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Saying Goodbye To The Osborne Family Spectacle of Dancing Lights

2015-12-16T19:42:08-05:00

Disney’s Hollywood Studios is saying farewell to the Osborne Family Spectacle of Dancing Lights. This magnificent event has been a holiday tradition at Hollywood Studios for the past 20 years. It all started when the Osborne family from Arkansas offered Disney their light display. Each year the family’s light display grew bigger and more elaborate until it grew too big for their home. So in 1995 they handed over their display to Disney which became a permanent holiday exhibition for [...]

Saying Goodbye To The Osborne Family Spectacle of Dancing Lights2015-12-16T19:42:08-05:00

Updated Walt Disney World Refurbishment Schedule

2015-12-28T08:37:21-05:00

Updated Walt Disney World Refurbishment Schedule as of December 23, 2015 Magic Kingdom® Park Splash Mountain Buzz Lightyear's Space Ranger Spin Liberty Square Riverboat Magic Carpets of Aladdin Mad Tea Party 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 transportation [...]

Updated Walt Disney World Refurbishment Schedule2015-12-28T08:37:21-05:00

Save up to 25% off on rooms at select Walt Disney World® Resort hotels for stays most nights April 14 – June 11, 2016

2015-12-28T08:11:06-05:00

You can save up to 25%* on rooms at select Walt Disney World® Resort hotels for stays most nights April 14-June 11, 2016 when they book by March 31, 2016. Ask about other great rates for stays most nights Feb. 22-April 13, 2016. Plus, you can receive 1 more ticket day FREE when they upgrade to a room and ticket package with a minimum 4-day Magic Your Way® Ticket. Booking Window: Dec. 28, 2015 - Feb. 28, 2016 Travel Window: Feb. [...]

Save up to 25% off on rooms at select Walt Disney World® Resort hotels for stays most nights April 14 – June 11, 20162015-12-28T08:11:06-05:00

Little Details at the Disneyland Resort

2015-12-03T13:26:09-05:00

One major difference between Disneyland and other amusement parks is the huge amount of detail put into the smallest of details. When creating Disneyland, Walt wanted a place that took you out of your everyday world and made everything you saw take you back to a specific place and time, and with his team’s help, he ensured that he got every magical detail right. And the most amazing part of all of these efforts is that, unless you’re looking closely, [...]

Little Details at the Disneyland Resort2015-12-03T13:26:09-05:00

Paint the Night Parade & Dinner Packages at Disneyland

2015-12-15T09:37:02-05:00

Currently Disneyland is celebrating its 60th anniversary with some limited time events. One of these is the new electrical parade called Paint the Night. Take a peek into new addition and make sure you don’t miss it before it ends in 2016. When the sun goes down on the Happiest Place on Earth Sleeping Beauty’s castle isn’t the only thing shining bright. That’s when Disneyland comes alive with its’ all new electrical parade brought directly from Hong Kong Disneyland. Called [...]

Paint the Night Parade & Dinner Packages at Disneyland2015-12-15T09:37:02-05:00

Why Park Hopper Tickets are worth it (and when they aren’t)

2019-06-03T14:10:37-05:00

When planning your Disney vacation, one of the first decisions to make is whether or not to add the Park Hopper option to your park tickets. There are pretty much two types of people, those who park hop and those who don’t (and maybe a third group who doesn’t know the difference; if that’s you then keep reading!) Lately, it seems, I have worked with numerous families who said they NEVER get the Park Hopper because they ”don’t need it” [...]

Why Park Hopper Tickets are worth it (and when they aren’t)2019-06-03T14:10:37-05:00

My Conversations with the Characters

2015-12-03T13:19:33-05:00

  Character meet and greets are a main attraction at Disney, and I love them! I have my favorites that I go see every year! I have so much fun with them by just holding simple conversations, and here is my secret tip on how you can have memorable interactions, too! Be Creative! The Characters are more than willing to talk, you just need to provide a topic! I try to find something that is personal to me but that [...]

My Conversations with the Characters2015-12-03T13:19:33-05:00

3 Things I Won’t Do Again On My Disney Vacation

2019-05-29T14:01:58-05:00

  Even though I traveled to Walt Disney World three times in the past year, each trip has been extremely different! From jam packed, to extremely relaxing, to going for a RunDisney race, I’ve experienced many different kinds of Disney vacations! Throughout these experiences, I’ve learned what I like to do…. And what I’m okay with not doing on future vacations. Read on to learn about the top three things I’ve learned so you can do Disney like a pro! [...]

3 Things I Won’t Do Again On My Disney Vacation2019-05-29T14:01:58-05:00

The Barnstormer for first time coaster riders

2015-12-04T09:20:09-05:00

  Going to Disney World for the first time brining little ones is an amazing experience.   Just because you love Space Mountain or Splash Mountain doesn’t mean that should be the first ride you take your little ones on. We all crawl before we walk and I think you should do that same with rides. The last thing you want to happen on a 6 day trip to Disney World is your child is too scared to go on any [...]

The Barnstormer for first time coaster riders2015-12-04T09:20:09-05:00

Disney’s Crystal Palace Restaurant in Magic Kingdom

2015-12-03T13:14:50-05:00

Dining experiences are a big part of any vacation to Walt Disney World. There are so many restaurants with different types of cuisine, and lots of different character meals as well. One of my favorite restaurant experiences is The Crystal Palace in Magic Kingdom. This is a Table Service buffet, and offers breakfast, lunch, and dinner. It features the characters from Winnie the Pooh: Pooh, Tigger, Eeyore, and Piglet.   During your meal, each character will stop at your table [...]

Disney’s Crystal Palace Restaurant in Magic Kingdom2015-12-03T13:14:50-05:00

FerryTale Wishes Fireworks Dessert Cruise

2015-12-03T13:12:54-05:00

In October, I surprised my mom with a fireworks cruise for her 60th birthday. I had been looking for a great idea of something special we could do while in Walt Disney World when I heard about the new cruise offering, and I immediately booked us a spot. Since these cruises are new, I had no idea what to expect, but I was very pleasantly surprised.   I was told we could board the boat an hour prior to Wishes, [...]

FerryTale Wishes Fireworks Dessert Cruise2015-12-03T13:12:54-05:00

Updated Walt Disney World Refurbishment Schedule

2015-12-10T15:19:14-05:00

Updated Walt Disney World Refurbishment Schedule as of December 10, 2015 Magic Kingdom® Park Tomorrowland Transit Authority PeopleMover Splash Mountain Buzz Lightyear's Space Ranger Spin Liberty Square Riverboat Mad Tea Party 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 transportation [...]

Updated Walt Disney World Refurbishment Schedule2015-12-10T15:19:14-05:00

Experience Disney D-Tech On Demand

2015-12-08T22:16:58-05:00

During my last trip to Disney World, I got to try the new D-Tech On Demand store in Magic Kingdom. The store, located next to the Space Mountain entrance in Tomorrowland, gives fans the opportunity to create really cool, personalized cell phones cases and/or MagicBands. There are lots of fun designs to choose from and the process is pretty simple. Disney offers the personalized cell phone cases for most iPhones (including the new iPhone 6s plus) and Samsung Galaxy S3/S4. [...]

Experience Disney D-Tech On Demand2015-12-08T22:16:58-05:00

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to be Walt Disney?

2015-12-10T09:51:47-05:00

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to be Walt Disney? Or what it was like when Walt Disney first dreamed the impossible dream of created an amazing Theme Park? Or have you ever wanted a chance to hear actually conversations and play backs from Walt Disney himself?? Then the Disneyland, Walk in Walt’s Disney Footsteps guided tour is for you! Be prepared to go back in time and recreate the Magical journey Walt Disney took to make [...]

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to be Walt Disney?2015-12-10T09:51:47-05:00

Updated Walt Disney World Refurbishment Schedule

2015-12-07T16:27:47-05:00

Updated Walt Disney World Refurbishment Schedule as of December 2, 2015 Magic Kingdom® Park Tomorrowland Transit Authority PeopleMover Splash Mountain Buzz Lightyear's Space Ranger Spin Liberty Square Riverboat Mad Tea Party 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 transportation [...]

Updated Walt Disney World Refurbishment Schedule2015-12-07T16:27:47-05:00

Beaches & Cream Soda Shop

2015-12-07T20:01:38-05:00

Are you looking for a table service restaurant at Disney World that has a fun atmosphere and is on the cheaper side? Look no further and make a reservation at Beaches & Cream Soda Shop! This cute, little restaurant is tucked away at the Beach Club Resort. It's only a short walk if you are spending the day at Epcot. Exit the park at the International Gateway between the United Kingdom and France pavilions and you will be there within [...]

Beaches & Cream Soda Shop2015-12-07T20:01:38-05:00

My Favorite Time of Year at Walt Disney World

2015-12-03T11:13:12-05:00

Christmas is my favorite time of year to visit Walt Disney World. The spirit of Christmas is spread throughout the parks and resorts. Holiday joy is everywhere you turn. All the parks are beautifully decorated, but my favorite is the Magic Kingdom. Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas party is my absolute favorite event to attend all year. This event is so magical and really puts my family into the Christmas spirit. As for my favorite resort during the holidays it is [...]

My Favorite Time of Year at Walt Disney World2015-12-03T11:13:12-05:00

World of Color at Disneyland’s California Adventure Park

2015-12-03T11:55:25-05:00

One of my favorite things about going to a Disney Theme Park is the shows. You can have the Roller Coasters (I know, how can I say that?) and the Character Dining if I can see my favorite shows! Don’t get me wrong, I love a good Character Dining, but I really love the shows. The fireworks display usually brings me to tears and I think Fantasmic! at either end of the nation is really cool, but my favorite show [...]

World of Color at Disneyland’s California Adventure Park2015-12-03T11:55:25-05:00

How to make a Disney Trip COLORING Countdown

2015-12-03T10:10:00-05:00

  A month before our Disney trip, my husband and I made the most grievous mistake. We almost paid for this mistake with our sanity. What did we do? We talked about our up and coming Disney trip in front of our three year old. (Cue collective gasp…) As soon as the first, “Are we going to Disney today?” came out of his mouth I knew we were in for it. It was going to be a LONG 32 days! [...]

How to make a Disney Trip COLORING Countdown2015-12-03T10:10:00-05:00