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First Look at Disney’s Riviera Resort

Rain BlankenBlog, News, Resorts

Riviera Resort Living Room

Is it ever too early for pancakes and live music? We had arrived bright and early at the Disney Vacation Club (DVC) Preview Center at the Saratoga Springs Resort at Walt Disney World, eager to get a sneak peek of the new Riviera Resort. Our photographer, Courtney Reynolds, and I were all set for a … Read More

#FoodieFriday at Epcot Food and Wine Festival: Japan

Rain BlankenBlog, Epcot, Food

epcot food and wine japan

2019 Epcot Food and Wine Festival Review: Japan’s Frothy Ramen Welcome back, foodie friends! Each Friday during the Epcot International Food and Wine Festival, we’re taking you with us on Instagram to feature a single dish from our country of choice. Follow us @wdwmagazine to join in the fun each week! Japan’s Frothy Ramen This … Read More

2019 Eat to the Beat Concert Series Line-Up

Rain BlankenBlog, Epcot

2019 Eat to the Beat Concert Series Lineup

Here’s the full concert line-up for the 2019 Epcot International Food & Wine Festival Eat to the Beat Concert Series! Last year I was shuffling past France, a delectable snack in each hand when a familiar song filled the air. Is that… Smash Mouth?? What I thought was a leisurely night of food tasting was … Read More

Fall into These Disney Springs Hotel Discounts

Rain BlankenBlog, News, Resorts

halloween party pass

Blue milk on Batuu, a deadly bride wandering Magic Kingdom, and four new food booths at the Epcot Food and Wine Festival. With so many new experiences at Walt Disney World this fall, we can’t blame you for already planning your next vacation — and these Disney resort hotels just made it a little easier. … Read More

Is it Worth It? Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party Pass

Rain BlankenBlog, News

Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party Pass

I have a complaint about Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party: I can only go once a year. With the price of each night’s party ranging from $79 to $135 per party night, it’s a one-and-done situation for me every year.  In response to this truly scary conundrum, Disney is now offering the Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Party Pass. … Read More

Disney Withdrawal: Symptoms and Treatment

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disney withdrawal Statue at casey''s corner looks at cinderella castle

“I’m sorry, ma’am. It looks like you’ve got… Disney withdrawal.”  You’re not alone. “Disney Withdrawl”, or the more extreme, “After Disney Depression”, affects thousands of Walt Disney World fans each year. Symptoms include pointing out clouds that look like Andy’s wallpaper, literally whistling while you work, and insisting that Target adopt Extra Magic Hours. While … Read More