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2011: Star Tours – The Adventure Continues (Disney’s Hollywood Studios)

Editor’s Note: And so, here we are – to close out the series, we’re adding an “extra” article in our forty-part blog series in celebration of a 2011 addition to the Vacation Kingdom. Please welcome to The Window Seat Wes Holloman, Walt Disney World Moms Panel Guest Author. Happy 40th Anniversary, Walt Disney World!

In 2011, the re-vamped Star Tours – The Adventure Continues opened at Disney’s Hollywood Studios. This is just one of the many 3D attractions at Walt Disney World theme parks. Check out the some other 3D attractions you’ll have to visit during your Walt Disney World Resort vacation.


2008: The Wave…of American Flavors (Disney’s Contemporary Resort)

Editor’s Note: This post is part 38 in a forty-part blog series in celebration of Walt Disney World Resort’s upcoming 40th Anniversary.   Please welcome to The Window Seat Suzannah DiMarzio, Walt Disney World Moms Panel Guest Author.

In 2008, The Wave…of American Flavors opened in Disney’s Contemporary Resort. Beneath the brushed steel arch “tunnel” into The Wave, you will find American-style cooking blended with world flavors. Learn more about this casual restaurant that is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner.


The Wave…of American Flavors is Disney’s foray into the realm of a sustainable, environmentally-friendly and market-inspired approach to casual dining. Located on the ground floor of Disney’s Contemporary Resort to the right of the lobby check-in area, The Wave is a great choice for a family to escape the heat and crowds of nearby Magic Kingdom and enjoy a quiet, delicious meal.

2005: Disney’s Magical Express Complimentary Airport Shuttle Service

Editor’s Note: This post is part 35 in a forty-part blog series in celebration of Walt Disney World Resort’s upcoming 40th Anniversary.   Please welcome to The Window Seat Marc Lorenzo, Walt Disney World Moms Panel Guest Author.

In 2005, Disney’s Magical Express Service debuted at the Walt Disney World Resort, eliminating the hassle and additional expense for guests staying on Disney property to rent a car.


I have utilized the wonderful Walt Disney World Magical Express Service 14 times since 2007.  Disney’s Magical Express Service provides transportation from Orlando International Airport to official Walt Disney World Resort hotels and back.

Here are my top ten reasons to use Disney’s Magic Express service:

2004: Disney’s Saratoga Springs Resort & Spa

Editor’s Note: This post is part 34 in a forty-part blog series in celebration of Walt Disney World Resort’s upcoming 40th Anniversary.   Please welcome to The Window Seat Kara Bacon, Walt Disney World Moms Panel Guest Author.

On May 17, 2004, Disney’s Saratoga Springs Resort & Spa opened. Take a closer look at this equestrian-inspired Disney Deluxe Villa Resort resting on the shores of Village Lake.