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Holidays Around the World at Epcot began on 11/23/2012 and runs through 12/30/2012.   Here is the full entertainment line-up, along with all the times. Reflections of Earth with Peace on Earth finale 9:30 PM. Candlelight Processional at the America Gardens Theatre 5:00 PM, 6:45 PM, 8:15 PM JOYFUL! A Gospel Celebration of the Season featuring D'Vine Voices Fountain Stage – 11/25/2012 to 12/29/2012. Showtimes are daily at 1:15 PM, 2:15 PM, 3:15 PM and 4:15 PM Holiday Storytellers Performances take place daily from 11/23/2012 to 12/30/2012. Mexico Celebrate with LosTres Reyes Magos, the Three Kings, as they tell of their journey to the Posada and traditions today. 1:30, 2:15, 3:15, 4:00, 4:45, 5:30, 6:30, 7:15 PM Norway Meet the storyteller Sigrid who will tell you of the mischievous Christmas Gnome, Julenissen. 2:45, 3:30, 4:15, 5:15, 6:15, 7:00, 7:45, 8:30 PM China Watch the agile Monkey King weave his tall tale with twists and turns celebrating Chine

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Who wishes they were visiting The Seas with Nemo & Friends today?

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What's the cutest T-Shirt you've ever bought from Disney?

World Showcase Spotlight: China

This month’s spotlight will take us into the third stop on our World Showcase Tour – China!   The China Pavilion hosts one of the most beautiful and visually stunning architectural structures in World Showcase.   The Hall of Prayer for Good Harvest is a rounded, three tiered, colorful tower that is the centerpiece of the pavilion.   Beautiful flora and ponds surround walkways that lead you to this magnificent building.   Inside of the Hall of Prayer is a Circle-Vision 360 ° movie presentation known as “Reflections of China.”   The show introduces guests to the lifestyles, cultures and beautiful scenery of China, including looks at the Forbidden City in Beijing and the Great Wall.   Along with Reflections of China, guests can learn more about the country’s history by visiting the Tomb Warriors: Guardian Spirits of Ancient China exhibit, located in the House of Whispering Willows gallery.     A replica of soldiers found in the tomb excavation of Xi’an, China is here for guests to see

Ears the News with Richard

The 'Taste of Hollywood' To-Go dining that was  introduced at Disney's Hollywood Studios last year  is back again for the holidays.  Starting 12/22/2012 and running through to 1/5/2013, the boxed to-go meals cost $15.99 (including 20oz drink) for adults, and $5.49 for kids. The meal includes reserved seating for Fantasmic! You will be able to make reservations up to 24 hours before at 407-WDW-DINE. Menu items include: Cold-cut roast beef with creamy horseradish, potato salad, grilled asparagus and chocolate cake Tuna sushi roll with beet and apple salad, ginger-marinated tomatoes and cucumbers and a spicy pecan chocolate cluster Cajun shrimp salad with beet and apple salad, ginger-marinated tomatoes and cucumbers and mandarin orange cheesecake Cold fried chicken with roasted sweet potato and baby spinach, broccoli slaw and blueberry cheesecake Veggie sandwich with tomato salad, tabbouleh and chocolate cake Kids meal: Turkey and American cheese wrap with

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Happy Thanksgiving from Kingdom Konsultants!  

Giving Thanks: Disney Style

Tomorrow is Thanksgiving and before you know it the whirlwind of the holiday season will be upon us.  For some, it has already begun I’m sure!  While we may not be able to gather around the same table to share turkey, dressing or pumpkin pie, I’m glad that we can still come together here on the world wide web to share something else — our love of Disney!  And so, I would like to present you with my list of things for which I am grateful, Walt Disney World edition.  I hope you will add to the list in our comments section below! 1.   I am grateful that Walt Disney World gives me an escape from reality.  While I do (occasionally) enjoy vacations at other destinations, I find myself still tethered to “normal life” elsewhere.  When I’m in Disney World, however, the only thing I’m worried about is what time does the parade start and when can I get my next FastPass.  From the time you step onto the Magical Express until you drive under the Walt Disney World arch on the way home you are in

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Is anybody planning on sailing to Alaska with Disney this summer?

Enjoy the Great Outdoors in Style at Disney’s Wilderness Lodge Resort

I’m in no way an outdoorsy kind of girl. Going camping or on a nature walk simply isn’t on my list as a “must-do.” So, as you can imagine, the idea of staying at Disney’s Wilderness Lodge never really appealed to me. Why would I want to stay at a resort that is inspired by the great outdoors? Despite all of my hesitation, I continued to hear wonderful things about the resort so I finally decided to give it a try. As soon as I walked into the lobby of the Wilderness Lodge, one word came to mind. Wow. The lobby is absolutely amazing. The 7-story lobby is inspired by the American Northwest and is adorned with nature and Native American designs. The detail work in the lobby is simply breathtaking. It’s also a great place to grab a seat in a comfy armchair or a rocking chair in front of the 82-foot tall fireplace and enjoy some good old-fashioned people watching. The lobby is where guests can check in and get assistance from the concierge. It is also where you can do a li

Ears the News with Richard

With just a few days to go before the start of the official previews for the new Fantasyland expansion on 11/19/2012, Disney has announced one of the new acts that will perform as atmosphere entertainment. From the Official Disney Parks Blog The Royal Majesty Makers engage boys and girls in random acts of “royaldom,” endowing them with the skills to become princes and princesses. These royal consultants, official ambassadors of Cinderella’s court, inspire and delight visiting villagers with magical moments throughout the land. Led by retired knight Sir Sterling and royal etiquette expert Lady Llewellyn, the Royal Majesty Makers also include squire extraordinaire Tobias and flirtatious lady-in-waiting Bridget. They may be found in the Castle Courtyard, conducting Knight School, delivering invitations to a royal ball, leading royal dances or even playing a game of “Sir Sterling Says.” “With the opening of New Fantasyland, we’re excited to introduce several new atmosphere

5 Planning FAQs for Walt Disney World Guests

Planning a Walt Disney World vacation can be very overwhelming for a first-time guest, and may even present challenges for repeat guests.   Walt Disney World vacations offer complete customization and can provide some of the best vacation experiences; however, this plethora of choices can also confuse many guests.   Although there are unique circumstances that come up, guests are united in many questions.   I have compiled just a few of the frequently asked questions by guests planning a Walt Disney World vacation.   1.      How far in advance should I book my vacation package?   Some people are planners and book their vacations at least a year in advance, while others are more spontaneous planning a vacation mere days before traveling.   To really take advantage of all the benefits of booking a Walt Disney World vacation through Disney, I recommend booking at least 6 months in advance.   Dining reservations open up 180 days prior to your dining reservation date; however gu

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Does anybody know where can you can find these little guys at Disney?

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Is anybody else hoping that Radiator Springs Racers comes to Walt Disney World?

Whipping it Up in Adventureland!

Everyone has a favorite snack when they go on a Disney vacation and mine is the Dole Whip.  Well, that’s probably me and a million other people, too!  In Magic Kingdom’s Adventureland at Walt Disney World, you’ll find a small store front called Aloha Isle.  Chances are, you may have passed by here and wondered why so many people were standing in line knowing there is no ride there.  This is so much better than a ride!  It’s one of several locations that you can get this soft serve frozen pineapple dessert along with Captain Cook’s at the Polynesian Resort, the Tiki Juice Bar in Adventureland in Disneyland and the Dole Plantation in Hawaii. If you find yourself in Adventureland, I’d highly recommend treating yourself to one,  whether it’s in a cup by itself or as a float in pineapple juice.  Either way, it is absolutely delicious!  They also have vanilla if you don’t care for pineapple.  After you try this wonderful confection, you’ll be asking yourself "How did I miss this pl

Ears the News with Richard

There is a bit of minor refurb news this week. The Liberty Square Riverboat is scheduled to be closed for a refurbishment from 2/1/2012 to 2/7/2012. Lights, Motors, Action! Extreme Stunt Show at Disney's Hollywood Studios is closing for a brief refurbishment from 11/11/2012 to 11/14/2012. And finally, the Cabins at Disney's Fort Wilderness Resort are next to get the new RFID touch door locks on guest rooms. Work will start in mid-November and should be complete by the end of the month. The official Disney Parks Blog today revealed a few details about additions to this year's Osborne Family Spectacle of Dancing Lights. Photo Courtesy of the Disney Parks Blog Guests this year will be able to meet Santa Goofy nightly in a specially themed “Goofy's Winter Wonderland” area right on the Streets of America. An eighth dancing lights sequence will also be added. This new dancing sequence will be a special arrangement of Winter Wonderland. The spectacle begins on 11/9/1

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Does anybody know the name of this little rabbit?

Disneyland Trivia: The Answers!

Here are the answers to Monday's Disneyland Trivia! How many did you get right?     1.) How many tea cups can guests ride in at the Mad Tea Party attraction? 18   2.) What is the tallest attraction at the Disneyland Resort, and how tall is it? The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror, 183 feet 3.) What are the names of the four stars of the Enchanted Tiki Room? Fritz, Pierre, Michael and Jose   4.) The Carthay Circle Restaurant recently opened at Disney’s California Adventure park. What Disney movie premiered at the actual Carthay Circle Theater in Los Angeles? Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs     5.) Where can guests view Fantasmic! at Disneyland?   Rivers of America 6.) What are the three new attractions that were brought in as part of Cars Land at Disney’s California Adventure?   Radiator Springs Racers, Luigi’s Flying Tires, Mater’s Junkyard Jamboree 7.) What was the last att