New Guide Map for Downtown Disney!

   0  0  0  New  0   According to Disney Dining, there is a new guide map for Downtown Disney, making the complete transformation, which is expected to happen in 2016, more of a reality. In fact, the title “Disney Springs” is more prominent than the words “Downtown Disney” on the cover of the new map.     The guide …

Downtown Disney is Officially Disney Springs!

  by Kimberly  0  0  0  12  0   It’s official- Downtown Disney is now Disney Springs!     Downtown Disney originally debuted in 1975 where it was actually called Lake Buena Vista Shopping Village. The area transformed over the years and the name Downtown Disney was coined in 1997. Imagineers decided it was time to reimage this area to …

Halloween at Disney World

  by Dixie (Shreveport, LA)   Can you tell me what you know about the festivities at Ft.Wilderness (trick or treating, sing along, etc.)? Or about Trick or Treating at Downtown Disney?   We are planning on coming Oct. 31, but thought about attending the Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party on Nov. 1. I thought this party might be …

Dine in Downtown Disney.

by Jay (Hamilton, Canada)   Hi Dad!   Great blog…thanks for all the great tips.   We just booked for 2 days in November and are staying at the “Disney” Holiday Inn. How expensive is it to dine in Downtown Disney? We are not driving so we’re limited with our options on where to eat.   Thanks,   JK   …

Goodbye, DisneyQuest – Hello, NBA Experience!

DisneyQuest first opened in Downtown Disney back on June 19, 1998.  Since then, there have been multiple discussions within Disney to construct other DisneyQuests outside the Walt Disney World Resort.  You may recall that there was in fact a DisneyQuest Chicago, but closed September 4, 2001.  There were plans to duplicate this indoor interactive “theme park” (or arcade, if you wish) …

Souvenir Saturday: Disney Vacation Club and Annual Passholder Pins

I’ll just go right ahead and say it… I’m obsessed with Disney Pins (and Vinylmation too)! I’ve been collecting Disney Pins for as long as I can remember and Vinylmation figures since they were released in 2008.  For this week’s Souvenir Saturday, I’ll share one avenue of my collection that just never gets old to me… A huge factor that …

5 Can’t-Miss Quick Eats at Disney Springs

Sometimes on vacation you want to sit back, relax, and enjoy a meal, dessert, or drink.  Other times, there’s so much to do and see you want to grab and go, Go, GO! When you’re at Disney Springs in need of great grub on the run, dash into one of these spots for a little something to fit the bill: …

Food at the Hoop Dee Doo Review

Foodie Friday: Cornbread

Howdy folks!  Today on Foodie Friday we’re looking at a hearty, crowd-pleasing southern-inspired dish that can be found all over Walt Disney World!  It’s everyone’s favorite side dish… Cornbread Now, cornbread isn’t an exclusive-to-Disney menu item, but it’s much beloved across American, and it’s not exception here!  In fact, cornbread is so popular that several versions of it are available …