Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort | Gran Destino Tower

Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort opened at Walt Disney World in 1997 across from Disney’s Blizzard Beach water park. Closely situated near Disney’s Animal Kingdom theme park, EPCOT and Disney’s Hollywood Studios, Coronado Springs includes 10 dining locations (Toledo, Maya Grill, Three Bridges, Rix Sports Bar, Barcelona Lounge, Dahlia Lounge and more) and an array ofContinue reading “Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort | Gran Destino Tower”

DINOSAUR | Disney’s Animal Kingdom | DinoLand U.S.A.

Originally called Countdown to Extinction at Disney’s Animal Kingdom, DINOSAUR has been thrilling guests at Walt Disney World since April 22, 1998. As an Enhanced Motion Vehicle (EMV), Walt Disney Imagineering used the same ride design and track layout as Indiana Jones Adventure at Disneyland. For DINOSAUR, the story instead revolves around the CTX TimeContinue reading “DINOSAUR | Disney’s Animal Kingdom | DinoLand U.S.A.”

Space Mountain (Magic Kingdom | Walt Disney World)

Space Mountain opened at the Magic Kingdom in Walt DISNEY WORLD in 1975, becoming the first indoor tubular steel roller coaster. The original idea was conceived by Walt Disney for Disneyland, but after he passed away, the attraction was shifted to Florida, with Imagineer John Hench leading a team of talented Imagineers to bring thisContinue reading “Space Mountain (Magic Kingdom | Walt Disney World)”

Music of the Disney Revival Era

Disney Revival (2009-2021) films include The Princess and the Frog, Tangled, Winnie the Pooh, Wreck It Ralph, Frozen, Big Hero 6, Zootopia, Moana, Ralph Breaks the Internet, Frozen 2, Raya and the Last Dragon, and Encanto. These 12 films span a range of just 12 years and represent some modern favorites in Disney history. LikeContinue reading “Music of the Disney Revival Era”

Disney Vacation Club Basics

Disney Vacation Club offers Disney fans the opportunity to unlock years of magical vacations at Walt Disney World, Disneyland, Aulani and beyond. This year, my family finally made the decision to become Disney Vacation Club Members, buying directly from Disney with our home resort set to the Villas at Disney’s Grand Floridian. In this episode,Continue reading “Disney Vacation Club Basics”

EPCOT Mexico Pavilion, Gran Fiesta Tour

The Mexico Pavilion at EPCOT (including Gran Fiesta Tour and its predecessor, El Rio Del Tiempo) is full of authentic details that speak to the culture, history, music and cuisine of Mexico. Opening in 1982 with the park, the pavilion now features two table-service restaurants (San Angel Inn Restaurant and La Hacienda de San Angel),Continue reading “EPCOT Mexico Pavilion, Gran Fiesta Tour”

Solo Trips to Walt Disney World

Taking a solo trip to Disney can sometimes seem intimidating, especially if we’re used to traveling with our family and friends. In today’s episode, we discuss some of the reasons you might want to consider a solo trip to Walt Disney World, whether it be an add-on to a local conference for work, a soloContinue reading “Solo Trips to Walt Disney World”

Expedition Everest (Disney’s Animal Kingdom)

Expedition Everest opened at Disney’s Animal Kingdom on April 7, 2006 and is one of the highest rated Disney Park attractions. At 199 feet 6 inches tall, it’s the tallest attraction at Walt Disney World and a thrilling Vekoma-manufactured roller coaster. Complete with a highly detailed Imagineering backstory, authentic story-driven details (many directly purchased inContinue reading “Expedition Everest (Disney’s Animal Kingdom)”

Disney Trip Planning Advice 2023

If you’re planning a trip to Walt Disney World or Disneyland this year (2023), this podcast episode is for you, but the advice we offer is not strictly limited to this year alone, as several points we offer can be applied to any Disney vacation. In this podcast episode, we share some advice about what’sContinue reading “Disney Trip Planning Advice 2023”

Best Attraction Ride Vehicles at Disney

Ride vehicles at Disney Parks are more than just a form of transportation. In every instance they are an integral part of the story. Disney’s Imagineers work to create ride vehicles that fit within the theme of the attraction, efficiently transport guests to keep wait times low, and provide a safe and comfortable journey throughContinue reading “Best Attraction Ride Vehicles at Disney”