All-Star Resorts

Disney’s Magical Express Coming to an End

Disney has begun to remove signage at the Walt Disney Resorts for “Disney’s Magical Express” which was a FREE shuttle service for guests from Orlando International Airport and each Walt Disney Resort. The free service which started in 2005 will come to an end on January 1, 2022. It is assumed that the signage within

Planning a Disney World Trip – Third Time is the Charm (hopefully)

It has to happen this time, it just has to.  For the third time we are attempting to book our family vacation to Disney World to celebrate our oldest daughter’s graduation from high school. Our first attempt was for April, 2020.  We were able to book all of the bells and whistles for this trip

Is This the Final Straw for Disney Fans? Disney Cancels the Magical Express

Did Disney just push loyal fans to the breaking point? Could this be the final straw that deters loyal fans from visiting the Disney World Resort in Orlando? Disney announced yesterday that they would no longer be offering the Magical Express in 2022 for those visitors that stay at one of the Disney World Resorts. 

Disney Vacation Cancelled… AGAIN

In the fifteen plus years that my family has been going to Disney World we have never had such a heart-wrenching year as this year.  For the second time this year, we have cancelled reservations to Disney World. Our first trip was planed for the week of April 15th and Covid-19 obliterated those plans, not

Will It Be Disney World or a VERY Expensive Six Flags?

Each day we are receiving new information from Disney that is making us cringe. If you’ve been following this Blog, you know that we originally had a vacation planned for April, 2020 that Covid-19 totally obliterated.  Those plans were to celebrate the 20th Wedding Anniversary of my wife and I.  It was to also celebrate

Disney Sends Email to Guests with Resort Reservations

Below is a copy of the email that was sent to customers that have active reservations at Disney Resorts.

Disney Trip Update

Universal Orlando has announced an opening date! Now the waiting game for those of us that have Disney vacations scheduled for this Summer begins.  We originally had scheduled our vacation for April, but Covid-19 took care of that.  Beginning of May it was looking as though Disney would be reopening the parks in Orlando sometime

Planning a Disney Trip… Take Two

DisneyDawgs is in the process of re-booking our 2020 Disney World Vacation and we are crossing our fingers that this one will happen. Our first attempt to get to Orlando was thwarted by the COVID-19 virus and cancelled and we thought that our last change at a family vacation was taken from us.  But, Disney

Discover A Message from Mickey Mouse After Your Walt Disney World Resort Vacation

If you stay 3 nights or longer at a Disney Resort Hotel during 2020, you will receive a letter thanking you for visiting.  This is no ordinary letter.  Within the letter there will be a QR code that will unlock a hidden screen on the Play Disney Parks app.  This screen will allow you to

FastPasses Booked!!!

We’ve been waiting since September for this date, FASTPASS DAY!!! We have booked our FastPasses tonight and have gotten the following rides Mickey & Minnie’s Runaway Railway Slinky Dog Dash Flight of Passage Seven Dwarfs Mine Train We got really lucky to be able to get three of the four major rides (Rise of the

Trip Planning – Planning to be away

If you’ve been following the Blog regarding planning a trip for Disney World in Orlando, FL, you have seen that we have been only focusing on what you will need to do or need to have when you are in Florida.  But, what are the things that you need to do at home BEFORE you

Trip Planning – Getting our Ducks in a Row.

Hi Everyone, welcome back to our Vacation Planning Blog for our 2020 Disney World Vacation. Our last post we showed how we secured airfare from Rhode Island to Orlando if you haven’t read that post, click here We have now purchased the most important part of our trip, room, tickets, and more. When we first

Onsite McDonald’s Closes… Sort of

If you are having a hankering for some fries or a Big Mac while staying at a Disney World Resort. You are going to have a take a little longer of a ride, for now. The McDonald’s location located outside of the All-Star Resorts and in the vicinity of Animal Kingdom closed its doors on

Disney Raises Resort Parking Fees

Disney has announce that parking fees at the Disney World Resort hotels would be increasing ahead of the opening of Galaxy’s Edge in August. New parking rates are as follows: Value Resorts: Raised from $13/night to $15/night Moderate Resorts: Raised form $19/night to $20/night Deluxe Resorts: Raised from $24/night to $25/night All increased rates will

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