Where to Find Dole Whip at Disney World

Having a Dole Whip during your visit to Disney is almost a required activity. Almost as as essential as riding Splash Mountain or seeing Its a Small World! So here is where you can find Dole Whip, get a Dole Whip or buy a Dole Whip during your next Disney Vacation! Types of Dole Whip […]

Disney Research: Discover Disney Together

Walt Disney began his Disneyland and Walt Disney World dreams, all because he played with his children. When Walt created Disneyland, he did so because he wanted to have more wholesome play opportunities for his family, and where other families could also spend memorable time together. Since he couldn’t find it, he began his quest […]

Disney Magic Bands Accessories

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After traveling to Disney this month, I learned more about how to use the Disney Magic Bands, which you can see from my post here. I also discovered some fun accessories you can buy to make your Magic Band Magical with Disney Magic Bands Accessories! There are three kinds: Sliders, Bandits and Covers. The Bandits […]

How Disney Magic Bands Work

Magic Bands are the latest technological offering by Disney to provide an easier guest experience in the parks and on Disney Resort property. You don’t have to be staying on Disney property to enjoy the perks of the Disney Magic Band. Here are the details of how the Disney Magic Bands work. Disney Magic Bands […]

Best Disney World Attractions for Preschoolers

We recently came back from a complimentary #DisneyKids trip to Disney World in Orlando Florida with my toddler and preschooler. I have written a lot in the past year about traveling to Disney with toddlers and preschoolers because there is a whole other dimension of considerations when you are traveling with kids of this age. […]

Animal Kingdom Lodge Review

Earlier this month, I got to check one thing off my “Disney Bucket List”, which was staying at the Animal Kingdom Lodge. I cannot begin to tell you how excited I was to stay there. My stay at the Animal Kingdom Lodge, and my review of it, was part of a complimentary 4 day stay […]

Character Dining at Disney

Even though I have been going to Disney World for years, I have never experienced Character Dining at Disney until 4 weeks ago. To be honest, it was something my family could not afford when we were growing up. When my parents finally could, us kids were beyond the ‘Meet the Characters’ phase as we […]

First Haircut at Disney World

My daughter has the most amazing curly hair. Of course, when she is a teenager, she may not think it is amazing, but I digress. I think it is beautiful. Yet, because of the curls and because I love it so, I have been hesitant to cut it. Besides, she is a girl, right? And […]

Pirates League Review at Disney World

My son had his first Pirate experience at the Pirates League at Walt Disney World last month! Let me just say that he is four and has a minor interest in Pirates; mainly Jake and the Neverland Pirates. He also has a mild form of Autism. Thus, I was not sure if scheduling an appointment […]

Drive Electric Orlando

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If you have been to Orlando, Florida on vacation, you know there are a lot of thrilling attractions. Well, now there is a new rental car ride called “Drive Electric Orlando” that you should check out the next time you are in the Sunshine State! Even if you are staying at Walt Disney World, it […]

Disney Social Media Moms Conference 2013 and runDisney

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It’s finally here! I’m heading to the Disney Social Media Moms Conference 2013 this week! Actually, I’m already en route. Err….sort of. I’m making a detour to Las Vegas first. I was asked to speak on a panel at the ABC Springs Conference; a conference for baby, infant, juvenile retailers. So I had to do […]

How to Save Money on Souvenirs at Disney World

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Growing up, my parents were able to take us to Disney World by saving their money from clipping coupons. They didn’t have money left over to spend on souvenirs so we didn’t get to buy anything and always packed our lunches because we couldn’t afford the food in the parks. Now, with my kids, we […]

How to Swim with the Sharks at the Typhoon Lagoon Shark Reef

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When you go to Typhoon Lagoon at Disney World, you are in awe when you see the massive wave pool in the center of the park, then you are drawn in to the Lazy River, and then the fabulous water slides. But there is one attraction that is often overlooked in favor of the rides […]

Disney Social Media Moms Conference 2013 – #DisneySMMoms

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I am beyond trilled and have pasted enthralled on my way to utter ecstatic-ness about attending the Disney Social Media Moms Conference.     What I am enjoying the most is chatting about all things Disney with fellow #DisneySMMoms. Everything from tips on water parks and how much money to bring for souvenirs. As we […]

New Fantasyland Map

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Here are three maps to check out if you are looking for a New Fantasyland Map!   And check out all of my New Fantasyland posts and other Disney-related overviews! Let the New Fantasyland Story Begin ‘Twas the Night Before New Fantasyland Happy Disney Birthday to Me New Fantasyland Preview Party Details of the New […]

Disney Be Our Guest Restaurant

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When the Be Our Guest Restaurant opening in New Fantasyland, it brought a whole new level of theming for a Disney Restaurant. Whether it is the food or the decor, it is storytelling at its highest level of creativity. The story begins as you pass through the ruins of an old gateway to a stone […]

New Fantasyland Storybook Circus

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{In a big announcer voice..} Step Right Up! See the amazing Barnstormer, the magical Flying Elephants, a larger-than-life Mouse, a spray-tacular train, all in the fantastical New Fantasyland Storybook Circus!!! My three year old was enthralled. Whether it was Goofy’s Barnstormer Rollercoaster, the Dumbo Flying Elephants, the splash pad or the Big Top Tent, he […]

New Fantasyland Enchanted Forest

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For anyone following this blog or my social media tweets and updates, you know that I was super excited to be invited to Disney World’s Magic Kingdom to see the grand opening of the New Fantasyland Enchanted Forest and Storybook Circus. We have been going to Disney World for decades and I remember the ‘old […]

Disney Art of Animation Resort Review

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The Disney Art of Animation resort opened in the Summer of 2012 and is Disney World’s newest resort. This is one of many Disney Art of Animation Resort Reviews and I hope you find it valuable! There are four sections: Little Mermaid (with 864 rooms), Finding Nemo (with 320 suites), Cars (with 480 suites) and […]

Disney Art of Animation Cars Suite

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If you would like to read my Art of Animation Resort review, you can find it here. This post focuses on our stay at the Art of Animation Cars Suite. We stayed from Sunday afternoon to Saturday morning. In the room were my five month old, my three-ish year old, my parents and my husband […]

New Year, New Fantasyland Magic Kingdom

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With the looming months ahead (especially the cold ones), I often wonder what fun we can have as a family in 2013 and beyond. As we hunker down for the winter, we start planning our yearly travel trips. Do we go skiing? Do we have a summer getaway or a winter escape? Is it skiing […]

Stroller Rental in Orlando: Kingdom Stroller Rental

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If you are looking for a Stroller Rental in Orlando, then read on to learn more about Kingdom Stroller Rental! Last month we went on a Disney Vacation for the first time as a family with two kids. We also stayed on Disney property, which is somewhat rare for me. So despite 30 years of […]

Details of the New Fantasyland at Disney World

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I’m Going to the New Fantasyland Opening! Guess what I got in the mail? An invitation to the new Fantasyland Opening at Disney World in December!   Yes, it’s true. I get to experience the Magic of the new Fantasyland grand opening!  On my birthday no less! A birth date that I share with Walt […]

My Favorite Disney World Park For Young Kids

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Going to Disney with Toddlers is a challenge, but having fun with non-park activities can keep the Disney fun going without going to the bank. Yet, you are at Disney because you want to experience the Magic, and a lot of the magic happens inside the Disney Parks. However, for kids five and under, some […]

Two Favorite Disney World Parks to Visit with Young Children

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I love Typhoon Lagoon as the best place to visit with kids under five, but if the water parks are closed, you need other options. Plus, my ideas on Disney World park alternatives if you’re on a budget are great low-key non-park options when visiting Disney World with a Toddler, but you came to Disney for the […]

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