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Seven Dwarfs Mine Train Testing Video from April 16thSeven Dwarfs Mine Train Testing Video from April 16th
April 17, 2014
The Seven Dwarfs Mine Train attraction nears completion. This new video shows the trains being tested and more detail to the area. The Seven Dwarfs Mine Train is the final component of the New Fantasyland expansion and is projected to open late April/early May 2014.


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.


How to Customize Easter Baskets at WDWHow to Customize Easter Baskets at WDW
April 14, 2014
Guests visiting Walt Disney World for Easter this year have even more options than before for putting together gift baskets for their loved ones.


Disney's Million Dollar Arm Pitching Contest Disney's Million Dollar Arm Pitching Contest
April 14, 2014
-Disney is giving amateur baseball pitchers in the nation a chance to compete for a $1 million prize in the Million Dollar Arm Pitching Contest. The Million Dollar Arm Pitching Contest is being held to celebrate the opening of Disney’s “Million Dollar Arm,” an incredible true story about two young men who went from never throwing a baseball to getting a Major League tryout.


Flowers and Gardens? Not Me!Flowers and Gardens? Not Me!
April 13, 2014
Epcot Flower and Garden Festival.

To me, that usually means hibernation until the fun festival - Epcot's Food and Wine Festival - opens. There's a good reason for that. I am not an outdoorsy kind of guy. Give me an indoor project like tearing out a wall or updating a kitchen and I'm all over it. Can't get started fast enough. But give me a yard project like planting flowers or landscaping and I'll put it off until it snows... and I live in Florida in the winter.
A little knowledge is a powerful thing.


Star Wars Weekend VIP Tour Package On Sale Now!Star Wars Weekend VIP Tour Package On Sale Now!
April 12, 2014
A new VIP tour experience will be introduced for this year's Star Wars Weekends at Disney's Hollywood Studios. For $499 plus tax, per person, you can have special access to Star Wars Weekends activities, expedited access to attractions, a private continental breakfast, table service lunch, and a VIP Viewing and Dessert Party for the new Symphony of the Stars Fireworks.

Call 407-934-7973 to reserve this experience. Space is limited.


"it's a small world" 50th Anniversary Celebration"it's a small world" 50th Anniversary Celebration
April 11, 2014
We have coast to coast coverage of the Disney Parks 50th Anniversary Celebration of "it's a small world". Interviews, photographs and videos!


Disneyland Celebrates 50 Years of "it's a small world"Disneyland Celebrates 50 Years of "it's a small world"
April 11, 2014
On April 10th, Disney Parks celebrated (a few days early,) the 50th anniversary of "it's a small world's" debut at the 1964 New York's World Fair. As a part of the event, Richard Sherman, who with his brother Robert Sherman composed the song "It's A Small World," led a sing-along cavalcade of it down Main Street USA.


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.


Epcot Announces After-Hours Wind Down Epcot Announces After-Hours Wind Down
April 11, 2014
Have you ever wanted to hang out at Epcot after IllumiNations but you have to leave the park?

From April 17 - September 15 you'll now be able to wind down at La Cava del Tequila (Mexico), Spice Road Table (Morocco), Tutto Gusto (Italy) or the Rose and Crown (United Kingdom) frpm 9:20pm - 11:00pm.

Each location will have small bites to taste pared with a beverage flight! The cost is $35, plus tax and gratuity. You must make a reservation at, call 407-WDW-DINE or stop by Epcot Guest Relations.


Would You Travel with AllEars in 2015?Would You Travel with AllEars in 2015?
April 09, 2014
AllEars.Net is considering hosting another Adventures by Disney trip in 2015. We'd like to know which trips you would be interested in joining.
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Disney Season: Summer 2014Disney Season: Summer 2014
April 08, 2014
Walt Disney World Resort guests have plenty of ways to show their Disney Side this summer -- a bi-coastal all-night party, expanded Star Wars Weekends offerings, special events and new openings are just a few of the new things happening around the "World" this summer.


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.


Disneyland Photo Update 3/28/14Disneyland Photo Update 3/28/14
April 06, 2014
Contributing photographer Jason of sends us these photos from his trip to the parks on Friday, March 28, 2014.

Friday was a busy day at the Disneyland Resort. Spring Break season is upon us and the parks were very busy thanks to that and pleasant weather. Then to cap off the evening a magnitude 5.1 earthquake with an epicenter less than 10 miles from the park occurred just after 9:00pm. No damage or injuries reported as far as I have seen.


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.


Tony's Town Square Updated Photos and MenusTony's Town Square Updated Photos and Menus
April 05, 2014
Updated Tony's Town Square page with lots of food photos and restaurant pics, plus updated menus!


Captain America: Winter Soldier ReviewCaptain America: Winter Soldier Review
April 04, 2014
"Captain America: Winter Soldier" is the latest installment in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Taking place two years after the events of "Avengers," it follows Steve Rogers (Captain America) as he tries to adjust to a world some 70 years advanced from the one he knew.


Orlando International Airport Hidden MickeysOrlando International Airport Hidden Mickeys
April 02, 2014
Steve Barrett recently visited the Orlando International Airport (unencumbered by luggage!) and its two Disney Stores: Disney's EarPort and The Magic of Disney. Each store contains compelling Hidden Mickeys! Like this one in Disney's Earport. As you enter the store past the Goofy statue outside, walk to the far corner of the wall to your left to spot this classic three-circle Hidden Mickey high on the wall.


Character Dining - Garden GrillCharacter Dining - Garden Grill
April 02, 2014
Despite the countless times I have visited Epcot's Land pavilion, the Garden Grill Restaurant was one of the few Epcot dining locations to which I had never been. Many a time, when walking past to go ride Soarin' or Living with the Land, I have commented on how this was a restaurant that I really wanted to try. However, for one reason or another, I continually put it off. This might have been due to the fact that there are so many restaurants at Epcot which I really enjoy or the simple fact that the Garden Grill is only open for dinner and its limited operating hours make reservations a little harder to come by. Whatever the reason, I finally decided to give the Garden Grill a try and I went in not really knowing what to expect. I knew that the dining room rotated, dinner was served family-style, and that it was a character dining experience, but that was about it. After having finally dined there, I can say that the Garden Grill surpassed my expectations and might actually be my new top location when it comes to character dining.


Changes Coming to FastPass+Changes Coming to FastPass+
April 02, 2014
Tom Staggs announced on the Disney Parks Blog that they are hearing guest feedback and are planning some changes to FastPass+