Have you tried this? Pick a pearl in Epcot

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Have you ever wanted to try something new at Disney World? There are so many things you can do and see but on a recent trip I tried something a little different. I love souvenirs and totally admit to being a dorky pin collector and admirer of Disney jewelry, so I was drawn naturally to the prospect of choosing my own oyster and harvesting the pearl at the Mitsukoshi department store in Japan at Epcot.To participate you pay around $17.00 and you select an oyster from a tank. You do not … [Read more...]


Visiting Walt Disney World Solo

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Have you ever been to the parks on a solo mission? Have you ever dreamed about it?  Let me tell you, it is well worth doing! Going to Disney World Solo allows you a great chance to explore the parks at your own pace without a child demanding to ride Peter Pan’s Flight for the hundredth time or a significant other who doesn't understand why you need to purchase that shirt, you already have one just like it at home!So what can you do while on your own at the parks. Well, whether it's for an … [Read more...]


The Disney Royal Treatment – A Look at Port Orleans Riverside

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Port Orleans Riverside is perhaps the most popular moderate level resort at Walt Disney World. Recently, I got to stay here for five wonderful nights and I am here to report that this resort is a wonderful and affordable option for families looking for a bit of luxury and good dose of pixie dust without spending an arm and a leg.Check in at this resort resembles a ferry port where one might board a river cruise. I had not checked in on line and was happy that there was no wait for me to get … [Read more...]


What to Pack in your Carry On Bag

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Packing a carry on bag  for your flight is actually an art, especially if your Destination is Walt Disney World. If you are flying into Orlando International Airport it is likely that you are utilizing Disney's Magical Express service. If this is the case you said good bye to your luggage at your home airport and will not see it again until it appears in your hotel room at Disney World as if by...magic! The only problem with this scenario is that it can take up to 3 hours for your bag to be … [Read more...]


Top 5 Table Service Meals at Epcot

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If you are planning your dining reservations for your upcoming Disney trip chances are you are going to want to include a restaurant or two in Epcot. Epcot is home to arguably the best table service meal choices in any theme park.This list was exceedingly hard to make, but here are my top five pics for table service meals at Epcot. I have not ranked these in any particular order as they are all great options!1. Via Napoli in the Italy pavilion is always a winner. You really cannot go … [Read more...]


Best Quick Service Dining Spot in Epcot

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Epcot, among many things, offers the most diverse choices when it comes to dining. It is a park that is home to some of the best quick service options throughout Walt Disney World.I have gathered what I believe to be the five best bets for quick service if you are at this park.1. Sunshine Seasons- Located in The Land Pavilion this quick serve location offers up pretty much any type of food you can imagine. This makes it a great choice for families with a variety or pallets to please! … [Read more...]


Disney Junior Digital Magazine Review

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If you have young kids you are going to want to subscribe to the new Disney Junior  digital magazine available in the app store or Apple Newsstand.My son and I spent hours playing with this interactive magazine and let me tell you, it was a big hit with both of us. The issue we read was called "Everyone's an Artist," and there were lots of games relating to color and art work.  My son loved all of the coloring and the ability to choose which color virtual crayon he would use with each new … [Read more...]


Disney Publishing Launches Digital Edition of Disney Junior Magazine

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Disney Junior is a staple in my house and in the homes of many other families with small children. Because of this, the announcement yesterday from Disney Publishing World Wide that their new digital magazine, Disney Junior, will be hitting Apple Newsstands soon has been met with great excitement!Andrew Sugerman, executive vice president, Disney Publishing Worldwide had this to say about the innovative new magazine, “The demand for high quality content has never been greater. As the use of … [Read more...]


Five things you Need to Know About Face Painting at WDW

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Throughout the Disney parks you will find several Face Painting Stations. Recently I took my son to get his face painted at WDW and wanted to share some Tips & Tricks with you to help make your experience more magical!1.Each face painting station offers the same selection of about a dozen faces you can choose from. These are your only choices and range from flowers and princess inspired faces, to dogs and pirates.2. You should expect to pay around $15 for the face. We chose a Pirate … [Read more...]


Where to Start- A Guide for the First Time Guest

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Visiting Walt Disney World as a  fist time guest can be really overwhelming, but have no fear, I am here to guide you through the process. When planning your first trip to WDW you may find yourself wondering how you can possibly see and do it all. The answer to that is simple; it is not possible. You need to plan a few things to do, see, and experience so you do not get worn out and really get to enjoy your trip!The first thing you need to do when you arrive at your resort is to obtain a … [Read more...]