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The Best of Walt Disney World for Teens

by on September 18, 2017

The Best of WDW for Teens

Welcome back to Part 4 of my blog series – The Best of Walt Disney World! In case you missed it, over the next several weeks, I’ll be sharing with you the top picks in attractions for various groups of travelers visiting the Walt Disney World theme parks. So far we’ve discussed favorites for babies, preschoolers, and grade school kids. Next up are those thrill-seeking teens. When checking out the list, keep in mind each attraction that made the cut scored at least four stars by the teens surveyed. Come on, everybody, here we go!

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Walt Disney World Preview — Week of September 16

by on September 14, 2017

Special Events

  • Epcot is kicking off Hispanic Heritage Month with Fiestas Patrias. On September 16th from 11:00am – 5:00pm, head to the Mexico Pavilion for a scavenger hunt celebrating Mexican culture!
  • Through September 30th, Florida residents will be offered a FREE appetizer AND valet parking with each adult dinner entrée. This is featured at the following restaurants:
    • Jiko
    • Flying Fish
    • Citricos
    • Artist Point
  • Are you a Tables in Wonderland member? Through September 30th, you can receive a 30% discount at the following restaurants:
    • Note: Discount is only available before 6:30pm or after 8:30pm

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Disney’s Port Orleans Resort – French Quarter: Part 1 + Video

by on September 12, 2017

Today, I’m talking about my favorite moderate resort hotel on Walt Disney World property: Disney’s Port Orleans Resort – French Quarter.

Click on the video below to learn all about this resorts’ theme, rooms and room views.

Enjoy!

Have any video ideas for me? Let me know in the comments!

Walt Disney World Preview — Week of September 9

by on September 7, 2017

Special Note: Due to the ever-changing weather conditions with Hurricane Irma, park hours, crowd levels, weather, and more will change throughout this week. If you are going to be in the area, please follow the directions of local authorities to ensure your safety. Keep updated on the National Hurricane Center web site. Consider if you are able to cancel or postpone your vacation during this potentially life-threatening situation. For a brief summary of some information to know about Hurricane Irma, you can read our article here and our list of closures and additional information here.

Special Events

  • Walt Disney Presents is now open at Disney’s Hollywood Studios. To learn more about this attraction, check out Rikki’s article here.
  • The Ultimate Nights of Adventure VIP Tour is coming to Disney’s Animal Kingdom park. Take in your surroundings as your guide brings you around the park. Experience attractions such as Avatar Flight of Passage and Na’vi River Journey, and enjoy a meal at Satu’li Canteen. Book now as this tour begins October 1st!
  • Are you a Tables in Wonderland member? Now through September 30th, you can receive a 30% discount at the following restaurants:
    • Note: Discount is only available before 6:30pm or after 8:30pm

 

Weather

For the most current weather conditions, click here!

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Walt Disney World Preview — Week of September 2

by on August 31, 2017

If you’ve never visited Walt Disney World when the crowds are at a 1 (yes, I said a one), now’s the time to do it. Read on for news, park hours, and more!

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The Best of Walt Disney World for Grade School Kids

by on August 29, 2017

Welcome back to Part 3 of my blog series – The Best of Walt Disney World! In case you missed it, over the next several weeks, I’ll be sharing with you the top picks in attractions for various groups of travelers visiting the Walt Disney World theme parks. So far we’ve discussed favorites for babies and preschoolers. Next up are those fun-loving pirates and princesses, grade school kids (ages 6-12). When checking out the list, keep in mind each attraction that made the cut scored at least four stars by the grade school kids surveyed. Come on, everybody, here we go!

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2017 Epcot International Food & Wine Festival + Video

by on August 29, 2017

The Epcot International Food & Wine Festival begins this week!

My mouth is watering just thinking about all of those delicious dishes…

Okay, back to work. For today’s video, I’ll be showing some highlights this festival has to offer.

Bon appétit!

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Walt Disney World Ice Cream Crawl

by on August 28, 2017

ice cream crawl passport cover

Leave it to artist Donna Yan’s adorable Dole Whip couple to make us simultaneously want Dole Whip and a Mickey Bar!

I don’t know about you, but one of my absolute must-have indulgences at Walt Disney World is ice cream. Add into that my love of coming up with themes or challenges for our Disney trips, and you get a recipe for success. (Specifically, you get a Walt Disney World Ice Cream Crawl!) My husband and I are apt to try a variety of challenges on our trips. We might focus on only getting snacks from places we’ve never been to before. Or we might make all of our table service reservations for restaurants we’ve never visited. Or we’ll do a trip dedicated to resort dining. (I’m just now noticing the theme of food in a lot of our planning…) For our upcoming trek, we decided to crank it up a bit and focus on ice cream.

I knew from the very beginning that not only did I want to do an ice cream crawl, but I wanted it to have its very own passport. I was inspired by the Epcot festival passports that detail out what food items you can find where. Seriously, what better way to keep track of all the amazing ice cream options than to have a dedicated ice cream passport?! (You can download your very own passport later in the article.) Let’s back things up a bit and discuss how the ice cream crawl was formed.

Simply put, the ice cream crawl was born out of an intense desire for ice cream. (Okay, it was actually as a result of the Whole30 we were in the middle of, but don’t tell anyone else that. It’s not like we were dying for sugar or anything…) First, I needed to decide what locations would be fair game for inclusion in the passport. All four theme parks were obvious, but what about resorts? Water parks? Disney Springs? At the end of the day, I went with locations that we would be reasonably likely to frequent. This included all four theme parks, Disney Springs, and the area around Crescent Lake. It’s so easy to pop out of Epcot and over to the Crescent Lake resorts that including those seemed appropriate. (And we really needed Ample Hills Creamery in there!)

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Walt Disney World Preview — Week of August 26

by on August 24, 2017

Crowd levels are plummeting this week! With ride closures at Magic Kingdom park and the start of the Epcot International Food & Wine Festival, we’ve got lots to cover in this preview.

Special Events

  • The Epcot International Food & Wine Festival begins Thursday, August 31st. Look for a video overview coming next Tuesday!
  • Also starting this week is the hard-ticket Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party at Magic Kingdom. Keep these party dates in mind when planning what day you want to visit Magic Kingdom.
  • From August 25-27, the 75th anniversary of Bambi is being celebrated with a special Disney PhotoPass opportunity. From 10:20am – 4pm, you can meet Thumper and Miss Bunny at Rafiki’s Planet Watch inside Disney’s Animal Kingdom park. Ask a PhotoPass photographer about other Magic Shot opportunities!
  • The My Disney Experience app has been updated! It now allows those on the Disney Dining Plan to track their remaining meals and snacks. Charges made to your Disney Resort hotel account can now be viewed from the app as well.

Weather

Pack those ponchos this weekend. Tropical moisture in the area means a good chance for a soggy weekend. For the most current weather conditions, click here!

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The Best of Walt Disney World for Preschoolers

by on August 22, 2017

Welcome back to Part 2 of my blog series – The Best of Walt Disney World! In case you missed it, over the next several weeks, I’ll be sharing with you the top picks in attractions for various groups of travelers visiting the Walt Disney World theme parks. Last time we discussed favorites for babies, and next up are the adorable preschoolers. When checking out the list, keep in mind each attraction that made the cut scored at least four stars by the preschoolers surveyed. Come on, everybody, here we go!

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