As part of the Epcot International Food and Wine Festival (running Sept. 27-Nov. 11 this year), the Eat to the Beat concert series entertains Walt Disney World guests as they wine and dine on a wide array of fine cuisine available at marketplaces around World Showcase. New acts this year include Christopher Cross, the Spin Doctors, and the Go-Gos, while fan favorites Hanson, Smash Mouth, and Boyz II Men (pictured above) also return for the concert series. Continue reading for the full 2013 Eat to The Beat Concert Series Lineup.
May The Fourth Be With You, Always: Disney's Hollywood Studios Hosting Limited Time Magic in Honor of Star Wars Day.
While Star Wars Weekends don't start until May 17, guests at Walt Disney World will have a chance to celebrate the far, far away galaxy this weekend on Saturday, May 4th. With special entertainment and exclusive merchandise, this is one day that Star Wars fans should head to Hollywood Studios. Keep reading for details on this Limited Time Magic Event.
The Disney World All Nighter is back! After last year's success of the "One More Disney Day" on February 29th, Disney announced that Magic Kingdom in Orlando and both Disneyland and Disney California Adventure parks in Anaheim will open their gates this year for a full 24 hours on May 24th, 2013. This 24-hour theme park marathon kicks off Disney's Monstrous Summer event, and in celebration, Disney briefly transformed Spaceship Earth into Mike Wazowski. Keep reading to see that amazing video and to get all the details on this Monstrous All Nighter event.
April guests at Walt Disney World will now get a special treat: a coupon included in their dining receipts! Between now and April 23, Disney World guests who visit select fast service dining counters will be delighted to find a special coupon at the bottom of their receipt. The coupon is good for 20% off merchandise at various locations throughout the WDW Resort.
Although spring has just sprung, summer is just around the corner. That means now is the perfect time to plan your summer vacation to Walt Disney World. While planning a whole WDW vacation can be a daunting task, we've made this list of five helpful tips to make sure you don't break a sweat. From using a travel agent like Kingdom Magic Vacations to ways to stay hydrated without breaking the bank, these tips will help make sure that you get the most out of your summer vacation while saving some extra money.
Easter is this weekend, and what better way to celebrate at Disney World than with a good old-fashioned Egg Hunt. As part of Limited Time Magic, Epcot is holding the Vinylmation Egg-sperience Egg Hunt throughout the World Showcase. However, rather than looking for little plastic eggs with quarters and chocolates in them, guests will seek out giant Disney-themed eggs hidden throughout the various countries in the World Showcase. Read on for more details and an image gallery of the Epcot Vinylmation Egg-sperience Egg Hunt.
Much of the talk among Disney fans online in 2012 was about Disney's "NextGen" initiative to make the park-going experience more personal and interactive. While Disney tried a few small tests last year, nothing was officially announced until yesterday. Disney's new parkgoing experience, called MyMagic+, will change the way you plan your Disney World vacation, enter the parks, and even pay for your turkey legs.
So just what is MyMagic+? And what does it mean for your Walt Disney World plans? Read on to find out.
2013 means Disney Time: Disney giving away 31 Disney World or Disneyland vacations throughout January
Happy New Year! 2012 has come and gone, hopefully bringing many great memories to you and your family. Now that it’s 2013, Disney is trying to kickstart memories for the new year by giving away one Disney Parks vacation per day all throughout January. If your New Years Resolutions includes treating your family to a Walt Disney World or Disneyland vacation, just go to DisneyTimeSweeps.com for your chance to enter. You can enter once per day all throughout this month, so be sure try every day and keep your fingers crossed.
Firebreathing Dragon Flies Over New Fantasyland as Walt Disney World has a big day.
In celebration of New Fantasyland's grand opening today, a firebreathing dragon put on a spectacle in the sky over Beast's Castle last night. While the performance was one night only, you can still get a glimpse of the dragon in action by watching the video above.
December 6 is finally here, which is a HUGE day for Walt Disney World. There's the official grand opening of New Fantasyland, which has great attractions, great food, and some really wonderful theming. Then there's the reopening of the new and improved Test Track. Finally, the Legend of Captain Jack Sparrow, the walkthrough attraction in Disney's Hollywood Studios, is now also officially open. I'm hard at work on some more write ups, reviews, and video features on all of these, so expect those right here on Guide2WDW over the next few days. In the meantime, enjoy all the new rides and restaurants at Walt Disney World!
Happy Monday everyone! I hope everyone out there had a wonderful Thanksgiving with family and friends. I also hope that you've been able to take advantage of all those exciting Black Friday deals that were available over the weekend. While Black Friday and Brown Thursday (yes, apparently that's a thing now) have passed, you still have plenty of time to take advantage of deals starting today and going on throughout this whole week.
First off, our friends at All Star Vacation Homes are kicking off Cyber Monday Week today with deals good from today until Friday, November 30th. Their 2-for-1 specials for a private pool vacation home for 7 nights or more include a free rental car or money rebate, as well as a VIP Welcome Basket or $100 towards an in-home themed vacation party in your vacation home. Having stayed at All Star Vacation Homes many times in Orlando, I can tell you that it's like having a home away from home at Disney World. I cannot recommend them enough. Check out their website for the Cyber Monday deals at All Star Vacation Homes.