Osborne Lights Are A Must When Visiting WDW At Christmas-time

It’s never too early to start planning your next Walt Disney World vacation, and Disney at Christmastime is something you definitely have to see at least once in your lifetime. The decorations, the music, the food – its all amazing. One thing that is a 100% must see for a WDW Christmas vacation is the Osborne Family Spectacle Of Dancing LightsIf you are strolling through the Streets Of America during the daytime from mid-November to early January when the Lights are setup, it may not … [Read more...]

Disney DIY – Easter Fun!

Can you believe it’s APRIL? I can’t – seriously. It’s crazy - the snow is melting, the sun is shining (sometimes), Spring is coming, and Easter is just around the corner! My family and I have spent many happy Easters at Walt Disney World – enjoying delicious food, togetherness, and fun! That’s what Easter is all about for us – we aren’t too religious, so we like to make it about enjoying time with family, and celebrating togetherness! Celebrations always include some kind of meal, and I must … [Read more...]

Art Of Animation: Exploring Disney’s Newest Resort

I love exploring all the different Disney Resorts – they all offer something special and unique, and WDW’s newest Value Resort – The Art of Animation Resort – is no different. It is beautiful – and I was lucky enough to get to stay there recently, which means that I can now share all the reasons why it’s a great place to stay!The Lowdown: The Resort opened in phases beginning in May of 2012 and the final Resort sections were opened in September of 2012. The resort contains almost 2,000 … [Read more...]

Try Some Different Dining On Your Next Disney Trip!

So we are a few months into the New Year, and I was thinking about the Disney New Year’s Resolutions I made – and one of them was to try new things – and one area which I especially wanted to broaden my horizons was in Disney Dining – I have never disliked anything I have eaten at Disney, but I realized that there is PLENTY out there that I haven’t even tried yet! So if you’re like me, maybe you will want to think about branching out when it comes to Dining at Disney. Not sure how?Try these … [Read more...]

DIY Disney Recipes – It’s Never Too Early For A (Disney) Barbeque!

Ok so it may only be March, which in many parts of the country is still winter (like for example Upstate New York where I am currently praying for spring!), but we can always pretend a little – and what better way to celebrate Spring and warm weather than with some DIY Disney BBQ Recipes?Big Thunder Ribs Recipe – Served at Big Thunder Ranch BBQ in DisneylandIngredientsRibs1 1/2 cups Citrus Roundup BBQ Rub1 (4-pound) rack pork spareribs, trimmed of excess fat1/2 cup … [Read more...]

OMG ‘Ohana – Why Didn’t I Try This Amazing Disney Dining Restaurant Sooner?

It’s easy to get overwhelmed by the sheer plethora of Disney Dining options out there – from snack carts to counter service to buffets, character meals, fine dining, family style….it’s hard to pick where to eat! I always try and mix it up and test out some new places on each WDW trip – and we have yet to be disappointed with any of our choices! One dinner that we were particularly impressed with on our last trip was ‘Ohana – we loved it so much that we are seriously confused as to why we didn’t … [Read more...]

“Disney – Party Of Two!” – Why Disney World Is Perfect For Pairs

Nothing beats a family vacation to Walt Disney World – getting to watch your loved ones experience all that Disney has to offer is truly a magical experience. Sometimes though, it’s nice to travel in a slightly smaller group – in fact a group of two is my preferred way to visit Walt Disney World. What are the advantages to traveling in a twosome to WDW? Why, I’m so glad you asked!Value Rooms – Because How Much Space Do Two People Need? I personally stay exclusively at WDW’s Value Resorts – … [Read more...]

WDW Quick Tips: Pack Light And Skip The Checked Luggage

I don’t know about you, but I personally hate checking luggage. I have never had luck with it – it gets lost or banged up or misplaced or ends up on the other side of the country – oh and can I mention how this is a service many of us are PAYING for now with baggage fees?…needless to say, I try to avoid it if at all possible. Since I live in upstate New York and driving to Walt Disney World would take 20 hours or more, I choose to fly and bring as little as possible. I have come up with some … [Read more...]

Saving Mr. Banks Arrives On Blu-Ray And DVD March 18th!

Tom Hanks and Emma Thompson tell the backstory of one of Disney’s most beloved films –Mary Poppins – in this heartwarming film. Hanks plays the role of Walt Disney – who is determined to fulfill a promise he made to his daughters to make P.L. Travers’ (played by Thompson) book into a big screen featureTravers proves to be a hard sell – and is stubborn to a fault, until Disney is able to eventually dig deeper and use his own past to help discover Travers’ fears, and allow them to work … [Read more...]

Battle Of The Resort Quick Service Disney Dining: Art Of Animation Vs. Pop Century

When it comes to picking which Walt Disney World Resort to stay at, there are many factors that come into play. There’s location (proximity to the Parks is important!), transportation options, entertainment/amenities, price (probably one of the biggest things to consider, at least for my family!), and then there’s the most important of all for us Disney food obsessed folks: what dining options are available within the Resort.We are a strictly Value Resort family – we love the décor, the … [Read more...]