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Top Attractions for Toddlers

2014-07-29T19:26:11-05:00

Part 1-The Magic Kingdom Disney and toddlers aren’t two words that most people expect to hear in a sentence, but the truth is these actually pair very well. Did you know Disney World has a wide array of rides that don’t have a height restriction at all and if we are being honest all of these are “must-do’s” every time I visit. In fact I didn’t truly realize how well until I started comprising this blog. With so many attractions [...]

Top Attractions for Toddlers2014-07-29T19:26:11-05:00

Toy Story at the Disney Parks

2014-07-29T19:15:39-05:00

A friend of mine recently asked me if there were any Toy Story characters or rides at Disney. Her son is a big fan of all three movies, as well as the short films, and she was hoping there would be something Toy Story themed that she could share with him on their upcoming trip... Well, friend, you're in luck! Here are the top ways to enjoy Toy Story at Disney's Parks: At Walt Disney World, there are several places [...]

Toy Story at the Disney Parks2014-07-29T19:15:39-05:00

Updated Walt Disney World Refurbishment Schedule

2014-08-24T16:04:17-05:00

Updated Walt Disney World Refurbishment Schedule Magic Kingdom® Park Astro Orbiter The Yankee Trader Mickey's PhilharMagic Carousel of Progress Enchanted Tiki Room Walt Disney World Railroad The Magic Carpet of Aladdin Cinderella's Royal Table Monorail - Monorail service will be adjusted on the Magic Kingdom Park and Epcot beams in order to accommodate the installation of a new state-of-the art train control system. As a result, monorail service will run from: 8:30 a.m.- midnight on the Magic Kingdom Resort beam 9:30 a.m.- 11:30 p.m. on the Magic [...]

Updated Walt Disney World Refurbishment Schedule2014-08-24T16:04:17-05:00

Experiencing Universal’s Diagon Alley: 4 Must Dos

2014-07-29T19:06:47-05:00

From Harry’s initial introduction as he shops for his first year school supplies to his many visits with his friends throughout the years, Diagon Alley is essential to the story of Harry Potter. If you will love the books and movies, you will enjoy the world of London and Diagon Alley that Universal has recreated! With so much to see and do, I have four must do’s to make your Diagon Alley visit a magical experience! 1. Harry Potter and [...]

Experiencing Universal’s Diagon Alley: 4 Must Dos2014-07-29T19:06:47-05:00

Disneyland Hotel

2014-07-29T19:00:20-05:00

The Disneyland Hotel is the classic hotel of the Disneyland Resort. It was originally opened as a motor inn and was the first to operate under the Disney name. The main lobby is filled with Disney nostalgia including Alice in Wonderland, Dumbo, and it’s a small world. The hotel has 990 rooms divided into 3 Towers - Adventure, Fantasy and Frontier. The “lobby” in each tower includes nods to attractions in that land at the Disneyland park. The hotel has [...]

Disneyland Hotel2014-07-29T19:00:20-05:00

If It Sounds Too Good To Be True, It Probably Is!

2014-07-29T18:54:30-05:00

If It Sounds Too Good To Be True, It Probably Is! (And other things your mother and your travel agent said to you) Haven’t you always heard this expression? “If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is!” And what about this one, “I told you so”? Don’t think for one minute that travel planners don’t make mistakes in planning their own family travel, because I’m here to tell you I did! Recently, my husband and I decided [...]

If It Sounds Too Good To Be True, It Probably Is!2014-07-29T18:54:30-05:00

6 Tips for Early Risers at Disney World

2019-07-14T06:42:20-05:00

UPDATED JULY 14, 2019 So YOU are or have an early riser/s in your Disney squad?! Either by personal choice OR in my case kids that are up and raring to go by 5:30am, there are definitely ways to pass the time until it’s time to explore the parks! 1. Review your plan of attack for the day. I like to look over my Fastpass selections and dining reservations. I also take note of the locations of Disney snacks I [...]

6 Tips for Early Risers at Disney World2019-07-14T06:42:20-05:00

Updated Walt Disney World Refurbishment Schedule

2014-08-14T14:30:22-05:00

Updated Walt Disney World Refurbishment Schedule Disney's Caribbean Beach Resort Magic Kingdom® Park Astro Orbiter The Yankee Trader First Aid Relocation Mickey's PhilharMagic Carousel of Progress Walt Disney World Railroad The Magic Carpet of Aladdin Cinderella's Royal Table Monorail - Monorail service will be adjusted on the Magic Kingdom Park and Epcot beams in order to accommodate the installation of a new state-of-the art train control system. As a result, monorail service will run from: 8:30 a.m.- midnight on the Magic Kingdom Resort beam 9:30 a.m.- [...]

Updated Walt Disney World Refurbishment Schedule2014-08-14T14:30:22-05:00

Big River, California

2014-07-29T18:36:46-05:00

When I think of summer vacation I think of sunny weather, I think of children getting out of school, I think of lazy mornings, barbecue’s and cooking s’mores, but most of all I think of packing up my car and driving out to Big River, California. Big River is a very small area located about fifteen minutes before Parker, Arizona. It is part of the Colorado River (which runs through Colorado, Utah, Arizona, Nevada, California, Baja California, and Sonora). Big [...]

Big River, California2014-07-29T18:36:46-05:00

A Few Tips and Tricks for Tackling Walt Disney World

2014-07-29T18:24:56-05:00

As a vacation planner it’s my job to do everything I can to make sure your trip to Walt Disney World is everything you hoped it would be. While some things I can’t control, like weather and crowds, there are some tips and tricks that will help to make every vacation more enjoyable. I’ve visited Walt Disney World over 20 times so chances are I’ve been there done that with just about everything. When you book your trip with me [...]

A Few Tips and Tricks for Tackling Walt Disney World2014-07-29T18:24:56-05:00

Five Luxurious Reasons to Stay at Disney’s Saratoga Springs Resort & Spa

2014-07-29T16:42:23-05:00

1. Amazing Spa Saratoga Springs is home to Senses Spa, where facials, pedicures, massages and more await you. Have your travel agent help you book an appointment at least 30 days in advance. In the meantime, check out all of the amazing packages that are available! Senses Spa Services 2. Quick Access to Downtown Disney This resort is located right next door to Downtown Disney. One of the great perks of staying here is the convenient water taxi that takes [...]

Five Luxurious Reasons to Stay at Disney’s Saratoga Springs Resort & Spa2014-07-29T16:42:23-05:00

5 Planning Tips for First Time Disney Cruisers

2019-06-03T14:10:21-05:00

So you have never done a Disney cruise and you are looking for info, right? Well, you have come to the right place! No matter where you are in the process of planning your first Disney Cruise, you will find some info here to help you out. Read on and prepare for the vacation of a lifetime! 1. Choosing your Cruise can be tough, when is the best time to go? How long of a cruise should I book? Where [...]

5 Planning Tips for First Time Disney Cruisers2019-06-03T14:10:21-05:00

Updated Walt Disney World Refurbishment Schedule

2014-08-04T18:30:46-05:00

Updated Walt Disney World Refurbishment Schedule Disney's Caribbean Beach Resort Magic Kingdom® Park Astro Orbiter The Yankee Trader Liberty Square Riverboat First Aid Relocation Mickey's PhilharMagic Carousel of Progress Walt Disney World Railroad The Magic Carpet of Aladdin Cinderella's Royal Table Monorail - Monorail service will be adjusted on the Magic Kingdom Park and Epcot beams in order to accommodate the installation of a new state-of-the art train control system. As a result, monorail service will run from: 8:30 a.m.- midnight on the Magic Kingdom Resort [...]

Updated Walt Disney World Refurbishment Schedule2014-08-04T18:30:46-05:00

Port Orleans Riverside Royal Rooms

2014-07-29T15:48:59-05:00

You and your family can step into a world of enchantment and fairytale when you book your stay in a royal room at Disney’s Port Orleans Riverside resort. These special rooms can be booked and guaranteed, a fun way to extend the Disney magic even after you leave the theme parks for the day. Situated in the mansion buildings along the river, these rooms can be found by the beautiful flags that adorn the outsides of certain buildings. Upon entering [...]

Port Orleans Riverside Royal Rooms2014-07-29T15:48:59-05:00

The Carnival Breeze

2014-07-29T08:56:50-05:00

We sailed on the Carnival Breeze for our summer vacation this year.  We choose the 8 day Eastern Caribbean sailing.  The ports of call were St Maarten, St Kitts, San Juan, Puerto Rico & Grand Turk.  This was our first time on the Breeze.  The Breeze is part of Carnival’s Dream class and is one of their largest ships in the fleet. The Carnival Breeze debuted in June 2012 as is part of Carnival’s fun ship 2.0 initiative which is their focus on entertainment [...]

The Carnival Breeze2014-07-29T08:56:50-05:00