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Walt Disney World and School

Walt Disney World is open every day of the year (barring weather emergencies).  School is open, in the US, for most of the year.  Odds are, if you plan a Walt Disney World vacation, there is a good chance that you need to pull your children out of school to attend.  Disney kind of ensures this by making major vacation times (summer, Christmas, Spring Break, President’s Day Weekend) more expensive than other times of the year.  Airlines are to blame as well by charging higher fares around these breaks.  Just from an affordability standpoint, it is easier to pull your children out of school and take them to Disney while school is in session.  Some schools and administrations take a dim view to this.  So here are some strategies to “help your case” if confronted.

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My Number 1 Counter Service Location: Contempo Cafe

This month on the Peach Loop of The Blogorail, we are talking some of  the best counter service location at Walt Disney World.  My favorite is the Contempo Cafe located at The Contemporary Resort just steps away from The Magic Kingdom.   Read more to find out why.

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How To Beat the Crowds at the Food & Wine Festival

EPCOT’s Food and Wine Festival is one of the most popular time of year for EPCOT.  Vacationers and Orlando locals, alike, flock to the theme park to enjoy the international cuisine offered by the festival.  This year’s festival is the longest on record starting on August 31 and ending on November 13.   The festival is filled with special demonstrations, concerts, along with more than 50 booths scattered through the World Showcase and now into Future World.  All of these events bring lots of people.  What are some good ways to avoid the crowds and get the most out of the festival?

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Ode to the Citrus Swirl

photo courtesy of theme park review

Adventureland in Magic Kingdom is home to two of the best frozen snacks at Walt Disney World: The Dole Whip and The Citrus Swirl.  The Dole Whip is the favorite for most people.  Me?  I’m in the minority.  I love the Citrus Swirl.  I love most things with orange flavoring.  To me, it just tastes great.  Let’s take a closer look at the Citrus Swirl.

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Disney’s Contemporary – A Classic Resort

Contemporary Pool #2

Welcome to this month’s Blogorail Orange Loop. Today we are sharing our reviews of the deluxe resorts at Walt Disney World.


 

My favorite resort on all of the Walt Disney World Resort property is The Contemporary.  I loved this resort since I was a child.  I loved the fact that a monorail ran through the center of the hotel because of its iconic A-Frame structure.  If you ask people what they think of, besides the castle, when they think of Walt Disney World chances are they will mention The Contemporary and/or the monorail.  There are so many reasons to love this iconic Disney original.

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