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4 Parks 1 Day: Challenge Accepted

The plan for the day was to visit Animal Kingdom and then park hop to Disney’s Hollywood Studios to see the new Star Wars fireworks show; however, after five hours of visiting many of our favorite Animal Kingdom attractions, we decided it would be fun to visit Magic Kingdom for a while. So we headed to the bus stop, only to watch the Magic Kingdom bus pull away as we walked.

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Summer | Travel | Disney | How To Beat The Crowds At Walt Disney World

Summer is a wonderful time of year to visit Walt Disney World; however, it can also be one of the most crowded times to visit. By learning when to visit popular attractions, how to make the most of your FastPass+ selections, and which apps to utilize, you’ll become a pro at navigating the summer crowds of the Disney parks!

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Disney | Refurbishment | Walt Disney World Refurbishment Schedule Update For May 2016

It’s almost summer – the most popular time of year to visit Walt Disney World! If like me, you will be headed to see Mickey soon, you’ll want to know ahead of time which attractions may be closed during your visit. Below is the May 2016 update for Walt Disney World refurbishments. As always, the Refurbishment Schedule is subject to change, so be sure to confirm any information prior to your vacation.

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The Best Shoes To Wear At Walt Disney World

A single pair of shoes is capable of changing a girl’s life, or at least that’s what Cinderella would tell you. The same could also be said of a pair of shoes and your Disney vacation. With over 47 square miles to cover at Walt Disney World, you can bet there will be a lot of walking! Chose the wrong shoe and your feet will start to feel every single step after your first day in the parks. Choosing the right pair of shoes for your vacation is essential to ensuring you will have a magical time at Walt Disney World.

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Walt Disney World Refurbishment Schedule Update For April 2016

UPDATE: Looking for the most recent refurbishment schedule? Find the current Walt Disney World refurbishment schedule here. By now, I’m sure you’ve heard of the many new experiences coming to Walt Disney World. Soon we will be able to fly with the banshees in the world of Pandora, pilot Han Solo’s Millennium Falcon, and join the […]

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Doom Buggies of The Haunted Mansion

Even from the very first sketches of plans for Disneyland, Walt Disney always wanted to include a haunted house attraction in his park. Unlike haunted houses at other amusement parks, Walt’s haunted house would have a lighter, friendlier, comedic feel to the attraction. He originally planned to make his haunted house a walk-through attraction. Guests would stroll through at their own pace, taking in the sights and sounds of Walt’s haunted house. After further research, this walk-through attraction posed a few problems; How would the imagineers ensure a high enough capacity to allow each guest a chance to experience the attraction? How you the direct the guests’ attention to certain the elements of the attraction?

Doom Buggies

In their search for an efficient way to guide guests through Disneyland’s Haunted Mansion attraction, the imagineers turned to a ride system which had previously proven itself on Adventure Through Space – the omnimover. This type of attraction vehicle consisted of a continuous chain of ride vehicles which would move throughout the attraction as one unit. The individual vehicles would be able to turn in any direction.  The Haunted Mansion’s onmimover vehicles, affectionately called Doom Buggies, are the perfect ride vehicle for directing guests’ attention throughout the attraction and enhancing the eeriness of the Haunted Mansion.

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Walt Disney World Refurbishment Schedule - March 2016

Walt once said Disneyland will never be complete, as long as there is imagination left in the world. The same could be said of his Florida project, Walt Disney World. The imagineers are constantly working to keep the parks and resorts up-to-date while also bringing new magic to the vacation kingdom. In order for the imagineers to make sure Walt’s dream keeps growing and changing, sometimes our favorite attractions must be closed for a short time. We’ve got the updated Walt Disney World Refurbishment Schedule so you won’t be surprised by any attractions closed during your next vacation. As always, the Refurbishment Schedule is subject to change, so be sure to  confirm any information prior to your vacation.

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    • The Walt Disney World Resort Monorail System is undergoing refurbishment through April 2016 and may be on modified service and/or routes. If you plan to use monorail transportation during your visit, be sure to check the best option available on your day of travel, as other transportation options will be available.
    • The Mad Tea Party will be closed for a short refurbishment February 22 – 26, 2016.
    • The Jungle Cruise will be closed for a brief refurbishment March 1 – 3, 2016.
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Walt Disney World Refurbishment Schedule - February 2016

It’s hard to believe it’s already time for another refurbishment schedule update. January went by fast! If you’re counting down the days to your Disney vacation, that means you’re that much closer to seeing Mickey and friends in person! Let’s take a look at the current refurbishment schedule to see which attractions may be closed during your visit to the vacation kingdom. As always, the Refurbishment and Closure schedule is subject to change and you should confirm any information prior to visiting.

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Walt Disney World Refurbishment Schedule Update For January 2016

This new year will bring lots of changes to Walt Disney World. Unfortunately, this means some of our favorite attractions must close for a time to may way for even more magic. If you’ll be traveling to the vacation kingdom soon, you’ll want to be aware of any refurbishments prior to your arrival. Here is the current refurbishment schedule for Walt Disney World as of January 2016. The Refurbishment and Closure schedule is subject to change and you should confirm any information prior to visiting.

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Welcome to this month’s Blogorail Blue Loop. Today we are sharing some tips to help you plan your Disney vacation. My family searched the entire Magic Kingdom for him with no luck. We even recruited a cast member to help. Donald Duck just had to be there somewhere, and I was determined to meet him. […]

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