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Disney’s FastPass+ changes, where to go, how to get started, and which guests get what options

Many of my Florida Lifers know that Monday - Friday I am a hard working hotelier. This week was a BIG week for Orlando in the world of hotels. Universal's Cabana Bay Resort opened. Four Seasons Orlando started taking reservations. But the thing that impacts all hotels in Orlando the most is the big change… Continue reading Disney’s FastPass+ changes, where to go, how to get started, and which guests get what options

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Disney’s Hollywood Studios’ Newest Star: The Hollywood Brown Derby Lounge

What was once a dream of the Food & Beverage team at Disney's Hollywood Studios' Brown Derby Restaurant is now a reality. The rumors quickly turned to truth and this past weekend marked the opening of the Brown Derby Lounge. Husband and I could not wait to go and I am happy to share our… Continue reading Disney’s Hollywood Studios’ Newest Star: The Hollywood Brown Derby Lounge

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Drawn to Disney’s Animation Academy

There is a somewhat hidden gem inside Disney's Hollywood Studios.  In my list of must-dos in Disney's Hollywood Studios I have to put a visit to The Magic of Disney Animation towards the top, right under One Man's Dream. Once the home to an actual Disney Animation studio, The Magic of Disney Animation offers a trip… Continue reading Drawn to Disney’s Animation Academy

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Steppin’ Out for Dapper Day at Disney’s Hollywood Studios

It began to spread like wildfire.  Orlando Sentinel carried an article about it and shortly thereafter Disney fans, Orlando visitors, and Florida residents latched onto the idea.  Dapper Day practically went viral.  The moment I heard about it I knew I had to go.  I blogged about it, asked my bestest Disney pal if she… Continue reading Steppin’ Out for Dapper Day at Disney’s Hollywood Studios

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Flying Solo and Finding Wonderland

I have a confession to make.... Disney's Hollywood Studios is my least favorite Walt Disney World park.  I’m just not a “theme parks based on movies and TV shows” type gal.  However, the treat to experience a live musical presented by Encore is something I could not pass up.  This musical is not an attraction… Continue reading Flying Solo and Finding Wonderland

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Stop, Look, and Listen: a Disney walk

There are many times when I watch theme park visitors move from one attraction to the next, one theme park to the next, on and on and on.  It is heartbreaking to watch.  We spend so much time saving for and planning our vacations.  If you let it, it will speed right by. You must… Continue reading Stop, Look, and Listen: a Disney walk

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Rain Rain DON’T go away: a walk in Disney World

There are many times when I am thankful that I work in the tourism industry.  One of the many benefits of living in Orlando is the ability to enjoy the magical surroundings everyday.  I make it a point to go for a brisk walk after work a few times a week.  Yesterday, I packed my… Continue reading Rain Rain DON’T go away: a walk in Disney World