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Disney World vacations
Whether you’re taking the extended for the holidays or celebrating as a couple for an anniversary, there’s a world of insider knowledge that can help make for an extra-special Disneyland or Disney World vacation.

Here are a few insider tips:

• For birthday boys and girls, don’t forget to pick up a birthday button at Guest Services, which gets you special recognition from cast members and characters.

• In-room baby-sitting services or resort-based child-care programs, such as Mouseketeer Clubhouse or The Neverland Club, are a great option for parents looking for a night out without the little ones.

• A theme-park “rider switch” policy gives both mom and dad a chance to enjoy the latest attractions without the double wait. A parent who waits with a young child while the other parent rides the attraction can get on the ride with minimal wait time once the first parent comes off.

• Young guests can don a chef’s jacket and toque for a quick culinary lesson in the free Junior Chef Program at Epcot and many of the Walt Disney World restaurants. Chefs assist kids in tossing a salad for their family, for instance, or decorating their own desserts. To participate, just ask a server.

Visit for more advice and tips from the Disney Insiders.

Celebrate Disney at a discount: Orbitz has launched a sale offering $150 off qualifying Disney Resort flight + hotel packages. Trips must be booked between October 20 and November 23, 2008, for five or more nights for travel between October 20, 2008 and January 31, 2009. Travelers should use promotion code ORBDISNEY150 to take advantage of this offer. For full terms and conditions, visit

Orbitz Instant-Win Disney Giveaway: Orbitz is giving away five customized 5-day/4-night vacations to Walt Disney World Resort or Disneyland Resort at Entrants also will be eligible for one of 55 secondary prizes, including 15 Disney vacations and 40 round-trip airfare vouchers.

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