Indianapolis 500 champion Dan Wheldon races to the Magic Kingdom

Indianapolis 500 champion Dan Wheldon at Walt Disney World -- June 22, 2011

Reigning Indianapolis 500 champion Dan Wheldon (left), his wife Susie (right) and two-year-old son Sebastian (center), serve as the grand marshals June 22, 2011 in the daily parade at the Magic Kingdom in Lake Buena Vista, Fla.Wheldon, a two-time Indianapolis 500 winner from St. Petersburg, Fla., also celebrated his 33rd birthday with family at Walt Disney World Resort today.Kent Phillips, photographer … [Read more...]

Disney World Refurbishment Schedule July 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.CurrentPalm Golf Course closed through 6/16/11 for refurbishment. Oak Trail Golf Course closed through 6/22/11 for refurbishment. Paddock Leisure Pool (Saratoga Springs Resort) closed through 6/30/11 for refurbishment. It is being converted into a feature pool with a water slide. Playground (Port … [Read more...]

Opening in early spring 2012, the Royal Guest Rooms at Disney’s Port Orleans Resort-Riverside


Opening in early spring 2012, the Royal Guest Rooms at Disney’s Port Orleans Resort-Riverside allow princes and princesses of all ages to stay where Disney royalty have stayed.Guests find regal touches left behind by some of their favorite Disney characters – fiber optics special effects above ornately decorated beds, gold and crystal accents, custom linens and drapes, and in-room art and details including Princely banners and Princess friends. Related articlesDisney's Art of Animation … [Read more...]

Santa Claus Exchanges Red Suit for Red Shorts This Summer at the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Hotel


This July, Santa Claus might just earn the nickname "Sandy Claus" as he ventures to the white sandy beach at the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Hotel for a summer getaway with Mrs. Claus. Guests will have the opportunity to meet the couple decked out in their warm-weather attire and get a taste of Christmas this summer.Santa and Mrs. Claus will make public appearances at the hotel the evenings of July 16-17 and 23-24. Guests and the public can visit with the pair and take advantage … [Read more...]

PhotoPass Back at Walt Disney World Water Parks

Great news for all those PhotoPass fans like myself!Well, summer is officially upon us as evidenced by our skyrocketing temperatures here in Orlando! Which makes it the perfect time for a trip to the Walt Disney World Resort Water Parks.Whether you are chillin’ at Blizzard Beach or relaxing at Typhoon Lagoon, Disney’s PhotoPass photographers are back in full force to capture your most splash-tastic memories. Check out Disney's newest photo location at Blizzard’s Teamboat Springs. Word … [Read more...]