Walt Disney World

I Can Go The Distance…26.2 Ways to Include Your Family In Your WDW Marathon Training

I Can Go The Distance…26.2 Ways to Include Your Family In Your WDW Marathon Training

| July 26, 2015 | Reply

A few months ago I got in the mood to run my first marathon and since I’m always looking for an excuse to head to Disney World, I decided the Walt Disney World Marathon was the obvious choice (though, in full disclosure, there are other marathons out there).  Since then, I’ve been logging some training [...]

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Tea Traders Cafe Opens at Disney Springs

Tea Traders Cafe Opens at Disney Springs

| July 7, 2015 | Reply

I’ve been a big tea drinker for as long as I can remember. Greens, whites, reds, you name it, and I have it nestled into my kitchen cupboard. When visiting Walt Disney World, sampling new teas is a fun adventure whether it’s at The Wave, Royal Anandapur Tea Company, or The Joy of Tea. With [...]

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Disney Parks Take Top Six Spots In America Last Year

Disney Parks Take Top Six Spots In America Last Year

| June 6, 2015 | 2 Replies

The Disney brand is alive and well…when looking at theme park attendance in America and worldwide last year. In 2014 the six Disney parks in America took the top six spots. Worldwide Disney parks took nine of the top ten spots. On June 3 the Themed Entertainment Association released its 2014 Global Attractions Attendance Report. [...]

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Disneyland

Disneyland 60th Anniversary Merchandise “Sparkles” in Stores

Disneyland 60th Anniversary Merchandise “Sparkles” in Stores

| May 23, 2015 | 10 Replies

Now that Disneyland’s 60th anniversary celebration is officially underway, guests should not be surprised to see an abundance of merchandise in shops to commemorate this special event. Over 500 items have been created including collectibles, apparel, jewelry, accessories, home decor, art, and even toys. Whether you’re a first time visitor or a seasoned guest, there’s [...]

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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 | 20 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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Restaurants and Dining Experiences

Tea Traders Cafe Opens at Disney Springs

Tea Traders Cafe Opens at Disney Springs

| July 7, 2015 | Reply

I’ve been a big tea drinker for as long as I can remember. Greens, whites, reds, you name it, and I have it nestled into my kitchen cupboard. When visiting Walt Disney World, sampling new teas is a fun adventure whether it’s at The Wave, Royal Anandapur Tea Company, or The Joy of Tea. With [...]

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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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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

Review: “Tomorrowland” perfectly channels Walt Disney’s philosophy and spirit

Review: “Tomorrowland” perfectly channels Walt Disney’s philosophy and spirit

| May 17, 2015 | 6 Replies

Tomorrowland Rating: 4.5 Disney’s theme park adaptations have a record for being hit or miss, especially in the eyes of the most die-hard Disney fans. With the exception of Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl, most of the attraction-based films have been mediocre to awful. Loyal Disney fans will sit through The Haunted [...]

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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 | 20 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 | 19 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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Disney Cruise Line

I Can Go the Distance…Now That I’ve Processed My Race Deferral

I Can Go the Distance…Now That I’ve Processed My Race Deferral

| May 25, 2015 | 1 Reply

Let me take you on a trip down memory lane. About this time last year, I wrote about why I chose the Walt Disney World Marathon for my first marathon.   In short, completing a marathon has long been a personal goal of mine.  This aspiration, coupled with my love of Disney, made running the WDW [...]

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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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Recent DIS Blog Posts

Top 5 ways to be a good guest at Walt Disney World – Do’s and Dont’s

Top 5 ways to be a good guest at Walt Disney World – Do’s and Dont’s

| May 17, 2015 | 10 Replies

This weekend is the start of Star Wars Weekends at Disney’s Hollywood Studios in Walt Disney World. The event runs from May 15- June 14, 2015. This event draws huge crowds and it is a great time to bring your manners to the park. I would like to make some suggestions to help you have [...]

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Star Wars Weekend Merchandise Hits the Shelves

Star Wars Weekend Merchandise Hits the Shelves

| May 16, 2015 | Reply

All things from space and beyond have hit the Disney galaxy with the opening of Star Wars Weekends at Disney’s Hollywood Studios. There are unique parades, Facetime with your favorite characters, and even celebrity sightings. The theme park chefs have even gotten in on the action by creating cosmic breakfasts at Sci-Fi Dine-In and sweet [...]

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Star Wars Weekends 2015 Overview

Star Wars Weekends 2015 Overview

| May 16, 2015 | 1 Reply

STAR WARS WEEKENDS 2015 Once a year “a galaxy far, far away” comes completely within reach at Disney’s Hollywood Studios. For 5 consecutive weekends, Star Wars Weekends celebrates George Lucas’ tale of intergalactic war and all the characters that exist within that saga.  Running successfully for many years, Star Wars Weekends continues to remain among the [...]

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