Disney World

From floating high in a hot air balloon to renewing wedding vows deep in a cave, 2014 was a year of travel ups and downs

From floating in a hot-air balloon high above the cactus-spiked desert north of Phoenix, Arizona, to renewing our wedding vows 50 feet underground in Bridal Cave at Lake of the Ozarks, Missouri, my 2014 travel year had its ups and downs. Literally. But, thankfully, even the “down” was an up in a year of travel … Continue Reading →

Seven Dwarfs-themed coaster caps New Fantasyland expansion at Disney World

The Seven Dwarfs Mine Train, a family-friendly steel coaster, is the final piece – and centerpiece — of Disney World’s $425-million New Fantasyland, the largest expansion in the Magic Kingdom’s 43-year history. The ride is scheduled to open to the public May 28. Here’s a preview:

Doing Disney World after dark, a great way to explore the park's 'New Fantasyland'

ORLANDO, FL — Dana and David Curtis have the right idea when it comes to doing Disney World. Even though it was near dusk when they got to Orlando, the Birmingham couple headed straight for the Magic Kingdom with their two young sons and found smaller than expected crowds. “We checked in and came right over. We got … Continue Reading →