The Waldorf Astoria Orlando and Hilton Bonnet Creek have just become Official Walt Disney World Hotels, providing their guests with access to Extra Magic Hours for the first time.
By Kimberly Button
The Food and Wine Weekends at the Waldorf Astoria and Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek might be overshadowed by Epcot’s International Food and Wine Festival, but food connoisseurs should definitely add this event to their culinary plans, too. [Read more…]
Each weekend in October, the Waldorf Astoria Orlando will host special food and wine events. Hotel guests and non-hotel guests may enjoy a wide variety of specialty meals and experiences to complement the food and wine activities going on at Epcot. [Read more…]
The Winter 2010 issue of Orlando Attractions Magazine is now available for preview and pre-order.
Feature articles in this issue include:
• COVER STORY: A Whole New World
Reimagined and expanded Fantasyland to deliver more magic than ever before.
• Blast Off Into Superspace
Disney’s Space Mountain reopens with new enhancements.
• Star Tours II: The Imagineers Strike Back
Disney finally announces a long-awaited Star Tours makeover.
• From Stamps to Sleeping Beauty
Disney animator Ron Dias lives his dream.
• Skipper Ben’s Top 10 Tourist-Area Restaurants in Orlando
• Muggles To Be Allowed Into the Wizarding World
Harry Potter fans are excited for the opening of his Wizarding World this Spring.
• Hoop-Dee-Doo Musical Revue
Still serving up great entertainment (and dinner) after 35 years.
• Fun Meets Luxury
Second-ever Waldorf Astoria is just one of three new Orlando hotels.
…and much more!
Here are a few preview pages:
You can flip through a preview of the entire issue here.
If you subscribe now, you’ll be among the first to receive the new Winter 2010 issue when it begins to be mailed in mid-December. And you should receive it in time for Christmas!
We had a chance to go up in a helicopter today during the grand opening of the Waldorf Astoria and Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek.
The property the two hotels sit on is surrounded by Disney World on three sides. So in addition to giving us a birds-eye view of the hotel property, we were able to see some of the local Disney areas. Here are some of our photos:
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The Waldorf Astoria Orlando (above right) and Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek (above left) held their grand openings today. In attendance at the ribbon cutting was Florida Governor Charlie Crist, Orange County Mayor Richard Crotty, Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer and a host of Hilton executives and special guests.
The two hotels are surrounded by Disney property on three sides. The entrance to the Bonnet Creek area is off Buena Vista Drive, just down the street from Downtown Disney.
The Waldorf Astoria is only the second ever built. The original is a landmark hotel in New York City. The two hotels each feature pools, spas and restaurants. They share a golf course and they are connected by a shared convention center.
Here’s a video and some photos from the opening. Be sure to get your copy of our upcoming Winter 2010 issue for more photos and to read all about the new hotels.