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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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 | 26 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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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 | 30 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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