Coco Key Water Resort now open in Orlando

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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… Read More »Coco Key Water Resort now open in Orlando

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… Read More »Holiday Inn – ReBuild at DownTown Disney Complete

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… Read More »Disney World Attendance Light or Not?

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 one or more of the towers was scheduled for demolition in the next scheduled renovation, but it now looks like that plan has been scuttled (likely due to the economy) and again they’ll be focusing on making each room a masterpiece as best they can while constrained by the original tower specifications.

That said, there’s a lot of really cool stuff included this time around, including another remake of the hotel grounds, green upgrades, and some crafty use of fiber optics to make your hotel stay dramatically more magical. For instance, the backboard (seen above) features fiber optic fireworks above Sleeping Beauty Castle and a hidden mickey too!.

The full press release highlighting this round of changes, along with more photos of what the finished room will look like, is below the cut:

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Florida Residents Save at Downtown Disney Hotels

Florida residents looking for a deal on their ‘staycation’ can now save 15 percent off the best available rate when they book directly with seven hotels located near Downtown Disney. The Downtown Disney Resort Area Hotels include the Best Western, Holiday Inn, Doubletree Guest Suites,… Read More »Florida Residents Save at Downtown Disney Hotels

Disneyland Workers claim “Disney is Unfaithful”

UNITE HERE local 11 has started a blog to keep track of the many ways they see the Walt Disney Company as being unfaithful to its workers and values. Approximately 2,300 employees of the Disneyland Hotels, including bellmen, dishwashers, room attendants, and cooks, have been… Read More »Disneyland Workers claim “Disney is Unfaithful”