Guest Review: Bon Voyage Breakfast At Trattoria al Forno

Guest Review: Bon Voyage Breakfast At Trattoria al Forno

Start off the best day ever with breakfast with Princesses.

Stop By The Ganachery At Disney Springs For Sweet Souvenirs

Stop By The Ganachery At Disney Springs For Sweet Souvenirs

2019 Garden Rocks Concert Series Expands All Festival Long

2019 Garden Rocks Concert Series Expands All Festival Long

Music rocks the the garden this spring.

Gingerbread Around Walt Disney World

Gingerbread Around Walt Disney World

Show stopping sweets to oogle and eat.

Serka Zong Mani Shrine & Wall At Disney’s Animal Kingdom

Serka Zong Mani Shrine & Wall At Disney’s Animal Kingdom

Offerings to the spirit of a place evoke exotic themes.

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"The Village Beatniks" Leave Animal Kingdom

After twelve years of entertaining guests at the Animal Kingdom, the "Village Beatniks" have left Walt Disney World. The five-person percussion ensemble, which performed vivid African music at the "Discovery Island" section of the park, performed their last show on September 25, 2010.

The "Beatniks" have delighted thousands of park-goers over the years " and had a knack for encouraging guests to play along and engage in the full experience. Part musicians, part storytellers, the "Beatniks" told many mythical stories of Disney's Animal Kingdom.

Disneymooning 101 Part 1: Planning your trip and picking your resort

So you've decided to honeymoon at Walt Disney World! Or, maybe you're celebrating a special anniversary. Either way, Walt Disney World is a wonderful destination for a romantic vacation for you and your spouse.

Plan Now For 2011's Flower and Garden Festival

Want to say good-bye to winter and hello to spring with a Disney flair? Then mark your calendars now for the 18th annual "Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival."

The Festival is set to take place in Epcot March 2, 2011 through May 15, 2011.

Guests to the festival can expect some 300 million blooms throughout 300 acres of Epcot. Celebrity speakers and the Flower Power concert series are just a few of the things planned to usher in spring at Disney.

Disney Pixar Withdraws From Animation Awards

This year saw a major change for Disney Pixar as they intentionally withdrew from the Hollywood chapter of the International Animated Film Society. The Society hands out annual awards, more commonly known as Annie Awards, for achievements in animation.

Disney Water Park Rentals Prove Popular

If you're planing to stay and play the whole day at either Disney water park, Blizzard Beach or Typhoon Lagoon, then consider heading right for their available rentals.

"Beachcomber Shacks" and "Polar Patios" are available for rent in the water parks and prove to be very popular, often filling up within an hour after the park opens.

Up to six guets can enjoy each shack or patio for the day. Rentals also include towels, Adirondack-style seating, a locker, beverages, and overhead shade and shelter. A personal attendant who can take and deliver orders from a menu is also included.

New Radiator Springs Ride to Debut in 2012

Fans wanting something new in Disney's California Adventure will have their wish. A new ride called Radiator Springs is set to make its premiere in 2012 in the park's Car Land.

Resembling Epcot's renowned Fast Track ride a bit, guests situated in vehicles will be able to take a four minute ride through a Cars-inspired landscape side-by-side with another car. The conclusion of each ride will randomly choose a "winner."

Earlier this year, the LA Times released a complete start-to-finish preview of the ride. If you'd like a bit more detail, read on; beware, spoilers ahead!

Fodors Bestows Travel Awards on Disney Resorts

2010 has proved to be a good year for Disney and four of its resorts who received a "Fodors Gold Choice Award."

For families wanting the "quintessential Disney-with-your-kids" experience, Fodors feels the All-Stars Resorts are a good bet. The All-Star Movies, All-Star Music and All-Star Sports were each recognized and given the title of "Best Hotel for Kids and Families" by Fodors Travel.

Franck's Bridal Studio at Disney Goes High Tech

If you've ever dreamed of a magical Disney wedding, but were concerned about putting together a wedding from a long distance, then read on. Recently, Franck's Bridal Studio at WDW underwent a high tech makeover with much of the focus on helping brides and grooms better prepare for their big day from virtually anywhere.

Eat Free at Disney in 2011

What's better than visiting Walt Disney World? Getting your meals for free while you're there, too! For certain dates up to September 2011, guests booking a stay at Disney can receive a Dining Plan for free.

If interested, you'll need to book by December 10, 2010, and your stay must fall within one of these time frames:

January 1 -5, 9-13

January 21- February 3

February 11-17

February 25 - March 3

May 27 - June 2

August 19 - September 29

Book a Disney Stay, Get a Gift Card

Planning and going to Disney World is fun; getting a gift card for booking your vacation is like icing on the cake. If you're planning a Disney trip for the fall of 2010 or early 2011, you could be eligible for a Disney gift card.

If you book a five night, five day vacation through the Walt Disney Travel Company during certain dates, then you can be set to receive a Disney gift card. If you book a stay at a Value resort, you can get a $200 gift card. A Moderate resort stay will get you a $300 gift card and a Deluxe or Deluxe Villa resort stay will nab you a $500 gift card.