Is A Disney Internship Right for You?

When I was in high school, there was a group of young people who came from around the U.S. and performed concerts; they were called Up With People. Being a very outgoing teen who dreamed of becoming a singer one day (pre-American Idol), I was very interested in joining this group. This was, of course, before home computers and certainly before the internet so information on joining such a group was not readily available. I never did join Up With People but they are still around, and have been … [Read more...]





Deluxe Dining, More than a Meal

If you have experienced a Disney Magic Your Way Package, you are probably aware of the options for the Disney Dining Plan. Each plan has its own value and each option appeals to a different vacation experience. I have traveled to Disney numerous times with various travel parties: my husband and I, my husband and I with my 9 year-old stepson and our annual family vacation (all 10 of us!) During our many trips to Disney we have come to value the deluxe plan.If you’re like most, your first … [Read more...]





Affordable Disney Vacations: Saving Time AND Money with Disney’s Magical Express

Many people travel to Walt Disney World by flying. For some, there is no other realistic way to get there. Others, who could drive, often choose to fly anyway. My family is in the second group: while I personally don’t mind driving, my family feels otherwise.So we typically fly these days. But the challenge here, if you are trying to have a Disney vacation that is as affordable as possible, is that airfare is way expensive. So unfortunately, a major portion of any Disney vacation budget ends … [Read more...]





Family Fun Weekend Recap: Fiesta Weekend

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Disneyland introduced their all new Family Fun Weekends, starting January 14 and continuing on through March 6. The festivities can be found at the Big Thunder Ranch festival arena. (I'm glad it's back there because then I get to pass the goats on the way. I love the goats.)The first weekend (January 14-16) was Fiesta Weekend. Characters like Mickey, Minnie and Donald were dressed in their fiesta best, and Mariachi Divas performed for the crowd. (If you've never seen them before, you can … [Read more...]





Delicious, Filling and Affordable at Disneyland

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I enjoy eating at the parks, simply because it's more convenient. Unfortunately, sometimes those eating ventures can be quite costly. (My wallet says, "Ouch!") But then, it happened -- I found a meal that was not just satisfying but completely affordable.Chili. Cheese. Fries. Ooey, gooey, hot chili cheese fries. My mouth waters just thinking about them. What's even better is that you can SHARE these. I get full sharing them with someone like my boyfriend or my mom. (Yep, I go to Disneyland … [Read more...]