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Toy Story Land Construction – UPDATE

Toy Story Land at Hollywood Studios is making progress.      Track for Slinky Dog is coming along! Image via Bioreconstruct | Twitter Now that Pandora is open at Disney’s Animal Kingdom, we can turn our attention to some of the other major construction going on at Walt Disney World.  Namely, Toy Story Land at

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To Photoshop, or not to Photoshop?

Very often I hear that anyone who uses Photoshop or Lightroom is cheating, and not real photography. Well… to each his own, but I can’t imaging how boring any photographed images would be without any help at all! To illustrate why post processing in so critical in photography…. here is a before and after picture

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Top 5 Food Bargains at Walt Disney World’s Magic Kingdom

We all love the seemingly ENDLESS supply and variety of food in the Magic Kingdom!  For may vacationers (us included!) it’s probably one of the reasons we love vacationing at a Disney resort. For this article though…. we’re going to list our 5 favorite bargains as they relate to food.  Obviously this is very subjective. 

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Star Wars Land Construction/Demolition UPDATE!

As all Disney fans are already aware that Disney is making a major overhaul to Hollywood Studios,  what is unclear is the scope of the project.  Hollywood Studios has always been a “cobbled up mess” that doesn’t have the same continuity in regards to both theming, and layout as the other parks.  It never has

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Our Top 12 Time Saving Tips at Disney World

Your Disney vacation can be a challenge.  The cost of the trip and the expectations of having a “Magical” time will mount and add unnecessary pressure.   But fear not dear readers!  We have some great tips for saving time!  Yes, saving money is a big deal too, but the feeling of time slipping through your

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Fuel Rods in the Parks!

Technology is a major part of a Walt Disney World vacation. It allows guests to checking to see if their room is ready, find available dinner reservations, find Pokemon,  or making fast pass attraction reservations all on a mobile phone.  It seems like only yesterday when it required an gaggle of cast members at the

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Disney Vacation Trailer

If this short video doesn’t get you excited about a Disney vacation… then nothing will!! Some great footage of fun options for you and your family to consider this year.   Copyright Disney Parks  

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FantasyLand Time Lapse

An awesome video from Disney Parks showing 4 years of construction in 30 seconds!   It’s pretty amazing to see the Seven Dwarves Mine Train appear out of the ground!   Copyright Disney Parks

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4 Tips to Save Money at Disney World

Since the only ones with a “Money Tree” is Disney…..  the rest of us will have to be creative in ways to save money so we can go visit Mickey more often.  Here are a few ideas we came up with      4.  Say Goodbye to Soda   Large drinks at Walt Disney World

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10 Crazy Facts about “Space Mountain” at Disney World

Space Mountain isn’t the fastest ride around, but that hasn’t stopped it from becoming one of the most popular attractions at Walt Disney World. Since its debut in 1975, the thrill ride has garnered millions of visitors—and is one of the most beloved rides in any Disney Park.   Read on to find out more

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Top 6 “Secret Spots” in Disney World

Wanna get away? Where do you go to get away from it all (when you’re getting away from it all) at Walt Disney World? Specifically, where do you go for a little quiet away from the crowds and hub-bub? Unless you visit during an especially slow time of year, your probably not going to get

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Guardians of the Galaxy Ð Mission: BREAKOUT! -- Debuting in summer 2017, Guardians of the Galaxy Ð Mission: BREAKOUT! will take Disney California Adventure park guests through the fortress-like museum of the mysterious Collector, who is keeping his newest acquisitions, the Guardians of the Galaxy, as prisoners. Guests will board a gantry lift which launches them into a daring adventure as they join Rocket Raccoon in an attempt to set free his fellow Guardians. The new attraction will transform the structure currently housing The Twilight Zone Tower of Terrorª into an epic new adventure, enhancing the breathtaking free fall sensation with new visual and audio effects to create a variety of ride experiences. Guests will experience multiple, random and unique ride profiles in which the rise and fall of the gantry lift rocks to the beat of music inspired by the filmÕs popular soundtrack. (Artist Concept/Disneyland Resort)

Guardians of the Galaxy – Coming to DCA!

Yesterday at San Diego Comic-Con, Kevin Feige, President of Marvel Studios, announced to a packed house of fans that the Guardians of the Galaxy are coming to Disney California Adventure park! Planned for a opening of summer 2017, the outrageous and galactic gang will appear in Guardians of the Galaxy – Mission: BREAKOUT! – a

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Top 5 places to watch Fireworks

“Wishes” is the best way to end a day in the Magic Kingdom.  It’s warm, fuzzy, and breathtaking all at the same time.   Here are my top 5 viewing locations.  These are listed in no particular order only because they all have merit depending on what your trying to accomplish. Main Street It’s kind of

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Free (or cheap) Things to do at Disney World

FREE and Cheap Stuff to Do at Walt Disney World We all love FREE, right? Here’s some great suggestions of fun things you can do at Walt Disney World (and nearby) that don’t require a park admission. They can be accomplished for about $12 per person or less — and many of them are FREE!

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Top 4 Hidden Gems in Disney’s Hollywood Studios

Hollywood Studios most certainly the park undergoing the biggest transformation at Walt Disney World. It’s tributes to films and stars is unlike any other park. While there are rides, attractions, and shows that are popular and at the top of everyone’s list, there are also some hidden gems you probably have never heard of.  Here

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Disney World add “Early Morning Event”!

Walt Disney World has announced its latest upcharge event, in which visitors who pay an extra $69 can enter the Magic Kingdom before everyone else. Disney called the package “a new option perfect for families who want to get an early start at Magic Kingdom Park.” It means guests will get quick access to Peter

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Top 6 secrets from a Disney World Veteran

Yep… I’m a Disney geek.  Disney World is an awesome place for a family vacation.  The downside is it can be crowded, hot, and expensive.   That’s where I can help!  Don’t let your once in a lifetime vacation be ruined only because as a first timer…you can’t possibly know what Disney vets have learned the

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Top 5 ways to splurge in the Magic Kingdom

The Magic Kingdom:  The centerpiece of Walt Disney World.  If money is no object, here is our list of 5 favorite ways to “splurge” at the Magic Kingdom.     5 – Be Our Guest Restaurant Be Our Guest Restaurant is a quick service and table service restaurant in New Fantasyland at Magic Kingdom in

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Disney Announces Changes to Fast Pass

Guest will be able to choose between one and three Fastpass+ reservations in advance. They will no longer be forced to pick just three only. Guests will no longer need to use a kiosk to make additional Fastpass+ reservations. Guests will now be able to book an additional and even further FP+ reservations through the

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Disney heir apparent Tom Staggs is leaving the company

Los Angeles (AP) Tom Staggs, the front-runner to replace Bob Iger as CEO of The Walt Disney Co., is leaving the company next month. The surprise announcement Monday means Disney will have to look further for Iger’s successor after he steps down in June 2018, a date the popular chief executive has extended twice. Staggs,

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Top 5 Worst Attractions at Disney World

This list will be very subjectional.  I totally know that going into it.  It’s my opinion, and nothing more.  Your worst five may be nothing like mine and that’s OK.   5 – Swiss Robinson Tree House This one hurts a little because I’m old enough that the original movie was near and dear to

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Top 5 Mistakes made at Disney World

A trip to the Magic Kingdom is one of the best things ever… and many of us want to make sure we experience all that the park has to offer. There are a few key mistakes that can make your trip “un-magical”. Here are 5 ways to totally mess up a visit to Magic Kingdom.

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The Final “Lights, Motors, Action” show

It’s all over for “Lights, Motors, Action! Extreme Stunt Show” at Disney’s Hollywood Studios. After more than a decade of thrilling audiences, the last performance of the show took place Saturday afternoon. The show, which showcased the skills of professional stunt drivers to a grandstand full of amazed viewers, had opened in the spring of

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