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“Yourfirstvisit.net is astonishingly helpful in ensuring both first time and repeat visitors have a magical visit to Walt Disney World. Highly recommended.” ~ Lee Cockerell, former Executive Vice President of Operations for the Walt Disney World® Resort
Walt Disney World Resort is an amazing place to visit, but it’s so big and contains so much magic that it can easily overwhelm the first-time Guest. If you take your first Disney trip without adequate preparation, you might be so miserable you vow never to return—and you would miss out on a lifetime of incredible experiences that only Walt Disney World can offer.
If you’re having that first-trip-planning anxiety right now, don’t fret! There is a solution. Yourfirstvisit.net provides exact instructions—and next best options—for first-time Walt Disney World visitors to help them know what to expect and know how to avoid things that can zap the magic right out of the trip. The site, which just had its fifth birthday, now serves more than 200,000 visitors a month, and is growing like crazy.
Disneynature has done it again! From the studio that brought you the captivating films earth, oceans, African Cats, and Chimpanzee comes Wings of Life, “a stunning adventure full of intrigue, drama and mesmerizing beauty.”
Wings of Life is the latest documentary from Disneynature. Narrated by Academy Award-winning actress, Meryl Streep, the film takes an up-close look at some of the littlest things on our planet that make the biggest impact on life as we know it.
Unlike its Disneynature predecessors that followed the daily lives and life spans of particular species, Wings of Life focuses (and very closely, I might add) on the correlation blossoms, birds, bees, bats, and butterflies have on the earth’s life cycle—how their activities, that may seem trivial to us, affect not only plants and animals in nature, but also food provision for humankind.
Spring has sprung—although a lot of areas across the U.S. aren’t exactly feeling it yet—and while Walt Disney World Resort is smack in the middle of the Spring Break craze, we’re already looking ahead to what’s next.
Memorial Day will fall on Monday, May 27, this year. It’s a great time of year to visit the Parks, with perfectly balanced spring/summer weather. Plus, many kids across the nation are still in school, so the crowd levels haven’t yet peaked. So what kinds of Memorial holiday happenings can you expect to unofficially kick off summer fun at the Disney Parks? Well, while there are no specific Memorial Day holiday observances at Walt Disney World, the Parks will offer extended weekend hours, and some Resort events will make the holiday extra memorable.
Valentine’s Day is less than a week away, and Spoonful.com has some new holiday ideas you’re gonna love!
Spoonful.com, Disney’s new lifestyle family site, is a one-stop shop filled with thousands of inspired ideas to bring a little magic into everyday family life. It features content grouped into four main categories (cook, create, play, and celebrate), so whether you know what you’re looking for, like printable Valentine’s Day Cards, or are just browsing for festive ideas, you’ll find a great match for your family. The site’s responsive design also makes it easy to access from home or on-the-go via mobile devices, so stop by for some simply delightful Valentine’s Day activities like the ones seen here.
In anticipation of the all-new Phineas and Ferb: Animal Agents—releasing to DVD on February 26, 2013—I had the opportunity to interview the show’s creators and co-executive producers, Dan Povenmire and Jeff “Swampy” Marsh.
Since it was a phone interview, they began by identifying themselves, so I would know who was speaking when. I told them if they would just speak in character, I’d have no trouble…so they greeted me as Dr. Heinz Doofenshmirtz and Major Frances Mongram! That set the tone for the very friendly conversation that follows.
Here’s what the guys had to say about the show in general, the new production, and what’s in the works.
JW: Good afternoon! Thanks for speaking with me today! My kids and my husband and I are all huge Phineas and Ferb fans, and it’s great to have this chance to talk to you. I have read that it took you guys 16 years of pitching the show to various producers before Disney picked it up? Is that so?
P&M: Yeah, it was about 13 years before someone finally took a look at it, and then another couple years of negotiating and working out the details before it actually aired, so yeah, about 15 or 16 years total—1993 to 2008.