Popular Toys for 2016

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Wondering what are the hot toys for 2016? What will be the most popular toys for Christmas? What toys are best for toddlers or teens? Then you have come to the right place! The Toy Insider released its top toy picks for Holiday 2016, and I got an exclusive sneak peek as a four-year veteran […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Getting into Gaming (with Kids)

Back in the day (and I mean WAYYYYY back in the day) I enjoyed video games. I enjoyed playing Lego Star Wars with my brother on a Saturday afternoon and having a blast doing so. Yet, times changed; I got married to a man who was not a gamer, had kids, and life became too […]

Star Wars The Force Awakens Inspired Outfits

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Are you excited about Star Wars The Force Awakens movie? The United States premiere just took place and celebrities lined the red carpet in Star Wars costumes. However, I’m not one to dress up in a costume, but I am a mega fan, so what is a girl to do? So I came up with […]

Doc McStuffins Pet Vet Checkup Center

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In February this past year, I got a sneak preview of the Doc McStuffins Pet Vet Checkup Center and I was not surprised to see it in the toy line up for 2015; considering that the new Doc McStuffins new Pet Vet episodes had recently launched at that time. I knew it was going to […]

The Good Dinosaur Review

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The Good Dinosaur is the latest Disney Pixar Movie and there are already lots of toys ready to back the movie up! But is the movie any good? Is The Good Dinosaur movie worth seeing? Is the movie good for kids? I took my 3 year old daughter and 6 year old son to a […]

Here’s the Hot Toys for Holiday 2015!

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If you are looking for a comprehensive toy shopping list for the holidays this year, then you’ll want to bookmark this post with the total of 42 Hot Toys in 2015 that your kids want (or will want!) The general themes for this holiday season are anything to do with Star Wars Force Awakens (no […]

#DisneySMMC & American Tourister

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With only days out from the 2015 Disney Social Media Moms Conference #DisneySMMC, I received a wonderful surprise on my doorstep. A lovely, purple, ilite Xtreme suitcase by American Tourister. This suitcase has a fully lined interior with large packing area that expands for added packing capacity, and two large front panel pockets for even […]

DisneySMMC Disney Junior Outfit Ideas

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The Disney Social Media Moms Celebration (DisneySMMC) is less than a month away and, like my fellow attendees, I’m honored to be selected and excited to go. As a result, I love putting together posts relating to the conference and last year, I put together some quirky Disney themed outfits that were fun for the […]

Disney Jedi Academy Tips and Review

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In this post, I shared my recent Disney Dream come true on our family vacation. However, my son also had a dream come true when he got to participate in the Jedi Academy at Disney Hollywood Studios! I have to admit, it was a bit of me living vicariously through him since I am a […]

My Disney Dolphins in Depth Experience

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There is nothing like crossing off something on your bucket list; especially when it has been in your bucket for a long time. Yet, I got to enjoy the Dolphins in Depth experience at Epcot at the Walt Disney World Resort. It was something I had heard about for a long time and, with a […]

DisneySide Disney Themed Party!

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After having to cancel three other #DisneySide Parties over the last month due to record breaking snow here in Boston MA, I thought the only way I could have a DisneySide party was to have it AT Disney where the likelihood of snow would be next to zero probability…unless you go to Blizzard Beach…but it […]

Doc McStuffins Pet Vet Checkup and Care Center

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There are some fun Disney toys coming out in 2015 for Doc McStuffins and Sheriff Callie. These are two of my kids’ favorite shows, as I am sure you can relate if you have toddlers and preschoolers. The big thing for Doc McStuffins is some new toys that correspond to her new role as a […]

Sheriff Callie Toys

Yippee I oh, Yippee I yay. Are your kids super Sheriff Callie fans? Then you know that was just my attempt at the theme song! My kids are fans too, and when I saw the characters in Target recently, I knew that Sheriff Callie toys are finally arriving. Whether it is little characters to play […]

Teaching My Kids to Save Money for Disney

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We are preparing for our Disney World Family vacation and, as you can see in this post, my kids are immersed in Disney (and Disney Products) more than ever before. As a result, they are beyond excited for the upcoming trip (and the shopping that Disney Parks offer!) I am already anticipating all of the […]

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 […]

Disney Palace Pets Magic Dance Pumpkin

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Disney Royal Pets are fun and royal companions who loves to be pampered, just like their princesses. Cinderella’s Pet, named Pumpkin, is no exception. Cinderella’s pet, Pumpkin, comes to life with this adorable, interactive, remote-controlled puppy. The Disney Princess Palace Pets Magic Dance Pumpkin can speak over a dozen phrases and sounds, follow movement commands […]

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 […]

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