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Walt Disney World Resort Announces New Vacation Deals for Early 2017

If you're thinking about taking a Walt Disney World vacation in the early part of 2017, listen up! Disney recently announced a couple of new vacation deals, including the Play, Stay, Dine, & Save package that features a dining plan!

Several Walt Disney World Resort Hotels Named Best for Families by Trip Advisor

The online travel site Trip Advisor has announced its 2015 Traveler's Choice Awards and five Walt Disney World Resort Hotels have been named to the list of the Top 25 Hotels for Families in the United States. The hotels named to the list include a value resort, a moderate resort, and three deluxe resorts.

Free Dining Announced for Select Dates this Fall at Walt Disney World

It's that time of year again! Free Dining has been announced for select dates in September, October, November, and December at the Walt Disney World Resort.

Currently the offer is only available for Disney Visa cardholders, but it is expected to open to the general public on or around May 7!

The travel dates for this round of Free Dining are: August 31 - October 3; October 26 - November 1; November 9 - 20; and December 12 - 23.

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Top Treats to Keep You Cool this Summer at Walt Disney World

Ah, summertime in Orlando. It's hot and humid. We mean, it's like melt-to-the-sidewalk-HOT. Almost unbearably HOT. But...there is a way to keep your cool when visiting Disney World during the summer months. Cold food and drinks! That's right - in addition to finding air conditioning at every chance, you can also cool yourself with some tasty food and drinks.

When Size Matters: Tips For Choosing A Disney Resort Hotel Room

Square footage isn't something everyone has to worry about when picking a hotel room, but when you're spending a week living in one room with folks, it probably should be. I often hear "we won't be in our room very much" as a justification for staying at the Value Resorts. If you are traveling as adults alone, or have a single small child, this can work really well. However - as your kids grow, or if you are sharing a room with friends or family, nerves can fray when you don't have enough space.

The 5 Best Things about Disney’s Pop Century Resort

Disney's Pop Century Resort recently celebrated its 13th birthday (the resort opened December 14, 2003) and it is our favorite Value resort on property. The resort is themed around oversized, colorful icons and memories from the 20th century including Mr. and Mrs. Potato Head, mood rings, and even Lady and the Tramp.

What’s On Your Disney Bucket List?

It's that time of year when everyone is making a list and checking it twice. Currently I have a lot of lists, but my Disney Bucket List is a work in progress. I've been visiting the Walt Disney World Resort since I was a wee little one (way back in 1974) and I'll admit that there are many, many things I have yet to experience at Disney World. A few years ago, after a family vacation, I decided to start writing down things I wanted to do on future visits. I suppose one could say I'm starting my Disney Bucket List.

Six Spots To Stay Cool At The Walt Disney World Resort

Summer has returned with all its vacation glory, and as the masses make their annual pilgrimage to the vacation kingdom of the world, it seems like time to remind folks to stay cool. Where can a tired, overheated traveler go to escape the midday heat? Here are six spots to keep in mind for staying cool at the Walt Disney World Resort.

The Value of a Staying in a Value Resort at Disney World

Choosing which Walt Disney World Resort hotel to call home for the duration of your vacation isn't always an easy choice. We know it's hard to figure out what hotel will work best for you and your family's budget so today we're going to spend some time talking about the Value resorts and what's good and not-so-good about these popular resorts.

Disney's Story Rooms, Are They Right For You?

Have you ever dreamed of sleeping immersed in your favorite Disney movie? While all Disney Resort Hotels have unique themes and decor that transports you to another time and place, tucked away within a few are several sweet opportunities for resting your head in a world of even more fantasy and wonder. Story Rooms are available for Guests to book a stay in at Disney's Caribbean Beach Resort, Disney's Port Orleans Riverside, and Disney's Art of Animation Hotels.

5 Things We Love About Disney’s Art of Animation Resort

Disney's newest Resort Hotel is a fun romp through the world of animation. The wildly popular Disney's Art of Animation Resort at Walt Disney World opened up in May 2012 and has been already gained a following of dedicated fans. Here are five reasons that we think this could be the hotel for you.

Art of Animation's Drop Off Pool Bar

Disney's Art of Animation is a fun place to stay if you're looking for a Value Resort that's fun for the whole family. While on my adults only trip last month I found myself frequently hopping up on a chair at The Drop Off Pool Bar to soak up the tropical atmosphere and quench my thirst.