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...]