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Disney Cuts Back on Employee Hours, Makes Other Adjustments at Theme Parks

Despite the fact that Shanghai Disney is half a world away the new resort's budget woes and construction delays are reportedly having a negative impact on Disney's domestic theme parks on both coasts. According to several reports, Disney World is cutting hours for some of its cast members.

Disney Vacation Account Gives Guests a New Option to Save for Their Disney Vacations

UPDATE: ON July 25th, 2017 Disney sent out a letter to it's vacation account holders stating "Thank you for your participation in the Disney Vacation Account program. At this time, we are discontinuing the program and no new accounts or contributions are being accepted."

Saving money for a Disney vacation just got a little bit easier with the new Disney Vacation Account that was recently launched by the Walt Disney Travel Company.

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Tricks To Saving Money For Vacation

Like many Disney travelers, I spend a lot of time trying to figure out how to budget for my next Disney vacation. I'll be honest though, while I have no problem setting money aside for a vacation, I am absolutely terrible at the saving it part. I do however have a couple of tried and true tricks that get the job done so we can go on vacation year after year. He's how I make myself stop and think before spending that vacation money.

Mardi Gras Flavors Any Day? Head To Sassagoula Floatworks at Disney’s Port Orleans French Quarter

If you're looking to celebrate Mardi Gras at Walt Disney World, you don't need to schedule your trip at a special time of year. At Disney's Port Orleans French Quarter Resort every day is Mardi Gras! To get a taste of the city that care forgot, head on over to the Sassagoula Floatworks quick service restaurant for some delightfully southern specialties.

My Five Favorite Things About The Disney Cruise Line

I've been dreaming of going back to sea, as tends to happen this time of year. If like me you yearn to slow down and relax while soaking up some serious tropical sun, maybe it's time you take a Disney Cruise. Leaving from Port Canaveral (and other Ports around the world) the Disney Cruise Line offers an escape beyond compare, and I thought I would let you in on the five things that I love most.

Personalized Name Tags For The Star Wars Fan In Your Life

I love shopping my way through Walt Disney World, and no matter who I go with, my family always looks forward to me bringing back great gifts. On my last trip I found a fantastic personalized gift for the Star Wars fans on my list - Star Wars Name Tags.

Planning Tips For The Casual Traveler During Epcot’s International Food & Wine Festival

I know more than a handful of people who plan their Disney trips all around the food, and most of those folks make the annual pilgrimage to Disney's spectacular annual event the Epcot International Food & Wine Festival. Being a foodie is a way of life for some and they take their festival going pretty seriously. But - what should the average Joe need to know about this very popular season? And how does it effect the travels of those who just happen to stumble upon the Food & Wine Festival during a regular vacation to the vacation kingdom?

The DFB Guide to the 2016 Epcot Food and Wine Festival e-Book

Disney fans know the annual cycle that sweeps through the Disney Parks and brings fun changes and special events to put a cherry on the top of the seasons. Fall is my favorite, and I always know that it's time to start making my plan of attack for the spectacular Epcot International Food & Wine Festival when the Disney Food Blog publishes their ultimate guide to the festivities. Now is the time!

Walt Disney Company Surveys Guests Regarding Resort Fees

Yesterday we posted about an Orlando Sentinel piece that said that the Walt Disney Company was surveying guests about their thoughts on resort fees - and the fandom is up in arms. This follows an in depth Orlando Sentinel piece back in February that discussed how high resort fees in Orlando change some tourists' hotel plans.

Tips For Traveling To Walt Disney World With Teens and Young Adults

Traveling to Disney with older kids can be a joy, if you just give them a little room to spread their wings. I loved taking my kids to Walt Disney World when they were little, the joy on their faces and the wonder of youth is awesome to behold. But - I'll be honest when I say that now that my kids are older (ranging in age from 16-22) it's a whole different sort of fun. I'm often asked by parents of teens how I managed to keep their Disney love alive, and mostly I think I just got lucky.

A Few Tips On Tipping at Walt Disney World

On of the most frequent questions that gets asked in the Walt Disney World for Grown-ups member forums usually goes along the lines of "Who do I need to tip on my Walt Disney World Vacation?" Tipping is a highly personal choice, and you should never be required to leave a tip, especially when you experience poor service, but it is the custom in the US to leave a tip for certain service providers. We've gathered together a few tips on tipping to answer your questions.

Getaway Tips For A Three Night Trip

Sometimes you just need a long weekend to get away from it all, a quick trip to recharge your batteries. My little secret, if that I don't count out Walt Disney World when I just want to run away. While many Disney fans are always working on those long week plus family vacation, I'm happy to jet down an get a quick fix in whenever I can. Because the quick getaway is often all about working with money you have on hand rather than saving, sometimes, I don't even go to a Theme Park.