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Polynesian Village Resort Studio Villa

2015-07-29T00:18:03-04:00

Aloha! I recently had the opportunity to stay in a brand new studio villa at Disney’s Polynesian Villas and Bungalows. Disney has made a few of the longhouses at the Polynesian Village Resort part of the Disney Vacation Club, Disney’s version of a time share. When not booked by DVC members the general public is able to book the villas and bungalows. As of now the over the water bungalows are booked solid with DVC members but the villas do [...]

Polynesian Village Resort Studio Villa2015-07-29T00:18:03-04:00

Top 7 Do’s and Don’ts at Walt Disney World

2015-07-01T15:08:46-04:00

1. DO - Plan Dining, For resort guests dining reservations open 180 days prior to your check-in and if you are planning a visit during peak times this date can be crucial in getting both the restaurant and time you want. So start planning at least 7 months in advance to ensure prime availability. DON’T – Walk Up, Almost all Disney restaurants book up months in advance, so don’t walk up the day of and expect a seat. If you [...]

Top 7 Do’s and Don’ts at Walt Disney World2015-07-01T15:08:46-04:00

10 Pin Trading Commandments for Your Disney Vacation

2015-07-01T14:48:22-04:00

Now that you know WHAT pin trading is (Forgot to read my blog last month? Do not fear! Check it out here! Disney Pin Trading 101) and WHY you should give it a try, today we are going to cover some tips for good pin trading etiquette. 1. Thou shall not attempt to trade “bad” pins. Pins need to be in good condition. If you wouldn’t want it in your collection then do not attempt to trade it! 2. Thou [...]

10 Pin Trading Commandments for Your Disney Vacation2015-07-01T14:48:22-04:00

Disney Cruises for Adults!

2019-06-03T14:10:34-04:00

Think Disney cruises are just for kids or families with kids? I want to tell you about my experience on the Disney Cruise Line cruising without kids –and how it was the most relaxing vacation ever! Whether you are traveling with kids, with just your spouse or companion, or a group of friends, I think you will see it is the perfect vacation and well worth your money and precious vacation time. I’ve heard it time and again “I don’t [...]

Disney Cruises for Adults!2019-06-03T14:10:34-04:00

Updated Walt Disney World Refurbishment Schedule

2015-07-20T20:32:34-04:00

Updated Walt Disney World Refurbishment Schedule as of July 20, 2015 Magic Kingdom® Park Pirates of the Caribbean Liberty Tree Tavern Dream Along with Mickey Liberty Square Riverboat Walt Disney World Railroad Disney's The Magic Behind Our Steam Trains Tour 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 [...]

Updated Walt Disney World Refurbishment Schedule2015-07-20T20:32:34-04:00

New Fall 2015 Disney Special

2015-07-20T08:14:23-04:00

You can save up to 25% on rooms at select Walt Disney World® Resort hotels for stays most nights Oct. 4 – Nov. 24 and Nov. 28 – Dec. 23, 2015.* Booking Window: July 20 – Sept. 18, 2015 Travel Window: Oct 4 – Nov. 24 and Nov. 28 – Dec. 23, 2015 For Oct. 4-10, Oct. 16-17, Oct. 23-31 and Nov. 8-21, 2015: Save up to 10% at Select Value Resorts Save up to 15% at Select Moderate Resorts Save up [...]

New Fall 2015 Disney Special2015-07-20T08:14:23-04:00

Tips for Surviving Star Wars Weekend (from a novice Star Wars fan)

2015-07-20T23:58:59-04:00

I am a huge Disney fan and have been for as long as I can remember and, after a while, I was able to bring my husband around to my way of thinking. He has been a Star Wars fan for as long as he can remember, so now I’m the one who has had to come around. When discussing our 2015 Walt Disney World trip, we realized that his birthday fell on a Saturday during the last Star Wars [...]

Tips for Surviving Star Wars Weekend (from a novice Star Wars fan)2015-07-20T23:58:59-04:00

7 Tips for a rainy day at Walt Disney World

2015-07-17T11:31:43-04:00

Florida weather can be quite the fickle thing – one minute there could be a cloudless sky, the next minute there’s a torrential downpour! As we all know, weather forecasts don’t stop just for a family vacation, so here are a few essential tips to touring a Disney park when the weatherman is calling for rain! - A no brainer but sometimes a rather forgettable item when packing is a poncho! Purchase ponchos prior to traveling (or bring rain jackets!) [...]

7 Tips for a rainy day at Walt Disney World2015-07-17T11:31:43-04:00

Family fun at Catalina Island

2015-07-01T13:37:03-04:00

Catalina Island, California’s hidden gem! If you have never been to Catalina Island you really must make it a point to go and see this amazing Island. You can make it a day trip or a weekend getaway. Either way you will not be disappointed. It is a great place to take your family or if you are in need of a couple’s getaway. You must first book a ferry ride over with one of the two boats that over [...]

Family fun at Catalina Island2015-07-01T13:37:03-04:00

Updated Walt Disney World Refurbishment Schedule

2015-07-13T16:16:48-04:00

Updated Walt Disney World Refurbishment Schedule as of July 13, 2015 Magic Kingdom® Park Pirates of the Caribbean Liberty Tree Tavern Dream Along with Mickey Liberty Square Riverboat Walt Disney World Railroad 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 on their day of travel, as alternative [...]

Updated Walt Disney World Refurbishment Schedule2015-07-13T16:16:48-04:00

ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex

2015-07-01T13:34:44-04:00

ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex is located in Walt Disney World and is a 220 acre multi venue sports complex. The complex host numerous sporting events throughout the year both professional and amateur sports. Athletes come from all over the world to compete at this world-class facility. The complex consist of ten different venues and facilities. Venues: Champion Stadium HP Field House Hess Sports Field Baseball Quadraplex Softball Diamonplex Tennis Complex New Balance Track & Field Complex Jostens Center [...]

ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex2015-07-01T13:34:44-04:00

Things to do at Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort

2015-07-01T13:24:02-04:00

Disney’s Caribbean Beach resort is a moderate resort at Walt Disney World resort in Florida. What a lot of people don’t realize because they are so busy going to the parks every day, is that the resort itself has a lot to offer! Let’s start with Centertown. This is where you will find the pool area and shops, as well as the pool bar and several shaded tables to sit under. I personally spent some time with my iPad just [...]

Things to do at Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort2015-07-01T13:24:02-04:00

Updated Walt Disney World Refurbishment Schedule

2015-07-08T09:24:16-04:00

Updated Walt Disney World Refurbishment Schedule as of July 8, 2015 Magic Kingdom® Park Pirates of the Caribbean Liberty Tree Tavern Dream Along with Mickey Liberty Square Riverboat Walt Disney World Railroad 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 on their day of travel, as alternative [...]

Updated Walt Disney World Refurbishment Schedule2015-07-08T09:24:16-04:00

Utah in the Summertime

2015-07-01T13:19:34-04:00

Are you a skier? A hiker? A nature lover? Like adventure? Well, then visiting Utah may just be the vacation spot for you! Of course, if you’re a skier, you will want to come between December and May. Utah really does have the Best Snow on Earth. But, summertime is an awesome time to visit Utah, too! Many people have asked me (because I live in Utah) if it gets warm in Utah. Let me assure you it does! We [...]

Utah in the Summertime2015-07-01T13:19:34-04:00

Sharing a Celebration at Disney Parks

2015-07-06T09:50:10-04:00

Having a celebration at a Disney park can really be a magical experience. Celebrating a birthday, graduation, new job or other milestone can be so much fun! You can even get a celebration button to wear, so people know what you're celebrating, and can join in the fun with you. But you can also enjoy OTHER people's celebrations... Recently, my husband and I were on a trip to Disneyland together. We had a whole free day in Disneyland, without our [...]

Sharing a Celebration at Disney Parks2015-07-06T09:50:10-04:00

Updated Walt Disney World Refurbishment Schedule

2015-07-01T17:47:00-04:00

Updated Walt Disney World Refurbishment Schedule as of July 1, 2015 Magic Kingdom® Park Pirates of the Caribbean Liberty Tree Tavern Dream Along with Mickey Liberty Square Riverboat Walt Disney World Railroad 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 on their day of travel, as alternative [...]

Updated Walt Disney World Refurbishment Schedule2015-07-01T17:47:00-04:00

Enjoy Disneyland’s Diamond Celebration on a Budget!

2015-06-01T08:39:37-04:00

Disneyland is celebrating 60 years of Magic with its Diamond Celebration! Disneyland is where all the Magic began: the dreams of Walt Disney became the reality that we all know and love right on the streets of Disneyland Park. From the Diamond–studded castle, to the Paint the Night Parade, to the Disneyland Forever fireworks and the World of Color show in California Adventure, everything has an extra sprinkle of pixie dust just for you as Disney celebrates 60 years of [...]

Enjoy Disneyland’s Diamond Celebration on a Budget!2015-06-01T08:39:37-04:00