Every year at Christmastime, the magic of Disney combines with the magic of the season to provide a truly remarkable experience.
The 2017 Epcot International Food & Wine Festival takes place from August 31st until November 13, 2017. This year’s festival brings several new additions to the festivities, including new artists for the Eat To The Beat concert series and new marketplaces.
Fireworks make for some of the most spectacular photo opportunities at Disney, if you know how to best capture the experience.
Guests visiting Walt Disney World for Independence Day 2017 will be able to experience two special 4th of July fireworks shows.
Located inside the pyramid of the Mexico pavilion sits one of the most fun, yet often overlooked, attractions at Epcot. Gran Fiesta Tour Starring The Three Caballeros takes guests on a gentle boat ride giving them a glimpse into the Mexican culture.
Despite the crowds and heat, visiting Walt Disney World during the summer peak season can be a truly magical experience, if you know how to deal with the challenges brought on by visiting at this popular time of year.
Since it’s debut at the 1964 New York World’s Fair, the “it’s a small world” attraction has delighted guests of all ages. Let’s take a look at some of the history and trivia which make this attraction so special.
While character dining is a lot of fun, it can also be some of the most expensive meals you’ll have at Walt Disney World. Is it worth it?
Visiting Disney during peak times of year, such as 4th of July or Christmas, will increase in the cost of your vacation. While it may be tempting to visit during a less expensive time, there are so many reason why visiting during these special occasions is worth the extra costs.
There are so many fun and unique experiences on my Disney bucket list – dining at Club 33, visiting Walt’s Disneyland apartment, touring the Cinderella Castle Dream Suite…and the list goes on and on. At the top of my Disney bucket list is what I think may be the best way to experience all of the magic Disney has brought to the world. Someday I hope to visit all six Disney resorts around the world.
When the imagineers designed Walt Disney World’s Magic Kingdom, they included a tribute to the mouse that started it all by hiding the classic three circle Mickey Mouse shape within many of the attractions. Let’s take a look at where you can find some of these hidden Mickeys at Magic Kingdom.
Christmas is just around the corner! We’re here to help with gift ideas sure to delight the Disney fanatic in your life!
Each year as the leaves begin to change colors, the Magic Kingdom is also transformed with the colors of fall. Main Street, U.S.A. comes to life with pumpkins, scarecrows, and beautiful wreaths made from autumn leaves. A few years ago, as I celebrated my birthday at Walt Disney World, I was able to once again experience the beautiful colors of fall at the Magic Kingdom.
Epcot’s Test Track has been delighting Future World guests since the late 1990’s and continues to do so with the 2012 overhaul of the attraction’s theme. Reaching speeds of up to 65 mph, Test Track is a must do for any thrill-seeking guest at Walt Disney World. Let’s take a look at what makes Test Track one of Epcot’s best attractions.
The plan for the day was to visit Animal Kingdom and then park hop to Disney’s Hollywood Studios to see the new Star Wars fireworks show; however, after five hours of visiting many of our favorite Animal Kingdom attractions, we decided it would be fun to visit Magic Kingdom for a while. So we headed to the bus stop, only to watch the Magic Kingdom bus pull away as we walked.
Summer is a wonderful time of year to visit Walt Disney World; however, it can also be one of the most crowded times to visit. By learning when to visit popular attractions, how to make the most of your FastPass+ selections, and which apps to utilize, you’ll become a pro at navigating the summer crowds of the Disney parks!
A single pair of shoes is capable of changing a girl’s life, or at least that’s what Cinderella would tell you. The same could also be said of a pair of shoes and your Disney vacation. With over 47 square miles to cover at Walt Disney World, you can bet there will be a lot of walking! Chose the wrong shoe and your feet will start to feel every single step after your first day in the parks. Choosing the right pair of shoes for your vacation is essential to ensuring you will have a magical time at Walt Disney World.
Even from the very first sketches of plans for Disneyland, Walt Disney always wanted to include a haunted house attraction in his park. Unlike haunted houses at other amusement parks, Walt’s haunted house would have a lighter, friendlier, comedic feel to the attraction. He originally planned to make his haunted house a walk-through attraction. Guests would stroll through at their own pace, taking in the sights and sounds of Walt’s haunted house. After further research, this walk-through attraction posed a few problems; How would the imagineers ensure a high enough capacity to allow each guest a chance to experience the attraction? How you the direct the guests’ attention to certain the elements of the attraction?
In their search for an efficient way to guide guests through Disneyland’s Haunted Mansion attraction, the imagineers turned to a ride system which had previously proven itself on Adventure Through Space – the omnimover. This type of attraction vehicle consisted of a continuous chain of ride vehicles which would move throughout the attraction as one unit. The individual vehicles would be able to turn in any direction. The Haunted Mansion’s onmimover vehicles, affectionately called Doom Buggies, are the perfect ride vehicle for directing guests’ attention throughout the attraction and enhancing the eeriness of the Haunted Mansion.
I remember walking through Fantasyland, and there it was – an abandoned lagoon. I had never seen a submarine sail through its waters, and I never would. How could what must have once been a fascinating excursion into the deep now sit off-limits, never to be experienced by another guest?
The story of 20,000 Leagues Under The Sea: Submarine Voyage began long before any Disney parks were constructed. In fact, it began many years prior to Walt Disney’s birth. In March of 1869 author Jules Verne introduced the world to the story of Captain Nemo and the Nautilus. The story was serialized in a French publication and ran until June 1870.
Verne’s description of the Nautilus was well ahead of its time, accurately describing many features of modern submarines. Because of this, the story has stood the test of time. In the late 1930s, when many Hollywood film studios were looking to create new Technicolor films based on classic novels, Disney secured the rights to 20,000 Leagues Under The Sea. Unfortunately, the project was put on hold due to World War I. The project was resumed years after the war ended and the completed film released in 1954, just one year prior to the opening of Disneyland.
Walt Disney World is filled with all sorts of sports and recreational activities. No matter which sport you are interested in, chances are there is probably a way to enjoy it at Disney. Many of the resorts at Disney World are home to popular athletic activities such as running, volleyball, tennis and more. You can also find more unique sports, such as surfing and watersports at Walt Disney World. Here are just a few of the many ways to participate in sports at Disney.