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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2014 Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival opens in Epcot

2014 Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival opens in Epcot

| March 6, 2014 | 7 Replies

The 2014 Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival opened today March 5, 2014.  It runs through May 18, 2014. I love this time of year at Epcot. If not my all time favorite event, then it is tied with the Epcot International Food and Wine Festival.

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A February Stroll through the Magic Kingdom

A February Stroll through the Magic Kingdom

| February 26, 2014 | 5 Replies

February is a beautiful time of year here in Orlando.  The temps are great, the humidity is lower and the parks are less crowded. The crowds do swell for the Disney Princess Marathon races but it is a great time to visit the Walt Disney World theme parks.

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New Walt Disney World Resort Drink Mugs for 2014

New Walt Disney World Resort Drink Mugs for 2014

| February 17, 2014 | 28 Replies

Walt Disney World has changed the design of their resort drink mugs for 2014. They will be at all the Walt Disney World resorts as soon as their current stock runs out. Just a reminder that these Rapid Fill drink mugs have an RFID chip(radio frequency identification) in them and the mug must be activated before [...]

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A January Stroll through Magic Kingdom

A January Stroll through Magic Kingdom

| January 20, 2014 | 23 Replies

It’s that time of year where many people are experiencing the blahs of Winter. For Floridians it is the time of year that we look forward to.  The theme parks are not as crowded at Walt Disney World. I decided it was time for another stroll through Magic Kingdom. This is also typically when you see [...]

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It was a Marathon weekend at Walt Disney World!

It was a Marathon weekend at Walt Disney World!

| January 13, 2014 | 7 Replies

This weekend was an exciting one for runners and their friends and family at Walt Disney World. This is the 21st year for the Marathon Weekend. Disney has added  a 10K and a new 4-day 48.8 mile Dopey Challenge to the races this year.

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Merry Christmas from Walt Disney World!

Merry Christmas from Walt Disney World!

| December 25, 2013 | 14 Replies

It’s been 10 years since I moved here to Florida. People always ask me if it has gotten old for me visiting the Walt Disney World parks whenever I want. Today was one of those days when I felt like a little kid experiencing something for the first time.  It just doesn’t get old for [...]

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FastPass+ Test at Disney’s Animal Kingdom

FastPass+ Test at Disney’s Animal Kingdom

| December 18, 2013 | 6 Replies

Disney’s Animal Kingdom in Walt Disney World started a test of the FastPass+ today. Offsite and onsite guests will be able to make their FastPass+ selections at kiosks throughout the park.  This is the first test where offsite guests to Walt Disney World are able to participate.  

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Give Kids the World Village and Giving Tuesday December 3, 2013

Give Kids the World Village and Giving Tuesday December 3, 2013

| December 2, 2013 | 5 Replies

It’s the time of year when we are all rushing around because of the upcoming holidays. We have made it through Black Friday, Cyber Monday and now we have a chance to give back to worthy charities with #Giving Tuesday.

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Happy Thanksgiving from the Magic Kingdom!

Happy Thanksgiving from the Magic Kingdom!

| November 28, 2013 | 13 Replies

I am blessed to live near Walt Disney World. I can pop over to the parks whenever the mood strikes. I have lived here for almost 10 years and it never gets old. I still get goosebumps when I drive onto property! I wish all my friends could join me for a day in the [...]

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Osborne Family Spectacle of Dancing Lights 101

Osborne Family Spectacle of Dancing Lights 101

| November 27, 2013 | 9 Replies

It’s the most beautiful time of the year here at Walt Disney World! The 4 theme parks are being decorated for the holidays. The Osborne Family Spectacle of Dancing Lights at Disney’s Hollywood Studios is number 1 on my list of “do not miss” events during the holiday season. This event happens nightly until January [...]

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