Walt Disney World

Downtown Disney Construction Update

Downtown Disney Construction Update

| April 18, 2015 | 1 Reply

It’s time for a construction update for Downtown Disney in Walt Disney World. Every time we visit we can see the changes.  Some construction walls go down, while others go up. It’s a shame they built that nice walkway along the water but now it is behind construction walls. This is located near Paradiso 37. [...]

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Run, don’t walk to try one of these new sandwiches in Epcot!

Run, don’t walk to try one of these new sandwiches in Epcot!

| April 3, 2015 | 15 Replies

Yesterday my daughter and I  headed over to Epcot in Walt Disney World to try some new food offerings. I love a good grilled cheese sandwich and I couldn’t wait to try them. I am a plain Jane type of girl so I wasn’t sure what to expect. I don’t know about you but sometimes [...]

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Disney’s Polynesian Villas and Bungalows are now open!

Disney’s Polynesian Villas and Bungalows are now open!

| April 1, 2015 | 7 Replies

Disney Vacation Club (DVC) has finally made its last stop on the monorail loop much to the elation of long-awaiting DVC Members and potential owners of this timeshare model. Debuting today, the first phase of Disney’s Polynesian Villas and Bungalows will open at Disney’s Polynesian Village with two longhouses and the bungalows ready for occupancy. [...]

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Disneyland

Judge fools all, banning Frozen from theme parks and agreeing with “Frozen is my life story” author

Judge fools all, banning Frozen from theme parks and agreeing with “Frozen is my life story” author

| April 1, 2015 | 18 Replies

In an unbelievable decision, one that completely fooled Disney’s lawyers, newly hired magistrate judge Fullstendig Lure (of Norwegian heritage) reversed the dismissal of the “Frozen is my life story” author’s lawsuit and, inconceivably, has recommended the court order Disney to cease all Frozen-related theme park construction and ban Anna, Elsa and Olaf from all Disney theme [...]

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Disneyland Good Neighbor Hotel – Best Western Park Place Inn

Disneyland Good Neighbor Hotel – Best Western Park Place Inn

| March 12, 2015 | Reply

This is part of a series of blogs and coordinating DIS Unplugged: Disneyland Edition podcast segments focusing on the off-property establishments near the Disneyland Resort collectively known as Good Neighbor Hotels. This time, I take a look at the Best Western Plus Park Place Inn & Mini Suites located at 1544 South Harbor Boulevard. I [...]

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Disneyland Good Neighbor Hotel – Desert Palms Hotel & Suites

Disneyland Good Neighbor Hotel – Desert Palms Hotel & Suites

| February 4, 2015 | 1 Reply

This is part of a series of blogs and coordinating DIS Unplugged: Disneyland Edition podcast segments focusing on the off-property establishments near the Disneyland Resort collectively known as Good Neighbor Hotels. This time, I take a look at the Desert Palms Hotel & Suites located at 631 West Katella Avenue. I talk in detail about [...]

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Restaurants and Dining Experiences

Food Photos: Disney’s Beach Club Resort

Food Photos: Disney’s Beach Club Resort

| February 18, 2015 | Reply

Disney’s Beach Club Resort Menus Cape May Cafe Hurricane Hanna’s Grille Beaches and Cream   Cape May Cafe - Breakfast Adult price: $28.75 Child price: $15.97 Hurricane Hanna’s Grill – Lunch Muffaletta-Style Grilled Chicken Sandwich – Chicken, Ham, Salami, Provolone, Olive Relish Served with Fries or Apple Slaw - $10.19 Pulled Pork Sandwich - with Cider and Apple Slaw [...]

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Food Photos: Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort and Spa

Food Photos: Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort and Spa

| February 11, 2015 | Reply

Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort and Spa Menus 1900 Park Fare Citricos Cítricos Chef’s Domaine Courtyard Pool Bar Garden View Tea Room Gasparilla Grill and Games Grand Floridian Cafe Mizner’s Lounge Narcoossee’s Victoria and Albert’s Victoria and Albert’s Chef’s Table Wonderland Tea Party   Citricos - Princess Breakfast Adult price: $49.99 Child price: $31.99 Note – this [...]

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Food Photos: Disney’s Wilderness Lodge

Food Photos: Disney’s Wilderness Lodge

| February 11, 2015 | Reply

Disney’s Disney’s Wilderness Lodge Menus Roaring Forks Artist Point Whispering Canyon Cafe Territory Lounge   Whispering Canyon Cafe - Breakfast All You Care To Enjoy Breakfast Skillet – Scrambled Eggs, Western Home Fries, Bacon, Sausage, Waffles, Buttermilk Biscuits, and Sausage Gravy – $16.49 Eggs Benedict – Poached Eggs on English Muffin, Canadian Bacon, and Barbecue Hollandaise [...]

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Universal Orlando

The Tales of Beedle the Bard: ‘The Fountain of Fair Fortune’ Show

The Tales of Beedle the Bard: ‘The Fountain of Fair Fortune’ Show

| September 28, 2014 | Reply

After months of going through re-writes, The Fountain of Fair Fortune puppet show finally debuted in early September at Diagon Alley. The Tale of the Three Brothers puppet show proved to be extremely popular from opening day and Universal wanted to absolutely nail the other Beedle the Bard tale featured in the new Wizarding World. [...]

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Universal Orlando expanding again with the new Loews Sapphire Falls Resort

Universal Orlando expanding again with the new Loews Sapphire Falls Resort

| September 10, 2014 | 3 Replies

A few months ago, we reported that Universal Orlando was looking to add potentially three new Loews hotels in an effort to increase the capacity at the resort. The obvious space for a new hotel was the plot of land between Loews Royal Pacific Resort and Loews Cabana Bay Beach Resort. Rumors circulated around a [...]

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Like This at Walt Disney World? Try That at Universal Orlando.

Like This at Walt Disney World? Try That at Universal Orlando.

| July 10, 2014 | 25 Replies

A big criticism Disney fans have towards Universal is that the park down the street has nothing interesting enough to make them want to make the trip across town. Yes, Universal Orlando is known for thrill rides and The Wizarding World of Harry Potter, but there is a lot more happening at the resort than [...]

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Entertainment / Media

Judge fools all, banning Frozen from theme parks and agreeing with “Frozen is my life story” author

Judge fools all, banning Frozen from theme parks and agreeing with “Frozen is my life story” author

| April 1, 2015 | 18 Replies

In an unbelievable decision, one that completely fooled Disney’s lawyers, newly hired magistrate judge Fullstendig Lure (of Norwegian heritage) reversed the dismissal of the “Frozen is my life story” author’s lawsuit and, inconceivably, has recommended the court order Disney to cease all Frozen-related theme park construction and ban Anna, Elsa and Olaf from all Disney theme [...]

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Review: “Cinderella” is impressive, but was it and “Frozen Fever” necessary?

Review: “Cinderella” is impressive, but was it and “Frozen Fever” necessary?

| March 11, 2015 | 18 Replies

Back in 2010, Disney and Tim Burton released Alice in Wonderland, a live action/CGI-heavy feature film shot in Disney Digital 3D, and it was a massive success. Alice in Wonderland was not a remake of the classic 1951 Disney animated feature nor was it a sequel despite the story taking place years after Alice’s time spent in Wonderland. [...]

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Ready, Set, Bid! Disneyland Memorabilia Exhibit and Auction

Ready, Set, Bid! Disneyland Memorabilia Exhibit and Auction

| February 3, 2015 | 1 Reply

Van Eaton Galleries, one of the world’s premier animation artwork and collectible galleries located in Sherman Oaks, California has announced The Story of Disneyland Collection exhibit and auction to take place February 28th and March 1st at Van Eaton Galleries, 13613 Ventura Blvd, Sherman Oaks, California.  Image: Van Eaton Gallery Just in time to celebrate the [...]

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Disney Cruise Line

Looking for something to do before your cruise? Visit the Exploration Tower at Port Canaveral

Looking for something to do before your cruise? Visit the Exploration Tower at Port Canaveral

| September 18, 2014 | Reply

I get asked this question quite often from friends and clients. Is there something I can visit before or after my cruise from Port Canaveral? I will be doing a series of blogs about places you can visit if you only have a short time or if you want to spend a day by the [...]

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Essay of a Single Mom: Being Single on a Boat Full of Couples

Essay of a Single Mom: Being Single on a Boat Full of Couples

| September 4, 2014 | 12 Replies

In terms of a cruise, the first thing anyone thinks after “relaxation” is “romance.” We have visions of dressing up, attending fancy dinners, and kissing on a ship’s deck under a million twinkling stars. This inspires hundreds of thousands to embark on cruises; however, it is not the case for me. My love boat recently [...]

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The Perfect Time to Cruise: Choosing to Cruise Even When Life Gets in the Way

The Perfect Time to Cruise: Choosing to Cruise Even When Life Gets in the Way

| August 27, 2014 | 23 Replies

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Recent DIS Blog Posts

Be Our Guest Breakfast and Construction Update in Magic Kingdom

Be Our Guest Breakfast and Construction Update in Magic Kingdom

| March 27, 2015 | 3 Replies

Today I got to try the new Breakfast at Be Our Guest Restaurant in Magic Kingdom at Walt Disney World.  They started offering breakfast as a test at this beautiful restaurant on March 20, 2015. The test runs through June 18, 2015. We purposely scheduled our meal for before the park opened so we could enjoy [...]

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Animal Kingdom Construction Update

Animal Kingdom Construction Update

| March 13, 2015 | 19 Replies

This week we take a closer look at Disney’s Animal Kingdom and their construction projects. There is a lot of construction going on in the park, but in spite of that you can still have an enjoyable visit. Take a little time to explore along the path in the Oasis on your way toward the [...]

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2015 Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival

2015 Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival

| March 4, 2015 | 5 Replies

Spring has come to Walt Disney World with the opening of the 22nd annual  Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival!  The Festival runs from March 4th to May 17, 2015. It is one of my favorite times in Epcot. The park never looks better than during the festival. It is amazing to see the park [...]

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