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Winnie the Pooh Attraction Loses FASTPASS Option Temporarily

Oh Bother. The Winnie the Pooh attraction at Walt Disney World will be temporarily closed to FASTPASS users from September 17 until mid-November due to construction.

The large tree that was a part of "Pooh's Playful Spot" playground has been temporarily relocated to a home at "The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh." There are a variety of other signs of construction in the area that may deter some Disney fans. Not to worry, though, the attraction will remain open until October 25th.

Beginning on October 25 the ride will close until November 15th for refurbishments.

Changes to Fantasyland Expansion Plans

The fact that bulldozers have already gone to work might lead you to believe that the plans for the Fantasyland update were long since finalized. According to an interview with the Walt Disney Parks and Resorts Chairman Tom Staggs in the Orlando Sentinel, this is not the case.

Appointments Available at Harmony Barbershop

If the long wait for a haircut at the Harmony Barbershop has kept you from getting your haircut we have good news. According to Stitch Kingdom the Barbershop will begin taking appointments.

While this might not please those who are unaware of the change, it should be good news for those who like to plan ahead. Long lines typically form outside the barber shop.

The Harmony Barber Shop is open from 9am-6pm daily. Cuts for adults are under $20 and cuts for kids are $14.

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Looking Back: It's a Small World

Some people love it and for others it is the bane of their Disney existence. We are talking It's a Small World today, exploring the origins and history of this Disney hallmark.

For those of you who have never ridden It's a Small World, the attraction is an interior boat cruise that features over 300 brightly costumed audio-animatronic dolls in the style of children of the world. There is an It's a Small World attraction at each of the Walt Disney Parks and Resorts worldwide, and Walt ever only referred to it as "the happiest cruise that ever sailed."

Tomorrowland Transit Authority PeopleMover [Looking Back]

Who doesn't love the Tomorrowland Transit Authority PeopleMover? It's become a must-do for me during every trip to the Magic Kingdom.

Country Bear Jamboree [Looking Back]

"Howdy folks! Welcome to the one and only, original Country Bear Jamboree, featuring a bit of Americana"our musical heritage of the past."

Restaurant Review: The Wave at the Contemporary Resort

One of the advantages of living an hour from Disney is that you can hop in the car and head over for dinner on a whim. So this year for July 4th we decided that enjoying dinner at Disney World and seeing their fireworks show would make for a much better evening than a night in our home town. Our first thought for dinner was the Kona Cafe but there were no reservations so we decided to take a chance and try out The Wave at the Contemporary Resort.

The Jungle Cruise spiel

Ah, The Jungle Cruise at Magic Kingdom's Adventureland. It's a beloved classic Disney attraction that's a little bit different every time, thanks to the famous Jungle Cruise script/spiel/narration.

Magic Kingdom Fantasyland expansion update

What's the latest with the Magic Kingdom Fantasyland expansion? What we hadn't heard about yet is the portion of the new Fantasyland that was once Mickey's Toontown Fair.

20,000 Leagues Under the Sea [Looking Back]

What historic Disney World attraction required 11.5 million gallons of water and almost a quarter of the space in the largest land in the Magic Kingdom? 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea, of course.

What is your favorite attraction/ride at the Magic Kingdom? [Facebook Fans]

We asked our Walt Disney World for Grownups Facebook fans, "What's YOUR favorite Magic Kingdom attraction or ride?"

We got some great responses and the quick breakdown shows that Haunted Mansion is a favorite among many, garnering the most mentions. Splash Mountain came in second, with Mickey's Philharmagic, Space Mountain, and Thunder Mountain all tying for third.

Disney Wedding Series: Best wedding ceremony sites at Disney World

Love is in the air at Walt Disney World. Every year, more than 1,500 couples tie the knot at the most magical place on Earth. But where exactly do these couples get married, and have their receptions?