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American Idol Winner Going to Disney World

American Idol Winner Going to Disney World
What could be better than winning the hottest reality television program in America? Well, going to Walt Disney World Resort (map), of course! After being crowned the newest “American Idol”,  reality t.v. star and singing champion, Lee DeWyze filmed the famous “I’m going to Disney World” commercial.   Film crews used the Nokia Theater (map) in Los Angeles as the backdrop for the celebratory advertisement, immediately following the star-studded season finale of the...
May 29th, 2010 | Jenni Ingersoll | Read More | Comments: 1
Filed under: American Idol, featuredarticle, Walt Disney World

Guten Tag! Epcot’s Germany Pavilion

Guten Tag! Epcot’s Germany Pavilion
One of my favorite theme parks within Walt Disney World Resort (map) is Epcot (map) and more specifically, the World Showcase.  I love the fact that as a guest, you can visit so many different “countries” for five minutes or for several hours and feel totally immersed in the culture or perhaps even a fairy tale. The Germany Pavilion is no exception as this section within the World Showcase was designed after a 16th-century German town with its  elaborate architecture and cobble stoned...
May 26th, 2010 | Jenni Ingersoll | Read More | Comments: 1
Filed under: Epcot, featuredarticle, Walt Disney World, World Showcase

Groceries Delivered to Your Disney Door

Groceries Delivered to Your Disney Door
... can groceries be delivered to our door? Garden Grocer is an online grocery delivery service providing supplies to Florida residents and guests to Walt Disney World Resort (map) hotels and properties throughout Orange and Osceola Counties.  Orders are placed at least 36 hours ahead.  A two hour delivery window is set for a delivery fee of $12.00, or free delivery on orders of $200. A quick check of listed grocery items showed that while prices seem to be slightly higher than my neighborhood...
May 23rd, 2010 | Jenni Ingersoll | Read More | Comments: 1
Filed under: Disneyland, money saving tips, Walt Disney World

Hip and Trendy at Downtown Disney’s Tren-D

Hip and Trendy at Downtown Disney’s Tren-D
... remains to find age appropriate yet stylish clothing.  Thank heavens for Tren-D, a new shop located in Downtown Disney Marketplace (map). This new Walt Disney World (map) unique boutique, Tren-D offers hip, urban merchandise in a wide range of prices.  On the upper end are the designer styles including Tarina Tarantino, Roxy and Kidada Jones and featuring clothes,  jewelry, shoes and other accessories to perfectly accent the trendy attire. From adorable flip-flops to the latest Alice in Wonderland...
May 22nd, 2010 | Jenni Ingersoll | Read More | Comments: 1
Filed under: children, Downtown-Disney, featuredarticle, kids, Shopping, Walt Disney World

Disney Toasts to California Grill

Disney Toasts to California Grill
... hats will be allowed in the restaurant. While families are welcome at this restaurant, it is known to be one of the most romantic dining spots at Walt Disney World.  As such our family has opted to keep this a grown-ups only meal destination. Did I mention the romance? With its grand view of  Cinderella’s Castle, the dining room boasts a spectacular view of the nightly fireworks shot over the castle.  As it approaches fireworks time, the lighting in the room is dimmed and the music accompanying...
May 20th, 2010 | Jenni Ingersoll | Read More | Comments: 1
Filed under: Disney-Dining, Walt Disney World

Heigh-Ho Best Deals to Save Disney Dough

Heigh-Ho Best Deals to Save Disney Dough
... battle for the tourist dollar continues to rage with special packages and extras being offered to entice visitors to many vacation destination.  Walt Disney World (map) and Disneyland Resort (map) are no exception, with several offers tempting guests to visit throughout the summer and into the fall. One special currently being offered at Walt Disney World Resort is the August – October Dine Offer. By purchasing a 5-night/6-day room and ticket  Magic Your Way package, available for most...
May 15th, 2010 | Jenni Ingersoll | Read More | Comments: 1
Filed under: Disney-Dining, featuredarticle, money saving tips, Walt Disney World

Drive Like a Racer at IndyCar Experience

Drive Like a Racer at IndyCar Experience
... few more days to hear that famous roar as the IndyCars take to the track at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway (map).  But did you know that guests to Walt Disney World Speedway  can experience the rush 350 days a year? Located just outside the Magic Kingdom (map), WDW Speedway offers a thrilling ride. Operating almost daily, the IndyCar Experience offers race fans the ultimate ride or drive in an Indy Series Car. Guests select from two experiences: Ride– guest take a thrilling 3-lap ride...
May 10th, 2010 | Jenni Ingersoll | Read More | Comments: 3
Filed under: featuredarticle, motor racing, Walt Disney World

Adventures in Volunteering

Adventures in Volunteering
Early in December, fans of Walt Disney World Resort (map) and Disneyland Resort (map) were all a twitter with the release of information regarding a year long promotion the Disney Parks would be running, Give a Day, Get a Day.  For the first one million people, the mere act of volunteering for a designated not for profit or agency, would grant those volunteers, aged six and up, a free day in a Disney Park.  The promotion was such a huge success, that complaints were flooding in that there were...
April 18th, 2010 | Jenni Ingersoll | Read More | Comments: 0
Filed under: Disneyland Resort, featuredarticle, Walt Disney World

Eggstra Special Disney Easter Buffet Dining

Eggstra Special Disney Easter Buffet Dining
... next to salmon with dill sauce just doesn’t win me over and thus my dilemma. With the release of the Easter Holiday menus at several of the Walt Disney World Resort (map) restaurants, I might just have to rethink my issues and hop right over: Captain’s Grille at the Yacht Club Resort (map) will offer a holiday brunch buffet from 7:30 am -2:00 pm.  With all the breakfast favorites like Eggs Benedict, French toast, sausage and bacon, fresh seasonal fruit, carved Top Sirloin and a made...
April 4th, 2010 | Jenni Ingersoll | Read More | Comments: 0
Filed under: Disney-Dining, featuredarticle, holidays, Walt Disney World

Weather Plays Bigger Part in Vacation Planning

Weather Plays Bigger Part in Vacation Planning
... In addition to this information, travelers can also receive the traditional daily, 10-day and monthly weather outlooks. The site recently added  Walt Disney World Resort in Florida (map) and Disneyland Resort in California (map) among their destination guides.  Along with other helpful travel information provided in partnership with Frommer’s Travel Guides, the “Best Time to Visit” data can be found under the Planning a Trip section. Knowing what to expect, weather-wise,...
March 28th, 2010 | Jenni Ingersoll | Read More | Comments: 1
Filed under: Disneyland, featuredarticle, Walt Disney World, weather

Downtown Disney Areas Offer Build It Yourself Experiences

Downtown Disney Areas Offer Build It Yourself Experiences
... high on a child’s list of fun things to do, unless that shopping somehow involves them.  Downtown Disney areas of Disneyland Resort and Walt Disney World have several interactive options that couldn’t involve young shoppers more. A growing trend in the shopping experiences is the make-it, customize-it, build-it, design-it yourself option.  Not only is it popular, it is a lot of fun for kids and puts them squarely in the driver’s seat of shopping. At Downtown Disney District...
March 24th, 2010 | Jenni Ingersoll | Read More | Comments: 0
Filed under: Disneyland, Downtown-Disney, family fun, Shopping, Walt Disney World

Tiana, One Busy Disney Princess

Tiana, One Busy Disney Princess
... and since has been making daily public appearances. Princess Tiana entertained throngs of guests at both Disneyland Resort in California (map) and Walt Disney World in Florida(map) as she performed “Tiana’s Showboat Jubilee” several times a day.  When this attraction closed in January, there was no resting for this hard-working gal. Fans of the movie fell in love with Tiana for that exact reason. This hard working waitress used determination, independence and kindness to fulfill...
March 8th, 2010 | Jenni Ingersoll | Read More | Comments: 0
Filed under: Disney Characters, Disneyland Resort, Disneyland-Paris, featuredarticle, Walt Disney World

Spring Blooms Early For Flower and Garden Festival

Spring Blooms Early For Flower and Garden Festival
... beauty! Photo Selection: WDW News Related places: A Walt Disney World Resort View Details and Book B Epcot View Details and Book if (GBrowserIsCompatible()) { map = new GMap2(document.getElementById('places_map12'));...
February 21st, 2010 | Jenni Ingersoll | Read More | Comments: 1
Filed under: Epcot Flower Power concerts, Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival, Epcot Theme Park, featuredarticle, Walt Disney World

What’s Next for MVP Brees? Disney, Of Course

What’s Next for MVP Brees? Disney, Of Course
... WDW News, David Roark, photographer Related places: A Walt Disney World Resort View Details and Book B Disneyland Resort View Details and Book if (GBrowserIsCompatible()) { map...
February 8th, 2010 | Jenni Ingersoll | Read More | Comments: 1
Filed under: Disneyland, Drew Brees, featuredarticle, New Orleans Saints, super bowl, Super Bowl commercials, Walt Disney World

Planning a Disney Vacation, Where to Stay, II

Planning a Disney Vacation, Where to Stay, II
... on the amount of time you will be spending in your hotel, which may also include how much space your family will need.   Guests at Walt Disney World Resort have the option of several categories of hotels including: Deluxe Villa – luxury accommodations with all the comforts of home, these villas offer the best of both worlds. As part of the Disney Vacation Club, these rooms are also open for rental to the general public.  Amenities vary here from rooms with microwaves and mini-frigs...
February 6th, 2010 | Jenni Ingersoll | Read More | Comments: 1
Filed under: budget accommodation, disney-hotels, Disneyland Resort, family travel, featuredarticle, trip planning, Walt Disney World

Groundhog’s Day The Disney Way

Groundhog’s Day The Disney Way
... the job, Phil attributes his longevity to drinking the “elixir of life”.  For those lucky enough to celebrate Groundhog’s Day at Walt Disney World, may I make a suggestion you sip a little “elixir” and toast to the coming of spring, be it around the corner or six weeks away. In case winter will be with us a little longer, keep warm: Viking Coffee- Columbian Coffee with Kamora Coffee Liqueur, Baileys Irish Cream at Akershus Royal Banquet in Norway Pavilion Charbay...
February 2nd, 2010 | Jenni Ingersoll | Read More | Comments: 1
Filed under: California Grill, cocktails, Disney-Dining, Epcot, featuredarticle, Groundhog's Day, Walt Disney World

Hats Off to U.S. Military With Disney’s Armed Forces Salute

Hats Off to U.S. Military With Disney’s Armed Forces Salute
... personnel will have more reasons to celebrate magical family vacations in 2010 with special offers on theme park tickets and accommodations at Walt Disney World.  Disney’s Armed Forces Salute will offer military promotional tickets, savings on option passes and discounts on stays at select Disney Resorts. Now through July 31, 2010, active and retired U.S. military personnel, including U.S. Coast Guard, and active members of the National Guard or Reservists or their spouses can purchase: Disney’s...
January 23rd, 2010 | Jenni Ingersoll | Read More | Comments: 0
Filed under: Disney Armed Forces Salute, Disney golf courses, Disney water parks, Disney-discounts, DisneyQuest, featuredarticle, Park hopper tickets, Walt Disney World

The Best Disney Tidbits of the Week

The Best Disney Tidbits of the Week
... this week that I think are certainly worth mentioning ….. According to Studios Central, a blog site devoted entirely to happenings at Walt Disney World Resorts, Hollywood Studios  theme park (map), a new ticketing system is being tested for Rock n’ Roller Coaster. In the past, guests wishing to ride this attraction have had to wait in the usual queue or receive a FastPass, which allowed guests to return at a later time and proceed to the head of the waiting line. It seems that under...
December 19th, 2009 | Jenni Ingersoll | Read More | Comments: 0
Filed under: Disneys-Hollywood-Studios, Fastpass, Magic Kingdom, Mickey Mouse, Walt Disney World

Have Fun While You Exercise At A Disney Resort

Have Fun While You Exercise At A Disney Resort
... workout?  Try the rope bridge to work on your balance and core strength. Sounds almost like a gym workout to me! Jogging trails wind all throughout Walt Disney World Resort around the lakes and scenic wooded areas.  Maps of the trails are available at the front desk of most resort hotels, including Animal Kingdom Lodge,  Disney’s Contemporary Resort and Wilderness Lodge.  With scenery of the Seven Seas Lagoon, Magic Kingdom theme park  or Ft. Wilderness Campgrounds, who could get bored? Want...
December 6th, 2009 | Jenni Ingersoll | Read More | Comments: 0
Filed under: Disney Resort hotels, Disney's Grand Californian, Disneyland & California Adventure, Downtown-Disney, Walt Disney World

Thanksgiving Dinner, Disney-style

Thanksgiving Dinner, Disney-style
Several years ago our family had the thrill of being at Walt Disney World over the Thanksgiving Holiday weekend.  We were so caught up in the wonder of the World, that I did not realize until we were back home, that we had missed our traditional Thanksgiving dinner. Don’t get me wrong,  I loved the meal we had at Chef Mickey’s at Disney’s  Contemporary Resort.  The buffet meals served here are very good featuring seasonal specialties, roasted chicken, carved beef and many kid’s...
October 25th, 2009 | Jenni Ingersoll | Read More | Comments: 0
Filed under: Disney Resort Dining, featuredarticle, Magic Kingdom, Walt Disney World