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Disney’s Magical Express Retired! Now What?

Disney’s Magical Express Retired! Now What?

An era met its end this month. As of the first of this year, Disney’s Magical Express finished its run serving guests of the Walt Disney World Resort. Most guests who flew into the Orlando International Airport will have fond memories of scanning their Magic Bands in...

Drawn Back to Life

Drawn Back to Life

Second time’s the charm? Sure. Let’s go with that. Back in the heady days of 2019, Disney and Cirque du Soleil poised to release their newest creation. The Cirque’s previous show, La Nouba, played at Disney Springs for ten years, starting way back when the shopping...

ConciEARS Favorite Destination D23 Moments

ConciEARS Favorite Destination D23 Moments

Destination D23 came and went this year with plenty of fanfare. The east-coast equivalent of the famous D23 Expo might be a bit smaller in scope than its west-coast cousin, but it never fails to deliver! This year, the celebration of all things Disney tossed out a few...

The Holidays are Coming. . . .

The Holidays are Coming. . . .

The day after any holiday at Disneyland is a fascinating time. Lie down one night at the Disneyland Hotel, dreaming of the reds, browns, and oranges of the Halloween decorations. Wake up the next morning and you are sure to see the frosted evergreens of winter! It’s...

runDisney is back!

runDisney is back!

Fitness fans rejoice! Disney's signature race was run this past weekend. The Wine & Dine Half Marathon Weekend marks a return to big events at The Walt Disney World Resort and it looks like the weekend was a smash! Picture Courtesy Disney It's great to see people...

Celebrate the 50th Anniversary with Beacons of Magic!

Celebrate the 50th Anniversary with Beacons of Magic!

They’re putting pop lights on Spaceship Earth, they said. As EPCOT continued its transformation, the denizens of the internet jumped all over this new project that seemed to be adding large lights at the junctions where nine-hundred fifty-four isosceles triangles met...

Attractions We Love: Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster Starring Aerosmith

Attractions We Love: Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster Starring Aerosmith

It’s time to take a little ride through another of our favorite attractions. There may be a lot of buzz at the Magic Kingdom of late, but this 50th anniversary celebration is about the whole resort! With that in mind, let’s take a look at one of Walt Disney World’s...

Magic Kingdom Snacks to Celebrate the 50th!

Magic Kingdom Snacks to Celebrate the 50th!

Walt Disney World parks are pulling out all the stops for the 50th anniversary of the resort! One of the celebrations getting the most attention is the myriad assortment of food options sprinkled around the parks like so many  . . . um, sprinkles atop so...

A New Way to Compliment

A New Way to Compliment

One of the secrets to Disney’s success is its cast members. Walt considered his park employees part of the show, naming them accordingly. A while back I relayed some of my experience with exceptional cast members and suggested ways to thank them for their efforts....

ConciEARS First Trip to WDW

ConciEARS First Trip to WDW

Happy anniversary, Walt Disney World! The time is finally here! Months of planning finally paying off. Regardless of how guests respond to the new fireworks shows, special treats, and nostalgic merch, you have to admit it’s fun to experience. Our illustrious founder,...

Enhance your Night with Dessert Parties

Enhance your Night with Dessert Parties

I can picture my trip around the Seven Seas Lagoon as keenly today as I did when I experienced it years ago. The serenity of a relatively exclusive trip on the ferry paired with a unique vantage point to watch the Magic Kindom’s then-nighttime-spectacular Wishes. It...

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