Choosing a resort hotel when staying at Walt Disney World will not only be one of the biggest parts of your vacation budget, it will also be one of the biggest make-or-break parts of your vacation. We all know that if your resort accommodations don’t meet your expectations then it can ruin your whole vacation.
Several years ago rumors were floating around that Disney was bringing a new ‘mountain’ attraction to Magic Kingdom Park. The rumors stated this new mountain would be called Fire Mountain and would be a flying coaster where riders journey through a volcano. In recent days this rumor has resurfaced but this time it is being linked to a possible Moana theme giving it a little more traction. The reports say the mountain may sit in the location currently taken by the Swiss Family Treehouse near the entrance of Adventureland.
In a previous blog post we gave you seven ways to kill time when you are waiting for your Disney vacation to arrive. However, there are plenty of times while you are at Walt Disney World, especially Magic Kingdom Park, when you will find yourself with some extra time to kill. Maybe you have 30 minutes before an Advanced Dining Reservation or your next FastPass+ selection or maybe you are even waiting to line up for a parade or nighttime spectacular yet you don’t have time to wait in a 60-minute attraction queue.
Staying off property when vacationing at Walt Disney World can be a great financial decision but is it the best logistical decision? Here are the advantages, and disadvantages, of staying off-property.
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Every spring Disney fandom waits ever so impatiently for the announcement of the fall free dining promotion. This wildly popular offer has become a mainstay in the fall and while it has changed over the years it can still be a cost savings… if used correctly. This year’s plan did include some minor tweaks such as Moderate resort hotels now getting the quick-service dining plan as opposed to previous year’s when they receive the regular dining plan.
As the mom of an 18-year-old daughter I am pretty sick of people saying Disney princesses aren’t good role models for today’s young ladies. I couldn’t disagree more. Not all Disney princesses are waif-like, subservient, clean freaks. Some understand the greater good, think of others before themselves and kick butt on occasion.
Anyone who visits Florida knows the beaches can be expensive to access. Some spots, especially near Clearwater, can charge up to $40 per day. On a recent trip to Fort Lauderdale we visited Dania Beach. This beach is located on the south side of the Fort Lauderdale channel and is only $6 but as they say in the commercials… “But wait! There’s more.”
Nassau, Bahamas is an acquired taste. Some people find it eclectic and adventurous with many destinations within walking distance of the port such as the Straw Market, Hard Rock Café, Senor Frogs and the Pirate Museum. Others find Nassau a little sketchy and dirty. For the later, there are two options: participating in a port adventure, such as the Blue Lagoon Island, or staying on the ship.
Every spring Epcot comes alive with pretty posies, over-the-top topiaries and fresh flavors. This year is no different. Beginning Friday, March 3, the 2017 Epcot Flower and Garden Festival kick off with lots of fun happenings. Here is a guest guide to all the fun: Continue reading “2017 Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival Guest Guide”
Here is your latest News From the World of Disney for the period of February 10 – February 23, 2017. As the parks ramp up for major changes over the next few month we have news about progress as it happens.