Disney: Get it For Less

The new Duke and Duchess of Cambridge (aka Prince William and Kate) recently wrapped up their tour of Canada and the United States. As an ordinary commoner, it was a lot of fun to drool over admire the extraordinary designer outfits Kate wore. Sadly, I do not have the royal coffers at my disposal and must live on a more modest commoner’s budget. Fortunately for me, most style shows, websites, and magazines usually find an affordable “get it for less” option in short order.The wheels started … [Read more...]

Tips for Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party


I am often asked if Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party is worth the extra money and I always say "YOU BETCHA!" The Diva family has been to Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party (aka MNSSHP) multiple times and really loved it!If you're planning a trip to WDW in 2011 from September 13th to October 31st I have a few tips that will help you make your PARTY even more fun!1) Bring Costumes with youA big part of what makes the party so much fun are the amazing costumes tourists wear on … [Read more...]

Special Needs at WDW: Tips for the Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing


Oscar winning Deaf actress Marlee Matlin has often said, “the only thing Deaf people can’t do is hear” and she proves it everyday. The sights and sounds of Walt Disney World aren’t only for hearing people, the Deaf and hard of hearing can experience all that Walt Disney World has to offer through a variety of communication devices.If you have a family member who is Deaf or hard of hearing and haven’t experienced Disney destinations because of it, this should help you understand what Disney … [Read more...]

Watch Out for Pin Codes That Don’t Save You Money.


Disney's newest marketing tool is sending out more pin codes. That's great, right?  Well, just be careful. Some of the newest pin codes don't actually save you any money. Briefly, a pin code is a discount that's unique to you. When you sign up at the Disney website to get emails from Disney, some of the emails "might" contain a discount code. I say "might" because there doesn't seem to be any way to ensure you'll actually get a code.In our household, Disney loves sending codes to my husband. … [Read more...]

Teens Take on visiting Walt Disney World

teen at Walt Disney World

Is your teen ready to go it alone at Walt Disney World Resort? Small children see the Parks through pixie dusted lenses. Everything is magical and memorable and perfect. As they age, though, a little of that pixie dust wears off. A Disney trip may still be fun, but tagging along with Mom and Dad and little siblings can be a drag.The teenagers I know keep their love of The Most Magical Place on Earth alive by stepping out on their own. They taste some independence, and they discover the … [Read more...]