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Celebrating Walt Disney World’s 40th Anniversary: 40 Years of Magic in 40 Days on The Window Seat

On October 1, 1971, Magic Kingdom Park opened its gates to the public as the first Walt Disney World theme park. Many of the iconic, original attractions that debuted on that milestone date, such as It’s a Small World, are still guest favorites today.  Fast-forward forty years, and the Walt Disney World Resort continues to enchant and inspire, just as was promised on dedication day.

In commemoration of Walt Disney World Resort’s 40th Anniversary, and in collaboration with the Walt Disney World Moms Panel, The Window Seat will feature an all-new article on each of the final forty days leading up to October 1, 2011. These daily posts will highlight a park, resort hotel or attraction that has debuted at the “Vacation Kingdom,” from 1971 through present-day.

Top 10 Cities Whose Residents Are Most Likely to Get out of Town for Labor Day Weekend

Labor Day weekend is fast approaching and many travelers are hoping to squeeze in one last summer weekend away. Travelocity analyzed its Labor Day booking data to find out which cities’ residents were most likely to take a vacation over the last unofficial weekend of summer. The web site also found the top three destinations for the residents of each city and how much on average they’ll pay for a hotel room at their destination.

1. New York City: Residents of the Big Apple are headed to South Florida, Las Vegas and Orlando to say goodbye to summer.

2. Los Angeles: L.A.’s inhabitants are headed to New York, Chicago and Maui over Labor Day weekend. 


Labor Day is just five weeks away and with hotel rates higher this summer as compared to last, travelers may be wondering when is the cheapest time to travel to the summer’s top vacation destinations. Travelocity conducted a day-by-day analysis of average daily rates (ADR) from now through Labor Day to identify clusters of dates when hotel rates are lowest.

In order to find the dates most likely to offer hotel deals, Travelocity first identified the daily rates for every day until Labor Day for the top summer travel destinations. Then, the web site identified clusters of three or more days in a row of lower-than-average ADR.  In some cases, the difference in rates was as much as 63 percent.