Catch an Outdoor Disney Movie at Walt Disney World

When most people think of Disney they don't think of seeing a movie, but there are some resorts that offer a nightly Outdoor Disney Movie on a huge screen usually by the pool or in special areas at the various Disney Resorts. Best of all it is 100% FREE!Here is a list of the resorts where you can see a different Disney movie, usually on most nights of the week. Schedules can change so check ahead with the resort before you head on over.The most popular one is The Fort Wilderness … [Read more...]


Which Disney Character Meal Is Right For Me?

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Disney Character Meals allow you to combine the best of two worlds - character interaction, and FOOD! They are great for those of all ages, and are a perfect way to meet multiple characters at one time!Character meals are a staple of Disney World vacationing, and I highly recommend you try at least one during your trip. There are usually a variety of characters (between 3 and 5) and they move from table to table and give autographs and hugs and pose for pictures with you. It's great fun, and … [Read more...]


Visiting the Beaches at Walt Disney World

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I'm sitting here in wintry Pennsylvania, dreaming of warmer weather, sunshine, and sand between my toes!  My family plans a week-long summer vacation to the Jersey shore each June, and I'm also hoping to make a trip to Disney's Hilton Head Island resort this spring.  But, what about Walt Disney World?  Are there beaches to visit there?The answer is "absolutely!"  There are actually several beaches on Disney property.  If you're dreaming of some sand between your toes too, here are some … [Read more...]


Working Out at Walt Disney World

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It's January; The time of resolutions. One of the most popular choices for change in the New Year is to lose weight or get in shape. Going on vacation can often put a snag in those plans as we consume excess calories Mickey Bars and perhaps sip a few more Grand Marnier slushes than we should. I know what you are thinking, Disney is A LOT of walking and therefore one should not have to exercise on top of the rigors of park touring.  There are some people who want to keep up their routine even on … [Read more...]


Walt Disney World Park & Resort Refurbishment Calendar for January 2013

Please be advised that refurbishment information is subject to change without notice and should be confirmed just prior to visiting.Magic Kingdom ParkJan. 2 – March 19, 2013: Splash Mountain will be closed for refurbishment. Big Thunder Mountain Railroad is the recommended alternate. Jan. 6 – May 17, 2013: Main Street Bakery will be closed for refurbishment. Feb. 1 – 7, 2013: Liberty Square Riverboat will be closed for refurbishment. The Walt Disney World Railroad is the … [Read more...]


Top 5 Reasons to Visit Chef Mickey’s

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Chef Mickey's is a character buffet located in the Contemporary Resort, right next door to the Magic Kingdom. This buffet offers a fun, contemporary setting, along with Mickey and the gang dressed in chef apparel!Since this restaurant does showcase the main mouse himself, Chef Mickey's is one of the most popular restaurants in all of WDW; and today, I'm giving you my top 5 reasons why I think you should try if for yourself!5. Location-A huge part of the Contemporary's appeal is its … [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...]


Looking for Disney World Christmas Day Church Services?

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 Disney's Contemporary Resort will once again be hosting Disney World Christmas Day Church Services in the Fantasia Ballroom.Catholic services will be held at 8am and 10:15am. Protestant services will be held at 9am.The Contemporary Resort normally limits parking on Christmas Day to their guests only. If you are not staying at the Contemporary Resort, alternate modes of transportation available include traveling via the bus system or monorail. Be sure to allow extra time if your … [Read more...]


Disney World Refurbishment Schedule January 2013 and Beyond

Here is this months Refurbishment and Closure Schedule for Walt Disney World for January 2013 and beyond. Refurbishment/closure information is subject to change without notice and should be confirmed just prior to visiting. Updated information is available at the Disney World Website. CurrentGrand Floridian Spa (Grand Floridian Resort) closed through 12/16/12 due to construction at the resort. The Grand Floridian Fitness Center remains open and guests may use The Spa at Saratoga Springs … [Read more...]


Hungry? Check Out These “Contemporary Resort” Dining Options

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Walt Disney World offers a huge variety of dining options, from snack stands to full 5 course meals with wine pairings and everything in between! Figuring out where to eat can be a difficult decision, and there are a lot of factors to consider. Disney's Contemporary Resort offers many delicious dining choices, and it's just a short monorail ride away from the Magic Kingdom, making it the perfect place to go for a meal and a chance to relax and unwind after a long day of rides and fun at … [Read more...]