Walt Disney World Dining: Breakfast at the Parks, or at the Resorts?

Sophie & Minnie at Cape May Cafe

 It’s one of the age-old questions asked about a Disney vacation:  Which is better, to eat breakfast at one of the resorts, or to eat breakfast at one of the parks?  As is so often the case when you are talking about this or that with regard to Disney, the answer is an unequivocal “It Depends!”However, a case can be made for both of these scenarios, and for this post, I’m going to show both sides of the equation with my real-life experiences so that you can understand that when … [Read more...]

Disney Dream Oceaneer’s Club – Focus High on Clean Environment for Children

Hand Washing System on the Disney Dream

Before boarding the Disney Dream, my son and I had just (finally) gotten over having the flu.  I was a bit apprehensive about sending him (age 5) to the Oceaneer’s Club in fear that he may come down with some other child’s illness while we were on vacation.  This is not to say that I thought that the facilities would not be clean!  However, my son does not quite understand yet that he should not put his hands on objects, then into his mouth.  So much to teach him, so little time!So, when we … [Read more...]

My Suite Dream


I have been blessed during much of my adult life to be able to visit Walt Disney World pretty often. I have ridden every ride, seen every show, enjoyed lots of great food, shopped at nearly every store, and have been lucky enough to have met wonderful people from all over the world. Still, there is one thing I dream of doing at Walt Disney World. I REALLY want to stay in Cinderella Castle Suite.I have read the awe-inspiring descriptions of each part of the suite. From the elevator with its … [Read more...]

YouTube Must-See: Nick Pitera

Nick Pitera

If you haven't seen this guy's videos, it's time you do. He has an amazing voice with fantastic range. If you watch the videos, you'll see what I mean. At first, I thought it was kind of creepy, but now, I find it incredible.He has a few videos on YouTube of him singing Disney songs, but for the most part, they are covers of other songs. The Disney ones, though, are spectacular. He has been featured on  the Ellen DeGeneres show after his video for "A Whole New World" blew up all over the … [Read more...]

What is a “Fish Extender”?


After I booked my reservation for the Disney Dream, my travel agent told me that I would receive a “fish extender”?  She stated that when I got to my state room, I would receive one of these.  I was not really told anything else by my travel agent other than once I got fish extender, I should put it outside my door.None of these instructions seemed to make a whole lot of sense.  Not wanting to look like the Disney Cruise newbie that I was, I decided to not ask others about the fish extender … [Read more...]