Disney World Quick Tips – Room Upgrades is it worth it?

Our last trip to Disney World we stayed at the Animal Kingdom Lodge. The AKL is to me of the coolest resorts at Walt Disney World. When we booked our trip we picked the standard room. While not the largest room or the best view we were still excited to be at the Animal Kingdom Lodge.Once in the room and walking out on the balcony we had a wonderful view of the parking lot. This is the part where there would be a "Wah Wah" sound effect. The way the AKL is set up all the animals are on the … [Read more...]

Some of the best Disney World Pool Areas

With summer just around the corner and the temperatures climbing steadily, we are thinking of ways to cool off! Fortunately, Walt Disney World is home to some awesome pools to offer some relief from the heat.1. Stormalong Bay-This pool, at Disney's Beach Club Resort, is like a mini-water park! The pool is gigantic with a sand-bottom which is a big hit with guests. There is also a lazy river and a waterslide resembling a fallen ship's mast! Obviously, this pool is on a whole other level and … [Read more...]

Is Disney World Free Dining For You?

Disney World Free Dining is again being offered at Walt Disney World. My family and I have enjoyed this great deal for four years now. When our dining receipts are all tallied up the amount spent for our meals, coupled with the convenience of the plan, have made free dining a truly great deal for us.During our longer trips, we enjoy the Plus Dining plan which offers high quality food in a unique dining atmosphere, sometimes even with characters. We enjoy sitting down with the family and … [Read more...]

Disney World Quick Tips – Preserving Space for Large Families

I am one of those people who will do whatever it takes to stay on property when we visit Disney. I love the Disney resorts as they are a big part of the magic for me. But as much as I enjoy the theming, the ambience, and the convenience of being close to everything, there is one thing I have an issue with at the Disney resorts – the bathrooms.I have stayed at value, moderate and deluxe resorts. The size of the bathroom is usually adequate and last year, at the Contemporary Resort, we even … [Read more...]

Transportation Issues before the Disney Parks Open

Imagine with the Disney Diva  for a second: You're excited! You've discovered you can actually get in the parks before they "officially" open by making an early advanced dining reservation. You get an 8am reservation for Tusker House and are ecstatic. But then you have a strange revelation... resort buses don't start running until 1 hour before park opening. How am I going to GET to my reservation since I'm staying on property and I don't have a car??? I recently had a reader ask a question … [Read more...]

Disney World Quick Tips: How to Add Plus Dining to FREE Quick Service Dining.

When free dining came out on Monday, there was a little bit of confusion.  As you probably know, you can get free quick-service dining at the value resorts and free base dining at the moderate and deluxe resorts for stays from August 25 through September 29, 2012.What you may not have known is that you can upgrade your dining plan to anything you want just by paying the difference between the quick-service plan and the next plan up. So if you're staying at my beloved Pop Century Resortand … [Read more...]

Disney Confidential – All WDW Value Resorts will now have a Fridge

Here there guys and gals Anonymouse here.Making the rounds on the internet this morning is something that should have happened years ago! For the life of my I don't know why Disney has not installed refrigerators in all the value resorts already.According to many websites and even a post from Chump Chip on the Chip and Co Facebook page, Disney will be installing Fridges in all the Value resorts to be completed by the end of April 2012.According to Mouseplanet Disney has filed a … [Read more...]

Disney World Free Dining is Back!

Here are the details:Travel between August 25, 2012 - September 27, 2012 Offer is not valid for Campsites, Art of Animation or All-Star Music Family Suites Minimum 2-day ticket Minimum 3-night stay Book this offer until May 18th Free Plus Dining Plan for moderate and deluxe resorts Free Quick Service Plan for value resortsDetails are just coming in and will likely be updated throughout the day.Here are a few tips:Remember, if you have an existing reservation and you … [Read more...]

Pixie Exclusive Offer for February Vacations

Time is running out to take advantage of the fabulous savings through Pixie Vacations. This offer must be booked by January 9, 2012 and is for travel February 3, 2012 through February 10, 2012 (ask about extending your stay).Package includes:Accommodations at select Disney Resorts (see below) Magic Your Way Base Tickets Disney's Plus Dining Plan A FREE DisneyQuest or Disney Water Park TicketThis offer is available ONLY through Pixie Vacations, ask for promotion code … [Read more...]

Four Seasons Resort breaks ground at Walt Disney World Resort

Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts kicked off construction of its luxury resort at Walt Disney World Resort today, in a groundbreaking ceremony with joint venture partners Silverstein Properties and Dune Real Estate. The 444-room resort will create about 2,000 construction jobs and hundreds of resort positions when open. “Travelers around the world know and trust Four Seasons, and Walt Disney World is the world’s premiere family vacation destination,” said Meg Crofton, president, Walt Disney Parks … [Read more...]