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Deal Alert: The more you stay, the more you save this Summer at Walt Disney World

Epcot - Disney World


Ah, summer vacation. School is out, the sun is shining, and fun and relaxation is the first thing on your agenda. If you're planning on visiting Walt Disney World, summer just got a little sweeter. For most nights between June 15 and August 28, 2014, guests can save up to 30% on a Walt Disney Resort hotel for stays up to 5 nights. Staying 6 or more nights? Well, you can save up to 35%, and the savings only increase if you add park tickets to your vacation package.


If you can't wait to jump on this deal, our friends at Kingdom Magic Vacations can help. They are Authorized Disney Vacation Planners, so they have a lot of experience planning Disney World vacations for their clients. Plus, their services as a travel agent come at no additional cost to you.


Treat Yourself to a Nightcap after IllumiNations at Epcot After Hours Wind Down

La Cava del Tequila - Epcot Dining


This is a situation I've found myself in a couple of times: After claiming the perfect spot for IllumiNations and enjoying Epcot's spectacular fireworks, I realize that I'm a bit peckish and could go for a bite to eat. However, as I search, I realize that the park is closed and so are Epcot's best dining options. This is when I go from peckish to full-out hangry. *Cue grainy black and white infomercial footage of me dejectedly eating a hot dog on the Boardwalk.*


There has to be a better way.



4 Eggscelent Easter Activites at Walt Disney World

Easter Bunny - WDW


With Easter just over a week away, Walt Disney World is giving guests many ways to celebrate the holiday. We've highlighted four of our favorite Easter events and activities, all of which are fun Disney twists on classic Easter traditions. So, where should you hop to get in the Easter spirit?


MyMagic+ Now Available for All Walt Disney World Guests

Magic Bands

When we visited Walt Disney World last Fall, we were able to take part of a widespread beta test of MyMagic+, Disney's vision of the next generation theme park experience. MyMagic+ allows guests to pre-book Fastpass+ reservations, pay for meals or souvenirs, add pictures to their Photopass, and more, all through a unified system. The beta test is officially over, and now MyMagic+ and Fastpass+ are available to all Disney World guests. Whether you are staying on property or off property, you are an annual passholder or a day guest, you'll be able to take advantage of MyMagic+.


With the official debut of MyMagic+, Disney announced some key improvements to the system that should make things a better experience for everyone.


3 Must-Try World Showcase Treats that Beat the Heat

Epcot - Macaroon Gelato Sandwich

Our calendars tell us that Spring has officially begun, but we could already tell from the rising temperatures in Orlando. While refreshing treats are essential during any day at Disney World, they're especially vital to survive the 1.2 mile walk around the World Showcase. Ice cream is healthy for you when it's hot out, right?


Anyway, here are our three favorite treats that we find necessary on a hot Epcot day.


Mark Hamill to make first appearance at Star Wars Weekends. Search your feelings- you know it to be true.

Mark Hamill appearing at Disney WorldThe Force is very strong with this update: Mark Hamill will be making an appearance at Star Wars Weekends for the first time. That's right, the man who played Luke Skywalker in Episodes IV, V, and VI (and who will alledgedly play him in J.J. Abrams' Episode VII) will be joining the Star Wars celebration at Hollywood Studios this June. Continue reading to find out how you can see Mark Hamill at Walt Disney World, plus the latest on Star Wars Weekends.


Deal Alert: Get a Free Night at All Star Vacation Homes in Orlando

All Star Vacation Homes

A great time to visit Walt Disney World just got better. If you are visiting Orlando any time from April 26 through May 23, you can get a free night from our friends at All Star Vacation Homes. We've stayed at All Star Vacation Homes for many of our Disney World vacations, and the experience has always been great. All the accomidations of a fully furnished home within driving distance of the parks. This is a great option for larger groups, or families who want a great place to relax after a day at the parks. Check out All Star Vacation Homes official website, or read on for more details.


Get your coffee ready: Disney World pulling another all-nighter this May.

Disney HashtagAre you ready to stay up way past your bedtime? For the third year in a row, the Magic Kingdom will keep its gates open for 24 hours straight. From 6 a.m. May 23 to 6 a.m. May 24, 2014, Magic Kingdom, Disneyland, and Disney California Adventure will invite guests to "rock their Disney side" at the parks. So, what makes this year's parkathon different than the last two all-nighters?


New "Sparkling" IllumiNations Dessert Party Debuts at Epcot

Illuminations Dessert PartyEpcot's nightly fireworks spectacular just got a little sweeter. Following in the footsteps of the popular Wishes Dessert Party at Magic Kingdom, the Illuminations Sparkling Dessert Party now gives Epcot guests the chance to indulge in delicious treats from around the world while watching the fireworks from an exclusive viewing area.


Avoid Lines at the Magic Kingdom with Small Children

Little Mermaid - Magic Kingdom

You're at Disney World and excitement is at an all time high! The first thing you want to do is go to the Magic Kingdom and ride all the rides, fill your tummy with ice cream bars, and have a chat with Mickey Mouse. However, as you ride the monorail around the lake, while squished between dozens of people you don't know, reality sets in... Magic Kingdom is the most popular park, and everybody else on this monorail has the same plan as you. You have to beat each of these people to every attraction or you'll spend the day in line explaining to your children that, "This is fun!"


Or, you can follow these few easy steps.