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The EPCOT International Festival of the Arts is making headlines again!




Paddlefish in Disney Springs has an opening date! Paddlefish, the new restaurant in Disney Springs that is replacing Fulton Crab House, has finally received and opening day, February 4th. Paddlefish will be a Fine/Signature dining location featuring American and Seafood entrees. At this point, the Disney website indicates that the Disney Dining Plan will not be accepted at Paddlefish.


Festival of the Arts features fun photo opportunities you DON’T want to miss. At the EPCOT International Festival of the Arts, there are some cool photo opportunities around the park. Several Photopass locations even have Magic Shots with Figment. If you want to impress your friends, you can even be “inserted” into some famous masterpieces! CLICK HERE FOR THE FULL STORY


Brunch with a Twist returns! If you have a little extra cash in your pocket, consider booking a special dining opportunity for you and your sweetie on February 11th. “Brunch with a Twist” is returning to Citricos at the Grand Floridian. The brunch features a five-course meal from Disney’s top chefs. There will also be an opportunity to ask questions as you watch your meal being created. The cost is $169 per person and includes gratuity. CLICK HERE FOR THE FULL STORY


Magic returns for Disney Vacation Club members. Members of Disney Vacation Club, you’re in luck! You will continue to enjoy “after hours” events in 2017. This is a free event that offers short wait times, special character appearances, and free snacks at a featured Disney theme park. Mark your calendars to visit Magic Kingdom on February 24th and March 3rd, Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon on June 22nd, 28th, and July 5th, and 13th, Disney’s Animal Kingdom on September 6th and 13th and EPCOT on December 4th and 11th. Dad should really consider joining!




Is Disney Junior: Live On Stage going to become a screen based show like Turtle Talk with Crush? CLICK HERE TO READ MORE


expedition everest

Expedition Everest has some of the best thrills in Animal Kingdom – Photo by Mike Billick.


Fun Stuff


Is Expedition Everest your favorite thrill ride at Walt Disney World? Share your story with Dad!


What are the best ways to save money during breakfast time at Walt Disney World? Here are some great ones!


You NEED a travel agent for YOUR Walt Disney World vacation. See why! Plan the best vacation ever by taking your next step!


What’s the BEST way to deal with crowds at Walt Disney World? Take Dad’s simple advice, check out his #1 planning tool! Get access here.


Here are 10 simple steps in planning your next Walt Disney World vacation. #10 is the most important step!



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