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Walt Disney World Dining Plans 101

Dessert offerings at Tusker House inside Disney's Animal Kingdom For some people, dining is a big part of the vacation experience. For others, it is just a hurdle to get past on the way to the next attraction. No matter how you approach dining on vacation, everyone has to eat at some point! Luckily, Walt Disney World offers over 100 dining locations. Even better, they have made dining convenient with a variety of dining plans to fit every vacation style.   The three main dining plans are available to all Walt Disney World resort guests who purchase a Magic Your Way package, including room and tickets. These plans are pre-purchased, and paid for with the rest of your vacation package. Those who book a room-only reservation with an Annual Passholder or Military discount may add a dining plan as well.  There are the three main benefits from adding a dining plan: convenience, savings, and freedom. 1.  Purchasing your food with the dining plan is a bre

Step Into the Heart of Africa at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge

You can find more pictures of this resort by clicking here . Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge is without a doubt one of the most uniquely themed resorts on Disney property.  Upon arrival at the resort, you are immediately transported to the heart of Africa.  If I hadn’t flown to Orlando International Airport, I may have actually thought I had landed in Africa!  Animal Kingdom Lodge Lobby The lobby has the similar awe-inspiring effect of Disney’s Wilderness Lodge.  With thatched ceilings, large wood beams and real African artifacts, you again have to remind yourself that you are not really in Africa but at Walt Disney World.  The lobby boasts a floor to ceiling window that overlooks one of the three savannas.  Just like Disney’s Animal Kingdom theme park, the Animal Kingdom Lodge is all about conservation and is dedicated to the care of animals. View from a Arusha View Room The Animal Kingdom Lodge has three separate savannas; Sunset, Arusha and Uzima.  The savannas are home

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Ears the News with Richard

Disney's Hollywood Studios will be celebrating its 25th anniversary on May 1 2014 with a special rededication ceremony, a "Star of the Studios" motorcade, and a firework spectacular finale. Here is the full line-up: - At 10 a.m., Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse will take the stage with Disney’s Hollywood Studios Vice President Dan Cockerell to start the celebration day, honoring some of the 25-year cast members during a short rededication ceremony.    -A special motorcade — “Stars of the Studios” — will make its way down Hollywood Blvd. beginning at 7 p.m. and feature many of the famous characters showcased throughout the park. Mickey and Minnie will be joined by television and film stars including Captain Jack Sparrow, Darth Vader, Doc McStuffins, Wreck-It Ralph, Venellope, Sofia the First and more.   -Following the motorcade, the area in front of the park’s Sorcerer Hat Stage will become a dance party before a fire