From the monthly archives:

January 2012

Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge Resort is a unique African-themed deluxe level resort of Walt Disney World. The Animal Kingdom Lodge offers a more intimate encounter with nature than other Disney Resorts and is located near Disney’s Animal Kingdom theme park.

The Animal Kingdom Lodge opened for operation on April 16, 2001. This was just three years after the associated theme park first started operating nearby.
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The Disney Cruise Line has announced the 2013 itineraries for all four ships in its fleet. This includes the Disney Magic and the Disney Wonder which have been offering cruises since the late 1990’s as well as the Disney Dream which had its maiden voyage on Jan. 26, 2011, and the Disney Fantasy which is currently in the process of getting ready for its maiden voyage on March 31, 2012 after a float-out earlier this month from its dry-dock.

Disney Magic 2013 Itineraries

The Disney Magic cruise ship will be offering a varied itinerary schedule in 2013 ranging from Western Caribbean cruises out of Galveston, Texas to Mediterranean itineraries out of Barcelona, Spain. In addition, there will be a repositioning cruise offered as the Magic transfers from Texas to Spain. Continue reading “Disney Cruise Line Announces 2013 Itineraries” »


Offered below are the Operating Park Hours Schedule for both Disneyland and California Adventure for the month of February 2012. These hours will be useful for anyone planning a trip to Disneyland Resort in February 2012 like those thinking of going during President’s Day weekend.

For a lot of the month, February can be a great time to visit Disneyland Resort owing to the relatively smaller crowd levels. These smaller crowds typically give guests a chance to do more as the wait times on attractions are usually less. Also, things like parades and fireworks are easier to attend as you will not need to queue up as early to get your favorite spots. Continue reading “Complete February 2012 Park Hours Available for Disneyland and California Adventure” »


The Walt Disney World Resort Operating Park Hours are now available for August 2012. These operating hours for August will help those planning a trip to Disney World this summer.

Shown in the calendar of operating hours below are the times the four theme parks of Disney World will be open for the month. The four theme parks include Magic Kingdom, Epcot, Disney’s Hollywood Studios and Disney’s Animal Kingdom.

August can be a great time to visit Walt Disney World. True the weather can provide some very hot days and it is not uncommon for rain to roll through, but as kids start heading back to school the park crowds can become noticeably lighter. This means less time in line waiting for attractions.

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While many across the country are gripped in cold and snowy conditions associated with winter, leave it to Cast Members at Walt Disney World to be planning ahead for spring! They are doing just that and have released specific program details for the upcoming 2012 Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival.

According to Disney, the annual spring event is scheduled for March 7 to May 20, 2012. Among the many intriguing plant designs found throughout the park including life-life topiaries, Disney World also plans several “how-tos” with Disney and HGTV experts as well as the traditional concert series related to the International Flower and Garden Festival. Continue reading “Disney World Announces Epcot® International Flower & Garden Festival Details” »


Earlier this week, on January 8, 2012, the Disney Fantasy was floated out of its enclosed dock building. The fourth and newest member of the Disney Cruise Lines fleet is now undergoing sea trials before being delivered to Disney Cruise Line officials next month.

The Float Out ceremony was attended by many including Captain Mickey Mouse. Not surprising, Disney added to the event with the inclusion of fireworks to mark the occasion. Continue reading “Float Out of Disney Fantasy Cruise Ship Earlier This Week” »


Test Track To Be Re-Imagineered Thanks To GM Sponsorship Renewal

January 9, 2012

Test Track, the high-speed thrill ride experience located in Epcot of Walt Disney World, will be re-imagineered following a sponsorship renewal announced last week by Disney and General Motors. Plans unveiled along with the sponsorship announcement call for the ride to be centered around the concept of auto design for the GM flagship brand Chevrolet. […]

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Disneyland and Walt Disney World Current Special Offers for 2012

January 5, 2012

Those looking to book a trip to either Walt Disney World Resort of Florida or Disneyland Resort of California will likely be interested to know of the current special offers being touted by the parks. Unfortunately for most, these available special offers are not that broad in either their time-frames or their target customers. However, […]

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Disney Announces Parks Open for 24 Hours on Leap Day

January 2, 2012

Those watching Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest on ABC were the first to officially hear about Disney’s plans to have two parks open for twenty-four hours on Leap Day!  Beginning at 6AM on February 29, 2012, both the Magic Kingdom of Walt Disney World and Disneyland will be open for twenty-four […]

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