Swiss Family Treehouse: Eyesore or Classic Attraction?


The question was raised a couple of days ago regarding the Swiss Family Treehouse:  is it an eyesore, or is it a Walt Disney World classic?  I quickly jumped at the chance to write a post about the subject.Swiss Family Treehouse is an original Walt Disney World attraction.  It was open on opening day, October 1, 1971, and has seen hundreds of thousands of guests pass through it’s gates during it’s day.For most people, Swiss Family Treehouse is a one and done attraction – something you … [Read more...]

Advance FastPasses – Too Much of a Good Thing?


You may have a heard a little about a big announcement last week. At an Investors Conference Tom Staggs hinted at big changes in the Disney parks. One that has set the Disney community abuzz is the following: “… we are currently developing an innovative system that will, in essence, create a version of FASTPASS for their entire Disney vacations. Guests will be able to reserve times for their favorite attractions and character interactions… secure seats at our shows and spectaculars…make dining … [Read more...]

The 2011 Disney Dining Plans

While it is common for those planning vacations to Walt Disney World to discuss “The Disney Dining Plan”, in reality there are a variety of different Dining Plans offered by Disney, to help the vacationer experience dining…and other extras….as easily as possible. Choosing a Dining Plan can also be a way to make your meals at Disney World more affordable, as many find that this can be a cost-savings to them, as well as a great way to budget, and experience new restaurants. But before you decide … [Read more...]

Disney Cruise Line Entertainment: Ardan James


Not since the mouse himself began entertaining over 83 years ago has as entertainer with as sweet a spirit captivated an audience as Ardan James. His guest appearance on a February sailing of the Disney Wonder will make you hope he becomes a permanent fixture. His truly one of a kind skills go beyond an "act" and thrill you from the very first moment he arrives on stage. He arrives without fanfare, glitz or pre-conceived notions of your general entertainer. From the moment he is carried, yes … [Read more...]

Walt Disney World to add FastPass option for FastPass machines

Just days after revealing a new FastPass option for Mickey Mouse meet-and-greets at the Magic Kingdom, Chip and Co. has the scoop on a yet-to-be announced addition to Disney’s popular FastPass (FP) service.No longer will guests have to wait in the long lines to get a FastPass to their favorite attractions. To help reduce the long lines guests may face waiting to get a FP ticket, Walt Disney World will offer a Fast Pass option for obtaining a Fast Pass. You heard it here first – soon you will … [Read more...]