Travel and Leisure

Where to Stay in Walt Disney World

Deciding where to stay on your family vacation to Disney World can be confusing! There are hundreds of hotel, condo, and vacation home options, and transportation, proximity to the theme parks, and cost are all big components of what will end up being the best place for your family to stay. Whether you want to save time, save money, or have the most luxurious vacation possible, this will help you determine which accommodations options best fit those priorities.

Free Activities at Disney's 2009 Epcot Food and Wine Festival

It's that time of year again! The 2009 Epcot International Food and Wine Festival details have been announced. Now's the time to figure out how to get yourself to Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida, sometime between September 25th and November 9th!

All of the festival details can be found on the Disney World website, and while there are some fantastic special events available for booking, what really catches my eye are the foodie events that are free (or very low-cost) with your theme park admission!

Disney Monorail

Disney's Monorail system is a popular part of many of its theme parks. It ranges from an attraction with a few purposes in Disneyland to nearly a full-fledged public transit system in Tokyo Disneyland. It has an interesting and varied history in each location.

Disney's Contempory Resort Tower or Garden Wing?

You've made a wonderful decision to stay at Disney's Contemporary Resort in Walt Disney World, Orlando, Florida. Now comes the tough question: do you book a room in the Contemporary Tower or in the resort's Garden Wing?

While it can be difficult to decide which section to book, we hope the following pros and cons will make your decision a little easier.

Disney Park History

The Disney parks have evolved and changed vastly over the years. Starting as an ambitious project, they have become dramatically more ambitious over the years, to encompass parks in several Continents and properties all over the World. Learn more about the history of these fascinating locations.

Kidani Village vs. Jambo House: Which Animal Kingdom Lodge Villas Should You Choose?

Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge in Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando, Fl, is one of the newest Disney resort hotels to offer Disney Vacation Club (DVC) accommodations. The Disney Vacation Club--Disney's timeshare program--has accommodations at two sections of the Animal Kingdom Lodge hotel.

While the DVC villas in Jambo House opened last year, Kidani Village has just opened in May 2009. We endeavor here to compile some of the reviews we've read and received in order to give you some pros and cons of both locations.

Keys to a Great Disney Trip

There are many stressful issues that can complicate or ruin your Disney vacation. Be sure to plan ahead and be prepared in order to help avoid these pitfalls.

Disney's Princesses

The Disney Pricesses franchise was officially established in 2000, but has been popular with young girls for decades. It has become a huge $3 billion product line including over 25,000 and the characters are very popular at the resorts.

Fun Ways to Prepare for Your Disney Vacation

You've chosen your hotel, booked your theme park tickets, and have your flight tickets. And now you have six more long months until your Disney vacation! So now what? How do you pass the time when you're "too excited to sleep?"

Missing Space Mountain?

You're sad. Frustrated. Bummed. You can't believe that after all that planning, your favorite ride is going to be closed! You've been a Space Mountain junkie all your life, since you were tall enough to walk into that darkened queue line filled with fascinating 1970's 3D holograms. Sigh. What are you going to do?!?

Well, believe it or not, there's lots to do at Disney World, even when Space Mountain is closed. Here are just a few of the many "contingency plans."

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