So You’re Going to Disney World… Building Up the Excitement!!

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You just told the (kids, nieces, nephews, grandkids) you’re headed to Disney World - The Most Magical Place on Earth!!! How do you keep up the excitement for the year or months away?? There are a ton of neat ways just by looking at Pinterest that are economical and easy to do with the family. Sometimes the photos and projects that are posted are completely overwhelming and can cause a slight case of “glue gun envy”. Don’t fret!! I am going to help you with step by step mommy friendly … [Read more...]




Top 5 Character Meals At WDW – Why You Should NOT Miss These!

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One of the best parts about visiting Walt Disney World is all the amazing characters that you can meet and greet! They are all over the place – around the Parks, at Character Spots, and then there’s my personal favorite way to mingle with them – character meals! Combining amazing Disney Food with character interaction is probably the most genius idea ever – and it’s become so popular that Disney has tons of character dining options to choose from! My family and I always plan a few different … [Read more...]




Native Southern California Runner Won the Disneyland Half Marathon

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Nick Arciniaga, originally from Fountain Valley, Calif., won the Disneyland Half Marathon in record fashion Sunday, finishing in 1:07:48. Arciniaga, 31, led the field of 16,056 registered runners virtually from wire to wire to win easily after placing 7th in the Boston Marathon earlier this year finishing as the second American in 2:11.47. “I don’t get very many hometown wins since I don’t race around here very much but running at Disneyland is something that is pretty close to my heart,” said … [Read more...]




Disney Quick Tip: Relax on Tom Sawyer Island

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Seasoned veterans of Walt Disney World can all attest to the fact that there is a lot of walking, and at times all the sounds, crowds, rides, and action can get overwhelming. It is okay, and highly recommended that you take a break during the day to rest your feet and mind. Magic Kingdom is the most popular park and is often the most stimulating, crowded, and busy. If you are in the mood to stay at the park, but need to sit down in a quiet place I suggest heading to Fronterland. Board the raft … [Read more...]




Living the VIP Life with Disney’s Premium and Platinum Packages

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I mentioned these vacation packages briefly in my recent “Which Dining Plan Is Right For You?” article, and they are definitely worth exploring some more, especially if you are considering booking a WDW vacation to celebrate something special like a honeymoon or an anniversary – or if you just want to experience some VIP treatment while at WDW!Living The Premium Life: This package includes accommodations at a Walt Disney World Resort, and Park Tickets that can be customized to the length of … [Read more...]