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Using Hotel Canary to predict Disney rooms, using Autoslash, and more

While we focus mostly on using miles and points for your Disney vacations, there’s always tons of Disney news that we find interesting or relevant. We hope to share some of our favorite articles from around the web from time to time. Got an article you think we should read? E-mail us at [email protected] or connect with us on Twitter!

This week Touring Plans did a nice write up on Hotel Canary (which we first heard about on Episode 142 of the Backside of Magic podcast). We also include some beautiful pictures of Crescent Lake, Autoslash experiences, and notes about the Citi Prestige changes.

Using Hotel Canary to book your Disney Resort (via Touring Plans)

A lot of people have had great experiences booking Disney hotels through Priceline Express deals. Of course, the trick is picking the “right” hotel since with Priceline Express you’re locked in to whatever hotel they give you. Purportedly, Hotel Canary should help you decipher which hotel is which – we can’t wait to try it for ourselves.

Serene stroll around Crescent Lake’s Epcot resorts (via Disney Tourist Blog)

I love the walk around Crescent Lake. The area boasts some of Disney’s best hotels and Tom Bricker at Disney Tourist Blog is an amazing photographer, so this post is just fun to read and look at.

What I learned from a week using Autoslash (via Free-quent Flyer)

I used to be 100% Autoslash all of the time for car rentals, but I’ve found their service to be dropping lately. I found Free-quent Flyer’s recap of his adventures with Autoslash pretty amusing, especially his interactions with their Twitter team. I still use the company, just not as exclusively as I did in the past.

Citi Prestige to add 5X dining and airfare; limit 4th night free (via Frequent Miler)

On the credit card front, some big news this past week was changes to the Citi Prestige. I don’t think any of them are game breaking in terms of Disney, but still important to know if you have the card. I enjoyed Frequent Miler’s breakdown the most and thus linked it here.

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