News for
Walt Disney World Area Accommodations




Celebrating a Birthday at DisneyCelebrating a Birthday at Disney
August 20, 2015
We are a family that loves all things Disney, so much so that 10 years ago we became Disney Vacation Club members and so our wonderful journey began! Just this past year, I decided to put a different spin on our Disney vacations by incorporating a birthday celebration for a different family member in each vacation. With eight immediate family members ranging in age from 2 to 56, the excitement of giving each one an unforgettable celebration designed especially for them began to swirl in my mind!

 

Lots of NEW Rehab Updates  Lots of NEW Rehab Updates
August 04, 2015
Lots of minor and major rehab closures announced.

 

Saratoga Springs Deluxe Studio PhotosSaratoga Springs Deluxe Studio Photos
July 30, 2015
Saratoga Springs Deluxe Studios photos updated!

 

Video Gallery for Disney's Saratoga Springs Video Gallery for Disney's Saratoga Springs
July 30, 2015
Updating our video gallery of the Disney Vacation Club's Saratoga Springs

 

VIDEO: Pirate-Themed Room at Caribbean Beach ResortVIDEO: Pirate-Themed Room at Caribbean Beach Resort
July 02, 2015
Take a video tour of the pirate-themed rooms found at Disney's Caribbean Beach Resort.

 

Fishing Around the WorldFishing Around the World
June 30, 2015
Guest Blogger Gary Cruise writes about his experiences with the catch-and-release fishing programs around Walt Disney World.

 

Trader Sam's Grog Grotto Mini ReviewTrader Sam's Grog Grotto Mini Review
June 09, 2015
Deb visits Trader Sam's Grog Grotto at Disney's Polynesian Village resort and shares her mini-review!

 

PHOTOS: Lion King Family Suite at Art of AnimationPHOTOS: Lion King Family Suite at Art of Animation
June 04, 2015
Photo gallery from a Lion King Family Suite, which sleeps 6, at the Art of Animation Resort.

 

Where to Stay? On or Off Disney PropertyWhere to Stay? On or Off Disney Property
May 24, 2015
One important decision you will make as you plan your trip to Walt Disney World, is whether to stay on-site at a Disney resort or off-site at one of the many hotels in the surrounding area. The purpose of this page is to offer some suggestions as to what criteria might be considered when making such a decision and to summarize the main advantages and disadvantages of each choice.

 

Caribbean Beach Pirate Room Photo GalleryCaribbean Beach Pirate Room Photo Gallery
May 24, 2015
Just updated our Pirate Room photos at Caribbean Beach. These rooms are really well done and should have everyone going "ARGH".

 

Chef Mickey's Open for Brunch as of May 31!Chef Mickey's Open for Brunch as of May 31!
May 16, 2015
Chef Mickey's at the Contemporary Resort will be open for brunch starting May 31; reservations open May 22. The brunch menu will include breakfast favorites like Mickey waffles, as well as soup and salads, and hot dishes such as barbecued ribs, seafood etouffee and baked salmon. The ice cream bar and Contemporary bakery sweets also will be part of the buffet. Just as at the restaurant's breakfast and dinner, Chef Mickey and his pals will make a stop at each table. Hours for brunch are 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. (Breakfast is 7-11:30 a.m. and dinner 5-9:30 p.m.) Meals are one table-service entitlement on the Disney Dining Plan. For reservations, visit www.disneyworld.com/dine or call 407-WDW-DINE.

 

Las Ventanas Mini Review - Coronado Springs ResortLas Ventanas Mini Review - Coronado Springs Resort
April 27, 2015
Recently I was at Disney's Coronado Springs Resort updating menus when I started to get really hungry. I looked at my watch, it was 9:30 a.m. Where should I have breakfast? There were three options: Cafe Rix; Pepper Market; or Las Ventanas

 

History: The Fort Wilderness RailroadHistory: The Fort Wilderness Railroad
April 27, 2015
The Fort Wilderness Resort and Campground was the only Disney resort that ever had its own attraction: The Fort Wilderness Railroad. It lasted roughly six years and one month, and images of it in operation appeared on magazines, guides and posters.

 

Refurbishments and ClosingsRefurbishments and Closings
April 27, 2015
What attractions will be closed during your visit to Walt Disney World? Check our refurbishment/closings listing below. Welcome to our revamped Refurbishments/Closings page! This list shows which attractions and other Walt Disney World resort areas are closed for refurbishment (or for some other reason). The list is organized by theme park and resorts, in order of the start date of the refurbishment projects. You can also customize the page to see those closings that most interest you.

 

Shula's Steakhouse Food Photos!Shula's Steakhouse Food Photos!
April 25, 2015
Lots of food photos from a recent visit to Shula's Steakhouse in the Dolphin

 

Polynesian DVC Deluxe Studio Villa - Photos/VideosPolynesian DVC Deluxe Studio Villa - Photos/Videos
April 22, 2015
Photo and video tour of the new Polynesian Village Resort Deluxe Studio.

 

Bora Bora Bungalow DVC Polynesian Village Resort Photos/VideoBora Bora Bungalow DVC Polynesian Village Resort Photos/Video
April 22, 2015
Photo and video tour of the new Polynesian Village Resort Bungalows

 

Old Key West Resort Video GalleryOld Key West Resort Video Gallery
April 14, 2015
Updated to our Old Key West resort videos include studio and Sand Castle recreation area.

 

Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Classic TicketsWalt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Classic Tickets
April 13, 2015
Overnight packages and event-only tickets are now on sale for the sixth-annual Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Food and Wine Classic, Friday, October 30, and Saturday, October 31, at www.SwanDolphinFoodandWineClassic.com and 1-888-828-8850. A Swan and Dolphin Food and Wine Classic causeway ticket offers guests unlimited tastings at more than 40 stations featuring culinary selections from the hotel's award-winning restaurants and wine from more than 30 wineries amidst a festive backdrop of live entertainment on the hotel's scenic causeway. Upgraded ticket options allow guests to enjoy access to a beer garden featuring a wide selection of craft beers and Oktoberfest-inspired cuisine. The event also includes hands-on experiences with the hotel's chefs and certified beverage experts in a variety of food and beverage seminars.

 

Easter Entertainment and Dining at WDW Easter Entertainment and Dining at WDW
April 03, 2015
Easter related activities and dining options at Walt Disney World Easter Weekend.