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May 14

Room Photos from Our Recent Stay at Disney’s Wilderness Lodge Resort

Disney wilderness lodge resort lobby

It doesn’t feel like a theme park, it feels like a national park. Disney’s Wilderness Lodge Resort is one of eight Deluxe Resorts on Walt Disney World property. Nestled on the shore of Bay Lake and adjacent to Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort and Campground and the Magic Kingdom, Disney’s Wilderness Lodge is a welcome respite after a long hard day of fun playing in any one of the Disney theme parks.

It’s been quite some time since I’ve stayed at this resort and I am glad to see that not much has changed.

Disney wilderness lodge resort room beds

Disney wilderness lodge resort room bed hidden mickey towel animal

Much of what you’ll find in the way of furnishings is rustic, reminiscent of a turn-of-the-century National Park Lodge room. Headboards depict mountain scapes lush with wildlife.

Disney wilderness lodge resort room bed headboardThe carvings that top the bed posts are intricate and the bedding follows suit with it’s Native American influenced pillows and throws. Can you spot Thumper? It’s all in the details. These little touches are what makes staying in a Disney Resort part of the magic of your Walt Disney World vacation.

Disney wilderness lodge resort room bed bedding pillowsRustic detailing can be found in the stout wooden furniture throughout the room.

Disney wilderness lodge resort room furniture

Disney wilderness lodge resort room flat screen tv

Disney wilderness lodge resort room office table chair

Disney wilderness lodge resort room fridge

More Disney detailing in this wall hook which is perfect for hanging purses, backpacks, wet bathing suits or bags of souvenirs.

Disney wilderness lodge resort room furniture wall hook

A tree branch for a bathroom sconce and a sturdy wooden frame hold the bathroom mirror. I love that th bathroom is split. The vanity and double sinks are part of the main room while the shower/tub combination and toilet are in a separate room, allowing several members of your party to utilize different aspects while getting ready for a day at the parks or winding down after a night at them.

Disney wilderness lodge resort room furniture bathroom sconce

Disney wilderness lodge resort room bathroom vanity sink

More Disney detailing in the shower. It’s only fitting that we see Disney woodland creatures here. Can you spot the Hidden Mickey?

Disney wilderness lodge resort room furniture bathroom tile characters

Disney wilderness lodge resort room bathroom shower

The inside of your Disney’s Wilderness Lodge room isn’t the only thing that will transport you to the rustic majesty of America’s Great Northwest. The views from the balcony are just as stunning.

Disney wilderness lodge resort room view pool areaWhat do you think of Disney’s Wilderness Lodge Resort? Have you stayed here before? Which Disney Resort is your favorite?

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May 14

A Look Inside Seafarers Wood Carving in New Fantasyland at the Magic Kingdom

Seafarers Wood Carving New Fantasyland magic kingdom

So much excitement around the Seven Dwarfs Mine Train Opening this week! The Mine Train attraction is housed and travels around a huge mountain near the center of New Fantasyland. If you wander around that mountain to the side closet to Under the Sea: Journey of the Little Mermaid you’ll find Seafarers Wood Carving along with a huge unfinished wooden statue of Ariel’s father King Triton.

Let’s explore shall we?

As a frame of reference, here’s a shot of the exterior of the building. You can see the Seven Dwarfs Mine Train attraction behind the building. To the right is Prince Eric’s Village Market where guests can pick up a healthy snack. Directly behind you would be Under the Sea: Journey of the Little Mermaid. To the left is H. Goff Cartography, New Fantasyland’s DVC (Disney Vacation Club) Sales Center.

Seafarers Wood Carving New Fantasyland magic kingdom

As with the windows on Main Street U.S.A., there is a bit of history behind this sign. Ralph Harper Goff, a Disney Legend, was the artist behind the design of the Nautilus in Disney’s first live-action film, 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea. Coincidentally, this very building is built on top of the area that originally housed the 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea: Submarine Voyage attraction from 1971-1994.

Seafarers Wood Carving New Fantasyland magic kingdom H Goff Cartography DVC

Seafarers Wood Carving New Fantasyland magic kingdom king tritonUpon entering Seafarers, you will notice several sketches on the wall. Does the top right sketch look familiar? It’s Ariel as she appears on the ship outside of Under the Sea: Journey of the Little Mermaid.

Seafarers Wood Carving New Fantasyland magic kingdom king triton

More wooden statues.

Seafarers Wood Carving New Fantasyland magic kingdom carvings

Seafarers Wood Carving New Fantasyland magic kingdom carvings

A rack full of woodworking tools for the woodsmith.

Seafarers Wood Carving New Fantasyland magic kingdom woodsmith woodworking tools

These raw logs will no doubt be fashioned into fine nautical creations.

Seafarers Wood Carving New Fantasyland magic kingdom woodsmith woodworking tools logs

Seafarers Wood Carving New Fantasyland magic kingdom woodsmith woodworking tools logs

I just adore these little details at the Walt Disney World theme parks. It’s what makes them so magical.

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May 14

Disney Seven Dwarfs Mine Train Media Exclusive Swag Giveaway

Today is the day that the Seven Dwarfs Mine Train Attraction officially opens in the Magic Kingdom at Walt Disney World. So in honor of this momentous event, I’ve decided that a Disney Giveaway is in order.

disney seven dwarfs mine train parking only media exclusive sign

I was lucky enough to snag an invite to the press event for the Seven Dwarfs Mine Train Preview. You can see my tour of the queue line in this post. At the event, I was gifted with this “media exclusive” aluminum sign, which I am now going to pass along to one lucky “Disney Every Day” reader.

Simply enter below. Open to US residents 18 and older. Good Luck!

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May 14

Photo Tour of the Seven Dwarfs Mine Train Queue – FastPass Side

disney magic kingdom seven dwarfs mine train fastpass queue amanda tinney

I’m currently in Walt Disney World for the Seven Dwarfs Mine Train Media Preview Event. The ride will open to guests on May 28th. Yesterday I had the opportunity to ride the attraction and I wanted to share a few images of the FastPass queue area, which is separate from the interactive Stand By queue.

disney magic kingdom seven dwarfs mine train fastpass queue sign

disney magic kingdom seven dwarfs mine train sign

disney magic kingdom seven dwarfs mine train fastpass queue

disney magic kingdom seven dwarfs mine train fastpass queue

disney magic kingdom seven dwarfs mine train fastpass queue

disney magic kingdom seven dwarfs mine train fastpass queue

disney magic kingdom seven dwarfs mine train fastpass queue cottage snow white

disney magic kingdom seven dwarfs mine train fastpass queue cottage snow white

disney magic kingdom seven dwarfs mine train fastpass queue axe

disney magic kingdom seven dwarfs mine train fastpass queue exit only

disney magic kingdom seven dwarfs mine train fastpass queue exit only sign

disney magic kingdom seven dwarfs mine train fastpass queue

disney magic kingdom seven dwarfs mine train fastpass queue

disney magic kingdom seven dwarfs mine train fastpass queue

disney magic kingdom seven dwarfs mine train fastpass queue

disney magic kingdom seven dwarfs mine train fastpass queue door

Stay tuned for more posts from this three-day press event. I have so much more to show you! If you’d like a preview you can browse live photo updates on my Instagram and Twitter accounts. But until then…ride selfie…

seven dwarfs mine train ride on amanda tinney

p.s. You can now reserve a FastPass for the Seven Dwarfs Mine Train from your MyMagic+ account!


29
Apr 14

Phone Charging Lockers Being Tested in Walt Disney World at the Magic Kingdom

Bright Box phone charging station locket disney magic kingdom

Trying to get a signal in the Magic Kingdom is kind of like trying to get a face to face with Anna and Elsa. It takes a long time and you may have to stand in one spot forever.

Disney is trying out a new concept in the Magic Kingdom for folks whose phone batteries may have died in the process of looking for that elusive signal.  Two Bright Box charging lockers have been installed for guests to power up while touring the park. Once box is located in the Space Mountain gift shop and the other in Cosmic Ray’s Starlight Cafe.

Simply swipe a credit cards to open on of the six lockers, plug in your phone with one of the three phone charging cords provided and then close the door. When you’re ready to retrieve your phone, swipe the same credit card and your locker will open. Here’s an overview on how BrightBox works: