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15 Ways To Build Anticipation For Your Walt Disney World Vacation

We live in an instant world, where most everything we want is delivered to us in minutes. From talking to friends through online media, to grabbing a fast dinner at the drive through, our lives are fast and in the moment. But for most folks, planning a Walt Disney World vacation is a long slow process. How is one planner supposed to keep a family engaged and excited about something that's still months away? Here are 15 expert ways to build anticipation as you wait to depart on your next Disney trip.

The Spitting Gargoyle at Impressions de France

Every now and then I come across a Disney tidbit that I probably should have know but escaped me. My most recent trip held one of these rediscovered gems when my friends and I went in search of the much overlooked "Spitting Gargoyle." We found him stoically waiting for us in the lobby of Impressions des France.

Disney History: Song of the South

Despite earning a seemingly permanent home in the famed "Disney Vault" due to its reliance on racial stereotypes to tell a story, Song of the South has an enduring legacy in Walt Disney World, even if many guests don't recognize the origin of some of Disney's most iconic elements. The Reconstruction Era film centers on Uncle Remus, a black man who is presumably a recently freed slave, telling stories to the children.

What's In The Disney Movies Pipeline Through 2019

It's time once again for the great Disney Movie News Round-up. Hey Disney Grown-ups! Welcome back as we do a quick round up of a ton of movie news in a rapid fire round. We will span the gamut from Marvel to Star Wars and every Disney property in between. So let's get this round-up started.

How To Add A Little Disney To Your Holiday At Home

Stuck at home this holiday season while all your friends have headed off to a Disney Park? Me too. None the less I intend to have a Christmas filled with Disney magic right here at home, read on and see how I plan to do it.

Seven Ways To Beat The Disney Blues

Every now and then all Disney fans have to deal with the Disney Blues. It's that post vacation let down when you realize that all that work you put in planning is over, and you're home from having a fabulous time, but then the lull sets in. That melancholy feeling that settles in once everyone is done asking where you went or what you did on your trip. You spent so much time planning and getting ready, now there's a big mouse-shaped hole in your life. Never fear! We've got six super ways to beat the Disney blues.

Disney Blurs The Lines Of Heroes And Villains In "Maleficent"

"Sleeping Beauty" was the first Disney movie I saw as a child. What more could a young boy want then an epic story of a prince fighting a great evil (that just so happens to battle a witch that turns into a fire breathing dragon) for the love of his damsel in distress. As I grew up, however, that young boy wanted more than just the usual 'knight in shining armor' story. So when I was given the opportunity to see Disney's new take on this classic story, "Maleficent," I jumped at the chance...and I wasn't disappointed.

Visit The Song Of The South On Splash Mountain

Splash Mountain made its Walt Disney World debut in 1992 at the Magic Kingdom, after originally opening in 1989 at Disneyland in Anaheim, CA. The classic flume ride was made into a Disney fan favorite under the guidance of Disney Legend Imagineer Tony Baxter.

Disney Home Entertainment Blu-ray Giveaway

For the first time ever, Disney is opening its vault and releasing three classics on Blu-ray! Available in stores now, Robin Hood, Oliver and Company and The Sword in the Stone are three must-have movies to be added to your Blu-ray collection, So Disney's given us a set to share with our readers!

All three movies are being released to celebrate their anniversary and Disney doesn't disappoint with the great features that each Blu-ray includes.

Non-Park Ideas for the Fourth of July at Walt Disney World

The weeks around the Fourth of July Celebration are some of the busiest of the year at Walt Disney World. Crowd levels usually rise to a 10 out of 10, and at the Magic Kingdom the gate will frequently reach capacity. When a park reaches capacity guests are no longer able to enter, and even having a coveted dining reservation won't get you in. If you plan on spending your Fourth of July Holiday at the Magic Kingdom, be sure to get there early and stay throughout the duration.