A Show-Stopping Lineup of Broadway Stars to Take the Stage at Epcot International Festival of the Arts

by Jennifer Fickley-Baker, Editorial Content Manager, Walt Disney World Resort The Epcot International Festival of the Arts, held Jan. 17 – Feb. 24, 2020, at Walt Disney World Resort in Florida, celebrates the very best in visual, culinary and performing arts by bringing in professional artists to share their talent and expertise. Returning to the festival this year is the Disney on Broadway Concert Series, with three daily performances...

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TIPS FOR RUNNING UNIVERSAL’S EPIC CHARACTER 5K AND 10K RACES

TIPS FOR RUNNING UNIVERSAL’S EPIC CHARACTER 5K AND 10K RACES

Running is half the fun Stephanie Dominguez Had you told me as a child that I would ever run for fun, I would have probably laughed so hard and for so long. Growing up, I had severe asthma and anything in the great outdoors triggered it. I had accepted that “being athletic” was never going to be my thing. It wasn’t until 2011 that I had a simple, yet life-changing thought that inspired me to change my life: “I would never survive the...

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Dining on the Disney Cruise Line

Dining on the Disney Cruise Line

By Kelly Rodriguez Is it true that a cruise ship is truly a floating buffet? Well, let me tell you more about the food options on a Disney Cruise Line ship and I’ll let you decide. What are the Dining options on the cruise ship and what’s included is a frequently asked question I receive. For breakfast you have 3 wonderful options: Cabanas, which is the wonderful buffet that’s open during the day and located on the aft of the ship. They...

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Animal Kingdom’s Kilimanjaro Safari – Jambo!

Animal Kingdom’s Kilimanjaro Safari – Jambo!

By Leandra Hernandez A must do at Disney’s Animal Kingdom is the Kilimanjaro Safari. Your safari will take place in a real safari truck driven by a highly trained safari leader and will last approximately 18 to 22 minutes. Depending on the time of year, time of day, and lots of other factors, each safari experience is different. Make sure to keep your eyes open for hidden Mickeys along the Safari. I will give you a hint, the flamingos live on...

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Disney Villains After Hours at Magic Kingdom

Disney Villains After Hours at Magic Kingdom

By Kenni Rich Want to take a walk on the wicked side? Pack your potions, indulge your inner villain and get ready to experience Disney Villains after the park closes in Magic Kingdom at Walt Disney World Resort. Disney Villains After Hours offers low attraction wait times, edgy entertainment, sinfully delicious food and event themed merchandise. My family and I took a walk on the vile side at this limited entry, separate ticketed event where we...

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Top Questions (& Answers) That I Get Asked Before a Booking

Top Questions (& Answers) That I Get Asked Before a Booking

By Erica Kocher Between meeting new people at events, people I meet during travel, and with friends that are booking their own vacations and then realizing how overwhelming it can be, I must confess, I have had a lot of inspiration to write about most of the questions that I get asked. I am often asked questions, such as: When is the best time to go to Disney? How can I get a deal on tickets? Why should I stay on property when it’s cheaper to...

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8 Must-Try Dishes for Your Italy Cruise

8 Must-Try Dishes for Your Italy Cruise

By: Norweigan Cruise Line Blog Staff 1. Cicchetti As you walk through the streets of Venice, you’ll undoubtedly pass countless bàcari, or cicchetti bars, along the way. Cicchetti are small plates of food, typically enjoyed with a glass a wine. This is Venice’s answer to tapas in Spain. Some cicchetti bars specialize in fried dishes, while others may primarily feature fresh fish, cheese, meat, etc. It’s not uncommon to...

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Kennedy Space Center is a forgotten gem!

Kennedy Space Center is a forgotten gem!

Rebecca Jones 1.2.20 The Kennedy Space Center Visitors Complex is a gem among Florida attractions. I don’t say that lightly, as someone who loves Walt Disney World, Discovery Cove, and Universal Orlando Resort. I always kind of skipped over the Kennedy Space Center as something my family wouldn’t necessarily enjoy. My goodness, was I wrong! We arrived around noon on a Wednesday in July, and the parking lot wasn’t nearly as full as I...

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8 Reasons to Book Your 2020 Disney Vacation Now

8 Reasons to Book Your 2020 Disney Vacation Now

Annette Miller 12/31/19 There are a million different reasons to book a vacation – from stress relief to family bonding to crossing things off your bucket list (and everything in between). Now that Disney has released their 2020 vacation packages, here are some reasons why now is the best time to start planning your next vacation. #1 – Best availability Booking early gives you the best availability on property. Choose your preferred hotel...

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Disneyland After Dark Events Announced for Winter/Spring 2020

Disneyland After Dark Events Announced for Winter/Spring 2020

by Michael Ramirez, Editorial Content Director, Disneyland Resort Disneyland After Dark—the specially themed, after-hours park experience featuring unique entertainment, special food, one-of-a-kind photo opportunities, collectible merchandise and more—kicks off 2020 with four distinct events at the Disneyland Resort! These separately ticketed evening events grant you special access to either Disneyland or Disney California...

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Top Five All-Inclusive Resorts in Puerto Vallarta

Top Five All-Inclusive Resorts in Puerto Vallarta

Puerto Vallarta boasts more than 300 days of sunshine and world-class beaches. No wonder it’s the same latitude as Hawaii! These are 5 of our favorite places to stay in this amazing destination. Garza Blanca Preserve Resort & Spa Nestled between a lush tropical jungle and the turquoise waters of the Bay of Banderas, Garza Blanca Preserve Resort & Spa is a serene escape with spacious honeymoon, one-, two-, and three-bedroom suites, as...

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An Introduction To Jamaican Culture & Traditions

An Introduction To Jamaican Culture & Traditions

By Kylie Morrow The Caribbean island of Jamaica is known for its colorful culture and long list of traditions. If you’re booking a last-minute vacation or looking far into the future, it’s time to add Jamaica to your list. And if you’re already going there, you’ll definitely want to read up on Jamaican culture, from the music that makes the perfect beach playlist, to the food that you’ll love sampling while you’re...

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