now the golf experience here is about to get even better.Disney announced today that they are pairing up with one of the biggest names in golf – Arnold Palmer. Arnold Palmer Golf Management is going to operate, manage, maintain and help promote Disney’s five golf courses – the Magnolia, the Palm, Oak Trail, Osprey Ridge and Lake Buena Vista starting Sept. 25.In a nutshell, this … [Read more...]

La Nouba Celebrates 6,000 Performances at Downtown Disney


This week, Cirque du Soleil celebrated the 6,000th performance of La Nouba at Downtown Disney at Walt Disney World Resort. La Nouba features high wire and flying trapeze, acro-gymnastic performances and other displays of coordination and strength, set to live music and brilliant choreography. With an international cast of 67 artists, Cirque du Soleil welcomes more than 1,650 spectators, ten times per week.“The partnership between Cirque du Soleil and Walt Disney World, represents the union … [Read more...]

Around the “Disney” World – Rafiki’s Planet Watch

wildlife express train

Located just next to the Kilimanjaro Safari at Disney's Animal Kingdom is an overlooked gem of the Disney Parks: The Rafiki Planet Watch Conservation Station.  Accessible by the "Harambe Railway Station Wildlife Express" train, this short train ride carries up to 250 passengers from Harambe to Rafiki's Planet Watch, a conservation station, affection section, and more where guests can come up close and personal with many different animals and their holders and caregivers.One you depart the … [Read more...]

Fantasyland Expansion: Seven Dwarfs Mine Train Ride vehicle design and testing


Watch as Imagineers design and test the ride vehicles for the Seven Dwarfs Mine Train ride coming to Fantasyland. Recorded at the Disney D23 Expo 2011.Related articlesWill the Seven Dwarfs Mine Train Be Cancelled? ( D23 Expo Day 1: Walt Disney Parks/Resorts Panel ( … [Read more...]

Marathon Training – Getting the Family Involved

kids fest marathon weekend

One of the best aspects of training for a big race is getting your family/friends involved.  For me, I convinced my husband to train with me.  Of course, with a child under 1 at home, that meant that we trained on similar schedules, but on different days so neither of us had to push a screaming child in a running stroller for 2 hours.  However, we both trained and ran the 1st mile of the half marathon together.Another wonderful family-friendly option is the Disney Family Fun Run 5k.  Unlike … [Read more...]