Changes are Coming to the Disney Vacation Club

The Disney Vacation Club (DVC), Disney’s version of a timeshare program, recently announced a change that almost went unnoticed by me. In fact, if I hadn’t seen an article by Jason Garcia of the Orlando Sentinel, it probably would have gone unnoticed. Currently, there is no distinction between DVC contracts purchased directly from Disney versus contracts purchased on the re-sale market. Members receive the same benefits and perks. As of March 21, 2011, that is about to change. Under the Disney … [Read more...]

Oldies But Goodies – Take A Chance, Try Some New Restaurants


It's not our fault!! We, as Oldies, sometimes get a little set in our ways and when it comes to food and restaurant choices we can tend (not everyone) to always go to the same restaurants and order the same thing. At least for me it came from the way we ate when I was a child. I'm not complaining, the food was very nutritious and my Mom was a great cook - BUT - Wednesday was always Prince Spaghetti day, Friday was always Fish, Saturday was always Franks and Beans, etc. etc. etc!!! See where I'm … [Read more...]

Walt Disney World Epcot: The one ride I MUST ride


In the continuation to my four part series on the absolute one ride that I MUST ride at each of the parks, today we take a look at Epcot.  As you may recall, last time we looked at the Magic Kingdom, and specifically at Big Thunder Mountain Railroad, as my MUST ride.For me, Epcot isn’t that easy to choose that one ride (although Magic Kingdom wasn’t that easy also) because there is so much that you can do at Epcot.  For instance, there is Soarin’, my wife’s favorite ride at Epcot and at all … [Read more...]

What a Thrill – A New Trip is In the Works


After my November trip to Walt Disney World I wrote a blog about the fact that, unlike previous years, there was no bounce back offer in my resort room. That left me in a much different position after our trip than in past years. I was not only suffering from PDTD (Post-Disney-Trip Depression), but I did not have a Walt Disney World Resort reservation for our family trip this year.This week, I received great news which flung me back into planning mode. I have been telling my hubby that I … [Read more...]

Details, Details: What You May be Missing at Disney’s Hollywood Studios

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I write a great deal about planning affordable Disney vacations. I love finding ways to save money on a trip to Disney World. But even more, I love when I can find things – hidden “treasures”, experiences, little details -- that can enhance a Disney vacation, and provide even more value for the money that I do spend.Fortunately, Walt Disney World provides lots of these types of experiences, if you only take the time to look!One of my favorite places to explore is Disney’s Hollywood … [Read more...]