My favorite Disney World Roller Coasters

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As a roller coaster fan, I’ll admit that I grew up a self-proclaimed roller coaster CHICKEN!  In fact, it wasn’t until I went to a theme park in Virginia that I became a fan.  But that’s another story for another time.Over the years, I have become a huge fan of the roller coaster genre, and Walt Disney World, in my opinion, has some of the best roller coasters on the planet.  A lot of my friends will disagree with me, saying that this roller coaster, or that roller coaster is better, but to … [Read more...]





Attitude is everything…or “A Spoonful of Sugar”

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Much has been made of the negotiations between Disney and the services union, so I’m not going to get into that discussion very much.  However, I would like to add my own perspective to how I approach things that I don’t like but need to do for my job.The other day I was driving to pick up my daughter from school, listening to one of my favorite Disney related playlists on my iPod – the music of the Sherman Brothers.  I was thinking at the time about how things are kind of crazy for a lot of … [Read more...]





A Hidden Treasure: Disney Customized Maps

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For someone that hasn’t been to Walt Disney World very often, there can be a lot of things to decide upon when you are planning your trip.  One of the biggest things that people overlook is how to tell your child, wife, or other significant person that you are taking them to Disney World on a vacation!  If you are taking your children, one of the greatest things that I have found to “spill the beans” are the Disney Customized Maps.  These are special maps that you can order free of charge from … [Read more...]





Planning the Multi-Generational Family Vacation

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There is nothing quite like taking a family vacation to Walt Disney World.  The excitement that comes with planning the trip is almost half the fun.  How long do I stay?  Where do we want to eat?  Should we do the Disney Dining Plan?  These are some of the questions that need answering.However, there is a whole other dimension that gets introduced when you start planning a trip involving multiple families, and even multiple generations of people going.  Just like planning your own family … [Read more...]





Date Night Disney: The search for the perfect Date Restaurant

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My sister-in-law Nancy and I are collaborating on a project.  In June, we’ll be taking our families to Disney’s Bay Lake Tower resort for a family vacation – as documented in “Planning the Multi-Generational Family Vacation”.  Since we have nine people in our reservation party, part of the conspiring that Nancy and I are doing is to take our spouses out for an adult dinner – sans children.We do have some prerequisites that we need to take in consideration.  For starters, neither one of us … [Read more...]