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How to Use the Play Disney App: Before, During and After your Trip!

2018-11-28T10:05:33-05:00

Earlier this year Disney released a whole new way to experience the Parks: the Play Disney App! The App for your Android or iOS phone is a great addition to your trip. You can use it Before, During and After your Magical Vacation, and here is how! First, be sure and download the App Before you Leave! We all know WiFi isn’t always dependable, so have your phones ready before you leave! Make sure that your phone is up to [...]

How to Use the Play Disney App: Before, During and After your Trip!2018-11-28T10:05:33-05:00

4 Fun Fall Treats at the Magic Kingdom

2018-10-02T11:51:16-04:00

If you can’t make it to Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party, no worries - You can still grab these fall treats at the Magic Kingdom! But hurry… they will vanish after Halloween! Let’s start in Tomorrowland where you can find 2 surprising fan favorites! Candy Corn Cotton Candy I consider myself a Cotton Candy Connoisseur. So, I was extremely interested in trying this special Disney flavor! The Cotton Candy is not exactly Candy Corn flavored… but, you will find [...]

4 Fun Fall Treats at the Magic Kingdom2018-10-02T11:51:16-04:00

The Cake Decorating Experience at Amorette’s Patisserie

2018-08-20T08:48:55-04:00

Amorette’s Patisserie is located near World of Disney and Uniqlo in Disney Springs. This delectable bakery is full of enticing works of edible art and it offers you the opportunity to take a “back stage” look at how the decorating magic works by creating your very own Mickey Cake! The cake decorating experiences are offered most Sundays through Thursdays at 9am. And depending on which day you book, you will be offered 2 different cakes: Classic Mickey Design: Featured in Sunday, [...]

The Cake Decorating Experience at Amorette’s Patisserie2018-08-20T08:48:55-04:00

Changes to Walt Disney World’s Rider Switch Service

2020-01-02T12:50:22-05:00

This free service for families with young children is often overlooked. Using it correctly can enhance your vacation and take some stress out of your park days while saving valuable time. Walt Disney World recently unveiled a brand new update to the Rider Switch Service and everything is electronic now! So all you need is your Magic Band or Ticket Card. I’ll discuss all the changes below. (Info is current as of July 2018.) What Is Rider Switch and How [...]

Changes to Walt Disney World’s Rider Switch Service2020-01-02T12:50:22-05:00

5 Reasons to run the runDisney Star Wars Challenge

2018-07-08T20:35:36-04:00

Last year, I ran the runDisney Star Wars half marathon. I had so much fun that I decided to run again this year, but participate in the challenge. I am a huge runDisney fan, and while I know about Star Wars and have seen the movies, I wouldn’t consider myself a “super fan.” However, that fact shouldn’t stop you from signing up for the race, because I had such a great time! Here are 5 reasons you should run the [...]

5 Reasons to run the runDisney Star Wars Challenge2018-07-08T20:35:36-04:00

Star Wars: Secrets of the Empire Description

2018-07-01T18:53:26-04:00

At The Void The galaxy needs you! Recruit 3 friends to go with you undercover, deep into the Empire, to retrieve intelligence vital to the Rebellion’s survival! Are you ready to help the Rebellion? Then here are the details… The Void is located next door to Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique in Disney Springs. Even though you can purchase tickets at The Void, It’s best to buy your tickets online in order to get the time slot that you want. You purchase tickets [...]

Star Wars: Secrets of the Empire Description2018-07-01T18:53:26-04:00

Updated Walt Disney World Refurbishment Schedule

2018-06-19T09:57:04-04:00

Updated Walt Disney World Refurbishment Schedule as of June 14, 2018 Magic Kingdom® Park Liberty Square Riverboat Be Our Guest Restaurant 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. Jan. 8, 2018 - TBD Aug. [...]

Updated Walt Disney World Refurbishment Schedule2018-06-19T09:57:04-04:00

Updated Walt Disney World Refurbishment Schedule

2018-06-06T20:48:04-04:00

Updated Walt Disney World Refurbishment Schedule as of May 31, 2018 Magic Kingdom® Park Liberty Square Riverboat Be Our Guest Restaurant 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. Jan. 8, 2018 - TBD Aug. [...]

Updated Walt Disney World Refurbishment Schedule2018-06-06T20:48:04-04:00

Updated Walt Disney World Refurbishment Schedule

2018-05-05T11:46:25-04:00

Updated Walt Disney World Refurbishment Schedule as of May 3, 2018 Magic Kingdom® Park Liberty Square Riverboat 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. Jan. 8 - TBD Ongoing until further notice Epcot Kringla [...]

Updated Walt Disney World Refurbishment Schedule2018-05-05T11:46:25-04:00

Updated Walt Disney World Refurbishment Schedule

2018-05-01T20:13:48-04:00

Updated Walt Disney World Refurbishment Schedule as of April 26, 2018 Magic Kingdom® Park Liberty Square Riverboat 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. Jan. 8 - TBD Ongoing until further notice Epcot Kringla [...]

Updated Walt Disney World Refurbishment Schedule2018-05-01T20:13:48-04:00

Updated Walt Disney World Refurbishment Schedule

2018-03-28T18:00:09-04:00

Updated Walt Disney World Refurbishment Schedule as of March 23, 2018 Magic Kingdom® Park Liberty Square Riverboat 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. Jan. 8 - TBD Ongoing until further notice Epcot Kringla [...]

Updated Walt Disney World Refurbishment Schedule2018-03-28T18:00:09-04:00

Benefits & Tips For Disney Cruise Line Second Seating Dining

2018-03-07T08:26:26-05:00

You finally did it… You took the plunge (or are thinking about) and booked your very first Disney Cruise. You WILL NOT be disappointed! Disney Cruise Line is amazing. First before we jump into how to maneuver your 2nd seating Disney Cruise dining arrangement with kids, let’s FIRST go over a little be about seating assignments and how they work. There are TWO dining seating assignments on Disney Cruise Line; Main and Second Seating. Main Seating is between 5:45pm and [...]

Benefits & Tips For Disney Cruise Line Second Seating Dining2018-03-07T08:26:26-05:00

Disney Cruise Line Room Service 101

2018-03-07T08:24:18-05:00

You finally did it… You took the plunge (or are thinking about) and booked your very first Disney Cruise. You WILL NOT be disappointed! Room service is amazing on Disney Cruise Line. Here are 8 things you should to know about room service on Disney Cruise Line. Room service on Disney Cruise Line is FREE! Let me rephrase that, room service on your Disney Cruise is included in your cruise fare. This is NOT the case for all cruise lines. [...]

Disney Cruise Line Room Service 1012018-03-07T08:24:18-05:00

Updated Walt Disney World Refurbishment Schedule

2018-03-21T07:56:12-04:00

Updated Walt Disney World Refurbishment Schedule as of March 16, 2018 Magic Kingdom® Park Liberty Square Riverboat Pirates of the Caribbean 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. Jan. 8 - TBD Feb. 26 [...]

Updated Walt Disney World Refurbishment Schedule2018-03-21T07:56:12-04:00

Disney Cruise Line Photography Service 101

2018-03-20T18:07:52-04:00

  My favorite Disney vacation souvenir is by far... PHOTOS! If you are a seasoned Walt Disney World traveler you may be familiar with Disney’s PhotoPass system and the Memory Maker product. Disney Cruise Line’s photo system is a completely different animal. Intrigued? If you are, here we go! Are you ready!? DISNEY CRUISE LINE PHOTOGRAPHY SERVICE 101 PRE-PURCHASE Similar to Memory Maker, you can pre-purchase your Disney Cruise Line photos, and receive a discount on SELECT PACKAGES. Purchasing your photos [...]

Disney Cruise Line Photography Service 1012018-03-20T18:07:52-04:00

Tips to Help Your Kids LOVE Disney Cruise Line Youth Clubs

2018-03-15T21:05:01-04:00

You finally did it… You took the plunge (or are thinking about) and booked your very first Disney Cruise. You WILL NOT be disappointed! Disney Cruise Line is amazing! One of the biggest things that sets Disney Cruise Line apart from other lines is their youth clubs. Disney pulled out all the stops when designing their youth clubs. The only bad thing about them? I can’t go whenever I want! My biggest concerns going into planning my kids’ very first [...]

Tips to Help Your Kids LOVE Disney Cruise Line Youth Clubs2018-03-15T21:05:01-04:00

Updated Walt Disney World Refurbishment Schedule

2018-03-14T09:06:01-04:00

Updated Walt Disney World Refurbishment Schedule as of March 11, 2018 Magic Kingdom® Park Liberty Square Riverboat Pirates of the Caribbean 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. Jan. 8 - TBD Feb. 26 [...]

Updated Walt Disney World Refurbishment Schedule2018-03-14T09:06:01-04:00

What’s Included on Disney’s Castaway Cay

2018-03-01T14:34:48-05:00

Castaway Cay is Disney’s private island in the Bahamas. Most of their cruises make a stop here, and it truly is a paradise. When most people think of getting off in port, they think of a lot of expenses like taxis, food, towels, beaches, etc. I wanted to clear up some of the confusion and tell you what is included with the price of your cruise on Castaway Cay. 1.) Food: When you spend the day on the island, you [...]

What’s Included on Disney’s Castaway Cay2018-03-01T14:34:48-05:00

Disney Dream Cruise Ship Character Meet and Greet Tips

2018-03-07T08:17:05-05:00

I love seeing the looks on my kids’ faces when they get a hug from their favorite Disney characters. Did you know that you can also meet characters on a Disney cruise? I’ve listed some of my favorite character meet and greet tips below! Arrive 15 minutes before the meet and greet is scheduled to start. On Disney cruises, the meet and greet cast member will only allow people to get in line to meet the character for approximately 15 [...]

Disney Dream Cruise Ship Character Meet and Greet Tips2018-03-07T08:17:05-05:00

Updated Walt Disney World Refurbishment Schedule

2018-03-07T11:04:25-05:00

Updated Walt Disney World Refurbishment Schedule as of March 2, 2018 Magic Kingdom® Park Liberty Square Riverboat Pirates of the Caribbean Cinderella's Royal Table 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. Jan. 8 [...]

Updated Walt Disney World Refurbishment Schedule2018-03-07T11:04:25-05:00

10 Tips to Enjoy Star Wars Galactic Nights

2018-02-27T11:44:53-05:00

Star Wars Galactic Nights is a hard-ticket event that will take place May 27, 2018 at Disney’s Hollywood Studios. The last Star Wars Galactic Nights was December 16, 2017, following the release of Star Wars: The Last Jedi. This event is not part of Disney’s regular schedule and is obviously not offered often, so make sure to go if you get the chance! Here are 10 tips to help you make the most of your galactic experience! Buy your tickets [...]

10 Tips to Enjoy Star Wars Galactic Nights2018-02-27T11:44:53-05:00

Universal’s Sapphire Falls Resort -A Review for Families

2020-05-13T15:22:40-04:00

I recently booked a stay at Universal’s newest on-site hotel, Loews Sapphire Falls Resort, for my family. I liked it, my husband loved it, and my toddler and baby enjoyed it. I thought I’d share some pros and cons and a few tips if you are considering a stay at Sapphire Falls. Facts: Sapphire Falls is Universal Orlando’s newest resort hotel and the first “moderate” level resort. Universal calls it a Preferred Level resort. Express Passes are not included in [...]

Universal’s Sapphire Falls Resort -A Review for Families2020-05-13T15:22:40-04:00

Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique on the Disney Dream

2018-02-20T14:23:51-05:00

Every child should get to feel like a princess (or pirate!) on a Disney cruise, and Disney has now made a way for your kids to get the makeover of a lifetime while sailing the high seas. Modeled after the locations in Walt Disney World, enter in to a beautiful room full of royalty and sophistication as you get ready for your royal dinner in one of the main dining rooms. There are several stations with salon chairs, and ample [...]

Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique on the Disney Dream2018-02-20T14:23:51-05:00

5 Tips to Help Get You Out Your Disney Resort Door AND to Rope Drop

2018-01-31T08:13:09-05:00

    First and foremost, what the heck is rope drop and why, oh why do I want to get up early on my Disney vacation to get there? Rope drop is Disney lingo for park opening. The reason why you want and should get up early (sigh... I know, I know!) to get to rope drop is because you will experience lighter crowds the first few hours of park opening. This means your family will be able to experience [...]

5 Tips to Help Get You Out Your Disney Resort Door AND to Rope Drop2018-01-31T08:13:09-05:00

Updated Walt Disney World Refurbishment Schedule

2018-02-11T19:50:11-05:00

Updated Walt Disney World Refurbishment Schedule as of February 11, 2018 Magic Kingdom® Park Liberty Square Riverboat Pirates of the Caribbean Cinderella's Royal Table 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. Jan. 8 [...]

Updated Walt Disney World Refurbishment Schedule2018-02-11T19:50:11-05:00

Updated Walt Disney World Refurbishment Schedule

2018-02-07T13:08:17-05:00

Updated Walt Disney World Refurbishment Schedule as of February 6, 2018 Magic Kingdom® Park Liberty Square Riverboat Pirates of the Caribbean Cinderella's Royal Table 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. Jan. 8 [...]

Updated Walt Disney World Refurbishment Schedule2018-02-07T13:08:17-05:00

The Best Attraction in Harambe Part 1: The History of Kilimanjaro Safaris

2018-01-31T08:12:35-05:00

Walt Disney was an animal lover and it was always his dream to have live animals in the parks. In fact, the original concepts of the Jungle Cruise and the Enchanted Tiki Room had live animals instead of the audio-animatronics that you see today. Unfortunately, Imagineers at that time couldn’t find a safe way to use live animals in an attraction. In April 1998, Walt’s dream was finally brought to life when Disney’s Animal Kingdom in Florida opened its gates. [...]

The Best Attraction in Harambe Part 1: The History of Kilimanjaro Safaris2018-01-31T08:12:35-05:00

Updated Walt Disney World Refurbishment Schedule

2018-02-01T09:43:22-05:00

Updated Walt Disney World Refurbishment Schedule as of January 30, 2018 Magic Kingdom® Park Splash Mountain Liberty Square Riverboat Pirates of the Caribbean Cinderella's Royal Table 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. Jan. [...]

Updated Walt Disney World Refurbishment Schedule2018-02-01T09:43:22-05:00

Updated Walt Disney World Refurbishment Schedule

2018-01-27T12:10:15-05:00

Updated Walt Disney World Refurbishment Schedule as of January 26, 2018 Magic Kingdom® Park Splash Mountain Liberty Square Riverboat Pirates of the Caribbean Cinderella's Royal Table 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. Jan. [...]

Updated Walt Disney World Refurbishment Schedule2018-01-27T12:10:15-05:00

Five Reasons to Visit Puerto Rico

2018-01-07T19:27:53-05:00

  I had the opportunity to visit Puerto Rico with my husband in late November. I was a little wary – a large portion of the island was (and still is) without power after Hurricane Maria, and my Spanish is not very good – but we decided to go for it. I am so glad we did! Here are my top five reasons to visit Puerto Rico. You don’t need a passport! Puerto Rico is a U.S. Territory, which means [...]

Five Reasons to Visit Puerto Rico2018-01-07T19:27:53-05:00

Updated Walt Disney World Refurbishment Schedule

2018-01-21T16:52:56-05:00

Updated Walt Disney World Refurbishment Schedule as of January 16, 2018 Magic Kingdom® Park Splash Mountain Liberty Square Riverboat Pirates of the Caribbean Cinderella's Royal Table 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. Jan. [...]

Updated Walt Disney World Refurbishment Schedule2018-01-21T16:52:56-05:00

Disney’s Pop Century Refurbished Standard Rooms Review

2018-01-07T19:28:10-05:00

  Last year, Disney announced that one of their most popular value resorts – Pop Century – would be undergoing a major facelift! The news was so exciting to me because Pop Century is my go-to resort when I go to Walt Disney World for last minute weekend trips. While the resort is definitely a no-frills, no extras kind of resort, it is extremely budget friendly and perfect for when you just need a place to rest after long days [...]

Disney’s Pop Century Refurbished Standard Rooms Review2018-01-07T19:28:10-05:00

7 Important Things to Remember When Using Disney’s Magical Express

2018-01-07T19:28:42-05:00

  Here are 7 important things to remember when using Disney’s Magical Express: It’s FREE! Using Disney’s Magical Express ground transportation is included with your Disney Resort hotel stay. It’s a great perk to staying onsite! Disney’s Magical Express is only offered when you are flying into and out of Orlando International Airport (MCO). Don’t forget if you want to take advantage of the complimentary ground transportation, you must choose this airport when booking your flights.   Yellow luggage tags [...]

7 Important Things to Remember When Using Disney’s Magical Express2018-01-07T19:28:42-05:00

It’s More Than Just Butterbeer!

2018-01-07T19:29:12-05:00

Of course, I love Butterbeer ! And it’s one of the most recognizable attractions of the Wizarding World of Harry Potter! However, there are so many more treats that you can find on the cobblestoned streets of Hogsmeade or Diagon Alley! Candy! Whether it was on the Hogwarts Express or a trip into Diagon Alley, the students at Hogwarts loved to purchase candy! And you can too! There are well over 50 different candies, cakes and fudges within the Wizarding [...]

It’s More Than Just Butterbeer!2018-01-07T19:29:12-05:00

Our Disney World 4Parks In One Day Challenge Plan Of Attack AND Checklist

2018-01-07T19:34:36-05:00

The time is drawing near for us (my two supremely awesome travel agent friends and I) to embark on our very OWN Disney World 4 parks in one day challenge! We have our plan of attack and checklist ready to go. We are SO excited! Our plan of attack has us scheduled to hit morning extra magic hours at EPCOT, followed by a visit to the Animal Kingdom to use our coveted Flight of Passage fastpass, then to Hollywood Studios, [...]

Our Disney World 4Parks In One Day Challenge Plan Of Attack AND Checklist2018-01-07T19:34:36-05:00

Updated Walt Disney World Refurbishment Schedule

2018-01-05T14:18:10-05:00

Updated Walt Disney World Refurbishment Schedule as of January 5, 2018 Magic Kingdom® Park Splash Mountain Liberty Square Riverboat Pirates of the Caribbean Cinderella's Royal Table 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. Jan. [...]

Updated Walt Disney World Refurbishment Schedule2018-01-05T14:18:10-05:00

Afternoon Tea at the Grand Floridian’s Garden View Tea Room

2018-01-04T17:10:09-05:00

If you are looking for an extra special, luxurious, relaxing, afternoon experience, look no further than the majestic Grand Floridian Resort and Spa. On Certain days they hold a special tea in a beautiful window filled room overlooking the lobby and gardens. After you are seated, you are greeted by your server who will go over the menu with you as you sink into the comfortable chairs and take in your surroundings. They don’t rush you which is fabulous, and [...]

Afternoon Tea at the Grand Floridian’s Garden View Tea Room2018-01-04T17:10:09-05:00

Flight of Passage at Animal Kingdom- A Review

2018-01-01T22:08:09-05:00

  You may have heard that there is an exciting new land in Animal Kingdom at Walt Disney World. It’s called Pandora- the World of Avatar. If you liked the movie, Avatar, that came out in 2009, you really must go and see this amazing place. And even if you never saw the movie, it’s a really interesting place. When Pandora opened in Animal Kingdom in May 2017, it was an instant success. People have flocked to Animal Kingdom like [...]

Flight of Passage at Animal Kingdom- A Review2018-01-01T22:08:09-05:00