Florida Residents, Lucky Ducks!!

Oh, to live in Florida right now! 
Disney is offering some sweet deals for Florida residents.
 "For example, rates for a standard room at Disney’s All-Star Music Resort – if booked by June 19 — start at just $107 per night, plus tax, for stays most Thursday – Sunday nights."

Fore more info on this deal check out Walt Disney World's Monstrous Summer News!

Doing a kid-free Disney trip this year??

Here is a great article about some of the amazing things you can do at Walt Disney World when you are having a kid-free trip or just a kid-free afternoon. I've done Dolphins in Depth, Characters in Flight, and the best: Keys to the Kingdom Tour. They are each so interesting and fun to do. Even if you're alone they are quite fun. I did the Dolphins in Depth by myself and had a blast. Disney cast members always make things special for each person.
Check out the blog and I hope it helps you with planning your next Walt Disney World trip!!

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New Tangled Short Film!

If you plan to see Disney's Beauty and the Beast in 3D then you'll be treated to the new animated short called “Tangled Ever After” by Walt Disney's Animation Studio. It opens today, January 13, 2012.
See The Disney Blog for more info!

This week in WDW

Last week my family headed down to Walt Disney World to camp out at Fort Wilderness and see some sights. My folks and I are still here but I thought I'd share some of what we have seen and done so far.

My aunt took this one when some of us went up in the Characters In Flight balloon at Downtown Disney.  Yes, it's scary. But it's an amazing view.

 My dad took this one when I was on the phone. Rainy day in Fort Wilderness.

This one I took this one on one of the transportation boats between the Magic Kingdom and Fort Wilderness. 

Here is my favorite part of the It's A Small World Ride. I remember loving this as a little girl.

Space cowboy? Taken at Downtown Disney.

At Hollywood Studios they have a make your own Lightsaber station that seemed pretty popular.

My brother came and visited us at our camp site. Having a golf cart is such a good idea when staying at  Fort Wilderness.

Hollywood Studios character greeting area left a sea of strolers.

Final picture was taken by my Dad. It's the docks at sunset here at Fort Wilderness.

It's still raining here. But it's way more cozy in a camper than in a hotel room. Fort Wilderness is a great place to stay. We ate take out from the Trails End Restaurant and came back to watch movies. It was a nice change to have a evening that was nice and cool just hanging out at camp.
More photos later

Walt Disney World Minecraft

As a gamer, I was excited to come across this video on a great Disney blog I found called The Disney Blog, I tried Minecraft because so many friends just love it. For those who don't know, in Minecraft you build, a lot, for example you have to build your oven so you can cook things you will need later. The cool factor of Minecraft is it's look. Everything is pixelated and made with blocks. Zombies also come out and try to destroy your creations at night.

I did find it interesting but it wasn't for me. However, THIS is my kind of Minecraft. It's created by three brothers who call themselves Solstice. You can see more of their youtube gaming videos here.

What I find interesting about the design is the attention to detail. The video starts off at the Monorail taking you through the front gate right up to the castle. Also, they do not use the Cinderella castle. I won't tell you what they use but I think most Disney fan's will be pleased.

Disney Castles From Around The World

Soon, there will be a Disneyland in Shanghai!
For info and artist renderings of the upcoming Shanghai Disneyland Resort go here. From the drawings it appears to look like a  Cinderella Castle. Anyone know for sure?

Here are the other Disney Castles from around the world. My personal favorite is the Cinderella Castle in Florida. 

Cinderella's Castle in Tokyo, Japan

Cinderella's Castle at Walt Disney World in Florida

Sleeping Beauty's Castle at Disneyland in California

Sleeping Beauty Castle in Disneyland Hong Kong

Sleeping Beauty's Castle in Disneyland Paris, France

NEW!! Disney to open Art of Animation Resort at Walt Disney World in 2012

Art of Animation Resort
Walt Disney World has a new resort under construction. From the artists rendering seen here in Disney Parks Blog, the buildings and ambiance resemble the All Star resorts with the large characters and spirited over-sized objects that appear to be  Pixar and Disney animated characters.
More information can be seen here where Jennifer Fickley-Baker, Social Media Manager updates on the topping out ceremony for the resort. 
According to Jennifer, the "Disney’s Art of Animation Resort is set to open in early Summer 2012 and is already available for booking. "