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26 03, 2022

10 Tips for Traveling with Babies and Toddlers

2022-03-26T08:18:08-04:00March 26, 2022|Disney Travel, Disney World|0 Comments

Some of my most cherished childhood memories are from traveling to Florida to visit my grandparents and spending a few days at Walt Disney World. Now that I am a mom, I am super thankful that my parents were able to give my sisters and me those priceless memories! I also appreciate their willingness to do so year after year! Taking toddlers on a Disney vacation is fun, but it can be highly stressful and exhausting! Nevertheless, I have done it a couple of times and learned a few valuable lessons through trial and error. Here are my tried and [...]

22 03, 2022

Updated! Tips In Case Things Don’t Go As Planned

2022-03-22T11:53:59-04:00March 22, 2022|Disney Travel, Disney World, Familes|0 Comments

Now that travel has picked up, and life at Walt Disney World seems to echo that of pre-pandemic days, it is time to provide some updates to my “Practically Perfect Tips When Things Don’t Go as Planned” blog. A lot has changed, but the magic remains the same.  If the last two years have taught us anything, it is to be flexible but, most of all, remain calm and collected.  I don’t think we could have ever been prepared to make the adjustments necessary that March 2020 brought, yet here we are.  Travel With The Magic agents are still meticulously planning vacations, and [...]

15 03, 2022

Take Time to Recharge at Disneyland’s Tenaya Stone Spa

2022-03-15T08:34:37-04:00March 15, 2022|Disney News, Disneyland|0 Comments

    During your next visit to Disneyland, be sure to set aside time for a rejuvenating visit to the Tenaya Stone Spa at Disney's Grand Californian Hotel & Spa. Inspired by California's nature and indigenous cultures, it is one of two Disney-run and Imagineer-designed spas in the world. Pat yourself on the back if you know that the other is located at Aulani, A Disney Resort & Spa. You will enter through the beautifully-designed reception area and boutique. Be sure to look up at the tree root chandelier. Before entering the spa itself, guests will select a stone from [...]

2 02, 2022

Bibbidi Bobbidi Boo….It’s 2022

2022-02-02T13:10:39-05:00February 2, 2022|Disney Cruise Line, Disney Travel|0 Comments

  And just like that, another year of helping clients travel to Walt Disney World and beyond is over. I am so incredibly thankful for the more than 70 families that allowed me to become a vital part of the magic of their vacations in 2021. More resorts, restaurants, and experiences returned to Walt Disney World. We saw the reopening of Disneyland and the return of Disney Cruise Line sailings. While protocols shape the magic to keep everyone as safe as possible, it is still there. I was fortunate to travel to Walt Disney World twice in 2021, especially for [...]

10 01, 2022

10 Things You Will Love About Disney’s Riviera Resort

2022-01-10T09:22:34-05:00January 10, 2022|Disney Travel, Disney World, Resorts|0 Comments

10 Things You Will Love About Disney’s Riviera Resort   Gondola access to BOTH Hollywood Studios AND Epcot. This resort would be perfect for those specifically traveling to enjoy one of Epcot’s many festivals OR even a trip with an emphasis on Star Wars Land. One of Disney’s most popular character meals, Toppolinos, is located on the 10th floor.  Mickey and friends in artsy attire? I’m in! Beautiful grounds with many outdoor activities to enjoy. You will find corn hole, bocce ball, a HUGE chess set, AND plenty of seating to enjoy the scenery. We loved watching the gondolas trek along [...]

1 10, 2021

Documenting Life Through Disney ~ Cheers to 50 Years! 

2021-10-15T10:00:26-04:00October 1, 2021|50th Anniversary, Disney World|0 Comments

Today, Walt Disney World turns FIFTY. Could there be a better day to reflect on my very own Disney journey? Unfortunately, I can hardly take the conjured magical nostalgia. Sigh… Walt Disney World has helped me document some of the most important transitions of my life. Unlike many of my Disney cohorts, my journey started 12 years ago. I didn’t visit as a child or even as a teenager. My first trip was planned to celebrate an extraordinary birthday, the 10th birthday of THE girl who was my first taste of motherhood. Needless to say, we had a BLAST! When [...]

28 09, 2021

Why do I love Walt Disney World?

2021-10-15T10:02:35-04:00September 28, 2021|50th Anniversary, Disney World|0 Comments

                    Why do I love Walt Disney World? As I began to reflect on the 50th Anniversary of Walt Disney World, I started asking myself why I love this magical place so much.  I came up with a list of reasons, and I feel like they’re universally true.  I love Walt Disney World and keep returning there for the following five reasons: every trip is different, making memories, laughter, free to be like a child and, they provide an excellent product and service.  See if these same reasons don’t ring true in your Disney [...]

27 09, 2021

Reach out and find your Happily Ever After

2021-10-15T10:07:47-04:00September 27, 2021|50th Anniversary, Disney World|0 Comments

Disney World has always been a special place to me - it was where I honeymooned, spent wedding anniversaries, celebrated milestones. When that marriage ended, the idea of never being able to visit Disney World again - a place that meant so much in that marriage - loomed over me like a dark cloud. Would I ever get my Disney certified happily ever after? But I did go back - and each time it got easier and more fun. In July 2017, I decided to go by myself on a spur of the moment trip. I booked my trip three [...]

26 09, 2021

Sharing the Magic of Walt Disney World

2021-10-15T10:03:51-04:00September 26, 2021|50th Anniversary, Disney World|1 Comment

Some of my earliest memories are from Walt Disney World (although not all of them are super magical, like when I got my head stuck in the balcony railing at the Polynesian Village Resort). My family visited for the first time in the mid-80s (there’s an ongoing debate between 1986 and 1987). I loved staying at the Poly with my grandparents, ordering room service, and dining with the characters.                   Even as a little kid, I knew there was magic just in helping others to believe in the wonders of the parks. [...]

25 09, 2021

Magic Moments at Disney World

2021-10-15T10:05:04-04:00September 25, 2021|50th Anniversary, Disney World|0 Comments

I grew up watching Disney films; Pocahontas and Snow White were my favorites. When I was 10 years old, my family and I made our first trip to Walt Disney World to celebrate 2000! I fell in love with the magic and the characters. Disney became my favorite vacation spot at that point. It was a part of me. In 2013, my now husband and I traveled to Walt Disney World on what would be his first trip. He proposed on that trip, right in front of Cinderella's Castle just before the fireworks. It was the most magical moment - [...]

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