Training for your Walt Disney Marathon – 5k Complete, Now What?


Congratulations!!  You've run 3.1 miles!  That's a huge accomplishment already.  It may seem absolutely insane to add 10 more miles (yes, 10 full miles), but that's the goal - 13.1.Don't worry - it's not impossible.  The most important thing is to find a training program that you can follow and stick to, giving you a schedule for distance, times, etc...  I knew with my schedule (keeping up with an infant) that finding 4 or more days a week to run would be nearly impossible.  Luckily, … [Read more...]

Take A Boat Ride With Us From Downtown Disney To Port Orleans Riverside


One of the reasons we enjoy staying at Port Orleans Riverside is the wonderful boat transportation option from the resort to Downtown Disney and back. It's not just convenient but a terrific way to relax at the end of your day so you can get a great night's sleep when you get back to the resort. Let's take that ride from Downtown Disney to the resort together. I won't be putting in a lot of narrative, just enough to let you know where we are. Enjoy the trip!!Saratoga Springs Resort from … [Read more...]

Have You Seen The Lobby Tilework At Disney’s Grand Floridian?


On our November 2009 visit we weren't staying at the Grand Floridian (GF) as we have done several times in the past but we visited one day for Afternoon Tea at the Garden View Lounge. We saw the wonderful new tile work that was mostly complete with a little still in progress in the lobby area. Being the incurable photo hound that I am I took some pictures to share.The tile above was at the main entrance and the following pictures are all a part of that one section:The … [Read more...]

How Disney Dining Made My Trip

Me and My Best Friend at Citricos

The summer before my September 2010 trip Disney was offering a great deal. “Free Dining Plan” they said. Awesome! Except I wasn’t eligible. Or so I thought!  When I first booked my trip the cast member signed me up the deluxe dining plan.In case you’ve never heard of the deluxe dining plan the rules for it go a little something like this: 3 meal credits a day and 2 snack credits a day per person per night of your vacation. Meaning for my 7 day 6 night Disney vacation I was able to have … [Read more...]

First-Time Experiences at Walt Disney World

Tower of Terror Entrance

Spoiler Alert: If you haven’t enjoyed Splash Mountain and The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror yet, don’t read this article! Everyone else, enjoy!I think we can all agree that the first time we experienced a Disney show, Ride, or Attraction, was the best time! Not knowing what to expect only heightened the fun and made us gasp and giggle at all the right places. We can never get closer to the feelings that the Imagineers wanted to invoke in us than during our first exposure.I’d like to … [Read more...]