Walt Disney World raises ticket prices again

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Park Hopper, Multi-day tickets and more at discount prices!

Well it happens every year, so I guess it’s not a surprise to anyone. Walt Disney World has just announced that they are again raising their ticket prices. The new prices went into effect August 5th.

Disney now has the price of a one-day, one-park adult ticket to $82.00. They also raised the prices of their popular multiday-ticket packages and park hopper ticket deals.

Even the price of an annual pass will cost more. Normally it’s no surprise for Disney to raise their ticket prices each year. However with the economy so bad and people all over hurting it does seem a bit odd to be raising prices this year.
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Walt Disney World’s Palm Golf Course

Disney's Palm golf course

Disney’s Palm Golf Course is extremely popular for its unique beauty that takes you through the surrounding Florida landscape. Both a pleasure to play and one of Disney’s most difficult courses, this masterpiece offers plenty of challenges for amateurs and professionals alike. Golfers will appreciate the course design, which features sand and water hazards, tree-lined fairways, strategically placed palm trees and spectacular views.

Another Joe Lee-designed course, Disney’s Palm Golf Course is rated one of “America’s Top 75 Resort Courses”. Four driving ranges and four practice putting greens are available throughout Walt Disney World Resort Golf. Experience the practice facilities before your arrange for a lesson from one of the Pro’s to improve your game.
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Orlando, Fl Walt Disney World Cinderella Castle Royal Table restaurant

Cinderella's royal table restaurant

Cinderella’s Royal Table is a small and intimate dining room located in Walt Disney World’s Magic Kingdom, inspired by a variety of European castles. In the dining hall at Cinderella’s Castle, you can meet characters from Disney’s Royal Family at the all-you-can-eat Once Upon a Time Breakfast. Being the entrance to Fantasyland, this venue is definitely the center of attention, standing at an amazing 180 feet tall.

The interior of the restaurant is spectacular. The dining room is what one may expect from Castle dining. This venue will make any little prince or princess’s dreams come true, and maybe even those of a few big people, too. Best of all, you get to sit and relax . . . all the food is brought to your table, and countless Disney characters will visit you while you enjoy your breakfast. There is also something wonderful about the light streaming through the tall, Gothic-style stained-glass windows.
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Disney Dream cruise ship vacations

Walt Disney World cruise ship Dream

Are you looking for an unforgettable cruise adventure? Do you want to spend your holiday next to your kids? Then you should think about taking a cruise with the Walt Disney World cruise ship, Disney Dream. The newest ship in the Disney Cruise Line fleet features a sophisticated lounge where the sun sets over the skyline of a different world-famous city each night, a huge water coaster, an animated turtle that teaches children about ocean life and much more.

The Disney Dream is built on the classic style of the previous 2 ships, the Disney Magic and the Disney Wonder. Scheduled for completion in early 2011, the new cruise ship will feature state-of-the-art technology and convenient facilities with splashes of magic and cruise-industry firsts. Disney Dream and Disney Fantasy will have a design evocative of classic 1930’s ocean liners, offering a prime selection of entertainment options for the whole family.

Disney Dream staterooms are designed with comfort, style and a dash of Disney magic. There are 500 connecting doors adjoining stateroom to accommodate larger families and groups traveling together. What’s so unique about this new ship is that it features a Virtual Porthole that provides guests with a real-time view outside the ship.
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Walt Disney World’s Coronado Springs resort hotel in Orlando

Disney's Coronado Springs resort hotel
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Each of the Disney resorts has a different theme. Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort is inspired by the beauty of Mexico and the American Southwest and features a five-story Mayan temple, Spanish-style haciendas and palm-shaded courtyards.

Although it has the largest convention center on Disney property, this resort is perfect for an extended family holiday. It is among the least expensive of Disney’s resort properties, yet still a 4 star hotel!

The resort has 1,915 rooms including 46 suites, one large pool, three quiet pools, a formal dinner restaurant, a cafeteria-style restaurant, fitness center, an arcade, a dance club and a gift shop from where you can buy unique souvenirs. The pool area, inspired by the Mayan ruins of Mexico, features a spectacular Mayan temple with a twisting water slide and cascading water!
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Walt Disney World area Florist in time for Valentine’s day

Walt Disney World area florist for Valentine's day

Disney Floral and gifts

Well soon it will be Valentine’s day, and if your on an Orlando vacation or here to see Disney World you what to know where a good florist shop is. Are you looking for a special gift? Do you want to express your feelings in a unique manner? Then you must take a look at Disney Floral & Gifts, which offers a wide array of flower arrangements and gift baskets for delivery to Walt Disney World Resorts. Give a piece of Disney magic to the ones you love!

A Disney Florist sales specialist can design your gift. From engagements, birthdays, anniversaries to special occasions, Disney Dream Makers are ready to help you offer the perfect gift. They also create custom floral bouquets for weddings and events. Let your child know how much you support him or her with a gift basket from the Walt Disney World Florist & Gift Baskets Team.
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Walt Disney World cruises on Disney’s Magic cruise ship

Walt Disney World cruises on Disney's cruise ship Magic

One of the most fantastic things you can do is take a cruise on one of Walt Disney World’s cruise ships. Based in Port Canaveral just 40 minutes away from Walt Disney in Orlando, taking a Disney cruise is a once in a lifetime event. Let’s talk a bit about one of their cruise ships.

The Disney Magic—along with its sister ship, the Disney Wonder are the key to a unique cruise experience. The spirit of Walt Disney has come up with the perfect holiday for everyone. Catering particularly well to families with children, Disney Cruise Line has already become one of the most popular entertainment options available at Disney World.

Family travelers say that there are “continuous activities” for the kids. In fact, Disney Magic has something special for everyone. The place is set up with a family beach, a kid’s area and an adult beach. The children’s program is organized and run by dozens of caring youth counselors; Disney has done a wonderful job arranging a short, fun, activity paced family cruise.
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3D map of the new Disney’s fantasyland plans

Walt Disney World's 3D map of the new fantasyland

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A month or so ago I showed a map of the new fantasyland section that is being planned at Walt Disney World. Today I found a new, 3D map that is the latest and best one yet from Stitch Kingdom. Click the picture to see the much bigger version with lots of details. Now like all plans with Disney, the details shown on this map could change.

But this is the latest and most detailed version yet, so it must be pretty close to what they are planning on having there. For those who don’t know, Walt Disney World is planning on a big expansion at The Magic Kingdom theme park. In the back behind Cinderella’s castle they are going to build a whole new section, called fantasyland.

Toontown will be completely gone, and there will be a cool “Dueling Dumbos” ride for kids. There seems to be many Disney princesses meet and greet stations and rides. Also there seems to be a “pixie hollow” forest and fairy meet place. There are lots more rides and attractions shown also.
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Walt Disney World’s Planet Hollywood Restaurant

Disney's planet hollywood restaurant

Disney’s Planet Hollywood Restaurant

Disney’s Planet Hollywood is a star-centric restaurant in Downtown Disney West Side. This place is so special because it is inspired by the famous portrayal of Hollywood, being the brainchild of Robert Earl, former president of Hard Rock Cafe. Planet Hollywood has over 30 restaurants in prime cities of the world including Orlando, Florida.

Some of the most famous Hollywood stars have promoted this restaurant over the years. Bruce Willis, Demi Moore, Arnold Schwarzenegger and Sylvester Stallone are just some of the celebrities who made this restaurant so popular.

Another reason why Planet Hollywood is preferred by both celebrities and ordinary people is its exterior which resembles a giant round globe. Besides this, it has three levels with incredible displays of authentic movie and television memorabilia.
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Walt Disney World Beach Club Villas Resort

Disney's Beach Club Villas Resort in Orlando
Disney’s Beach Club Villas

If you want to stay right on Disney property on your Orlando vacation, Disney’s Beach Club Villas resort is one of the most beautiful places to stay. Disney’s Beach Club Villas is the fourth Disney Vacation Club Resort operating at Walt Disney World. This Cape May–style resort evokes the charm of seaside homes of yesteryear due to its soft hues of salmon and sea-blue and wooden porches.

Here you will be find a unique combination of nautical themes, homey comfort and resort facilities. This waterfront hotel is near Epcot theme park, Disney’s BoardWalk Area and Disney’s Hollywood Studios theme park. As you probably imagine, there are many things to do here.

The resort provides high speed Internet access, a Disney Deluxe Villa Resort, spa, meeting facilities, Pack ‘n Play play yards and a wide range of recreational activities. For this reason it is a perfect place to stay for everyone in the family – children, parents and grandparents.
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Crowds light at Disney, Universal Studios from now till Easter

Light crowds at the Orlando theme parks

Empty water ride boat at Universal Studios

Well it’s the new year, 2010! The holidays are gone, and it’s now the middle of the winter here in the USA. Of course down here in Florida it’s still toasty warm, maybe a bit cool. It’s also one of the most perfect times to take that Disney Orlando vacation you’ve been waiting for! A lot of people have the misconception that winter is when it’s crowded in Florida.

Everyone knows the snowbirds come down here for the winter. That’s true, but most of them are older folks who don’t really care for the theme parks. The kids are back in school, so most in USA don’t feel they should take an Orlando vacation in the winter. Same is true for our Canada neighbors.

Even the tourist from the UK, which makes up a lot of the theme park crowds, wait until summer to visit Disney. That leaves from now until Easter with the theme parks light on crowds. The weather is nice, around the 60’s or 70’s during the day. The bugs are gone, and it does not rain hardly at all during the winter months.

That means it’s a perfect time to see Disney, Universal Studios and Sea World here in Orlando. If your an older couple with no kids, single, childless couple or home school your kids you don’t have to worry about taking the kids out of school. Prices for everything are also lower than in the summer. It really is much lighter now than the summer tourist crowds.

So if you can, head down here to Orlando and enjoy the theme parks without having to fight the crowds, summer heat, rain, bugs and higher prices. Pay for your theme park tickets online and be all set when you get here!

Walt Disney World Old Key West Resort

Walt Disney World's Old Key West resort

Walt Disney World has many resorts you can stay at. One of the most beautiful ones is Disney’s Old Key West resort. This 761 room place is beautiful, big and has lots to offer for adults and kids of all ages. Rooms range in size from studios to 3 full bedrooms!

Disney’s Old Key West Resort recreates the beach town feel of the Florida Keys. The resort is decorated with a Victorian theme, being also the oldest of the vacation clubs at Disney. The rooms are designed in a Key West theme. Those who come to stay here may enjoy a variety of recreational activities. The studios are comfortable and have all the essentials.

The staff is very nice and positive, which makes you feel comfortable. There are Walt Disney World buses that can take you to and from the Disney parks anytime you need it. Olivia’s Cafe and Good’s Food to Go are the most popular places to eat. Both offer a wide variety of delicious food.
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