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Indiana Jones themed bar coming to Walt Disney World, but the natives are restless

It came out of nowhere, like a perfectly planned booby trap inside a dangerous ancient temple. Walt Disney World announced the opening of an Indiana Jones themed bar coming to Disney Springs (aka Downtown Disney). Immediately I was jubilant, especially when I read that there would be themed special effects reminiscent of my beloved Adventurers… Continue reading Indiana Jones themed bar coming to Walt Disney World, but the natives are restless

Orlando

Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge Kilimanjaro Club – is it worth it?

No other Walt Disney World resorts offers the level of cultural immersion and exotic experiences that can be discovered at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge. It is my favorite Walt Disney World Resort; my heart practically sings the minute I set foot in the awe-inspiring lobby. As a Disney Vacation Club Member, Animal Kingdom Lodge is one… Continue reading Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge Kilimanjaro Club – is it worth it?

Orlando

What’s the big deal with the Sorcerer’s Hat at Disney’s Hollywood Studios?

Disney fans rejoice as a long awaited day approaches. In just a few days, January 7th to be exact, the misfit "icon" of Disney's Hollywood Studios will start to be removed. Not all Disney fans are excited, some are apathetic, but the ones (like me) that are excited are actually really, really excited. So what's… Continue reading What’s the big deal with the Sorcerer’s Hat at Disney’s Hollywood Studios?

Florida Life

No place I’d rather be: to my mother’s father

There's no place I'd rather live than Orlando. Yesterday was yet another day that solidified this sentiment. I spent the day at Universal Orlando, at the Wizarding World of Harry Potter, with a friend who is the bigger "Potterhead" I know. It was magic! In the middle of the day I headed to the other… Continue reading No place I’d rather be: to my mother’s father

Orlando

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

Orlando

The food and drink you’ve got to try at the 2014 Epcot Flower and Garden Festival

The big news for this year’s Flower & Garden Festival at Epcot is the return of the delightful food and beverage booths, which are now called “outdoor kitchens.” Get ready to welcome spring with a beautiful floral feast for the eyes and a flavorful feast for your taste buds! I headed out to the opening… Continue reading The food and drink you’ve got to try at the 2014 Epcot Flower and Garden Festival

Orlando

Food truck Tuesday at Disney’s Saratoga Springs Resort

A few months back Downtown Disney became the home to four Disney themed food trucks. The trucks have not created much excitement among Disney geekdom, but it seems that the folks at Disney are getting a little smarter. Now the Disney food trucks are actually going mobile. Today and next Tuesday - March 25, 2014,… Continue reading Food truck Tuesday at Disney’s Saratoga Springs Resort

Orlando

The Pros and Cons of the Monorail Pub Crawl

Perhaps you've heard of the Monorail Pub Crawl, or perhaps the title of this post made you think, "ooooh that sounds fun!" Indeed to hop aboard a monorail, stopping at each resort's lounge for an adult beverage is a fun endeavor, but there are some downsides of which to take note. The Pros Convenient and… Continue reading The Pros and Cons of the Monorail Pub Crawl

Orlando

UCF Knights march into Magic Kingdom: Complete coverage & priceless parade viewing tips

What phrase do you immediately hear after the Super Bowl has just completed? Why, “I’m going to Disney World” of course! On special occasions, a triumphant athlete, sports team, or celebrity is often invited to parade through Walt Disney World’s Magic Kingdom. This past weekend it was finally time for Orlando’s hometown heroes, the University… Continue reading UCF Knights march into Magic Kingdom: Complete coverage & priceless parade viewing tips