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Aunty’s Beach House at Disney’s Aulani Resort and Spa

2015-01-28T12:51:10-05:00

Family comes first while on vacation, especially when vacationing with Disney. You may be on an island, far away from the Disney parks, but this still rings true at Aulani, a Disney Resort and Spa Hawaii. One of the best things for children at Aulani is Aunty’s Beach House. Aunty’s is a 5,200 square foot club for kids ages 3 to 12. Parents check in their kids to the secure club area and are free to enjoy the adult pool, [...]

Aunty’s Beach House at Disney’s Aulani Resort and Spa2015-01-28T12:51:10-05:00

2015 Disney World Holiday Party Dates

2015-02-25T14:50:46-05:00

2015 Disney World Holiday Party Dates have been released! 2015 dates have been released for Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party and Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party at the Magic Kingdom. Dates for 2015 Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party are: September 15, 18, 20, 22, 25, 27 October 1, 2, 4, 6, 8, 9, 12, 13, 15, 16, 18, 20, 22, 23, 25, 27, 29, 31 November 1 Dates for 2015 Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party are: November 8, 10, 12, [...]

2015 Disney World Holiday Party Dates2015-02-25T14:50:46-05:00

Hoop-Dee-Doo Musical Revue

2015-01-28T12:45:31-05:00

Celebrated as not only one of Disney’s longest running attractions, but the longest running-musical in the history of American theater the Hoop Dee Doo Revue recently celebrated its’ 40th anniversary in 2014 with over 37,000 performances and over 10.5 million guests. In honor of this great milestone during our most recent trip we decided to check it out and it was a hit with everyone in my crowd! 1. The Details - Located in Pioneer Hall at Disney’s Fort Wilderness [...]

Hoop-Dee-Doo Musical Revue2015-01-28T12:45:31-05:00

Updated Walt Disney World Refurbishment Schedule

2015-02-24T13:21:20-05:00

Updated Walt Disney World Refurbishment Schedule as of February 24, 2015 Magic Kingdom® Park Cinderella's Royal Table Under the Sea ~ Journey of the Little Mermaid Harmony Barber Shop Stitch's Great Escape Buzz Lightyear Space Ranger Spin Peter Pan's Flight Pirates of the Caribbean Jungle Cruise it's a small world Big Thunder Mountain Liberty Tree Tavern Dream Along with Mickey Liberty Square Riverboat Monorail The Walt Disney World® Resort Monorail System will undergo refurbishment that will impact the Resort and Express monorail [...]

Updated Walt Disney World Refurbishment Schedule2015-02-24T13:21:20-05:00

Disney Sushi Date

2015-01-28T12:40:36-05:00

Disney World is know for its amusement parks but did you know that you can find  some of the best food there? Disney dining offers something for everyone, even sushi lovers.  Not only can you find prepackaged sushi at many quick service locations, but some pretty impressive offerings at table service restaurants. During our last trip we were able to escape for an evening while grandma watched our toddlers. We knew we wanted sushi, but where? Listed below are the [...]

Disney Sushi Date2015-01-28T12:40:36-05:00

Downtown Disney at the Disneyland Resort

2015-01-28T12:35:10-05:00

What is Downtown Disney at the Disneyland Resort? I certainly didn’t know until I experienced it for the first time. My basic definition of Downtown Disney is this: it’s an outdoor shopping mall, Disney Style! You will find amazing shopping opportunities like World of Disney, incredible restaurants like Rainforest Café, Tortilla Joe’s and Ralph Brennan’s Jazz Kitchen, entertainment like ESPN Zone and street performers. Disney hires the street performers so they’re not just random entertainers trying to make a buck. [...]

Downtown Disney at the Disneyland Resort2015-01-28T12:35:10-05:00

Epcot’s World Showcase; Italy Pavilion

2015-01-28T12:25:17-05:00

Ciao! Welcome to Epcot’s World Showcase and the Italy pavilion. World Showcase is comprised of 11 country pavilions scattered along the south side of World Showcase Lagoon. The Italian pavilion is located straight across the water sandwiched between the American and German pavilions. Spend a few hours here and you will feel as though you’ve been transported to the vibrant Italian cities of Venice, Rome and Florence. If the architecture here looks familiar it’s probably because the pavilion was designed [...]

Epcot’s World Showcase; Italy Pavilion2015-01-28T12:25:17-05:00

Oatman Ghost Town

2015-02-18T12:31:21-05:00

Oatman is one of the few actual “living” Ghost towns in existence still today. This Ghost town is located in Oatman Arizona and still has many of its original buildings and dwellings. Some of these historical buildings include Oatman Post office, Oatman Hotel, and the Oatman Theatre just to name a few. The Oatman Hotel is where the infamous Clark Gable and Carol Lombard stayed after their wedding in Kingman, Arizona. They loved this hotel so much it is said [...]

Oatman Ghost Town2015-02-18T12:31:21-05:00

Updated Walt Disney World Refurbishment Schedule

2015-02-15T15:23:33-05:00

Updated Walt Disney World Refurbishment Schedule as of February 13, 2015 Magic Kingdom® Park Cinderella's Royal Table Under the Sea ~ Journey of the Little Mermaid Harmony Barber Shop Dream Along with Mickey Jungle Cruise it's a small world Big Thunder Mountain Liberty Tree Tavern Liberty Square Riverboat Monorail The Walt Disney World® Resort Monorail System will undergo refurbishment that will impact the Resort and Express monorail beams on select days in February and March. During these times, Monorails on the Resort [...]

Updated Walt Disney World Refurbishment Schedule2015-02-15T15:23:33-05:00

Staying at Disney’s All Star Movies Resort without Kids

2015-01-28T10:29:49-05:00

As if choosing from Disney’s many amazing resorts wasn’t hard enough, add in the fact that I don’t have kids and it makes the decision even more difficult! You see, my husband and I don’t have any children (yet!), and while we enjoy staying at Disney’s deluxe resorts, sometimes we want the full Disney atmosphere no matter where we are, and where else can you find resorts that are totally decked out in Disney characters than the value-level resorts?! These [...]

Staying at Disney’s All Star Movies Resort without Kids2015-01-28T10:29:49-05:00

STAR WARS™ Day at Sea Coming in 2016 on the Disney Cruise Line!

2015-02-11T14:20:08-05:00

STAR WARS™ Day at Sea Coming in 2016 on the Disney Cruise Line! One Epic Day, 8 Select Sailings Whether you're a Jedi-in-training or the Jedi Master of the family, you're in for an out-of-galaxy experience when you sail on the Disney Fantasy in early 2016! Occurring one day during each of eight Disney Fantasy sailings, Star Wars Day at Sea will transport Guests to a galaxy far, far away — in the Western Caribbean. Departing from Port Canaveral, the seven-night Western Caribbean itinerary includes Cozumel, [...]

STAR WARS™ Day at Sea Coming in 2016 on the Disney Cruise Line!2015-02-11T14:20:08-05:00

Updated Walt Disney World Refurbishment Schedule

2015-02-11T08:49:13-05:00

Updated Walt Disney World Refurbishment Schedule as of February 9 2015 Magic Kingdom® Park Cinderella's Royal Table 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 Liberty Square Riverboat Monorail The Walt Disney World® Resort Monorail System will undergo refurbishment that will impact the Resort and Express monorail beams on select days in February and March. During these times, Monorails on the [...]

Updated Walt Disney World Refurbishment Schedule2015-02-11T08:49:13-05:00

Retro Family Fun (that’s affordable!) at Universal’s Cabana Bay Beach Resort

2019-06-03T14:10:29-05:00

Universal Orlando has a brand new resort that might just convince you to go ahead and go to Universal! You know you want to! The Cabana Bay Beach Resort is the first Value/Moderate resort at Universal. Those of you who have stayed, or thought of staying, off property for a stop at Universal-this resort is for you! The price is very affordable and the property is fantastic. I recently stayed there and have some great information to share with you. [...]

Retro Family Fun (that’s affordable!) at Universal’s Cabana Bay Beach Resort2019-06-03T14:10:29-05:00

What IS DisneyQuest?

2015-01-28T10:12:34-05:00

DisneyQuest is a 5-Story, High-Tech gaming destination in the DownTown Disney area at Walt DisneyWorld. It includes 3-D and 4-D experiences, truly unique Disney amusements, Virtual Reality games, and Tons of video games! It's a "must-do" for families who like to play together! My family tried it recently, and we will definitely be back again on our next trip! Younger family members love the animated painting Living Easels. They can color different scenes and make them come to life over [...]

What IS DisneyQuest?2015-01-28T10:12:34-05:00

St. Kitts

2015-01-28T12:36:18-05:00

I was fortunate to visit the island of St. Kitts during our summer cruise. St. Kitts is an island in the West Indies. The West side of the island is on the Caribbean Sea and the Eastern side of the island is on the Atlantic Ocean. The island is part of the Leeward Islands in the Lesser Antilles. The Island is full of tropical beauty. The island has lush rainforests, waterfalls, a dormant volcano (Mount Liamuiga), white sandy beaches, crystal [...]

St. Kitts2015-01-28T12:36:18-05:00

Il Mulino: Upscale Your Carbo Load!

2015-01-28T12:36:00-05:00

  The Il Mulino is a charming Old World Italian Restaurant located in the Walt Disney World Swan Resort. It is also an out-of-the-way place to grab a night-before pasta dinner for your Princess Half Marathon Weekend! (or any runDisney race) The Restaurant: Located in the lobby of the Swan Resort, you will find a lively restaurant and bar modeled after its New York Bistro counterpart. The Il Mulino is far enough away from the hustle and bustle of Walt [...]

Il Mulino: Upscale Your Carbo Load!2015-01-28T12:36:00-05:00

Updated Walt Disney World Refurbishment Schedule

2015-02-03T12:05:28-05:00

Updated Walt Disney World Refurbishment Schedule as of February 2, 2015 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 Monorail The Walt Disney World® Resort Monorail System will undergo refurbishment that will impact the Resort and Express monorail beams on select days in February and March. During these times, [...]

Updated Walt Disney World Refurbishment Schedule2015-02-03T12:05:28-05:00

Tips for Boarding a Disney Cruise Line Ship

2015-01-28T10:08:13-05:00

Planning a Disney Cruise Line vacation is a lot of fun, and the anticipation of actually getting onto the boat can be great. A lot of people who have never cruised with Disney before may be nervous about what to expect at the port, and how the boarding process works. I am here to put your mind at ease, and help you to have the best embarkation day as possible so you can begin enjoying your cruise instead of stressing [...]

Tips for Boarding a Disney Cruise Line Ship2015-01-28T10:08:13-05:00