One of my favorite attractions at Walt Disney World is Living with the Land. I especially love the second half of the ride where you take the slow journey through the greenhouses. This is likely because I am such a bad gardener and am awed but the amazing plants and trees on display. That’s why we were so excited to do the Behind the Seeds Tour at Epcot’s The Land Pavilion during our #EPICDisney vacation. Not only was it incredibly informative, it has to be one of the biggest hidden bargains at Walt Disney World. For the low, low, low, low bargain price of $25pp you get a one-hour-ish (likely a little more) walking tour of the research facility and greenhouses.
This year’s Epcot International Food & Wine Festival is starting tomorrow (8/31/17). To get ready for this fall festival let’s take a look at some of the fun events and food we have to look forward to this year.
Buying an annual pass is any Disney lover’s dream. With it comes with the ability to head to the ‘Most Magical Place on Earth’ anytime over the year without buying theme park tickets for each visit. This can lead to savings if you are visiting Walt Disney World more than once during the year.
The age old question of what to wear at Disney has perplexed the masses for many moons. This is especially true for those of us who live in colder climates. Us Northerners have two issues: (1) we understand heat just not “Florida heat” and (2) we think when it’s cold in the north it’s cold everywhere. So what are we to do?
Be Our Guest restaurant is a must do for my family every trip to Walt Disney World. It is also the perfect place to eat for any fans of Beauty and the Beast. From the library to the ball room to the West Wing there is something there to enjoy for the beauty or beast in all of us. Not to mention the food is delicious and plentiful. Continue reading “How to Pre-Order Lunch at Be Our Guest”
For the uninitiated, the D23 Expo is a fan/media event which takes place bi-annually at Disneyland. Think of it as Comic-Con for Disney freaks. The event is a launching point for most of The Walt Disney Company’s initiatives, both in the parks and in their entertainment sectors, for the next two years. The D23 Expo in 2015 was full of incredible jaw dropping announcements such as the construction Star Wars Land and Toy Story Land, the switch of the Soarin’ ride film from only California scenery to iconic locations around the world and the detailed slate of Disney live and animated movies.
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.