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5 Tips for Arrival Day at Walt Disney World


For most travelers, your arrival time to Walt Disney World will not be first thing in the morning. Depending on where you are traveling from, you may arrive around lunch, or sometimes in the afternoon. I know you may be ready to start your vacation and ride some rides, but hang tight! If you are traveling with kids who have had to sit still for hours, the last thing they will want to do is stand in long afternoon lines [...]

5 Tips for Arrival Day at Walt Disney World2016-08-25T14:29:36-04:00

My Disney Dining Bucket List


  You know how sometimes you form habits and you do the same things over and over again? This happens to me with my Disney trips, every time without fail! I get stuck in my ways and eat at the same restaurants because I know they are good and that I like the menu offerings! So to break that habit (or at least try!), I created my Disney Dining Bucket List! Some I’ve been able to check off and some [...]

My Disney Dining Bucket List2019-06-21T13:01:32-04:00

The One Tip To Help Avoid Rookie Mistakes on Disney Trips


A few short years ago, I was in the midst of one of the happiest – and most stressful - times of my life! I was planning a wedding AND a Disney vacation at the same time! Looking back, I think I spent more time worrying about the honeymoon at Disney World than I worried about the actual wedding! We had booked our vacation with a local travel agent – her services began and ended with making sure our resort [...]

The One Tip To Help Avoid Rookie Mistakes on Disney Trips2019-05-29T14:02:05-04:00

Updated Walt Disney World Refurbishments


  Updated Walt Disney World Refurbishments Magic Kingdom® Park Casey's Corner Tomorrowland Speedway Splash Mountain The Magic Carpets of Aladdin Liberty Square Riverboat Agrabah Bazaar Barnstormer 01/06/14 - 02/15/14 01/06/14 - 01/12/14 01/06/14 - 03/21/14 01/06/14 - 2/3/14 01/13/14 - 01/16/14 01/21/14 - 01/30/14 02/03/14 - 02/05/14 Disney's Hollywood Studios® Monsters, Inc Meet & Greet 01/05/14 - 01/19/14 Disney's Animal Kingdom® Kali River Rapids Festival of the Lion King Camp Minnie-Mickey 12/02/13 - 12/13/13 01/06/2014 01/06/2014 Disney's Typhoon Lagoon Water [...]

Updated Walt Disney World Refurbishments2013-12-16T11:02:39-05:00

Savannah view room at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge Resort


Heather and I recently spent two nights at Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge Resort.  Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge Resort has 1293 guest rooms, all rooms are non-smoking, and there are disabled accessible rooms available. We were in room 4315 which was located on the 4th floor and we had a Savannah View.  The rooms are darker than I would have liked but I loved the theming and the wallpaper around the sinks was adorable.  The bed was comfortable, the wifi worked, [...]

Savannah view room at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge Resort2019-05-23T08:45:49-04:00

Walt Disney World Refurbishments


Magic Kingdom® Park Jungle Cruise Stitch's Great Escape Space Mountain Walt Disney World Railroad Peter Pan 08/19/13 - 09/30/13 09/16/13 - 09/18/13 09/23/13 - 09/26/13 09/30/13 - 10/20/13 09/30/13 - 11/13/13 Disney's Hollywood Studios® Honey I Shrunk the Kids Playground Lights. Motors, Action! 09/03/13 - 11/19/13 11/18/13 - 11/22/13 Disney's Typhoon Lagoon Water Park Annual Refurbishment 10/27/13 - 12/21/13 Disney's All Star Sports Resort End Zone Food Court - transportation from the porte cochere will be provided to Disney's All-Star [...]

Walt Disney World Refurbishments2013-09-19T21:02:05-04:00

Disney World Refurbishments as of April 13, 2012


Magic Kingdom® Park Big Thunder Mountain Railroad Liberty Square Riverboat Buzz Lightyear's Space Ranger Spin 01/09/12 - 05/27/12 04/16/12 - 05/20/12 06/27/12 - 06/29/12 Epcot® Tutto Italia Ristorante Innoventions: House of Innoventions exhibit Test Track 01/08/12 - 04/27/12 12/04/11 - Late April 2012 04/16/12 - Fall 2012 Disney's Hollywood Studios® Sounds Dangerous Lights! Motors! Action! Extreme Stunt Show Closed; Operates Seasonally 04/29/12 - 05/02/12 Disney's Animal Kingdom® Theme Park None   Disney's Typhoon Lagoon Water Park Annual Refurbishment 12/04/11 - 03/17/12 [...]

Disney World Refurbishments as of April 13, 20122012-04-14T02:16:22-04:00

Coronado Springs Resort March 2012


I stayed at Coronado Springs Resort at the Walt Disney World Resort in March 2012 before sailing on the Disney Fantasy. The rooms were nice and I liked the color story over the older look they used to have but the rooms did feel small to me. (but I am used to staying at the Grand Floridian Resort) This resort was spread out and they have a large convention center. I had lunch at the food court one day and [...]

Coronado Springs Resort March 20122012-04-07T17:29:25-04:00

Disney resorts finally getting better TV line up


All I can say is FINALLY!! I love going to Disney and we don't spend alot of time in the room watching TV but when we do there lack of channel options is pretty bad. When I was at the Grand Floridian Resort in January the RPC CM's were telling us this was coming. As I was surfing the web today I was this posted in a thread on the DIS. Here is a list of some of the new [...]

Disney resorts finally getting better TV line up2012-03-10T18:46:47-05:00

WDW resorts discontinue USA Today delivery


Starting January 31, 2012 Disney World will no longer delivery complimentary USA Today newspapers to the rooms at the following Disney deluxe resorts: Animal Kingdom Lodge Resort Boardwalk Inn Resort Contemporary Resort Grand Floridian Resort & Spa Polynesian Resort Yacht & Beach Club Resort Wilderness Lodge Resort This is to bad :(

WDW resorts discontinue USA Today delivery2012-01-27T00:42:08-05:00

Four Seasons breaks ground at Walt Disney World Resort


LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla., Dec. 6, 2011 – Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts kicked off construction of its luxury resort at Walt Disney World Resort today, in a groundbreaking ceremony with joint venture partners Silverstein Properties and Dune Real Estate. The 444-room resort will create about 2,000 construction jobs and hundreds of resort positions when open. “Travelers around the world know and trust Four Seasons, and Walt Disney World is the world’s premiere family vacation destination,” said Meg Crofton, president, [...]

Four Seasons breaks ground at Walt Disney World Resort2011-12-08T14:59:27-05:00

Grand Floridian construction


I have a client at the Grand Floridian Resort & Spa right now and they took some pictures of the construction going on there for us. Thank you Jackie! PLEASE DO NOT COPY OR TAKE THESE PICTURES UNLESS YOU ARE LINKING BACK TO TO Travel with the Magic and giving credit.

Grand Floridian construction2011-08-29T20:18:35-04:00

Grand Floridian Resort spa closing


The spa at the Grand Floridian will be closing September 19th. The spa confirmed this but offered no other news about re-opening at this time. UPDATE 8/5/11 Channing from Travel with the Magic posted on Facebook today that this most likely due to the DVC construction that will be happening at the Grand Floridian.

Grand Floridian Resort spa closing2011-08-05T14:26:11-04:00

Adventures by Disney Named No. 1 for Families by Travel + Leisure Readers


Adventures by Disney® recently earned the distinction of being ranked the No.1 tour and safari operator for families by the readers of Travel + Leisure magazine. Adventures by Disney received a staggering 99 point ranking out of 100, making it the clear leader in family travel, while also ranking among the top tour operators overall. On the same survey, Disney Cruise Line® upheld its esteemed position as the leader in family cruising, with readers ranking it as the No. 1 [...]

Adventures by Disney Named No. 1 for Families by Travel + Leisure Readers2011-07-19T22:57:38-04:00

Art of Animation Resort can be booked for 2012


We recently wrote about Disney's Art of Animation Resort and here is some follow up info. We can now book rooms at Disney’s Art of Animation Resort, a brand new Walt Disney World Value Resort opening in early Summer 2012. Disney’s Art of Animation Resort will immerse guests into their favorite Disney stories – including Disney•Pixar’s “Finding Nemo” and “Cars,” as well as Walt Disney Pictures’ “The Lion King” and “The Little Mermaid.” The one-of-a-kind resort will have more than [...]

Art of Animation Resort can be booked for 20122019-05-29T13:44:44-04:00

Disney’s Art of Animation Resort


Scheduled to open in May 2012, Disney's Art of Animation Resort hotel promises to be the ultimate in family fun. This Value Resort is planned to feature over one thousand family suites, specially designed to accommodate up to six guests, as well as standard guestrooms. The Resort hotel will draw its inspiration from four classic Disney Animated films: The Lion King, The Little Mermaid and Disney·Pixar's Finding Nemo and Cars. Booking dates for this family-friendly resort have not [...]

Disney’s Art of Animation Resort2011-06-02T21:23:03-04:00

Disney's Grand Floridian Resort and Spa


I truly love staying at the Grand Floridian Resort and Spa when I travel to Disney, it has become a special place for my family. It is Disney's Flagship resort and offers a wide variety of activities and restaurants. It recently had it rooms updated and they have added cabanas to the main pool area. The cabanas are pricey but a very relaxing way to spend a day or even a half day. It is one stop from the Magic [...]

Disney's Grand Floridian Resort and Spa2019-06-21T13:01:05-04:00