Tag: WDW

Brewing Now: Joffrey’s Disney Parks Collection of Coffees

Brewing Now: Joffrey’s Disney Parks Collection of Coffees

| December 2, 2013 | 4 Replies

Times are a’changing at Disney Parks. With the testing of FastPass+ and MagicBands, new ride overlays for Christmas, and expansion projects abound, guests are finding new ways to enjoy the theme parks. Coffee is one of those new additions. Now don’t get me wrong, coffee has regularly been served in the restaurants and food kiosks [...]

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A Brit’s Perspective – Visiting the UK in Orlando

A Brit’s Perspective – Visiting the UK in Orlando

| November 30, 2013 | 9 Replies

Sometimes you may travel thousands of miles to escape and explore a new far-flung destination different to your norm. But visiting Orlando can at times feel like it’s a small world after all, particularly when taking a leisurely stroll around the World Showcase at Epcot. Can you really visit the UK in the baking sunshine [...]

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Walt Disney World’s Magic Kingdom: Turnstile-Free!

Walt Disney World’s Magic Kingdom: Turnstile-Free!

| November 27, 2013 | 3 Replies

Today marked a special day in Walt Disney World history: the final touch point entry system was unveiled and ready for guest use at Magic Kingdom. The significance of this moment was not lost by Disney cast members who celebrated yet another new step in advancing park technology. Guests no longer walk through the traditional [...]

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Disney’s MagicBands: The Hype, the Hysteria, & You

Disney’s MagicBands: The Hype, the Hysteria, & You

| November 6, 2013 | 163 Replies

I am thinking about canceling my trip to Walt Disney World because I am so worried that FastPass+ and MagicBands will ruin it. I don’t even like wearing something on my wrist! Disney MagicBands are too confusing. They make a vacation hard. They are rationing out how many rides you can go on now in [...]

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Artist Spotlight: Dave Avanzino at the Festival of Masters

Artist Spotlight: Dave Avanzino at the Festival of Masters

| November 4, 2013 | 2 Replies

For the past 37 years, Downtown Disney in Florida has been transformed into an artist lover’s paradise during the annual Festival of the Masters, and this year will be no exception. The prestigious open-air fine arts festival celebrates the creativity and ingenuity of painting, photography, glass, and more by hosting over 300 artists from around [...]

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The Hollywood Brown Derby Lounge Opens at Disney’s Hollywood Studios

The Hollywood Brown Derby Lounge Opens at Disney’s Hollywood Studios

| November 1, 2013 | 5 Replies

A brand new patio lounge opened up on October 30th, 2013 as part of The Hollywood Brown Derby at Disney’s Hollywood Studios, offering a great place in the park to enjoy a little more upscale drinks and food selections. We went on the first day to try out some of the new items on the [...]

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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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“Scrumptious” Merchandise Available at Epcot’s Food & Wine Festival

“Scrumptious” Merchandise Available at Epcot’s Food & Wine Festival

| September 30, 2013 | 7 Replies

For some, the Epcot International Food & Wine Festival is all about the food. Others enjoy sampling wines from around the globe. Still, there is a select group of people, myself included, who enjoy another perk to this annual tradition: new merchandise, and there’s plenty of it this year. From towels to artwork to clothing [...]

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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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