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First Thoughts: Disney’s Animal Kingdom Expansion

First Thoughts: Disney’s Animal Kingdom Expansion

| October 13, 2013 | 25 Replies

Last night, news broke online regarding the latest in plans for Disney’s Animal Kingdom park. Tom Staggs, Chairman of Walt Disney Parks & Resorts, announced details at the first ever D23 Expo in Japan of both an AVATAR Land and nighttime entertainment for the park. Although the creative partnership between AVATAR’s director, James Cameron, and [...]

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A Brit’s Perspective – Accommodation Dilemma in Orlando

A Brit’s Perspective – Accommodation Dilemma in Orlando

| October 2, 2013 | 4 Replies

The sheer number of hotels in Orlando can be breathtaking, not to mention all the other types of accommodations that are available. The Orlando Tourist Board estimates that there are currently 450 hotels in the greater Orlando area with a total of 115,200 rooms. Furthermore, there are another 26,000 vacation homes and more than 20,000 [...]

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Fun Facts! Test Your Knowledge about Epcot’s Food & Wine Festival

Fun Facts! Test Your Knowledge about Epcot’s Food & Wine Festival

| September 28, 2013 | Reply

The beautiful sights, upbeat sounds, and tantalizing aromas. The 18th Annual Epcot International Food & Wine Festival is underway, and Disney fans couldn’t be happier! The 46 day festival, known for celebrating the best in culinary delights, brings food and beverage marketplaces, high energy concerts and performers, and premium dining experiences to the World Showcase. [...]

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Are You Ready for runDisney’s Tower of Terror 10-Miler Weekend?

Are You Ready for runDisney’s Tower of Terror 10-Miler Weekend?

| September 24, 2013 | 2 Replies

Ahhh…..October at Walt Disney World!  Cooler temperatures, lower humidity, the Food & Wine Festival, special parties, fall colors, and Halloween.  Let’s not forget the spooky side.  Not only does the Magic Kingdom convert to one of the nation’s best Halloween parties, but runDisney takes over part of the resort for their annual Tower of Terror [...]

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A Brit’s Perspective – Only 4337 Miles Away from Walt Disney World

A Brit’s Perspective – Only 4337 Miles Away from Walt Disney World

| September 11, 2013 | 10 Replies

Hi, I’m Rory, a new blogger at the DIS and currently, give or take a mile, I’m about 4337 miles away from Walt Disney World. This is important as it means I’m residing in the United Kingdom and is the reason I’ve been invited to write for the DIS. I’m here to offer up a [...]

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Teeing it Up at Walt Disney World

Teeing it Up at Walt Disney World

| August 28, 2013 | 2 Replies

With so many activities available to guests, Walt Disney World is without a doubt one of the most comprehensive vacation destinations in the world.  In a lot of ways it’s what drives us to visit so often.  In our quest to try everything the resort has to offer, we sometimes go to the path less [...]

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Wild Designs: New Animal Kingdom Merchandise for Safari Adventures

Wild Designs: New Animal Kingdom Merchandise for Safari Adventures

| August 27, 2013 | 3 Replies

This may come as a surprise to some, but Disney’s Animal Kingdom (DAK) happens to be my favorite park in all of Walt Disney World. The amount of attention paid to detail is astonishing and themeing exists at every corner. DAK touts itself as “not a zoo” but a wildlife preserve filled with areas for [...]

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A Step Inside the Villas at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa

A Step Inside the Villas at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa

| July 14, 2013 | 7 Replies

Granite countertops, crown molding, and marble tiling. Stainless steel appliances, cove ceilings, and state-of-the-art mirror TVs. Cherry wood furniture, freestanding tubs, and home theater systems. All of these luxuries and conveniences make up what guests will find in The Villas at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa, a new extension of the Disney Vacation Club. [...]

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Disney’s MagicBand Accessories…Revealed!

Disney’s MagicBand Accessories…Revealed!

| June 20, 2013 | 22 Replies

The next round of official testing for Disney’s MagicBands began today and continues through next week. Select guests staying at the Contemporary Resort and Animal Kingdom Lodge were notified before leaving home that they were chosen to participate in what is reported to be the most extensive test to date. Those of us watching from [...]

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The Heat is on – Tips for Staying Cool in the Theme Parks

The Heat is on – Tips for Staying Cool in the Theme Parks

| June 14, 2013 | Reply

Nature’s clockwork is right on schedule.  The summer months are upon us and that means it’s almost surface of the sun hot at the Orlando theme parks.  Notice I said “almost”.  After all we are more than 92 million miles from the sun.  But, it doesn’t seem like it during the summer months in Orlando.  [...]

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