For those wondering what kids programming Walt Disney World resorts would offer their guests after Lilo’s Play House closed at the Polynesian, we have our answer. Next month the Pixar Play Zone will open at Disney’s Contemporary Resort and reservations are open today. The play… Read More »Pixar Play Zone to be new getaway for kids at Contemporary Resort
A long troubling trend in travel has been keep base rates low but charge a fee for many of the add-ons that in the past had been considered part of the base price (those undisclosed resort fees are a killer right?). It’s called Incremental Income… Read More »Walt Disney World Resort Hotels to charge for overnight parking.
The big D23 Expo Japan announcements gave us a tantalizing new look at guests of the Star Wars themed resort coming to Disney’s Hollywood Studios. Bob Chapek, chair of Walt Disney Parks and Resorts, announced that the hotel would be seamlessly integrated with Star Wars:… Read More »Star Wars themed hotel – new details unveiled by Disney
When Pandora – The World of Avatar opened last spring and we had our first exposure to placing a mobile order for food via the My Disney Experience mobile app, I was impressed. I could see a few limited use cases where it would come… Read More »Mobile Food Order now available for Disney Dining Plan
The Disney Parks Moms Panel is a project we’ve been closely following since its launch 11 years ago. The panel now covers a lot more than just Walt Disney World too. You can now get your vacation questions answered by experts on DVC, runDisney, Disney… Read More »Meet the new 2018 members of the Disney Parks Moms Panel
This post brought to you by Christina Wood of Pixie Vacations, the preferred Disney vacation travel planner of The Disney Blog.
You may have noticed my articles popping up over here at the Disney Blog for a while now and I thought I would take the opportunity to introduce myself. My name is Chris, and I write here and at my own blog, Everything Walt Disney World. I’m also part of the Mouse Chat podcast team and I’m a travel agent with Pixie Vacations. I spend about 55 days (and counting) a year in the parks, both in Walt Disney World and Disneyland and I’ve been fortunate to cover everything new that’s popped up over the last couple of years. In short, I have a little bit of a Disney obsession.
As a travel agent and a blogger, I walk the fine line between selling Disney and giving readers the most honest opinion possible about my experiences in the parks, resorts, and restaurants. Fortunately, Disney makes this pretty easy: It’s a great product. When it’s not such a great product, I make sure my readers know. Hopefully some bean counter at Disney sees it and passes it on to someone who can make a positive change.
As a travel agent, I get two questions all the time: 1) How do I get your job and 2) what can you do for me? I’m going to concentrate on the second one. First, if you’re a Disney fan or even if you’re just planning your first trip and you don’t yet know if you’ll even like Disney (you probably will), go with an agent who specializes in Disney, known as an Authorized Disney Vacation Planner. You’ll want to look for the “Earmarked” designation which tells you that this agency sells mostly Disney and that its agents are all trained by Disney. It doesn’t have to be a huge agency, or even one that’s that well-known, but find an agent who travels to Disney frequently, keeps up with changes and, just as importantly, with whom you connect.Read More »Introducing Christina Wood, Disney Vacation Planning Partner For The Disney Blog
Adventures by Disney and the Walt Disney Animation Studios are working together to create a family-friendly trip to Norway for vacationers to see for themselves the beautiful scenery that inspired Frozen, as well as get a glimpse of the rich culture and heritage of the… Read More »Adventures by Disney Now Offering Frozen-Inspired Trip to Norway
Update Monday at 4PM: Debby is now predicted to soar across Florida north of Orlando slowly over the next five days. However, the storm is not forecast to grow into a hurricane strength storm. Disney has closed Typhoon Lagoon, but Blizzard Beach is open, of… Read More »Tropical Storm Debby Sends Dangerous Rain and More Toward Florida