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Best Hotels Near Disney World: Easy-Breezy Luxury at the Waldorf Astoria Orlando

Disney and luxury may not be two words you often put together, but the Waldorf Astoria Orlando combines comfort and elegance just outside the Walt Disney World gates. Situated on almost 500 acres within the Bonnet Creek nature preserve, it’s among the best family hotels near Disney World, home to a wealth of kid-friendly amenities and activities. When it’s…

Aulani, A Disney Resort & Spa Celebrates 5 Years of Hawaiian Magic

When Aulani, A Disney Resort & Spa opened in 2011 in Oahu’s manicured Ko Olina community, exuberant Disney fans embraced the resort’s authentic Hawaiian theme with touches of the brand’s magic woven throughout. As Aulani celebrates its fifth anniversary, the resort has matured in classic Disney style, making changes based on guest experience and feedback while continuing to…

2010 Holiday Happenings

For many, the holidays mean travel. Making the trek to family on the other side of the country, escaping to a beach in Mexico, or skiing. Spending the holiday somewhere special has its perks, but my family does an amazing amount of excursions over the weekends leading up to (and after) Christmas and New Year’s.

We may not be hopping on and off of planes, but we’re definitely hitting the road to take advantage of the whirlwind of great “holiday things” on the calendar.

Welcome to October! Halloween Haunt Round Up

When Halloween falls on a weekend, it’s scary how many great events there are to choose from. Museums, amusement parks, even zoos get into the spooky spirit. Plan ahead, with so much to see and do, you’ll need all that sugar to keep the family moving.

Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween

Whether you’re a fan of Disney World or not, you have to admit they throw a great party! Halloween is no exception. Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party …

Choosing Between Disneyland Hotels

Now that I have children, I’m becoming a bit of a Disney freak. Last year my family bought annual passes and visited Disneyland at least once every other month. We live in San Diego, about an hour and a half hour away, so it’s a pretty easy day trip for us. However, it’s more fun and relaxing to sleep in Anaheim so we can spend the whole day at the park.

I have stayed in all three Disneyland-owned hotels.