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!

  1. 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 date with the latest version of software and that you can log in successfully to Play Disney. Disney Apps use a Single Sign-On which means your password for Play Disney will be your My Disney Experience login also.

  1. Explore The Parks

When you log in, you have 2 choices to Explore! Walt Disney World or Disneyland.

Select either park to begin your Adventure!

From the Walt Disney World Selection, you can choose Magic Kingdom, Epcot, Hollywood Studios, Animal Kingdom or Resorts.

From the Disneyland Selection, you can choose Disneyland Park or California Adventure Park.

You immediately have a great bird’s eye view of the park layout and you can plan your visit while at home! The Park views are animated to show you where favorite rides and attractions are available. Just move around the map: You may see things you haven’t noticed before!

As you are scrolling through the park, take notice of 4 different Icons that will be displayed: a small musical note, a small star, a small question mark, and a larger game circle.

These Icons are where you will be “playing” with Disney!

  1. Find Your Favorite Disney Playlist

I love Disney Music! And now it is all at the touch of a finger! Look for the Music Symbol Icon throughout the maps. Click on the symbol to find a specialized Disney playlist for that location. The playlist are also accessible from your home, so download them anytime!

  1. Play Trivia

There is always that person in your family who thinks they know the most about Disney! Well click on any of the Question Mark Icons to quiz the whole family! These Magical Trivia Quizzes are available anytime. They are perfect for waiting in the Stand by Line or to relive your memories by playing them when you get home!

  1. Earn Achievements

There are achievements to earn in each park, too.   Make a challenge with your family to see how many badges you call can grab at the parks!   Just click on the Star Icon and learn how to earn new badges. Each achievement is different so there is always something new to explore and do with your family.   Your badges don’t expire, and you can check your progress by clicking on your Avatar in the Top Left Corner.

  1. Play Games

Want to make the Stand By Wait Times seem to vanish? Well click on the Game Icons and engage your family in various fun and innovative games! There are so many ways Disney interacts with you in these games: no 2 games are alike! So – you must play them all! Now you must be in the parks to Play Games: there will be instructions on how to unlock each game once you choose the Game Icon.

  1. Always Something New

Play Disney is evolving and adding new sites to interact throughout the parks. Keep the Play Disney App handy, and check back as often as you like. It’s a great new way to keep up to date on what is going on in the parks. And it will keep the Pixie Dust coming while you wait for the next Magical Vacation!

If you would love to know more about Play Disney, just contact me at sylvia@travelwiththemagic.com  Meanwhile, I’ll be studying all my Disney Trivia!

 

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4 Fun Fall Treats at the Magic Kingdom

by admin on October 2, 2018

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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!

  1. Candy Corn Cotton Candy

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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 Citrus, Passion Fruit and Pina Colada flavors spun into the sugar. Just look for the snack kiosks in Tomorrowland and you will find my new favorite Cotton Candy!

  1. Candy Corn Milkshake

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Auntie Gravity ‘s Galactic Goodies is the host of the Candy Corn Milkshake! Trying this milkshake took some nerve because I just wasn’t sure about it at all! But it was actually delicious!   It’s a rich, creamy, velvety vanilla flavored milkshake topped with a dollop of cotton candy and adorned with a Mickey Mouse Marshmallow! Really fun treat that will fill you up!

The fun is not just in Tomorrowland, though, you can find more treats on Main Street!

  1. Scary Cake Pops

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I was delighted to see that the Main Street Confectionary had all the Halloween Treats you could want! From Candy Apples to Rice Krispy Treats to Cake Pops. And who can pass up little bites of chocolate cake – especially when they are decked out for Halloween!

  1. Not-So-Poison Poison Apple Cup Cake

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Now you know I love my Coffee! So, on my afternoon trek to Starbucks, located inside The Main Street Bakery, I found this Not-So-Poison Poison Apple Cup Cake!   Oh it definitely put a spell on me! Hidden inside was a delicious apple cake full of apple chunks and fall spices! The Best Treat of all – Yummy!

Be sure and bring a BIG appetite as you head to the Magic Kingdom this fall! There are many more treats just waiting for you to find! Need more details on seasonal confections in the Magic Kingdom? contact me for more information: sylvia@travelwiththemagic.com

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The Cake Decorating Experience at Amorette’s Patisserie

August 20, 2018

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 […]

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Changes to Walt Disney World’s Rider Switch Service

July 25, 2018

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 […]

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5 Reasons to run the runDisney Star Wars Challenge

July 10, 2018

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 […]

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Star Wars: Secrets of the Empire Description

July 2, 2018

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 […]

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Updated Walt Disney World Refurbishment Schedule

June 19, 2018

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June 6, 2018

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May 1, 2018

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Benefits & Tips For Disney Cruise Line Second Seating Dining

March 27, 2018

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 […]

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Disney Cruise Line Room Service 101

March 22, 2018

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! […]

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March 21, 2018

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Disney Cruise Line Photography Service 101

March 20, 2018

  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 […]

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Tips to Help Your Kids LOVE Disney Cruise Line Youth Clubs

March 15, 2018

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 […]

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March 14, 2018

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What’s Included on Disney’s Castaway Cay

March 13, 2018

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 […]

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Disney Dream Cruise Ship Character Meet and Greet Tips

March 8, 2018

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 […]

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10 Tips to Enjoy Star Wars Galactic Nights

March 6, 2018

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 […]

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Universal’s Sapphire Falls Resort -A Review for Families

February 27, 2018

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 […]

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Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique on the Disney Dream

February 20, 2018

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 […]

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

February 13, 2018

    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 […]

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February 11, 2018

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

February 6, 2018

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 […]

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February 1, 2018

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January 27, 2018

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Five Reasons to Visit Puerto Rico

January 23, 2018

  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 […]

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January 21, 2018

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Disney’s Pop Century Refurbished Standard Rooms Review

January 18, 2018

  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 […]

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

January 16, 2018

  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 […]

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It’s More Than Just Butterbeer!

January 11, 2018

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, […]

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

January 9, 2018

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 […]

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

January 4, 2018

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 […]

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Flight of Passage at Animal Kingdom- A Review

January 2, 2018

  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 […]

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Disney Dining Plans for 2018

December 21, 2017

  If you are adding a Disney Dining Plan to your Walt Disney World vacation, which I recommend, here’s what you need to know about the dining plans for 2018! Dining Plans are only offered to guests staying at a Disney Resort hotel. This is a perk to staying onsite. Adding a dining plan gives […]

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Disney’s All Star Music Standard Room Review

December 19, 2017

Disney’s All Star Music is a value resort at Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando, Florida. With families and budgets in mind, it offers the opportunity to stay on Disney property without breaking the bank. Each section has a different theme (Country, Broadway, Jazz, Rock and Calypso) They also have family suites for those needing […]

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5 Magical Steps for Ending Your Disney Trip

December 14, 2017

You’ve spent a lot of time pre-planning all the aspects of your Disney trip: You’ve got your dining reservations, your FastPass selections, your packing list, your game plan for each day… But have you given much thought to the END of your trip to Walt Disney World? I know, it’s the saddest part of your […]

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First Timer’s Guide: Mickey’s ToonTown at Disneyland

December 12, 2017

  Over the summer, I got to experience Disneyland for the first time ever. As soon as I got there, I instantly knew that I wanted to spend a good amount of time in Mickey’s ToonTown. Why? Because of the nostalgia! It always makes me super sad that ToonTown was taken out of Magic Kingdom […]

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Tips for Your Disney World 4 Parks in ONE Day Challenge

December 7, 2017

Are you ready to embark on your very own Disney World 4 parks in one day challenge and aren’t sure how to prepare? Check out my favorite tips for becoming a Disney World 4-park ninja! First and most important detail to remember, you MUST have a park hopper ticket to enjoy all four Walt Disney […]

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Important Dates to Remember for Your Disney World Vacation

December 5, 2017

There are many details to be taken care of when you are planning a Disney World vacation. Here are some of the important dates to remember as you begin to plan. Book Your Vacation When you’re considering taking a vacation to Disney World, I recommend booking sooner than later. This will give you the best […]

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Updated Walt Disney World Refurbishment Schedule

December 1, 2017

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Happily Ever After Fireworks Dessert Party

November 30, 2017

I love fireworks! Who doesn’t? The fireworks displays at Walt Disney World’s Magic Kingdom are legendary. They just keep getting better and better as technology improves. The emotions those displays invoke are powerful and create lasting family memories. That’s part of why we all love going to Walt Disney World over and over again. The […]

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Walt Disney’s Carousel of Progress

November 23, 2017

“There’s a great big beautiful tomorrow, shining at the end of every day.” These words of hope and optimism open the longest running stage show in the history of American theater – Walt Disney’s Carousel of Progress. Located in Tomorrowland in the Magic Kingdom this show is said to be Mr. Disney’s personal favorite imagineering […]

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Updated Rooms at Disney’s Yacht Club Resort

November 21, 2017

If you like the idea of an old New England Yacht Club, Disney’s Yacht Club Resort at Walt Disney World may be the place for you.  We stayed at this great resort last year and I wrote about several reasons you might want to stay there.  Click here to read that article.    This year […]

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Liberty Tree Tavern Lunch

November 16, 2017

Tucked away in beautiful Liberty Square is a quaint little restaurant called Liberty Tree Tavern. Open for lunch and dinner in the Magic Kingdom, it’s a great spot to cool off, rest your feet, and fill your belly. The décor is very historical and has a colonial vibe, and the cast members wear adorable costumes. […]

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Tips for Wonderful Character Experiences

November 14, 2017

  If you’re anything like me, sometimes meeting characters can be a bit of an awkward experience. Sometimes you don’t know what to say, what to do with your hands, or even where to stand. So how do you break the ice and have the most memorable character experiences? Here’s a few helpful tips that […]

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6 Activities to Add Christmas Cheer to Your Disney Vacation

November 9, 2017

  Are you looking to add a little Christmas cheer to your Holiday Disney vacation? Look no further! I have you covered. Check out some of my favorites! Attend the Candlelight Processional at Epcot. A HUGE choir, 50-piece live orchestra, and celebrity narrator tell the story of Christmas in words and music. This is an […]

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Disney After Hours

November 7, 2017

  Returning for select nights in early 2018 is the Disney After Hours event! I had the opportunity to attend this event earlier this year and I loved every minute! Disney After Hours is by far my favorite “extra” I’ve added on to my vacations in the last couple of years – I think you’ll […]

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Top 10 Reasons to Camp at Fort Wilderness

November 2, 2017

Maybe you love the great outdoors, or maybe “glamping” is more your style. Either way, experience a different side of Disney – by camping at Fort Wilderness! I have a secret: my husband used to hate Disney. I dragged him on his first trip a few years ago, right after he came home from a […]

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First Timer’s Guide: The Cove Bar

October 31, 2017

  When I found out that I would be going to Disneyland and Disney’s California Adventure, the first thing I knew that I wanted to do was go to the Cove Bar, located on Disney’s California Adventure side. Mainly because all the drinks looked so colorful and I heard that they didn’t skimp on the […]

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Disney’s Beach Club Resort

October 26, 2017

When you think of Disney Resort Hotels, you may think of the classic Grand Floridian Resort & Spa. Or you may think of the iconic Contemporary Resort. These hotels are located near Magic Kingdom at Walt Disney World in Florida. But there’s another very classic Disney Resort Hotel that’s located near Epcot – Just past […]

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Tips for Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party 2017

October 24, 2017

Are you attending or wanting to attend Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party this Holiday season? Check out my favorite tips! 1. Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party is a special ticketed event. You will have to buy your ticket apart from your Walt Disney World Package. 2. Dates sell out, especially those closest to Christmas! If […]

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Why Should You Visit Disneyland?

October 19, 2017

Whether you’ve visited Walt Disney World in Florida a hundred times, or you’re still planning your first trip, here are a few reasons to consider visiting the Disneyland Resort in California. The Original – The Disneyland Park is the only park that Walt Disney actually set foot in. This is the theme park that started […]

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Updated Walt Disney World Refurbishment Schedule

October 18, 2017

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A Walt Disney World Veteran’s Guide to Disneyland

October 17, 2017

As a frequent visitor of Walt Disney World in Florida, I found myself very overwhelmed when it was time to plan my family’s very first Disneyland trip. What do we see first? Which attractions are must-do’s? Where do we eat? How do we get around? What do you mean I can’t get Fastpasses ahead of […]

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Riding in Style – Disney’s Minnie Vans

October 12, 2017

This past summer, the Minnie Vans were introduced as a new transportation option at the Walt Disney World Resort! These cute vans were added as a part of the Lyft app, and will take you anywhere you want to go on Disney property. As of October 2017, they are fully operational from all deluxe resorts […]

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Visiting Vancouver- The Top 5 Reasons

October 10, 2017

  When traveling on an Alaskan Cruise, one of the most popular seaports is Vancouver, British Columbia in Canada. If you’ve booked an Alaskan Sailing, you’ll need to decide if you’d like to spend some time in this port city either before or after your cruise. Recently, we had this decision to make and chose […]

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Beyond Disneyland

October 5, 2017

One of my favorite topics about Disney is what to do outside of Disney! Because there is so much more to do in Orlando or Anaheim that just come to the parks and leave! This time, our Disney adventure took us into the areas around Los Angeles! Our first side trip was the Orange County […]

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Updated Walt Disney World Refurbishment Schedule

October 4, 2017

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Minnie’s Halloween Dine at Hollywood and Vine

October 3, 2017

During the fall months at Disney’s Hollywood and Vine restaurant, you can attend a special dinner called Minnie’s Halloween Dine, at Hollywood Studios. This dinner is special not only because you get to see five of the most popular Disney characters, but because they are dressed up in adorable Halloween costumes. It’s a great way […]

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2018 Celebration of Harry Potter: The Differences between Celebration and Premium Packages

October 2, 2017

Potterheads unite! For the past 4 years, at the end of January/early February, Universal Studios Orlando has held A Celebration of Harry Potter. This special event brings together Harry Potter fans with the actors and artists who helped bring J.K. Rowling’s magical world to the big screen. So you wanna go right? The dates for […]

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Frontera Cocina

September 28, 2017

Frontera Cocina has quickly become one of my favorite restaurants in Disney Springs and here are 4 reasons why! The Menu Celebrity chef Rick Bayless is behind the wonderful menu! He has brought fresh, updates to authentic Mexican dishes. All of your favorites are here – with a twist of new flavor. Start off with […]

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The Characters of Cape May Café Breakfast Buffet

September 26, 2017

  Cape May Breakfast buffet is located at Disney’s Beach Club resort. It has a fun, sunny atmosphere and is easy to get to right off the lobby. The restaurant is surrounded by colorful beach umbrellas, and you may even see some sandcastles. The food is delicious with a super fun waffle station with toppings, […]

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Updated Walt Disney World Refurbishment Schedule

September 25, 2017

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Maximize your Day at Disneyland with Maxpass

September 22, 2017

Disneyland Resort has recently introduced a new ticket option called Maxpass. Maxpass is designed to work with the Fastpass system to help you maximize your park time at Disneyland Park and Disney California Adventure Park. What is Fastpass? Fastpass is a free option that Disneyland offers to everyone that has park admission. You visit a […]

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Disney’s California Adventure Park Frozen – Live at the Hyperion

September 21, 2017

  Are you looking for a Broadway quality show that your entire family will enjoy, then you must go and watch one of the newest Disney shows, Frozen – Live at the Hyperion?  This show located at Disney’s California Adventure Park in Hollywood Land.  It is a one-hour performance that brings Disney’s animated film while […]

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Grim Grinning Ghosts at the Haunted Mansion at Walt Disney World

September 19, 2017

Boo! With Halloween right around the corner I thought this would be a good time to pop in to the Haunted Mansion for a tour. Don’t worry – while you may find some spooks here everything is on the silly side so nothing out of any horror movies. Tucked in a quiet corner of Liberty […]

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Walt Disney World Character Dining Overview

September 14, 2017

Character Dining at Walt Disney World is a lot of fun and a great way to meet some of your favorite characters saving valuable park time doing it during your dining time. Here are some tips for character dining at Walt Disney World and an overview of each restaurant, so you have all of them […]

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Alaskan Sailing on Disney Cruise Line- the Trip of a Lifetime

September 12, 2017

Everyone has a Dream Trip in his or her imagination. Mine was a cruise to Alaska. My dream came true this summer and if it’s your Dream Trip, I can help you make your dreams come true, too! Alaska is such an amazing destination. The scenery is beautiful and the people are fascinating. The contrast […]

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Treats at Goofy’s Candy Co.

September 7, 2017

Located in Disney Springs is a wacky and colorful sweet shop called Goofy’s Candy Co. If you’ve never heard of it, you should definitely give it a try! Here at Goofy’s Candy Co. you’ll be able to find different kinds of Mickey shaped treats that you wouldn’t be able to find elsewhere in the parks! […]

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11 Tips for the 2017 Epcot International Food and Wine Festival

September 5, 2017

    Are you attending or wanting to attend the Epcot International Food and Wine Festival this fall? Check out my favorite tips! Share! First and foremost, sharing is caring right? Second, there are so many delectable dishes to sample that getting full on just a few would be blasphemous. This is the perfect time […]

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Tips for Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party 2017

August 17, 2017

Are you attending or wanting to attend Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party this fall? Check out my favorite tips! Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party is a special ticketed event. You will have to buy your ticket apart from your Walt Disney World Package. Dates sell out, especially those closest to Halloween! If you […]

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Updated Walt Disney World Refurbishment Schedule

August 16, 2017

Updated Walt Disney World Refurbishment Schedule as of August 10, 2017 Magic Kingdom® Park Hall of Presidents Splash Mountain 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 […]

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Grand Cayman Turtle Centre

August 15, 2017

Grand Cayman is a wonderful vacation destination, both as a port to visit on a cruise and as a place to spend a week. Most people think of Stingray City or Seven Mile Beach when they think of Grand Cayman but there is so much more to see and do! The Grand Cayman Turtle Centre […]

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Free My Disney Experience and Magic Band E-Course

August 10, 2017

Planning a Disney vacation can be overwhelming. There are so many things to think about, such as what resort should I stay at? Where should we eat? What park should we visit on what day? These are all questions your travel agent can answer for you, as they guide you along in the process. While […]

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How long should you stay at Walt Disney World?

August 8, 2017

  Many clients contact me and know exactly how many days and nights they want to go to Walt Disney World. However, many clients rely on my expertise to help them make this decision. I’m so glad they do! Deciding how long to stay at Walt Disney World, especially if you’ve never been there, can […]

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Updated Walt Disney World Refurbishment Schedule

August 4, 2017

Updated Walt Disney World Refurbishment Schedule as of August 2, 2017 Magic Kingdom® Park Hall of Presidents Liberty Square Riverboat Splash Mountain 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 […]

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FAMILY FUN AT WINTER SUMMERLAND

August 3, 2017

  If you’ve stayed at a Disney Resort Hotel with a Magic Your Way package, you may have received vouchers for your family to play a free round of miniature golf. And if you’ve opted to skip this experience, you should definitely try it next time! My favorite mini golf course is Winter Summerland, where […]

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Ghost Portraits at Memento Mori

August 1, 2017

Nestled outside of the Haunted Mansion is a creepy little shop, dedicated to all things spooky. This small, Haunted Mansion themed, souvenir shop is called Memento Mori. Memento Mori is home to a lot of cool and creepy items that are all based off your favorite spooky attraction. From home goods to tees, this shop […]

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Disney’s Blizzard Beach With Small Kids

July 27, 2017

A lot of people skip over the water parks when they go to Walt Disney world, especially families with young children. Some think there wouldn’t be much for them to do, however, there is SO MUCH for little ones at Disney’s Blizzard Beach, my two year old loves it! First of all, there is a […]

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Updated Walt Disney World Refurbishment Schedule

July 26, 2017

Updated Walt Disney World Refurbishment Schedule as of July 26, 2017 Magic Kingdom® Park Hall of Presidents Liberty Square Riverboat Splash Mountain 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 […]

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A Fixer Upper Vacation

July 25, 2017

  Have you seen the HGTV show called Fixer Upper? If you haven’t and have no idea what I’m talking about, then don’t waste your time reading this article. But, if you’re one of the thousands who are glued to their television every time Chip and Joanna Gaines come on the show to transform a […]

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Cruising with Kids on NCL Epic

July 20, 2017

Cruising NCL with kids is an amazing experience. The NCL Epic is a great ship for families and multigenerational trips. Here are some wonderful things about cruising with kids on this ship. Youth Programs – NCL’s Youth Program is divided into groups: Guppies (ages 6 months to 3 years), Splash Academy (ages 3 – 12 […]

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A Taste of the Caribbean at Universal’s Sapphire Falls Resort

July 19, 2017

I recently stayed at Universal’s newest resort, Sapphire Falls. It really brings the Caribbean and a bright, fresh experience to your vacation! And here are my Top 5 Reasons to stay. The Lobby is large, open and inviting…   With Charging Stations and plenty of open seating, it’s a great place to meet your family […]

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Updated Walt Disney World Refurbishment Schedule

July 18, 2017

Updated Walt Disney World Refurbishment Schedule as of July 18, 2017 Magic Kingdom® Park Hall of Presidents Liberty Square Riverboat Splash Mountain 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 […]

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Planning a Walt Disney World & Universal Vacation

July 18, 2017

  Having a hard time deciding between taking a vacation to Walt Disney World or Universal Orlando? Why not visit both? If you want to spend a few days at Walt Disney World and a few days at Universal, you can easily split your vacation between the two. If possible, I suggest devoting a day […]

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3 Reasons to Use Disney’s New Express Transportation

July 14, 2017

Express Transportation is Disney’s newest way to keep you moving while at the Parks! It is so easy to add to your theme park tickets, and we loved using it on our recent trip! Here are my 3 reasons you need to add this on your next trip! Easy to Add Just stop by the […]

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4 Reasons to Attend the Star Wars Galactic Spectacular Dessert Party!

July 13, 2017

I always loved doing the Dessert Parties during Star Wars Weekend, so I was excited to try this new opportunity at Hollywood Studios! Here are my 4 Reasons you should do it too! It’s Inside: Moving the Dessert Party inside means you don’t have to worry about rain or inclement weather!   We are in Florida […]

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Guardians of the Galaxy – Mission: Breakout, Disney’s California Adventure’s Newest Attraction!

July 11, 2017

Disney’s California Adventure newest ride, Guardians of the Galaxy – Mission: Breakout open officially opened to the public on May 27, 2017. This highly anticipated attraction is everything you imagine it to be and more. You must ride this ride several times to get the full effect, six times to be exact. There are 6 […]

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Updated Walt Disney World Refurbishment Schedule

July 10, 2017

Updated Walt Disney World Refurbishment Schedule as of July 10, 2017 Magic Kingdom® Park Hall of Presidents Liberty Square Riverboat Splash Mountain 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 […]

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5 Things You Should Know Before Booking Your Celebration of Harry Potter Package at Universal Orlando

July 7, 2017

Potterheads unite! For the past 4 years, at the end of January/early February, Universal Studios Orlando has held A Celebration of Harry Potter. This special event brings together Harry Potter fans with the actors and artists who helped bring J.K. Rowling’s magical world to the big screen. So you wanna go right? Before you pull […]

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Disney’s Castaway Cay Beach Cabanas– What’s Included?

July 5, 2017

Located on both the family and adult only beaches Disney offers 25 private luxurious cabanas to rent for the day while at Castaway Cay. Not only are they a hideaway with their own private beaches they include many amenities as well. We had planned to spend our day in one, but the weather wasn’t cooperative. […]

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Disney Dining Plan Snack Credits

July 3, 2017

  So you’ve purchased one of the Disney dining plans and have no idea what to do with the multitude of snack credits included in the plan.  Disney’s dining plan brochures list a few examples which include popcorn, soda, water and fruit.  While these are all certainly good choices (because we all know Disney popcorn […]

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Recreation on NCL Epic

June 29, 2017

NCL Epic is large ship, bursting from bow to stern with fun activities. From pools to bowling to trivia, there is plenty to do from sun up to sun down (and even after)! Pools – The pool areas on NCL Epic are much more than just pools. There are 2 main pools (one in the […]

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Step by Step How to Mobile Order at Satu’li Canteen

June 27, 2017

While visiting the Valley of Mo’Ara you are bound to get hungry! And they have a delicious, healthy quick service restaurant for you at the back of the Valley called Satu’li Canteen. Satu’li Canteen is also a part of Disney’s new mobile ordering system and it is so easy to use! You will need to […]

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“Eat to the Beat” Bands line-up for 22nd Epcot Food and Wine Festival

June 26, 2017

“Eat to the Beat” Bands line-up for 22nd Epcot Food and Wine Festival Eleven new-to-the-festival bands, including Kenny G., Squeeze and 10,000 Maniacs, join 21 fan-favorite musical acts for a diverse lineup of pop hit makers to rock America Gardens Theatre stage throughout the festival’s 75-day run. Other new acts to appear are: The Hooters, […]

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