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Epcot's Sum Of All Thrills Celebrates 4 Years With A New Pin

Tucked inside Epcot's Innoventions, you will find one of the most fabulous rides that people tend to walk right by. It's the thrilling and interactive 'Sum of all Thrills' presented by Raytheon and it's definitely worth a stop during your next Walt Disney World vacation.

Disney's "Added Capacity" Program Aims to Shorten Wait Times

Walt Disney World attractions and wait times. You can't have one without the other, right? Turns out, Disney has been working to decrease those wait times with its "added capacity" program. So far, millions of dollars have been spent to adjust over twenty of the most popular attractions at WDW to enable more guests to experience those rides.

Winnie the Pooh Attraction Loses FASTPASS Option Temporarily

Oh Bother. The Winnie the Pooh attraction at Walt Disney World will be temporarily closed to FASTPASS users from September 17 until mid-November due to construction.

The large tree that was a part of "Pooh's Playful Spot" playground has been temporarily relocated to a home at "The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh." There are a variety of other signs of construction in the area that may deter some Disney fans. Not to worry, though, the attraction will remain open until October 25th.

Beginning on October 25 the ride will close until November 15th for refurbishments.

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Planning a Disney Trip with a Non-Disney Fan

If you are anything like me you live for planning your next Disney Vacation, you can see the park maps in your head. You know where you want to eat, and what your plan of attack will be. Any Disney fan would jump at the chance for the trip you're planning, but what if you won't be traveling with a Disney fan? Planning a trip to Walt Disney World with someone who doesn't understand can be a little trickier.

Here are some things to keep in mind:

Rides That Never Were: Walt Disney World - Western River Expedition

As Walt Disney World park guests pass hurriedly through Frontierland to join the queue lines for Splash Mountain and Big Thunder, many will be blissfully unaware of the history attached to this corner of the park. A conceived but unrealized attraction, Disney's Western River Expedition & Thunder Mesa have now become something of a legend amongst Disney Imagineers and officiandos.

Live A Pirates Life at Walt Disney World Resort

If your family is a pirate loving crew then the Walt Disney World Resort may be just the place for a summer break. With multiple attractions spread across the property you can be living an imaginative pirate's life whether your favorite is Captain Jack or Captain Hook. We've scoured the land and come up with tips to guide you to the treasures.

Take A Spin On Tomorrowland's Astro Orbiter

High above the Magic Kingdom's Tomorrowland is a place where you can pilot your very own spaceship. The Astro Orbiter combines classic hub and spoke ride design with a loading platform that's three stories up for an exciting spin around the galaxy. This staple of Tomorrowlands in all of the Disneyland style parks can be found in different styles and locations, but always treats guests to a fun time.

Simple Ways to Treat Mom at Walt Disney World

If you are planning on being in Walt Disney World over Mother's Day, don't forget to treat Mom to something special while you're touring. There are lots of ways that you can show her how much she means while still enjoying a fun family vacation.

Sail Away at Walt Disney World - The Top 10 Boat Rides

Sometimes, in the midst of the hustle and bustle at Walt Disney World you just want to sit down, relax and take a boat ride, right? And that's why we're compiling a list of the top 10 boat rides at Walt Disney World. Put on your life vest and keep your hands and arms inside the boat at all times. Here we go!

The Magic Carpets of Aladdin

Adventureland in Walt Disney World's Magic Kingdom, has always been a lush environment of tropical bliss with tall palm trees, exotic flowers, and the beat of native drums pounding in the distance. It's an exciting environment that not only takes the guest back in time but the landscape and attractions transport them to a different place.

The Original Space Mountain

This space-themed roller coaster, and fan favorite, can be found in all five of Disney's Magic Kingdom-style Parks. All five versions of the attraction have different queues and tracks, but all of them share that famous domed exterior, a space age exterior facade reaching into the sky. After seeing the popularity of the Matterhorn in Disneyland, Walt Disney was convinced that thrill rides had a place in his park and had plans drawn plans drawn up for the Space Mountain attraction.

Adventure on the Jungle Cruise

Over the years I have enjoyed many attractions and several have been my "favorite", but if there's one that always keeps me coming back for more, it's a relaxing cruise down the major rivers of Asia, Africa and South America. Just climb aboard one of the 15 ride vehicles like the Amazon Annie and you'll embark on one of Disney's most classic journeys. The magic of the Jungle Cruise.

Walt Disney World Guest Assistance Cards

**UPDATE**

The Guest Assistance Card Program in this article is being replaced on October 9th, 2013. Please visit our page about the new Disability Access Service Card for the most current information.

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