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Dates Announced for Food and Wine ClassicDates Announced for Food and Wine Classic
January 12, 2017
The 8th Annual Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Food and Wine Classic will be held on October 27-28, 2017.


Osceola County Tax Increase Raises Rate at All-Star ResortsOsceola County Tax Increase Raises Rate at All-Star Resorts
January 06, 2017
As of January 1, 2017, Florida's Osceola County raised its combined state and local sales tax rate to 7.5 percent (up from 7 percent). Because Disney's All-Star Resorts are situated in that county, their room rates will increase accordingly. Theme park and water park tickets purchased at All-Star Resorts will still be charged the Orange County tax rate of 6.5 percent.


FREE Disney Parks Planning DVD!FREE Disney Parks Planning DVD!
January 03, 2017
The Disney Parks Planning DVD is now available for free!


Resort Treasures Hidden in Plain SightResort Treasures Hidden in Plain Sight
January 02, 2017
Here is a short list of a few highlights to try to see on your next visit to the parks. To make it easier, this feature lists some of the treasures that are at the WDW resorts so you don't have to battle crowds in any of the parks.


2017 Walt Disney World Guidebooks Reviewed2017 Walt Disney World Guidebooks Reviewed
January 02, 2017
Planning a trip to Walt Disney World is exciting! Whether this is your first trip or your 25th visit, there is always something new at The Most Magical Place on Earth in Orlando, Florida. And while we at AllEars.Net strive to provide you with the most up-to-date information, tips and advice for maximizing your vacation time and dollars, we also think that Walt Disney World guidebooks are valuable resources and make great holiday gifts. With that in mind, here are reviews of three of the most popular guidebooks. Each may appeal to a different type of traveler -- or you may want to buy more than one.


Gasparilla Island Grill Reopens After RefurbishmentGasparilla Island Grill Reopens After Refurbishment
December 28, 2016
Gasparilla Island Grill at Disney's Grand Floridian Resort and Spa has reopened after a two-month refurbishment.


Short Closures for Resort PoolsShort Closures for Resort Pools
December 28, 2016
As is typically the case once the holidays are over, a number of the resort pools at Walt Disney World close for a few days for maintenance.


Contemporary Resort to Hold Christmas Day Religious ServicesContemporary Resort to Hold Christmas Day Religious Services
December 21, 2016
Walt Disney World will host religious services on Christmas Day in the Fantasia Ballroom of Disney's Contemporary Resort. Catholic Mass is held at 8 a.m. and 10:30 a.m.; Protestant Service is at 9:15 a.m. Note that the Contemporary Resort parking lot operates under parking restrictions, which means that unless you are staying there or have a dining reservation, you will need to use Disney transportation to get there. Resort guests around the monorail beam are encouraged to take the monorail or watercraft system to Disney's Contemporary Resort.


Sanaa Now Serving BreakfastSanaa Now Serving Breakfast
December 15, 2016
Sanaa at Animal Kingdom Lodge's Kidani Village is now offering casual, quick-service breakfast daily from 7 to 10 a.m. The made-to-order entrees include the Boere Breakfast (two eggs any style, tomato chutney, Tanzanian hash browns, bacon, Boerewors sausage and a Johnny Cake); Safari Waffle piled high with seasonal berries and Chai whipped cream; and vegan-friendly Fruit Sosatie, with quinoa and dried fruit salad. There is also a breakfast sandwich; kids' breakfast is also available. To order, place your request at the register then take a seat -- your meal is brought to you. Grab-and-go selections, such as yogurt parfait, fruit plate, boerewors sausage and egg bobotie pie, African breakfast cereal, assorted pastries and whole fruits, are also available. You can see the full menu for this "Kuamsha" (which means "awakening" in Swahili) breakfast HERE.


Brand NEW Photo Gallery Kidani Village Over 200+ ImagesBrand NEW Photo Gallery Kidani Village Over 200+ Images
December 10, 2016
We have totally updated our Kidani Village photo gallery with over 200 new images of the Disney Vacation Club resort.


Atlantic Dance Hall Featuring Themed Music Nights in DecemberAtlantic Dance Hall Featuring Themed Music Nights in December
December 06, 2016
Atlantic Dance Hall at Disney's BoardWalk is featuring themed music nights during the month of December. Themed nights include Take Ya Back Tuesdays ('90s), Way Back Wednesdays ('00s) and Thump Thursdays (EDM, House, Club mixes), with nightly drink specials. Atlantic Dance Hall is open from 9 p.m. to 2 a.m., no cover charge, must be 21 and older.


PHOTOS: Caribbean Beach Resort Updated Aruba Village RoomPHOTOS: Caribbean Beach Resort Updated Aruba Village Room
December 03, 2016
View a gallery of new photos taken in a standard room in the Aruba village of the Caribbean Beach Resort.


VIDEO: Grand Floridian Deluxe Studio VillaVIDEO: Grand Floridian Deluxe Studio Villa
December 02, 2016
Take a video tour of a deluxe studio villa at the Disney Vacation Club's Villas at the Grand Floridian Resort and Spa.


Board the Monorail for Special "Highway in the Sky Dine-Around" ExperienceBoard the Monorail for Special "Highway in the Sky Dine-Around" Experience
November 29, 2016
The new Highway in the Sky Dine-Around will give guests priority boarding on the monorail for a progressive dining journey around the circuit between Disney's Grand Floridian Resort and Spa, Disney's Polynesian Village Resort and Disney's Contemporary Resort. Highway in the Sky Dine-Around is offered Tuesday, Friday and Sunday beginning December 2. Reservations open November 29. (No dine-around between Dec. 18 and Jan. 3). Cost is $150 plus tax and gratuity. Valet parking is included. For reservations, 407-WDW-DINE.


Disney World Resorts Now Charging Box Handling FeeDisney World Resorts Now Charging Box Handling Fee
November 27, 2016
Walt Disney World Resort hotels now charge a per box handling fee of $5 for all deliveries made to you from services such as Garden Grocer or Amazon. Take this policy change into consideration if you plan to send packages in advance to your hotel to save room in your luggage.


Swan and Dolphin Offering Discounted RoomsSwan and Dolphin Offering Discounted Rooms
November 26, 2016
The Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin is currently offering up to an additional 10 percent off its best available room rates for the following dates: November 25 and 26; December 2, 3, 4, 8, 9, 10, 11, 15, 16, 17, 18, 23 and 24. As a guest of the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin, your family will get the chance to visit with Santa and Mrs. Claus as they soak up some Florida sunshine before heading back to the North Pole. Book online for the Swan or for the Dolphin and use the Promo Code "SANTA", or call: 1-888-828-8850.


New Amenities Coming to Disney's Wilderness LodgeNew Amenities Coming to Disney's Wilderness Lodge
November 23, 2016
A sweeping re-imagination of the former Hidden Springs Pool area will help tell the richly layered backstory of the renamed Boulder Ridge Villas at the Wilderness Lodge. Depicted in the artist rendering and scheduled to open in summer 2017, Boulder Ridge Cove will feature an expanded sun deck and zero-depth-entry pool in what appears to have been an abandoned rock quarry.


Sassagoula Food Court Reopens!Sassagoula Food Court Reopens!
November 22, 2016
Sassagoula Food Court has been totally redone with a fresh, cleaner look and the addition of Free-Style Coke machines!


Holiday Season at Walt Disney World!Holiday Season at Walt Disney World!
November 19, 2016
The 2016 holiday season is in full swing all around Walt Disney World Resort!

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"Temporary" Parking Change at Kidani Village"Temporary" Parking Change at Kidani Village
November 14, 2016
Kidani Village short term parking area is currently closed.