A Sneak Peek of the New Shanghai Disney Resort, Opening This Thursday

TPG Contributor Cindy Gossett gives us a sneak peek of what we can expect to see at the new Shanghai Disneyland theme park and its two new on-site hotels, all part of the new Shanghai Disney Resort opening this Thursday. (All photos courtesy of the Shanghai Disney Resort). Disney fans, rejoice! The sixth Disney Resort — now the second-largest…

5 Top Spots to Spend Thanksgiving

To take best advantage of the Thanksgiving weekend, visit a city where you can enjoy mouth-watering feasts, holiday markets and fun, festive parades. From the classic Macy’s spectacle in NYC to Plymouth Rock’s historic setting, TPG Contributor Lane Nieset takes us to five spots worthy of quality holiday time. 1. New York, New York The…

Comparing Starwood’s Swan and Dolphin Disney World Resorts

Update: Some offers mentioned below are no longer available. View the current offers here – Starwood Preferred Guest Credit Card, Starwood Preferred Guest Business Credit Card The Swan and Dolphin resorts are great options for Walt Disney World visitors, as they’re both SPG properties located inside the park. However, the two hotels offer guests very different experiences. Today, TPG Contributor…

5 of the Coolest Plane Liveries in the Sky

In celebration of these unique aircraft designs, TPG Editorial Intern Danielle Truglio shares a list of top plane liveries that will excite travelers of all ages. In honor of the upcoming release of the new Star Wars film, ANA has partnered up with The Walt Disney Company to produce a series of plane liveries that will blow your…

Disney to Open Star Wars-Themed Lands

This past Saturday, at the D23 Expo held for fans of all things Disney, there was an announcement that made another fandom sit up and take notice: Star Wars is not only coming to a theater near you, but to Disney World in Orlando and Disneyland in Anaheim. There’s no date set for the groundbreaking…

5 Ways to Save on a Disney World Vacation

A family trip to Disney World isn’t cheap. Rising hotel rates, hefty food prices, overpriced souvenirs and now talk of rising theme park ticket prices can easily turn the happiest place on earth into a grumpy money trap. Luckily, with some smart planning and flexibility, a Disney World vacation could be within reach — TPG Contributor…

6 All-American Theme Parks For a Fun Summer Vacation

The summer vacation season is heating up, which means it’s prime time for taking the family to one of these classic American theme parks. Having worked in theme park operations for more than two decades, TPG Contributor Joel Ward — who recently shared his picks for must-see theme parks around the world — shares some of the best summertime destinations…

6 Must-See Theme Parks Around the World

Summer is the most popular time of the year for visiting amusement parks in North America, but if you’re traveling a bit further afield than Florida, you’ll discover that many of the most exciting new developments are happening in other parts of the globe. Having worked in theme park operations for more than two decades, TPG…

Maximizing Purchases and Redeeming Awards at Disney Resorts

Disney World is known for many things, and being inexpensive isn’t one of them. In this post, TPG Senior Points & Miles Correspondent Jason Steele explains the best ways to use points and miles toward a Disney vacation, and ways to maximize purchases while you’re there. For Disney fans, there’s no resisting the lure of…

Best Destinations to Ring in 2015

When the New Year’s ball drops between Wednesday, December 31 and Thursday, January 1, where will you be? No worries if you’re still undecided, because travel booking site Kayak.com has sifted through a confetti spray of data to determine New Year’s destinations that attract the most searches and have the lowest airfares – and the TPG Team has added a few…