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'Dream It! Do it! My Half Century Creating Disney's Magic Kingdoms' by Marty Sklar
10 Things I DO Want to Do On Our Next Disney Vacation
10 Things NOT to Do on Your Next Disney Vacation
20,000 Leagues Under the Sea
All Star Vacation Homes
Around the World on a Segway
Baby Steps
Backstage Tour
Becoming Disney Parents
Behind The Scenes
Behind the Scenes
Behind the Scenes
Being the Ideal Guest
Bringing 'Frozen' to Life at Disney
Budget Disney World Lodging
Budget Disney World Souvenirs
Budget Disney World Tickets
Budget Disney World Transportation
Budget Your Disney Trip
Cast Member Confidential
Cast Members Save the Day
Cinderella Royal Family 5k
Cirque du Soleil
Comparing Cars Land and New Fantasyland
Counting Down to Disney (Part 1)
Counting Down to Disney (Part 2)
Dealing With the Post-Vacation Disney Blues
Decade of Dreams
Disappointing Disney
Discovery Cove
Disney + Disabilities = Magic!
Disney Admission Options for Military Families
Disney Alone Time
Disney Bound or Disneybound?
Disney Character Dining Around the Globe
Disney Dreaming
Disney Dreaming With Kids
Disney Fan Gathering
Disney From the Driver's Seat
Disney Podcasts
Disney Tech Primer - Part 1
Disney Tech Primer - Part 2
Disney Vacation Club
Disney Vacations
Disney World 101 Quiz - Part 1
Disney World 101 Quiz - Part 2
Disney World and Down Syndrome - A Winning Combination
Disney's Hollywood Studios Then and Now
Disney's Single Rider Lines
DisneyQuest
Don't Let it Rain on Your Parade
Dreaming of Disney World
Emergencies While at Walt Disney World
Enjoying the Peace at Disney
Fantasyland
Feels Like the First Time
Finding Answers
Finding Relaxation at Walt Disney World
Finding the Money for a Disney Vacation
First Aid At Disney
Five Tips for a Trouble Free Trip
Four Generations, Four Parks, One World
Four Lessons, One World
From Commando-Touring to Crawling
Getting There is Half the Fun
Greener Walt Disney World
Helping Friends Plan Their Disney Vacation
Helping Plan A First Trip to Disney
How I Helped My Scaredy-Cat Kid
How to Catch a Deal at Disney
Keeping The Magic Alive
Keys To The Kingdom
Last Day Disney Blues
Last Minute Planning
Lessons Learned
Lessons Learned at Walt Disney World
Lessons Learned Part 1
Make Your Magical Memories
Making the Most of Walt Disney World
Making the Wait Magical
Mickey Mouse's Masterpieces
Munching With Mickey
My Disney Mistakes - Part 1
My Disney Mistakes - Part 2
My Disney Mistakes - Part 3
My Disney Wins
My Experience with Disney's Disability Access Card
My Hidden Mickey Surprise
My Top 10 Favorite Attractions
Navigating Naps While Touring the Parks
New Adult Beverage Offerings at Animal Kingdom
New Fantasyland at the Magic Kingdom
Our Experience With My Disney Experience
Our Must-Dos at Walt Disney World
Packing for Winter Weather at Walt Disney World
Packing Your Park Bag for Disney
Planning a Girls-Only Vacation
Planning a Vacation to the Magic Kingdom From the United Kingdom
Planning Makes the Magic Happen
Planning Your First Trip to a New Park
Planning Your Walt Disney World Vacation
Pleasure Island
Pleasure Island Today
Pregnant At The Mouse House
Pregnant at Walt Disney World
Preparing Your Child For a Walt Disney World Vacation
Preserving Memories with PassPorter
Pros and Cons of the Magic Your Way Premium Plan
Rediscovering Walt Disney World
Replacing The Magic
Reserving a Disney Resort Hotel Room
Ride or Drive
Rumor Round-Up
runDisney Races - Better with Friends
Saving Money for Disney
Say Cheese!
Say Cheese!
Scooting Around the World
Season Survival Guide
SeaWorld Orlando
Stories from a Theme Park Insider by Robert Niles
Summer at Disney vs. Winter in Michigan
Taking It Easy at Walt Disney World
Taking Kids Out of School For a Disney Trip
Taking the Grandkids
Taking Toddlers to Walt Disney World
The Epcot Explorer's Encyclopedia by R.A. Pedersen
The Fab Five Family at Walt Disney World
The FASTPASS System
The Kids Are In Charge
The Monorails of Disney's Wonderful World of Theme Parks
The More, The Mickey-er
The Reluctant Mouseketeer
The Rest of the "World" For Kids
The Vault of Walt, Volume 2, by Jim Korkis
The Walt Disney World Annual Pass
The Walt Disney World Grand Slam
The Wizarding World of Harry Potter
The Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal
The Year Without Disney
There's an App For That - Part 1
There's an App for That - Part 2
Tips for a Disney 'Newbie'
Tips For Traveling With Your Bestie
Toddlers to Teenagers
Tom Sawyer Island
Top 10 Disney Questions
Top 10 Things I love About Disney's Magic Kingdom
Tower of Terror 10 Miler
Transportation at Walt Disney World (Part 1)
Transportation at Walt Disney World (Part 2)
Traveling to Walt Disney World with a Friend
Using Technology to Plan Your Disney Trips
Using Technology to Plan Your Disney Trips
Using TouringPlans.com to Plan Your Disney Vacation
Using YouTube for Disney Magic
Visiting Walt Disney World During The Busy Season
Walt Disney World
Walt Disney World At The Holidays
Walt Disney World for Dudes
Walt Disney World for Veteran Visitors
What A Wonderful World (of Disney)
What I Miss About a Disney Christmas
What Keeps Us Coming Back to Disney?
When to Splurge and When to Save at Walt Disney World
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Il Mulino at the Walt Disney World Swan: A Walt Disney World Dining Review
by Cheryl Pendry on 07-02-2015

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Out of the many Italian restaurants on Walt Disney World property, there's one that, until our most recent trip, we'd only visited once, and that's Il Mulino at the Swan. More ...
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Planning Magical Family Vacations since 1987
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Surviving 'The Drive' to Walt Disney World: A Walt Disney World Planning Article by Shaun Turner on 07-02-2015

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999 miles, 18 hours, each direction.

Such was the challenge set before my wife and I ahead of our most recent family trip to Walt Disney World. The decision to drive did not come easily, but the experience taught us much about ourselves, ...

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Helping Friends Plan Their Disney Vacation: A Walt Disney World Planning Article by Jennifer Schuitema on 06-25-2015

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If you regularly vacation at Walt Disney World, chances are that eventually a friend, relative, or co-worker will ask your advice while planning their own trip.

Oftentimes these conversations start pretty early on in the planning. They ...

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Make Your Magical Memories: A Walt Disney World Planning Article by Lucinda Sowers on 06-25-2015

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As I made the 10-minute drive to my parents' that evening, I was thinking through what I was going to say. I knew they, especially my Mom, would be disappointed to hear that we did not have the time or interest to go with them on a 3-week road trip ...

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Shula's Steak House: A Walt Disney World Dining Review by Cheryl Pendry on 06-16-2015

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As someone who doesn’t eat meat, any restaurant that has the word “steak” in it doesn’t instantly appeal to me, so it’s taken us some time to get around to trying Shula’s Steak House at the Dolphin. However, ...

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The Health Nut's Guide to Saving Money and Your Waistline at Walt Disney World: A Walt Disney World Dining Review by Amy Wear on 06-16-2015

Food at Walt Disney World is expensive, especially in the table service restaurants. This is one of the reasons the Disney dining plan is so popular. It feels better to have your food paid for before you travel. Otherwise it is painstaking for ...

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Lessons for the Few-Times-In-A-Lifetime Disney Traveler: A Walt Disney World Planning Article by Becky Jennings on 06-11-2015

I made my first trip to Disney World in 1984 when I was a child and my second in 2001 when I was a young adult. For a decade, I dreamed of returning with my oldest child. We live in California, though, and Florida is several long, costly plane ...

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The Treehouse Villas at Disney's Saratoga Springs Resort: A Walt Disney World Resort Review by Cheryl Pendry on 06-11-2015

For as many years as I can remember, I’ve always wanted to stay at the Treehouse Villas located along the Sassagoula River. The first time I saw them, they were sad remnants of their former selves, no longer available for anyone to stay ...

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Trattoria al Forno at Disney's Boardwalk: A Walt Disney World Dining Review by Cheryl Pendry on 06-04-2015
Trattoria al Forno is one of the newest additions to the dining line-up at Walt Disney World, located in the former home of Cat Cora’s Kouzzina at the BoardWalk.

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More Disney World articles recently added to the PassPorter collection:

Finding the Money for a Disney Vacation - Saving for Disney last updated 06-04-2015

Disney Bound or Disneybound? - A Walt Disney World Planning Article last updated 05-28-2015

The Vault of Walt, Volume 2, by Jim Korkis - A Disney Book Review last updated 05-28-2015

Citrico's at Disney's Grand Floridian Resort - A Walt Disney World Dining Review last updated 05-21-2015

Viewing Wishes From a Different Perspective - A Walt Disney World Planning Article last updated 05-21-2015

Cheering at a runDisney Event - A runDisney Event Article last updated 05-14-2015

The Health Nut's Guide to Quick Service Dining at Walt Disney World - A Walt Disney World Dining Review last updated 05-14-2015

20,000 Leagues Under the Sea - A Disney Film Legacy last updated 05-07-2015

Disney Springs Progress Report - A Walt Disney World Planning Article last updated 05-07-2015

Breakfast Choices at Disney Parks - A Disney Dining Review last updated 04-23-2015

Discovery Cove - An Orlando Attraction Review last updated 04-02-2015

Harmony Barber Shop at the Magic Kingdom - A Walt Disney World Park Review last updated 03-19-2015

Family Fashion - Matching Outfits at Disney - A Walt Disney World Planning Article last updated 03-12-2015

Walt Disney World Theme Park Traditions - A Walt Disney World Planning Article last updated 03-12-2015

Planning a Vacation to the Magic Kingdom From the United Kingdom - A Walt Disney World Planning Article last updated 03-05-2015

10 Things I DO Want to Do On Our Next Disney Vacation - A Walt Disney World Planning Article last updated 02-25-2015

Using TouringPlans.com to Plan Your Disney Vacation - A Disney Web Site Review last updated 02-25-2015

Top 10 Things I love About Disney's Epcot - A Walt Disney World Park Review last updated 02-19-2015

The Health Nut's Guide to Dining at Disney - A Walt Disney World Dining Review last updated 02-19-2015




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"Planning to be at Walt Disney World this weekend? Here is where you can celebrate Independence day (from Disney Parks Blog):

Magic Kingdom - “Disney’s Celebrate America! A Fourth of July Concert in the Sky” rockets into the air above Cinderella Castle. This special, fireworks spectacular will be presented two nights in a row, at 9 pm on both July 3 and 4.

Epcot – On July 4, enjoy a special concert of great American songs by Voices of Liberty at America Gardens Theater, where they’ll be performing at 12:30 pm, 1:45 pm, and 3 pm. You can also meet Chip ‘n’ Dale in patriotic attire outside The American Adventure, and at 10 p.m. that evening “IllumiNations: Reflections of Earth” joins the celebration with the addition of a heart-pounding, all-American grand finale.

Disney’s Hollywood Studios –The “Coolest Summer Ever” Dance Party leads up to a "Rockin' 4th of July Celebration," as the sky above Disney’s Hollywood Studios ignites in a shower of shimmering light for a pyrotechnic, rock 'n roll road trip across America. The DJ kicks things off at 5:45 pm and keeps the party going until fireworks time at 10:15 pm."
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Disney Games While Waiting for Attractions
"Make waiting in line for attractions fun by looking for things in the park around you during a game of "Disney I Spy." Or try counting the number of Mickey ears, character t-shirts, or whatever is around while in line. Waiting in line also a great time to talk about what you have done so far and what you want to do next instead of taking valuable time between attractions to make decisions."
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