Coming to Disney Parks this January/February 2013

Guests will find an extra sprinkle of pixie dust each week when they visit Walt Disney World and Disneyland resorts in 2013.While 2013 is already a momentous year for Disney Parks – with New Fantasyland as the largest expansion in Magic Kingdom history at Walt Disney World Resort and the first full year of a reimagined Disney California Adventure at Disneyland Resort – Disney launches Limited Time Magic: 52 weeks of magical experiences big and small that appear, then disappear as the next … [Read more...]

A Year of Surprises, All-New Spas, Magic and More Welcome Walt Disney World Resort Guests in 2013

Even more magic is in store for Walt Disney World Resort guests in 2013. From the excitement of New Fantasyland to new tres francais additions to Epcot dining, from being grandly pampered at a new Grand Floridian spa to weekly guest surprises only Disney can do – all this and more welcomes guests in 2013.In the shadows of Cinderella Castle rises New Fantasyland, welcoming Magic Kingdom guests into classic storybook worlds where elephants fly and castles touch the sky, where a beauty meets a … [Read more...]

Staggs Says Avatar Land Is Still On

During the Grand Opening Press Event for Walt Disney World's New Fantasyland, Parks and Resort Chairman Tom Staggs confirmed that another one of the WDW projects is still on track - that being the Avatar Land to be built in Disney's Animal Kingdom.News on the "Avatar" land front has been quiet for some time since it was announced more than a year ago.   This has caused the rumor mill to be filled with stories that the land was either being re-evaluated or even cancelled.  Fuel was poured on … [Read more...]

Changes Coming to Disney World in 2013

Heading to Walt Disney World in 2013? You can expect a few changes and some new experiences at everyone favorite theme park! Here is your guide to everything new in 2013 and beyond.Price ChangesOf course, prices always change and not necessarily in the way we would like them to. Price increases can be seen this year in everything from dining to tickets to behind the scenes tours.Tickets- We are already living the ticket increase for 2012-2013. Disney traditionally raises park … [Read more...]

New Fantasyland and your Toddler Part 1

On my son's first trip to Disney I was incredibly disappointed that there were not many options to let infants/toddlers crawl around.  Now before I get virtually stoned for my previous statement, this was around the time that Pooh's play area was closed in Magic Kingdom to make way for New Fantasyland.  At that time I had no idea what to expect and I was concerned that there wasn't going to be much for the younger crowd.  I am happy to say that I couldn't have been more wrong!My first stop … [Read more...]

Check Here for a Virtual Sneak Peak to the Seven Dwarfs Mine Train Ride!

As many of you know December 6th was the Grand Opening of the New Fantasyland and all were excited to see it (yes we all saw it last month for a sneak opening as well!) But, regardless I loved it last month and will continue to admire the New Fantasyland for many moons. But the best news of all, is that even with the Grand Opening, Disney is already looking forward to the future phase of Fantasyland that is scheduled to open with a new, dark ride the Seven Dwarfs Mine Train.At the media … [Read more...]

Disney Confidential – Send in the Clowns!

 Hello! Hello! It is I, Anonymouse, back to share some lovely and for some maybe creepy news for us Disney fans about the New Fantasyland which opens today!As you know, if you have been keeping up with my schedule (and if you have not, well maybe you should be more involved with my life!) anyway, as you should know, I just returned from the World of all good things…Walt Disney World. And there was many new things there, and one of the new things, seems to not be being received as a … [Read more...]

Why Do You Keep Going Back to Disney World?

"Why do you visit Disney World every summer?"  "Aren't you ready to go somewhere else for vacation?"  "How many times have you been to Disney?"  "How do you afford a Disney vacation EVERY summer?"These are such common questions for repeat Disney travelers.  At least I've heard them many times from family and friends.  For many people, a trip to Walt Disney World Resort is a "rite of passage", a check next to a bucket list of places to visit or a "must do" vacation.  But then, there are many … [Read more...]

Did I Just See & Hear Mermaids on the Pirates of the Caribbean Ride?

Over the Thanksgiving holiday, I went on one of my favorite rides and as I went along, somehow I had forgotten the news that mermaids had been added to the Pirates of the Caribbean ride – and I am hearing most people did not know either. So, I wanted to share with you my experience so you can be better prepared and on the lookout for the mermaids on your next “POTC” trip.So, there I was riding along with my group and I began to hear the voices of mermaids singing. I thought to myself, is … [Read more...]

Preview Period Has Begun for Fantasyland

The day we all have been waiting for is finally a bit controversial and different from announced way. The new Fantasyland is open! Though scheduled to open on December 6th, they have begun what is being called a "preview period".  Disney Parks Blog reports that the new expansion’s “Preview Period” began on Nov. 19, which means the new rides, experiences and restaurants are accessible to all Magic Kingdom guests with some limitations such as limited operation hours.The new areas … [Read more...]