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International Dragon Boat Festival Taking Place Today at Downtown Disney

It's billed as one of the fastest-growing water sports around, and those heading to Downtown Disney today can see what it's all about. We're talking, of course, about dragon boat racing and the upcoming Orlando International Dragon Boat Festival that will take place today at DD.

Dragon boats take their design inspiration from ancient China. The long boats feature a dragon head and tail plus twenty rowers, a drummer and a steerperson. The goal is for everyone in the boat to work together and in unison to swiftly propel the craft through the water.

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Touring Tips for Disney's Animal Kingdom

We've updated our previous tips for Disney's Animal Kingdom bringing you more expert advice on this Park than ever. By far is one of the most unique theme parks that Disney offers, Disney's Animal Kingdom themed entirely around animal conservation, it showcases the love and dedication that Walt Disney himself had to conservation of our natural world.

Catch A Wave At Disney's Typhoon Lagoon Surf School

Though the beautiful shores of Bay Lake and the Seven Seas Lagoon make an inviting location for spending the afternoon on a boat, there's no swimming in the natural waterways of the Walt Disney World Resort. And though Walt Disney had dreamed of having a wave machine send ocean-like surf onto the shores of the Polynesian, the erosion proved to be too much for the man made waterway to handle.

An Old Fantasyland Classic - La Fontaine de Cendrillon

Tucked away back behind the castle, just around the corner from Castle Couture in Fantastyland is a charming little detail that is one of my Disney favorites known as La Fontaine de Cendrillon - or - Cinderella's Fountain. It's a delightful water feature that's both art and functional drinking fountain for guests.

5 Reasons We Love Disney’s Wilderness Lodge & Villas

The Resorts of Walt Disney World offer guests the opportunity to never leave the magic during their vacations, and with so many beautiful options to chose from there's sure to be a theme to fit everyone. If you're the rugged outdoorsy type who longs to spend their days exploring the wide open spaces of the Pacific Northwest then Disney's Wilderness Lodge & Villas may be just the place for you.

Staying Hydrated in the Florida Sun

As the temperatures climb along with the Florida sun in the summer it's more important than ever to some extra precautions while touring the Disney Parks. Heat, humidity and a lot of walking can leave travelers feeling exhausted and under the weather. Making an effort to stay well hydrated will keep you cool, energized, and touring like a pro.

Voyage With The Pirates of the Caribbean in Adventureland

The original Pirates of the Caribbean at Disneyland was the last attraction that Walt Disney oversaw the construction of, opening just three months after his death in 1967. The attraction earned raves from guests and by popular demand a version of the attraction debuted at Walt Disney World in Orlando Florida on December 15, 1973.

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.

Walt Disney World Resort Comparisons: Pools

When choosing a Resort to stay at on a Walt Disney World Vacation, there are a wide variety of options that travelers can use to compare. Disney offers four different resort categories, each offering both subtle and significant differences. In this series we'll look at a few of the popular amenities that help guests make the decision of which hotel will be best for them.

Senses: A Disney Spa at Grand Floridian Resort and Spa

Sitting on the shore of the Seven Seas Lagoon at the majestic Grand Floridian Resort, the newly-remodeled spa, owned and operated by Disney, brings a touch of Victorian elegance together with modern touches, and a little Disney whimsy to take your senses on a journey of delight.