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What Disney Didn’t Announce at D23 2017

Yesterday we got a *TON* of amazing announcements during the Parks & Resort Session at D23. What I want to talk about in this blog, though, are the things they didn’t announce! Some of these things are rumors we’ve heard elsewhere, and other things are just general things that I think is in need of some attention. I’ll use the same list-like format I did yesterday.

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Tremendous Disney Updates from D23 Expo

Today from 3-4.30 PM PDT was the Disney Parks and Resorts session at D23. Needless to say, they announced A LOT of amazing things. Here is a list of everything that got announced (and perhaps with some minor commentary in parenthesis, too).

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What would Ratatouille coming to EPCOT mean?

As many are speculating based on permits just filed by Disney, the France pavilion in EPCOT could be getting a big new (well, clone-new) addition soon! The talk in the town is that we might see a trackless Ratatouille ride – just like what they have in Disneyland Paris – making its way in Orlando.

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How can I get a discount on my Disney World Trip?

You’re all ready to book your trip, but wait- what about discounts? It’s a question I get all the time, and there are some ways to get discounts on Walt Disney World trips. Most of them are directly through Disney, but there are some other ways, too.

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What’s the best way to get to (and around) Walt Disney World?

You’ve figured out what you want to do and You may be thinking this is an obvious question, but there are a few nuances that first-timers may not know about that I want to shed some light on.

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Picking the priorities for your trip

One of the biggest dilemmas of any Walt Disney World trip is figuring out what you want to do. There are so many options to consider for your trip, including 4 theme parks, 2 water parks, Disney Springs, hundreds of restaurants and attractions, shows, tours, and more. With all of these options, and the understanding that you can’t possibly see and do everything in one trip (even a 7-day trip) here are some tips to figure out what to include in your itinerary.

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Disney Dork Tom’s Ultimate Guide to Walt Disney World Planning

I get asked a lot about how to plan the perfect trip for Walt Disney World. It’s actually pretty involved, but I’m always happy to help. I’ve got some of the content already, so this post will actually serve as more of a “pinned guide” so that you can easily find the articles that most apply to you. I’ll continue to add to this as I continue to write these articles!

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How to Properly Budget for a Walt Disney World Trip

Budgeting is a huge part of planning a Walt Disney World Trip. With so many options and add-ons, knowing how much you have to spend is a crucial component to your pre-planning. What’s as important as how much you have to spend, though, is prioritizing what you really want to do on your trip. Do you want more days in the parks, or a nicer hotel? Do you want to snack around the parks, or enjoy fine dining?

These are all trade offs that are crucial to understand as you allocate your budget. Below is a list of the things you should consider (and estimated price ranges where it makes sense) while you try and hash out the perfect trip around a reasonable budget:

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Crucial Disney Terminology for any trip

Disney has a lot of their own terms for things. Since communication is key, especially when interacting with cast members, I thought it would be helpful to outline some of the most common terms that you’ll encounter:

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