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Disney’s Candlelight Processional 2015 at Epcot

candlelight-processional-00-fullWalt Disney World’s Candlelight Processional at Epcot is a breathtaking retelling of the Christmas story in words and music complete with a 50 piece orchestra, a full choir and celebrity guest narrators.

Each night, a celebrity narrator tells the biblical tale of a savior born to a virgin in Bethlehem. Gorgeous choral pieces performed by a 50 piece orchestra and various choirs are interwoven with the narration, inspiring the audience with songs of hope and joy. The choir is entirely made up of members of Disney’s Voices of Liberty (red & black attire), the Cast Member choir (green robes), and visiting high school and guest choirs (gold robes). Continue reading Disney’s Candlelight Processional 2015 at Epcot

EPCOT’s Food & Wine Festival-20 Years With New Fun!

F&W Fest 1Can you believe that EPCOT has been hosting the International Food & Wine Festival for 20 years??  And while every year this event is special, this year Disney is pulling out all the stops to celebrate.  From September 25 – November 16, EPCOT guests can enjoy all the new booths, dishes, and events, as well as take in some favorites from past events.

So what’s new for the 20th Anniversary?  Here’s a quick overview of what has been announced so far: Continue reading EPCOT’s Food & Wine Festival-20 Years With New Fun!

Are You A Disney Expert?

Disney vacation, Disney travel agentIn a simpler time, being a Disney Expert meant knowing what time of years were the most crowded and how to score a Cinderella’s Royal Table breakfast reservation.  And those of us who remember those times…well, we would get Disney Expert status just based on longevity.  Ah, those were the days!

Now, with so many Disney venues, it’s a little more complicated.  Before Disney Cruise Line and Adventures By Disney came into the picture, it was enough to be either a long time Walt Disney World OR Disneyland oficionado.  No more.  Because all of the options require a detailed knowledge of factors that require a different kind of skill and knowledge to navigate.

For example, how are your internet and mobile device skills?  Continue reading Are You A Disney Expert?

Special Star Wars Dining At Disney’s Hollywood Studios!

Darth Vader Sci FiAre you a Star Wars fan?  Or do you have a family member who’s from a galaxy far, far away?  Then you’re going to love the new dining adventure at Disney’s Hollywood Studios!  From May 4 through June 14, 2015 you can enjoy an out of this world experience at the Star Wars Dine In Galactic Breakfast.  Your favorite characters from the movies are taking over Sci-Fi Dine In Theater for this limited time dining option.  Other Star Wars themed food and beverage options will also be available throughout the park for you to enjoy while you adventure.

So just who may you see while enjoying your Galactic Breakfast? Continue reading Special Star Wars Dining At Disney’s Hollywood Studios!

Gluten Free aka Special Dining at Disney World

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Gluten-free pizza at Tony’s Ristorante

I have been an expert on “no sugar added” dining at Disney World for many years now.  Check out my reviews at Our Laughing Place.  I am ALL over that!  But maintaining a gluten-free lifestyle is recent for me, and–frankly–I wasn’t sure I could stay on track while touring Disney World.

My first big piece of news:  Disney World is MUCH more attentive to gluten-free diets in general.  That’s right.  The Disney company is going to make sure no one has an allergic reaction to gluten while on their property.  No way.  Now, a few people go might into diabetic comas…but that’s just because the “no sugar

no sugar added fresh raspberry sorbet
no sugar added fresh raspberry sorbet

added” movement doesn’t get the same press, I think. For example, every restaurant, from counter service to signature dining, has access to gluten free breads, pizza crusts, pastas, etc.  Not all of them order it (foreshadowing here) but it is available.  On the other hand, while every restaurant that is Disney owned is required carry a no sugar added dessert, only a few restaurants take care with the amount of sugar they put in the appetizers and entrees.  Turf Club at Saratoga Springs literally soaks their meat in brown sugar brines.  Continue reading Gluten Free aka Special Dining at Disney World

Walt Disney World Discounts and Events

disney-west-entranceIt’s Summer and school is out and that means vacation time! Before you pack your swimsuit make sure you know all the savings and fun events Walt Disney World is offering in the upcoming months.

Let’s start with a Room discount. Between August 16- October 3, 2014 you can save between 15% – 30%. You can pick to stay at a value, moderate, deluxe, deluxe villas. The amount of savings depends on which resort you stay at and your travel dates.

Disney is also offering FREE DINING! Free tastes so much better, right? This offer is for arrivals most nights Aug. 31-Oct. 3, Oct. 26-Nov. 1, Nov. 9-20, Dec. 12-23, 2014. Be sure to book by Aug. 8, 2014. Continue reading Walt Disney World Discounts and Events

Walt Disney Visa Free Dining 2014 Dates

Walt Disney World free dining promotionIt’s almost Fall and, right on cue, Walt Disney World released their FREE dining dates for Disney Visa card holders in 2014. When Disney offers free dining, it’s my favorite time to visit. To be honest, the food tastes a bit better knowing it’s free!

Here are all of the yummy details:

Disney Visa Card Holders will be able to book beginning May 2, 2014* (with immediate deposit required on the Disney Visa.)

Numbers of rooms allocated for this discount are limited.

To receive free dining you must be purchase a resort package with a minimum of 3 night stay and 2 day park ticket.

Here are the travel arrival dates: Continue reading Walt Disney Visa Free Dining 2014 Dates

New “Epcot After Hours Wind Down!”

Epcot After Hours Wind DownThe last fireworks of Illuminations: Reflections of Earth has fizzled down to earth in a twinkle of Disney magic at Epcot. There is nothing left to do now, but join the crowds heading toward the exits. But, what if you didn’t have to leave all that Disney magic right away? What if, you could linger and reflect on your day, while you watch the crowds go by? Well, now you can! Continue reading New “Epcot After Hours Wind Down!”

Star Wars Character Meals at Disney World!

star wars mickeyI have some great news for all of you Star Wars buffs!  First of all, do you have your Star Wars costumes ready, and are you all set to head to Disney’s Hollywood Studios this year for “super-galactic” Star Wars gathering?  Well, get ready for even MORE FUN than usual this year, because  Disney World is now offering two new character meals to enhance the Star Wars weekend.  The meals will be available between May 4 and June 15.  Both of the adventures will be held at Hollywood Studios, where the Star Wars weekends come to life.  Here are the details: Continue reading Star Wars Character Meals at Disney World!

Disney Discount Offers Getting Better!

Disney Discount Walt Disney Imagines Walt Disney WorldDisney discount offers for Walt Disney World are changing.  Disney has been trying new things. They recently had a trial offer allowing dining plans to be added to room only reservations. They also have been offering different discounts on tickets to the Walt Disney World theme parks.  Disney continues to listen to their guests.  They are creating options that allow each family to put together their personalized vacation.  I am excited about the future landscape of our Walt Disney World vacations.

Disney Discount for Summer 2014

Are you traveling to Walt Disney World this summer?  Do your dates fall between June 15 and August 28, 2014?  If you answered yes to those two questions I have good news for you.  There is a discount that will lower your cost.   Continue reading Disney Discount Offers Getting Better!