Character Dining: How Much Is Too Much?

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I see this a lot:  A family plans a trip to Disney World and they get the dining plan, which allows them to eat at a wide variety of restaurants on site, but when  they make their advanced dining reservations (ADRs), they end up booking a character meal for almost every day of the trip.  As a travel agent and possibly more so parent as a who's taken my children to Disney World many times, I want to shout "don't do it."  Don't get me wrong, I like character meals, but hear me out.  There's a … [Read more...]



Let the Kids Run Around – Magic Kingdom

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Before I had a child, I never thought about having playgrounds or play areas at the Magic Kingdom.  With all of the rides and attractions, what more could kids need to keep them entertained?  Then, I traveled to the parks with at 1 year old and realized - children just want to run around and sitting on another ride in Fantasyland just won't cut it.Luckily, the Imagineers considered this into their plans.  Located sporadically around the Magic Kingdom are small play areas created for … [Read more...]



Video: Fantasyland Construction, Including Beast’s Castle

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The Beast's Castle rises above the Fantasyland skyline, we have views from it from a variety of areas including Dumbo and the Astro Orbiter! You can see the rock work and more as well. Watch as a turret is lifted to the castle!Visit http://www.JeffLangeDVD.com or http://www.MouseSteps.com for more information. … [Read more...]



Cast Members Make Magical Memories

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This happened a while ago, but I don't think I'll forget it for a while. Unfortunately, the photo is a bit blurred, but then again, shiny and clear things are difficult to photograph.Valentine's Day was like almost any other day for my boyfriend and me -- we went to Disneyland. What made this trip different from the rest was a certain cast member at the Story Book Land canal boats in Fantasyland. I wish I remembered her name. She was probably one of the sweetest cast members I have ever … [Read more...]



Video: Mickey Mouse Now Greeting Guests at New Magic Kingdom Location

Mickey Mouse now reigns at a new location in Magic Kingdom to meet and greet his friends at Walt Disney World Resort. Guests can now go backstage at Town Square Theater for photos and autographs.Mickey's new location also heralds the first-ever use of Disney's FASTPASS Service for a character meet-and-greet experience. Guests can also use FASTPASS and queue to meet the Disney princesses, for whom Town Square Theater will be a meet-and-greet location during New Fantasyland … [Read more...]