Month: August 2015

Resort Spotlight – Port Orleans French Quarter

Sitting right beside it’s sister resort Port Orleans Riverside is Port Orleans French Quarter. A moderate level resort located basically right in the center of the Walt Disney World Resort. This is basically the smallest resort on property, but don’t let it’s size fool you, it’s an amazing place to stay.


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Attraction Spotlight – Kilimanjaro Safaris

Located in Africa section of Animal Kingdom and taking up one of the largest, if not the largest area per square foot for an attraction at any Disney Park sits Kilimanjaro Safaris (opened April 22,1998). This is one of the best experiences at Animal Kingdom and is highly popular. FastPass+ is recomended unless you beeline for it first thing when the park opens. Which actually you may want to do as typically the anials are more active then. To note though, the activity level of the animals varies during the day and also many can walk right upto or in the road, so you are likely to have a different experience everytime you ride. From personal experience I would suggest avoiding the back row as you can get bounced about a foot off your seat on some of the bumps you encounter. Guests are encouraged to have their cameras ready, as you will get a lot of opportunities for unique photos as you go thru the safari.


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Tip Day Thursday – Disney’s Magical Express

Flying into Walt Disney World and wondering how to get from Orlando International Aiport (MCO) to the land of the Mouse? Disney’s Magical Express operated by MEARS has you covered and it’s free. Sitting at the ground level on the B side of the of the airport past the rental car agencies is Disney’s Magical Express, which takes a large chunk of the level. One thing to note whether you arrive from B terminal or A terminal, you will need to goto B side to board Magical Express to your resort. The bus will take you from the airport to your Disney Resort, however, you may have to wait a stop or two as it’s not uncommon for them to fill up a bus and cover 3 resorts with it. You can call 407-939-1936 to make a rservation with Magical Express or you can add it when booking online or ask your Travel Agent to do it.


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Eat To The Beat Concerts Now on FP+

You can now FastPass+ the Eat to the Beat Concert at this year’s International Food & Wine Festival. Shows are 5:30 PM, 6:45 PM, and 8 PM each night of the Festival. Unlike most FastPass+ selections you need to arrive about 20 minutes before the show to get your seat. Concerts are at the American Gardens Theatre (The same place you can catch the Candlelight Processional in a few months).


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