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Ogas Cantina Review


I have dreamed of visiting one of the Galaxy’s famed cantinas, and Oga definitely brings this one to life for me!  The cantina was a welcome rest stop from my weary travels on the outer rim! And I have lots of information to pass on! Oga’s Cantina is a bar, and of course a bar at the edge of the galaxy would have some bold musical entertainment! R-3X, a former Starspeeder 3000 pilot, is your DJ here at Oga’s Cantina, [...]

Ogas Cantina Review2019-08-26T12:08:23-04:00

4 Must Try Snacks at Star Wars Galaxy Edge


A trip to Batuu and the Black Spire Outpost would not be complete without trying the local food!  And since I love to eat snacks, I tried them all!  Here are my top 4 snack stops at Star Wars Galaxy’s Edge! Docking Bay 7 I love chocolate desserts, and I love raspberry desserts; and lucky for me, Docking Bay 7 has both! The Batuu-bon is a chocolate cake bite with white chocolate mousse and coffee custard.   So very good for [...]

4 Must Try Snacks at Star Wars Galaxy Edge2019-08-26T11:53:17-04:00

New Extra Magic Hours released!


  Big News! Disney just announced that onsite guests will now have access to additional extra magic hours at three parks Disney’s Hollywood Studios - Sept. 1-Nov. 2, 6-9 a.m., including Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge, plus Toy Story Land attractions and select other attractions. Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge and its experiences subject to capacity. Disney’s Animal Kingdom theme park - Aug. 29-Nov. 2, 7-8 a.m., featuring Pandora – The World of Avatar and other attractions throughout the park. Magic Kingdom [...]

New Extra Magic Hours released!2019-08-06T14:30:50-04:00

On the Road to Galaxy’s Edge


Disney’s All New Star Wars Experience will be exciting, mesmerizing and maybe confusing to many!  Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge will be an immersive experience that intertwines Star Wars stories throughout the movie franchise as well as novels and comic books!  If you are a fan of the Wizarding Worlds at Universal you know that attention to detail is what makes them special.  You imagined the world as you read the books, you saw your imagination come to life in the [...]

On the Road to Galaxy’s Edge2019-06-04T16:10:17-04:00

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


    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 rope drop is because you will experience lighter crowds the first few hours of park opening. This means your family will be able to experience [...]

5 Tips to Help Get You Out Your Disney Resort Door AND to Rope Drop2018-01-31T08:13:09-05:00

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


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 extra magic hours at EPCOT, followed by a visit to the Animal Kingdom to use our coveted Flight of Passage fastpass, then to Hollywood Studios, [...]

Our Disney World 4Parks In One Day Challenge Plan Of Attack AND Checklist2018-01-07T19:34:36-05:00

Tips for Your Disney World 4 Parks in ONE Day Challenge


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 World parks in the same day! Make a list of what you want to accomplish in each park and don’t be afraid to set the [...]

Tips for Your Disney World 4 Parks in ONE Day Challenge2017-11-28T11:24:27-05:00

5 Reasons to Stay at Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort


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

5 Disney Resolutions for the New Year


Happy New Year! It's a great time to try new things on your next Disney Vacation. We all have our favorite resorts, rides and restaurants. Disney World has so much to offer, why not try something new? Let's get started... Resolution #1: Go to Disney this year! In order to keep on track with your Disney resolutions, you need to plan your next trip. You may think it's out of reach to go. However, with three levels of resort accommodations [...]

5 Disney Resolutions for the New Year2016-01-03T23:57:54-05:00

Frozen Summer Fun celebration


The Frozen Summer Fun celebration has been taking place since June at Disney’s Hollywood Studios and includes many extra Frozen activities and events. In addition to these everyday happenings you can also purchase the Frozen Summer Fun Premium Package for $69 per adult or $39 for children 3 – 9. This trio package may initially seem a little steep, but actually packs a lot of value and includes the following: 1. Frozen Royal Welcome Viewing – Enjoy a shaded location [...]

Frozen Summer Fun celebration2015-09-15T18:42:32-04:00

Dinner at Cape May Cafe Restaurant


I grew up spending summers on the Jersey Shore. One of my favorite meals down at the shore was an old fashioned clam bake. Now that I live in Texas I don’t get to enjoy clams or clam bakes very often so when I head to Walt Disney World the clam bake dinner at Cape May Café is on my list every time! Cape May Café (named after Cape May, New Jersey) is located at the Beach Club Resort. This [...]

Dinner at Cape May Cafe Restaurant2015-08-27T11:26:28-04:00

Best Places to Take a Break at Each Walt Disney World Park


Those of you who have been know; those of you who have not-listen up! A vacation to Walt Disney World is tiring! It’s the best kind of tired and it is 100% worth the tiredness! The sights, sounds, the walking, the food! Really, it’s one of my most favorite places to go to get away. But, you still need some downtime while you are there, especially in the parks. The Walt Disney World Resort Hotels are GREAT places to take [...]

Best Places to Take a Break at Each Walt Disney World Park2020-05-13T15:22:23-04:00

Il Mulino: Upscale Your Carbo Load!


  The Il Mulino is a charming Old World Italian Restaurant located in the Walt Disney World Swan Resort. It is also an out-of-the-way place to grab a night-before pasta dinner for your Princess Half Marathon Weekend! (or any runDisney race) The Restaurant: Located in the lobby of the Swan Resort, you will find a lively restaurant and bar modeled after its New York Bistro counterpart. The Il Mulino is far enough away from the hustle and bustle of Walt [...]

Il Mulino: Upscale Your Carbo Load!2015-01-28T12:36:00-05:00

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

Christmas Must Do’s at Walt Disney World


Christmas is my favorite holiday and I can’t think of a better way to celebrate than at Walt Disney World where there are Christmas surprises in every direction you turn! Magic Kingdom – First, don’t miss the magical transformation of Cinderella’s Castle into a frosty ice palace. The featured show in the past, Cinderella’s Holiday Wish, will be replaced this year with a ‘Frozen’ lighting ceremony, featuring characters from the instant icy classic. Queen Elsa will use her powers to [...]

Christmas Must Do’s at Walt Disney World2014-11-16T23:46:24-05:00

Updated Walt Disney World Refurbishment Schedule


Updated Walt Disney World Refurbishment Schedule Disney's Caribbean Beach Resort Magic Kingdom® Park Astro Orbiter The Yankee Trader First Aid Relocation Mickey's PhilharMagic Carousel of Progress Walt Disney World Railroad The Magic Carpet of Aladdin Cinderella's Royal Table Monorail - Monorail service will be adjusted on the Magic Kingdom Park and Epcot beams in order to accommodate the installation of a new state-of-the art train control system. As a result, monorail service will run from: 8:30 a.m.- midnight on the Magic Kingdom Resort beam 9:30 a.m.- [...]

Updated Walt Disney World Refurbishment Schedule2014-08-14T14:30:22-04:00

Top 10 Character Meals at Disney World


During my many trips to Disney World with my family I have compiled quite a list of my favorite restaurants including many with characters. These meals are a great way to see you family’s favorite characters without using valuable park time. Below is a top ten list that I collected with my personal recommendations and tips, keep in mind many of the restaurants below completely fill up 180 days in advance. All Travel with the Magic agents begin their day [...]

Top 10 Character Meals at Disney World2014-05-27T20:35:55-04:00

6 Tips for Documenting Your Disney Trip


Attention photography enthusiasts and family memory keepers. I have compiled my favorite tips for documenting your awesome Disney vacation! 1. Snap, snap, snap! In the age of digital cameras you can never ever take too many photographs. My photography mantra is “splurge now, purge later.” 2. Take notes. I know, I know, how is that fun? It doesn’t have to be intensive or time consuming. A few sentences about the highlights of the day or a funny or extra memorable [...]

6 Tips for Documenting Your Disney Trip2014-05-27T21:02:16-04:00

Updated Walt Disney World Refurbishment Schedule


  Magic Kingdom® Park Casey's Corner Splash Mountain Splashdown Photos Monorail - MK Express Pinocchio's Village Haus The Plaza Restaurant Tip Board Cart Big Thunder Mountain Pirates of the Caribbean 1/6/14 - 2/19/14 1/6/14 - 3/21/14 1/6/14 - 3/21/14 1/21/14 - 3/21/14 2/17/14 - 3/30/14 2/17/14 - 3/15/14 Closing permanently 2/26/14 4/7/14 - 4/9/14 4/28/14 - 5/1/14 Epcot® None Disney's Hollywood Studios® Backlot Tour 1/5/14 - 3/1/14 Disney's Animal Kingdom® Theme Park Festival of the Lion King 1/6/14 - TBD [...]

Updated Walt Disney World Refurbishment Schedule2014-02-19T12:48:25-05:00

Disney World Baby Care Centers


When traveling to Disney with an infant make certain you know where the Baby Care Centers are located. There is one located in each park and are fully staffed to help with all of your baby needs. They are open during regular park hours AND are FREE to use. Disney knows how to accommodate families with infants! Check out all the services the Baby Care Centers offer: 1. Need a quiet place to nurse your little one? Disney Baby Care [...]

Disney World Baby Care Centers2014-01-28T16:33:10-05:00

Updated Walt Disney World Refurbishment Schedule


  Magic Kingdom® Park Casey's Corner Splash Mountain Splashdown Photos Agrabah Bazaar The Magic Carpets of Aladdin Liberty Square Riverboat Monorail - MK Express Barnstormer Tomorrowland Transit Authority Pinocchio's Village Haus The Plaza Restaurant 1/6/14 - 2/15/14 1/6/14 - 3/21/14 1/6/14 - 3/21/14 1/7/14 - 2/13/14 1/13/14 - 1/16/14 1/21/14 - 1/30/14 1/21/14 - 3/21/14 2/3/14 - 2/5/14 2/10/14 - 3/27/14 2/17/14 - 3/30/14 2/17/14 - 3/7/14 Epcot® American Adventure Restrooms Mid-January - End of January Disney's Hollywood Studios® Backlot [...]

Updated Walt Disney World Refurbishment Schedule2014-01-13T13:23:40-05:00

Preserving Memories with Disney’s Memory Maker


On our recent trip to Walt Disney World we used Disney’s Memory Maker (formerly PhotoPass Plus) photo package and found it to be easy to use, fun and very much worth the money. In fact, I can’t imagine another Walt Disney World vacation without adding this feature to my package. Memory Maker includes unlimited digital downloads of all pictures taken by Disney’s PhotoPass photographers during you trip. It also includes unlimited downloads of attraction photos (attraction photos are offered on [...]

Preserving Memories with Disney’s Memory Maker2014-01-07T19:05:45-05:00

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

Our First Experience Using the New DAS


My family and I took our annual fall Disney World trip October 17-19, 2013. This would be our first time using the new Magic Bands and using the Disability Access Service (DAS) card. My daughter is autistic and is unable to wait in lines. In our past Disney trips we always used the GAC and it worked wonderfully for my daughter. Disney’s new DAS went into effect October 9, 2013. Changes were made due to the abuse of the old [...]

Our First Experience Using the New DAS2013-10-25T14:12:56-04:00

New! Party for the Planet part of Limited Time Magic


This April, there's a party going on at Walt Disney World Resort… and you're officially invited! Come celebrate the 15th anniversary of Disney's Animal Kingdom park at "Party for the Planet"—an Earth Week event where you can meet some of your favorite Disney Characters, purchase collectable merchandise and try out some tasty sweet treats! Disney Character Dance Party The party kicks off with a week-long character reunion, where some rarely seen Disney Characters will be making cameo appearances in Mickey's [...]

New! Party for the Planet part of Limited Time Magic2013-11-15T15:43:42-05:00

2013 Star Wars weekends


              This year’s Force-filled fun will take place every Friday, Saturday and Sunday from May 17 – June 9, 2013.  Are you excited?

2013 Star Wars weekends2013-02-19T22:28:25-05:00

2013 Star Wars weekends announced


        Star Wars Weekends at Disney's Hollywood Studios will take place every Friday, Saturday and Sunday from May 17, 2013 – June 9, 2013.

2013 Star Wars weekends announced2019-05-29T13:44:48-04:00

Day 2 Fantasyland press event week


Day two was an all day meeting....woo hoo!  I know what you are thinking but it was actually fun and informative.  It does not hurt to be sitting with the funniest person in the room.   The meeting was at Disney's Hollywood Studios here are a few pics.    

Day 2 Fantasyland press event week2012-12-08T23:00:57-05:00

Walt Disney World Refurbishment schedule update as of October 15, 2012


Magic Kingdom® Park Country Bear Jamboree The Magic Carpets of Aladdin Splash Mountain Mad Tea Party 08/22/12 - 10/16/12 10/16/12 - 10/25/12 01/02/13 - 03/19/13 01/07/13 - 02/18/13 Epcot® Test Track Bistro de Paris Souvenirs de France (shop) Epcot Character Spot 04/16/12 - 12/06/12 08/01/12 - 12/06/12 10/11/12 - 11/15/12 10/21/12 - Mid. Feb. 2013 Disney's Hollywood Studios® Studio Backlot Tour American Film Institute Showcase AFI Showcase Shop 10/08/12 - 11/16/12 10/08/12 - 11/16/12 10/08/12 - 11/16/12 Disney's Animal Kingdom® [...]

Walt Disney World Refurbishment schedule update as of October 15, 20122012-10-16T16:04:34-04:00

Disney cancels ESPN the weekend


http://deadspin.com/5824252/dont-dream-its-over-disney-permanently-cancels-espn-the-weekend http://disneyparks.disney.go.com/blog/2011/07/disneys-espn-the-weekend-update/

Disney cancels ESPN the weekend2011-08-03T14:42:00-04:00