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Updates at Disney’s Port Orleans and the Possibility of Resort Fees at Walt Disney World

There have been some exciting things happening at some of the Walt Disney World Resort hotels, specifically Port Orleans and Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge! And we're hearing about a potential resort fee at all Walt Disney World hotels. Read on!

Walt Disney World Resort Announces Changes in Management Structure

The Walt Disney World Resort has announced changes to its management structure at the resort that resulted in a reorganization of roles. The changes were effective as of January 21 but did not include any layoffs.

Opening Day Announced for Shanghai Disney Resort

Get your suitcases ready and make sure your passport is up-to-date! The opening day for Shanghai Disney Resort has been announced and it's a mere five months away! The newest Disney resort is scheduled to open on June 16 with a grand opening celebration.

Walt Disney World Resort Announces Special Ticket Prices and Room Rates for US Military Members

The Walt Disney World Resort is saluting members of the United States military with special ticket prices and room rates in 2016. The options include a four-day Park Hopper for $196 and a four-day ticket with Water Park and More for $196.

Marriott’s Purchase of Starwood Hotels & Resorts Includes Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin

The Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort is included in Marriott's recent deal to acquire Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide. The Swan and Dolphin are two of the 10 Starwood-managed properties in Orlando.

Second Pedestrian Bridge Opens at Disney Springs

If you have ever walked from one of the hotels on Hotel Plaza Boulevard in an attempt to get to Disney Springs you know it was often a rather stressful walk and the intersections were usually a mess of cars and people, all with places to be.

Pop Secret Named Official Popcorn for Disney Parks

The next time you order a box of popcorn at the Walt Disney World Resort you'll be snacking on Pop Secret brand popcorn. Diamond Foods, Inc., and Disney recently announced that the Pop Secret brand of popcorn is now the official popcorn of Walt Disney World Resort and Disneyland Resort.

New ‘Disney Vacations’ Magazine Launches on Flipboard

Disney has recently launched a new 'Disney Vacations' magazine on Flipboard. The daily magazine will feature stories and news from Walt Disney World Resort, Disneyland Resort, and other Disney vacation destinations. Fans can sign up for Flipboard using Facebook or an email address.

Walt Disney World Resort Updating Guest Laundry Facilities

While doing laundry during your Walt Disney World Resort vacation probably doesn't sound like much fun, each resort is equipped with guest laundry facilities that feature washers and dryers in addition to vending machines that sell detergent and fabric softener.

Enjoy Outdoor Recreation Options at the Walt Disney World Resort

If you're looking for outdoor fun at the Walt Disney World Resort there is more to do beyond walking the theme parks and swimming at your resort hotel's pool. Guests can enjoy fishing, tennis, golf, horseback riding, water sports, and even surfing!

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Top 5 Quick Service Restaurants at Walt Disney World Resort Hotels

When staying at a Walt Disney World Resort hotel I tend to consider the dining options when making my final decision. Is there somewhere to grab a quick and delicious breakfast? What type of table service dining " if any " is available? Can I find good coffee quickly in the morning? All important factors when choosing a hotel.

Where to Hit The Beach At Walt Disney World

The rock boarders and net fences are new along the shores of the Seven Seas Lagoon, but honestly, guests of Walt Disney World haven't been allowed full access to beach fun on the lagoon for more than a decade now. There are still a few of us who can remember swimming off the shores of Bay Lake, but many Disney fans have always had to look someplace else for their beach day.

Six Spots To Stay Cool At The Walt Disney World Resort

Summer has returned with all its vacation glory, and as the masses make their annual pilgrimage to the vacation kingdom of the world, it seems like time to remind folks to stay cool. Where can a tired, overheated traveler go to escape the midday heat? Here are six spots to keep in mind for staying cool at the Walt Disney World Resort.

5 Brilliant Breakfasts At The Walt Disney World Resort Hotels

Are you looking for a fabulous spot to make Advanced Dining Reservations for a hearty breakfast at Walt Disney World? If you're staying on property - you may not have to look any further than at your own hotel. Some of my favorite places to eat are restaurants at the Disney Resorts, and below are five different meal styles that will fill you up, and get you going.

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.

Disney's Port Orleans French Quarter, Where It's Mardis Gras Every Day

One of Disney's most popular moderate resorts is also one of the most romantic, and that makes it perfect for a grown-up getaway any time of year. Port Orleans Resort French Quarter was designed to evoke the antebellum beauty of New Orleans. The style and architecture reminiscent of Vieux Carre the oldest section of the city that care forgot.

Micro-Websites For Dedicated Walt Disney World Disney Hotel Fans

There's something special about a Walt Disney World Resort Hotel that just may spoil you from staying any other place. The lush surroundings, the friendly service, the little details all throughout Disney Resorts can ruin a person for anything less than a Disney experience. It's no wonder that popping up all over the internet are a collection of micro-blogs dedicated especially to the Hotels of Walt Disney World.

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!

Getaway Tips For A Three Night Trip

Sometimes you just need a long weekend to get away from it all, a quick trip to recharge your batteries. My little secret, if that I don't count out Walt Disney World when I just want to run away. While many Disney fans are always working on those long week plus family vacation, I'm happy to jet down an get a quick fix in whenever I can. Because the quick getaway is often all about working with money you have on hand rather than saving, sometimes, I don't even go to a Theme Park.

5 Ways To Upgrade Your Walt Disney World Resort Accommodations

The Walt Disney World is a wonderful place to take a vacation for families, and offers guest rooms to suit a wide variety of budgets. Many Disney fans have a "go to" resort when they travel, but if you want to make your next trip a little different, why not consider upgrading your room! Though there are travelers that don't pay a lot of attention to their hotel room, I'm a girl that loves a luxurious resort, so check out these five fabulous ideas to upgrade your Disney Hotel Room