Capturing Disney in Pictures: Ceremonial House Waterfall at The Polynesian Resort

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Every photo has a story.Back on October 1, 1971, when Walt Disney World first opened, there were only two operational resorts: The Contemporary and The Polynesian.  Few people realize that while these deluxe hotels appear as fairly opposite buildings at first glance, they are almost identical in terms of structure.  These two iconic vacation havens were designed by the architectural firm Welton Becket & Associates.  Both manufactured for Disney by the U.S. Steel Corporation, they … [Read more...]

Disney in Pictures: Victorian Gingerbread House at the Grand Floridian Resort and Spa

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 Every photo has a story.One of the more well known Disney Christmas decorations found outside the gates of the Magic Kingdom is the victorian era inspired Gingerbread House at Disney's Grand Floridian Resort and Spa.Walt Disney World pastry chefs use a classic gingerbread recipe from Austria to create their gingerbread delights.  The GF Gingerbread House is so large, you can purchase the Bake Shop's mini gingerbread houses, ornaments and cookies from the merchandise shop … [Read more...]

5 Snacks to Pack in a Cooler at Walt Disney World

Walt Disney World allows you to bring a cooler into Walt Disney World, given you follow a few simple rules.  So why not take advantage, you will save money and let your snack credits stretch further - a double win!  Snacks are great to keep handy for little ones at Walt Disney World, not only will they be thirstier than normal it is great to have little ones busy doing something while you wait in line!  Here are some family friendly snack foods you might want to pack on your next Walt Disney … [Read more...]

The Holiday Magic at Walt Disney World

It took 6 million lights to create the display, there is even snow!

Calling the holidays at Walt Disney World “magical” seems a bit cliché; after all, it's magical 365 days a year; you don't need twinkling lights and Christmas ornaments for that. Yet, there's something undeniably special about the Christmas season at Disney World. And, since the holidays come early (festivities usually begin in early November), guests have lots of time to experience it all.At the Magic Kingdom, the “Castle Dream Lights” make the castle appear as if it is covered in ice, with … [Read more...]

Can you rent lockers at Walt Disney World?

Often the question is asked, can you rent lockers at Walt Disney World?  The answer is yes!  Locker rental is an additional fee, but if my memory serves me correctly, the fee wasn't a terrible expense.Here are the locations where you can rent lockers:Magic Kingdom has locker facilities available adjacent to the wheelchair and ECV rental location. Epcot  has lockers in several locations. Near the west side of Spaceship Earth At the International Gateway (these are considered … [Read more...]