How to Decide Where to Go on Your Family Vacation

February 7, 2017

  It’s time to plan a Family Vacation! But, oh, the stress that comes with deciding on where to travel! I’m here to help relieve you of some of the stress that goes along with that decision. There are several factors that might affect your choice of destination. Here are five factors that may help […]

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L’Artisan des Glaces at Epcot

February 2, 2017

L’Artisan des Glaces is a French ice cream shop found at the France pavilion in EPCOT at Walt Disney World. It is tucked away from the hustle and bustle of the world showcase, but is not to be missed! Choose from 16 flavors, single or double scoop, in a cone or cup for a cool […]

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Top 5 Tips for a Large Family Disney Vacation

January 31, 2017

Disney Vacations can sometimes be a once in a lifetime ordeal for a large, extended family. And these types of trips aren’t a walk in the park to plan! Especially if Grandparents, Aunts, Uncles and Cousins are all involved!  Personally, I’ve been on multiple extended family Disney Vacations since I was a young child. Today […]

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Updated Walt Disney World Refurbishment Schedule

January 30, 2017

Updated Walt Disney World Refurbishment Schedule as of January 30, 2017 Magic Kingdom® Park The Magic Behind Our Steam Trains Tour Walt Disney World Railroad Hall of Presidents Monorail The Walt Disney World® Resort Monorail System is undergoing refurbishment and may be on modified service and/or routes. If Guests plan to use this form of […]

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Walt Disney World: Common Questions Answered

January 27, 2017

  Planning a Disney vacation can be overwhelming and leave you with many questions. Every Disney vacation should be magical from start to finish! I’m here to give you answers to common questions and help put your mind at ease as you start planning your Walt Disney World vacation! Booking My Vacation When should I […]

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Karamell-Küche – Epcot’s Caramel Kitchen

January 25, 2017

Snacks. We all love snacks, especially Disney World snacks. Epcot is definitely not lacking in the snack department. I’ve noticed recently many Disney lovers I know are quick to name France as their favorite Epcot snack destination, but today I implore you to give the Germany pavilion a chance. The Germany pavilion is located in […]

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Why I Loved Tiana’s Riverboat Party – Ice Cream Social and Viewing Party

January 23, 2017

There’s a new Dessert Party in the Magic Kingdom and it’s hosted by Princess Tiana and Naveen! Having been to Dessert Parties for special viewing of parades and fireworks in the past, I thought Tiana’s Party was extra special and was well worth the money! And Here’s Why! Two-Part Dessert Party! You have 2 chances […]

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Updated Walt Disney World Refurbishment Schedule

January 20, 2017

Updated Walt Disney World Refurbishment Schedule as of January 19, 2017 Magic Kingdom® Park The Magic Behind Our Steam Trains Tour Walt Disney World Railroad Hall of Presidents Monorail The Walt Disney World® Resort Monorail System is undergoing refurbishment and may be on modified service and/or routes. If Guests plan to use this form of […]

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Puerto Vallarta-A Great Family Vacation Destination

January 20, 2017

Puerto Vallarta, Mexico is a wonderful destination for a family looking for a warm destination to travel to during the winter months.   The friendly people, amazing weather, beautiful resorts and good food make it a great place to visit for all ages. Resorts: Resorts can be found in 4 different locations-downtown Puerto Vallarta, the Puerto […]

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Fun Facts about SkyPark at Santa’s Village

January 18, 2017

Have you heard the news?? SkyPark Santa’s Village is now open!! Yes, that is correct Santa’s Village located in Lake Arrowhead, California has finally reopened after 20 long years of waiting. Phase 1 is currently up and running, and everyone is anxiously awaiting the next stages to be complete. SkyPark at Santa’s Village is open […]

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The 5 Hotels at Universal Orlando- An Overview

January 16, 2017

Many travelers go to Orlando to visit Disney World and include a day at Universal Orlando. What many people don’t know is that Universal Orlando has its’ own set of amazing hotels and theme parks. You might find that the adventurous spirit at Universal Orlando appeals to your family better than other theme parks if […]

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Updated Walt Disney World Refurbishment Schedule

January 13, 2017

Updated Walt Disney World Refurbishment Schedule as of January 12, 2017 Magic Kingdom® Park The Magic Behind Our Steam Trains Tour Liberty Square Riverboat Walt Disney World Railroad Hall of Presidents Monorail The Walt Disney World® Resort Monorail System is undergoing refurbishment and may be on modified service and/or routes. If Guests plan to use […]

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Tips from a Mom: Traveling to Disney with Infants and Toddlers

January 13, 2017

I cannot tell you how many people have said to me that they want to wait until their babies are old enough to remember their Disney Vacations before they plan a trip. While I understand the sentiment, I also want to reply with “you do things for your babies every single day that they won’t […]

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Finding a Quiet Spot on a Disney Cruise

January 11, 2017

Everyone has heard (or even experienced) how wonderful a Disney cruise is. It has something to offer everyone: families, singles, couples, grandparents – every age group, every vacation style. There is something magical about a Disney cruise. But with all of those people on board how do you find any quiet time? There’s always the […]

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Unique Photo Spots around Disney World

January 9, 2017

If you’re anything like me then when you think of your Disney World vacation, you instantly start imagining all the different photo possibilities that you’re able to create while there! I tend to go a little extreme with photos, but because of this, I have found fun and very different from the usual spots for […]

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Reasons to Love Port Orleans French Quarter

January 5, 2017

At Walt Disney World you can choose from 5 moderate resorts when choosing on-property accommodations: Caribbean Beach, Coronado Springs, The Cabins at Fort Wilderness, Port Orleans – Riverside, and Port Orleans – French Quarter. Each of these resorts has unique theming and offer a different experience. I’ve had the privilege of staying at 3 of […]

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Updated Walt Disney World Refurbishment Schedule

January 3, 2017

Updated Walt Disney World Refurbishment Schedule as of January 3, 2017 Magic Kingdom® Park The Magic Behind Our Steam Trains Tour Liberty Square Riverboat Walt Disney World Railroad Hall of Presidents Monorail The Walt Disney World® Resort Monorail System is undergoing refurbishment and may be on modified service and/or routes. If Guests plan to use […]

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Chef Mickey’s Brunch

January 3, 2017

Chef Mickey’s is located at Disney’s Contemporary resort, which is on the monorail near the Magic Kingdom theme park. My favorite thing about this buffet is not that you get to see five characters all at once (although that is amazing), but it’s that you get to eat a mixture of breakfast and lunch foods. […]

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My 5 Favorite Things About Aulani, a Disney Resort and Spa

December 28, 2016

Location – This seems obvious, right? Aulani is in Hawaii, so how could it be anything less than fantastic. To me, one of the best things about Aulani, is that it is Ko’Olina. This is on the less touristy, less busy side of Oahu. You’re 27 miles away from Waikiki, 26 miles from North Shore, […]

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Four Parks in one day: A Disney Challenge!

December 26, 2016

If you’ve visited Walt Disney World more than once, and are looking for something new and exciting to try for your next trip, I’ve got the perfect idea for you! All Four Walt Disney World Parks in ONE Day! First, a few caveats: I wouldn’t recommend this for your first trip to Disney. If it’s […]

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The Best Hotels at Disney for Infants and Toddlers

December 23, 2016

Last month I posted tips on visiting Disney as an Expectant Mother. This month we fast-forward to taking those sweet babies on a Disney vacation. This is the first in a series of blog posts with some simple tips for traveling to Disney with an infant or young toddler. Today we tackle one the hardest […]

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Updated for 2017: Do You Have What It Takes To Become a Jedi?

December 21, 2016

Just as Ezra met his trials at the Lothal Jedi Temple, so must you at the Mysterious Jedi Temple in Disney’s Hollywood Studios! The Temple is a place where Jedi Masters take their young Padawans to determine if they are ready to become Jedi. Jedi Training is for all Padawans ages 4 through 12 who […]

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10 Reasons to Sail on Royal Caribbean’s Oasis Class Ships

December 19, 2016

Have you ever found yourself looking for the perfect family vacation with enough activities for the kids and family but with plenty to do for the adults too? Look no further than the Oasis Class Ships on Royal Caribbean.   The Oasis, Allure and Harmony of the Seas are the largest cruise ships at sea and […]

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Updated Walt Disney World Refurbishment Schedule

December 16, 2016

Updated Walt Disney World Refurbishment Schedule as of December 14, 2016 Magic Kingdom® Park The Magic Behind Our Steam Trains Tour Liberty Square Riverboat Walt Disney World Railroad Hall of Presidents Monorail The Walt Disney World® Resort Monorail System is undergoing refurbishment and may be on modified service and/or routes. If Guests plan to use […]

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5 Reasons to Stay at Disney’s Yacht Club Resort

December 16, 2016

There are so many resorts to choose from at Walt Disney World! There are 3 levels of resorts- Value, Moderate, and Deluxe. How do you choose? You have to decide what is important to you and what your budget will allow. I say that if you can make a Deluxe Resort fit into your budget, […]

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Beyond the Autograph Book

December 14, 2016

  No matter where the destination, one essential tool for each Disney vacation is something for your favorite characters to sign. While the gift stores offer many standard autograph books, I found myself trying to think of something different so we didn’t have an entire shelf devoted to them. So like many Moms I went […]

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What Age Should You Take Your Kids To Disney?

December 12, 2016

  One question that I get asked frequently when discussing Disney vacations is, “What’s a good age to take my kids to Disney?” and I’m here to break down that answer for you. The one thing to remember is all families are different; they vary in size, income, and ages. I know, the idea of […]

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Saratoga Springs with Kids

December 9, 2016

Saratoga Springs often gets overlooked as a great resort to stay in because it is a couple minutes farther from the parks. In my opinion, there are more pros than cons and what is five more minutes of a drive or bus ride? Here are some reasons why Saratoga Springs is a great place to […]

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Which Good Neighbor Hotel is best for you?

December 7, 2016

Are you traveling to Disneyland or California Adventure theme parks soon and are you trying to find the best place for you to stay? If there are no rooms available at one of the fabulous Disney Hotels: Paradise Pier, Disneyland Hotel, or Californian Grand, then a good neighbor hotel is the next best choice. There […]

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12 Holiday Activities for Your Winter Disney World Vacation

December 5, 2016

Do you have a holiday vacation planned to Walt Disney World? First, man you are lucky! Secondly make sure to add some of these holiday activities to your tip! Minnie’s Seasonal Dine at Hollywood and Vine! From November 7th until January 6th join Minnie and friends for a festive holiday dinner party. Delicious food and […]

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Holiday Magic at Disney Springs

December 1, 2016

    There is nothing more magical than Walt Disney World during the holiday season! There are so many wonderful things to do and see at the theme parks, it is sure to put you in the holiday spirit. If you are wondering what to do when you are not visiting a park, let me […]

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Don’t Make these 5 Fastpass+ mistakes!

November 29, 2016

Fastpasses are a great way to enjoy Walt Disney World at a faster pace without having to stand in as many lines. There are many tips and tricks that will help you know what you SHOULD do with your fastpasses, but here are five things you SHOULDN’T do. Make sure not to make these mistakes […]

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Once Upon a Dream…. In Disneyland Paris

November 22, 2016

I felt like Aurora! Disneyland Paris was a beautiful Dream! Tucked just outside the city, Disneyland Paris has two theme parks just waiting to whisk you away into the Magical World of Disney! Disneyland Park and Walt Disney Studios bring the best of Disney’s American parks to Europe with a Parisian Twist! Next year will […]

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Boatwright’s Dining Hall – A Disney Dining Hidden Gem

November 17, 2016

One of the many great things about staying at Disney’s Port Orleans Riverside resort is the boat to Disney Springs where you will find dozens of dining options. But you don’t have to leave the resort to find one of the hidden gems of Disney dining – Boatwright’s Dining Hall. While most Disney restaurants require […]

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Updated Walt Disney World Refurbishment Schedule

November 16, 2016

Updated Walt Disney World Refurbishment Schedule as of November 16, 2016 Magic Kingdom® Park Big Thunder Mountain Railroad Haunted Mansion Splash Mountain Liberty Square Riverboat Walt Disney World Railroad Hall of Presidents Monorail The Walt Disney World® Resort Monorail System is undergoing refurbishment and may be on modified service and/or routes. If Guests plan to […]

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What to Expect When You are Expecting at Disney!

November 15, 2016

Is it worth it to go on a Disney vacation while pregnant? Can you really enjoy it? Will you be able to ride any rides? Expectant mothers often ask me for advice when planning for Disney. Most of their questions and concerns are about what to expect. So, whether you are planning a family vacation […]

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Planning A Disney Wedding Series – Part One

November 10, 2016

Most of us, or us Disney-fanatic women, have dreamed of a being a Disney bride since we were little girls. That magical picture of our grown up selves in a big, white, puffy dress in front of the Cinderella Castle danced carelessly around our minds. That was until we were actually old enough to learn […]

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Early Morning Magic Hour at Disney’s Hollywood Studios

November 8, 2016

  What is Early Morning Magic Hour? Walt Disney World offers an extra hour in various parks for Disney Resort guests. It’s a perk of paying that little extra to stay at a Disney Resort to get into the Magic Kingdom or one of the other three parks an hour before all the other guests […]

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What Not to Forget When Packing for Disney

November 3, 2016

Your vacation is paid off, your MagicBands have arrived and now it is time to start packing. You don’t want to forget a thing. You’ve read about what clothes to pack, to bring ponchos for those rainy days and not to forget your sunscreen. Here are some things that you may have forgotten to add […]

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Updated Walt Disney World Refurbishment Schedule

November 2, 2016

Updated Walt Disney World Refurbishment Schedule as of November 2, 2016 Magic Kingdom® Park Big Thunder Mountain Railroad Haunted Mansion Splash Mountain Liberty Square Riverboat Walt Disney World Railroad Hall of Presidents Monorail The Walt Disney World® Resort Monorail System is undergoing refurbishment and may be on modified service and/or routes. If Guests plan to […]

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Epcot’s Frozen Attractions: The Royal Sommerhus & Frozen Ever After

November 1, 2016

Frozen lovers unite! In early Summer 2016, Walt Disney World opened the much anticipated Royal Sommerhus AND Frozen Ever After attractions. These two Frozen fan must-dos are located in Epcot’s Norway pavilion. The Royal Sommerhus, Princess Anna and Queen Elsa’s summer home, is adorable. The inside of the Royal Sommerhus is decorated with beautiful woodwork […]

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Updated Walt Disney World Refurbishment Schedule

October 26, 2016

Updated Walt Disney World Refurbishment Schedule as of October 26, 2016 Magic Kingdom® Park Big Thunder Mountain Railroad Haunted Mansion Splash Mountain Liberty Square Riverboat Walt Disney World Railroad Hall of Presidents Monorail The Walt Disney World® Resort Monorail System is undergoing refurbishment and may be on modified service and/or routes. If Guests plan to […]

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Updated Walt Disney World Refurbishment Schedule

October 20, 2016

Updated Walt Disney World Refurbishment Schedule as of October 19, 2016 Magic Kingdom® Park Swiss Family Treehouse Big Thunder Mountain Railroad Haunted Mansion Splash Mountain Liberty Square Riverboat Walt Disney World Railroad Hall of Presidents Monorail The Walt Disney World® Resort Monorail System is undergoing refurbishment and may be on modified service and/or routes. If […]

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All the Medals!

October 20, 2016

Grabbing All The Medals was a goal I set out to obtain in 2015 when a series of exciting races were announced: runDisney’s Kessel Run Challenge and Castle to Chateau Challenge! If you know me, you know that I’ve been a Big Star Wars Fan since it all began. I saw Star Wars: A New […]

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Baby’s 1st Haircut at Magic Kingdom!

October 18, 2016

I am always looking for something new to include in each of my own Disney vacations. Now that I am a mom, I have a whole new list of experiences on my Disney “bucket list” and this experience has been on my list long before I became a mom. It’s been so fun to see […]

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Updated Walt Disney World Refurbishment Schedule

October 14, 2016

Updated Walt Disney World Refurbishment Schedule as of October 12, 2016 Magic Kingdom® Park Swiss Family Treehouse Big Thunder Mountain Railroad Haunted Mansion Splash Mountain Liberty Square Riverboat Walt Disney World Railroad Hall of Presidents Monorail The Walt Disney World® Resort Monorail System is undergoing refurbishment and may be on modified service and/or routes. If […]

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Minnie’s Halloween Dine

October 13, 2016

Are you looking for a little Halloween fun for your next Disney trip? Make sure to add Minnie’s Halloween Dine to your fall bucket list! The Hollywood and Vine restaurant at Disney’s Hollywood Studios hosts this special seasonal character dining experience from September 12 until November 6th. Join Minnie and friends for a frightfully fun […]

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8 Things to do on a Port Day with Disney Cruise Line

October 11, 2016

Everyone assumes that on a port day, you should get off the ship for as long as you can. While I do recommend getting off at least for a few minutes to put your feet on steady ground, there are certain ports where we would much rather stay onboard and enjoy an “empty” ship. Not […]

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Updated Walt Disney World Refurbishment Schedule

October 10, 2016

Updated Walt Disney World Refurbishment Schedule as of October 10, 2016 Magic Kingdom® Park Swiss Family Treehouse Big Thunder Mountain Railroad Haunted Mansion Splash Mountain Liberty Square Riverboat Walt Disney World Railroad Hall of Presidents Monorail The Walt Disney World® Resort Monorail System is undergoing refurbishment and may be on modified service and/or routes. If […]

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Updated Walt Disney World Refurbishment Schedule

October 7, 2016

Updated Walt Disney World Refurbishment Schedule as of October 7, 2016 Magic Kingdom® Park Big Thunder Mountain Railroad Haunted Mansion Splash Mountain Liberty Square Riverboat Walt Disney World Railroad Hall of Presidents Monorail The Walt Disney World® Resort Monorail System is undergoing refurbishment and may be on modified service and/or routes. If Guests plan to […]

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Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel and Spa: A First Timer’s Guide

October 6, 2016

  So, you’ve decided to go to Disneyland with your family and you’re trying to select the right hotel for you. Your travel agent (that’s me, Jeri May) sends you pricing for several different hotels and the most expensive one on the list is Disney’s Grand Californian. Why would you choose the most expensive property […]

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Save up to 25% on Rooms at select Disney World Hotels this Winter

October 5, 2016

Save up to 25% on Rooms at select Disney World Hotels this Winter! You can save up to 25%* on rooms at select Walt Disney World® Resort hotels for stays most nights Dec. 15 – 23, 2016 and Jan. 1 – April 8, 2017 when they book Oct. 3 – Dec. 21, 2016. Booking Window: Oct. 3 […]

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A Preview of Adventures by Disney “Southern California Backstage Magic”

October 4, 2016

Adventures by Disney is an amazing way to see the world with a Disney difference. Your tour will have two Adventure Guides take you into VIP access areas and to private events and cultural experiences that only the Disney name can unlock. Also included with your Adventure are most meals, admission fees to attractions, transportation […]

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Updated Walt Disney World Refurbishment Schedule

September 30, 2016

Updated Walt Disney World Refurbishment Schedule as of September 28, 2016 Magic Kingdom® Park Swiss Family Treehouse Big Thunder Mountain Railroad Liberty Square Riverboat Walt Disney World Railroad Hall of Presidents Jul.6 – Sep. 29, 2016 Aug. 8 – Nov. 18, 2016 Jan. 3 – 12, 2017 Jan. 9 – Feb. 16, 2017 Jan. 17 […]

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Halloween at Tokyo Disneyland Resort

September 29, 2016

Halloween at any Disney theme park is an exciting time, and fun for the entire family. But if you’re willing and able to travel to Japan, you’re in for a very special treat! Halloween has only been celebrated here for the past twenty years or so, but the people have really embraced the holiday in […]

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10 Halloween Activities for Your Fall Disney World Vacation

September 27, 2016

The fall is my absolute favorite time to visit Walt Disney World. The decor, the seasonal treats, and the Halloween fun are the BEST! Which of these will you be adding to your Disney Halloween must-do list? Minnie’s Seasonal Dine at Hollywood and Vine! From September 12th until November 6th join Minnie and friends for […]

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Universal Islands of Adventure Jurassic Park

September 22, 2016

At Universal’s Islands of Adventure theme park, you’ll find thrills of all kinds from superheroes to the Wizarding World, and even the prehistoric variety. In Jurassic Park, you can come face to face with the dinosaurs, just as John Hammond intended. When you enter through the gates at Jurassic Park, the movie’s iconic theme song […]

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5 Hip Reasons to Stay at the Hard Rock Hotel, Universal Orlando

September 20, 2016

Hip Hotels help create a truly memorable, unique experience for the traveler. And the Hard Rock Hotel at Universal Orlando is the Hippest Hotel that Universal has to offer! Here are my Top 5 Hits of the Hard Rock Hotel that will keep you coming back! The Atmosphere The rock-and-roll theme envelopes you from the […]

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Updated Walt Disney World Refurbishment Schedule

September 19, 2016

Updated Walt Disney World Refurbishment Schedule as of September 19, 2016 Magic Kingdom® Park Swiss Family Treehouse Big Thunder Mountain Railroad Jul.6 – Sep. 29, 2016 Aug. 8 – Nov. 18, 2016 Epcot None Disney’s Hollywood Studios Pizza Planet Rock N Roller Coaster Jan. 19 – Late 2016 Oct. 27 – Nov. 9, 2016 Disney’s […]

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Disney Resorts: Old Key West vs. Saratoga Springs

September 15, 2016

Disney’s Old Key West and Saratoga Springs Resorts There are 2 Resorts at Walt Disney World that often have last minute availability AND are cheaper per night than most other Deluxe Resorts. I get a lot of questions about these properties so here are some basic pros and cons about each. The bottom line: These […]

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5 Tips for Arrival Day at Walt Disney World

September 13, 2016

For most travelers, your arrival time to Walt Disney World will not be first thing in the morning. Depending on where you are traveling from, you may arrive around lunch, or sometimes in the afternoon. I know you may be ready to start your vacation and ride some rides, but hang tight! If you are […]

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Frozen Pre-Show Package Will Melt Your Heart!

September 8, 2016

  There’s a show at Disneyland California Adventure that will melt your frozen heart! It’s Frozen Live at the Hyperion Theater! This new show will dazzle you with its’ retelling of Disney’s newest classic movie. The costumes and the characters and the set are like nothing you’ve ever seen. Anna and Elsa fans will fall […]

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10 Tips for Your First Disney World Vacation

September 6, 2016

  Planning your first trip to Walt Disney World can be overwhelming. I remember feeling that way when we decided to take our family for the first time. I had been there before, but so much had changed and bringing my kids would make it a whole new experience. Here are 10 tips that will […]

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Four Classic Not To Be Missed Shows at the Magic Kingdom

September 1, 2016

  Whether it’s your first or hundred and first visit to the Magic Kingdom you can’t overestimate how much walking is involved. At some point in the day you will need to rest and, especially in the summer months, find a nice place to cool off. I have four perfect locations where you can do […]

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5 Overlooked Experiences at Walt Disney World

August 30, 2016

Some attractions and experiences at the Walt Disney World Resort are just a given… dining with the princesses at Cinderella’s Royal Table, going to Town Square Theater to meet Mickey Mouse, and grab Fast Passes for the more popular attractions. But what are some of the more overlooked experiences that you can take part in […]

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Updated Walt Disney World Refurbishment Schedule

August 25, 2016

Updated Walt Disney World Refurbishment Schedule as of August 25, 2016 Magic Kingdom® Park Monorail – The Walt Disney World® Resort Monorail System is undergoing refurbishment and may be on modified service and/or routes. If Guests plan to use this form of transportation during their visit they should check to be sure of the best option […]

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5 Reasons to Stay at Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort

August 25, 2016

When choosing a resort for your Disney vacation, it’s important to get one that’s just right for your family’s needs. I’d like to give you 5 Reasons to choose Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort for your next stay! The Basics: This is one of Disney’s Moderate Resorts, with a Spanish Colonial Mexican theme. It’s a very […]

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Minnie’s Seasonal Dining at Hollywood & Vine

August 23, 2016

Hollywood & Vine has long been home to the Disney Junior characters at breakfast and lunch. But you can now join Minnie and friends in a fun, festive, themed dinner buffet! Hollywood & Vine is a buffet celebrating the bounty of California. The menu includes lots of salads, fresh vegetables, savory meat dishes and more. […]

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Tips For Planning a Disney Vacation for Toddlers & Teenagers

August 19, 2016

We all know that there is something at Disney for EVERYONE. This being said how do you plan a Disney trip that will please BOTH your toddlers and teenagers? It will be EASY to please your toddlers, BUT your teenagers? They will be a little harder to please, not because there aren’t things that they […]

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Updated Walt Disney World Refurbishment Schedule

August 17, 2016

Updated Walt Disney World Refurbishment Schedule as of August 16, 2016 Magic Kingdom® Park Monorail – The Walt Disney World® Resort Monorail System is undergoing refurbishment and may be on modified service and/or routes. If Guests plan to use this form of transportation during their visit they should check to be sure of the best option […]

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Universal for Families of All Ages: The Wizarding World of Harry Potter

August 16, 2016

  Families are made of up of little ones, teens, tweens, and grandparents, and usually you go your separate ways once inside Universal. And as far as the Wizarding Worlds of Harry Potter, the little ones can’t ride most of the attractions, and the teens aren’t interested in the Flight of the Hippogriff. However, there […]

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Extending the Magic, The Advantages of Bouncing Back to Disney World

August 11, 2016

Are you a self-professed Disney World junkie that is planning your next trip before your current trip ends or maybe a newbie that is addicted during your first visit and already planning to come back? Well you are in luck, did you know that Disney offers to book your next trip WITH a discount before […]

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Updated Walt Disney World Refurbishment Schedule

August 10, 2016

Updated Walt Disney World Refurbishment Schedule as of August 10, 2016 Magic Kingdom® Park Monorail – The Walt Disney World® Resort Monorail System is undergoing refurbishment and may be on modified service and/or routes. If Guests plan to use this form of transportation during their visit they should check to be sure of the best option […]

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6 Tips for Keeping Your Kids Safe at Disney Parks

August 9, 2016

While we would all like to think that nothing bad could ever happen to us or our children on vacation to the happiest place on earth, unfortunately that is not the reality of the world we live in. Even in Disney, it is not safe to let your guard down or let your children wander […]

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Updated Walt Disney World Refurbishment Schedule

August 4, 2016

Updated Walt Disney World Refurbishment Schedule as of August 4, 2016 Magic Kingdom® Park Monorail – The Walt Disney World® Resort Monorail System is undergoing refurbishment and may be on modified service and/or routes. If Guests plan to use this form of transportation during their visit they should check to be sure of the best option […]

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How (and When) to use Rider Switch at Walt Disney World

August 4, 2016

This free service for families with young children is often overlooked. Using it correctly can enhance your vacation and take some stress out of your park days while saving valuable time. If guests in your party can’t or don’t want to board an attraction, you don’t have to miss out! If a child does not […]

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Disney Florida Resident Passholders

August 3, 2016

My family has been Disney Florida resident passholders since 2002. We live two hours south of Walt Disney World and try to go as often as we can. Florida Residents have 6 options when it comes to annual passes; Platinum Plus, Platinum, Gold, Silver, Weekday Select, and The Epcot after 4 Pass. My family chose […]

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Universal’s Flight of the Hippogriff: Ride it or skip it?

August 2, 2016

  I’m a wimp when it comes to roller coasters. Let’s just get that out there. I’m not quite sure why I’ve always avoided them. I don’t remember getting sick following a ride in my childhood. I’ve just always avoided them. I’ve watched videos of rollercoaster rides and that alone puts a pit in my […]

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Planning the Ultimate Girls Trip to Disney World

July 29, 2016

This past February, my mom and I took an extra long weekend trip to Disney World to participate in RunDisney’s Princess Half Marathon Weekend. This was SUCH a fun trip – not only because of the race activities throughout the weekend, but because it was a trip for just us gals! Planning a trip for […]

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Cinematic Spectacular Dining at Universal Orlando

July 27, 2016

    Universal Orlando is all about the movies. From family favorites like ‘Despicable Me’ and ‘Shrek’ to action movies like the ‘Terminator’ and ‘Mummy’ films to comedies like the ‘Men in Black’ movies and the ‘Simpsons’ movie, there is a part of Universal that celebrates them all. The daily culmination of this celebration is […]

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Updated Walt Disney World Refurbishment Schedule

July 26, 2016

Updated Walt Disney World Refurbishment Schedule as of July 26, 2016 Magic Kingdom® Park Monorail – The Walt Disney World® Resort Monorail System is undergoing refurbishment and may be on modified service and/or routes. If Guests plan to use this form of transportation during their visit they should check to be sure of the best option […]

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Five Classic Must Do Magic Kingdom Attractions

July 26, 2016

The Magic Kingdom is the heart and soul of Walt Disney World. This is where you can rocket through space, hop on the Wildest Ride in the Wilderness and splash 13 stories down into a Briar Patch. You can spin on tea cups, ride a mine train to see the Seven Dwarfs and fire laser […]

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10 Tips for Your Next Road Trip with Preschoolers

July 25, 2016

  We recently drove 14 hours to Myrtle Beach for some fun in the sun. Yes… we drove… with two preschoolers… No… we are NOT crazy. Well, maybe just a little. Driving instead of flying, especially for a larger family can really save money! These tips will definitely come in handy in upcoming years when […]

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Tips for Flying with an Infant

July 21, 2016

Traveling with an infant can seem overwhelming if you have never done it before. However, it doesn’t have to be miserable. I recently traveled to China with my 9 month old. The trip included 6 different flights and 5 different cities within one month – and I survived! My motto is: prepare for the worst […]

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Walt Disney World Dining Plan Magic!

July 19, 2016

Since I live in the Western United States, we go to Disneyland much more often than we go to Walt Disney World. However, we recently had opportunity to go to Walt Disney World in Florida and to use the Disney Dining Plan. I was skeptical before the trip, but now I’m convinced that the Disney […]

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Updated Walt Disney World Refurbishment Schedule

July 18, 2016

Updated Walt Disney World Refurbishment Schedule as of July 16, 2016 Magic Kingdom® Park Monorail – The Walt Disney World® Resort Monorail System is undergoing refurbishment and may be on modified service and/or routes. If Guests plan to use this form of transportation during their visit they should check to be sure of the best option […]

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10 Things for Kids Under 10 at Universal Orlando

July 14, 2016

Heading to Universal Orlando? Wondering if there will be things to do for your Younger Ones? Never Fear – Everyone in your family can have an Epic Adventure at Universal Orlando! Universal Orlando has great themed playgrounds, requires less planning, has close, on-site resorts that are quickly accessed for those afternoon naps, and provides compact […]

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5 Reasons to Cruise with Norwegian Cruise Line

July 12, 2016

Norwegian Cruise Line is an incredible cruise line and strives to have you cruise again and again with them. They are not only renovating all their fleets, they have gone above and beyond on every aspect of their cruises from expanding their cruise destinations and port stops to bringing the absolute finest features and details […]

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8 Tips to Keep Your Feet Happy at Disney

July 9, 2016

You’ve spent months dreaming and planning your Walt Disney World vacation. You want to do and see it all. With 4 theme parks, 2 water parks and Disney Springs, you will be doing a lot of walking. The average guest can easily walk 10 miles a day! My feet are tired just thinking about it! […]

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Tips for Beating the Crowds at Walt Disney World

July 5, 2016

No one enjoys standing in a line. In particular, children do not enjoy standing in lines. Especially when it’s hot outside as it is most of the year in Orlando, Florida. It is a given that there will be a certain amount of waiting throughout your vacation for attractions, but there are a few tips […]

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Relaxing at Aulani, a Disney Resort and Spa

June 28, 2016

  The spas at Aulani are luxurious and serene, as you’d probably expect, but there are a few things that make the spas at Aulani completely unique. The Laniwai Spa offers massage therapies, herbal body remedies, facials and more. They also have special treatments just for men, couples treatments and even family treatments. Family treatments […]

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Updated Walt Disney World Refurbishment Schedule

June 24, 2016

Updated Walt Disney World Refurbishment Schedule as of June 24, 2016 Magic Kingdom® Park Monorail – The Walt Disney World® Resort Monorail System is undergoing refurbishment and may be on modified service and/or routes. If Guests plan to use this form of transportation during their visit they should check to be sure of the best option […]

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What’s New at Universal – Summer 2016

June 23, 2016

Summer 2016 is going to be Epic at Universal Orlando Resort! And here’s why! The long awaited return of King Kong! Kongfrontation was an original attraction at the park when it opened it 1990. This main attraction in the park’s New York section, was amazing and state-of-the-art for the time. That ride closed in 2002, […]

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Best Restaurants for a First Time Visitor

June 21, 2016

  With 100+ restaurants on the Walt Disney World property, a first time visitor can get overwhelmed with all of the options! As a fan of Disney dining, I have a few tried and true restaurants that I suggest to all first time visitors! Chef Mickey’s Here you can dine with Mickey and the gang […]

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Updated Walt Disney World Refurbishment Schedule

June 20, 2016

Updated Walt Disney World Refurbishment Schedule as of June 20, 2016 Magic Kingdom® Park Monorail – The Walt Disney World® Resort Monorail System is undergoing refurbishment and may be on modified service and/or routes. If Guests plan to use this form of transportation during their visit they should check to be sure of the best option […]

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7 Tips For Making Your Disney Dining Reservations

June 16, 2016

  Dining reservations at popular Walt Disney World restaurants can be difficult to get. Check out the following tips to make your dining reservation experience less stressful and faster. Be prepared to make your dining reservations at 6 a.m., 180 days before your arrival date, via your mydisneyexperience.com account. You can also call Disney to […]

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The Magic of Harry Potter at Universal Orlando Resort

June 14, 2016

  Every time I mention Universal Orlando to a friend or a client, the first thing they say is, “I really want to see the Harry Potter attractions!” As a very Muggle-like Muggle, I had never read any of the Harry Potter books or seen any of the movies until recently. When I found out […]

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Three things you should know about Disney’s Port Orleans Resort – Riverside

June 9, 2016

When you’re choosing a Disney Resort Hotel for your family, there are so many choices, it can be a little overwhelming! It can be difficult to narrow them down, so I want to give you some information that will help you. Here are three things you should consider about Disney’s Port Orleans Resort-Riverside: The first […]

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Will I be Hungry on my Disney Cruise?

June 7, 2016

If there is one thing that is certain, it is that you won’t go hungry on a Disney Cruise Line cruise. There is literally food all around you, available 24 hours a day. In this post, I will touch on a few of the different options you have on your cruise just to give you […]

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Shopping at Walt Disney World: 5 Tips from a Disney Shopaholic

June 2, 2016

I admit it: I am a shopaholic – but only at Disney. There is just something about finding the best, most unique Disney item that I cannot resist. Part of my planning for each trip involves shopping and discovering new items for sale throughout Walt Disney World. So, I thought I’d share some shopping tips […]

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