2020 October, 6

Returning to the Magic – A Review of Walt Disney World September 2020

2020-10-06T18:47:13-04:00October 6, 2020|Animal Kingdom, Disney Travel, Disney World, Galaxy Edge, Hollywood Studios, Resorts|0 Comments

Since reopening in July, many guests have made their way back to Walt Disney World to a new kind of magic. I had a trip planned for April 2020, which was canceled due to the closure, so I was very excited to get back to the action myself! Since I’m a Florida resident (for the next few months anyway), it was easy to plan a quick 3-night trip back down to Orlando at the end of September. I wanted to share my review of Disney’s Contemporary Resort, new safety policies and procedures at the parks and resorts, dining procedures, and [...]

2017 February, 7

How to Decide Where to Go on Your Family Vacation

2017-02-07T06:00:37-05:00February 7, 2017|Travel Destinations|0 Comments

  It’s time to plan a Family Vacation! But, oh, the stress that comes with deciding on where to travel! I’m here to help relieve you of some of the stress that goes along with that decision. There are several factors that might affect your choice of destination. Here are five factors that may help you narrow down your Vacation Destination: Age of Travelers- If you are traveling as a couple with just two adults, this category of factors does not affect you and you can move on to the next category! However, if you’re traveling with more than one [...]

2015 November, 2

Love Your Wait Time for Peter Pan’s Flight

2015-11-02T06:00:00-05:00November 2, 2015|Disney World, Magic Kingdom|0 Comments

I have a five-year-old son, so the first ride we run to when rope drops at Walt Disney World's Magic Kingdom is Peter Pan’s Flight. If you’ve never been, this ride is located in Fantasyland across from It’s A Small World, and it is very different from traditional rides at Disney World. The ride track is above your head and you fly in a pirate ship looking down at all the popular scenes from the Peter Pan movie. Everyone loves this ride, especially the thousands of guests with you at Disney’s Magic Kingdom. On busy days, wait times for Peter [...]

2015 May, 22

Walt Disney World – Not Just Any Theme Park

2015-05-22T06:00:00-04:00May 22, 2015|Disney World|0 Comments

We all love theme parks – the rides and food and time spent with friends and family. But Walt Disney World is special. It’s so much more than just roller coasters and funnel cakes. While you can find both in its 40 square miles there are a few things you may not know about this magical place…. Magic Kingdom: You won’t find anyone walking around taking out the trash. Pipes shoot the trash through the utilidors under the Magic Kingdom at 60 mph. Speaking of trash check out the trash cans. They are themed to the different areas of each [...]

2014 March, 5

Disney’s Wilderness Lodge Resort – more than just a place to sleep!

2014-03-05T07:00:00-05:00March 5, 2014|Disney World, Resorts|0 Comments

When you visit Walt Disney World in Florida, it’s tempting to fill every day with the great theme parks and water parks. But it’s a great idea to slow down and experience a day just exploring your resort hotel, too. I did this recently at Disney’s Wilderness Lodge, and found that they have a lot to offer for a peaceful day off! We started with a walk around the lobby. We enjoyed the great fireplace with its interesting decorative touches (the hinges on the screen look like quivers of arrows!), the fountain and bridge, and the sets of dominoes that [...]

2012 October, 16

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

2012-10-16T15:59:11-04:00October 16, 2012|Disney News, Disney World, Disney World Resort Refurbishments|0 Comments

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® Theme Park The Boneyard 10/24/12 - 10/25/12 Disney's Typhoon Lagoon Water Park Annual Refurbishment 10/28/12 - 01/05/13 Disney's Blizzard Beach [...]

2009 September, 1

Disneyland Park Refurbishments

2009-09-01T20:32:51-04:00September 1, 2009|Disney Travel|0 Comments

Please be advised that refurbishment information is subject to change without notice and should be confirmed prior to visiting. THEME PARKS: Disneyland® Park Casey Jr. Circus Trains: Now - 11/19/09 Storybook Land Canal Boats: Now - 11/19/09 Space Mountain: 09/08/09 - 09/24/09 Minnie's House: 09/09/09 only Mark Twain Riverboat: 09/08/09 - 09/10/09 Haunted Mansion: 09/10/09 - 09/24/09 Gadget's Go Coaster: 09/14/09 - 10/26/09 Pirates of the Caribbean: 09/28/09 - 10/02/09 Sailing Ship Columbia: 10/05/09 - 10/07/09 it's a small world: 10/27/09 - 11/12/09 Disneyland®: The First 50 Magical Years: Now - 12/16/09 Disney's California Adventure® Park Orange Stinger: Now - 04/28/10   [...]

2009 September, 1

WDW Park Refurbishment

2009-09-01T20:31:14-04:00September 1, 2009|Disney Travel|0 Comments

Magic Kingdom® Park   Space Mountain 04/19/09 - 11/21/09 Tomorrowland Light & Power Co.(Arcade) 04/19/09 - 11/21/09 Tomorrowland Transit Authority 04/19/09 - 08/31/09 Donald's Boat 09/07/09 - 09/13/09 Liberty Square Riverboat 09/13/09 - 09/19/09   Epcot®   Living with the Land 08/02/09 - Late October 2009   Disney's Hollywood StudiosTM   Sounds Dangerous - Temporarily Closed Operates Seasonally Lights, Motors, Action! Extreme Stunt Show 9/11/09 - 09/12/09   Disney's Animal Kingdom® Theme Park           Flights of Wonder 09/13/09 - 10/23/09   Typhoon Lagoon    None       Blizzard Beach     None       Downtown Disney®      None       Golf [...]

2009 July, 24

Current Disney World Theme Park refurbishments

2009-07-24T19:43:43-04:00July 24, 2009|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Park Refurbishment     Magic Kingdom® Park   The Hall of Presidents 11/01/08 - 07/03/09 Space Mountain 04/19/09 - 11/21/09 Tomorrowland Light & Power Co.(Arcade) 04/19/09 - 11/21/09 Tomorrowland Transit Authority 04/19/09 - 08/24/09 Liberty Square Riverboat 09/13/09 - 09/19/09   Epcot®   None      Disney's Hollywood StudiosTM   Sounds Dangerous - Temporarily Closed Operates Seasonally starting 01/04/09   Disney's Animal Kingdom® Theme Park           None     Typhoon Lagoon    None       Blizzard Beach     None       Downtown Disney®      None       Golf Courses     Disney's Palm Golf Course Mondays Only 06/08/09 - 07/27/09 except [...]

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