Walt Disney World

Disney World reveals Pandora – The World of AVATAR food and drink

Walt Disney World continues to release new information almost daily about the new Pandora – The World of Avatar expansion coming to Disney’s Animal Kingdom. Today, we got a first-look at some of the food and drink options coming to this new area. Satu’li Canteen Satu’li Canteen will be the healthy eating option inside Pandora […]

Volcano Bay: 4 biggest takeaways

Disney World announces opening date for Copper Creek Villas & Cabins

Walt Disney World announced today that the new Copper Creek Villas & Cabins at Disney’s Wilderness Lodge will officially be ready for its first guests on July 17, 2017. There will be a total of 184 vacation homes, including Deluxe Studios, one- and two-bedroom Villas, and even three-bedroom Grand Villas, which sleep up to 12 people. There […]

Volcano Bay: 4 biggest takeaways

Disney World confirms the return of Epcot International Festival of the Arts in 2018

Walt Disney World confirmed today that the Epcot International Festival of the Arts will be returning in 2018. This parkwide event at Epcot features a variety of visual, culinary and performing arts exhibits and ran for a total of six weekends throughout January and February in 2017. Some of the highlights from 2017 included art pieces from […]

Volcano Bay: 4 biggest takeaways

New ‘Caring for Giants’ African Elephant experience available at Animal Kingdom

A new experience is available for guests that visit Disney’s Animal Kingdom called Caring for Giants, where guests can get closer than ever to African elephants. The whole experience runs approximately 60 minutes and during the trip, guests will be able to get an up-close look at what goes into caring for these giant creatures. […]

Volcano Bay: 4 biggest takeaways

Walt Disney Imagineer Joe Rohde explains how ‘Avatar’ will continue Animal Kingdom’s legacy

When Disney’s Animal Kingdom opened back in 1998, one of the biggest aspects of the park was the focus on the conservation and preservation of nature. In an all-new video, Walt Disney Imagineer Joe Rohde explains how the parks newest and biggest expansion ever, Pandora – The World of Avatar, will continue that legacy. Joe […]

Volcano Bay: 4 biggest takeaways

Walt Disney World announces new Sip, Savor, Sparkle event at Contemporary Resort

UPDATE (3-13-17) Walt Disney World has extended this event until September 24 2017 at Disney’s Contemporary Resort. Walt Disney World announced a new seperate ticketed event today called Sip, Savor, Sparkle. The event will take place at the California Grill at the Contemporary Resort, which is located on the 15th story of the resort. The event begins […]

Volcano Bay: 4 biggest takeaways

Walt Disney World gives us our closest look yet at the Na’vi River Journey attraction in new video

Walt Disney World has remained pretty hush, hush about the two new attractions inside Pandora – The World of Avatar at Animal Kingdom, the Na’vi River Journey and Flight of Passage. The park has released tiny video clips and photos from inside each attraction, some barely even noticeable. But the park released a new video giving […]

Volcano Bay: 4 biggest takeaways

Walt Disney World announces massive expansion to Coronado Springs and updates to Caribbean Beach Resort

Walt Disney World announced massive changes coming to both Coronado Springs and Caribbean Beach Resorts today. The changes include new additions and upgrades to both resorts. Coronado Springs will be receiving the biggest update with the addition of a new 15-story tower that will add 500 rooms to the resort. The new tower will feature both suites and […]

Volcano Bay: 4 biggest takeaways

RUMOR: New gondola transportation system could be coming to Walt Disney World

Update 4/18/17: According to the Orlando Sentinel, new documents have been discovered via the Reedy Creek Improvement District that give us even more information on the rumored gondola system coming to Walt Disney World. The new documents mention that it will indeed link Disney’s Hollywood Studios, Epcot, Caribbean Beach Resort, and an area between Pop Century Resort […]

Volcano Bay: 4 biggest takeaways

3 beginner tips to get the most out of MyMagic+ and FastPass+ at Walt Disney World

Walt Disney World’s MyMagic+ can sometimes be a little confusing for first time guests to embrace on their first vacation to Walt Disney World. Between MagicBand’s, FastPass+ and everything in-between, it is a lot to absorb as you get ready for your Walt Disney World vacation. With these simple tips, hopefully it will be that […]

Volcano Bay: 4 biggest takeaways

Geyser Point Bar & Grill now open at Disney’s Wilderness Lodge at Walt Disney World Resort

The first part of a massive expansion coming to Disney’s Wilderness Lodge at Walt Disney World is now open.  The Geyser Point Bar & Grill officially opened its doors today and features a full service bar and a quick service restaurant featuring breakfast, lunch and dinner. A variety of small plate options can be purchased […]

Volcano Bay: 4 biggest takeaways

New fireworks show coming to Magic Kingdom at Walt Disney World

Wishes Nighttime Spectacular will be ending on May 11 at the Magic Kingdom. It will be replaced with “Happily Ever After” beginning on May 12. Disney describes the show as “a new nighttime spectacular that captures the heart, humor and emotions of Disney films through awe-inspiring fireworks, state-of-the-art projections and brilliant lasers.” The show will […]

Volcano Bay: 4 biggest takeaways

Rivers of Light opening date and dining packages released

Originally announced back in 2013, Rivers of Light seems to finally have an official starting date, February 17, 2017.  The first show, according to DisneyWorld.com, will begin at 7:15 PM.  The show will then have performances on Saturday, Sunday, Tuesday and Thursday, and then will be switching to a nightly show beginning April 8.  From […]

Volcano Bay: 4 biggest takeaways

PHOTO GALLERY: Disney’s Rivers of Light nighttime show preview at Animal Kingdom

In a surprise move, Walt Disney World put on a private showing of Rivers of Light this evening for their Social Media Moms. The new nighttime show calls Animal Kingdom home and was initially announced  in 2014. Since then, the show was delayed multiple times. There were previews for Cast Members in late November, however tonight’s […]

Volcano Bay: 4 biggest takeaways

Complimentary Mosquito Repellent Available at Universal, Disney, and SeaWorld

Universal Orlando, Disney World, and SeaWorld Entertainment will begin providing complimentary mosquito repellent beginning Sunday, August 28, 2016. This is a direct response to the Zika virus that has been locally transmitted via mosquitos in Miami Beach and Pinellas County. Miami is roughly 204 miles away from Orlando; Pinellas County is roughly 73 miles away. […]

Volcano Bay: 4 biggest takeaways

Frozen Ever After: you deserve better

I love bad attractions. Usually they’re the combined effort of a bunch of incredibly talented people trying something new and failing in a spectacular fashion. For as terrible as the Journey Into Your Imagination attraction was (and terrible is definitely an understatement) it all came from a unique idea of trying to quantify something completely unquantifiable: […]

Volcano Bay: 4 biggest takeaways

Town Center breathes new life into Disney Springs

This week, Disney Springs (formerly Downtown Disney) opened their newest district of their rebranded shopping and dining destination. The Town Center focuses on upscale shopping with a design aesthetic than can only be described as classic Florida. In a word, it’s stunning. In more words, you’ll have to check out the rest of the article. What’s […]

Volcano Bay: 4 biggest takeaways

Disney awakens with six massive announcements

This week at Walt Disney World’s Awaken Summer event, the company made several massive announcements about their slate of projects opening this year and beyond. Here are the six you absolutely cannot miss. 1. Disney’s Animal Kingdom awakens at night Starting this Memorial Day weekend, Disney’s Animal Kingdom will debut their new nighttime offerings to […]

Volcano Bay: 4 biggest takeaways

How Disney is trying to change the theme park industry

It seems as if the theme park industry is undergoing some kind of quiet, not-quite-behind-the-scenes revolution in how the park operators charge the public and, thereby, increase their profit margin – call it the surcharge war, attempting to make consumers pay more for services they either already receive or will get slightly more of. Unsurprisingly, […]

Volcano Bay: 4 biggest takeaways

Enhanced security screening at Universal, Disney, and SeaWorld

All US Universal, Disney, and SeaWorld parks have added additional security measures for the holiday season, in what appears to be a coordinated decision. The security changes include randomly selected secondary screening at all three major Orlando properties. Disney has contracted crowd management and security company CSC to operate metal detectors at all bag check areas. The […]

Volcano Bay: 4 biggest takeaways