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QUIZ: Are YOU a Walt Disney World Resorts Expert???

Hey there, Disney Guys and Gals!

     So, who thinks they know all there is to know about the Resorts at Walt Disney World? Have you tried all of the restaurants, stayed in all of the different rooms, explored all of the grounds and offerings? Well, let's put your knowledge to the test! Try our quiz below and see if YOU are a Disney Resort Expert, Fan, or Novice. Good luck!


Kingdom Konsultants Travel's Disney Resorts Challenge
1. Coronado Springs is currently undergoing a massive revamp, but currently there are three village areas. Are they...      a. Ranches, Cabins and Casas      b. Ranchos, Cabanas and Casitas      c. Villas, Standard Rooms and Deluxe Rooms      d. Pool Rooms, Conference Rooms and Parking Lot Rooms
2. True or False? The Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resorts were designed by famed Disney Imagineer, Mary Blair. 


3. What is the name of the all-you-care-to-eat restaurant where Guests can enjoy, among other treats, the famed, coffee-infused dessert, Zebra Dome…

New Snack Alert! Fried Twinkies at The Magic Kingdom!

Hey there, Disney Foodies!

     Looking for a new snack option at The Magic Kingdom? Look no further! Just a couple of weeks ago, The Friar's Nook in Fantasyland introduced the brand new Fried Twinkie! Ooooooo!


     This little beauty is a Hostess Twinkie, (Just in case you are not familiar, the Twinkie is a yellow sponge cake, filled with a white, vanilla frosting/creme, that has a somewhat marshmallowy consistency.), coated in a sweet batter, and deep fried. You then get your choice of chocolate drizzle, strawberry drizzle or caramel drizzle, and a dusting of powdered sugar.


     When I decided to try this treat out, I regretfully did not have The Hubs with me. Fried Twinkies are pretty much his FAVORITE thing from local fairs and festivals, so I knew he would be excited about this. Personally, I am not a big Twinkie fan, nor am I a huge fried food fan, but I had to try it. You know... for research. This snack is $4.99 and it does count as a Dining Plan Snack Credit.

     I wen…

Ears the News: February 16, 2018 Edition

Welcome to the latest edition of Ears the News
Brought to you by our friends at WDWMagic.com.

Disney has increased its ticket prices for the Walt Disney World theme parks, and plans to sell date-specific tickets later this year.

The tiered ticket pricing continues, with pricing varying by date and park. At the gate, a one-day regular Magic Kingdom ticket will cost $119, a $4 increase. A value ticket will cost $109, a $2 increase, and a peak ticket will now cost $129, a $5 increase.

At the other three parks a one-day regular ticket is $114, a $7 increase. A value ticket will cost $102, a $3 increase, while a peak ticket is $122, a $3 increase.

All annual passes have also increased in price. For Florida residents, Platinum Pass is now $729, up from $679. A Gold Pass is now $589, up from $559, and for a Silver Pass, you'll pay $439, up from $419. You can view the full details at http://disneyworld.com/tickets.

Parking is also up to $22, a $2 increased and preferred parking climbs t…

Review: BRAND NEW! Pizza Ponte at Disney Springs!

Location: Disney Springs, next to The Edison

Meals Served: L, D

Type of Cuisine: Authentic Italian and Sicilian pizza, sandwiches and pastries

Dining Plan: No

Full Menu: Pizza Ponte Lunch/Dinner

Atmosphere: Sleek Italian cafe, with indoor and outdoor seating

Fun Stuff: The story line of this pizzeria is that it was run by Maria and Enzo, an Italian-American couple, in the 1920's. It was originally established as a bakery, in the lobby of a small air terminal. When the terminal closed down, the couple opened their full service restaurant, Maria and Enzo's, (located next door), and also secretly ran Enzo's Hideaway Tunnel Bar during Prohibition. 



     The walls are covered in family photos for authenticity, and as a nice, modern touch, diners can find easily accessible electrical outlets for phone charging, at both stand-up stations, and near the tables.









Stand Out Dishes: Sicilian pizza, Baba, made-to-order sandwiches




Experience: I was at Disney Springs with my kiddos last weekend, r…

Ears the News: February 9, 2018 Edition

Welcome to the latest edition of Ears the News
Brought to you by our friends at WDWMagic.com.

Beginning February 5, 2018, guests staying at Disney's Pop Century Resort can request Minnie Vans to take them anywhere on Disney property. The cost is $20, and service can be arranged from the Lyft app.

Here is a full list of resorts with Minnie Van availability:
Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge Disney's Beach Club Resort Disney’s BoardWalk Resort Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort Disney’s Contemporary Resort Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort Disney’s Pop Century Resort Disney’s Saratoga Springs Resort & Spa Disney’s Wilderness Lodge Disney’s Yacht Club Resort  Disney's Minnie Van service to Orlando International Airport is also expanding to more resorts for Club Level guests:
Disney’s BoardWalk Resort Disney's Grand Floridian Resort Disney's Polynesain Resort Disney’s Wilderness Lodge Disney’s Yacht & Beach Club Resorts The 2018…

BREAKING NEWS!!!! 2018 Flower and Garden Festival Booth Menus!!!

Hey Howdy Hey, Disney Fans!!!

     The weather is starting to warm back up here in Orlando, the birds are chirping and the flowers are in bloom.... it must be almost time for the Flower and Garden Festival! And I'm here with some exciting news today: The menus for this year's Outdoor Kitchens! If you're not familiar, every spring, Epcot welcomes the International Flower and Garden Festival. As part of this amazingly beautiful and fragrant outdoor festival, guests will find booths all around World Showcase featuring farm-fresh cuisine (a la Food and Wine Festival). This year's Festival runs from February 28th- May 28th and it looks like 2018 will be tastier than ever, with many old favorites returning and lots of brand new eats to try out. Let's take a look at the booth menus! (You'll find new items highlighted inpurple!)



Bauernmarkt: Farmer's MarketGermany
Food Potato Pancakes with House-made Apple Sauce (V)Potato Pancake with Caramelized Ham, Onions and Herb…