Character Dining: Is It Worth It? - Chef Mickey's

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?

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Disney Splurges: Visiting During Peak Season - Fireworks over Cinderella Castle

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.

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WDW's Smallest Hidden Mickey - Adventureland

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.

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Fall Decorations At Walt Disney World - Mickey Jack-o-lantern

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.

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Walt Disney World Refurbishment Schedule Update For August 2016

The summer is quickly drawing to a close, and soon the Magic Kingdom will be filed with pumpkins, candy, and trick-or-treaters. While there are not currently a large number of refurbishments scheduled for the parks, refurbishments are scheduled for a couple of the most popular Disney attractions.

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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.

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Summer | Travel | Disney | How To Beat The Crowds At Walt Disney World

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!

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The Best Shoes To Wear At Walt Disney World

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.

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Walt Disney World Refurbishment Schedule - February 2016

It’s hard to believe it’s already time for another refurbishment schedule update. January went by fast! If you’re counting down the days to your Disney vacation, that means you’re that much closer to seeing Mickey and friends in person! Let’s take a look at the current refurbishment schedule to see which attractions may be closed during your visit to the vacation kingdom. As always, the Refurbishment and Closure schedule is subject to change and you should confirm any information prior to visiting.

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What New Attractions Are Coming To DIsney's Animal Kingdom? - January 2016 Q&A

Welcome to the very first edition of our monthly Q&A series! Each month, we’ll be answering Disney questions sent in by readers just like you. Questions can cover a variety of Disney topics, from vacation planning questions to Disney history, trivia, and more. To submit a question for next month’s post, just fill out the form on our Submission Page. We would love to hear from you! Now, on to this month’s questions:

I am excited to hear about the upcoming changes to Disney’s Animal Kingdom; can you outline the when and what of the new offerings? It sounds like wild things are planned! – Didi Marie

There are quite a lot of exciting things in the works for Disney’s Animal Kingdom, Didi Marie! I can’t wait to experience everything once it is completed! The first new experience for Animal Kingdom will be the Rivers of Light show which is scheduled to open in Spring 2016. This show will take place in front of the Tree of Life on Discovery River, between Discovery Island and Expedition Everest. Two mystical hosts will come to the river, bringing their gifts of light. Together, the hosts will use water and light to summon the animal spirits. Fireflies will also help make the park’s icon, the Tree of Life, come alive. Take a look at the video below to see some of the stunning concept art for this show.

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Sports And Recreation At Walt Disney World

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.

Sports At Your Resort

Many resorts at Walt Disney World have sports activities readily available for willing guests. Resorts such as Port Orleans – Riverside offer bike rentals, including the ever-popular surrey bike rentals. My parents rented a surrey bike on their last vacation and loved the experience. One of my favorite sports, tennis, can be found at several of the deluxe Walt Disney World Resorts, including Disney’s Boardwalk Inn and Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort. Sand volleyball courts can be also found at multiple Disney resorts, such as Disney’s Beach Club. Basketball courts are readily available to guests at 5 Walt Disney World resorts, including Disney’s Animal Kingdom Villas. With Disney hosting numerous runDisney events each year, it’s only natural to have running trails at many of the resorts. Guests at resorts in the Magic Kingdom area can take advantage of jogging trails providing scenic views of Seven Seas Lagoon and the Magic Kingdom, while guests staying near Epcot can jog on trails around Crescent Lake and Disney’s Yacht and Beach Club Resorts.

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Walt Disney World Refurbishment Schedule Update For January 2016

This new year will bring lots of changes to Walt Disney World. Unfortunately, this means some of our favorite attractions must close for a time to may way for even more magic. If you’ll be traveling to the vacation kingdom soon, you’ll want to be aware of any refurbishments prior to your arrival. Here is the current refurbishment schedule for Walt Disney World as of January 2016. The Refurbishment and Closure schedule is subject to change and you should confirm any information prior to visiting.

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Spending The Holidays At Disney's Grand Floridian Resort & Spa

Welcome to this month’s Blogorail Red Loop. Today we are sharing the best resorts to spend the holidays at Walt Disney World. Christmas at Walt Disney World is a magical experience. Perhaps you’ve seen photos or even visited the parks during the holidays. Beautiful Christmas decorations are everywhere! This is not limited to the parks […]

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Disney 101 - Meeting The Characters - Stitch

Welcome to this month’s Blogorail Blue Loop. Today we are sharing some tips to help you plan your Disney vacation. My family searched the entire Magic Kingdom for him with no luck. We even recruited a cast member to help. Donald Duck just had to be there somewhere, and I was determined to meet him. […]

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The Osborne Family Spectacle of Dancing Lights

Welcome to this month’s Blogorail Orange Loop. Today we are sharing some of the fun you can find at Disney during the holidays. In 1986, Jennings Osborne’s daughter, Breezy, asked her father if they could decorate the family’s Little Rock, Arkansas home with lights for Christmas. Jennings’ first Christmas light display featured about 1,000 sparkling […]

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Rainy Day Attractions At Disney’s Hollywood Studios

Welcome to this month’s Blogorail Orange Loop. Today we are sharing the best Disney attractions to visit if it’s a rainy day at Disney. While each Disney park has some great attractions to help avoid rain, Disney’s Hollywood Studios is my favorite park to visit on a particularly rainy Disney day. The majority of the […]

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Walt Disney World Refurbishement Update For August 2015 - Frontierland Station

  UPDATE: Looking for the most recent refurbishment schedule? Find the current Walt Disney World refurbishment schedule here. If you’ll be traveling to Walt Disney World soon, be sure you are of any refurbishments before you arrive. Below are the latest refurbishment updates for Walt Disney World. The Refurbishment and Closure schedule is subject to […]

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Fall 2015 Walt Disney World Room Offer

Guests can save up to 25% on rooms at select Walt Disney World® Resort hotels for stays most nights Oct. 4 – Nov. 24, 2015 and Nov. 28 – Dec. 23, 2015 when they book July 20 – September 18, 2015. With special benefits and legendary service, Disney Resort hotels are filled with wonder and […]

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7 Essential Tips For Visiting Walt Disney World On The 4th Of July

Some might say it takes a special kind of crazy to visit Walt Disney World for the 4th of July. I have to agree. The week of 4th of July is the second most crowded week of the entire year at Disney. In addition, it’s also one of the hottest times of year in central […]

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Walt Disney World Refurbishment Schedule Update For July 2015

UPDATE: Looking for the most recent refurbishment schedule? Find the current Walt Disney World refurbishment schedule here. If you’ll be traveling to Walt Disney World soon, you’ll want to be aware of any refurbishments before you arrive. Below are the latest refurbishment updates for Walt Disney World. The Refurbishment and Closure schedule is subject to […]

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