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Free Dining Offer Announced for Walt Disney World Resort

It's that time of year again! Free Dining was just announced today for select dates in August, September, October, November, and December. If you want to add free dining to your vacation plans you'll need to book a minimum of three nights at a Walt Disney World Resort hotel and purchase at least a 2-day Magic Your Way park ticket with a Park Hopper or a Water Parks and More option.

New Phineas & Ferb Experience Coming to Downtown Disney

Calling all Phineas and Ferb fans: Downtown Disney will be the site of a new, all-ages experience featuring the braniac duo starting next month. "Phineas & Ferb & YOU: A Brand New Reality" is set to start September 1 in DD.

This new experience will let guests step in and interact virtually with Phineas, Ferb, Dr. Doofenshmirtz and Agent P. To do so, guests will step onto a platform and then be able to see themselves ineracting with the characters on a screen. There will be twenty different interactions, including "The Platypus Walk" and experiencing Dr. Doofenshmirtz's Freeze-inator.

Wi-Fi Now Available at the Magic Kingdom

Back in March, Walt Disney World made high-speed wireless internet service available to those staying within its resorts. Now, Disney has taken the first step in making access to free wi-fi a reality within its parks: guests can now connect to the internet sans wires in the Magic Kingdom.

Complimentary Wine Seminars Available at Epcot's Tutto Gusto

This post is for all of you Disney wine enthusiasts out there! Tutto Gusto Wine Cellar, located in the Italy pavilion in Epcot's World Showcase, is now offering complimentary wine seminars two times a week.

Celebrate Opening of Olypmics at Disney's Dolphin Hotel

Wish you had a place to go to experience Disney "magic" and the Summer Olympic Games together? The Walt Disney World Dolphin hotel has you covered: the hotel is planning a Summer Games Celebration for Friday, July 27.

Guests are free to come to the Dolphin's lobby for "gold medal" cookies and treats with a British theme while taking in the broadcast of the games' opening ceremonies from London.

Disney Announces Eat to the Beat Concert Lineup

Food and music and Disney. It doesn't get much better than that. Returning in the fall is Epcot's popular Eat to the Beat concert series which will run during the International Food and Wine Festival.

Here are the acts and dates planned for this year's concerts:

  • September 28 - 30 - Night Ranger
  • October 1-3 - Sugar Ray
  • October 4-7 - STARSHIP starring Mickey Thomas
  • October 8-10 - Boyz II Men
  • October 11-12 - Smash Mouth
  • October 13-14 - Javier Colon, winner of "The Voice"

Sounds Like Summer Concert Series Lineup Announced

Epcot hosts its share of concerts, and Disney recently released the lineup for a summertime series of tunes. The Sounds Like Summer Concert Series for this year is set to run June 10 through July 28 and will feature the following tribute bands on the following dates:

  • June 10 " June 17 - Hotel California (Eagles tribute band) (pictured above)
  • June 18 " June 23 - Mike Delguidice & Big Shot (The Ultimate Billy Joel Experience)
  • June 24 " June 30 - Stayin' Alive (tribute to the Bee Gees)

Festival of the Masters Coming to Downtown Disney

The Festival of the Masters combines two awesome things in one place: Disney and fine arts. This year's Festival is set to come to Downtown Disney for the 36th time next week.

The 36th Festival of the Masters promises to bring together one of the "largest ever" groups of artists together at Downtown Disney for this year's fine arts show. Guests opting to take in the event can check out art along the lines of one of the fest's signature pieces, the Pluto image above created by artist Joe Kaminski.

Free WiFi Comes to Select Disney Resorts

Recent news out of Walt Disney World has it that certain resorts are giving free WiFi a trial.

At this time, it looks like the free WiFi service isn't available at all resorts. Here is a list of those that are giving the new free service a trial run:

  • Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge
  • Disney's Beach Club Resort
  • Disney's BoardWalk Resort
  • Disney's Contemporary Resort
  • Disney's Coronado Springs Resort
  • Disney's Grand Floridian Resort & Spa
  • Disney's Old Key West Resort

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Galactic Mother's Day Gifts For Star Wars Loving Moms

Still thinking of the perfect gift for your Disney loving mom? Last week we had some sensational suggestions for classic gifts, but if you're mom is more galactic hero than perfect princess, take a look at the great gifts below. Go Rogue in style with this Rebel vs. Empire Twill and Vegan Leather Handbag, Wallet, and Lightweight Scarf. No one will doubt that mom is a fashion force, and she'll fit right in when meeting up with the other double agents for tea.

Take A Tour Of The Twinings Tea Garden During The Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival

One of my favorite parts of the Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival is the Twinings Tea Garden in the UK Pavilion. To be clear, the English garden behind The Tea Caddy is one of my favorite all year long, but during the Flower and Garden Festival, it gets dotted with these adorable giant tea cups that are each planted with varieties of ingredients for one of Twining's Tea blends.

10 Ideas For Valentines At Walt Disney World That Don’t Add Extra Expense

We all know that Disney vacations don't come cheap, and extra experiences can add a cost that not everyone can manage. Never fear Valentines Walt Disney World is full of romantic opportunities just waiting to be taken advantage of. Last year we posted a list of 5 Romantic Things To Do At Disney For Free, this year we've come up with even more ideas to add a bit of romance to your Disney vacation without adding extra expense.

Top 5 Walt Disney World Bars and Lounges of 2016

As the usually designated driver in my friend group, I don't often drink much at home. However, thanks to the complimentary transportation at the Walt Disney World Resort I'm free to imbibe as I please. This means that most vacation days will include at least one stop to enjoy Disney's fantastic bars and lounges. Here's a look at my Top 5 Walt Disney World Bars and Lounges of 2016.

Stitch’s Holiday Gift Hunt At Disney Springs

Disney Springs has truly turned into a Winter Wonderland for holiday shoppers. However - little ones aren't always so happy being dragged fro store while you get your shopping done. Never fear, because now through January 8th, 2017 the good folks at Disney Springs have come up with a fun way to encourage little shopper to keep on moving with Stitch's Holiday Gift Hunt!

Great Places To Take A Break While Touring Food & Wine Festival

The joys of Epcot on a Festival day are plenty, but the truth of Florida in September and early October means that folks can start to feel a little more spent than expected. With rich foods, lots of booze, high heat, humidity, long lines, and little shade - it's not uncommon to hear of guests that feel ill in the middle of the day. It's OK though, with a little pre-planning you can tour the festival like a pro.

Satisfy Your Sweet Tooth at the Magic Kingdom’s Main Street Confectionery

The next time you're visiting the Magic Kingdom and you just have to buy something sweet to satisfy your sweet tooth, we suggest stopping by the Main Street Confectionery. It's our favorite spot to stop morning, noon, or night for some of the best goodies at the Magic Kingdom.

Looking Forward to the 2012 Epcot International Food & Wine Festival

The summer is flying by and I, along with many of our readers, are looking forward to the fantastic Epcot International Food and Wine Festival! This year is shaping up to be an exciting event with dates ranging from September 28-November 12, 2012. Growing in popularity every year this special event is a must do for anyone who lives to eat. Spectacular arrays of flavors from around the world are showcased in kiosks located around the 1.2 mile World Showcase promenade.

Timon and Pumbaa are Wild About Safety

Have you ever picked up a counter service meal in Animal Kingdom and found a trading card on your tray? I was puzzled by this during my last trip and admittedly, the card went into the trash with the rest of my garbage. However later in the day I discovered just what that card was and how much fun it is being a kid again at Disney's Animal Kingdom.