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Disney Storytelling through the Art of Animation Resort

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Disney imagineers certainly know how to tell a good tale, and for those who have an interest in storytelling, spirited characters and the animation process, Disney’s Art of Animation Resort at Walt Disney World is the perfect place to celebrate playfulness and adventure. The newest of Disney’s on-property Orlando-area resorts, which opened in phases between May and September 2012, is ... Read More »

One Mistake Does a Sherpa Make

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Let me tell you how I became known as Disney Sherpa. It started with what I hoped to be our perfect, first family trip to Walt Disney World with two preschoolers in tow, but ended with me feeling as if I’d blundered badly. You see, ten years ago, we couldn’t access information like we do today, and I inadvertently arrived ... Read More »

New Fantasyland in Disney’s Magic Kingdom Brings Big Smiles

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In June and July, AAA is featuring road trip information on AAA TravelViews, as well as on Facebook, Twitter (#RoadTrip), Google+ and Pinterest. This week’s focus is on road trip travels with children, starting with a top kid-centric destination: Disney’s Magic Kingdom. Disney purists who argue there’s no place more magical than Walt Disney World’s Magic Kingdom Park in Orlando ... Read More »

Big Changes for Downtown Disney Planned

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Orlando is among the Top Driving Destinations listed in a June 25 blog post, and a big draw to many visitors to The City Beautiful is Disney. Walt Disney World Resort has announced the multiyear transformation of Downtown Disney into Disney Springs, a unique destination that will treat guests to more shopping, dining and entertainment amid open-air promenades, meandering springs ... Read More »

Disney Tips from a Former Cast Member

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Walt Disney World Block Party I admit it. I’m one of “those” Disney people. We go every year with my husband’s entire family. We spend a lot – a lot – of money on souvenirs while we’re there. We have Mickey and Minnie artificial topiaries in our backyard. For me, it all started when I worked at Walt Disney World ... Read More »

Extreme Walt Disney World Makeover: Fantasyland Edition

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New Fantasyland, Walt Disney World Resort Disney provided the information below. New Fantasyland at Orlando's Walt Disney World Resort is now open. It’s the largest expansion in Magic Kingdom Park history – New Fantasyland is laid out fairy tale-style amid waterfalls, grottoes, arched bridges, forests and circus big tops. The new land consists of the Enchanted Forest and Storybook Circus ... Read More »

Disney Parks Roll Out the Unexpected in 2013

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Disney theme parks The information below was provided by Disney. In 2013, Disney theme park guests will find an extra sprinkle of pixie dust each week when they visit Walt Disney World and Disneyland resorts. The momentous year for Disney parks will include the largest expansion in Magic Kingdom history — New Fantasyland at Walt Disney World in Orlando — ... Read More »

A Mouse Lover’s Guide to Disney Dining

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Walt Disney World, Orlando, Fla. Written by Laura Wahler, a AAA Western and Central New York associate. There are a lot of things you already know you’re going to do when you’re on vacation at Walt Disney World in Orlando. You know you’re going to ride Space Mountain and It’s A Small World. You know you’re going to take a ... Read More »

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