Author Archive: Kathy Werling

Kathy Werling discovered Walt Disney World later than most people but has made up for it. Living close to the theme parks hasn't gotten old yet for her. Kathy is an accomplished photographer and is always out finding new and different things to photograph in the Orlando theme parks. Kathy is also part of the Orlando DIS Unplugged Podcast team.

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July 2014 Magic Kingdom Construction Update

July 2014 Magic Kingdom Construction Update

| July 17, 2014 | 23 Replies

Just when you thought all the construction was done at Magic Kingdom in Walt Disney World, there is a new project going on. Walt Disney World recently announced that they are enlarging the Hub area in front of Cinderella Castle.  Keep reading for photos of the construction related to this project.  

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Downtown Disney – Land of construction walls and cranes

Downtown Disney – Land of construction walls and cranes

| June 24, 2014 | 19 Replies

Downtown Disney in Walt Disney World used to be a great place to spend some time as a local or tourist. This area in Walt Disney World is currently being transformed into Disney Springs. The project is expected to be finished in 2016. If you visit during the construction you should keep it mind it is [...]

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Harambe Nights debuts at Disney’s Animal Kingdom

Harambe Nights debuts at Disney’s Animal Kingdom

| June 8, 2014 | 4 Replies

Last night I had a great time at the first Harambe Nights in Disney’s Animal Kingdom in Walt Disney World. This was an after-hours party to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the great Disney movie, The Lion King.  The party is held from 7:00 to 10:30 PM on Saturdays June 7th- August 9, 2014.  It was [...]

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Festival of the Lion King reopens at Disney’s Animal Kingdom

Festival of the Lion King reopens at Disney’s Animal Kingdom

| June 1, 2014 | 9 Replies

Today was an exciting day at Disney’s Animal Kingdom.  The Festival of the Lion King has reopened in a new building in the Harambe area. The show building is located behind the Tusker House restaurant.

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Rock your Disney Side: 24 Hours at the Magic Kingdom

Rock your Disney Side: 24 Hours at the Magic Kingdom

| May 23, 2014 | 9 Replies

Warning: This is a Disney fan post!  My love of all things Disney will be obvious in this blog.  Today is the Rock your Disney Side 24 Hour event at the Magic Kingdom in Walt Disney World. This annual event takes place in Disneyland, California Adventure and Walt Disney World. I got up bright and [...]

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Top 5 things to experience at Disney’s Star Wars Weekends

Top 5 things to experience at Disney’s Star Wars Weekends

| May 16, 2014 | 3 Replies

If you are a Star Wars fan, this is a great time to visit Walt Disney World. Today started the first Star Wars Weekend at Disney’s Hollywood Studios for 2014. The dates for this year are May 16-18, 23-25, 30-June 1, 6-8, and 13-15, 2014. The theme this year is “Join The Rebellion.”

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Review: Epcot After Hours Wind Down

Review: Epcot After Hours Wind Down

| April 22, 2014 | 12 Replies

I love being in the theme parks at Walt Disney World when it is quiet. I got the chance on opening night to experience Epcot’s After Hours Wind Down. There is something magical about being in the parks when you don’t have to share it with thousands of people.

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Third Annual Easter Egg Display at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa

Third Annual Easter Egg Display at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa

| April 10, 2014 | 2 Replies

I went over yesterday to view the beautiful Third Annual Easter Egg Display at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa in Walt Disney World. The display is located in the Main Lobby near the front entrance and the eggs will be on display through April 22, 2014.

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Walt Disney World is now selling MagicBands to Offsite Day Guests

Walt Disney World is now selling MagicBands to Offsite Day Guests

| March 31, 2014 | 25 Replies

As part of the My Magic+ testing, Walt Disney World has starting selling MagicBands to offsite day guests. Day guests are those guests who are not staying at a Walt Disney World Resort.  

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Disney’s Festival of Fantasy Parade debuts at the Magic Kingdom!

Disney’s Festival of Fantasy Parade debuts at the Magic Kingdom!

| March 9, 2014 | 7 Replies

Wow!  What can I say about this parade? It knocked my socks off! I wasn’t sure what to expect since the last few “new” parades were just recycled floats from the previous parade. Walt Disney World knocked it out of the park with this new parade!   The new 3:00 parade at the Magic Kingdom [...]

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