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Ring in the New Year at Walt Disney World Resort

If you're making plans to celebrate New Year's Eve at Walt Disney World there are several party options for adults and families. Disney's Contemporary Resort, the Atlantic Dance Hall, Flying Fish, and Mickey's Backyard BBQ are just a few spots where you can ring in 2018.

Disney News Round-up: Disney Food Blog Launches Epcot Snacks Guide, Easter Information for Disney World, and More

Happy Wednesday! In today's news we're talking about the new e-book from our friends at the Disney Food Blog, Easter happenings at Walt Disney World Resort, and a new fundraiser for Star Wars: Force For Change. Let's check it out!

Disney’s Contemporary Resort Hosting Christmas Day Religious Services

If you have plans to spend Christmas Day at the Walt Disney World Resort and you're looking to celebrate with a religious service there are two options at Disney's Contemporary Resort. Guests can attend a Catholic Mass or a Protestant service on Christmas Day.

RFID Payment System Comes to the Contemporary

Radio Frequency ID, or RFID, payment terminals recently started being tested at Disney's Contemporary Resort.

Under this new system, guests staying at a resort will be issued a "Key to the World" resort card. The card will let the guest "pay" for an item, say, at the gift shop with the purchase being added to the guest resort bill. In addition to being a new means to pay for items throughout a resort, the RFID cards will also be equipped to open a guest's room.

President Obama To Visit Disney World

President Barack Obama will be in the Magic Kingdom at Walt Disney World this Thursday to "unveil a strategy that will significantly help boost tourism and travel."

At this time, the specifics of the tourism plans aren't readily available, but Blain Rethmeier, senior vice president of public affars at the U.S. Travel Association had this to say:

We understand that he [Obama] is going to trumpet the value of travel generally and improve facilitation for international travel, especially from China and Brazil.

Request Tickets Now for "Room For 1 More" Event

Fans of Disney's The Haunted Mansion attraction take note! On September 30, 2011, there will be a merchandise event at Disney's Contemporary Resort called "Room for 1 More."

Look for the Haunted Mansion's cemetery to be recreated inside the Contemporary. Guests at the event can dine among the crypts and take part in a "deadly" silent auction. In addition, tickets to the event include:

  • Be the first to pre-purchase limited edition event logo product, Haunted Mansion themed collectibles and Walt Disney World 40th Anniversary collectibles.

New Breakfast Buffet Option at the Contemporary

Looking for a great breakfast in a quieter Disney setting? Check out The Wave...of American Flavors at Disney's Contemporary Resort.

While there is an a la cart menu, the breakfast buffet might be the way to go. A bit out of the way near the kitchen, dishes are presented in smaller pans and are replenished often for consistent fresh and hot fare. While there are a few old favorites on the buffet (Mickey waffles, anyone?), there is a nice selection of newer flavors, including sweet potato pancakes and a coffee cake version of the Sticky Mickey.

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Finding Fun Holiday Merchandise at the Walt Disney World Resort

Shopping during the holiday season goes two ways: you either love it or loathe it. Maybe you're a Black Friday warrior and you're up at the crack of dawn to find the best deals. Or maybe you're all about getting the best online deals. Me? I'd rather shop at Walt Disney World during the holiday season because there's so much fun stuff!

25 Reasons I Love Being A Disney Vacation Club Member

This year the Disney Vacation Club (DVC) is celebrating 25 Years ... and beyond of creating amazing vacation magic. Disney's unique concept of a time share and the things that it would offer its owners shook up the industry when it first debuted and has been providing world class service ever since. My husband and I bought our membership in 2008 and while we wouldn't really call it a financial "investment," it is by far the best investment in our family that we've ever made.

5 Disney Lounges Serving Up Scrumptious Food

Dining in Walt Disney World is a treat for many fans that make their annual pilgrimages to see the mouse. Travelers man their phones and computers as far as 180 days in advance of their vacations to vie for their perfect Advanced Dining Reservation. However - if you're not into competitive planning, Disney is also home to some fabulous cocktail lounges that serve food straight out of the kitchens of the best restaurants on property. No reservations needed, these bar scenes are worthy of any walk-up wait for a fabulous meal.

The Top 5 Ways to Celebrate the Holidays at the Walt Disney World Resort

It's the holiday season at the Walt Disney World Resort and it just might be the most magical time of the year! The theme parks are decking their halls and the gingerbread displays are going up several resorts and it's all so exciting! We're even a full week into celebrating Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party!

5 Reasons to Love Disney’s Contemporary Resort

Disney's Contemporary Resort is not only one of the original Walt Disney World Hotels, but it remains one of the premier destinations for Disney travelers both staying at the property or just coming for a visit. Its unique A-frame design sets the stage for the massive Grand Canyon Concourse that holds shopping, dining, an original Mary Blair mural, and the monorail which runs right through!

Deluxe Studio Villas At Disney's Contemporary Bay Lake Tower

Bay Lake Tower (BLT) at Disney's Contemporary Resort is a Disney Vacation Club Resort with Deluxe Villa Accommodations. No matter how many guests are in your party, there is a villa at BLT that will suit your needs - from a studio that can sleep four, up to a three bedroom grand villa that sleeps twelve! There are also three views to choose from including a Standard view (courtyard, parking lot), Lake view (Bay Lake) and Theme Park view (Magic Kingdom).

Parasailing with Sammy Duvall at Walt Disney World

When planning a vacation to Walt Disney World, extreme watersports might not jump to the forefront of your mind however for the more adventurous visitor, Sammy Duvall's watersports centre at Disney's Contemporary Resort has lots to offer.

Top of the World Lounge Takes the Cake

Sitting high on top the Contemporary Resort's Bay Lake Tower lies one of the most exclusive lounges in all of Walt Disney World, the Top of the World. This posh bar with its relaxed mid-century modern interior is home to one of my favorite desserts, the seven layer cake for two.

The Outer Rim Lounge at Disney's Contemporary Resort

Situated in the hustle and bustle of the fourth floor's Grand Canyon Concourse, the Outer Rim Lounge offers a comfortable spot to relax and enjoy views of activity on Bay Lake below. Its location offers travelers easy access to all the dining and shopping that Disney's Contemporary Resort has to offer, all from one central location. I can see mom and dad sitting down for a drink while the kids go off to browse the gift shop, or collect their weight in penny presses just around the corner.

Contemporary Resort's The Wave Bar

Tucked away in a corner on the lobby level of Disney's Contemporary Resort The Wave is best known as a restaurant for it's sustainable and seasonal cuisine. It's lounge however is a beautiful spot for chic cocktails and a relaxing taste of the fresh menu.