Employers at Disney World will Raise Minimum Wage

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Two outside companies that have employees at Disney World will soon raise their minimum hourly wage to $10.00 per hour by 2017.The union that represents the 400 employees, Unite Here Local 737, has announced the agreement with the Palmas Services and Patina Restaurant Group. Their minimum pay will first increase to $9.00 per hour and then $9.50 the following you and then finally to $10.00 per hour in 2017. Their non tipped employees whose pay is already above minimum will get an increase of … [Read more...]


Disney World Spring 2015 News Round Up

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There is always something new and exciting going on at Disney World. Here is a round up of all the new and continuing magic!The Egg-cellent Easter Happenings:The Grand Floridian has a beautiful display of their hand painted and edible eggs. This is the 4th year that you can see these beautiful works of art. They are not the size of your average Easter egg. They stand 16 to 20 inches tall and they are decorated with Disney themes by Disney pastry chefs. You can check them out in the … [Read more...]


Great Restaurant Choices for First Time Visitors at Walt Disney World

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While I was recently writing about which rides attractions are “must-do’s” for first time visitors to Walt Disney World - I got to thinking about just how HUNGRY one might get while touring the Disney Parks – and the sheer volume of WDW dining options can be intimidating – and knowing where to start can be tricky. But fear not – as I have compiled this list of theme park restaurant choices perfect for first time WDW travelers:Tusker House: A day at Disney’s Animal Kingdom wouldn’t be … [Read more...]


Experience New Entertainment at the Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival

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Will you be attending this years Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival? If not I highly recommend it. The Elsa and Anna topiaries are amazing.  There are some new entertainment options that you might want to check out during your visit.Italy – Join in the music, energy and flair of the spectacularly choreographed flag-throwing team of Sbandieratori Di Sansepolcro. Featuring hand-painted flags, magnificent period costumes and live music, the Sbandieratori bring to dynamic life a … [Read more...]


Top 10 Quick Service Dining Locations in Walt Disney World

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The Disney Dining Plan is a great way to keep your family on budget during your trip and eat some great meals.  When many first hear the word, Quick Service, they automatically think fast-food- such a burgers, hot dogs, and pizza.  I'm here to show you my Top 10 (in no particular order!) favorite locations throughout the Walt Disney World Parks that will give you more than your basic fare and keep your bellies happy!Magic Kingdom:1. Tortuga Tavern (in Adventureland)-  I love Mexican food … [Read more...]


Disney’s Egg-stravaganza Makes an Adorable Return to Disney Parks

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The return of the popular Disney Egg-stravaganza at Disneyland park, Disney California Adventure park and Epcot, is fast approaching. The Egg-stravagnaza will run from  March 27 – April 5, 2015. You will feel like a kid again as you search for hidden Disney character themed eggs.Here is an eggs-ample:You get to go on a scavenger hunt looking for the adorable eggs. You keep track of your discoveries by putting a sticker on the Egg- stravaganza map to mark the spot.You do have to buy … [Read more...]


Disney World Swan and Dolphin Hotel Springtime Savings

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At the Disney World Swan and Dolphin Hotel springtime savings can save you up to 40 percent off stays between March 4 - May 17. The offer runs the length of the Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival.A convenient walk from Epcot, the hotel is a premier location for guests visiting the Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival, where the magic of spring blossoms with a vibrant display of enchanting gardens, Disney character topiaries, fresh seasonal dishes and live musical … [Read more...]


Food and Flowers at Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival

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The Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival is known for, well, flowers and gardens. Don't forget they also have outdoor kitchens. You will have 75 days to chow down and learn from March 4-May 17.This year marks the 3rd years for the Outdoor Kitchens around the World Showcase Lagoon. You will not find huge portions it's more tapas, or appetizer sized food and beverages. There is a  new addition this year called Botanas Botánico Outdoor Kitchen. It will be located between the France … [Read more...]


One of the Nation’s Largest Women’s Focused Running Events Starts This Week at the Disney Princess Half Marathon

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One of the nation’s largest women-focused running events takes place this weekend as more than 49,000 runners from across the nation and from 32 countries are expected to take part in the Disney Princess Half Marathon Weekend presented by Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals.  Many are participating in one or more events, including more than 24,000 running in the 13.1-mile half marathon. This event goes through Epcot and Magic Kingdom.Among those 24,000 runners is Angela Sipes from Seattle, … [Read more...]


Join us for the Wine & Dine Marathon

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Guess what time it is! Almost Registration time for the Wine & Dine Marathon!The runDisney Wine & Dine Half Marathon Weekend is held November 6-7, 2015. From the Wine & Dine Half Marathon, Mickey's Jingle Jungle 5k to the runDisney kid races (including the diaper dash) there is an event for everyone! With plenty of on course entertainment, Health & Fitness Expo, a nighttime run and after parties, you don't want to miss it! Plus, you're just in time to finish off the Food … [Read more...]