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  • Disney World Hotels that never were
    Disney World Hotels that never were

    Allearsnet blogger Jack Spence has a great post up today listing three themed hotels that were considered for Walt Disney World, but were never built. I knew about the Venetian Hotel that would have stood on the hotel pad that still exists between the Contemporary and the Polynesian. But I…

  • Disney announces plans for ‘Ghost Town Hotel’
    Disney announces plans for ‘Ghost Town Hotel’

    Alas, ‘Ghost Town’ isn’t the theme, but rather the nickname for the partially completed second half of the Pop Century Resort. As has been rumored for months, including this story I wrote in January (includes video of abandoned construction), plans are to turn this into another value hotel with a…

  • Coco Key Water Resort now open in Orlando
    Coco Key Water Resort now open in Orlando

    A new resort has opened this week in on International Drive in Orlando, and with it, a piece of Disney history is being preserved. The CoCo Key Hotel and Water Resort-Orlando is at 7400 International Drive, miles from Walt Disney World. But Disney historians will recognize that address as the…

  • Holiday Inn – ReBuild at DownTown Disney Complete
    Holiday Inn – ReBuild at DownTown Disney Complete

    Editor: Please enjoy this special review from my wife Stacey. The Holiday Inn Walt Disney World Resort at Lake Buena Vista reopened for business on February 12th after a period of ‘rebuilding’. Over 18 months they took the interior of building down to the bare concrete and replaced nearly everything…

  • Disney World Attendance Light or Not?
    Disney World Attendance Light or Not?

    Michael over at the All Things Diz blog has some great analysis of the current anecdotal reports of light attendance at Disney World despite the Disney Company’s announcements that things are, mostly, fine. The other demographic they don’t break out is per resort occupancy, just overall occupancy rates. My guess…

  • Disneyland Hotel to finally get makeover it deserves
    Disneyland Hotel to finally get makeover it deserves

    From almost the moment the Walt Disney Company took over ownership of the Disneyland Hotel from the Wrather company in 1988 the question has been, will they keep the towers or remodel them. So far during every renovation the answer has ‘keep the towers’. There had been some rumors that…

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