2022 July, 26

Planning the Perfect SUMMER Vacation

2022-07-26T14:44:41-04:00July 26, 2022|Disney World|0 Comments

Summer visits to Disney are a different animal. Why? Mostly because it’s HOT! That being said, keep in mind the following components to the perfect SUMMER vacation to a Disney theme park… Resort. You are going to want to pick a resort with a great pool, preferably one with a slide. My kids love a good slide, which means while they are climbing the stairs, I’m lounging in the shade! Tickets. If you are going to Disney during the summer, consider adding the water park option to your park tickets! Do consider it. Don’t think about it, just take the plunge. See [...]

2021 September, 1

Disney Cruise Line – Embarkation Screening

2021-09-05T22:02:00-04:00September 1, 2021|Cruise Line news, Cruising, Disney Cruise Line|0 Comments

Going on a Disney Cruise and are not sure what to expect with Disney’s new embarkation protocols? Keep reading, BUT keep in mind, Disney Cruise Line protocols are being adjusted as needed so they can be as safe as they possibly can be. The following might not be exactly what you will experience, BUT it will give you an idea of what to expect.  UPDATE ON 9-2-21: All Guests, regardless of age and vaccination status, are required to take a COVID-19 test administered by Inspire Diagnostics at the terminal before boarding & Disney Cruise Line will cover the cost. First and foremost, make [...]

2018 March, 13

What’s Included on Disney’s Castaway Cay

2018-03-13T06:00:24-04:00March 13, 2018|Disney Cruise Line|0 Comments

Castaway Cay is Disney’s private island in the Bahamas. Most of their cruises make a stop here, and it truly is a paradise. When most people think of getting off in port, they think of a lot of expenses like taxis, food, towels, beaches, etc. I wanted to clear up some of the confusion and tell you what is included with the price of your cruise on Castaway Cay. 1.) Food: When you spend the day on the island, you are treated to a buffet lunch featuring burgers hotdogs, fruit, cookies, chips, self serve ice cream, and more! Also including [...]

2018 January, 18

Disney’s Pop Century Refurbished Standard Rooms Review

2018-01-18T06:00:34-05:00January 18, 2018|Disney World|0 Comments

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

2017 September, 14

Walt Disney World Character Dining Overview

2017-09-14T06:00:20-04:00September 14, 2017|Disney Travel|0 Comments

  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 gives you the best chance to grab an open time before they fill up. Reservations can be made online at [...]

2017 August, 10

Free My Disney Experience and Magic Band E-Course

2017-08-10T06:00:40-04:00August 10, 2017|Disney Travel|0 Comments

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 travel agents are a great wealth of knowledge and worth their weight in gold, I feel it is also important for the vacationers themselves to know the basics of navigating a My Disney Experience account, as well as the function, purpose, and technology behind the [...]

2017 March, 28

Outdoor Kitchens at the EPCOT International Flower and Garden Festival

2017-03-28T06:00:40-04:00March 28, 2017|Epcot|0 Comments

The EPCOT International flower and garden festival is taking place now through the end of May, and you don’t want to miss it! This festival has been going on for well over 20 years, but it’s only been recently that Walt Disney World has introduced food booths called “outdoor kitchens” to the festival. If you are familiar with the Food and Wine Festival in the fall, this is the same concept but on a smaller scale. There are 15 booth, all with different themed foods and beverages in snack sized portions (some count as snack credits on the dining plan!) [...]

2016 May, 6

Walt Disney World Vacation Tips for All Ages

2016-05-06T06:00:00-04:00May 6, 2016|Disney Travel|0 Comments

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 tow. I think you will easily see why it is truly a vacation to be enjoyed by all ages. Adults [...]

2016 January, 15

What’s included in a Disney Cruise

2016-01-15T06:00:34-05:00January 15, 2016|Disney Cruise Line, Disney News|0 Comments

Many people talk about cruises as being “all inclusive”, and what is included can differ from cruise line to cruise line, so I thought I would set the record straight on what is included when you set sail on one of Disney’s four cruise ships, and what is an additional fee. Here are all the things included in the price of your cruise: Entertainment: Most of your entertainment such as the amazing nightly shows, movies in the theater and at the pool, character meetings, game shows, kids clubs, deck parties, sports deck, fitness center, and fireworks, pools, night clubs are [...]

2014 January, 15

Extra Doses of Magic: Real Stories from Real Families

2014-01-15T07:00:00-05:00January 15, 2014|Disney Travel|0 Comments

Everyone has a story. Everyone who has been on any kind of Disney vacation has a Magical story. You know what I am talking about; those extra doses of Magic (or Pixie Dust) that make any Disney trip extra special, the experiences that keep you wanting to come back and keep you telling stories again and again. Maybe it was a cast member who went above and beyond, maybe it was an extra magical encounter with your favorite character or a special phone call from Mickey. I absolutely love hearing these types of stories, so I thought I’d share some [...]

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