Strategies for Staying Cool in Disney World


Disney World has some of its highest seasons during the hot months of the year.  Many of us find that when we get to the parks, we were not quite prepared for how HOT it is as we walk from attraction to attraction or while standing in line.  Through the years, I have tried many things to help keep my family and I more comfortable during the heat of the day.  Here are a few of my favorite ideas:1.  Head straight to the ice cream shop.  Even if you do not cool off from eating that ice cream … [Read more...]

“Inside Disney Weddings” Exclusive Interview with David Tutera


This week's episode of "Inside Disney Weddings" features an exclusive interview with celebrity wedding planner David Tutera on his Couture Collection of Disney's Fairy Tale Weddings.Tutera gives "Inside Disney Weddings" details on the origin and future of the collection, which comprises four distinct wedding “looks” that offer magazine-worthy decor and Tutera’s personal touch at a fraction of the cost of a celebrity wedding."I knew that I had the expertise and the history of doing … [Read more...]

Second and Third Graders From Louisiana Win Disney’s Planet Challenge and Trip to Disneyland


Those second and third graders can’t contain their excitement because they just won the national elementary grand prize in Disney’s Planet Challenge environmental and science competition. They also just found out they’re going to Disneyland and will be the stars of a parade down Main Street, U.S.A. on May 6.The students from Zachary Elementary School in Louisiana beat out thousands of kids across the United States for their work towards saving the Louisiana coastline and wetlands … [Read more...]

New Threads for Star Tours 2 Cast Members

Star Tours 1 CM Costumes

Not only will Star Tours at both Disneyland and Walt Disney World get a face lift, but the cast member costumes will get a revamp as well! Check out the NEW cast member duds.Here's what they used to look like.The new costumes remind me more of Star Trek: The Next Generation than Star Wars but I like them none-the-less. Be on the lookout for the new costumes when Star Tours: The Adventure Continues opens May 20th at Disney's Hollywood Studios at Walt Disney World Resort! I'll be there … [Read more...]

Classic Disney: Plaza Swan Boats Ride


Do you remember these classic Swan Boat Rides at Walt Disney World?Here are the details of this Classic Disney ride from our friends at Yesterland:The Plaza Swan Boats operated seasonally between May 1973 and August 1983. The leisurely ride on the Plaza Swan Boats included a loop around the Swiss Family Treehouse. Because each boat required a cast member, it was an expensive ride to operate. Although the ride has been gone for a quarter century, the loading dock and the canals still … [Read more...]