It’s Official — Downtown Disney Is Now Disney Springs

Today marks the official name change of the Downtown Disney area to Disney Springs. First known as the Lake Buena Vista Shopping Center in 1975 and later named Downtown Disney in 1997, the area has already begun its new transformation and will now be known as Disney Springs. Originally, the area was to be a shopping center aimed at local residents so they could satisfy their Disney cravings. With the addiction of nightclubs in the mid 1098’s at Pleasure Island, a ticketed area with access to multiple clubs for one price, the area became popular with an decidedly older clientele. Although successful, Continue reading It’s Official — Downtown Disney Is Now Disney Springs

Best Ways To Celebrate At Walt Disney World

Whether it’s a birthday or an anniversary or a family reunion there are lots of great ways to make your celebration at Walt Disney World unique and memorable. First things first! Make sure you note on your resort reservation and dining reservations that you are celebrating an event. You may just receive a “Happy Birthday” from a cast member upon check-in or a signed card from Mickey Mouse. Or more. Anything is possible. Purchase the Memory Maker option in advance. Not only will you save money on pictures, it’ll be one more thing off your to-do list before you leave. Continue reading Best Ways To Celebrate At Walt Disney World

Enjoy It One Last Time: Disney’s Osborne Lights To Disappear After This Holiday Season

Tips for the Osborne Family Spectacle of Lights

To make way for the new Star Wars Land that we talked about yesterday, a popular Walt Disney World holiday tradition is enjoying its last and final year:  The Osborne Family Spectacle of Dancing Lights. Disney announced today that The Osborne Family Spectacle of Dancing Lights will be ending after a 20 year run on January 3, 2016. In order to make room for the new Star Wars Land and Toy Story Land expansions, this popular holiday tradition must end. There are no plans to relocate this spectacular display, much to the disappointment of fans. Jennings Osborne of Little Rock, Continue reading Enjoy It One Last Time: Disney’s Osborne Lights To Disappear After This Holiday Season

Disney To Break Ground On New Star Wars Land(s) In 2016

All Star Wars fans, rejoice! Walt Disney Company announced today that they will be breaking ground on the already announced Star Wars Land expansions, in both Disneyland and Walt Disney World, sometime in 2016. The California and Florida based parks will be each receiving their own dedicated Star Wars themed spaces that will cover approximately 14 acres. This is great news for any Star Wars fan (my sons and husband, included!) Chief Operating Officer, Tom Staggs said, “This will be I think perhaps the most immersive land we’ve ever built. We want people to feel like they’ve stepped into the world of Continue reading Disney To Break Ground On New Star Wars Land(s) In 2016