Last-Minute Idea for Mom’s Special Day at Disneyland Resort

If you’re still trying to figure out a happy surprise for Mother’s Day on May 8, there’s still time to make reservations for two special brunches at the Disneyland Resort.Take your pick of the Grand Ballroom at the Disneyland Hotel or Storyteller’s Cafe at Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel & Spa. Both feature Disney characters for memorable photos — Cinderella and her princess friends in the Grand Ballroom, and Chip ‘n Dale and friends at Storyteller’s Cafe.“Disney’s Royal Buffet for … [Read more...]





Disneyland Tips and Tricks – Some Helpful Planning Tips

Before arriving:Book dining 60 days in advance- great way to celebrate your 2 month mark.Have kids get involved with saving- cans, bottles, selling cookies, working around the neighborhood.  Then put some of the money on Disney gift cards for them to spend when they arrive!  You can also use the cards to show them they are going!  Walgreens has gift cards you can choose the amount to put on them.  Sam's Club has $100 gift cards with a bonus $10 Disney Store gift card for under … [Read more...]





Eating Table Service in the Parks vs at the Resorts – Which is Better? Part 2

There are many variables that affect whether table service meals are better in the parks or the resorts. Last time I looked at specialty dining such as character meals, signature dining, buffets, and unique and entertaining restaurants. Today, let’s evaluate table service meals by looking at the convenience factor and the time of day you’ll be eating, shall we? Convenience Transportation. Walt Disney World’s most common form of transportation, buses, connects resorts to theme parks, water … [Read more...]





Eating Table Service in the Parks vs the Resorts – Which is Better? Part 1

This topic stumped me for a while since it clearly falls into the category of it depends. It’s always tough to make recommendations on matters of personal preference since a one-size-fits-all approach simply doesn’t work. Even if the same approach doesn’t work for everyone, do some options have a slight edge over others for a majority of visitors? I endeavored to find out.In trying to answer whether eating at table service restaurants in the parks or the resorts wins out, I decided to break … [Read more...]





Walt Disney World Tips and Tricks – Lanyards

Kristen Hoetzel Photography

 When doing the Epcot International Food and Wine Festival, purchase a lanyard to wear. Just attach a clear pouch, if it doesn't come with one you can get a pack of them at any office supply store for a few dollars. This way you can put your drivers license on one side (to show them when purchasing alcohol) and a form of payment on the other. I've found that it's easy to pay with your Keys to the Kingdom (if you are staying on property) or to purchase one of the special edition … [Read more...]