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Blog - Christmas by the Numbers at Walt Disney World
December 18, 2014


Trattoria al Forno now open at Disney's BoardWalk
December 18, 2014
This Italian restaurant has opened in the space vacated by Kouzzina by Cat Cora.

Blog - Diagon Alley is Right up My Alley
December 18, 2014


Disney World for College Students: The Spring Break Alternative
December 17, 2014
When one thinks of Walt Disney World they often think of a place fit for families and little kids and while that is true the allure is for many more. It is certainly not a Spring Breakers-esque destination for college kids but, it can be a great time for all who want to go.

4 Reasons Why Tomorrowland Needs Change
December 17, 2014


Traveling with kids Part 2 - Bites
December 16, 2014
Anyone who has traveled with kids knows how important it is to keep them well-fed and hydrated. Actually, that's just a good rule in general...

Registration now open for the 2015 Expedition Everest Challenge
December 16, 2014
This event will be held 5/1-5/2/15.

How Magically Sluggish WiFi Made My Disney Experience Perfect
December 15, 2014


Woman dead after car collides with Disney bus
December 15, 2014
A Windermere, FL, woman is dead after her car collided with a Disney bus.

Holidays 2014 at Universal Orlando
December 14, 2014
Check out everything happening at Cabana Bay Beach Resort from stories with Santa to lobby carolers!

Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party sold out on December 16
December 14, 2014
The only available date remaining is December 18.

Do You Remember the First Time?
December 13, 2014
I still have very clear memories about my first visit all those years ago. It was 1980, and even though I only spent two days in the Magic Kingdom, as that was the only park to visit, something about the experience clearly resonated deeply with me.

Information and artist renderings of new Polynesian DVC property
December 12, 2014
There will be 20 Bungalows and 360 Deluxe Studios.

Beginning 3/8/15, characters will be at Tusker House dinners
December 12, 2014
Reservations are now available.

Aulani plans Christmas festivities
December 12, 2014
There will be seasonal crafts, movie nights, Christmas dinner and a Holiday Starlit Hui.

Traveling With Kids Part 1 - Boredom
December 11, 2014
In this article, I’ll specifically talk about Boredom and some ways to keep the kids entertained while you travel.

Itinerary change for 12/19/15 Disney Fantasy sailing
December 11, 2014
This sailing will visit Tortola instead of St. Maarten.

One Band's Dream | Why Walt would have loved the idea of Magic Bands and FastPass+
December 11, 2014
I tend to give Disney the benefit of the doubt in most cases. I want to think that Walt's grand idea of a magical place for families to come and enjoy is still the driving force behind the company. When listening to responses to Fast Pass+ and Magic Bands however, that doesn't seem to be a popular viewpoint. So I am going to come to the defense of these programs and try and offer a slightly more optimistic point of view.

New ABD Spain and Tuscany Adventures now available for booking
December 10, 2014
These are now open to the general public.

Purchase tickets directly through My Disney Experience app
December 10, 2014
Guests can now purchase tickets directly through My Disney Experience. Tickets can be 1-10 days, either one-park or park hoppers. Tickets can be assigned to existing Family and Friends and then Fastpass+ reservations can be made.

Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party sold out on December 12
December 10, 2014
There are still other dates available.

What to Expect When You're Expecting... at Disney
December 10, 2014
There are many reasons a woman might find herself on a Disney parks vacation while pregnant. Maybe an older child is celebrating a big birthday. Maybe it’s a family reunion. Maybe this trip was planned well in advance and now you’re facing it with a happy bundle of joy on the way.

8:15pm Spirit of Aloha dinner show cancelled on 12/10 and 12/11
December 10, 2014
The early show has not been cancelled.

Disney Cruise Line releases discounted sailings
December 09, 2014
These rates are only available for a limited time.

Disney Cruise Line offers military discounts
December 09, 2014
Disney Cruise Line's Military discounts are available for all branches of active and retired members (or spouse) of the Military.

Florida residents can sail for as little as $90 per night
December 09, 2014
These Florida Resident discounts come and go quickly and must be booked by 12/14/2014.

Adventures by Disney announces new Spain and Tuscany Adventures
December 09, 2014
These itineraries will travel in the spring and summer of 2015.

Blog - Frozen Welcomes the Hour of Code
December 08, 2014


"The Taste of Hollywood Winter Holiday Grab n Go" boxed meals offered at Hollywood Studios
December 08, 2014
These are available from 12/24-12/31 and include reserved seating for Fantasmic.

Update on check-in times for Tomorrowland Terrace Fireworks Dessert Party
December 08, 2014
If your reservation is between 6:00 and 6:20pm, you should check in one hour before the fireworks.

Exposition Park, home to the Disney food trucks, opens at Downtown Disney
December 08, 2014
This area is located between Bongo's Cuban Cafe and Starbucks.

Frozen Fun coming to Disney California Adventure
December 05, 2014
Frozen Fun comes to Hollywood Land beginning (officially) January 7th, including a sing-along, meet and greet, and a new nighttime party.

Memory Maker pre-purchase price raised to $169
December 05, 2014
The price was previously $149.

Character meals planned for Star Wars Weekends
December 04, 2014
The Jedi Mickey's Star Wars Dine and the Star Wars Galactic Dine-In Breakfast are back for the second year.

The Paul McKenna Band joins entertainment at United Kingdom Pavilion
December 04, 2014
The 4-piece acoustic folk band will perform several times daily.

Beau Bridges to narrate Disneyland's Candlelight Processional
December 03, 2014
Actor Beau Bridges has confirmed via his Twitter account that he will be narrating the annual Candlelight Processional at Disneyland Park.

Dates announced for 2015 Star Wars Weekends
December 03, 2014
The event will be held Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays, May 15 - June 14, 2015

December merchandise events at Walt Disney World
November 30, 2014
Meet Disney artists for signings and appearances around Walt Disney World.

runDisney reveals medals for Princess Half Marathon Weekend
November 29, 2014
This event will be held 2/19/15 - 2/22/15.

Blog - Peter Pan's Flight's new queue opens at Magic Kingdom
November 28, 2014


Blog - "Grand New" Gingerbread House at Disneyland's Grand Californian Hotel and Spa
November 28, 2014


Tangled Tributes - Kingdom Crossing at the Magic Kingdom
November 28, 2014
I've been through here many times, but after watching the movie so many times recently, I was really struck by all the details here in the theming. There are so many little nods to the film that most guests probably just walk right by.

Candlelight Processional begins tonight with narrator Jodi Benson
November 28, 2014
The Candlelight Processional takes place November 28 - December 30, 2014.

If I Ran The Theme Park - Decorating Universal Orlando for the Holidays
November 28, 2014
Universal Orlando doesn't go quite as far with their holiday decorations as Disney World does, so here is one fan's take on how he would decorate if he ran the park.

Universal Orlando - Huge Black Friday package deal!
November 27, 2014
Stay 3 nights at Cabana Bay Beach Resort for $119 per adult per night - includes a Family Suite upgrade, $50 resort dining credit, and 3-day park-to-park tickets! Book by December 1.

Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party sold out on December 19
November 27, 2014
Other dates are still available.

Blog - Vintage Christmas Merchandise at Walt Disney World
November 26, 2014


VIDEO: 2014 Walt Disney World Holiday Showcase
November 26, 2014
Join JeniLynn Knopp of the DIS Unplugged as she speaks with Steven Miller about holiday merchandise and shopping, Robert Hargrove and Santa Stitch about holiday entertainment, and Flash, Garland and The Boss about decorating Walt Disney World!

Disney Cruise Line's app now has chat messaging feature available for all four ships
November 26, 2014
Guests will be able to connect with other guests onboard the ship via the app.

3 Surprising Things About Working at Mission: SPACE
November 26, 2014
Here’s a few of the things I learned about the attraction and about being a cast member at Mission: SPACE.

Disney Cruise Line offers military discounts
November 25, 2014
Disney Cruise Line's Military discounts are available for all branches of active and retired members (or spouse) of the Military.

Blog - A Weekend at Give Kids the World Village
November 25, 2014


Florida resident discounts available on Disney Cruise Line
November 25, 2014
Sail for as little as $90 per night.

Top 6 Must Do's When You Take A Cruise
November 25, 2014
If you have decided to escape to warmer climates or are dreaming about taking a Disney or Royal Caribbean cruise there are at least 6 must do's for your trip.

Universal Orlando - Huge Black Friday package deal!
November 25, 2014
Stay 3 nights at Cabana Bay Beach Resort for $119 per adult per night - includes a Family Suite upgrade, $50 resort dining credit, and 3-day park-to-park tickets! Book by December 1.

Christmas Eve dinner available for Disney Vacation Club members
November 24, 2014
The dinner will include a buffet, Christmas carolers and photo ops with Mickey and Minnie.

Top 5 Dining Experiences at the Disneyland Resort
November 24, 2014
Here are what I feel (at this particular moment) are the top dining experiences at the Disneyland Resort.

Blog - Disneyland Area Hotel Review - SpringHill Suites
November 24, 2014


Me Time vs. We Time on Your Disney Cruise
November 24, 2014
In order for everyone to enjoy the things that they want individually but still maintain the feel of a family vacation, both "Me Time" and "We Time" should be a part of the plan.

Dining Review - The Cowfish is the perfect pig out place
November 24, 2014
The Cowfish is the last and greatest addition to CityWalk during the first phase of its massive renovations bringing new and exciting dining options to Universal Orlando.

Walt Disney World New Year's Eve dining information
November 23, 2014
Many of the restaurants will offer special meals or dining events to celebrate the holiday.

Discounts and payment plans available at Walt Disney World Speedway
November 23, 2014
Several of the driving experiences are available with a discount through the holidays.

Blog - Christmas at Cars Land in Disney's California Adventure
November 22, 2014


Epcot's Canadian Lumberjack show on hiatus
November 22, 2014
The show will resume 1/4/15.

Play nine holes of golf at Disney for just $29
November 22, 2014
Play 9 holes at the Disney golf courses starting anytime between 7:00 and 8:30am for just $29.

Details for 2015 Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival
November 21, 2014
Anna and Elsa topiaries will be on display at World Showcase Plaza.

Epcot's Spice Road Table now accepts reservations
November 21, 2014
Reservations are available beginning December 2.

The Comedy Warehouse Holiday Special to return to Hollywood Studios
November 21, 2014
This improvisational comedy show will return to the Premier Theater at Hollywood Studios from December 21, 2014 - January 4, 2015.

VIDEO: Disney Park Bench - Magic Kingdom Hub - Cinderella Castle
November 21, 2014
Take 5 Minutes to Relax at Magic Kingdom Hub - Cinderella Castle

Universal and Diagon Alley awarded by Themed Entertainment Association
November 19, 2014
TEA awards Universal three Thea Awards for Diagon Alley, Harry Potter and the Escape from Gringotts, and their Interactive Wand Experience.

VIDEO: Disney Park Bench - The Diamond Horseshoe Balcony - The Diamond Horseshoe
November 19, 2014
Take 5 Minutes to Relax at The Diamond Horseshoe Balcony - The Diamond Horseshoe

Save up to 30% on a stay at Aulani
November 19, 2014
Discount is available most nights 4/6 - 6/15/15.

VIDEO: Disney Park Bench - Bay Lake Tower 15th Floor - Magic Kingdom
November 18, 2014
Take 5 Minutes to Relax at Bay Lake Tower 15th Floor - Magic Kingdom

Cash is no longer accepted for parking at Port Canaveral
November 18, 2014
Payment must be made with credit card only.

Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party sold out on November 20
November 18, 2014
There are still many MVMCP dates available.

Plan B Character Dining at Walt Disney World
November 18, 2014
If you’re looking to make a reservation for a character meal and can’t get one, we’ve got a couple of suggestions for places you may not have thought of.

Blizzard Beach to be closed November 17 due to cold temperatures
November 17, 2014
Typhoon Lagoon is already closed for its annual refurbishment.

Members of the U.S. Military can sail for as little as $90 per night
November 17, 2014
Disney Cruise Line's Military discounts are available for all branches of active and retired members (or spouse) of the Military.

Disney Cruise Line Florida resident discounts
November 17, 2014
These Florida Resident discounts come and go quickly and must be booked by 11/23/2014.

Mad T Party at California Adventure ends November 30th
November 17, 2014
Mad T Party will have its final performance on 11/30/14. No word yet on what will replace it.

Top 5(+) things that are better at Walt Disney World than at Disneyland
November 17, 2014
Bigger may not always be better, but isn't always worse either. I can't resist countering with an article that lists, in my view, the things that are better at Walt Disney World.

Blog - Disneyland Area Hotel Review - Hyatt Place
November 17, 2014


Guests meeting Santa at Downtown Disney have new notification option
November 16, 2014
Guests will get pagers if the wait exceeds 30 minutes (or they can choose to receive a text message instead). When their pager goes off and they return to Santa's Chalet, they will have about a 20 minute wait.

Blog - Jingle Cruise: a Better and Funnier Voyage in 2014
November 16, 2014


Blog - Disney's Second Try at World of Color: Winter Dreams feels more Disney
November 15, 2014


Disney Visa cardholders get a special gift when taking advantage of Aulani discount
November 15, 2014
When booking the 4th night free offer, Disney Visa cardholders will also receive a special Welcome Gift at check-in with specialty items and signature Aulani merchandise ($98 value).

Blog - The Wreaths of Disneyland's Small World Holiday
November 15, 2014


Disney restaurants that kids will love, but parents would rather avoid
November 14, 2014
When you’re a parent traveling with your kids, you often need to put your own desires aside and head to the more kid-friendly establishments. Of course, there are exceptions to everything, but here’s a list of three restaurants that most kids will love, but many parents would rather avoid.

Top 5 things that are better at Disneyland than at Walt Disney World
November 14, 2014
Bigger isn't always better and while Walt Disney's original theme park is smaller, it still has the advantage over its East-coast counterpart in a few key areas.

Rehabs planned for several resort pools
November 13, 2014
Several of the resorts have rehabs scheduled for their pools and water slides in the upcoming months.

Magic Kingdom and Animal Kingdom now opening an hour early Thanksgiving week
November 13, 2014
Both parks will now open at 8:00am instead of 9:00am. Extra Magic Hours for those parks will move one hour earlier as well.

3 Surprising Things About Working at Expedition Everest
November 13, 2014
I want to bring you some surprising facts from the perspective of a cast member working there on a daily basis.

10/28/15 sailing on the Disney Magic to visit Castaway Cay instead of Key West
November 13, 2014
There is a local festival in Key West that day that is expected to make the area too crowded.

Thanksgiving dining announced for Universal Orlando resorts
November 12, 2014
Thanksgiving events announced for Portofino Bay Resort, Hard Rock Hotel and Royal Pacific Resort at Universal Orlando

Rehabs planned for Art of Animation pools
November 12, 2014
The closure dates are: Big Blue Pool 11/17 - 11/19, Little Mermaid Flippin' Fins Pool 11/20 - 11/21, and the Cozy Cone Pool 11/24 - 11/26.

Second seating added to Frozen Holiday Premium Packages
November 12, 2014
These packages include reserved seating for the First Time In Forever: A Frozen Sing-Along Celebration and access to a Frozen-themed dessert party with reserved viewing for Osborne Lights.

All-Star Music food court to open early after refurbishment
November 12, 2014
Instead of being closed until December 20 like originally planned, the Intermission Food Court will reopen on December 3.

Review: Loews Portofino Bay Hotel at Universal Orlando Resort
November 12, 2014
Portofino Bay was the first of Universal Orlando's "official" resort properties.

The Great 'Throwaway Room' Debate
November 12, 2014
For those not familiar with the issue – a ‘throwaway room’ is a Disney resort room that is booked for one night just to get the perks associated with it.

Seasonal food and drink offered at Epcot for the holidays
November 11, 2014
Each pavilion will have a special offering for the holidays.

Disney Cruise Line offers military discounts
November 11, 2014
Disney Cruise Line's Military discounts are available for all branches of active and retired members (or spouse) of the Military.

Not-so-hidden costs on your Disney Cruise Line vacation
November 11, 2014
Most people just look at the cost of the actual cruise, but there are a few other incidentals that you may want to add to your budget or decide if you can live without.

Ticket specials available for Cirque du Soleil
November 11, 2014
Discounted tickets available through December 19, 2014.

Florida residents can sail for as little as $90 per night
November 11, 2014
These Florida Resident discounts come and go quickly and must be booked by 11/16/2014.

My favorite bathrooms in California Adventure
November 10, 2014
Being a newer park, the facilities are better thought out and larger. Still, you do have options..... Let's take a look at the bathrooms of DCA.

VIDEO: Portofino Bay Hotel at Universal Orlando
November 10, 2014
A look at the Loews Portofino Bay Hotel at Universal Orlando.

VIDEO: Mickey's Once Upon a Christmastime Parade
November 10, 2014
Mickey's Once Upon a Christmastime Parade at Walt Disney World's Magic Kingdom.

Blog - Disneyland Weekly Update - 11/10/14
November 10, 2014


Ways for Cruising Singles to Connect
November 09, 2014
To help find that balance between serenity and solitary, I've gathered a few suggestions from cruisers that regularly go it alone.

Blog - Reduce Theme Park Lines? Invest in New Attractions
November 09, 2014


Free breakfast offer for length of stay at Aulani
November 09, 2014
This offer must be booked by December 18.

New activities planned for Very Merrytime Cruises on Disney Cruise Line
November 09, 2014
New this year are: Mickey's Tree-Lighting Magic, Winter Wonderland Ball and Holiday Carolers.

Jingle Cruise returns to Magic Kingdom for the holidays
November 08, 2014
The attraction will receive a new storyline, just for the holidays. This will be open throughout the holiday season, as well as during Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party.

Mickey’s Once Upon a Christmastime Parade Photos
November 08, 2014
Photos from Mickey’s Once Upon a Christmastime Parade, including the new addition of characters from Frozen and Wreck-It-Ralph.

Adventures by Disney heads to Spain and Tuscany in 2015
November 08, 2014
Adventure Insiders can book these trips beginning December 9, 2014; bookings for the General Public December 10.

VIDEO: Anna and Elsa join Mickey's Once Upon a Christmastime Parade
November 08, 2014
Frozen's Anna, Elsa, Olaf and Kristoff join Mickey's Once Upon a Christmastime parade at Walt Disney World's Magic Kingdom.

Memory Maker now available for purchase after your vacation
November 08, 2014
Memory Maker can now be purchased after your trip. Previously it had only been available in advance or on-site.

Animated Magic Shots added at select Memory Maker locations
November 07, 2014
These shots will put an animated video overlay on one of your photos.

Christmas Day parade taping to take place at Magic Kingdom December 6-9
November 07, 2014
The parade that airs Christmas morning on ABC is filmed at the Magic Kingdom. Park guests can attend the taping with their regular park tickets. No special tickets will be needed.

Big Hero 6 meet and greet now open at Disney's Hollywood Studios
November 07, 2014
Hiro and Baymax are now greeting guests in the Magic of Disney Animation building.

Blog - Frozen Ice Palace Debuts at Malls Across the Country
November 06, 2014


"Big Hero 6" Enhancements added to San Francisco/Napa Adventures by Disney itinerary
November 06, 2014
San Francisco served as the inspiration for San Fransokyo, the fictional town set as the backdrop for Big Hero 6, the newest film from Walt Disney Pictures.

PANDORA Jewelry Showcase will debut Disney Parks line
November 06, 2014
The event will take place November 7-8, 2014 at Cherry Tree Lane in the Marketplace Co-Op at Downtown Disney.

Last day for the Legend of Captain Jack Sparrow at Hollywood Studios
November 06, 2014
The Legend of Captain Jack Sparrow is an interactive experience where guests can join forces with other pirates to battle Davy Jones, the Krakken and even mermaids.

VIDEO: 'A Frozen Holiday Wish' Cinderella Castle Lighting Show at Magic Kingdom
November 06, 2014
This year, Elsa uses her magical powers to transform Cinderella Castle at the Magic Kingdom into an icy palace with the help of Anna, Kristoff and Olaf.

Blog - A Frozen Holiday Wish debuts at Magic Kingdom
November 05, 2014


VIDEO: Disney Park Bench - Sleeping Beauty Castle Courtyard - Sleeping Beauty Castle
November 05, 2014
Take 5 Minutes to Relax at Sleeping Beauty Castle Courtyard - Sleeping Beauty Castle

Special "Elsa" Sorcerers of the Magic Kingdom card available at Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party
November 05, 2014
"Elsa's Icy Shield" lets game players use Elsa's ice powers to defeat villains.

The Best Resorts at Walt Disney World
November 05, 2014
We asked the listeners to our DIS Unplugged podcast/video show to vote on their favorites, and we uncovered a few surprises along the way. We received more than 3200 votes in total, and we asked people to rate their favorite resort by category – best Value resort, vest moderate, best deluxe and best home away from home.

Thanksgiving dining information for Walt Disney World
November 04, 2014
All the restaurants will be open on Thanksgiving, but some have special menus available.

Aulani plans Thanksgiving feast
November 04, 2014
Celebrate the holiday in the Kaiona Ballroom. The menu will include traditional Thanksgiving favorites with an island twist.

4 Transportation Options for Getting to Your Disney Cruise
November 04, 2014
How are you going to get to the port? There are 4 main methods of transportation for passengers headed to their cruise.

VIDEO: Disney Park Bench - Disneyland Park Hub - "Partners" Statue
November 04, 2014
Take 5 Minutes to Relax at Disneyland Park Hub - "Partners" Statue

Cirque du Soleil ticket discounts available for Annual Passholders
November 04, 2014
Offer good on performances November 6-December 19, 2014.

Annual passholders can save up to 35% at select Walt Disney World hotels
November 03, 2014
Valid for stays most nights 1/5/15 - 3/28/15.

Changes in parking due to Downtown Disney Remodel
November 03, 2014
Entrance 2 Parking lots A-G closed 12/1/2014-8/1/2016 to make way for the Town Center and the East Garage.

VIDEO: Disney Park Bench - Haunted Mansion Queue - Haunted Mansion Holiday
November 03, 2014
Take 5 Minutes to Relax at Haunted Mansion Queue - Haunted Mansion Holiday

Blog - Disneyland Weekly Update - 11/03/14
November 03, 2014


VIDEO: Disney Park Bench - Fantasy Faire Path - Sleeping Beauty Castle
November 03, 2014
Take 5 Minutes to Relax at Fantasy Faire Path - Sleeping Beauty Castle

4 Reasons Why Disney's Hollywood Studios Needs To (And Will) Change
November 03, 2014
I want the current Disney's Hollywood Studios to succeed. I want to see it grow into something great. Here are some of the reasons I think Disney's Hollywood Studios needs to change for the better.

VIDEO: Disney Park Bench - Sleeping Beauty Castle Bridge - Sleeping Beauty Castle
November 02, 2014
Take 5 Minutes to Relax at Sleeping Beauty Castle Bridge - Sleeping Beauty Castle

VIDEO: Conjure A Villain at Disneyland Park
November 02, 2014
During Halloween Time at Disneyland Park, you can conjure a villain to meet back in the Halloween Carnival in Big Thunder Ranch. You never know what villain you are going to get!

Richard Petty "Jr. Ride-Along Experience" - free souvenir photo for Disney Visa cardholders
November 01, 2014
Get a free souvenir photo ($17.50 value) when you use your Disney Visa card to pay for the Jr. Ride-Along experience. Offer ends June 30, 2015.

November Merchandise Events and Artist Appearances/Signings at Walt Disney World
November 01, 2014
All month long, Disney artists can be found at signings across property.

VIDEO: Mickey's Costume Party Cavalcade 2014
November 01, 2014
Mickey's Costume Party Cavalcade is the special parade that takes place during Mickey's Halloween Party at Disneyland Park.

Blizzard Beach to be closed November 1 due to cold temperatures
October 31, 2014
Typhoon Lagoon is also closed, but due to its annual rehab.

Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Food & Wine Classic to be held this weekend
October 31, 2014
This event features wine and beer seminars, tasting stations and live music.

VIDEO: Cadaver Dans sing "Headless Horseman" on the Rivers of America
October 31, 2014
During Mickey's Halloween Party at Disneyland Park, the Dapper Dans transform into the Cadaver Dans and move their act from Main Street USA to the Rivers of America to perform some Halloween-themed numbers including this version of "Headless Horseman" from "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow" animated Disney film.

VIDEO: Disney Park Bench - New Orleans Square - Rivers of America
October 31, 2014
Take 5 Minutes to Relax at New Orleans Square - Rivers of America

Blog - Mickey's Halloween Party vs. Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party
October 30, 2014


How To Coach Someone Onto Thrill Rides
October 30, 2014
There is no fail-proof formula, but over the years I have found a few coaching techniques that I use with thrill-phobic personalities. With them I have coaxed quite a few of the most stubborn people in my life onto attractions they never imagined they would test.

Onboard booking on Disney Cruise Line now valid for 24 months
October 29, 2014
Previously, any cruise booked onboard had to be taken within 18 months.

MagicBands will automatically add ride photos to your account
October 29, 2014
If guests are wearing an active MagicBand when they ride on select attractions, the photos will automatically be added to their My Disney Experience account.

Booking for 2016 Disney Cruises begins today for Platinum and Gold Castaway Club members
October 29, 2014
Disney Cruise Line has announced that they will be sailing to two new destinations in 2016 - Tortola, British Virgin Islands and Martinique.

Disney Cruise Line announces 2 new Caribbean ports for 2016!
October 28, 2014
Disney Cruise Line has added stops in Tortola, British Virgin Islands and Martinique for 2016.

My favorite bathrooms in Disneyland Park
October 27, 2014
What makes a good bathroom? Is it clean? Is it busy? How big is it? How crowded is it?

Disney Cruise Line offers Florida resident discounts
October 27, 2014
Sail for as little as $90 per night.

VIDEO: 2014 Mickey's Halloween Party Overview
October 25, 2014
Mickey's Halloween Party is the yearly event that brings the spookiest holiday of them all to Disneyland Park.

Blog - 'Move It! Shake It! Dance & Play It!' Street Party debuts at Magic Kingdom
October 24, 2014


Top 5 Disney Bucket List Items
October 24, 2014
You know those things you always wanted to do but haven't had the time or money to do them?

First night of Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party is sold out
October 23, 2014
Tickets are still available on the other nights.

5 Tips for an Easy Debarkation Process on your Disney Cruise
October 23, 2014
You've had a wonderful vacation and are about to re-enter the real world. How can you make that transition as easy as possible?

Planning a Disney Halloween Party in 10 Steps
October 21, 2014
A few ideas and 10 steps for planning a Disney Halloween party in your own neighborhood.

VIDEO: Halloween Horror Nights 2014 at Universal Studios Hollywood
October 20, 2014
Halloween Horror Nights takes over Universal Studios Hollywood the same way the event does at Universal Studios Florida in Orlando. USH's event utilizes all areas of the "park" itself as well as part of the New York backlot allowing for 7 different houses, 5 different scare zones and a unique experience on the Terror Tram.

A new flag waving act has opened in the Italy Pavilion
October 20, 2014
Sbandieratori Di Sansepolcro performs 12-minute shows several times daily.

Walt Disney World's Under the Sea - Journey of the Little Mermaid plans month-long rehab
October 20, 2014
The Magic Kingdom attraction will be closed from 2/2/2015 - 3/6/2015.

Island Supply store in Magic Kingdom's Adventureland closing
October 20, 2014
The shop will be closing 10/22/14 and will be replaced later this year.

LeVar Burton and Edward James Olmos added to Candlelight Processional narrators
October 19, 2014
The Candlelight Processional takes place at Epcot from 11/28-12/30/14.

Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party tickets sold out on 10/28/14
October 19, 2014
Tickets are also sold out on the 30th and 31st.

Aulani makes plans for Halloween celebrations
October 19, 2014
Several family-friendly events are planned to celebrate Halloween at Aulani.