The New Disney Springs

It is hard to believe that Walt Disney World’s Pleasure Island will only exist in my memory and that Downtown Disney will only exist in my former photos. This past spring Downtown Disney has an official new name: Disney Springs. Yet, what does that mean to us families when we visit? Is it family-friendly? Worth […]

2016: What’s New at Disney World

Wondering what is new at Walt Disney World in Orlando Florida? If you haven’t been to Disney in the past year, these are the new attractions in 2016 and upcoming in 2017! There is always a reason to go ‘home’ again! So here is what’s new at Disney World in 2016 and beyond! Magic Kingdom […]

Walt Disney World Quests – Expand Your Vacation

One of the fun opportunities to do on a Disney World vacation doesn’t actually involve a ride or a Broadway-like performance on a stage. In fact, it just takes a minute to collect the pieces and then you have a fun opportunity to expand your Disney vacation experience. These opportunities are called quests and they […]

Best Disney World Attractions for Grandparents and Grandkids

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After going to Walt Disney World for many years with my grandparents, along with my parents and siblings, I now travel as a parent myself with my kids and their grandparents! As a result of this multi-generational travel to Disney World, there are some Walt Disney World rides that are better for all ages than […]

Kungaloosh! Jungle Skipper Canteen

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When I was at Magic Kingdom in Walt Disney World recently, I got the complimentary opportunity to try out a new restaurant called the Jungle Navigation Co. Ltd. Skipper Canteen. The Jungle Skipper Canteen is located in Adventureland right across from the Jungle Cruise, and features a menu of Asian, South American and African cuisine […]

The new Soarin’ at Epcot

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Riders on the new Soarin’ Around the World attraction at Ecpot in Walt Disney World will feel like they are globe-trotting travelers. The new film takes Disney guest in a virtual global glide over land and sea, flying over and through some of the iconic scenery and wonders of the world. New Soarin’ at Epcot […]

Disney’s Memory Maker – Is it Worth the Money?

Our family has been fortunate to have received complimentary Memory Maker during our last Disney vacation so we could try it out and the PhotoPass Service. First, I wasn’t quite sure it was worth the money and second, I wasn’t quite sure how it worked. After having experienced it, I have the answer to my […]

Epcot Gets Frozen!

Frozen Ever After takes guests through the kingdom of Arendelle from the Disney animated hit, ÒFrozen.Ó Located in the Norway Pavilion at Epcot, Frozen Ever After celebrates a ÒSummer Snow DayÓ on a journey through a frozen willow forest, past Troll Valley and up to Queen ElsaÕs palace high up on the north mountain. Epcot is one of four theme parks at Walt Disney World Resort in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (David Roark, photographer)

In June 2016, Epcot got Frozen. No really, it really got Frozen! For the first time in forever (get it? HaHa!) “Frozen Ever After” is now open at Epcot’s Norway Pavilion at Walt Disney World Resort! The new attraction is inspired by the blockbuster hit Frozen. The ride celebrates a “Summer Snow Day” in a […]

Best Place to Stay at Disney Saratoga Springs Resort

We just arrived at the Disney Saratoga Springs Resort and Spa – thanks to a complimentary stay. The resort is part of the Disney World string of hotel properties and also one of the Disney Vacation Club Resorts. The Disney Saratoga Springs Resort is located across the lake from the new Disney Springs (formally Downtown […]

How Disney Junior Changed Our Disney World Experience

Last year I went to Disney Social Media Moms and attended some events around Disney Junior content. As I sat there, I felt a behind the times. I had no idea whom these people were, or the songs that the other attendees sung. As a Blogger, and as a long time Disney fan, you would […]

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 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. Thus, I was not sure if scheduling an appointment at the Pirates League Disney World was such […]

Electric Rental Cars 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 […]

Charlene DeLoach To Attend Disney Moms Conference

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I am beyond trilled and enthralled to utter ecstatic-ness that Disney Social Media Moms has invited me, Charlene DeLoach of Charlene Chronicles, to attend the Disney Social Media Moms Conference in Orlando, FL. It is one of those conferences that I always wanted to go to. I was invited for the first one, but turned […]

New Fantasyland Map


Here are three maps to check out if you are looking for a New Fantasyland Map for Disney World in Orlando Florida! New Fantasyland is a new part of the Magic Kingdom at Disney World in Orlando Florida. With new rides and new restaurants, it is a must see part of Disney. It is located […]

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