Walt Disney World has announced the reopening of Victoria & Albert’s at Grand Floridian in July 2022, plus a look at the reimagined restaurant. This post covers opening date & details, Advance Dining Reservation info, and commentary about the value proposition of V&A’s in light of the astronomical price increases. (Updated June 11, 2022.)

This is the first major restaurant reopening news since Hoop-Dee-Doo Musical Revue, and one of only a handful of dining options to return in 2022. The biggest recent development was the return of normal character dining, which allowed some fur character food spots to return to normal. The good news is that the vast majority of noteworthy restaurants have reopened last year, with that happening on a near-weekly basis over the summer.

The bad news is that no additional character dining experiences have returned since the aforementioned interaction changes, likely due

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Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida, has been a go-to destination for generations of American families, but the skyrocketing costs of admission, accommodations, and even spending inside the park are leaving many visitors wondering if a Disney vacation is now only reserved for the rich.

A family of four from New Jersey reached out to FOX News Digital after taking a recent trip to Disney World, saying they had sticker shock over what they spent on their visit and noticed changes at the park from times past.

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The newly painted Cinderella Castle at the Magic Kingdom at Walt Disney World on Monday, Aug. 30, 2021, in Lake Buena Vista, Florida. (John Raoux, Files/AP Newsroom)

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Gone is the Magical Express that

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For an easy breezy summer vacation, look no further than an all-inclusive resort in the Caribbean. Where food, drink and play are rolled into one price, an everything-included holiday is one-stop shopping for families, couples and singles.

With no shortage of sun loungers on the beach and a plethora of convenient flights, check out the seaside sales and beachfront bargains at the best all-inclusive stays under the sun.

Sonesta Maho Beach Resort, Casino & Spa – Sint Maarten

On the southwest shore of Sint Maarten, Sonesta Maho Beach Resort, Casino &  Spa is the largest family-friendly all-inclusive resort on the Dutch side of the dual-nation islandOn the southwest shore of Sint Maarten, Sonesta Maho Beach Resort, Casino & Spa is the largest family-friendly all-inclusive resort on the Dutch side of the dual-nation island — Photo courtesy of Sonesta Maho Resort Casino & Spa

Summer rates at Sonesta Maho Beach Resort, Casino & Spa may be the best all-inclusive deal on the island. Less than 10 minutes from the Princess Juliana Airport, this family-friendly resort is dishing

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“We started Kindred with the goal of making travel a way of life, not just an occasional escape,” explains company co-founder and president Tasneem Amina. Inspired by the flexibility offered through remote work, co-founders Justine Palefsky and Tasneem Amina created a home swapping network that harnesses the power of community. By focusing on sharing rather than monetizing, Kindred does not take homes off the market or inflate housing prices. And the idea is catching on, earlier this year, the company raised $7.75 million in seed funding to grow the platform.

You were both early-stage employees at Opendoor, an online platform for transacting residential real estate. What inspired you to make the leap to your own startup? Our experience at Opendoor taught us that huge customer problems are actually huge opportunities for innovation. We were inspired to start Kindred to solve a

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May 8, 2022, 7:36 PM · Holiday World opens to the public for its 2022 season on Saturday, so we’re making Holiday World & Splashin’ Safari our Theme Park of the Week.

The Santa Claus, Indiana theme park has brought back Santa Claus for in-person meet and greets and storytime this summer, and hugs are back not just with Santa but also with park mascot Holidog and friends.

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Also up this summer will be the all-new Holidays in the Sky Drone and Fireworks Spectacular, which will show evenings from June 18 through July 31.

Holiday World & Splashin’ Safari offers one of our readers’ Top 25 coasters in The Voyage, along with a partial retrack on The Legend this season. In addition, the park bills itself the Water Coaster Capital of the World for its three water coasters, led by record-setter Mammoth.

Throw in the free

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