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The One Tip To Help Avoid Rookie Mistakes on Disney Trips

2019-05-29T14:02:05-04:00

A few short years ago, I was in the midst of one of the happiest – and most stressful - times of my life! I was planning a wedding AND a Disney vacation at the same time! Looking back, I think I spent more time worrying about the honeymoon at Disney World than I worried about the actual wedding! We had booked our vacation with a local travel agent – her services began and ended with making sure our resort [...]

The One Tip To Help Avoid Rookie Mistakes on Disney Trips2019-05-29T14:02:05-04:00

Did you know you can tour a real Gold Mine?

2016-01-25T22:03:59-04:00

Did you know that there are still gold mines that you can walk through and tour today?? There is one located in the beautiful rustic town of Julian located in California called the Eagle Mining Co. The Eagle Mining Co. is open daily with very affordable rates and offers you an amazing opportunity to tour 1000 feet of underground tunnels in the Eagle and High Peak mines.  You will leave with amazing knowledge and the chance to learn first-hand about [...]

Did you know you can tour a real Gold Mine?2016-01-25T22:03:59-04:00

Updated Walt Disney World Refurbishment Schedule

2016-02-25T14:00:34-04:00

Updated Walt Disney World Refurbishment Schedule as of February 25, 2016 Magic Kingdom® Park Mad Tea Party Jungle Cruise 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 options will be available. Feb. 22 - 26, 2016 Mar. 1 - [...]

Updated Walt Disney World Refurbishment Schedule2016-02-25T14:00:34-04:00

Universal’s Cabana Bay Beach Resort

2016-01-25T17:31:46-04:00

From the moment you arrive at this resort, you'll love it and all its retro-themed charm! When you walk into the lobby, you'll be transported to 1950's America. You'll love the open spaces, bright colors, and clean lines here. And the experience is completely immersive -- the theme continues throughout the resort, including the Starbucks Cafe The enormous Jack LaLanne Fitness Studio The Galaxy Bowl bowling alley, with snack food and a full-service bar and the Quick-Service restaurant, Bayliner Diner, [...]

Universal’s Cabana Bay Beach Resort2016-01-25T17:31:46-04:00

Disney World Without Park Tickets

2016-01-25T13:31:37-04:00

So you are at Disney World and don't have a park ticket. Say what? Why would this ever happen? Well, maybe you decided four days in the parks was just enough for your family or maybe you thought a break in the middle of your family vacation was a great idea. You are up and around now what to do? This list of course is not exhaustive of EVERYTHING there is to do at Disney without park tickets, BUT these [...]

Disney World Without Park Tickets2016-01-25T13:31:37-04:00

Packing Tips for your Family Disney Trip

2016-02-19T11:06:20-04:00

So much goes into planning your Disney trip including resort reservations, dining reservations, and fast passes. When you get there it is going to be a breeze, right? How many times have you gone on a family trip and everyone is trying to get ready in the morning and its rushed and crazy? Moms are usually getting everyone ready, right? Pulling out clothes for our kiddos and laying out what they are going to wear. Or, maybe the husband is trying to help but [...]

Packing Tips for your Family Disney Trip2016-02-19T11:06:20-04:00

Updated Walt Disney World Refurbishment Schedule

2016-02-18T17:02:01-04:00

Updated Walt Disney World Refurbishment Schedule as of February 17, 2016 Magic Kingdom® Park Mad Tea Party Jungle Cruise 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 options will be available. Feb. 22 - 26, 2016 Mar. 1 - [...]

Updated Walt Disney World Refurbishment Schedule2016-02-18T17:02:01-04:00

A Day at Typhoon Lagoon

2016-02-18T15:15:25-04:00

  Whenever most people think about going to Disney World they usually imagine going to one of the four main parks Magic Kingdom, Epcot, Hollywood Studios, or Animal Kingdom. However, I would like to talk a little about one of my other favorite parks at Walt Disney World. I'm talking about Disney's water park, Typhoon Lagoon. Orlando can be a super hot place during the middle of summer. With all of the heat and crowds going full swing at the [...]

A Day at Typhoon Lagoon2016-02-18T15:15:25-04:00

The Pirates League at Disney’s Magic Kingdom

2016-01-25T13:13:02-04:00

The Pirates League at Disney World's Magic Kingdom is a fun way to channel your inner pirate! Located in Adventureland near the entrance of Pirates of the Caribbean, participants will be transformed into a pirate style of their choosing and get some pirate training along the way. My husband and I purchased the package for my nephew and our son for Christmas since we were leaving Christmas day for a family trip to Disney World. We called ahead to reserve [...]

The Pirates League at Disney’s Magic Kingdom2016-01-25T13:13:02-04:00

The Most Unique Disney Souvenir!

2019-06-03T14:10:38-04:00

No matter where I travel, I am always looking for that unique, one-of- a-kind memento to bring home with me. I’ve been to Disneyland and Walt Disney World countless times and have done my fair share of shopping! I am always looking for something unique to remember that specific trip. When we decided to take our 5-month old daughter to Walt Disney World for her first visit, I already knew what my special souvenir would be: her silhouette made on [...]

The Most Unique Disney Souvenir!2019-06-03T14:10:38-04:00

Updated Walt Disney World Refurbishment Schedule

2016-02-11T13:01:08-04:00

Updated Walt Disney World Refurbishment Schedule as of February 11, 2016 Magic Kingdom® Park Buzz Lightyear's Space Ranger Spin Mad Tea Party Jungle Cruise Big Thunder Mountain 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 transportation options will be [...]

Updated Walt Disney World Refurbishment Schedule2016-02-11T13:01:08-04:00

Beyond the Autograph Book

2016-01-28T17:55:42-04:00

No matter where the destination, one essential tool for each Disney vacation is something for your favorite characters to sign. While the gift stores offer many standard autograph books, I found myself trying to think of something different so we didn’t have a shelf devoted to them. So like many Moms I went to my two favorite sites: Etsy and Pinterest and here are few ideas we’ve personally tried! Picture frame mat I purchased at our local Hobby Lobby.   Because [...]

Beyond the Autograph Book2016-01-28T17:55:42-04:00

Star Wars Launch Bay

2016-01-25T17:53:16-04:00

  During our recent trip to Hollywood Studios we got the chance to check out the new Stars Wars Launch Bay. It is located where The Magic of Disney Animation was formally located. Star Wars Launch Bay is a walk through attraction featuring movie props, character meet and greets, video games, Star Wars artifacts, and shopping. Whether you are a Star Wars fan or not Star Wars Launch Bay is a must during your visit to Disney’s Hollywood Studios. The [...]

Star Wars Launch Bay2016-01-25T17:53:16-04:00

What to Bring on Your Disney Cruise!

2016-01-26T13:04:59-04:00

When you’re traveling on Disney Cruise Line, you’re traveling on a sailing that was made with families in mind. From large staterooms with bathtubs to amazing Broadway style entertainment, there truly is something for everyone on a Disney Cruise. When you’re packing your bags, don’t forget these important items. Costumes – If your sailing is traveling to the Bahamas or Caribbean, you’ll be able to experience Disney’s Pirate Night Deck Party. Family pictures with Captain Hook and Mr. Smee are [...]

What to Bring on Your Disney Cruise!2016-01-26T13:04:59-04:00

An Amazing runDisney Year Ahead!

2016-02-08T10:14:25-04:00

This year has started off to be an amazing runDisney year for me! I just finished the second annual Star Wars Half Marathon Weekend at the Disneyland Resort! runDisney is already a family-friendly event, with Kids Races and Family 5Ks, but adding a Star Wars theme was the epitome of an ideal race for all of us true Star Wars Fans! And the best is yet to come! In April, I will be running the Star Wars Half Marathon Weekend [...]

An Amazing runDisney Year Ahead!2016-02-08T10:14:25-04:00

Hollywood Studios: Things to Do During the Changes

2016-01-25T12:30:36-04:00

With all the changes and closings happening at Hollywood Studios, you may be wondering if it's worth spending your time at this park. There is still so much there to enjoy while they make room for the new Star Wars and Toy Story Lands. Here are some of the highlights of things to do while you wait. Attractions: Finding an attraction that everyone in your family will love is easy at Hollywood Studios! There are several to choose from... Toy [...]

Hollywood Studios: Things to Do During the Changes2016-01-25T12:30:36-04:00

New Afternoon Tea at Solarium Gardens at Disney’s Beach Club Resort

2016-02-03T16:45:32-04:00

New Afternoon Tea at Solarium Gardens at Disney's Beach Club Resort. Enjoy the delights of afternoon tea at Disney’s Beach Club Resort at Walt Disney World® Resort.  Served in the comfortably elegant Crescent Solarium, overlooking Crescent Gardens, you will enjoy classic afternoon tea savories and sweets.  You can choose from a list of loose-leaf teas–black, herbal, green, and white. From complex, floral infusion to sweet and zesty, these premium teas are impeccably brewed, served in Edgewood bone china, and poured tableside. [...]

New Afternoon Tea at Solarium Gardens at Disney’s Beach Club Resort2016-02-03T16:45:32-04:00

Parades at Disneyland

2016-01-25T12:30:01-04:00

There’s an old song from the 1930’s called, “I Love a Parade”. It talks about the marching feet and the beat of the drum and how much the writer loves just being there for the parade. Well, that pretty much sums up how I feel about the parades at the Disneyland Resort, both at Disneyland and California Adventure! Right now, there are three parades going on at the Disneyland Resort. Mickey’s Soundsational Parade- Usually, this parade is the afternoon parade [...]

Parades at Disneyland2016-01-25T12:30:01-04:00

Updated Walt Disney World Refurbishment Schedule

2016-02-02T13:07:12-04:00

Updated Walt Disney World Refurbishment Schedule as of February 1, 2016 Magic Kingdom® Park Buzz Lightyear's Space Ranger Spin Magic Carpets of Aladdin Mad Tea Party Jungle Cruise Big Thunder Mountain 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 Schedule2016-02-02T13:07:12-04:00

Star Wars Days at Sea

2016-01-21T16:55:36-04:00

I just got off of the Disney Fantasy, on a week long cruise to the Caribbean. Not only was it a seven night cruise, but it was the inaugural Star Wars Day at Sea cruise. Without giving away too much, I wanted to highlight some of the surprises and “extras” that happened during that day, for all the Star Wars fans on board. Characters: There were characters walking around the decks all day long, and we were also given the [...]

Star Wars Days at Sea2016-01-21T16:55:36-04:00