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5 01, 2017

Reasons to Love Port Orleans French Quarter

2016-12-27T11:04:23-05:00

At Walt Disney World you can choose from 5 moderate resorts when choosing on-property accommodations: Caribbean Beach, Coronado Springs, The Cabins at Fort Wilderness, Port Orleans – Riverside, and Port Orleans - French Quarter. Each of these resorts has unique theming and offer a different experience. I’ve had the privilege of staying at 3 of the 5 moderate resorts. Let me share with you the reasons you will love staying at Port Orleans - French Quarter.   Size - It’s [...]

Reasons to Love Port Orleans French Quarter2016-12-27T11:04:23-05:00
3 01, 2017

Updated Walt Disney World Refurbishment Schedule

2017-01-03T14:24:29-05:00

Updated Walt Disney World Refurbishment Schedule as of January 3, 2017 Magic Kingdom® Park The Magic Behind Our Steam Trains Tour Liberty Square Riverboat Walt Disney World Railroad Hall of Presidents 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 Schedule2017-01-03T14:24:29-05:00
3 01, 2017

Chef Mickey’s Brunch

2016-12-27T10:18:45-05:00

Chef Mickey’s is located at Disney’s Contemporary resort, which is on the monorail near the Magic Kingdom theme park. My favorite thing about this buffet is not that you get to see five characters all at once (although that is amazing), but it’s that you get to eat a mixture of breakfast and lunch foods. The prices for the brunch are listed in the below photo, as well as a sampling of some of the foods offered to guests dining [...]

Chef Mickey’s Brunch2016-12-27T10:18:45-05:00
28 12, 2016

My 5 Favorite Things About Aulani, a Disney Resort and Spa

2016-12-02T09:43:04-05:00

Location – This seems obvious, right? Aulani is in Hawaii, so how could it be anything less than fantastic. To me, one of the best things about Aulani, is that it is Ko’Olina. This is on the less touristy, less busy side of Oahu. You’re 27 miles away from Waikiki, 26 miles from North Shore, and 17 miles from Pearl Harbor. This means that you feel very secluded and private, but you’re not far from lot of other activities. Food [...]

My 5 Favorite Things About Aulani, a Disney Resort and Spa2016-12-02T09:43:04-05:00
26 12, 2016

Four Parks in one day: A Disney Challenge!

2016-12-02T09:34:36-05:00

If you've visited Walt Disney World more than once, and are looking for something new and exciting to try for your next trip, I've got the perfect idea for you! All Four Walt Disney World Parks in ONE Day! First, a few caveats: I wouldn't recommend this for your first trip to Disney. If it's your first time, you'll want to enjoy all the fun in each park and take your time experiencing all the special attractions that Disney has [...]

Four Parks in one day: A Disney Challenge!2016-12-02T09:34:36-05:00
23 12, 2016

The Best Hotels at Disney for Infants and Toddlers

2020-05-13T15:22:39-04:00

Last month I posted tips on visiting Disney as an Expectant Mother. This month we fast-forward to taking those sweet babies on a Disney vacation. This is the first in a series of blog posts with some simple tips for traveling to Disney with an infant or young toddler. Today we tackle one the hardest decisions; where to stay. I always recommend staying at a Walt Disney World Resort hotel so that is what this writing will be focused on. [...]

The Best Hotels at Disney for Infants and Toddlers2020-05-13T15:22:39-04:00
21 12, 2016

Updated for 2017: Do You Have What It Takes To Become a Jedi?

2016-12-02T09:20:51-05:00

Just as Ezra met his trials at the Lothal Jedi Temple, so must you at the Mysterious Jedi Temple in Disney’s Hollywood Studios! The Temple is a place where Jedi Masters take their young Padawans to determine if they are ready to become Jedi. Jedi Training is for all Padawans ages 4 through 12 who want to test their skills in the Force under the watchful eye of a Jedi Master! Head over to the stage by Star Tours and [...]

Updated for 2017: Do You Have What It Takes To Become a Jedi?2016-12-02T09:20:51-05:00
19 12, 2016

10 Reasons to Sail on Royal Caribbean’s Oasis Class Ships

2016-12-02T11:46:46-05:00

Have you ever found yourself looking for the perfect family vacation with enough activities for the kids and family but with plenty to do for the adults too? Look no further than the Oasis Class Ships on Royal Caribbean.   The Oasis, Allure and Harmony of the Seas are the largest cruise ships at sea and are a great way to get away and enjoy a great family vacation. I can go on and on about how amazing these ships are [...]

10 Reasons to Sail on Royal Caribbean’s Oasis Class Ships2016-12-02T11:46:46-05:00
16 12, 2016

Updated Walt Disney World Refurbishment Schedule

2016-12-16T16:54:52-05:00

Updated Walt Disney World Refurbishment Schedule as of December 14, 2016 Magic Kingdom® Park The Magic Behind Our Steam Trains Tour Liberty Square Riverboat Walt Disney World Railroad Hall of Presidents 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 Schedule2016-12-16T16:54:52-05:00
16 12, 2016

5 Reasons to Stay at Disney’s Yacht Club Resort

2016-12-02T08:59:05-05:00

There are so many resorts to choose from at Walt Disney World! There are 3 levels of resorts- Value, Moderate, and Deluxe. How do you choose? You have to decide what is important to you and what your budget will allow. I say that if you can make a Deluxe Resort fit into your budget, you should choose one of those. And Disney’s Yacht Club Resort is one of the best choices because of the following 5 reasons: Nautical Theme- [...]

5 Reasons to Stay at Disney’s Yacht Club Resort2016-12-02T08:59:05-05:00
14 12, 2016

Beyond the Autograph Book

2016-12-02T08:49:18-05:00

  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 an entire 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 [...]

Beyond the Autograph Book2016-12-02T08:49:18-05:00
12 12, 2016

What Age Should You Take Your Kids To Disney?

2016-12-02T08:45:07-05:00

  One question that I get asked frequently when discussing Disney vacations is, “What’s a good age to take my kids to Disney?” and I’m here to break down that answer for you. The one thing to remember is all families are different; they vary in size, income, and ages. I know, the idea of taking a newborn, a toddler, a kindergartner, a twelve year old or even a sixteen year old to Disney sounds challenging, but I’m here to [...]

What Age Should You Take Your Kids To Disney?2016-12-02T08:45:07-05:00
9 12, 2016

Saratoga Springs with Kids

2019-12-19T12:49:06-05:00

Saratoga Springs often gets overlooked as a great resort to stay in because it is a couple minutes farther from the parks. In my opinion, there are more pros than cons and what is five more minutes of a drive or bus ride? Here are some reasons why Saratoga Springs is a great place to stay with kids   1.) Pools: There are several pools at Saratoga Springs, but our favorite was the pool in the Paddock section. There is [...]

Saratoga Springs with Kids2019-12-19T12:49:06-05:00
7 12, 2016

Which Good Neighbor Hotel is best for you?

2016-12-02T08:44:10-05:00

Are you traveling to Disneyland or California Adventure theme parks soon and are you trying to find the best place for you to stay? If there are no rooms available at one of the fabulous Disney Hotels: Paradise Pier, Disneyland Hotel, or Californian Grand, then a good neighbor hotel is the next best choice. There are over 40 good neighbor hotels that offer award winning accommodations, complimentary food, secure parking; some also offer free parking, and many offer the convenience [...]

Which Good Neighbor Hotel is best for you?2016-12-02T08:44:10-05:00
5 12, 2016

12 Holiday Activities for Your Winter Disney World Vacation

2020-04-13T15:35:53-04:00

Do you have a holiday vacation planned to Walt Disney World? First, man you are lucky! Secondly make sure to add some of these holiday activities to your tip! Minnie’s Seasonal Dine at Hollywood and Vine! From November 7th until January 6th join Minnie and friends for a festive holiday dinner party. Delicious food and characters in their holiday finery do not disappoint! Holidays Around the World at Epcot! Partake in the food, music, and holiday celebrations of the counties [...]

12 Holiday Activities for Your Winter Disney World Vacation2020-04-13T15:35:53-04:00
1 12, 2016

Holiday Magic at Disney Springs

2016-12-01T08:51:11-05:00

    There is nothing more magical than Walt Disney World during the holiday season! There are so many wonderful things to do and see at the theme parks, it is sure to put you in the holiday spirit. If you are wondering what to do when you are not visiting a park, let me share some of the magical happenings you can enjoy at Disney Springs during this holiday season! First, you must take a stroll through the Christmas [...]

Holiday Magic at Disney Springs2016-12-01T08:51:11-05:00
29 11, 2016

Don’t Make these 5 Fastpass+ mistakes!

2016-11-03T09:04:41-04:00

Fastpasses are a great way to enjoy Walt Disney World at a faster pace without having to stand in as many lines. There are many tips and tricks that will help you know what you SHOULD do with your fastpasses, but here are five things you SHOULDN’T do. Make sure not to make these mistakes on your next vacation! 1.) Not making them at all/soon enough: If you are a guest at a Walt Disney World Resort, you are able [...]

Don’t Make these 5 Fastpass+ mistakes!2016-11-03T09:04:41-04:00
22 11, 2016

Once Upon a Dream…. In Disneyland Paris

2019-05-13T10:31:50-04:00

I felt like Aurora! Disneyland Paris was a beautiful Dream! Tucked just outside the city, Disneyland Paris has two theme parks just waiting to whisk you away into the Magical World of Disney! Disneyland Park and Walt Disney Studios bring the best of Disney’s American parks to Europe with a Parisian Twist! Next year will be their 25th Birthday and you MUST SEE these attractions! Disneyland Park Sleeping Beauty’s Castle At the heart of Fantasyland stands Sleeping Beauty’s Castle! Just [...]

Once Upon a Dream…. In Disneyland Paris2019-05-13T10:31:50-04:00
17 11, 2016

Boatwright’s Dining Hall – A Disney Dining Hidden Gem

2016-10-28T09:45:27-04:00

One of the many great things about staying at Disney’s Port Orleans Riverside resort is the boat to Disney Springs where you will find dozens of dining options. But you don’t have to leave the resort to find one of the hidden gems of Disney dining – Boatwright’s Dining Hall. While most Disney restaurants require advanced reservations you’ll often find availability here on a walk-up basis. Anyone can dine at Boatwright’s but you’ll find it most convenient for those staying [...]

Boatwright’s Dining Hall – A Disney Dining Hidden Gem2016-10-28T09:45:27-04:00
16 11, 2016

Updated Walt Disney World Refurbishment Schedule

2016-11-16T20:55:31-05:00

Updated Walt Disney World Refurbishment Schedule as of November 16, 2016 Magic Kingdom® Park Big Thunder Mountain Railroad Haunted Mansion Splash Mountain Liberty Square Riverboat Walt Disney World Railroad Hall of Presidents 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 [...]

Updated Walt Disney World Refurbishment Schedule2016-11-16T20:55:31-05:00
15 11, 2016

What to Expect When You are Expecting at Disney!

2020-05-13T15:22:38-04:00

Is it worth it to go on a Disney vacation while pregnant? Can you really enjoy it? Will you be able to ride any rides? Expectant mothers often ask me for advice when planning for Disney. Most of their questions and concerns are about what to expect. So, whether you are planning a family vacation or a babymoon; here are some tips if you are an expectant mother (or traveling with one) on a Disney vacation. GO! Get the OK [...]

What to Expect When You are Expecting at Disney!2020-05-13T15:22:38-04:00
10 11, 2016

Planning A Disney Wedding Series – Part One

2016-10-28T09:44:41-04:00

Most of us, or us Disney-fanatic women, have dreamed of a being a Disney bride since we were little girls. That magical picture of our grown up selves in a big, white, puffy dress in front of the Cinderella Castle danced carelessly around our minds. That was until we were actually old enough to learn that weddings are expensive, and the price on a Disney Wedding was probably higher than the average wedding cost. However, I’m here to tell you [...]

Planning A Disney Wedding Series – Part One2016-10-28T09:44:41-04:00
8 11, 2016

Early Morning Magic Hour at Disney’s Hollywood Studios

2016-10-29T14:07:46-04:00

  What is Early Morning Magic Hour? Walt Disney World offers an extra hour in various parks for Disney Resort guests. It’s a perk of paying that little extra to stay at a Disney Resort to get into the Magic Kingdom or one of the other three parks an hour before all the other guests can arrive. Walt Disney World also offers Extra Evening Magic Hours for some parks. But recently, Walt Disney World began offering the opportunity for anyone [...]

Early Morning Magic Hour at Disney’s Hollywood Studios2016-10-29T14:07:46-04:00
3 11, 2016

What Not to Forget When Packing for Disney

2016-11-03T08:39:16-04:00

Your vacation is paid off, your MagicBands have arrived and now it is time to start packing. You don’t want to forget a thing. You’ve read about what clothes to pack, to bring ponchos for those rainy days and not to forget your sunscreen. Here are some things that you may have forgotten to add to your list. Room and Organization Needs: ● Nightlight - With the curtains drawn and lights off, it is really dark in your resort room. [...]

What Not to Forget When Packing for Disney2016-11-03T08:39:16-04:00
2 11, 2016

Updated Walt Disney World Refurbishment Schedule

2016-11-04T12:50:13-04:00

Updated Walt Disney World Refurbishment Schedule as of November 2, 2016 Magic Kingdom® Park Big Thunder Mountain Railroad Haunted Mansion Splash Mountain Liberty Square Riverboat Walt Disney World Railroad Hall of Presidents 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 [...]

Updated Walt Disney World Refurbishment Schedule2016-11-04T12:50:13-04:00
1 11, 2016

Epcot’s Frozen Attractions: The Royal Sommerhus & Frozen Ever After

2016-10-28T09:53:25-04:00

Frozen lovers unite! In early Summer 2016, Walt Disney World opened the much anticipated Royal Sommerhus AND Frozen Ever After attractions. These two Frozen fan must-dos are located in Epcot’s Norway pavilion. The Royal Sommerhus, Princess Anna and Queen Elsa’s summer home, is adorable. The inside of the Royal Sommerhus is decorated with beautiful woodwork and art depicting some of Princess Anna and Queen Elsa’s precious family moments. We were lucky enough to encounter a 20-minute wait during our last [...]

Epcot’s Frozen Attractions: The Royal Sommerhus & Frozen Ever After2016-10-28T09:53:25-04:00
26 10, 2016

Updated Walt Disney World Refurbishment Schedule

2016-10-26T20:00:30-04:00

Updated Walt Disney World Refurbishment Schedule as of October 26, 2016 Magic Kingdom® Park Big Thunder Mountain Railroad Haunted Mansion Splash Mountain Liberty Square Riverboat Walt Disney World Railroad Hall of Presidents 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 [...]

Updated Walt Disney World Refurbishment Schedule2016-10-26T20:00:30-04:00
20 10, 2016

Updated Walt Disney World Refurbishment Schedule

2016-10-20T15:21:05-04:00

Updated Walt Disney World Refurbishment Schedule as of October 19, 2016 Magic Kingdom® Park Swiss Family Treehouse Big Thunder Mountain Railroad Haunted Mansion Splash Mountain Liberty Square Riverboat Walt Disney World Railroad Hall of Presidents 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 [...]

Updated Walt Disney World Refurbishment Schedule2016-10-20T15:21:05-04:00
20 10, 2016

All the Medals!

2016-10-21T11:58:51-04:00

Grabbing All The Medals was a goal I set out to obtain in 2015 when a series of exciting races were announced: runDisney’s Kessel Run Challenge and Castle to Chateau Challenge! If you know me, you know that I’ve been a Big Star Wars Fan since it all began. I saw Star Wars: A New Hope with my Dad at the Joy Theater in New Orleans. Unlike the Joy Theater, which was destroyed in Katrina, our memories of seeing that [...]

All the Medals!2016-10-21T11:58:51-04:00
18 10, 2016

Baby’s 1st Haircut at Magic Kingdom!

2020-05-13T15:22:37-04:00

I am always looking for something new to include in each of my own Disney vacations. Now that I am a mom, I have a whole new list of experiences on my Disney “bucket list” and this experience has been on my list long before I became a mom. It’s been so fun to see Disney through my daughter’s eyes and include her in our trip planning. She has been in need of a haircut for quite some time so [...]

Baby’s 1st Haircut at Magic Kingdom!2020-05-13T15:22:37-04:00
14 10, 2016

Updated Walt Disney World Refurbishment Schedule

2016-10-14T08:00:44-04:00

Updated Walt Disney World Refurbishment Schedule as of October 12, 2016 Magic Kingdom® Park Swiss Family Treehouse Big Thunder Mountain Railroad Haunted Mansion Splash Mountain Liberty Square Riverboat Walt Disney World Railroad Hall of Presidents 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 [...]

Updated Walt Disney World Refurbishment Schedule2016-10-14T08:00:44-04:00
13 10, 2016

Minnie’s Halloween Dine

2016-09-27T12:21:57-04:00

Are you looking for a little Halloween fun for your next Disney trip? Make sure to add Minnie's Halloween Dine to your fall bucket list! The Hollywood and Vine restaurant at Disney’s Hollywood Studios hosts this special seasonal character dining experience from September 12 until November 6th. Join Minnie and friends for a frightfully fun and festive buffet dinner party. The cost for Minnie's Halloween dine is $46.99 for adults and $27.99 for kids plus taxes and gratuity or 1 [...]

Minnie’s Halloween Dine2016-09-27T12:21:57-04:00
11 10, 2016

8 Things to do on a Port Day with Disney Cruise Line

2019-12-19T12:52:19-05:00

Everyone assumes that on a port day, you should get off the ship for as long as you can. While I do recommend getting off at least for a few minutes to put your feet on steady ground, there are certain ports where we would much rather stay onboard and enjoy an “empty” ship. Not to mention most things on the ship you have already paid for! Here are my eight best tips for things to do on those days. [...]

8 Things to do on a Port Day with Disney Cruise Line2019-12-19T12:52:19-05:00
10 10, 2016

Updated Walt Disney World Refurbishment Schedule

2016-10-10T14:41:07-04:00

Updated Walt Disney World Refurbishment Schedule as of October 10, 2016 Magic Kingdom® Park Swiss Family Treehouse Big Thunder Mountain Railroad Haunted Mansion Splash Mountain Liberty Square Riverboat Walt Disney World Railroad Hall of Presidents 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 [...]

Updated Walt Disney World Refurbishment Schedule2016-10-10T14:41:07-04:00
7 10, 2016

Updated Walt Disney World Refurbishment Schedule

2016-10-07T12:03:21-04:00

Updated Walt Disney World Refurbishment Schedule as of October 7, 2016 Magic Kingdom® Park Big Thunder Mountain Railroad Haunted Mansion Splash Mountain Liberty Square Riverboat Walt Disney World Railroad Hall of Presidents 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 [...]

Updated Walt Disney World Refurbishment Schedule2016-10-07T12:03:21-04:00
6 10, 2016

Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel and Spa: A First Timer’s Guide

2016-10-06T08:08:25-04:00

  So, you’ve decided to go to Disneyland with your family and you’re trying to select the right hotel for you. Your travel agent (that’s me, Jeri May) sends you pricing for several different hotels and the most expensive one on the list is Disney’s Grand Californian. Why would you choose the most expensive property on the list? I recently decided to splurge and stay at the Grand Californian and I’m so glad I did! Here are five reasons why [...]

Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel and Spa: A First Timer’s Guide2016-10-06T08:08:25-04:00
5 10, 2016

Save up to 25% on Rooms at select Disney World Hotels this Winter

2016-10-05T11:30:45-04:00

Save up to 25% on Rooms at select Disney World Hotels this Winter! You can save up to 25%* on rooms at select Walt Disney World® Resort hotels for stays most nights Dec. 15 - 23, 2016 and Jan. 1 - April 8, 2017 when they book Oct. 3 - Dec. 21, 2016. Booking Window: Oct. 3 - Dec. 21, 2016 Travel Window: Dec. 15 - 23, 2016 and Jan. 1 - April 8, 2017 Full List of Disney Resort Hotel Exclusions: [...]

Save up to 25% on Rooms at select Disney World Hotels this Winter2016-10-05T11:30:45-04:00
4 10, 2016

A Preview of Adventures by Disney “Southern California Backstage Magic”

2016-09-27T09:05:27-04:00

Adventures by Disney is an amazing way to see the world with a Disney difference. Your tour will have two Adventure Guides take you into VIP access areas and to private events and cultural experiences that only the Disney name can unlock. Also included with your Adventure are most meals, admission fees to attractions, transportation within the vacation, and luggage service when changing hotel accommodations. The accommodations are all selected by Disney to give you the best experience available, and [...]

A Preview of Adventures by Disney “Southern California Backstage Magic”2016-09-27T09:05:27-04:00
30 09, 2016

Updated Walt Disney World Refurbishment Schedule

2016-09-30T11:18:34-04:00

Updated Walt Disney World Refurbishment Schedule as of September 28, 2016 Magic Kingdom® Park Swiss Family Treehouse Big Thunder Mountain Railroad Liberty Square Riverboat Walt Disney World Railroad Hall of Presidents Jul.6 - Sep. 29, 2016 Aug. 8 - Nov. 18, 2016 Jan. 3 - 12, 2017 Jan. 9 - Feb. 16, 2017 Jan. 17 - Jun. 29, 2017 Epcot None Disney’s Hollywood Studios Pizza Planet Rock N Roller Coaster Jan. 19 - Late 2016 Oct. 27 - Nov. 9, [...]

Updated Walt Disney World Refurbishment Schedule2016-09-30T11:18:34-04:00
29 09, 2016

Halloween at Tokyo Disneyland Resort

2016-09-27T09:41:53-04:00

Halloween at any Disney theme park is an exciting time, and fun for the entire family. But if you're willing and able to travel to Japan, you're in for a very special treat! Halloween has only been celebrated here for the past twenty years or so, but the people have really embraced the holiday in a big way. I visited there during September, and had an amazing time! I wanted to share with you: 5 Fantastic Things about Halloween at [...]

Halloween at Tokyo Disneyland Resort2016-09-27T09:41:53-04:00
27 09, 2016

10 Halloween Activities for Your Fall Disney World Vacation

2020-04-13T15:35:52-04:00

The fall is my absolute favorite time to visit Walt Disney World. The decor, the seasonal treats, and the Halloween fun are the BEST! Which of these will you be adding to your Disney Halloween must-do list? Minnie's Seasonal Dine at Hollywood and Vine! From September 12th until November 6th join Minnie and friends for a frightfully festive Halloween dinner party. Delicious food and fun character costumes will not disappoint! Club Villain! Sunset Showcase proudly presents this special ticketed event [...]

10 Halloween Activities for Your Fall Disney World Vacation2020-04-13T15:35:52-04:00
22 09, 2016

Universal Islands of Adventure Jurassic Park

2016-09-19T09:18:56-04:00

At Universal’s Islands of Adventure theme park, you’ll find thrills of all kinds from superheroes to the Wizarding World, and even the prehistoric variety. In Jurassic Park, you can come face to face with the dinosaurs, just as John Hammond intended. When you enter through the gates at Jurassic Park, the movie’s iconic theme song will immediately be playing in your head. You’ll wonder how Universal transported everything from that mysterious island to southern Florida! One of the more interactive [...]

Universal Islands of Adventure Jurassic Park2016-09-19T09:18:56-04:00
20 09, 2016

5 Hip Reasons to Stay at the Hard Rock Hotel, Universal Orlando

2016-09-19T09:17:38-04:00

Hip Hotels help create a truly memorable, unique experience for the traveler. And the Hard Rock Hotel at Universal Orlando is the Hippest Hotel that Universal has to offer! Here are my Top 5 Hits of the Hard Rock Hotel that will keep you coming back! The Atmosphere The rock-and-roll theme envelopes you from the minute you step into the lobby! Throughout the hotel, the furnishings, music, bathrooms, and memorabilia create a truly unique place to stay. The Pool With [...]

5 Hip Reasons to Stay at the Hard Rock Hotel, Universal Orlando2016-09-19T09:17:38-04:00
19 09, 2016

Updated Walt Disney World Refurbishment Schedule

2016-09-19T22:30:53-04:00

Updated Walt Disney World Refurbishment Schedule as of September 19, 2016 Magic Kingdom® Park Swiss Family Treehouse Big Thunder Mountain Railroad Jul.6 - Sep. 29, 2016 Aug. 8 - Nov. 18, 2016 Epcot None Disney’s Hollywood Studios Pizza Planet Rock N Roller Coaster Jan. 19 - Late 2016 Oct. 27 - Nov. 9, 2016 Disney’s Animal Kingdom Park Dinosaur DINO Institute Shop Jul. 25 - Oct. 16, 2016 Jul. 25 - Oct. 16, 2016 Disney’s Blizzard Beach Water Park Annual [...]

Updated Walt Disney World Refurbishment Schedule2016-09-19T22:30:53-04:00
15 09, 2016

Disney Resorts: Old Key West vs. Saratoga Springs

2020-05-13T15:22:36-04:00

Disney’s Old Key West and Saratoga Springs Resorts There are 2 Resorts at Walt Disney World that often have last minute availability AND are cheaper per night than most other Deluxe Resorts. I get a lot of questions about these properties so here are some basic pros and cons about each. The bottom line: These are great options for large families, last minute travelers, and/or those wishing for a slower, relaxing Disney Vacation. Old Key West is the very first [...]

Disney Resorts: Old Key West vs. Saratoga Springs2020-05-13T15:22:36-04:00
13 09, 2016

5 Tips for Arrival Day at Walt Disney World

2016-08-25T14:29:36-04:00

For most travelers, your arrival time to Walt Disney World will not be first thing in the morning. Depending on where you are traveling from, you may arrive around lunch, or sometimes in the afternoon. I know you may be ready to start your vacation and ride some rides, but hang tight! If you are traveling with kids who have had to sit still for hours, the last thing they will want to do is stand in long afternoon lines [...]

5 Tips for Arrival Day at Walt Disney World2016-08-25T14:29:36-04:00
8 09, 2016

Frozen Pre-Show Package Will Melt Your Heart!

2016-08-25T14:03:28-04:00

  There’s a show at Disneyland California Adventure that will melt your frozen heart! It’s Frozen Live at the Hyperion Theater! This new show will dazzle you with its’ retelling of Disney’s newest classic movie. The costumes and the characters and the set are like nothing you’ve ever seen. Anna and Elsa fans will fall in love with this stage production. Without giving too much away about the show (because it’s amazing, an absolute must see!), I’m going to share [...]

Frozen Pre-Show Package Will Melt Your Heart!2016-08-25T14:03:28-04:00
6 09, 2016

10 Tips for Your First Disney World Vacation

2016-09-06T08:57:43-04:00

  Planning your first trip to Walt Disney World can be overwhelming. I remember feeling that way when we decided to take our family for the first time. I had been there before, but so much had changed and bringing my kids would make it a whole new experience. Here are 10 tips that will help when you begin planning and ensure you will get the most out of your first vacation. Stay in a Disney Resort Hotel. When it’s [...]

10 Tips for Your First Disney World Vacation2016-09-06T08:57:43-04:00
1 09, 2016

Four Classic Not To Be Missed Shows at the Magic Kingdom

2016-08-25T13:39:16-04:00

  Whether it’s your first or hundred and first visit to the Magic Kingdom you can’t overestimate how much walking is involved. At some point in the day you will need to rest and, especially in the summer months, find a nice place to cool off. I have four perfect locations where you can do just that and they are home to the classic shows of the Magic Kingdom. Each has something that appeals to every age as well as [...]

Four Classic Not To Be Missed Shows at the Magic Kingdom2016-08-25T13:39:16-04:00
30 08, 2016

5 Overlooked Experiences at Walt Disney World

2019-05-29T14:02:07-04:00

Some attractions and experiences at the Walt Disney World Resort are just a given… dining with the princesses at Cinderella’s Royal Table, going to Town Square Theater to meet Mickey Mouse, and grab Fast Passes for the more popular attractions. But what are some of the more overlooked experiences that you can take part in while on vacation at Disney World? Let’s talk about a few of my favorites! Walt Disney’s Carousel of Progress (Magic Kingdom – Tomorrowland) This is [...]

5 Overlooked Experiences at Walt Disney World2019-05-29T14:02:07-04:00
25 08, 2016

Updated Walt Disney World Refurbishment Schedule

2016-08-25T19:56:00-04:00

Updated Walt Disney World Refurbishment Schedule as of August 25, 2016 Magic Kingdom® Park 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. Now through Summer 2016 Swiss Family Treehouse Big Thunder Mountain Railroad "it's a [...]

Updated Walt Disney World Refurbishment Schedule2016-08-25T19:56:00-04:00
25 08, 2016

5 Reasons to Stay at Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort

2016-07-26T10:30:16-04:00

When choosing a resort for your Disney vacation, it's important to get one that's just right for your family's needs. I'd like to give you 5 Reasons to choose Disney's Coronado Springs Resort for your next stay! The Basics: This is one of Disney's Moderate Resorts, with a Spanish Colonial Mexican theme. It's a very large resort, with its own conference center, but it's great for families too. There are multiple bus stops, so you won't have to walk too [...]

5 Reasons to Stay at Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort2016-07-26T10:30:16-04:00
23 08, 2016

Minnie’s Seasonal Dining at Hollywood & Vine

2016-07-26T10:25:51-04:00

Hollywood & Vine has long been home to the Disney Junior characters at breakfast and lunch. But you can now join Minnie and friends in a fun, festive, themed dinner buffet! Hollywood & Vine is a buffet celebrating the bounty of California. The menu includes lots of salads, fresh vegetables, savory meat dishes and more. The kid’s favorite part will likely be the dessert bar featuring a make your own sundae station and a chocolate fountain. Minnie now hosts friends in [...]

Minnie’s Seasonal Dining at Hollywood & Vine2016-07-26T10:25:51-04:00
19 08, 2016

Tips For Planning a Disney Vacation for Toddlers & Teenagers

2016-07-26T10:11:06-04:00

We all know that there is something at Disney for EVERYONE. This being said how do you plan a Disney trip that will please BOTH your toddlers and teenagers? It will be EASY to please your toddlers, BUT your teenagers? They will be a little harder to please, not because there aren’t things that they will like, BUT it’s more about the fact that when you travel with toddlers the pace is just… SLOWER. Here are some tips to help [...]

Tips For Planning a Disney Vacation for Toddlers & Teenagers2016-07-26T10:11:06-04:00
17 08, 2016

Updated Walt Disney World Refurbishment Schedule

2016-08-17T10:54:44-04:00

Updated Walt Disney World Refurbishment Schedule as of August 16, 2016 Magic Kingdom® Park 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. Now through Summer 2016 Swiss Family Treehouse Big Thunder Mountain Railroad "it's a [...]

Updated Walt Disney World Refurbishment Schedule2016-08-17T10:54:44-04:00
16 08, 2016

Universal for Families of All Ages: The Wizarding World of Harry Potter

2016-08-19T07:03:37-04:00

  Families are made of up of little ones, teens, tweens, and grandparents, and usually you go your separate ways once inside Universal. And as far as the Wizarding Worlds of Harry Potter, the little ones can't ride most of the attractions, and the teens aren't interested in the Flight of the Hippogriff. However, there are attractions in both Diagon Alley and Hogsmeade where everyone can come together and enjoy the wonder of the Wizarding World! So, here are my [...]

Universal for Families of All Ages: The Wizarding World of Harry Potter2016-08-19T07:03:37-04:00
11 08, 2016

Extending the Magic, The Advantages of Bouncing Back to Disney World

2016-07-26T09:58:52-04:00

Are you a self-professed Disney World junkie that is planning your next trip before your current trip ends or maybe a newbie that is addicted during your first visit and already planning to come back? Well you are in luck, did you know that Disney offers to book your next trip WITH a discount before you even leave? Yes, this really is as good as it seems and I’ve included the details below just make sure you do this before [...]

Extending the Magic, The Advantages of Bouncing Back to Disney World2016-07-26T09:58:52-04:00
10 08, 2016

Updated Walt Disney World Refurbishment Schedule

2016-08-10T10:27:24-04:00

Updated Walt Disney World Refurbishment Schedule as of August 10, 2016 Magic Kingdom® Park 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. Now through Summer 2016 Swiss Family Treehouse Big Thunder Mountain Railroad "it's a [...]

Updated Walt Disney World Refurbishment Schedule2016-08-10T10:27:24-04:00
9 08, 2016

6 Tips for Keeping Your Kids Safe at Disney Parks

2019-05-29T14:02:18-04:00

While we would all like to think that nothing bad could ever happen to us or our children on vacation to the happiest place on earth, unfortunately that is not the reality of the world we live in. Even in Disney, it is not safe to let your guard down or let your children wander far from you. Some parks and days can be extremely crowded and busy, so try these tips for making sure your kids stay safe while [...]

6 Tips for Keeping Your Kids Safe at Disney Parks2019-05-29T14:02:18-04:00
4 08, 2016

Updated Walt Disney World Refurbishment Schedule

2016-08-04T12:43:03-04:00

Updated Walt Disney World Refurbishment Schedule as of August 4, 2016 Magic Kingdom® Park 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. Now through Summer 2016 Swiss Family Treehouse Liberty Square Riverboat Big Thunder Mountain [...]

Updated Walt Disney World Refurbishment Schedule2016-08-04T12:43:03-04:00
4 08, 2016

How (and When) to use Rider Switch at Walt Disney World

2020-05-13T15:22:07-04:00

There have been some changes made to the Rider Switch Service since the writing of this blog. Please see the updated info as of July 2018 here. 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. If guests in your party can’t or don’t want to board an attraction, you don’t have to miss out! If a child does [...]

How (and When) to use Rider Switch at Walt Disney World2020-05-13T15:22:07-04:00
3 08, 2016

Disney Florida Resident Passholders

2016-08-02T18:24:26-04:00

My family has been Disney Florida resident passholders since 2002. We live two hours south of Walt Disney World and try to go as often as we can. Florida Residents have 6 options when it comes to annual passes; Platinum Plus, Platinum, Gold, Silver, Weekday Select, and The Epcot after 4 Pass. My family chose The Silver Pass, which is blocked out during the busiest times of the year, because we prefer to go during the off season. With so many [...]

Disney Florida Resident Passholders2016-08-02T18:24:26-04:00
2 08, 2016

Universal’s Flight of the Hippogriff: Ride it or skip it?

2016-08-02T09:50:19-04:00

  I’m a wimp when it comes to roller coasters. Let’s just get that out there. I’m not quite sure why I’ve always avoided them. I don’t remember getting sick following a ride in my childhood. I’ve just always avoided them. I’ve watched videos of rollercoaster rides and that alone puts a pit in my stomach. SO. I. SIMPLY. DON’T. RIDE. THEM. While this seems to bother my family and friends, it’s never bothered me. Until recently. I had the [...]

Universal’s Flight of the Hippogriff: Ride it or skip it?2016-08-02T09:50:19-04:00
29 07, 2016

Planning the Ultimate Girls Trip to Disney World

2019-05-29T14:02:03-04:00

This past February, my mom and I took an extra long weekend trip to Disney World to participate in RunDisney’s Princess Half Marathon Weekend. This was SUCH a fun trip – not only because of the race activities throughout the weekend, but because it was a trip for just us gals! Planning a trip for just your girlfriends is way different than planning for a family with kiddos, so with my tips – it’ll be smooth sailing when planning your [...]

Planning the Ultimate Girls Trip to Disney World2019-05-29T14:02:03-04:00
27 07, 2016

Cinematic Spectacular Dining at Universal Orlando

2016-07-05T12:24:53-04:00

    Universal Orlando is all about the movies. From family favorites like ‘Despicable Me’ and ‘Shrek’ to action movies like the ‘Terminator’ and ‘Mummy’ films to comedies like the ‘Men in Black’ movies and the ‘Simpsons’ movie, there is a part of Universal that celebrates them all. The daily culmination of this celebration is the nighttime show, Cinematic Spectacular. The Cinematic Spectacular is a phenomenal show that takes place on walls of water in the middle of the lagoon [...]

Cinematic Spectacular Dining at Universal Orlando2016-07-05T12:24:53-04:00
26 07, 2016

Updated Walt Disney World Refurbishment Schedule

2016-07-26T17:36:07-04:00

Updated Walt Disney World Refurbishment Schedule as of July 26, 2016 Magic Kingdom® Park 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. Now through Summer 2016 Swiss Family Treehouse Walt Disney's Carousel of Progress Liberty [...]

Updated Walt Disney World Refurbishment Schedule2016-07-26T17:36:07-04:00
26 07, 2016

Five Classic Must Do Magic Kingdom Attractions

2016-07-05T12:18:37-04:00

The Magic Kingdom is the heart and soul of Walt Disney World. This is where you can rocket through space, hop on the Wildest Ride in the Wilderness and splash 13 stories down into a Briar Patch. You can spin on tea cups, ride a mine train to see the Seven Dwarfs and fire laser guns to defeat the evil Emperor Zurg. As fun as all of that is, there are a few quieter attractions here that you’ll want to [...]

Five Classic Must Do Magic Kingdom Attractions2016-07-05T12:18:37-04:00
25 07, 2016

10 Tips for Your Next Road Trip with Preschoolers

2016-07-25T17:36:24-04:00

  We recently drove 14 hours to Myrtle Beach for some fun in the sun. Yes… we drove… with two preschoolers… No… we are NOT crazy. Well, maybe just a little. Driving instead of flying, especially for a larger family can really save money! These tips will definitely come in handy in upcoming years when we finally attempt to drive to Disney! Drive at night! Leave a couple hours before dinner and drive through the night! With a little luck [...]

10 Tips for Your Next Road Trip with Preschoolers2016-07-25T17:36:24-04:00
21 07, 2016

Tips for Flying with an Infant

2020-05-13T15:22:35-04:00

Traveling with an infant can seem overwhelming if you have never done it before. However, it doesn’t have to be miserable. I recently traveled to China with my 9 month old. The trip included 6 different flights and 5 different cities within one month - and I survived! My motto is: prepare for the worst but hope for the best! I did a lot of research before boarding a plane with my 9 month old. Even cancelled flights and a [...]

Tips for Flying with an Infant2020-05-13T15:22:35-04:00
19 07, 2016

Walt Disney World Dining Plan Magic!

2016-06-28T12:53:39-04:00

Since I live in the Western United States, we go to Disneyland much more often than we go to Walt Disney World. However, we recently had opportunity to go to Walt Disney World in Florida and to use the Disney Dining Plan. I was skeptical before the trip, but now I’m convinced that the Disney Dining Plans at Walt Disney World are easy to use, easy on the family budget, and add to the magic and fun! The 3 most [...]

Walt Disney World Dining Plan Magic!2016-06-28T12:53:39-04:00
18 07, 2016

Updated Walt Disney World Refurbishment Schedule

2016-07-18T17:38:00-04:00

Updated Walt Disney World Refurbishment Schedule as of July 16, 2016 Magic Kingdom® Park 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. Now through Summer 2016 Swiss Family Treehouse Walt Disney's Carousel of Progress Liberty [...]

Updated Walt Disney World Refurbishment Schedule2016-07-18T17:38:00-04:00
14 07, 2016

10 Things for Kids Under 10 at Universal Orlando

2016-06-28T12:32:54-04:00

Heading to Universal Orlando? Wondering if there will be things to do for your Younger Ones? Never Fear – Everyone in your family can have an Epic Adventure at Universal Orlando! Universal Orlando has great themed playgrounds, requires less planning, has close, on-site resorts that are quickly accessed for those afternoon naps, and provides compact parks - so less walking! If you are looking for specific attractions for those 38” or under, here are my top 10 Things for Kids [...]

10 Things for Kids Under 10 at Universal Orlando2016-06-28T12:32:54-04:00
12 07, 2016

5 Reasons to Cruise with Norwegian Cruise Line

2016-06-28T12:45:34-04:00

Norwegian Cruise Line is an incredible cruise line and strives to have you cruise again and again with them. They are not only renovating all their fleets, they have gone above and beyond on every aspect of their cruises from expanding their cruise destinations and port stops to bringing the absolute finest features and details to every aspect of every cruise. They want their cruise line to be the best and they sincerely want their clients to come back and [...]

5 Reasons to Cruise with Norwegian Cruise Line2016-06-28T12:45:34-04:00
9 07, 2016

8 Tips to Keep Your Feet Happy at Disney

2016-06-28T12:23:56-04:00

You've spent months dreaming and planning your Walt Disney World vacation. You want to do and see it all. With 4 theme parks, 2 water parks and Disney Springs, you will be doing a lot of walking. The average guest can easily walk 10 miles a day! My feet are tired just thinking about it! Here are 8 tips to help you go the distance and keep your feet happy at Walt Disney World. Good Walking Shoes – Choose a [...]

8 Tips to Keep Your Feet Happy at Disney2016-06-28T12:23:56-04:00
5 07, 2016

Tips for Beating the Crowds at Walt Disney World

2016-06-28T12:46:09-04:00

No one enjoys standing in a line. In particular, children do not enjoy standing in lines. Especially when it’s hot outside as it is most of the year in Orlando, Florida. It is a given that there will be a certain amount of waiting throughout your vacation for attractions, but there are a few tips and tricks to help minimize your wait time and maximize your ride time! 1.) Get up Early: I know I know, it’s vacation and who [...]

Tips for Beating the Crowds at Walt Disney World2016-06-28T12:46:09-04:00
28 06, 2016

Relaxing at Aulani, a Disney Resort and Spa

2016-05-26T10:26:39-04:00

  The spas at Aulani are luxurious and serene, as you’d probably expect, but there are a few things that make the spas at Aulani completely unique. The Laniwai Spa offers massage therapies, herbal body remedies, facials and more. They also have special treatments just for men, couples treatments and even family treatments. Family treatments include a special treatment for mom, dad, and baby as well as specialized treatments for expecting mothers and new moms. One of the best features [...]

Relaxing at Aulani, a Disney Resort and Spa2016-05-26T10:26:39-04:00
24 06, 2016

Updated Walt Disney World Refurbishment Schedule

2016-06-24T09:35:50-04:00

Updated Walt Disney World Refurbishment Schedule as of June 24, 2016 Magic Kingdom® Park 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. Now through June 2016 Swiss Family Treehouse Walt Disney's Carousel of Progress Liberty [...]

Updated Walt Disney World Refurbishment Schedule2016-06-24T09:35:50-04:00
23 06, 2016

What’s New at Universal – Summer 2016

2016-05-26T10:20:55-04:00

Summer 2016 is going to be Epic at Universal Orlando Resort! And here's why! The long awaited return of King Kong! Kongfrontation was an original attraction at the park when it opened it 1990. This main attraction in the park's New York section, was amazing and state-of-the-art for the time. That ride closed in 2002, and we've been waiting for a new King Kong ever since! And now the wait is over! Skull Island: The Rein of Kong will be [...]

What’s New at Universal – Summer 20162016-05-26T10:20:55-04:00
21 06, 2016

Best Restaurants for a First Time Visitor

2019-05-29T14:02:06-04:00

  With 100+ restaurants on the Walt Disney World property, a first time visitor can get overwhelmed with all of the options! As a fan of Disney dining, I have a few tried and true restaurants that I suggest to all first time visitors! Chef Mickey’s Here you can dine with Mickey and the gang – including Minnie, Donald, Goofy and Pluto! I’m not huge on buffets, but I really enjoy this one! Available meal times are breakfast, brunch and [...]

Best Restaurants for a First Time Visitor2019-05-29T14:02:06-04:00
20 06, 2016

Updated Walt Disney World Refurbishment Schedule

2016-06-20T11:18:05-04:00

Updated Walt Disney World Refurbishment Schedule as of June 20, 2016 Magic Kingdom® Park 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. Now through June 2016 Swiss Family Treehouse Walt Disney's Carousel of Progress Liberty [...]

Updated Walt Disney World Refurbishment Schedule2016-06-20T11:18:05-04:00
16 06, 2016

7 Tips For Making Your Disney Dining Reservations

2016-05-26T10:10:11-04:00

  Dining reservations at popular Walt Disney World restaurants can be difficult to get. Check out the following tips to make your dining reservation experience less stressful and faster. Be prepared to make your dining reservations at 6 a.m., 180 days before your arrival date, via your mydisneyexperience.com account. You can also call Disney to make your dining reservations, BUT the lines don’t open until 7! Early bird gets the worm! Even at 180 days before, many of the more [...]

7 Tips For Making Your Disney Dining Reservations2016-05-26T10:10:11-04:00
14 06, 2016

The Magic of Harry Potter at Universal Orlando Resort

2016-05-26T10:05:35-04:00

  Every time I mention Universal Orlando to a friend or a client, the first thing they say is, “I really want to see the Harry Potter attractions!” As a very Muggle-like Muggle, I had never read any of the Harry Potter books or seen any of the movies until recently. When I found out that I would have the opportunity to go to Universal Orlando for a tour just for travel agents, I decided that I had better read [...]

The Magic of Harry Potter at Universal Orlando Resort2016-05-26T10:05:35-04:00
9 06, 2016

Three things you should know about Disney’s Port Orleans Resort – Riverside

2016-05-26T10:00:16-04:00

When you're choosing a Disney Resort Hotel for your family, there are so many choices, it can be a little overwhelming! It can be difficult to narrow them down, so I want to give you some information that will help you. Here are three things you should consider about Disney's Port Orleans Resort-Riverside: The first thing to know is the Atmosphere of the Resort: At the end of a long day in the Disney Theme Parks, it's likely that the [...]

Three things you should know about Disney’s Port Orleans Resort – Riverside2016-05-26T10:00:16-04:00
7 06, 2016

Will I be Hungry on my Disney Cruise?

2016-05-26T09:41:57-04:00

If there is one thing that is certain, it is that you won’t go hungry on a Disney Cruise Line cruise. There is literally food all around you, available 24 hours a day. In this post, I will touch on a few of the different options you have on your cruise just to give you an idea! First of all, there is a buffet that is open for breakfast and lunch, and also is the location for a casual dinner [...]

Will I be Hungry on my Disney Cruise?2016-05-26T09:41:57-04:00
2 06, 2016

Shopping at Walt Disney World: 5 Tips from a Disney Shopaholic

2020-05-13T15:22:34-04:00

I admit it: I am a shopaholic - but only at Disney. There is just something about finding the best, most unique Disney item that I cannot resist. Part of my planning for each trip involves shopping and discovering new items for sale throughout Walt Disney World. So, I thought I’d share some shopping tips I have picked up over the years. Location, Location, Location Disney gift shops are not created equal. If you see something you love, buy it. [...]

Shopping at Walt Disney World: 5 Tips from a Disney Shopaholic2020-05-13T15:22:34-04:00
31 05, 2016

Five Reasons to Visit the Enchanted Tiki Room

2016-04-28T10:05:26-04:00

  The Enchanted Tiki Room is located in Adventureland at both Disneyland and Walt Disney World. This show is one of the all-time classics and was the first attraction to use audio-animatronics when it first opened on June 23, 1963 at Disneyland. It is believed that Walt Disney had a mechanical bird in a cage at his Burbank office, which was the inspiration behind creating this attraction. If these facts do not already have you running to see this mesmerizing [...]

Five Reasons to Visit the Enchanted Tiki Room2016-04-28T10:05:26-04:00
26 05, 2016

Cruising Disney Cruise Lines with Young Children

2016-04-28T09:51:05-04:00

It’s no secret that Disney knows families. So what’s the perfect family cruise? A Disney Cruise of course! With 4 ships and itineraries all over the globe, adventure is just around the corner! If you have a younger child, you may not be sure if a Disney Cruise is for you. Here are some wonderful things about cruising with young children on Disney Cruise Lines. All Disney Cruise ships have complimentary drop-off youth programs for children ages 3-12, who are [...]

Cruising Disney Cruise Lines with Young Children2016-04-28T09:51:05-04:00
24 05, 2016

Updated Walt Disney World Refurbishment Schedule

2016-05-24T12:16:19-04:00

Updated Walt Disney World Refurbishment Schedule as of May 23, 2016 Magic Kingdom® Park 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. Now through June 2016 Swiss Family Treehouse Liberty Square Riverboat Big Thunder Mountain [...]

Updated Walt Disney World Refurbishment Schedule2016-05-24T12:16:19-04:00
24 05, 2016

Chip n’ Dale Critter Breakfast at Storytellers Cafe

2016-04-28T09:44:14-04:00

    Going to Disneyland anytime soon? If so, you HAVE to give Chip n’ Dale’s Critter Breakfast at Storytellers Café a shot! Storytellers Café is located inside Disneyland’s Grand Californian Resort and Spa. You can enter via the hotel’s main entrance, Downtown Disney, or by the private entrance from California Adventure. The setting and the theme of Storytellers is quite impressive. It has two large dining areas that are connected by the buffet area. Storytellers Café keeps in line [...]

Chip n’ Dale Critter Breakfast at Storytellers Cafe2016-04-28T09:44:14-04:00
23 05, 2016

Updated Walt Disney World Refurbishment Schedule

2016-05-23T11:41:33-04:00

Updated Walt Disney World Refurbishment Schedule as of May 22, 2016 Magic Kingdom® Park 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. Now through June 2016 Swiss Family Treehouse Liberty Square Riverboat Jul.6 - Sep. [...]

Updated Walt Disney World Refurbishment Schedule2016-05-23T11:41:33-04:00
19 05, 2016

5 Reasons to Watch Festival of the Lion King

2016-05-19T11:58:05-04:00

The Festival of the Lion King is a 30 minute, action packed show fun for all ages at Disney’s Animal Kingdom theme park. While there are a lot of attractions that may divide your time while visiting this park, be sure not to miss the Festival of the Lion King. Here are five reasons why: New location: It wasn’t that long ago that the show packed up, and took up new residence in the Harambe Theater in Africa. This new [...]

5 Reasons to Watch Festival of the Lion King2016-05-19T11:58:05-04:00
18 05, 2016

Updated Walt Disney World Refurbishment Schedule

2016-05-18T13:41:36-04:00

Updated Walt Disney World Refurbishment Schedule as of May 18, 2016 Magic Kingdom® Park 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. Now through June 2016 Swiss Family Treehouse Liberty Square Riverboat Jul.6 - Sep. [...]

Updated Walt Disney World Refurbishment Schedule2016-05-18T13:41:36-04:00
17 05, 2016

Beat the Heat at Walt Disney World

2016-05-17T09:30:41-04:00

  Summer time in Florida is hot. There’s just no way around it. But it’s also a very popular time to visit Walt Disney World so I’m here to give you some tips on how to beat the heat when visiting the Most Magical Place on Earth in the summer months. Disney has two water parks, Typhoon Lagoon and Blizzard Beach. These can be added on to your park tickets to allow entrance to both during your stay. The parks [...]

Beat the Heat at Walt Disney World2016-05-17T09:30:41-04:00
13 05, 2016

Updated Walt Disney World Refurbishment Schedule

2016-05-13T12:07:20-04:00

Updated Walt Disney World Refurbishment Schedule as of May 13, 2016 Magic Kingdom® Park 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. Now through June 2016 Epcot Soarin' Stave Church Gallery House of the Whispering [...]

Updated Walt Disney World Refurbishment Schedule2016-05-13T12:07:20-04:00
13 05, 2016

Whispering Canyon Café, where good food meets a rootin’ tootin’ good time.

2016-05-01T17:20:23-04:00

Does your family like to cut up and have good time all the while enjoying a delicious meal? Well, Disney World has the perfect restaurant that you need to try on your next visit, Whispering Canyon Café. Located at Disney’s Wilderness Lodge Resort, this unique eatery serves belly laughs by the dozen complete with tears by gallon for breakfast, lunch and dinner. I do need to add a disclaimer that if you have a shy member of your family this [...]

Whispering Canyon Café, where good food meets a rootin’ tootin’ good time.2016-05-01T17:20:23-04:00
11 05, 2016

Hoop Dee Doo Revue – Frequently Asked Questions

2016-05-01T17:17:33-04:00

The Hoop Dee Doo Revue is a must see Dinner Show while visiting Walt Disney World! It’s a musical, vaudeville style show featuring lovable characters:  Claire de Lune, Johnny Ringo, Dolly Drew, Six Bits Slocum, Flora Long and Jim Handy! They sing, dance and joke their way right into your heart! These larger-than-life characters directly interact with the audience and even involve “volunteers” in the final performance of the night!   It’s a great way to relax and leave the business [...]

Hoop Dee Doo Revue – Frequently Asked Questions2016-05-01T17:17:33-04:00
9 05, 2016

3 Great Things About Minnie and Friends Breakfast at Disneyland’s Plaza Inn

2016-05-01T17:17:06-04:00

There are three great things about eating the breakfast buffet at Disneyland Park’s Plaza Inn. There is great history in the restaurant, delicious food, and delightful characters for you to meet. History: What better place to begin your day at the Disneyland Park than at one of the original restaurants! Plaza Inn, originally named the Red Wagon Inn and one of Walt Disney’s favorite places to dine in the park was decorated by Walt’s wife, Lillian Disney. She used Victorian [...]

3 Great Things About Minnie and Friends Breakfast at Disneyland’s Plaza Inn2016-05-01T17:17:06-04:00
6 05, 2016

Walt Disney World Vacation Tips for All Ages

2016-05-06T08:40:32-04:00

What is the first thing that comes to mind when you think of a Disney vacation? You may think of it as a family vacation or a trip that is geared toward kids. It's true that kids will love Walt Disney World and it is a perfect vacation for families; But it is not only for families! Let me share with you a few tips for adults, teens, children, and even those of you traveling to Disney without children in [...]

Walt Disney World Vacation Tips for All Ages2016-05-06T08:40:32-04:00
5 05, 2016

Updated Walt Disney World Refurbishment Schedule

2016-05-05T18:48:00-04:00

Updated Walt Disney World Refurbishment Schedule as of April 26, 2016 Magic Kingdom® Park 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. Now through June 2016 Epcot Soarin' Stave Church Gallery House of the Whispering Willows [...]

Updated Walt Disney World Refurbishment Schedule2016-05-05T18:48:00-04:00
4 05, 2016

The Seasons of Walt Disney World

2020-05-13T15:22:34-04:00

  “When is the best time to visit Walt Disney World?” This is the question I get most often when discussing vacation plans. Usually, the answer has to do with crowd levels and the weather. The way to beat the heat and the crowds is to visit in the cooler months when school is in session. However, that is not always possible and there is more to consider beyond the crowds and the heat (or lack thereof). Check out the [...]

The Seasons of Walt Disney World2020-05-13T15:22:34-04:00