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Jimmie is a retired school teacher from Texas, who has been going to Disney World for 25 years. He has experience in taking large groups to Disney, in addition to taking his own children and grandchildren. Jimmie and his wife Rhonda make annual trips to Disney World, Disneyland, and sail on the Disney Cruise Line.

Did You Know You Could Do These 10 Things At Walt Disney World Resorts?

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When you think of Walt Disney World, what comes to mind? Maybe your first thought is of the Magic Kingdom and the iconic Cinderella Castle. Possibly you envision Spaceship Earth at Epcot or dining in World Showcase. If you’ve stayed at a Disney resort hotel, maybe you have fond memories of the Contemporary, the Wilderness Lodge or Pop Century. There ...

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Top 20 Secret Disney Tips

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Disney World is the most popular vacation destination in the world. Due to its size and popularity, planning a trip to this magical place can be daunting. It’s always a good idea to get tips and information from those who have been there before, maybe even several trips. From someone who has just completed his 20th trip to Disney World ...

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3 Best Ways to Make Advance Dining Reservations at Walt Disney World

50s Primetime Cafe Fried Chicken

One of the best parts of taking a trip to Walt Disney World in Florida is the food! There are table service restaurants, counter-service restaurants and snack locations galore. You’ll want to make sure to book at least one or two table service restaurants during your trip. They are all well-themed and fun. Plus, it’s a great time to try ...

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8 Cool Ways to Travel Around the Walt Disney World Resort

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When you think of Walt Disney World, if you picture your local theme park, think again! Because of Walt Disney’s original idea for E.P.C.O.T. (Experimental Prototype Community of Tomorrow), Disney World is really more like a large city, with its own local city works department, fire department, roads and transportation. There are many ways to get around Disney World, including ...

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Disney Dining Reservations 101 – 5 Things You Should Know

Be Our Guest

A big part of any Disney World vacation is the food. There are literally hundreds of restaurants and snack locations around the theme parks, resort hotels and entertainment venues. You can access the menus of any Disney World food service location on-line. Consider trying at least one or two table-service restaurants during your Disney vacation. Not only will you enjoy ...

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The Perfect Planning Timeline for a Day at Epcot

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Epcot, or E.P.C.O.T., an acronym for Experimental Prototype Community of Tomorrow, was originally intended to be the heart of Walt Disney’s “Florida Project”. After he died in 1966, these plans were put on hold for a time. The Magic Kingdom opened in 1971 and was thought of as an east coast Disneyland. When the Disney Imagineers later revisited the idea ...

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10 Amazing Facts about Tomorrowland’s PeopleMover

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Walt Disney was a very forward-thinking individual. Historians have called him “a man ahead of his times”. When he planned his “Florida Project”, Epcot was going to be the center of everything, where residents lived in a community always on the edge of tomorrow. One particular aspect was transportation. Walt wanted a convenient way to provide mass transit around his ...

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The 11 Most Dazzling Sights At Magic Kingdom In The Daytime

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The Magic Kingdom at Walt Disney World in Florida is the most popular theme park in the world, with roughly 20 million visitors per year. There is a reason for that: attention to detail. The Disney imagineers have gone to great length to bring the details to life. At the Magic Kingdom, you can escape reality for the magical world ...

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Do You Know What’s Behind The Splendor Of Disney’s Festival Of Fantasy Parade? Here are 15 Amazing Facts

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In March of 2014, Disney unveiled its newest afternoon parade at the Magic Kingdom, Festival of Fantasy. This new parade uses innovative floats, costumes and an all-new soundtrack that features songs from popular Disney films. Here are 15 amazing facts about Festival of Fantasy Parade! 1) New Floats – The floats are designed to look as if they were created by ...

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Do You Know What’s Really Going On At Kilimanjaro Safaris? Here Are 8 Fun Behind The Scenes Facts!

Kilimanjaro Safari

Walt Disney had a long-held fascination with animals and wanted to do something with live animals at Disneyland. It sounded good in theory but reality was different. Not until many years after his death did Disney decide to go forward with live animals in their theme parks. The Animal Kingdom opened in 1998 at Walt Disney World with much fanfare ...

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