Awesome 101: The Fireworks at Magic Kingdom and Epcot

Cinderella Castle during the Summer Nightastic! Fireworks Spectacular

 One of the things that I think of with fondness when I think about Walt Disney World is the fireworks.  I have grown to have a deep appreciation for the fireworks at both Magic Kingdom and at Epcot.  I think the main reason for this was because for a long time I wouldn’t watch the fireworks.  When they were about to show, I would find a shop somewhere to go inside, and avoid the loud noises and bright flashes of light.  The reason for this is because, for some reason, my ears are … [Read more...]

To Stay On or Off Property – That is the Question

When you're planning your Walt Disney World vacation, one of the biggest questions is whether or not to stay on property.  There are advantages to both, and many regular visitors have strong opinions either way.I've stayed at and around the WDW Resort numerous times, and still find advantages and disadvantages either way, so hopefully I can help you find the right decision for your next trip!Some Facts about Staying on Property Include:Airport Transportation Included - The Magical … [Read more...]

Frogs Remind Guests to Turn Clocks Ahead this Weekend


Disney’s Animal Kingdom guests will get a “leap” on the upcoming daylight saving time change with a variety of frog-focused activities reminding them to set the clocks ahead one hour on Sun., March 12.Frogs, toads and salamanders will take center stage on Wed., March 9 as part of Disney’s effort to raise awareness of the serious decline in amphibian populations. According to some estimates, as many as one-third of the known amphibian species may be threatened by extinction because of … [Read more...]

Richly-hued roses, petunias, violas and other colorful flowers adorn the 18th annual Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival presented by HGTV


Richly-hued roses, petunias, violas and other colorful flowers adorn the 18th annual Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival presented by HGTV. The festival, which runs 75 days March 2 – May 15 at Walt Disney World Resort in Lake Buena Vista, Fla., features dozens of character topiaries, stunning floral displays, workshops, the Flower Power concert series and presentations by HGTV personalities – all included in regular Epcot admission. (Gene Duncan, photographer).The festival, which … [Read more...]

Dreams Come True as 2011 Disney’s Dreamers Academy Kicks Off at Walt Disney World Resort


An unprecedented 110 “Dreamers” from across the country came together at The Hall of Presidents at Magic Kingdom Park as Walt Disney World Resort rolled out the red carpet for the 4th annual Disney’s Dreamers Academy with Steve Harvey and Essence Magazine.Disney’s Dreamers Academy is a four-day program aimed to motivate, empower and inspire high school students. This year’s class is the largest ever since the program began.“There are turning points in your life and this might be one … [Read more...]