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Copper Creek Villas and Cabins - UpdateCopper Creek Villas and Cabins - Update
April 22, 2017
Recently I had the opportunity to take a hard hat tour (no photos were allowed) of Disney Vacation Club's newest property, Copper Creek Villas and Cabins at Disney's Wilderness Lodge. Copper Creek is part of the overall Wilderness Lodge property, which, once open, will house guest rooms at the Wilderness Lodge (south side) Boulder Ridge and the Copper Creek cabins.

 

Bon Voyage Adventure Breakfast - REVIEWBon Voyage Adventure Breakfast - REVIEW
April 22, 2017
On April 2, 2017, the Boardwalk's Trattoria al forno converted its breakfast offering to a character meal called the Bon Voyage Adventure Breakfast. Rapunzel and Flynn Rider from Tangled and Ariel and Prince Eric from The Little Mermaid are the showcased characters. Linda and I have always enjoyed breakfast at Trattoria so we thought we'd give it a try.

 

Florida Fire Restrictions Affecting Resort CampfiresFlorida Fire Restrictions Affecting Resort Campfires
April 19, 2017
Due to dry conditions throughout Central Florida, fire restrictions are currently in force. As a result, Disney Resort hotels will not hold their scheduled campfires. Additionally, charcoal grills may not be used at this time. Propane grills, however, are still permitted.

 

Disney World Holding Online Spring Hiring EventDisney World Holding Online Spring Hiring Event
April 12, 2017
Walt Disney World Resort is looking to hire for more than 1,000 positions during its Online Spring Hiring Event. A variety of full-time and part-time positions are available at all four Walt Disney World theme parks, two water parks, the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex, Disney Springs and more than 20 Resort Hotels. Candidates are encouraged to apply online for a wide range of roles, such as quick service food and beverage, lifeguards, parking attendants, culinary, bus drivers and much more. For more information about the current openings at Walt Disney World Resort, including full role descriptions or to apply online, visit www.WaltDisneyWorld.jobs.

 

Easter Services Scheduled at Contemporary ResortEaster Services Scheduled at Contemporary Resort
April 12, 2017
EASTER, APRIL 16: Easter services will be held in the Fantasia Ballroom of Disney's Contemporary Resort. The service schedule is: -- Catholic Mass: 8 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. -- Protestant Service: 9:15 a.m. Note that the Contemporary Resort parking lot operates under parking restrictions, which means that unless you are staying there or have a dining reservation, you will need to use Disney transportation. Resort guests around the monorail beam are encouraged to take the monorail or watercraft system to Disney's Contemporary Resort. All other guests should go to the Magic Kingdom and then transfer to a shuttle bus to Disney's Contemporary Resort, which will be available starting at 7 a.m.

 

Walt Disney World Swan Room PhotosWalt Disney World Swan Room Photos
April 11, 2017
Photographs of the Swan rooms from a recent trip.

 

How and Where to Shop at Walt Disney WorldHow and Where to Shop at Walt Disney World
March 31, 2017
AllEars Feature writer Autumn Hilden shares her shopping "to dos". Shopping at Disney World can be one of the greatest or one of the most frustrating parts about your Disney vacation. It's a great way to bring home some of the magic of your trip, but oftentimes the merchandise just isn't what you're looking for: it's always the same from trip to trip and store to store, it isn't unique in the spectrum of possibilities, it's not your style, or it just doesn't call to you. So how do you get your hands on that "it" piece you're always looking for at Disney World but never finding? Hint: it's not by going to Disney Springs.

 

Swan and Dolphin Food and Wine Classic Returning for 8th YearSwan and Dolphin Food and Wine Classic Returning for 8th Year
March 29, 2017
The Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Food and Wine Classic will return for its eighth year Friday, October 27, and Saturday, October 28, with new dishes debuting alongside returning festival favorites. Fans can now visit www.SwanDolphinFoodandWineClassic.com to view the 2017 food menu as well as book overnight packages and purchase tickets. Highlights of the 2017 menu feature items from the hotel's restaurants, including The Fountain, Todd English's bluezoo, Il Mulino Trattoria, Shula's Steakhouse, Kimonos and Garden Grove. Also returning this year is the day-after Sunday Bubbles Brunch with J Vineyards and Winery at Il Mulino New York Trattoria on October 29. From 10 a.m. until 2 p.m., this lavish brunch will feature traditional and not-so-traditional items prepared by our award-winning Chefs. Guests can reserve brunch online or by calling 888-828-8850.

 

VIDEO: 1-Bedroom Villa at Animal Kingdom Lodge Jambo HouseVIDEO: 1-Bedroom Villa at Animal Kingdom Lodge Jambo House
March 21, 2017
Animal Kingdom Lodge recreates the feel of a South African wildlife reserve lodge. Rooms follow the Kraal African village design, a semicircle concept, offering a view of close to 100 grazing animals and 130 birds on the property and in the private savannas.

 

Citricos to Host Special Dining EventsCitricos to Host Special Dining Events
March 17, 2017
Citricos at the Grand Floridian Resort and Spa is hosting two upcoming special dining events: -- April 28 at 6 p.m.: Domaine Bousquet Wine Dinner at the Citricos Chef's Domain. Anna Bousquet, CEO and Co-Founder of Domaine Bousquet, one of the top Organic Wineries in the world, will showcase some of her favorite wines, as Chef Dom and his team present a menu to enhance them. There is limited availability for this event. The cost is $250 plus tax/gratuity per guest, paid on the evening of the event. -- May 6 at noon: Brunch with a Twist. A 5-star, 5-course meal prepared by award-winning chefs: Executive Chef Scott Hunnel, Chef Dominique Filoni, Chef Noah Estabrook, Chef Nick Mussara, Chef Lawrence Searl, and Executive Pastry Chef Erich Herbitschek representing Victoria and Albert's, Citricos, Narcoossee's, the Grand Floridian Cafe, and the Grand Floridian Bakery. Each course will be paired with complementary wines for the ultimate brunch experience. Attendees will learn new cooking techniques and have the opportunity to ask questions while watching the chefs whip up their individual specialties. There is limited availability for this pre-paid event. Cost is $169 plus tax per guest. Gratuity and complimentary valet parking are included. To book either of these events, call Sandra at the Grand Floridian at 407-824-2450.

 

Copper Creek Sale and Opening Dates ReleasedCopper Creek Sale and Opening Dates Released
March 08, 2017
Copper Creek Villas and Cabins at Disney's Wilderness Lodge, the newest Disney Vacation Club resort, has a scheduled opening date of July 17. Current Disney Vacation Club Members will have the first chance to purchase real estate interests beginning on March 8, with general sales following on April 5.

 

Bon Voyage Character Breakfast at Trattoria al Forno Starting April 2!Bon Voyage Character Breakfast at Trattoria al Forno Starting April 2!
February 23, 2017
Trattoria al Forno at Disney's BoardWalk will launch a character breakfast this spring. The new Bon Voyage Breakfast will begin on April 2, and will give guests the opportunity to meet a variety of characters, including Rapunzel, Flynn Rider, Ariel and Prince Eric. This character dining experience, offered at breakfast only, will cost $34 for adults, $20 for children. Reservations are now open. To book, visit DisneyWorld.com/dining or call 407-WDW-DINE.

 

"Celebration at the Top" Coming to California Grill"Celebration at the Top" Coming to California Grill
February 21, 2017
Celebration at the Top is a new dining event coming to California Grill at Disney's Contemporary Resort on Sunday evenings from February 26 to March 26. The event begins with check-in at the restaurant an hour before the evening's Magic Kingdom fireworks. Guests will enjoy canapes, sushi, flatbreads and other small plates, along with craft beers, California wines, cordials and coffee in the restaurant's private banquet rooms. Just before the fireworks begin, guests will be led to a private observation deck. Afterward, guests return to the private room for dessert, including chocolate confections and fruit tarts. Reservations for Celebration at the Top are now open by calling 407-WDW-DINE/407-939-3463. Cost is $99 per person, plus tax and gratuity. Complimentary valet parking is included.

 

Walt Disney World Swan Resort Fact SheetWalt Disney World Swan Resort Fact Sheet
February 21, 2017
A refreshed Fact Sheet for the Walt Disney World Swan resort is now online.

 

Brand New Saratoga Springs Photo GalleryBrand New Saratoga Springs Photo Gallery
February 21, 2017
Over 300 new photos have replaced our previous Saratoga Springs photo gallery!

 

Big Changes Coming to Coronado Springs and Caribbean Beach ResortBig Changes Coming to Coronado Springs and Caribbean Beach Resort
February 16, 2017
Walt Disney World announced today, expansions at both Coronado Springs and Caribbean resort.

 

Victoria and Albert's Receives 17th Consecutive AAA Five Diamond RatingVictoria and Albert's Receives 17th Consecutive AAA Five Diamond Rating
February 09, 2017
Victoria and Albert's at Disney's Grand Floridian Hotel and Spa has received the prestigious AAA Five Diamond rating for the 17th consecutive year, a feather in the cap of the restaurant's Executive Chef Scott Hunnel, Chef de Cuisine Aimee Rivera, Master Pastry Chef Erich Herbitschek, Maitre d'Hotel Israel Perez and their team. There are just 47 AAA Five Diamond restaurants in the United States, with only three in Florida. To book reservations at any of the restaurant's three dining experiences (the main dining room, the Queen Victoria's Room or the Chef's Table in the kitchen), call 407-WDW-DVNA (939-3862). Visit Victoria-Alberts.com for more information.

 

Swan and Dolphin Offer Deal for New EnglandersSwan and Dolphin Offer Deal for New Englanders
February 08, 2017
New England fans can celebrate the New England Patriots' successful football season with a free night and room upgrade at the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort. New England residents will receive a free night and complimentary automatic room upgrade when booking two nights at the standard price before February 28, 2017, for stays through January 31, 2018. For additional information, or to make reservations, call 1-800-227-1500 and mention your home state. Valid New England states include Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Vermont, Rhode Island, and Connecticut. Details of the offer are also available online at www.swandolphin.com/offers/biggame.html.

 

Newly Renovated Beach Club 2 Bedroom Villa PHOTOSNewly Renovated Beach Club 2 Bedroom Villa PHOTOS
February 08, 2017
Brand new photos of the renovated Beach Club Villas, two bedroom; thanks to Mike Bankhead.

 

Animal Kingdom Lodge Jambo Studio Villa PHOTOSAnimal Kingdom Lodge Jambo Studio Villa PHOTOS
February 08, 2017
We've updated our Disney Vacation Club Jambo House photos of the Studio Villa