Disney Photo Opportunities You Don’t Want to Miss

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Photos at Disney are a MUST!  I mean, you've spent months planning this trip, packed everything carefully, and you don't want to miss a minute of the magic.  Plus, there's going to be an awesome scrapbook full of memories to put together when you get home, right?  Yes, if you take some of the great photo opportunities that Disney has to offer.  Aside from the obvious {we take a photo in front of every park icon}, there are some spots on Disney property that will give you unique photos to enjoy … [Read more...]


Disney World to Host First-Ever ‘A Walk Around The World’ Charity Walk

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This fall, the Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando, Florida will be the venue to For A Cause, a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that orchestrates multi-day charity walks in vacation destinations. This group is unique in that they allow participants to walk for the charity of their choice. The "A Walk Around The World" event will be a walk-only fundraiser that can only accommodate 50 participants. It is scheduled to occur November 14-18, 2013. Over the course of three days, participants will … [Read more...]


Top 5 Overlooked and Underestimated: Disney World’s Magic Kingdom Edition

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Have you ever talked with someone who is still fresh with the "post Disney glow" only to realize that they missed out on some pretty amazing Disney Stuff?  I'm always shocked when they didn't even realize such a thing existed! I have a couple of spots that I always hit, no matter what and it is really hard for me to understand how anyone could pass them up!  These personal favorites may not seem like much to everyone, but these are my top picks for overlooked and underestimated, Magic Kingdom … [Read more...]


From the Disney World Vault: King Stefan’s Banquet Hall

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Any Chip and Co fans born after 1990 are going to have no idea what I'm talking about.  So I'm going to get you all ready for the Double Jeopardy Question.  When Disney World opened in 1971, the restaurant in Cinderella Castle was... If you guessed Cinderella’s Royal Table you would be wrong. The answer is...King Stefan's Banquet HallYes, the restaurant featured in Cinderella Castle was named after Sleeping Beauty's father.  It only took until 1997 for Disney to get sick of answering … [Read more...]


Disney’s Keys to the Kingdom Tour

I was lucky enough on a recent trip to take part in the Keys to the Kingdom Tour at The Magic Kingdom. Let me tell you, this is well worth the price of admission. I used my annual pass to get a 15% discount on the tour. My total was around $66 for the 5 and 1/2 hour tour which included lunch at Columbia Harbour House.My tour began at 9 am, but we were allowed into the Magic Kingdom at 8:30. This was great since the park was not open yet and we could take those wonderful photos of an empty … [Read more...]


Walt Disney World Resort Turns Up the Romance During “True Love” Week All Part of Limited Time Magic

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Love is in the air at Walt Disney World Resort as fairytale princesses find true love with their princes, and “happily ever after” becomes reality. It all happens during True Love Week February 11-17, 2013 at Walt Disney World Resort. The weeklong love fest is all part of Limited Time Magic at Disney Parks, where each week in 2013 guests will be treated to a sprinkling of Disney magic where unexpected surprises and delights enhance vacation memories.During True Love Week, a tapestry of … [Read more...]


Florida Residents Discover a Special Value with the New Discover Disney Ticket

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There is something new for everyone at Walt Disney World Resort in 2013. With the new Discover Disney ticket, Florida residents have even more reason to experience more magic than ever before.The Discover Disney ticket offers Florida residents three days of theme park-going fun for $119 (plus tax) for adults and children ages three and up. Or, add an extra day for only $10 more (plus tax).Here’s just a snapshot of what’s new: Magic Kingdom:Two new castles in the Magic Kingdom, … [Read more...]


Disney’s California Grill To Get Makeover

Attention fans of the California Grill!  The restaurant that sits atop Disney's Contemporary Resort is closing February 1st for a major makeover!   While executive chef Brian Piasecki is tweaking the menu, the culinary focus will remain on fresh, seasonal creations.The California Grill opened on May 15, 1995, and quickly became a Disney favorite, garnering rave reviews from food critics. In addition to its California fusion cooking and sushi, it's location on the Contemporary 15th floor, is … [Read more...]


A Year of Surprises, All-New Spas, Magic and More Welcome Walt Disney World Resort Guests in 2013

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Even more magic is in store for Walt Disney World Resort guests in 2013. From the excitement of New Fantasyland to new tres francais additions to Epcot dining, from being grandly pampered at a new Grand Floridian spa to weekly guest surprises only Disney can do – all this and more welcomes guests in 2013.In the shadows of Cinderella Castle rises New Fantasyland, welcoming Magic Kingdom guests into classic storybook worlds where elephants fly and castles touch the sky, where a beauty meets a … [Read more...]


Snow And Fun For All At Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party!

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There are few things more magical than Walt Disney World at Christmastime. Should you be traveling to WDW during the holiday season, I highly recommend you purchase tickets for Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party. And if this is the first you are hearing of this event, then read on for more details on how you can join in the fun!What is it? Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party is a special event held annually to celebrate Christmas and is loads of fun for those of all ages!Where? The … [Read more...]