Disney Quick Tips – Don’t Force Your Kids to Keep Going

I spent a week at Disney this past May, and witnessed 4 different children vomit. Far from MAGICAL if you ask me. Was it caused by a stomach virus? Possibly. Too much sun? Perhaps. Food poisoning? No clue. But sometimes, a child (or adult for that matter) becomes sick due to being pushed to the max. The Sun, the heat, over-stimulation, food & calories being consumed that our bodies may not be used to, more walking than usual, and staying up late are all things that can throw our bodies out … [Read more...]

Making ADRs… From 1 Day to 180 Days (+10) in Advance

For the Planner or the Procrastinator... here are some tips to score some great Advanced Dining Reservations (ADRs) for your upcoming Disney Vacation.The Planner. If you're well organized, you've likely got everything planned to a "T" for your next Disney trip. Dates picked, Resort reservation made, you even know which parks to visit on which days and where you'd like to eat each meal.Call right at 180 days. You certainly know the drill about calling in (or having your travel agent call … [Read more...]

Demonstrations at Crystal Arts in the Magic Kingdom

Have you ever checked out this hidden gem? Most people book it down Main Street with their eyes on the castle. But if you take a moment to actually look around on Main Street, you should step inside Crystal Arts. For one thing, it's Air Conditioned! It's also never crowded, in fact, the day we stopped by last month, we had the entire store to ourselves for 20+ minutes!Crystal Arts sells... well, crystal art! There are many fun little and large glass and crystal figurines - including many of … [Read more...]

Eeyore to make last appearance at Disney’s Animal Kingdom

On Thursday, May 9th, 2013, Eeyore will make his last full day appearance at Disney's Animal Kingdom. Sadly, he is being cut from the Animal Kingdom meet and greets.According to Kenny the Pirate, Winnie the Pooh and Tigger will leave their home at the Discovery Island boat dock and move to Camp Minnie Mickey on May 10th. Donald and Daisy will begin meeting at the former home of Pooh and friends, and Mickey and Minnie will begin meet and greets at the new Adventures Outpost on May 12th. … [Read more...]

2nd Annual Special Diets IllumiNations Dessert Party to take place October 13, 2013

The 2nd Annual Special Diets IllumiNations Dessert Party is being held Sunday, October 13, 2013 at the France Pavilion at Epcot® in the Walt Disney World Resort in Florida. This event is being hosted by the Gluten Free & Dairy Free at WDW Blog and sponsored by Mousekejournals. Other sponsors include yours truly, Chip & Co., as well as Disney Dining, "Mouse"cation and others. The event will include a dessert buffet in which all items will be made to be free of the top 8 common allergens … [Read more...]

Peter Pan: Disney Classics Book App Review

Last week I had the privilege of receiving and reviewing the Peter Pan: Disney Classics book app for the iPad. Before trying the app out myself, I allowed my kids to give it a go. They are 4 and 2 and the story held their attention. They chose the 'Read to Me' mode and as the story is read, each word spoken is highlighted.Each page had a few interactive features that are fun to discover, but nothing overly distracting - such as turning on house lights, or making Tinker Bell fly away. The … [Read more...]

Royal Party and Storybook Deluxe Princess App Reviews

There are FIVE Disney Princess Apps on sale for $1.99 right now through Friday (Feb 15) at the iTunes store (regularly $4.99). I'm here tell you about the Disney Princess - Royal Party app and the Beauty and the Beast: Storybook Deluxe app.Royal Party celebrates Rapunzel becoming a Disney Princess! This app is loaded with a lot of fun for little girls! There are Coloring Pages, Puzzles, and a story to read about Rapuzel, but that's just the tip of the iceberg - look at what else there is to … [Read more...]

Valentine’s Sale on 5 Disney Princess Apps!

Disney Publishing Worldwide is celebrating Valentine's Day this year with its Disney Princesses! Now through Friday,  February 15, select Princess apps for iOS are on sale for $1.99. The apps include the following:Princess Dress-Up: My Sticker Book for $1.99 (orig. $4.99)  Readers help their favorite Disney Princesses prepare for magical moments in this dress-up sticker book. Updated version includes interactive camera feature, plus new outfits, shoes, stories, and Princess … [Read more...]

Peter Pan: Disney Classics App

This year, Disney's Peter Pan turns 60 years old. To celebrate, on Feb 5th, Disney released an all-new “Diamond Edition” DVD/Blu-ray; however, fans can also experience the classic tale on mobile devices with the Peter Pan: Disney Classics book app. The iOS story takes readers to Neverland like never before. With read along activities, games and more, readers will join Peter Pan, Tinker Bell and the whole gang on a magical adventure whenever, wherever, and however they choose.The … [Read more...]

Maximize Your Mornings at Walt Disney World

When a friend is headed to Walt Disney World, we often get asked "What attractions are a must-do?" While that question is easy to answer - and the answers may vary depending on who is asked - the better piece of advice I give is to maximize your mornings at the Parks to successfully carry out all of those must-see attractions. Here's how to maximize your mornings at the parks:Wake Up Early! Yes, you're on vacation, and usually that means "sleeping in." But not at WDW! Set your alarm in order … [Read more...]