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24 Hours of Disney Fun

2014-02-28T12:34:21-04:00

24 Hours of Disney Fun!  Experience Disney magic during an unforgettable 24-hour party taking place within the theme parks—from coast to coast! Laugh bigger, scream louder and stay out all day and night at an enchanting summer kick-off celebration! No matter which coast you find yourself on, prepare to "Rock Your Disney Side" with a gang of pirates, princesses, villains and party animals, right inside select Disney Parks! From 6:00 AM to 6:00 AM, May 23 to May 24, 2014, [...]

24 Hours of Disney Fun2014-02-28T12:34:21-04:00

The Happiest Place on the Seven Seas; Disney’s Oceaneer Club aboard the Disney Fantasy

2014-02-19T12:49:30-04:00

Ah, cruising. It’s the luxurious life of food, spa treatments, entertainment, sand and sea. Why we cruise doesn’t require much explanation—it’s like stepping onto a floating Shangri La. The real question is what you do with your kids while you soak up sun and get that hot stone massage you’ve always dreamed about having. Some people leave their kids at home so they can enjoy the adult world of cruising in style but with the Disney Fantasy’s on-board kids clubs, [...]

The Happiest Place on the Seven Seas; Disney’s Oceaneer Club aboard the Disney Fantasy2014-02-19T12:49:30-04:00

Despicable Me Minion Mayhem at Universal Studios

2014-02-19T12:49:06-04:00

  You will go bananas, bananas, bananas over the Desplicable me 3-D simulation at Universal Studios in Orlando, Florida. We love the Desplicable Me movie so we were really excited about this attraction. This ride was so much fun! I have to say Universal played up the details for this ride. I thought the exterior of the building was fun and creative. The waiting area was decorated to resemble the inside of Gru’s home. You start the experience by standing [...]

Despicable Me Minion Mayhem at Universal Studios2014-02-19T12:49:06-04:00

Tips for running a runDisney race

2019-05-29T13:54:32-04:00

I have been running with runDisney since 2010, and I have run in every race weekend on both coasts except for the Expedition Everest 5k weekend. Over the years, I have made some mistakes, but also learned a lot of how runDisney operates, an dhow to make your race weekend the most fun and memorable one ever. Expo: Try not to wait until the last day to get to the expo, because popular official merchandise may (and has in the [...]

Tips for running a runDisney race2019-05-29T13:54:32-04:00

Updated Walt Disney World Refurbishment Schedule

2014-02-19T12:48:25-04:00

  Magic Kingdom® Park Casey's Corner Splash Mountain Splashdown Photos Monorail - MK Express Pinocchio's Village Haus The Plaza Restaurant Tip Board Cart Big Thunder Mountain Pirates of the Caribbean 1/6/14 - 2/19/14 1/6/14 - 3/21/14 1/6/14 - 3/21/14 1/21/14 - 3/21/14 2/17/14 - 3/30/14 2/17/14 - 3/15/14 Closing permanently 2/26/14 4/7/14 - 4/9/14 4/28/14 - 5/1/14 Epcot® None Disney's Hollywood Studios® Backlot Tour 1/5/14 - 3/1/14 Disney's Animal Kingdom® Theme Park Festival of the Lion King 1/6/14 - TBD [...]

Updated Walt Disney World Refurbishment Schedule2014-02-19T12:48:25-04:00

Loews Portofino Bay Resort

2014-01-28T18:44:20-04:00

We’re already covered the many reasons that staying on property at the Universal Resort is the way to go. In case you missed it, the perks include early park admission to Wizarding World of Harry Potter, resorts walking distance from both parks, merchandise delivery, Universal Express Unlimited and many other great advantages. The top resort on property is Loews Portofino Bay Hotel. This hotel celebrates la dolce vita (the sweet life) and transports you from Florida to Portofino, Italy. You’ll [...]

Loews Portofino Bay Resort2014-01-28T18:44:20-04:00

Top 10 Reasons Why I Love Disney’s Contemporary Resort

2014-01-28T18:22:34-04:00

10. Disney's Contemporary Resort has some of the largest standard rooms you'll find on Disney property. It's nice to have some extra space and not feel so crammed into a tight space. Standard rooms can sleep up to 5 guests with two queens and a day bed. 9. Awesome views! Whether you are located in the tower and have a Theme Park view or a Bay Lake view, you really can't go wrong with either one. Yes, having a view [...]

Top 10 Reasons Why I Love Disney’s Contemporary Resort2014-01-28T18:22:34-04:00

3 Must Do’s for the Harry Potter fan at the Wizarding World of Harry Potter

2014-01-28T18:01:23-04:00

Just beyond the entrance of Universal’s Islands of Adventure, awaits the magical, spellbinding Wizarding World of Harry Potter! This mesmerizing section of Islands of Adventure transports you into the world of Harry Potter. It’s as if you used Hermione’s Time-Turner and stepped back in time! Since this new land can be overwhelming, and you want to get the most out of your adventure, I have compiled 3 Must Do’s for the Harry Potter fan! 1. Try a Taste of Butterbeer! [...]

3 Must Do’s for the Harry Potter fan at the Wizarding World of Harry Potter2014-01-28T18:01:23-04:00

Why Disney?

2014-01-28T17:45:09-04:00

Why Disney? My immediate response is why not, but it raises a great point for those that have never had a Disney experience. For those people that know me, you know I love all things Disney so for me there is no other way to vacation as long as Disney is the common denominator so back to the question at hand, why Disney? Between Walt Disney World, Disneyland, Disney Cruise Line and Adventures by Disney they’ve got something magical for [...]

Why Disney?2014-01-28T17:45:09-04:00

Getting There – Driving vs. Flying to Walt Disney World

2019-06-03T14:10:15-04:00

I’ve often heard it said that it’s not the destination that matters but the journey. I don’t think the person who came up with that has ever been to Disney. I often work with families who are trying to decide whether they should fly or drive to Disney. So, I thought I would share my perspective on the pros of both options. Obviously, some people will have to fly (shout out to my Alaskan and Canadian friends). But, many of [...]

Getting There – Driving vs. Flying to Walt Disney World2019-06-03T14:10:15-04:00

Disney World Baby Care Centers

2014-01-28T16:33:10-04:00

When traveling to Disney with an infant make certain you know where the Baby Care Centers are located. There is one located in each park and are fully staffed to help with all of your baby needs. They are open during regular park hours AND are FREE to use. Disney knows how to accommodate families with infants! Check out all the services the Baby Care Centers offer: 1. Need a quiet place to nurse your little one? Disney Baby Care [...]

Disney World Baby Care Centers2014-01-28T16:33:10-04:00

Updated Walt Disney World Refurbishment Schedule

2014-02-06T09:36:35-04:00

  Magic Kingdom® Park Casey's Corner Splash Mountain Splashdown Photos Agrabah Bazaar Monorail - MK Express Barnstormer Pinocchio's Village Haus The Plaza Restaurant Big Thunder Mountain Pirates of the Caribbean 1/6/14 - 2/15/14 1/6/14 - 3/21/14 1/6/14 - 3/21/14 1/7/14 - 2/13/14 1/21/14 - 3/21/14 2/3/14 - 2/5/14 2/17/14 - 3/30/14 2/17/14 - 3/15/14 4/7/14 - 4/9/14 4/28/14 - 5/1/14 Epcot® None Disney's Hollywood Studios® Backlot Tour Monsters Meet & Greet 1/5/14 - 3/1/14 1/29/14 - 2/8/14 Disney's Animal Kingdom® [...]

Updated Walt Disney World Refurbishment Schedule2014-02-06T09:36:35-04:00

Want to be a rock star? (or just vacation like one!)

2014-01-28T17:31:09-04:00

  You can feel like a rock star on your next vacation when you stay at the Hard Rock Hotel at Universal Orlando! From the moment you check in, you’re surrounded by everything musical. Photographs of musicians, authentic rock ’n roll memorabilia, musical instruments, and actual music, too! All the decorations have a musical flair, and it’s fun to try and spot all the interesting items. When you get to your room or suite, you’ll find top-notch furnishings fit for [...]

Want to be a rock star? (or just vacation like one!)2014-01-28T17:31:09-04:00

Disneyland Hotel Club Level

2014-02-03T13:53:28-04:00

I just returned home from a trip to Disneyland in California, where I was able to spend one night at the Disneyland Hotel and take advantage of their club level services with the concierge room I booked. The Club level here is in the Adventure Tower, and is on the top (11th) floor of the hotel. Our room was on the tenth floor, so it was east to get to the lounge, which is called the “E-Ticket Club”. The lounge [...]

Disneyland Hotel Club Level2014-02-03T13:53:28-04:00

The Kids Club on the Oasis of the Seas

2014-01-29T17:39:40-04:00

My family sailed on Royal Caribbean's Oasis of the Seas in July 2013.  At the time my kids were 11 and 12. Before we sailed I pre-registered them in the kids club online at Royal Caribbean’s website. My daughter Amanda has autism and I was able to list her special needs online. Amanda was in the Voyagers group ages 9-11. My son Hunter was in the pre-teen group ages12-14. The kids programs is broken down into groups by ages: Infants [...]

The Kids Club on the Oasis of the Seas2014-01-29T17:39:40-04:00