//December

Top 11 Packing Tips for Disney

2014-12-08T19:12:51-04:00

One of the dreaded parts of any vacation for me is packing, but this task can be even more challenging when thinking of everything you need to tackle Disney. After my most recent trip I have compiled this list in hopes to make your packing and vacation experience more magical. If you would forget to pack some of these items Disney does have them for sale, but as a rule of thumb it comes with bigger price tag. 1. Make [...]

Top 11 Packing Tips for Disney2014-12-08T19:12:51-04:00

Spring Special Save up to 30% at Aulani, a Disney Resort and Spa

2014-12-29T17:14:23-04:00

Spring Special Save up to 30% at Aulani, a Disney Resort and Spa! You can enjoy a whole new world of family fun at Aulani, A Disney Resort & Spa in Ko Olina, Hawai'I – winner of Travel + Leisure World's Best Awards 2014 for Top Family Hotel in the U.S.  And now, for a limited time, you can make the most of your time at Aulani. Because the longer you stay, the more you save—with 30% off stays of 5 nights or more*. Save [...]

Spring Special Save up to 30% at Aulani, a Disney Resort and Spa2014-12-29T17:14:23-04:00

Save up to 30% on stays at select Walt Disney World Resort Hotels this Spring

2014-12-29T07:42:39-04:00

Save up to 30% on stays at select Walt Disney World Resort Hotels this Spring You can save up to 30%* on rooms at select Walt Disney World® Resort hotels when you book between Dec. 29, 2014 and Feb. 16, 2015 for stays most nights March 2-June 15, 2015. Or, you can save up to 25%* on rooms at select Walt Disney World Resort hotels when they book between Feb. 17-March 28, 2015 for stays most nights March 2-June 15, 2015. Great rates [...]

Save up to 30% on stays at select Walt Disney World Resort Hotels this Spring2014-12-29T07:42:39-04:00

Schedule a tour for your next Disney Vacation and see the parks from a whole new perspective

2019-06-03T14:10:27-04:00

Looking for something special to do on your next Disney Vacation? I am often asked for ideas on ways to make a second, third, or 20th trip to Disney extra special or ways to help someone celebrate while on their trip. Buttons are a fun way to celebrate and can often lead to unexpected celebrations! Ordering specialized cakes is another fun way to celebrate. Maybe a special story room or character experience for the kids. But you may be looking [...]

Schedule a tour for your next Disney Vacation and see the parks from a whole new perspective2019-06-03T14:10:27-04:00

Aulani, a Disney Resort and Spa

2014-12-08T19:14:06-04:00

          Everyone knows Disney has theme parks but did you know that Disney has 3 resort properties that stand alone from the parks? These include Disney’s Vero Beach Resort in Florida, Disney’s Hilton Head Island Resort in South Carolina and the newest property, Aulani, a Disney Resort and Spa located on the island of Oahu. One of the first differences you may notice is the name. In all the other resort names, Disney comes first. This [...]

Aulani, a Disney Resort and Spa2014-12-08T19:14:06-04:00

Tips for the parks – part 2

2014-12-08T18:44:18-04:00

Looking for tips and strategies to make your trip smoother? Here are some ideas to help you out! · If you are traveling with a child with severe allergies to the environment, peanuts, etc and you are worried about leaving your stroller in the stroller parking, here are some tips: *Bring a plastic cover for your stroller *Be aware that the managers do move the strollers around for organization purposes and for the safety of other guests. So many people [...]

Tips for the parks – part 22014-12-08T18:44:18-04:00

Learn about the Disabilities Assistance Service card at Disney World

2015-06-22T12:56:43-04:00

Learn about the Disabilities Assistance Service card at Disney World This card will help your wait times with the lines. You cannot get it ahead of time – you can only get it at the parks at the Guest Relations offices. When you go to Guest Relations at the entrance to the park, you need to focus on discussing with them how the card will benefit your child by means of safety and health, not by diagnosis. You can present [...]

Learn about the Disabilities Assistance Service card at Disney World2015-06-22T12:56:43-04:00

San Francisco – a place filled with wonder, excitement and endless fun

2014-12-08T18:30:28-04:00

San Francisco California is one place you must make time to visit in your lifetime. It is not only absolutely beautiful it is mesmerizing. This place is where almost any adventure you can think of is around the corner. There is a never ending amount of fun, entertainment, shopping, restaurants, people watching, and activities to keep you and your family occupied for days. One of the first places you have to visit is the historical Pier 39. For one reason [...]

San Francisco – a place filled with wonder, excitement and endless fun2014-12-08T18:30:28-04:00

Kona Cafe at the Polynesian Village Resort

2014-12-02T14:32:58-04:00

If you’ve ever visited the Polynesian Village Resort you might (or might not have) noticed the little restaurant around the corner from the bustling ‘Ohana. Kona Café is an understated restaurant located on the second floor of the Great Ceremonial House. Open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner this is a great spot to grab a meal whether you are a guest at the Polynesian Village or just visiting the Magic Kingdom. It’s a quick monorail ride away from the entrance [...]

Kona Cafe at the Polynesian Village Resort2014-12-02T14:32:58-04:00

Updated Walt Disney World Refurbishment Schedule

2015-01-02T15:56:18-04:00

Updated Walt Disney World Refurbishment Schedule as of December 22, 2014 Magic Kingdom® Park Splash Mountain Cinderella's Royal Table Liberty Square Riverboat Under the Sea ~ Journey of the Little Mermaid Harmony Barber Shop Big Thunder Mountain Railroad "it's a small world" Dream Along with Mickey Jungle Cruise Liberty Tree Tavern Jan. 5 - 31, 2015 Jan. 5 - Mar. 6, 2015 Jan. 23 - 27, 2015 & Aug. 4 - 10, 2015 Feb. 2 - Mar. 6, 2015 Feb. 2 [...]

Updated Walt Disney World Refurbishment Schedule2015-01-02T15:56:18-04:00

FastPass at Disneyland/California Adventure Will Help You Go Fast!

2014-12-02T13:40:24-04:00

Most of you know that I love Disneyland. I don’t want Walt Disney World to feel slighted by me, but I love Disneyland just a little more. One of the reasons I feel this way is because of the FastPass system at Disneyland. There are pros and cons to the FastPass systems at both parks, but the system at Walt Disney World is a bit more complicated. At Walt Disney World, you definitely need the help of a travel agent [...]

FastPass at Disneyland/California Adventure Will Help You Go Fast!2014-12-02T13:40:24-04:00

Disney’s Port Orleans Riverside – A Surrey Bike Adventure

2014-12-02T12:58:21-04:00

During our last Disney vacation I decided that I wanted to take advantage of some of the awesome activities that our resort had to offer. One of the activities that we were able to squeeze into our magical schedule was a surrey bike ride. What the heck is a surrey bike you say? Well a surrey bike or quadracycle is a four wheeled bike that can be pedaled by 2 or 4 people. They are commonly referred to as "surreys,” [...]

Disney’s Port Orleans Riverside – A Surrey Bike Adventure2014-12-02T12:58:21-04:00

Preserving Your Disney Memories

2014-12-02T12:53:07-04:00

When it comes to vacations at Walt Disney World, you know you’re going to come home with a ton of photos and keepsakes. Do you ever struggle with how to preserve those memories? I know I have! Keeping your vacation memories on display not only is a fun reminder of time spent with your family, but it keeps a bit of the Disney magic alive at home! Today, I have a few options for keeping all of your fun Disney [...]

Preserving Your Disney Memories2014-12-02T12:53:07-04:00

Updated Walt Disney World Refurbishment Schedule

2014-12-10T13:03:28-04:00

Updated Walt Disney World Refurbishment Schedule as of December 9, 2014 Magic Kingdom® Park Haunted MansionSplash MountainCinderella's Royal TableLiberty Square RiverboatUnder the Sea ~ Journey of the Little MermaidHarmony Barber Shop "it's a small world" Dec. 1 - 19, 2014Jan. 5 - 31, 2015Jan. 5 - Mar. 6, 2015Jan. 23 - 27, 2015Feb. 2 - Mar. 6, 2015Feb. 2 - Mar. 30, 2015 Mar. 10 - 13, 2015 Epcot None Disney's Hollywood Studios None Disney's Animal Kingdom® Theme Park Kali River [...]

Updated Walt Disney World Refurbishment Schedule2014-12-10T13:03:28-04:00

Wild, wet fun is waiting for you at Universals Islands of Adventure!

2014-12-02T12:38:07-04:00

First up, River Adventure! Take a leisurely raft ride down the river and see peaceful dinosaurs, such as, Ultrasaurus, Stegosaurus and Dilophosauruses, in their natural habitats. This ride seems like a simple adventure until something goes wrong and your raft is taken off course. You suddenly find yourself in the midst of Raptors tracking your every move and a hungry T-Rex screaming for dinner which forces you down an 85-foot plunge to safety! Did you get wet? Don’t worry – [...]

Wild, wet fun is waiting for you at Universals Islands of Adventure!2014-12-02T12:38:07-04:00

Avengers Super Heroes Half Marathon Weekend Recap

2014-11-23T23:32:08-04:00

My husband and I ran the Walt Disney World Half Marathon in January, and when we finished, we swore we'd never do another half marathon. But a few weeks later, we started thinking of ways that we could have had a better run... Things we could improve... And before we knew it, we were contemplating a Half Marathon at Disneyland, so we could earn a "Coast to Coast" medal in addition to the one for our run. And then, in [...]

Avengers Super Heroes Half Marathon Weekend Recap2014-11-23T23:32:08-04:00

Breakfast at Hollywood & Vine

2014-11-19T10:17:46-04:00

Disney Junior Play’ n Dine is character breakfast at Hollywood & Vine, located in Disney’s Hollywood Studios. On our recent visit we ate there for breakfast. We made reservation in advance using the My Disney Experience app on my smartphone. This has been on my daughter’s wish list for years. This character dining features Disney Junior’s pals: Jake and the Never land Pirates, Sofia the First, Handy Manny, and Doc McStuffins. This is a very upbeat and interactive breakfast. It [...]

Breakfast at Hollywood & Vine2014-11-19T10:17:46-04:00

2015 Star Wars Weekends Dining Events

2014-12-03T11:44:43-04:00

2015 Star Wars Weekends Dining Events! You can feel the power of the force when Star Wars Weekends returns to Disney’s Hollywood Studios® at the Walt Disney World® Resort every Friday, Saturday and Sunday from May 15-June 14, 2015. This galactic event is filled with special shows, exciting presentations and more. Plus, this year, you can take your Star Wars Weekends experience to a whole new galaxy with out-of-this universe dining experiences daily from May 4-June 14, 2015, including Star Wars Dine-In Galactic Breakfast and Jedi Mickey’s Star Wars Dine at Hollywood [...]

2015 Star Wars Weekends Dining Events2014-12-03T11:44:43-04:00

Cafe Orleans at Disneyland Park

2014-11-23T14:46:56-04:00

Located in the heart of New Orleans Square, Cafe Orleans serves up delicious creole-cajun cuisine with a charming atmosphere. Home to the famous Monte Cristo sandwich, this picturesque restaurant offers scrumptious entrees and beautiful vistas. Cafe Orleans is a great alternative to the Blue Bayou. It is easier to get a reservation and comes at a cheaper price. While Cafe Orleans doesn’t offer views of the Pirates of the Caribbean ride, guests can view a much larger ship – the Sailing [...]

Cafe Orleans at Disneyland Park2014-11-23T14:46:56-04:00

Disney Engagement

2014-11-19T09:51:29-04:00

Walt Disney World is the perfect place to celebrate big life moments, even the one’s that you don’t see coming! I have countless memories of Disney World but one of my favorites has to be when my husband proposed to me at Cinderella Castle. It was the summer of 2008 and I had been staying with family in Florida when my husband and his family decided to plan a trip to Disney to coincide with the end of my stay. [...]

Disney Engagement2014-11-19T09:51:29-04:00