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Our Guide to Meeting the Princesses at Walt Disney World

One of the most magical experiences at Walt Disney World is meeting your favorite characters and Disney royalty. Autographs from the Princesses are my daughter's most cherished souvenirs.

The Princesses usually meet guests by themselves, or perhaps with their Prince by their side. They can also be met in groups at two Disney restaurants: Akershus Royal Banquet Hall (ARBH) in the Norway Pavilion of Epcot or at Cinderella’s Royal Table (CRT) inside the Castle at Magic Kingdom. The Princesses who appear at these restaurants vary and you never know who will grace guests with their presence. I love seeing my daughter's eyes light up with excitement when another Princess comes in the room! They make their way around to every table, spending time with each guest, and signing autographs.

Here are the Princesses' Current Locations*:

Snow White - Epcot's World Showcase, in the Germany Pavilion, and occasionally at CRT and ARBH.

Rapunzel - Magic Kingdom's Princess Fairytale Hal…

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Save Money by Shipping a Package to Your Resort

Shipping a package to your Walt Disney World Resort prior to your arrival can save space and weight in your suitcase. If you send yourself a few things that you would typically buy when you arrive, like snacks and drinks, you can save a lot of money on airline baggage fees. You can purchase things directly from websites like Amazon, Walmart, etc., and just ship them straight to the Resort. And, if you have Amazon Prime, shipping is free!

You could also pack a box and ship it from the Post Office about 5 days before you travel. I use a large Priority Flat Rate Box from the Post Office. They cost $17.45 in the U.S. and the best thing is, the weight doesn't matter! Prices are subject to change so check your local Post Office for current pricing.




Ideas of what to ship:
Diapers and wipesFormula and baby foodCase of bottled waterSnacks for the parks like granola bars, squeeze applesauce, candy that won't melt, fruit snacks, etc.Food for the room like breakfast bars, trail mix, peanut…

Agent Marla's Top 10 Favorite Restaurants at Walt Disney World

We’ve been heading to Walt Disney World as a family since my daughter was 3 months old, and she is now 12, so we’ve had plenty of opportunities to try new restaurants, but we always seem to go back to the same ones.  So, I now try to add at least one new restaurant on each trip and we’ve managed to find some new favorites over the years.  Disney is the perfect place to try new foods and new experiences!  With each discovery of a new restaurant, we make new memories.  Not only do I love these ten restaurants for their food, but for the memories we made there!

10. Coral Reef Restaurant - Future World in Epcot

The first time we ate here was for lunch on our honeymoon, and got to sit right next to the aquarium glass.  We loved looking at all the fish while we ate, and even got to see divers.  The next time we ate there we had a 4 year old and a 3 month old with us.  We got to see Mickey Mouse in scuba gear diving in the tank!  The fish is so fresh that you hope it wasn’t one you just saw sw…

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Guest Review: Star Wars Day at Sea with Disney Cruise Line

Kingdom Konsultant client London had an unforgettable Disney Cruise Line experience that she was excited to share with our readers. The Disney Fantasy's Star Wars Day at Sea happened on 8 different sailings, with a one-day ship takeover by all things Star Wars, including characters, games, movies and music! Read her review of this "out of this galaxy" experience:

Star Wars Day at Sea aboard the Disney Fantasy cruise ship was truly one of the best vacations I have ever experienced. For a single day during our seven day vacation, it was a treat to experience Star Wars on the ship.



There were many Star Wars activities such as:

· Jedi Training: Trials of the Temple - learn the ways of the Force as young Padawans battle Lord Vader on stage!

· Padawan Mind Challenge - young kids and their families can test their Star Wars knowledge in a trivia show.

· Galactic Dance Party - kids can dance to remixed Star Wars music on the main deck at night with fun strobe l…

Resort 101: Everything You Need to Know About Disney's All-Star Music Resort

As you may know, Disney's All-Star Music Resort is a value resort located on Walt Disney World property in the Animal Kingdom Resort area. There are 5 uniquely themed sections at this resort, all designed after different musical genres. There are 3 room categories: Preferred Rooms, Standard Rooms, and Family Suites.


The Calypso Buildings are considered Preferred Rooms, and are closest to the Calypso pool area, bus stops, and Intermission Food Court. You can spot these buildings by the large maracas and flute pans decorating the walkways. There are standard rooms and family suites located in this building.

The Jazz Buildings are also considered Preferred, but are the second closest to bus stops, Calypso pool and Intermission Food Court. These buildings are decorated with larger-than-life saxophones, trumpets and drums. There are standard rooms and family suites located in this building.

The Country Fair Buildings are considered standard in location because they are furthest from…

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Ears the News with Richard

Ears the News is brought to you by our friends at WDWMagic.com
Two new Outdoor Kitchens will join this year's Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival - La Isla Fresca and Cider House, bringing the total to 13 kiosks.
Epcot's 2016 International Flower and Garden Festival will begin on March 2 running through to May 30 2016 - up from 75 days to 90.
At La Isla Fresca you will find Jamaican Braised Beef with Pigeon-Pea Rice and Jerk-Spiced Grouper or Chicken with Mango Salsa. At the new Cider House, a Field Greens salad with greens harvested from The Land pavilion, heirloom apples, Stilton cheese and dried blueberries will pair well with a blueberry hard cider from Plant City, Florida. A new Harmony Gardens musical playground with interactive drums and instruments will let children create music as they play on the playground. Also new for 2016 is Fun Fresh Weekends that will bring specially themed weekends during the festival.
The full line-up for this year's festival is as f…

Secrets to Maximize your Disney Dining Plan

Adding the Disney Dining Plan to your vacation package is a great way to pre-pay for your food, so that you don't have to worry about out of pocket costs while on vacation. Here are some secrets on how to best take advantage of your dining plan.



Babies and toddlers aren't covered.
Children 0-2 years old can't get their own dining plan credits. At non-buffet meals, you have to order a separate children's meal which is not covered by the DDP, or share some of your food with them. Packing lunches and snacks helps supplement meals too.

Dine outside the Parks for more variety.
There are so many restaurants to choose from at WDW that each day and each vacation can be very different. There are even more dining selections available at the resorts and Disney Springs. You can ride the monorail to the Magic Kingdom area resorts to find some of the best table service meals on property. Disney Springs also has many great restaurants that accept the Disney Dining Plan. Ask your Kingdo…

Happy Groundhog Day!

Shadow or no shadow- Mickey would love to have you come visit! Will you be seeing him soon?

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What is your heart's Disney wish?