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Summer Room Offer- Disney Visa Card Holders

The following offer was just released by Disney this morning! Disney Visa Summer Room Offer: Save up to 30%* when you stay up to 5 nights. Save up to 35%* when you stay 6 nights or longer. Save even more when you upgrade to a Magic Your Way room and ticket package with minimum 6-day tickets!** Booking window 3/13 - 6/6/14 Travel Dates 6/15 - 8/28/14 The following restrictions apply: *The number of rooms allocated for this offer is limited. Length-of-stay requirements may apply. Savings based on the non-discounted price for the same room. Additional per-adult charges may apply if more than two adults per room at Disney Value, Moderate and Deluxe Resorts. No group rates or other discounts apply. Advance reservations required. Offer excludes campsites, 3-Bedroom Villas and is not valid at Disney’s Art of Animation Resort – The Little Mermaid Standard Rooms, Villas at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort and Spa, Disney’s Port Orleans Reso

Ears the News with Richard

Car Masters Weekend will once again take place on Father's Day this summer at Downtown Disney. No specific details are available yet, but expect to see the classic car show, automotive celebrity appearances, special merchandise, and meet and greet opportunities with the starts of Cars.  The dates this year's Car Masters Weekend are 6/14/2014 to 6/15/2014. #140Characters- courtesy Disney Parks Blog The Magic Kingdom will once again host a 24 hour party from 6:00 AM to 6:00 AM, 5/23/2014 to 5/24/2014. This will be the third Magic Kingdom 24 hour event following the One More Disney Day event in 2012, and the Monstrous Summer event in 2013. From the Disney press release: 24 Hours of Disney Fun Laugh bigger, scream louder and stay out all day and night at an enchanting summer kick-off celebration! No matter which coast you find yourself on, prepare to "Rock Your Disney Side" with a gang of pirates, princesses, villains and party animals, rig

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Free Things at Walt Disney World!!

What, the words “free” and “Walt Disney World” in the same sentence?  Impossible, right? Ok, while a Disney vacation is not exactly free, there are plenty of free things that you can take advantage of on your visit: from things to see and do, to free souvenirs to take home with you. In the spirit of freebies, I have expanded my “top 10” list to include 22 (you can thank me later). In no particular order, here are some of my favorites! Mickey Stickers - Perhaps the first sign that you have arrived- these little white stickers are EVERYWHERE. If you walk away from Walt Disney World without at least one Mickey sticker, you likely didn’t do one of the following: go into a shop, eat at a restaurant, enter a park, visit a ride or attraction, check into a hotel, or make eye contact with a Cast Member. (If you do all of the above and still find yourself stickerless- just find a Cast Member and ask. There is bound to be a shiny new roll hanging around somewhere!)  Mickey Confetti

Ears the News with Richard

Captain Cook's at Disney Polynesian Resort is scheduled to be closing for a major refurbishment in late March. The quick service restaurant closes on 3/28/2014, and is expected to reopen in the summer of 2014. During the closure, a temporary quick service location will be setup in the Great Ceremonial House. The menu offering will be very similar, but there will be no Dole Whip offering. The temporary location will be operating daily from 6:30 AM to 4:30 AM. The hugely popular Hyperspace Hoopla will not be part of this Star Wars Weekends , but fret not fellow Star Wars fans. Disney announced that Symphony in the Stars fireworks will play each night during Star Wars Weekends 2014 event logo, courtesy Disney Parks Blog ar's There will be a 'nightly curtain call moment featuring Star Wars characters,' but it is not clear what that will involve. Disney also announced that an additional week will be added to this year’s Star Wars Weekends. The full

Walt Disney's Carousel of Progress: A True Classic

Do you overlook the Carousel of Progress? Let me tell you why you shouldn't. It is easy to get lost in thrilling rides like Big Thunder Railroad or Space Mountain while visiting the Magic Kingdom at Walt Disney World; but if you can take a quick break from all of the flashier attractions, tucked in the back of Tomorrowland is a gem that has been a part of the Magic Kingdom since 1975. The Carousel of Progress has been my favorite “ride” since my age was in single digits. Back then, General Electric sponsored it and I always called it the GE House of Electric. As the ride demonstrates, technology is constantly changing and a quick Google search can confirm this terminology was mine and mine alone.   Regardless of its name, the Carousel of Progress has always been a mandatory stop of mine on any trip to Walt Disney World, and it should be on your trips as well.   This attraction was first introduced to the masses at the 1964 World’s Fair.   From what I have h