Top 5 Gift Shops at Downtown Disney

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Walt Disney World isn’t just parks and resorts! If you haven’t spent some quality time shopping at Downtown Disney (soon to be renamed “Disney Springs”) you’re missing out. With 58 stores, restaurants that serve up quick service, sit down meals and desserts you’ll always have something to do. Plus it’s all rapidly expanding to offer even more places to shop. Set aside some time to browse the area, especially my Top 5 Favorite Shops!World of Disney- If this wasn’t my favorite I know you’d … [Read more...]


Opening in 2016 – What’s new for Orlando, Attractions and More!

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As the summer of 2015 is just beginning I can’t help but to think about all of the wonderful new attractions that are opening in Orlando for 2016. Over the past few years we’ve lost some great attractions, and right on the heels of Universal Orlando announcing the closing of Wet ‘n Wild after 38 years I’m here to bring you ALL of the upcoming attractions to get excited about for 2016.So where do we begin? How about with Universal Orlando Resort!Fans of King Kong will be happy to hear … [Read more...]


Top 5 ideas for starting your own Disney Collection

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Everyone likes to have some momento or reminder of the fun times they have on vacation – and there are plenty of Disney-themed souvenirs and other items that can serve not only to remind you of your trips, but they’re also great things to collect, too! If you’re looking to start a Disney collection of your own, then read on to learn about some awesome things you can collect that will help make your trips to the Happiest Place on Earth even more memorable:Disney Pin Trading: The Disney pin … [Read more...]


Vivoli Gelateria is now open Downtown Disney/Disney Springs

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If you have ever been Florence, Italy, you may have heard of Vivoli Gelateria. It was the only food place mentioned in National Geographic’s City Guide to Florence. I think that means it must be pretty good! This is a family run shop and this will be their second location and the first not in Italy. It is now open at The Landing, the newest neighborhood addition to the new Disney Springs.It was founded in 1932 by Raphael and his two brothers, Vivoli Gelateria actually started out as a dairy. … [Read more...]


New Details About ‘STK Orlando’ and ‘The Edison’ at Disney Springs

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Little by little we are finding out more and more details about the new additions to what will be known as Disney Springs. Recently we heard about The Edison, which is described as a lavish “Industrial Gothic”-style restaurant, bar and nighttime destination that will feature exceptional classic American food, artisanal craft cocktails and live entertainment.The Edison will be pretty similar to the west coast location. It is described as, a throwback to a resurgence of old-world style, … [Read more...]


“The Edison” to Open in 2016 at the New Disney Springs

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Patina Restaurant Group and Kinetescape’s Andrew Meieran announced that they will open The Edison. The Edison is a lavish “Industrial Gothic” -style restaurant, bar and nighttime destination at the new Disney Springs at the Disney World Resort. It's famous for exceptionally good classic American food, craft cocktails and live entertainment including cabaret and music, The Edison is inspired by its sister location in Los Angeles and set in a historic power plant.The Edison is dedicated to a … [Read more...]


‘The NBA Experience at Walt Disney World Resort’ Coming to Disney Springs

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The Walt Disney Company and the National Basketball Association (NBA) announced today that they have begun developing “The NBA Experience at Walt Disney World Resort” at Disney Springs in Lake Buena Vista, Fla.This expansive, one-of-a-kind destination will feature hands-on activities that put families and guests of all ages right in the middle of NBA game action. Guests will enjoy immersive NBA video productions and numerous interactive experiences, as well as a restaurant and a retail … [Read more...]


Top 5 Walt Disney World Money-Saving Vacation Tips

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For many, a dream vacation, or a favorite trip "home" means a visit to Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida. If you feel that this kind of trip is just out of financial reach, you are not alone. But there are ways to save money, and make the dream a reality. Here are five tips that might help:1. Do Your Research (or work with a Travel Agent) to Find the Best DealsDisney can be expensive, there's no doubt about that, but they do offer discounts, deals, and promotions at various times of … [Read more...]


Top 10 Places I’m Looking Forward To at The All New Disney Springs

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There are major changes coming to one of my favorite spots, the former Downtown Disney. So much exciting stuff is happening there! Here are my picks for the top 10 changes to look forward to  when Disney Springs is complete.In 2016, when completed, Disney Springs will double the number of shops and restaurants and grow to more than 1 million square feet, which means I am going to have to schedule a whole day during my trip just for doing DS!Top 10 places I am looking forward to checking … [Read more...]


Top 5 Fried Disney World Treats

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These days, you can find a deep fried version of pretty much any food imaginable – and I don’t know about you, but I love a good deep fried snack! Disney is no stranger to deep fried food, and they have a ton of delicious items on their menus around the Parks that will fulfill that desire for something fried. So without further adieu, here are my picks for the top five fried Disney foods:The “Doh Bar” At Cooke’s Of Dublin – This tiny restaurant is so unassuming that you might not even notice … [Read more...]