Why We Love Disney’s Epcot Resorts

When people ask me which of Disney’s many resorts is my favorite I usually have a hard time answering because I love so many of them….for different reasons. At certain times of the year like during the Christmas season, Wilderness Lodge can’t be beat. When I want someplace peaceful, quiet and serene, with amazing art and design…and animals….I tend to vote for Animal Kingdom Lodge. If I’m wishing for a Caribbean vacation without actually visiting the Caribbean, then I tend to lean towards the … [Read more...]




Best Things I Love About Disney – The Carousel Of Progress

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There aren't a lot of attractions left that are truly "old Disney" but the Carousel of Progress (COP) is definitely one of them. Sure, it's not a thriller chiller and the animatronics are definitely dated but it has that one thing that"old Disney" has that is lacking in a lot of the new stuff - CHARM!!I was given the 50th Anniversary Musical History of Disneyland by my wife for Christmas a few years back and I can't tell you how many times I have listened to the audio from the Disneyland … [Read more...]




Birthdays at Walt Disney World: Let the Fun Begin!

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We love taking our vacation trips during Sophie’s birthday!  There is so much to enjoy at Disney when you are visiting for your birthday, for us it is a no-brainer to book our vacation during that time of the year!  For this post, I’m going to go into some of the special touches that Disney puts on to help you celebrate your birthday right!First of all, I have found it a key point to make sure that Disney knows that you are celebrating a birthday when you check-in.  In fact, I have made sure … [Read more...]




The benefits of staying on Walt Disney World property

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The first few times that I went to Disney World, either with my Grandparents, or with my wife Cindy, we didn’t stay on property.  For us, either we were going for just the day, or if we were going for multiple days, we just stayed at a local hotel – to save money, we thought.However, all of that changed when we went to Disney World with Sophie in 2007.  That was the first year we stayed on Disney property, and it was incredible.   We had so much fun that we have not even looked at staying … [Read more...]




Oldies But Goodies – Should Seniors Use Detailed Touring Plans?

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This is yet another one of those questions where the answer depends on the individuals involved. The approach a Senior takes toward park touring depends on a number of things - Disney experience level, health, overall energy level, length of stay and expectations are all things that influence that approach. You will notice that time of year and weather were not included, since a very large portion of us are retired those items are under our control because of our travel time flexibility.Many … [Read more...]