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A Visit to Pandora - The World of Avatar at Disney’s Animal Kingdom

Pandora - The World of Avatar opened earlier this year at Disney's Animal Kingdom after several years of anticipation. The land, inspired by James Cameron's film Avatar, was the biggest expansion at Animal Kingdom and one that would transform the park into a nighttime destination. As a fan of the film I couldn't wait to step into Pandora on my recent visit.

Dinner with Winnie the Pooh and Friends at The Crystal Palace

One of my favorite character meals at Walt Disney World is the "buffet with character" at The Crystal Palace in the Magic Kingdom. Guests can enjoy breakfast, lunch, or dinner with Winnie the Pooh and friends and in addition to some pretty good eats, this is also the best way to meet Pooh, Tigger, Eeyore, and Piglet in one spot!

Five Things to Love about Disney’s Port Orleans Riverside Resort

Have you ever walked through the front doors of a Walt Disney World Resort hotel and instantly fallen in love? It's happened to me a few time (Wilderness Lodge and Animal Kingdom Lodge, I'm looking at you). Last week it happened again when I stepped into Disney's Port Orleans Riverside Resort. We're talking LOVE at first sight.

Why Walt Disney World Keeps Me Coming Back Year After Year

I'm often asked why I keep vacationing at Walt Disney World year after year. People seem genuinely baffled at how I can go to the same place and not get bored. Their question is always met with a smile and deep breath before launching into my speech of what they're missing out on. Here's a little peek at a few of the reasons that I love Walt Disney World and why I keep returning.

A Delicious Dinner at Mama Melrose’s Ristorante Italiano at Disney’s Hollywood Studios

Disney's Hollywood Studios is home to a hidden gem of a restaurant, tucked way back in the Streets of America section of the park. Of course, we're talking about Mama Melrose's Ristorante Italiano. This popular Italian restaurant was recently added to my "must-dine here" list thanks to an exceptional dining experience last November.

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.

Dining at the Walt Disney World Resort with Food Allergies

Dining out with food allergies can be challenging, frustrating, and sometimes impossible. There are restaurants you need to avoid and restaurants where the staff just doesn't "get it." But when you're visiting the Walt Disney World Resort, dining out with food allergies is usually less stressful and can even be a bit magical.