New Characters in Flight Balloon Delivered to Downtown Disney

Back in July, we brought you a post about the Characters in Flight balloon experience being grounded after an accident with a similar balloon overseas. It now looks like the wait for the balloon ride to be back up and running could be about over.

A new yellow-and-red striped balloon was recently delivered to Downtown Disney. It features such characters as Tinker Bell and Peter Pan, Aladdin and Jasmine, Buzz Lightyear, and Dumbo.

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Packing your bags is one of the most exciting pre-vacation moments; it's an act that marks the end of your countdown and the start of your trip. But - if you don't put some care and thought into the act of packing your bags, you can end up disorganized, unprepared, and even out of money. Here are 5 tricks savvy air travelers use to pack their bags for a successful trip!

Top 5 Smartphone Apps for Your Next Walt Disney World Vacation

There are certain must-have items that I always have to pack for a Walt Disney World vacation including comfortable shoes, rain ponchos, sunscreen, hand sanitizer, and my handy travel guides full of notes and dog-eared pages. In addition to the non-technical "stuff" I have also discovered a few must-have apps for my smartphone that make vacation life much easier.

Small Plates and Mini Desserts at the Hollywood Brown Derby inside Disney’s Hollywood Studios

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Travel Tips for Winter Weather Help Plan For The Unexpected

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Explore the World of Beer at the 2013 Epcot International Food & Wine Festival

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Take Flight with Disney Hollywood Studios' Brown Derby Bar

Modeled after the original Hollywood Brown Derby restaurant built in Hollywood California in 1928, the Disney's Brown Derby brings old Hollywood glamor to a theme park. Upscale and on point it's easy to overlook that most of the guests are in shorts and t-shirts. If you are looking for and enhanced dining experience, the Brown Derby has a full service bar for it's guests with many unique cocktails poured and presented with table side drama.