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Coronado Springs RevisitedCoronado Springs Revisited
April 14, 2014
Jack Spence is in the process of reexamining all of the Disney World resorts to see what has changed since my last overnight visit - and I decided to start with Coronado Springs. I last posted on this resort on August 17, 2010.


Easter Is April 20! Holiday HappeningsEaster Is April 20! Holiday Happenings
April 11, 2014
Easter is Sunday, April 20, 2014. Here's a rundown of what's happening around the World for this holiday, including Easter Bunny appearances and religious services.


Coronado Springs Resort Tour - VideoCoronado Springs Resort Tour - Video
April 08, 2014
Coronado Springs is a Disney Moderate Resort with a convention center. The complex has 1,917 rooms and suites situated in three villages around a 15-acre lake called Lago Dorado. The foyer has a lovely fountain in its center, but it is the domed ceiling that is the true jewel of the entrance-way. A soft pink glowing light opens into the dome itself... an incredible mural that depicts a gazebo with doves (lots of doves!) sitting/flying amidst a spring flower garden. Themed to the region's urban areas, the Casitas (little houses) offer accommodations amidst plazas, fountains and palm-shaded courtyards. The Ranchos are 2- and 3-story pueblo-style villas that reflect more arid rural regions in a rustic ranch setting, complete with small streams tumbling over a rocky steam bed. On the northern shore of Lago Dorado are the two story Cabanas which reflect the beauty and serenity of Mexico's coastal regions.


3rd Annual Grand Floridian Easter Egg Display Video3rd Annual Grand Floridian Easter Egg Display Video
April 05, 2014
The 3rd Annual Grand Floridian Resort and Spa Easter Egg display. Led by Executive Pastry Chef Erich Herbitschek, 19 bakers created these all chocolate eggs for this display. The hollow chocolate eggs weigh 9-12 pounds and stand 16-20 inches tall. Featured this year is Queen Elsa, from Frozen. Eggs also highlight Ariel and the Little Mermaid, Aurora and Prince Philip from Sleeping Beauty, the Fairy Godmother, Cinderella and Prince Charming from Cinderella, Lady and the Tramp at Tony's Restaurant, the Bears from Brave, and Flynn Rider and Rapunzel from Tangled.


Parking Fee Increases
March 31, 2014
Fees for theme park parking rose $2.00 and the fee for valet parking at resort hotels rose $5.00. The current cost of parking is now: Automobile, Limo or Motorcycle $17 Camper, RV or Trailer $18 Bus or Tractor Trailer $21 Valet parking at Walt Disney World Resorts $20


Boardwalk Inn Video GalleryBoardwalk Inn Video Gallery
March 28, 2014
Check out the newly renovated Boardwalk Inn Video Gallery


Grand Floridian Hosts 3rd Annual Easter Egg DisplayGrand Floridian Hosts 3rd Annual Easter Egg Display
March 26, 2014
Grand Floridian 3rd Annual Easter Egg Display April 4-22, 2014 Under the guidance of Master pastry Chef Erich Herbitschek, the pastry team at the Grand hand-paints the enormous eggs (16 to 20 inches tall) with tinted cocoa butter to amazing themes - the Frozen egg is sure to be a big hit this year. Look for eggs telling the stories of The Little Mermaid, Cinderella, Pocahontas, Lady and the Tramp, all created with modeling chocolate, fondant, sculpted sugar and royal icing. Check out the video from 2013.


Character Fun at Chef Mickey's Video
February 28, 2014
Chef Mickey's at Disney's Contemporary Resort features Mickey, Minnie, Goofy, Pluto and Donald twice a day at breakfast and dinner. A large buffet keeps you busy while the characters make their way around all the tables.


Wilderness Lodge Video GalleryWilderness Lodge Video Gallery
February 24, 2014
The Wilderness Lodge Video gallery is now online!


Saratoga Springs Video GallerySaratoga Springs Video Gallery
February 21, 2014
As we continue to rehab our resort videos, check out the Saratoga Springs Resort and Spa Video Gallery


Fort Wilderness Video GalleryFort Wilderness Video Gallery
February 17, 2014
We continue to rehab our resort videos. The Fort Wilderness Video Gallery is ready for your review.


Contemporary Resort Tower Room GalleryContemporary Resort Tower Room Gallery
February 02, 2014
The Contemporary Resort is one of the two original WDW hotels. It is located between Bay Lake and the Seven Seas Lagoon on the monorail loop that services the Magic Kingdom. It consists of a large A-frame section (the Tower) and one Garden Wing (South). Check out the photo gallery for the Tower Room.


Port Orleans French Quarter Video GalleryPort Orleans French Quarter Video Gallery
February 01, 2014
Explore Port Orleans French Quarter thought our video collection


Special Offer from Walt Disney World Swan and DolphinSpecial Offer from Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin
January 26, 2014
Seattle and Denver fans can celebrate their teams' successful seasons with a free night at the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Hotel, while the residents of the champion's state will be able to celebrate in style with a free room upgrade!


All Star Hidden Mickeys All Star Hidden Mickeys
January 20, 2014
Steve Barrett is back with Hidden Mickeys from the All Star Resorts. Be sure to check out the special Hidden Mickey at the new All Star Sports Food Court!


Art of Animation Video GalleryArt of Animation Video Gallery
January 07, 2014
Explore the Art of Animation in full detail with our set of videos. Tour Finding Nemo, Cars Land, the Lion King, and Little Mermaid (plus room videos too).


Spring Offer at WDW Up to 30 Percent Off
January 07, 2014
You can save up to 30 percent this spring at the Walt Disney World Resort. Valid for stays most nights: 3/14/14 - 4/12/14 and 4/20/14 - 6/15/14 Save up to 20 percent - Select Value Resorts Save up to 25 percent - Select Moderate Resorts Save up to 30 percent - Select Deluxe & Villa Resorts.


Disney Visa Spring OfferDisney Visa Spring Offer
January 02, 2014
If you are a Disney VISA cardholder, you can save up to 30% this spring at the Walt Disney WorldŽ Resort. Valid for stays most nights: 3/14/14 - 4/12/14 and 4/20/14 - 6/15/14 Save up to 20% - Select Value Resorts Save up to 25% - Select Moderate Resorts Save up to 30% - Select Deluxe & Villa Resorts


Boardwalk 1-Bedroom Photo GalleryBoardwalk 1-Bedroom Photo Gallery
December 29, 2013
Photos from December 2013 of a Boardwalk One-Bedroom Villa.


Boardwalk Video GalleryBoardwalk Video Gallery
December 29, 2013
A new page with all the videos for the Boardwalk Villas in one convenient location.