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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Five Reasons to Visit the Enchanted Tiki Room

May 31, 2016

  The Enchanted Tiki Room is located in Adventureland at both Disneyland and Walt Disney World. This show is one of the all-time classics and was the first attraction to use audio-animatronics when it first opened on June 23, 1963 at Disneyland. It is believed that Walt Disney had a mechanical bird in a cage […]

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Cruising Disney Cruise Lines with Young Children

May 26, 2016

It’s no secret that Disney knows families. So what’s the perfect family cruise? A Disney Cruise of course! With 4 ships and itineraries all over the globe, adventure is just around the corner! If you have a younger child, you may not be sure if a Disney Cruise is for you. Here are some wonderful […]

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Updated Walt Disney World Refurbishment Schedule

May 24, 2016

Updated Walt Disney World Refurbishment Schedule as of May 23, 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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Chip n’ Dale Critter Breakfast at Storytellers Cafe

May 24, 2016

    Going to Disneyland anytime soon? If so, you HAVE to give Chip n’ Dale’s Critter Breakfast at Storytellers Café a shot! Storytellers Café is located inside Disneyland’s Grand Californian Resort and Spa. You can enter via the hotel’s main entrance, Downtown Disney, or by the private entrance from California Adventure. The setting and […]

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Updated Walt Disney World Refurbishment Schedule

May 23, 2016

Updated Walt Disney World Refurbishment Schedule as of May 22, 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 Watch Festival of the Lion King

May 19, 2016

The Festival of the Lion King is a 30 minute, action packed show fun for all ages at Disney’s Animal Kingdom theme park. While there are a lot of attractions that may divide your time while visiting this park, be sure not to miss the Festival of the Lion King. Here are five reasons why: […]

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Updated Walt Disney World Refurbishment Schedule

May 18, 2016

Updated Walt Disney World Refurbishment Schedule as of May 18, 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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Beat the Heat at Walt Disney World

May 17, 2016

  Summer time in Florida is hot. There’s just no way around it. But it’s also a very popular time to visit Walt Disney World so I’m here to give you some tips on how to beat the heat when visiting the Most Magical Place on Earth in the summer months. Disney has two water […]

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Updated Walt Disney World Refurbishment Schedule

May 13, 2016

Updated Walt Disney World Refurbishment Schedule as of May 13, 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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Whispering Canyon Café, where good food meets a rootin’ tootin’ good time.

May 13, 2016

Does your family like to cut up and have good time all the while enjoying a delicious meal? Well, Disney World has the perfect restaurant that you need to try on your next visit, Whispering Canyon Café. Located at Disney’s Wilderness Lodge Resort, this unique eatery serves belly laughs by the dozen complete with tears […]

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Hoop Dee Doo Revue – Frequently Asked Questions

May 11, 2016

The Hoop Dee Doo Revue is a must see Dinner Show while visiting Walt Disney World! It’s a musical, vaudeville style show featuring lovable characters:  Claire de Lune, Johnny Ringo, Dolly Drew, Six Bits Slocum, Flora Long and Jim Handy! They sing, dance and joke their way right into your heart! These larger-than-life characters directly […]

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3 Great Things About Minnie and Friends Breakfast at Disneyland’s Plaza Inn

May 9, 2016

There are three great things about eating the breakfast buffet at Disneyland Park’s Plaza Inn. There is great history in the restaurant, delicious food, and delightful characters for you to meet. History: What better place to begin your day at the Disneyland Park than at one of the original restaurants! Plaza Inn, originally named the […]

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Walt Disney World Vacation Tips for All Ages

May 6, 2016

What is the first thing that comes to mind when you think of a Disney vacation? You may think of it as a family vacation or a trip that is geared toward kids. It’s true that kids will love Walt Disney World and it is a perfect vacation for families; But it is not only […]

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Updated Walt Disney World Refurbishment Schedule

May 5, 2016

Updated Walt Disney World Refurbishment Schedule as of April 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 available […]

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The Seasons of Walt Disney World

May 4, 2016

  “When is the best time to visit Walt Disney World?” This is the question I get most often when discussing vacation plans. Usually, the answer has to do with crowd levels and the weather. The way to beat the heat and the crowds is to visit in the cooler months when school is in […]

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The Best Restaurants You Don’t Need a Reservation For

May 2, 2016

  It’s a known fact that to get the first pick of reservation times at Disney restaurants, you have to book them six months in advance. But sometimes, we don’t always have the luxury of knowing when we are going to be on vacation, which often leads to a lack of availability at table service […]

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Five Great Reasons to Stay at Disney’s Contemporary Resort

April 29, 2016

No doubt, you’ve seen photos of this iconic Disney resort hotel. It’s a white, modern-looking A-shaped building with the monorail running through the middle of it. But here are some things you may not know, and Five reasons why this Disney hotel is a GREAT place to stay! Convenience. From this resort, you can walk […]

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Updated Walt Disney World Refurbishment Schedule

April 26, 2016

Updated Walt Disney World Refurbishment Schedule as of April 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 available […]

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Sailing with Character

April 21, 2016

When you cruise with Disney Cruise Lines, you don’t just cruise, you cruise with characters. Imagine rubbing elbows with Captain Hook and Mr. Smee, dancing with Princesses, chatting with Jack Sparrow, even telling Santa Claus your Christmas Wishes – all this and more can happen on a Disney Cruise. For the most part, character greetings […]

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Pros and Cons of the Disney Dining Plan

April 19, 2016

When planning for a vacation to the Walt Disney World Resort, you are inundated with information. One of those things is whether or not you should add the Disney Dining Plan to your package. There are multiple variations of dining plans you can choose from, but today we are going to talk about the most […]

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10 Reasons You Why You Should Stay At Disneyland’s Grand Californian Resort & Spa

April 14, 2016

Napa Rose. This beautiful restaurant has a Napa Valley theme and specializes in California cuisine. It’s 16,000-bottle wine cellar offers a selection of 80 wines by the glass and an award winning list of over 450 international wines. You can even dine in the patio with a view of California Adventure! Storytellers Café is another […]

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Aladdin’s Oasis Paint The Night Dining Package– A Review

April 12, 2016

  Disneyland has 2 amazing ways to splurge on dining and get Preferred Viewing for the Paint The Night Parade! You can dine at Blue Bayou or Aladdin’s Oasis. Blue Bayou is a nice sit down restaurant in New Orleans Square; and Aladdin’s Oasis is small café located in Adventureland. At Aladdin’s Oasis, the Paint […]

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Main Street Confectionery

April 7, 2016

The Magic Kingdom is home to many fun attractions, funny shows, and great restaurants. What many people skip as they are busily on their way towards the castle are the wonderful stores lining Main Street. One of my favorite is the Main Street Confectionary. The amazing smell coming from the shop is the first thing […]

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Should I Use Online Check-In for My Walt Disney World Resort Hotel?

April 5, 2016

Walt Disney World is always working on new ways to enhance your stay. Technology has played a big part in the most recent enhancements. One service that I often get questions about is the Online Check-In option for Walt Disney World Hotels. What is Online Check-In? Online Check-in is available to all Walt Disney World […]

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Disney Land and Sea FAQ’s

April 1, 2016

Many of you may have read my article on Planning for Your First Land and Sea Adventure in which I outlined some of the key factors in preparing for a combination Walt Disney World trip and Disney Cruise Line trip. My husband and I planned this trip to celebrate our 25th Wedding Anniversary despite the […]

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Updated Walt Disney World Refurbishment Schedule

March 31, 2016

Updated Walt Disney World Refurbishment Schedule as of March 30, 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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Disney Cruise Line Senses Spa & Salon

March 25, 2016

If you sail on board the Disney Fantasy, Dream, or Magic, then you will have the opportunity to visit the tranquil Senses Spa and Salon where you can relax and enjoy a variety of beauty and spa treatments. Not to mention, there is also a salon where men and women can go to get a […]

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Updated Walt Disney World Refurbishment Schedule

March 23, 2016

Updated Walt Disney World Refurbishment Schedule as of March 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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Experience Agent P’s World Showcase Adventure

March 23, 2016

  Every child dreams of being a secret agent. And at Epcot, with Agent P’s World Showcase Adventure, you can make that dream a reality. Dr. Doofenshmirtz, from “Phineas and Ferb” has tried to take over different countries around World Showcase. And it’s up to Agent P, with your help, to stop him. And along […]

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Fun Facts about Disney’s Paradise Pier Hotel

March 21, 2016

  Disney’s Paradise Pier Hotel is one of three amazing hotels located right at the Disneyland Resort in Anaheim, California. Paradise Pier Hotel offers a beach and sand setting that makes you feel as if you have stepped back in time, but with a modern twist. It is more casual then the other two Disneyland […]

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Transportation Options at Walt Disney World

March 18, 2016

One of the many benefits to staying at a Walt Disney World resort hotel is complimentary transportation between your resort and Disney theme parks, water parks, Disney Springs and other Disney resort hotels. Disney moves millions of guests each year using a very well run transportation system which includes buses, boats and monorails. While it […]

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Disney Traditions

March 16, 2016

  Disney World is a vacation that has something for everyone to enjoy and fall in love with. Once you are there, you will soon find favorite activities, rides and meals, creating your Disney Traditions! Here are 10 suggested Disney Traditions that my family enjoys each visit! #1 Magic Kingdom on Your First and Last […]

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Awaken Summer offer save up to 30%* on rooms at select Walt Disney World® Resort Hotels

March 14, 2016

You can save up to 30%* on rooms at select Walt Disney World® Resort hotels for stays most nights June 12-Aug. 25, 2016 when they book by June 10, 2016. Plus, you can receive an exclusive “Awaken Summer” graphic MagicBand when they upgrade to a room and Theme Park package with a minimum 2-day Magic Your Way® […]

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The “Grotesque Birds” of Disneyland’s Grand Californian Resort & Spa

March 14, 2016

Disneyland’s Grand Californian Resort is home to statues from the “The California Native” series. These pieces of art were inspired by the “Grotesque Birds” created by the Martin Brothers in England between the years of 1875 and 1920. The Grand Californian’s “Grotesque Birds,” (I also heard several cast members refer to them as Grotesqueries.) were […]

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My Disney Dining Bucket List

March 11, 2016

  You know how sometimes you form habits and you do the same things over and over again? This happens to me with my Disney trips, every time without fail! I get stuck in my ways and eat at the same restaurants because I know they are good and that I like the menu offerings! […]

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Jungle Skipper Canteen: A Quick Review of Magic Kingdom’s Newest Table Service Restaurant

March 9, 2016

Skipper Canteen (also known as it’s full name; Jungle Navigation CO. Ltd Skipper Canteen) is the newest addition to the food scene at Walt Disney World’s Magic Kingdom Park. Many agree that the park needs more sit down dining options. So, the announcement and opening of the Skipper Canteen came with a lot of excitement […]

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5 Simple Steps to Planning Your First Land and Sea Adventure

March 7, 2016

  Have you seen the movie, Titanic?  Well, I have- probably just a few too many times.  Because I’ve seen the movie so many times, I’ve been afraid for many years of taking a cruise.  Recently, when my husband and I began talking about taking a special vacation to celebrate our 25th Wedding Anniversary, we […]

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Updated Walt Disney World Refurbishment Schedule

March 5, 2016

Updated Walt Disney World Refurbishment Schedule as of March 5, 2016 Magic Kingdom® Park Buzz Lightyear Space Ranger Spin 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 […]

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