New Fantasyland Area Opening Dates

We all have been waiting for dates for the new Fantasyland attractions, so here they are.  Most as expected, but looks like we will have to wait on the Mine Train a bit longer than I would like :). July 2012 – Casey Jr Splash ‘n’ Soak Station  July 2012 – Second Half of Dumbo […]

Royal Rooms at Port Orleans Resort

 Today the Disney Parks Blog reported that the Royal Guest Rooms officially open at Disney’s Port Orleans Resort    As many of you know this is one of our favorite moderate resorts at Disney World and this just adds to the overall appeal of this resort.   These new rooms feature firework headboards and royal fixtures.   […]

Tip: Water costs what? What can I bring in the parks?

  As you stroll around the park, hot and thirsty you spot a Disney drink cart. You’re exhausted feet stumble around visitors until dehydrated and depleted, you finally reach that Oasis. But wait…certainly it must be a mirage, $2.50 for a single bottle of water?  What if I have a family of 4, you say? […]

Rate a Ride: Twilight Zone Tower of Terror

Fastpass: Yes Ride Duration: 3 minutes and 30 seconds Year Introduced: July 1994 Height Restriction:  40 inches “You unlock this door with the key of imagination. Beyond it is another dimension, a dimension of sound, a dimension of sight, a dimension of mind. You’re moving into a land of both shadow and substance, of things […]

Rate Dining: Tusker House Character Breakfast

Location: Animal Kingdom (Africa) Type:  Table Service Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner Cuisine: American with a touch of African (likely more African at Lunch and Dinner) Reservations:   Yes (recommended) Characters:  Currently only for Breakfast, Lunch added later this year  The Tusker House, previously a counter service location, currently offers a buffet for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.   […]

Rate Resort: Animal Kingdom Lodge (Jamba House)

Opened: April 2001  Level:  Deluxe  Theme:  African Village We just returned from a wonderful stay at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge.  We reserved an Arusha Savanna view room and were upgraded to Kilimanjaro Club at check in which was a nice surprise.   The Club included access to the Kilimanjaro Club lounge where they had breakfast and […]

Rate a Ride: Kali River Rapids

Ride Location: Animal Kingdom (Asia) Fastpass: Yes Ride Duration: 5 minutes Year Introduced: 1999 Height Restriction: Must be 38 inches tall   How many times have you secretly fantasized about being the chosen one? Were you passed up when the captains were picking their dodge ball teams? Did your boss pass you by for that […]

Shrunken Ned’s Junior Jungle Boats, worth it?

UPDATE:   Unfortunately Shrunken Ned’s closed on August 21, 2012.   You are welcome to read what you missed below…. As you exit the Jungle Cruise with your kids, get ready to hear – “Can I drive one?  Come on…. Please!?!”   Do your best to keep walking, but I will admit that I have been […]