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07/07 - VIDEO: Shopping at Tatooine Traders | Disney's Hollywood Studios Join Ryno for another shopping trip around Walt Disney World. In today's video, he's heading to Disney's Hollywood Studios to see all the Star Wars merchandise that is for sale at Tatooine Traders, the Star Tours gift shop.
07/07 - VIDEO: Becoming the Sausage King of EPCOT at Germany's Sommerfest I received a request to try the Bratwurst at Sommerfest from the Germany pavilion at EPCOT and my response was, "okay." I'll go eat anywhere quick service as long as you request it and I haven't done it recently. I can now officially call myself the sausage king of EPCOT with this one.
07/07 - ICYMI: OFF THE RAILS VIDEO - Don't Let Weather Ruin Your WDW Vacation! Rain in the summer, unexpected cold in the winter, and the threat of hurricanes can derail your plans, but you can also prepare and make the best of it!
07/07 - Lobby Renovation Begins Soon at Disney's All-Star Movies Resort Beginning July 12th and lasting through mid-October, the check-in experience at Disney's All-Star Movies Resort will be receiving an update.
07/07 - runDisney Reveals Themes & Registration Dates for Wine & Dine Half Marathon Weekend It's time to get excited about the 2021 Wine & Dine Half Marathon Weekend as runDisney has just announced the themes and registration dates!
07/07 - Pre & Post Vacation Tips to Improve Your Disney Experience Let's look at a handful of ways you can improve your vacation by taking advantage of a few pre & post-holiday tips to better your experience as a whole.
07/06 - NEW Disneyland Resort California Resident Ticket Offer For a limited time, California residents can visit the Disneyland Resort theme parks for as little as $83 per day with this special ticket offer!
07/06 - Disneyland Paris Adds Premier Access (FastPass) - Is Disney World Next? Disneyland Paris is replacing their free FastPasses with a paid option called Premier Access, and we think Walt Disney World is next!
07/06 - Tropical Storm Elsa Could Dampen Your Disney World Trip It's officially hurricane season in Florida, and Tropical Storm Elsa is on its way to the Gulf Coast of Florida.
07/06 - Sometimes the Smallest (WDW) Things Take Up the Most Room in Your Heart Let's explore the little things that I think we should see back in the parks. And I ask you, too:: What small things would you like to see return?
07/05 - Four Things to Remember When Visiting Magic Kingdom for Happily Ever After Fireworks Let's touch base on a few things to keep in mind if viewing Happily Ever After is on your must-do list for an upcoming Disney trip.
07/05 - REVIEW: Gideon's Bakehouse Key Lime Chocolate Chip Cookie We tried the Key Lime Chocolate Chip Cookie from Gideon's Bakehouse at Disney Springs in Walt Disney World, and here's what we thought about it!
07/05 - VIDEO: Bao Buns & Boba Drinks at Yesake in Disney Springs! Let's head to Disney Springs in Walt Disney World to try some Bao Buns and Boba drinks from Yesake!
07/05 - VIDEO: Weekday Morning Stroll at Disney Springs! Let's head to Disney Springs today for a morning stroll at Disney Springs! Grab your coffee and let's explore!
07/05 - Monday Merch: Little Mermaid, LEGO, Mickey Mouse Spirit Jersey & Loungefly There is something on this week's agenda that I normally never include and can't wait to show you. Let's get cracking and find out what it is!
07/03 - DISNEY NEWS: Extended Hours for WDW Deluxe Resort Guests, Coco Coming to PhilharMagic & More This week in Disney and Universal news, Walt Disney World deluxe resort guests and deluxe resort villa guests will receive extended evening hours as a new perk, 'Coco' will be added to Mickey's PhilharMagic, several Disney restaurants will be returning soon, runDisney will resume in-person races this fall, Steakhouse 55 isn't reopening, Universal announces their holiday dates while killing their dining plan, plus more!
07/03 - Saturday Snacks: Getting Ready for Food & Wine Festival w/ Walnut and Honey Baklava! Let's get ready for EPCOT International Food & Wine Festival by making the festival's Walnut and Honey Baklava! This time-honored EPCOT recipe is a WINNER!
07/02 - VIDEO: Ranking Our Favorite Universal Orlando Roller Coasters On this episode, we look at all of the roller coasters at Universal Orlando Resort and rank them from our least favorite to the greatest. It's not hard to figure out what's at the top of the list, but you might be surprised with the choices in the middle...
07/02 - VIDEO: Pete's Favorite Disneyland Dining Locations Join Pete & Fiasco as they discuss the BEST places to eat around Disneyland! Leave comments down below staring your favorite dining locations!
07/02 - Universal Has Eliminated Their Dining Plan New sales of the Universal Dining Plan are not available, but already purchased dining plans will be honored.
07/02 - A Flavorful, Fresh Feast with Character at EPCOT's Garden Grill There's a hidden gem in the heart of the Land pavilion. Garden Grill is one of the best character dining experiences in Disney World!
07/02 - VIDEO: Happily Ever After Fireworks Return to Magic Kingdom 2021 Happily Ever After fireworks at WDW have returned! The Magic Kingdom nighttime spectacular was missing for 471 days with its last show taking place on March 15, 2020 and the reopening performance being July 1, 2021. The debut performance was a VERY rainy affair. This video has mixed source audio with live reaction moments from the reopening night.
07/02 - VIDEO: FIRST LOOK EPCOT Forever Fireworks Returns to Disney World EPCOT Forever fireworks haven't been seen at EPCOT since the pandemic started, but they finally returned on July 1, 2021!
07/01 - Rumor: Is Disneyland Hotel's Steakhouse 55 Closing Forever? Rumors have been swirling online about whether or not Steakhouse 55, the table service restaurant in the Disneyland Hotel, would reopen.
07/01 - OFF THE RAILS: Don't Let Weather Ruin Your Walt Disney World Vacation We're going off the rails! Today, we're talking about weather and how it can impact your Walt Disney World vacation. Rain in the summer, unexpected cold in the winter, and the threat of hurricanes can derail your plans, but you can also prepare and make the best of it!
07/01 - Universal Orlando Announces Holiday Dates for 2021 The holidays at Universal Orlando will kick of November 13 and a new discount has been released!
07/01 - Coco-themed Scene to be Added to Magic Kingdom Attraction! Mickey's PhilharMagic is set to receive a bit of extra magic during Walt Disney World's 50th anniversary!
07/01 - Someday We'll Find It: the Muppet Connection The Muppets could be Disney's beautiful rainbow if they just gave them a proper home. Do you agree?
06/30 - New Early Park Entry and Extended Evening Hours Coming to Walt Disney World Guests Walt Disney World has announced new benefits to staying near the magic in a Disney Resort Hotel for the upcoming 50th Anniversary celebration and they've provided an update on the Disney Dining Plan too!
06/30 - VIDEO: Casey's Corner is FINALLY OPEN at Magic Kingdom! Casey's Corner has finally reopened at Magic Kingdom and Craig was on the scene to give it a try. See what he had to say in his video review!
06/30 - runDisney Announces Return of In-Person Races at Disney World Those who enjoy participating in runDisney marathons at Disney World will be thrilled to know that in-person races are back beginning in the fall of 2021!
06/30 - Disney World Dining & Experience Reservations Temporarily Unavailable Dining and experience reservations are temporarily down on the Walt Disney World website, My Disney Experience app, and via telephone.
06/30 - New Annual Passholder Room-Only Discount Announced for Summer Annual Passholders can enjoy special summer rates on rooms at select Disney Resort hotels for stays most nights August 8 through September 4, 2021.
06/30 - The Overrated Disney Dessert that Disappoints Every Time No matter how many times I have been caught in this Disney trap, disappointment always ensues. How can it look so pretty and taste so terrible?
06/30 - VIDEO: Happily Ever After Magic Kingdom Cast Member Preview Happily Ever After Fireworks at Walt Disney World have returned! The Magic Kingdom nighttime spectacular had its reopening debut for a crowd of Magic Kingdom Cast Members and guests and the magic has truly returned.
06/30 - Special Florida Resident Rates at Pop Century Resort through Sept 4th! Florida Residents can stay in a standard view room at Disney's Pop Century Resort for $149 per night plus tax for stays most nights 8/8/21-9/4/21.
06/29 - Several Disney World Table & Quick Service Dining Locations are Reopening Soon! Walt Disney World foodies, rejoice! A few of our favorite dining locations will once again be opening their doors to visitors!
06/29 - Amazon Music Offers Disney Plus Free for Six Months for Select Members Amazon Music and Disney+ have partnered to offer new and existing Amazon Music Unlimited customers "Disney+, on us" free for six months!
06/29 - Walt Disney World Announces 2022-2023 Ambassador Team The new Ambassador Team for Walt Disney World has been named for 2022-2023.
06/29 - The Magic Moments I Surprisingly Miss Most at Disney World Now is actually a great time to go to Disney World. However, I did notice there were smaller things that I didn't realize I'd miss.
06/28 - VIDEO: Caramel Snacking at EPCOT's Karamell-Kuche Is there a caramel heaven on our planet? Yes, it's Karamell-Kuche at the Germany Pavilion in EPCOT's World Showcase.
06/28 - Cast Members Can Enjoy a BIG Discount in the Evening at Everglazed! Cast members with a sweet tooth in the evening are in luck; Everglazed Donuts and Cold Brew has a deal for you!
06/28 - VIDEO: Exploring EPCOT and Trying to Get a Sunburn Join Craig as he explores EPCOT. Will he get a sunburn? Tune in to find out!
06/28 - Disney World Announces Reopening Date for Polynesian Village Resort Walt Disney World has announced that they are now accepting reservations for Disney's Polynesian Village Resort for arrivals beginning July 19th.
06/28 - Disney Cruise Line Delays Test Cruise Aboard the Disney Dream Disney Cruise Line has delayed the test cruise aboard the Disney Dream due to inconsistent COVID-19 test results.
06/28 - Monday Merch: RSVLTS, Dooney & Bourke, aden + anais, Funko Pop! & More! We're back with a new Monday Merch Meeting, and today we have seen a few releases that came and went in the blink of an eye. Are you ready to shop with me?
06/26 - Planning a Food & Wine Festival Visit? Start Here! Begin planning your EPCOT International Food & Wine Festival visit by checking out our 2021 festival info page!
06/26 - Saturday Snacks: Ursula's Poor Unfortunate (Cinnamon) Rolls from the New Disney Villains Cookbook! Let's make a delicious weekend treat inspired by one of Disney's notorious villains: Ursula! We'll turn to the new Disney Villains Cookbook for today's recipe!
06/26 - DISNEY NEWS VIDEO: New Fireworks, 'Incredible' Rooms, & More We had some great Walt Disney World news this week and Ryno sums it all up in this week's video!
06/25 - UO Fan: In-Room Fried Chicken at Universal's Dockside Inn and Suites On this episode, we have our final review of the food at Universal's Endless Summer Resort - Dockside Inn and Suites and this time we're eating fried chicken in our hotel room like a bunch of monsters.
06/25 - VIDEO: One of My New Favorite Meals in EPCOT's World Showcase Today Craig's having a Japanese-style curry for the first time ever and it has quickly become one of his favorite dishes period at EPCOT!
06/25 - VIDEO: What's New at EPCOT? Could FastPass Return Soon? It is the end of June 2021, and today we are going to take a walk around EPCOT in its entirety and see what's new! FastPass machines, construction progress & more!
06/25 - Put Me in Summer and I'll Be a Happy Snowman! Summer 2021 has begun! Let's see what Disney has in store for us! Here are the Disney summer happenings that I'm most excited about!
06/25 - Royal Caribbean Reports 2 Children Test Positive for COVID During this Week's Cruise Royal Caribbean Cruise Line has reported that two children tested positive for COVID-19 on this week's sailing on their Adventure of the Seas cruise ship.
06/25 - Sold-Out Dates Once Again Available for Disney After Hours BOO BASH It appears as though the capacity for Disney After Hours BOO BASH has increased as tickets for sold-out dates are once again available for purchase.
06/24 - Destination D23 Coming to Disney World in November The biggest Disney fan event of the year - Destination D23 - is coming to Disney's Contemporary Resort at Walt Disney World in 2021!
06/24 - Disney Shares First Look of Reimagining at Contemporary Resort Walt Disney World has confirmed 'The Incredibles' theming coming to Disney's Contemporary Resort and we've got a behind-the-scenes look at the first rooms!
06/24 - OFF THE RAILS: What's Been Announced for WDW's 50th Anniversary! Today, we're talking about everything that has just recently been announced for Walt Disney World's 50th Anniversary Celebration beginning October 1, 2021!
06/24 - The Advantages of Visiting Disney Now I had people asking why we would pay full price when the full Walt Disney World experience isn't there. Luckily, I didn't listen.
06/23 - VIDEO: Chicken Guy in Disney Springs Lunch Review! Next stop, Flavor Town! We are grabbing lunch at Chicken Guy in Disney Springs to tell you about the best fast food around! Agree? Disagree?
06/23 - Mailed Confirmations from Disney's Magical Express to Cease July 1st As of July 1, 2021, Disney's Magical Express will no longer mail reservation confirmation collateral to guests' homes.
06/23 - When Your Anxiety Doesn't Take a Vacation at Disney One thing is for sure; anxiety certainly doesn't take a vacation just because you are heading to Disney. Let's review some go-to moves for keeping it in check!
06/23 - VIDEO: Shopping at BouTiki in Disney's Polynesian Village Resort Ryno heads over to an under-construction Disney's Polynesian Village Resort to take you on a shopping trip at the hotel's flagship merchandise location, BouTiki.
06/22 - Nominate the Helpers in Your Life for Disney's New Magic Makers Contest! Have you ever wanted to give the helpers around you recognition? Well, with the newly announced Disney Magic Makers contest, you now have that opportunity!
06/22 - VIDEO: Disney World 50th Anniversary Character EARidescent Fashions Walt Disney World is celebrating their 50th Anniversary in a big way and part of it is the characters being in EARidescent outfits.
06/22 - New Books Are Coming for WDW's 50th Anniversary New books and cookbooks are going to be available for Walt Disney World's 50th anniversary on September 28.
06/22 - New Fireworks to Debut on October 1st for WDW 50th Anniversary New fireworks are coming to Magic Kingdom on October 1 and Harmonious will debut at Epcot, plus so much more for Walt Disney World's 50th Anniversary!
06/22 - 5 Great Spots to Enjoy Craft Beer in Walt Disney World For this list, I want to focus specifically on craft beer and where to find a unique variety for your next Disney World trip. Let's check it out!
06/22 - VIDEO: AMC Disney Springs Dine-In Theater Experience! Dinner and a movie, anyone? Let's head to Disney Springs to do a dine-in movie and report back to you how it was!
06/21 - VIDEO: Tell Me What to Do at Magic Kingdom! Join Craig as viewers in live chat direct him on an adventure through the Magic Kingdom!
06/21 - 3 More Dates Sold Out for Disney After Hours BOO BASH The Halloween hard-ticketed event at Walt Disney World - Disney After Hours BOO BASH - has sold out on three more dates this fall.
06/21 - August 2021 Walt Disney World Park Hours Take a look at the theme park hours for August of 2021.
06/21 - Favorite Fort Wilderness Activity Returns with Modifications Fans of the Fort can rejoice; one of the most beloved activities available to guests of the resort has returned, albeit with a few modifications.
06/21 - Salt & Straw Ice Cream Shop Coming to Disney Springs Salt & Straw has officially announced the debut of its scoop shop at Disney Springs in Walt Disney World next year.
06/21 - 'Delish Loves Disney' Brings You More Disney Magic at Home If you are obsessed with Disney food, there's a new cookbook from Disney and Delish that you'll want to check out!
06/21 - Monday Merch: Kate Spade, Bad Batch, Petunia Pickle Bottom, Sensory-Friendly & More! Let's get right down to checking out all of the Disney merch goodness! There are quite a few new things this week that aren't just your average t-shirt.
06/19 - Court Grants Preliminary Injunction Against CDC Conditional Sail Order A federal court has granted a preliminary injunction against the CDC and their conditional sail order that has been holding back the cruise line industry.
06/19 - Single Rider Lines Have Begun Reopening At Disney World According to multiple reports, single rider lines are beginning to reopen at the Walt Disney World theme parks.
06/19 - DISNEY NEWS: Fireworks Returning, Disneyland Discount, Halloween Horror Nights, & More Fireworks will soon be returning to Disney Parks, Halloween Horror Nights tickets on sale, Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge announces a reopening date, and more in this week's Disney News video!
06/19 - Saturday Snacks: Let's Make Pooh Bear's (Delicious & EXTREMELY EASY) Mini Honey Buns! If you have something to celebrate in the coming days, this recipe will fulfill your need for a great sweet snack. Let's make Winnie the Pooh's Mini Honey Buns!
06/18 - VIDEO: Bend the Bao Review, HHN 30 Tickets Available & Jack Returns On this episode, we made our way to Universal CityWalk to try the new quick service spot, Bend the Bao, for some bao bun goodness, plus we discuss Halloween Horror Nights 30 tickets and Jack the Clown returning to the event!
06/18 - Maya Grill at Disney's Coronado Springs Resort to Reopen Soon Another Disney resort table service restaurant will reopen soon! This time, it's Disney's Coronado Springs Resort's Maya Grill.
06/18 - Review: Bend the Bao Brings New Asian Fusion to CityWalk The new bao bun restaurant at Universal is a bit overpriced, but worth giving a shot at least once.
06/18 - LIVE: Let's Hang Out at Disney Springs Today! Happy Friday from Walt Disney World! Let's take a stroll around Disney Springs LIVE together!
06/18 - Find Your Laughing Place at Disney World! What is funny at Disney? What makes you laugh? And I don't mean oh, that's cute, I mean LAUGH out loud. We all need a good laugh, so let's find one at Disney!
06/17 - VIDEO: Off the Rails - One and Done Experiences at Walt Disney World We're going off the rails! Today, we're talking about one and done experiences at Walt Disney World. Surely you have to have one. Stayed at a hotel you hated and won't go back? Rode that one attraction and said never again? We all have at least one thing, if not more.
06/17 - Disney Cruise Line Announces Fall 2022 Itineraries Disney Cruise Line has just released the Fall 2022 itineraries for Halloween on the High Seas and Very Merrytime Cruises & more. Get shipboard credit when you book with Dreams Unlimited Travel!
06/17 - All Universal Orlando Hotels Have Reopened All Universal hotels are now available to book for a variety of budgets and styles.
06/17 - Halloween Horror Nights 30 Tickets On Sale; Jack Returns Single-night tickets and extras are now on sale for Halloween Horror Nights at Universal Orlando, plus their biggest icon will return for the event's 30th year!
06/17 - CDC Lowers COVID-19 Cruising Travel Alert On Wednesday, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention officially lowered its travel alert level for cruising to a Level 3.
06/17 - A Look at the Newly Renovated Rooms at Disney's Wilderness Lodge! Overall, we had a very pleasant stay in the newly remodeled rooms at Disney's Wilderness Lodge. Here are my thoughts about the new look!
06/16 - VIDEO: Are The Friar's Nook Loaded Tater Bites Worth the Wait? Junk food in a theme park usually tastes better than junk food anywhere else. The Friar's Nook in Fantasyland at Magic Kingdom has a lot of it. Loaded Tater Bites, Foot Longs, and Brats make up the current menu and it sounds good on paper, but is it worth it at all?
06/16 - Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Food & Wine Classic Returns in 2021 The Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Food & Wine Classic returns with bites from the resort's culinary team and sips from around the world.
06/16 - Is the Last-Minute Disappointment of Attractions with Virtual Queues Becoming the Way of the Future? Why on earth would Disney throw us so far out of our comfort zone with a virtual queuing system that is based on both equal parts luck and disappointment?
06/16 - VIDEO: Shopping at Windtraders Shop at Pandora - The World of Avatar It's a viewer requested shopping trip! In this video, Ryno is heading off planet to Pandora - The World of Avatar to check out all the merchandise that the Na'vi have to offer at Windtraders Shop!
06/16 - VIDEO: Walt Disney World News & Discussion - 06/15/21 On this episode, we have some updates for our DIS Family Reunion to raise money for GKTW, Boo Bash tickets go on sale and it lived up to the hype, huge discounts released at Disneyland, and Disney updates their face covering policy!
06/15 - Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge Announces Reopening Date Walt Disney World has announced that Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge will open on August 26th; reservations open on June 16th!
06/15 - Fireworks Returning Soon to Disney Theme Parks Disney's popular nighttime fireworks spectaculars are returning to the Disney theme parks!
06/15 - New Disneyland Resort Discount Released You can save up to 25% on select rooms at Disneyland Resort Hotels this summer and fall!
06/15 - Walt Disney World Dolphin Resort Accessibility Review My husband and I decided to make an extra trip and try out the Walt Disney World Dolphin Resort for the first time. Was the resort accessible? Read along!
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