Mar 14


This has just been released from The Walt Disney World Resort!

Effective for reservations made March 21, 2018 and thereafter, standard overnight self-parking is available to registered Guests for a fee that will be applied to their hotel folio upon check-out. All parking fees include applicable tax.

Standard Overnight Parking charges per Resort Category:

Disney Value Resorts: $13 per night
Disney Moderate Resorts: $19 per night
Disney Deluxe and Deluxe Villa Resorts: $24 per night

Complimentary standard parking is available to Guests staying at Campsites at Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort. Each campsite provides parking space for one (1) motorized vehicle.

Valet Parking:
Valet Parking is available at select Disney Deluxe Resorts and Disney Deluxe Villas for $33 per night (sales tax included).

Guests with Disabilities
Designated parking areas are available throughout Walt Disney World Resort for Guests with disabilities. A valid disability parking permit is required.

Disney Vacation Club:
Members will not be charged for standard overnight self-parking when staying at a DVC Deluxe Villa, regardless of whether they use vacation points or another form of payment. Members also will not be charged to park when using vacation points to stay at a Walt Disney World Resort hotel.

Day Guests:
Complimentary standard self-parking is available while enjoying select dining, shopping, entertainment, and recreation experiences at Disney Resort hotels.

Nov 08

Christmas at Disney Resorts


If you ask me, ANY time is a great time to visit the Walt Disney World Resort, but Christmas time is unlike any other at the most magical place on Earth. Nowhere is this more evident than at the resort hotels on Disney property. While all the Disney hotels decorate to some degree, there are certain ones that stand out as especially beautiful and festive! They give a whole new meaning to “Haul out the Holly!”

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Oct 25

Adventures by Disney Vacations

Adventures by Disney


Three years ago, my husband and I were fortunate enough to take our children to Europe for a last big family vacation before our eldest headed off to college. The highlight of our trip was the few days we spent in Rome, Italy. Seeing the Colosseum and touring the Museums of The Vatican was absolutely amazing, truly a dream fulfilled. That said, in hindsight, I would have done things differently. The biggest change I would have made to our trip would have been taking an Adventures By Disney vacation! Having someone there that could have guided us along, answered questions, made recommendations, and secured the best experiences would have turned our good family vacation into a great family vacation. Continue reading

Oct 05

Using Disney’s Memory Maker

Magic Maker


Vacationing at the Walt Disney World Resort is the perfect place to create special memories with the ones you love. There are so many things to see and do, and the best part is you can create a one of a kind vacation tailored to your family. Sharing your memories with family and friends has never been easier with Disney’s Memory Maker. Continue reading

Sep 21

Epcot World Showcase Italy Pavilion

Epcot Italy pavilion

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A visit to the Epcot World Showcase offers a glimpse into the history and culture of other countries we may or may not travel to in our lifetime, and all without a passport.  Let’s take a brief look at the Italy Pavilion, shall we?

My family immigrated to America from Italy during the early decades of the 20th century. Both my paternal and my maternal Great Grandparents left their families behind and came through Ellis Island, New York, to start a better life for themselves and the generations to come after them. Continue reading