Disney World Quick Tips – Signature Restaurants And Maximizing The Dining Plan


We are huge fans of the Signature restaurants at Walt Disney World. The free dining offer available for at least the first 9 months of 2011 (with some blackouts) is an opportunity to take advantage of these restaurants at an absolutely minimal cost.You can upgrade the free dining offer from the Disney Dining Plan to the Deluxe Dining Plan for $33 per adult per day. That may seem like a lot but let's look at the differences between the plans:DELUXE PLAN -Three Table Service Credits … [Read more...]

Review: Disney’s A Christmas Carol on Bluray

I sat down to watch this classic Christmas tale this past weekend. Having missed it in theaters last year I was really looking forward to seeing it! The portrayal of Ebeneser Scrooge is spot on. Jim Carrey really portrays Scrooge as a mean, old, money grubbing grouch.I was thinking my daughter would be able to watch this but there are several scenes that would really frighten a small child under 6 or 7. I am glad I checked this out with my wife first.You can clearly tell this movie was … [Read more...]

Disney Behind The Scenes: Jessie the Yodeling Cowgirl


Meet the characters of Toy Story 3! LET’S HEAR IT FOR THE TOYS!MEET JESSIE…Full Name: Jessie the Yodeling CowgirlOccupation: Cowgirl toyTalents: Expert yodeling, lasso and horse-riding skillsYear Made: 1957Description: Jessie is a mega-rare cowgirl toy from the 1950s. She appeared in the wildly popular television show, Woody’s Roundup, as the sweet ‘n’ sassy sidekick to Sheriff WoodySpecial Features: Hand-painted face on a durable vinyl head; red yarn hair … [Read more...]

Disney World Quick Tips – Ten FREE Things To Do At Walt Disney World


Yes, there are quite a few things you can do while you are at Walt Disney World for free. Free is not generally a word associated with anything Disney but if you look, these  things are there at no cost!! Here is a quick outline of ten things that run the gamut from FUN to USEFUL.Boat Ride From Downtown Disney To Port Orleans - If you look at the above picture you can see just how beautiful and serene this ride is It takes 20-25 minutes each way and the entire route looks much like … [Read more...]

Oldies But Goodies…More Than Buses Part 1


There are a lot of folks who think that the only way to get from point A to point B at Walt Disney World is by using the bus system. There are many other ways to get around and this week and next I'll try and address those alternatives. First of all, the Disney bus system is incredibly efficient and handles the majority of the needs of visitors beautifully. Even for us, the Oldies, the bus service provides a break from the heat (if not always from the crowds) and a worry free way to get from … [Read more...]