To Stay On or Off Property – That is the Question

When you're planning your Walt Disney World vacation, one of the biggest questions is whether or not to stay on property.  There are advantages to both, and many regular visitors have strong opinions either way.I've stayed at and around the WDW Resort numerous times, and still find advantages and disadvantages either way, so hopefully I can help you find the right decision for your next trip!Some Facts about Staying on Property Include:Airport Transportation Included - The Magical … [Read more...]

Whatever happened to… Figaro Fries???


Whatever happened to Figaro Fries? You know... Disney World fries, topped with bacon, cheddar cheese, lettuce, tomatoes, and drowned in ranch sauce. Figaro Fries are one of the the many secrets of the Magic Kingdom, and could only be found at PinocchioVillage Haus in Fantasyland.One our last trip I was surprised to find out that the Figaro Fries were removed from the menu on May 1st, 2008 and replaced with loaded fries, consisting of fries topped with cheese and bacon.It's just … [Read more...]

Is Disney Brining Back Free Dining?

I don't know about you but both my email box and postal mail box has been filling up with Disney Offers or Pin Codes. With a Walt Disney World vacation in the works the marketing team at Disney must have my number.One of the best promotions in my opinion is the Free Dining Offer. I was sad when I heard last year that they were discontinuing it. For my family is had the best savings even over Kids Stay and Play Free Promotion.With the free dining no longer on the table or so I thought I … [Read more...]

To Wear Mouse Ears, Or Not to Wear Mouse Ears

Original 1971 WDW Mouse Ear Hat

The Author in his YOAMD Mouse Ear Hat Picture yourself getting ready to leave your home in the morning. It’s not a workday, so you decide to dress more casual than usual. Jeans. A sweatshirt. A Mouse Ear hat. You open your door and step out into the world to run your errands and to do your shopping.What’s wrong with this scenario?Well, for me, I don’t wear sweatshirts. But for most normal people, it would be the wearing of a Mouse Ear hat in public! Not many have done this, but I’m … [Read more...]

DVD Review: Tales from Earthsea


Disney and Studio Ghibli are bringing Gorō Miyazaki's epic film “Tales from Earthsea” to DVD on March 8, 2011. This story is based on the “Earthsea” fantasy book series by Ursula K. Le Guin.This is the first film adaptation of any part of the the “Earthsea” series, as previously, the author denied requests from others to adapt her work to the big screen. Hayao Miyazaki received approval to create the anime version after winning an Oscar for “Spirited Away,” but he was engaged on another … [Read more...]