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Meme Monday

Ears the News: February 24, 2017 Edition

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Details emerge on operational impacts during Caribbean Beach Resort renovations.

Work is expected to last for two years, with Martinique and Barbados islands to become unavailable from May 2017.
Old Port Royale Food Court, Shutters at Old Port Royale and Banana Cabana Pool Bar will be closed during some of the refurbishment, beginning May 2017.

Temporary dining options will include:
A Caribbean-style buffet for breakfast and a la carte offerings for dinner.A selection of grab-and-go meals available for purchase throughout the day in three island markets in the Aruba, Jamaica and Martinique regions of the resort.In-room pizza delivery will remain available. The menu includes pizza, sandwiches and pasta.Coca-Cola Freestyle machines will be available throughout the resort for Guests to refill their resort mugs.A new quick service location will open near Trinidad island this summer, featuring a walk…

Review: Lunch at Grand Floridian Cafe!

Helloooooo, Disney Fans! 

     I hope you're having a "grand" week! I got to have a lovely brunch with a friend last week, at the Grand Floridian Cafe, and I wanted to share my experience with you, partially because I know that since you're reading this blog, you'll enjoy hearing about it, and partially because then I can call it "work" and not "being lazy and avoiding cleaning the house".
     To me, the Grand Cafe is one of the rare "hidden gems" of Disney Dining. It's not crazy-popular, but that's probably just because when it comes to The Grand, Narcoossee's, Citricos and Victoria & Albert's tend to steal all the fame, not to mention the character meals at 1900 Park Fare. But this unassuming cafe is worth making the visit for. 
     I have dined here a couple of times before, and had somewhat mixed reviews of it, but more recently, I have found the Grand Floridian Cafe to be more consistent and on point. This vis…

Disney Cruise Line Announces Summer 2018 Itineraries

In case you missed it, yesterday Disney Cruise Line announced their Summer 2018 itineraries!

In 2018 Disney Cruise Line will visit the Mediterranean, Northern Europe, Norway, Iceland, Alaska, the Caribbean and the Bahamas.

Bookings open for these Summer 2018 sailings on February 23, 2017.

Booking early has many advantages including the highest availability of staterooms to choose from and some of the lowest prices.

Contact your Kingdom Konsultant Travel Agent to get more information or a free price quote for your next Disney Cruise.

Email vacations@kingdomkonsultant.com to book your Disney Cruise and receive our onboard credits!


Meme Monday

Ears the News: February 17, 2017 Edition

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Disney introduced new ticket pricing for its Walt Disney World theme parks on Sunday February 12, 2017.

With the Park Hopper Plus Option, Guests can visit more than one theme park on the same day and are entitled to additional visits to the following other gated attractions:

Disney’s Blizzard Beach Water Park Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon Water Park DisneyQuest Indoor Interactive Theme Park until closure in the summer Disney's Oak Trail Golf Course (greens fees for one round of golf) ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex (valid only on event days, some events require an additional charge) Disney’s Fantasia Gardens Miniature Golf Course (one round before 4:00 PM) Disney’s Winter Summerland Miniature Golf Course (one round before 4:00 PM)  Tickets Expire 14 days from first use, and issued tickets expire on 12/31/2018. 
Below are the full list of ticket prices:

2 Day Park Tickets
2 Day - Adult $211.94, Ch…

5 Reasons to Visit Fort Wilderness

Hey there, hi there, ho there, Disney Fans!

     I hope those of you who are in the Northern part of the States have been able to dig your way out of the snow safely. Looks like it was a crazy week up there! Us Floridians are back to warm temps around here, but I'm not rubbing it in. Simply reminding you why you should get your butt down here soon!

     This week, let's mosey on over to a unique and fun destination on Disney property, that many Guests often skip, without realizing what they are missing. That's right, we are talking about Disney's Fort Wilderness Resort and Campground! So, gather round, partners! Here's 5 Reasons To Visit Fort Wilderness Resort and Campground!!! Yeeee-haaaw!!!!!




1. Stick-To-Yer-Ribs-Good Dining!

     One of the often overlooked restaurants on Disney property is Trail's End, located next to Pioneer Hall at Fort Wilderness. You can access the dining hall by taking a boat over from The Magic Kingdom, or by bussing from another D…

Cruise Ports: Barcelona Highlights

When the Disney Magic heads to Europe for some Mediterranean fun, it typically ports in the city of Barcelona, Spain.  A lot of people choose to add a few days pre or post cruise in this lovely city to help fight jet lag and get a little extra touring time.  I chose to add my days pre-cruise so when I landed at the airport I was able to hit the ground running to see as much of the city as possible.

Barcelona is a city full of rich history, culture and gorgeous architecture.  So where can you even begin?  Here are a few of my favorite things from my trip.

1. Tapas!

Spanish cuisine is known for sangria (alcoholic punch), paella (traditional rice dish), and tapas!  If you have time, I suggest seeking out all three, but if there's only time for one meal, I do suggest tapas.  Why? Tapas are small plates with a variety of appetizers or snacks- so you can try a lot and really get a feel for Spanish Cusine.  Tapas restaurants often serve sangria and can have paella on the menu as well.  Th…

Meme Monday

Ears the News: February 10, 2017 Edition

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Disney has released the performer line-up for the 2017 Garden Rocks concert series, part of the Epcot Flower and Garden Festival.

Performing for the first time at the festival is Berlin, Exposé and Simple Plan. Also new this year, shows will be taking place on Mondays, in addition to Friday through Sunday.
March 3-4 – Jon Secada – “Just Another Day” March 5-6 – Dennis DeYoung – The Music of STYX – “Grand Illusion” March 10-13 – Pointer Sisters – “I’m So Excited” March 17-18 – Simple Plan – “Welcome to My Life” – NEW March 19-20 – Plain White T’s – “Hey There Delilah” March 24-27 – Night Ranger – “Sister Christian“ April 7-10 – Blood, Sweat & Tears featuring Bo Bice – “Spinning Wheel” April 14-17 – Gin Blossoms – “Hey Jealousy” April 21-24 – The Orchestra starring former members of ELO – “Evil Woman” April 28-29 – Exposé – “Point of No Return” – NEW April 30-May 1 – Berlin featuring Terri Nun…

Disney Cruise Line: First or Second Dinner Seating?

Hey there, Disney Pals and Happy February!
     Wait a minute.... how did it become February?? Wasn't yesterday Halloween or something? Ugh! Time is flying! Anyway, I recently had a friend who is planning a Disney Cruise ask me about the early seating dinner option vs. the late one, and I thought that might be a great topic for this week's post. So let's get into it...


     First of all, DCL is truly the BEST cruise line in the world! It's such a fun-filled and relaxing trip! No matter what, families, couples and anyone that sails will fall in love with the cruise line. That being said, when it comes to dinner, the seating time that you should select is really the one that works best for your family. I can give you some pluses and minuses to the two times, and hopefully that will help you decide!

     Your show time in the main theater will be based on your dinner seating, so the schedule will work like this: First dinner seating will go to dinner between 5:45pm and 6…