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Why Should You Visit Disneyland?


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 it all!! There are many attractions here that don’t exist in other parks. Don’t miss Indiana Jones Adventure or Radiator Springs Racers. (While their ride [...]

Why Should You Visit Disneyland?2019-05-29T14:02:19-04:00

Maximize your Day at Disneyland with Maxpass


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 kiosk for a specific attraction and insert your park tickets. You are then given a separate paper ticket with your Fastpass return time. During this [...]

Maximize your Day at Disneyland with Maxpass2017-09-20T09:34:55-04:00

Walt Disney World Character Dining Overview


  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 in one place for reference. General Tips Reservations - Table Service Dining opens 180 days in advance. Character Dining is very popular. Reserving early [...]

Walt Disney World Character Dining Overview2019-12-16T10:03:30-05:00

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


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 of the snow-capped mountains with the sea was breath taking. We met people who spent only their summers in Alaska and people who lived there [...]

Alaskan Sailing on Disney Cruise Line- the Trip of a Lifetime2017-08-29T10:19:00-04:00

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


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 and you never know when the next thunderstorm will roll through or an unexpected freeze will occur in the winter.   If the fireworks are canceled, [...]

4 Reasons to Attend the Star Wars Galactic Spectacular Dessert Party!2017-06-28T12:55:02-04:00

10 Tips for Your First Disney World Vacation


  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

Some Interesting Pieces to Have Autographed


An Autograph-ed Book At every street cart, ride exit, and shop at any Disney Park, you will find the exclusive and official Autograph book, complete with matching pen.  The first time my daughter was old enough to appreciate getting the characters’ signatures, that’s exactly what we bought.  I even bought the one that had slots for 4x6 pictures so I could put her pictures with the characters in the book right next to their autographs (like I ever have pictures actually [...]

Some Interesting Pieces to Have Autographed2015-03-04T11:49:43-05:00

The Rainy Day Cavalcade at Disney’s Magic Kingdom


    Perhaps you have been in The Magic Kingdom on a very rainy day, or have been caught in the inevitable brief afternoon shower. In all my visits to The Magic Kingdom over 30+ years, I was fortunate enough to have never been caught in the rain for the 3:00 parade (How did that happen?!). That is, until this year. It was supposed to be my 3-year-old daughter’s first parade, because 3:00 in the afternoon is usually when we’re [...]

The Rainy Day Cavalcade at Disney’s Magic Kingdom2015-01-12T15:03:14-05:00

Dining at Aulani, a Disney Resort and Spa


A vacation to Aulani, a Disney Resort and Spa is a tropical getaway. In a lot of ways, the vacation experience is similar to a Disney Cruise vacation – tropical beaches, lots of included entertainment, a complimentary kid’s club, etc. But one major question that comes up when booking an Aulani vacation is what do I do for food? While there is not a dining plan (like at the Disney parks) and the food isn’t included (like on a Disney [...]

Dining at Aulani, a Disney Resort and Spa2015-01-07T17:28:30-05:00

Aulani, a Disney Resort and Spa


          Everyone knows Disney has theme parks but did you know that Disney has 3 resort properties that stand alone from the parks? These include Disney’s Vero Beach Resort in Florida, Disney’s Hilton Head Island Resort in South Carolina and the newest property, Aulani, a Disney Resort and Spa located on the island of Oahu. One of the first differences you may notice is the name. In all the other resort names, Disney comes first. This [...]

Aulani, a Disney Resort and Spa2014-12-08T19:14:06-05:00

Breakfast at Hollywood & Vine


Disney Junior Play’ n Dine is character breakfast at Hollywood & Vine, located in Disney’s Hollywood Studios. On our recent visit we ate there for breakfast. We made reservation in advance using the My Disney Experience app on my smartphone. This has been on my daughter’s wish list for years. This character dining features Disney Junior’s pals: Jake and the Never land Pirates, Sofia the First, Handy Manny, and Doc McStuffins. This is a very upbeat and interactive breakfast. It [...]

Breakfast at Hollywood & Vine2014-11-19T10:17:46-05:00

Tips for running a runDisney race


I have been running with runDisney since 2010, and I have run in every race weekend on both coasts except for the Expedition Everest 5k weekend. Over the years, I have made some mistakes, but also learned a lot of how runDisney operates, an dhow to make your race weekend the most fun and memorable one ever. Expo: Try not to wait until the last day to get to the expo, because popular official merchandise may (and has in the [...]

Tips for running a runDisney race2019-05-29T13:54:32-04:00

My Disney Trip: Through the Eyes of a Child


I have many Walt Disney World trips under my belt, but 2009 was the first year we visited as a family of 4. Our boys were 5 and almost 2 years old. Trying to think of the perfect “Disney trip tradition”, it didn’t take long to figure out that a review or interview might be an amusing way to document Disney memories for years to come. Last year, I took my oldest on a special Mom and Son trip- his [...]

My Disney Trip: Through the Eyes of a Child2013-12-23T11:06:52-05:00

Top 10 Reasons Why You SHOULD Take Your Little One to Disney


  Should I take my baby to Disney? Many people ask this question when considering planning a Disney vacation. There are people who say, “NO WAY! WAIT! They WON’T remember!” BUT there is another group of individuals that say, “YES! THEY WILL LOVE IT!” I am part of the latter group! YES! Do take your LITTLES (children under the age of 3 for all intents and purposes of this blog) to Disney! Below I have compiled my list of the [...]

Top 10 Reasons Why You SHOULD Take Your Little One to Disney2013-11-06T09:30:55-05:00