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Ears the News with Richard

Photo courtesy the Walt Disney World website The official Walt Disney World website is adding new animated flyovers of each Walt Disney World Resort hotel. The animations take guests for a birds-eye look at each resort, with an emphasis on showing the location in relation to the theme parks. So far, three of the Magic Kingdom resorts have been added. Click on the links below to take a look. Disney’s Contemporary Resort Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa Disney’s Wilderness Lodge The Nanea Volcano Pool area is now closed for a major refurbishment. The entire feature pool area, including the pool bar, will be closed until Spring 2015. Photo courtesy During the refurbishment, a hot tub will be added, along with an expansion to the pool deck area. The refurbishment is following the established pattern of upgrading a resort's amenities ahead of the introduction of Disney Vacation Club accommodations. The quiet pool at the Polynesian also remains

Are you a Disney Food Addict??

For some it's about the characters and attractions, for others it's the resorts and recreation... for you, it's all about the food!   Do you have your snacks all picked out for your next trip? Do you starting selecting your dining reservations long before the 180 day window? You're in good company! We know that dining can be a HUGE part of the Disney experience. We've picked out a few traits to help you figure out if you are a true Disney food addict. You use the word “Dole Whip” in every day conversation You vaguely recall riding a few rides in between your favorite snacks You seriously consider adding on a few extra nights to have more dining credits   You know that ‘Ohana has a second, unofficial definition: "delicious food on a stick" You were very excited when Disney released food-scented air fresheners, such as Mickey bars, turkey legs, and popcorn (and you’re pretty sure you had been suggesting this for years!) You consider the four se

Meme Monday

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Ears the News with Richard

If you are booking the Wishes Dessert Party at the Magic Kingdom, be aware that a new reservation timing policy is now in place. At the time of booking, guests are now given a 6:00 PM reservation time, regardless of when the actual Wishes fireworks show will take place. The Dessert Party itself begins 1 hour before the performance of Wishes that night. At the time of reservation, agents are advising guests to call two weeks before their reservation to confirm the Wishes performance time and the opening of Dessert Party. The Fantasia Gardens mini golf Gardens course will be closing for a staggered refurbishment over the next couple of weeks. The Gardens course will be closed from July 22 to 25, July 28 to August 1 and August 4 to 8 2014. The Fairways course will not be closing and will remain open as normal The Yankee Trader refurbishment that was scheduled to begin on July 7 has been pushed back a couple of weeks. The refurbishment, that is expected to t