Five Artsy Things to Know about Epcot International Festival of the Arts

Epcot International Festival of the Arts

If you squeal with delight over Walt Disney World‘s famous Epcot festivals (International Flower & Garden and International Food & Wine), warm up those vocal chords because there’s a new one in town: Epcot International Festival of the Arts. For its inaugural year, WDW is going all out with its magical blend of art, food, and fun. Here’s the top five things you need to know before you go. Kickoff and Details February 13th is the opening date for the art festival and will take place over six weekends through…

How to Christmas at Walt Disney World

The giant Christmas tree on Main Street U.S.A. in Magic Kingdom.

As soon as Halloween is over, we begin thinking about the next big holiday at Walt Disney World: Christmas. The Disney elves work a ton of overtime during the winter holiday season and literally overnight the parks are transformed from autumn to Christmas fun. Planning a trip or just want the scoop on the fun and merriment that goes on in the parks? Here’s how to Christmas at Walt Disney World. While Halloween at Walt Disney World is my favorite time of year in the parks, Christmas runs a very close second.…

Escape the Heat At Walt Disney World with Magic Kingdom Indoor Attractions

Pirates of the Caribbean ride

There’s two reasons we head to Walt Disney World in April and October: the moderate climate and the Festivals at Epcot. Having written that, there are days during both of those times of year that the sweltering, Central Florida heat rears its head and all we want to do is head to the nearest Magic Kingdom attraction to enjoy the air conditioning and recharge for a few minutes. This got me thinking recently: which are the longest indoor attractions at Magic Kingdom where you can take a seat, watch a…

This is not Cedar Falls

...it is Cedar Falls's neighbor

If you have ever talked to anyone who has been to the great big national parks in the western U.S., they will have undoubtedly told you that the pictures that you are now looking at, that they were somehow unnaturally compelled to show you, though dumbfoundingly beautiful, no, downright stunning, are not a fair representation of the the subject at hand. No, as glorious as the images are they simple have no sense of justice. To be perfectly truthful, the sheer cheek, the irrefutable sense of impropriety of these pictures…

Pay Binoculars at Niagara Falls

I have visited Niagara Falls, Canada, dozens of times in my life. In fact, I’ve been so many times that I couldn’t keep count. But, no matter how many times I’ve visited, the view from the pay binoculars is still as I remember it. It’s one of those views that I never tire of. I’ve seen the Falls in every season and in 100 degree and 10 degree temps. Looking through these pay binoculars makes me feel like a kid again- and I love that feeling! This past weekend, Mr.…