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Fall 2012 Annual passholder discounts at Disney World

2012-08-30T11:54:36-05:00

Save up to 35% off this fall at selected Disney World Resorts! Dates of travel: September 30, 2012 thru December 24, 2012. Pop Century 20% off Coronado Springs 25% off Animal Kingdom Lodge 30% off Old Key West 30% off Other resorts and room types are available with this offer, at varying discounts. Excludes Art of Animation Resort Little Mermaid Standard Rooms, campsites and 3-bedroom villas. Rack rates are higher for the period 12/21/12-12/24/12 than for the earlier dates. The number of [...]

Fall 2012 Annual passholder discounts at Disney World2012-08-30T11:54:36-05:00

Update! Water fun and dining options for Disney’s Aulani Resort

2012-08-30T11:21:48-05:00

Yesterday was the one-year anniversary of the opening of Aulani, A Disney Resort & Spa in Hawai’i! In honor of this momentous occasion, the Resort is announcing more details about the enhancements coming to Aulani, including some information about the new water features and two new quick-service restaurants.           New water features will include a themed family pool, extending to the very edge of the Resort property and highlighted by a misty grotto from which relaxing [...]

Update! Water fun and dining options for Disney’s Aulani Resort2012-08-30T11:21:48-05:00

2012 Fall Disney World room savings

2012-08-27T14:31:08-05:00

        Stay at a select Disney Deluxe Resort and save up to 30%. With savings this huge, there’s no better way to enjoy all the pixie dust, enchantment and wonder of a Disney Resort hotel. Just add Theme Park tickets and you can take advantage of the entire world of fun and excitement. So, don’t delay! Grab these special savings while you can, and make Disney memories that will last forever! Save up to 30% on rooms [...]

2012 Fall Disney World room savings2012-08-27T14:31:08-05:00

Epcot®Park Hours Change

2012-08-24T19:45:35-05:00

On select Friday’s and Saturday’s during the 2012 Epcot® International Food and Wine Festival, the park will be extending hours to allow guests more time to enjoy the popular festival.  The change in park hours also means the viewing time of IllumiNations: Reflections of Earth will be at the extended park close time. Dates                                                                      Park Close Friday, September 28, 2012                              10pm Saturday, September 29, 2012                         10pm Friday, October 5, 2012                                     10pm Saturday, October 6, 2012                                 10pm Friday, October 12, 2012                                   [...]

Epcot®Park Hours Change2012-08-24T19:45:35-05:00

Changes to Disney Cruise Line Galveston sailings

2012-08-23T14:10:13-05:00

          Disney Cruise Line has changed some itineraries for Galveston sailings. There will now be an 8 night sailing offered on select weeks that includes stops at Castaway Cay, Port Canaveral (with a 1 day park hopper ticket) and Key West instead of the Grand Cayman, Costa Maya, Cozumel itinerary.  There will also be some 4 night sailings. Disney is currently contacting those who already had bookings on the dates affected by the changes and getting [...]

Changes to Disney Cruise Line Galveston sailings2012-08-23T14:10:13-05:00

Enchanted Tales with Belle at Fantasyland

2012-08-21T21:50:11-05:00

Enchanted Tales With Belle, in New Fantasyland at Magic Kingdom Park, will be no ordinary character greeting experience. Today, we're excited to share more details about this special experience. As you'll see from this video -- provided by Walt Disney Imagineering -- the goal of this attraction is not just to give you a place to meet a Disney character, but to completely transport you into the world of "Beauty and The Beast." http://youtu.be/2XFIzIx08X4

Enchanted Tales with Belle at Fantasyland2012-08-21T21:50:11-05:00

Disney World Refurbishments

2012-08-21T15:12:49-05:00

Magic Kingdom® Park Country Bear Jamboree Pirates of the Caribbean 08/22/12 - 10/16/12 10/09/12 One-day closure Epcot® Test Track Bistro de Paris 04/16/12 - Fall 2012 08/01/12 - 12/03/12 Disney's Hollywood Studios® Honey, I Shrunk the Kids Movie Set Adventure 09/10/12 - 09/14/12 Disney's Animal Kingdom® Theme Park None Disney's Typhoon Lagoon Water Park None Disney's Blizzard Beach Water Park None Disney's All-Star Sports Resort Surfboard Bay Pool - During this time, the Grand Slam Pool will remain open. 08/20/12 [...]

Disney World Refurbishments2012-08-21T15:12:49-05:00

Art of Animation takes you to the movies – Part 3

2012-08-16T19:43:02-05:00

Art of Animation takes you to the movies – Part 3 The Big Blue Pool If you have seen Finding Nemo you will no doubt feel as if you are in the Ocean with Nemo and friends when you step foot in the area of the “Big Blue pool”. From the moment you walk out of Animation Hall you will be mesmerized by what appears to be the Ocean.  Disney doesn’t miss a beat when it comes to imagination, buildings [...]

Art of Animation takes you to the movies – Part 32012-08-16T19:43:02-05:00

Be Our Guest Restaurant dining reservations

2019-05-29T13:44:47-05:00

Disney will begin taking reservations for Be Our Guest Restaurant in New Fantasyland beginning at noon on August 20, 2012.

Be Our Guest Restaurant dining reservations2019-05-29T13:44:47-05:00

Military Salute offer at Disney World October 1, 2012 – September 28, 2013

2012-08-09T14:00:18-05:00

For most nights October 1, 2012  – September 28, 2013 The Walt Disney World in Orlando Florida 40% off Deluxe Resorts 35% off Moderate Resorts & Fort Wilderness Cabins 30% off Value Resorts You can add the Disney dining plan to this offer as well. Walt Disney World Room Blackout dates: 22 – 24 November 2012 23-31 December 2012 25 March - 4 April 2013 Buying tickets for members of the military: Tickets go on sale August 17, 2012 The [...]

Military Salute offer at Disney World October 1, 2012 – September 28, 20132012-08-09T14:00:18-05:00

Be our Guest Restaurant opening

2012-08-09T00:09:16-05:00

I just spoke with a cast member at Disney Dining and the Disney's Be Our Guest Restaurant will be opening on December 6, 2012 and you should be able to make reservations close to the end of August.  If you are booked with Travel with the Magic please contact your vacation planner for more information.

Be our Guest Restaurant opening2012-08-09T00:09:16-05:00

Disney Fantasy itinerary change for Aug. 4 sailing

2012-08-03T22:06:07-05:00

The latest reports from the National Weather Service indicate Tropical Storm Ernesto will strengthen into a hurricane on Saturday, Aug. 4, 2012, as it moves toward the Western Caribbean. The storm is currently predicted to be near Grand Cayman on Monday as it makes its way towards Cozumel. FROM DISNEY CRUISE LINE: Due to the possible impact of this storm over the next few days in the Western Caribbean, Disney Cruise Line® has changed their itinerary to visit ports that [...]

Disney Fantasy itinerary change for Aug. 4 sailing2012-08-03T22:06:07-05:00

Disney Dream Portraits …. The Haunted Mansion

2012-08-03T11:47:46-05:00

Disney has released the latest Disney Dream portraits from famed photographer Annie Leibovitz.  I love these photos and one of the newest stars Jack Black, Will Ferrell, and Jason Segel as the Hitchhiking Ghosts.  Disney has released a video of the photo shoot: http://youtu.be/pOlkd-clBw8 And here is the photo!  I love it! “Where you can go on the ride of your afterlife.”

Disney Dream Portraits …. The Haunted Mansion2012-08-03T11:47:46-05:00

Art of Animation will take you to the movies – Part 2

2012-08-01T13:27:52-05:00

Animation Hall When you enter Animation Hall you immediately feel a difference from other resorts on Disney Property. It's colorful and feels airy and large. The Hall consists of the Registration area as well as the "ink and paint shop" which carries all of the Disney merchandise and collectibles you could imagine. The arcade which is standard in every Disney resort, they never miss a beat to draw kids in! There is also a business center and currency exchange, airport check in and of course an ATM. However what I really want to focus on is the incredible "Landscape of Flavors" [...]

Art of Animation will take you to the movies – Part 22012-08-01T13:27:52-05:00