Ten Overlooked Experiences at Animal Kingdom

Disney’s Animal Kingdom is often seen as a half day park, but there is certainly enough to see and do to keep you there until the park closes! And while the main draws of the park, like Expedition Everest and Kilimanjaro Safaris, are amazing and should most definitely be part of your trip , there is also so much more to do. Consider adding one of these amazing experiences to your next trip!Here are the top ten overlooked experiences at Animal Kingdom.Pocahontas – This is the one and … [Read more...]

5 Reasons Why We Love the New Club Disney

Have you had a chance yet to check out the all-new Club Disney at Walt Disney World's Hollywood Studios theme park? It just recently opened on December 1, 2015. If you haven't yet been, you absolutely must go and experience it! This is especially if you have children who love interacting with the Disney characters. It's an awesome indoor character dance party, conveniently located in a brand new building (called the Sunset Showcase) next to the Rock 'n' Roller Coaster. This was built-in what was … [Read more...]

Thirsty River Bar and Trek Snacks Now Open at Animal Kingdom

A new quick service dining location is now open in Disney’s Animal Kingdom Park. Thirsty River Bar and Trek Snacks can be found nestled in the village at the base of the Forbidden Mountain and offers satisfying eats and refreshing beverages for weary travelers. A stop at the bar for a drink or a full belly is a tradition for those that are returning from a trek up the mountain.The bar resembles many other buildings in the village and the sparse décor has been placed there by travelers on … [Read more...]

How to Keep Your Kids from Having a Meltdown at Disney World

Kids, especially toddlers, can be especially temperamental and therefore can be known to throw a tantrum for no reason at the drop of a hat. Believe me, as the mom of an 18 month old, I know all about tantrums. To avoid these types at the parks there are a few simple tips to keep in mind and “rules” to follow – after all you don’t want your kids to be the ones screaming in the middle of Magic Kingdom because they “just don’t want to”. Here are 8 simple rules to follow to keep your little ones … [Read more...]

Epcot’s Holidays Around the World Offers International Treats

Whose ready for some holiday treats? Holidays Around the World begins November 30, 2015 at Disney's Epcot. The event showcases holiday music, dance, and storytelling from countries around the world, as well as introducing some amazing international treats.Taste the holidays around the world by trying things like:Mexico - Sweet tamales Norway - Traditional rice cream and frozen peppermint trifle China - Kaikouxiao Germany - Classic holiday fruit bread - Stollen, Glühwein, a hot … [Read more...]

Gasparilla Island Grill at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort serves up New Gourmet Hot Dogs

Breaking news!!  Have you heard about the latest tasty treat that has shown up in Walt Disney World?  No?  Well you are in for a spectacular treat!Head on over to Disney's Grand Floridian Resort & Spa and check out the brandy new gourmet hot dogs at the Gasparilla Island Grill!  There are seven, yes count 'em, seven new delicious hot dogs to try and each themed on a different city or region of the good old USA!  All of the buns are made by the bakery at the Grand Floridian, so you know … [Read more...]

Walt Disney World News Update for September 2015

So many exciting things are happening at the Walt Disney World Resort, it's hard to keep up with! Here is a round-up of all the news and happenings, in case you missed it:Reservations Now Available for Breakfast at the Sci-Fi Dine-In Theater Restaurant at Walt Disney World ResortFrom Nov. 1, 2015-Jan. 23, 2016, the drive-in under the stars, Sci-Fi Dine-In Theater Restaurant at Disney’s Hollywood Studios, will open for breakfast serving an all-inclusive array featuring breakfast pastries … [Read more...]

New Mama’s Pretzel Kitchen Opens at SeaWorld Orlando

This all looks so good! Check out the new “Mama’s Pretzel Kitchen” inside SeaWorld Orlando.Pretzel connoisseurs can now savor sweet and salty pretzel combinations while sipping on a variety of local and seasonal craft beers, frozen cocktails, wines and beverages.The menu features a selection of both original and unusual soft pretzel creations, with mouth-watering options such as the:Mama’s Meatball Pretzel Twist – A SeaWorld Orlando exclusive, three juicy meatballs woven in pretzel … [Read more...]

Top 10: Food & Wine Festival Insider Tips

I can't stop talking about Epcot's International Food & Wine Festival! It is seriously the best time of year to go! This year, my family and I are going in late September to enjoy the Festival,  Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party, and to top it off we got Free Dining!! (You can do this too,  ask me how Summer@worldofmagictravel.com)For most Walt Disney World guests, the Epcot Food & Wine Festival is the booths. They are the little kiosks added throughout World Showcase with snack … [Read more...]

Disney Dining Quick Tip – Split Dessert to Save Money

Being a fan of the desserts at Disney and also at saving money I came up with a great way to indulge in both while at the parks... I hope you like today's Disney Dining Quick Tip which teaches us how to split desserts to save money while at Disney!There are so many tempting treats and delectable goodies throughout Disney. I budget a good chunk of my money (and yearly calories) to sampling as many as I can throughout the parks. A great way to save money (and some of those calories) is to … [Read more...]