Scary Rides and Attractions to Avoid with Kids

With a soon to be ten year old, it is quite easy to take her on rides that she absolutely loves!  Peter Pan, Winnie the Pooh, "it’s a small world", even Tower of Terror are no problem for her!  Don’t even get me started on roller coasters, and how much she loves them!But there are some rides that she just doesn’t like, so this article is written for those of you like us, parents of children that do get scared at some of the attractions.  Here is Sophie’s list, listed in order of the … [Read more...]

Delight in the Details: Disney’s Hollywood Studios

“There’s no business like show-business...” and no one does show-business quite like Disney’s Hollywood Studios. Before you go racing off to Rockin’ Rollercoaster or Tower of Terror, take a few minutes to saunter down Hollywood Boulevard and delight in the details!As you enter the park you will see a kiosk with a Mickey on top, (“the crossroads of the world”) Look closely and you’ll notice that Mickey’s ears are uneven, and he appears to be reaching for something, but what? The ear is copper … [Read more...]

Reduce-Reuse-Recycle: How Disney Cruise Line is going green

You are familiar with the 3 R’s of recycling, and you’ve already heard how Walt Disney World is going green, but what you’re probably less familiar with is how Disney Cruise Line puts these into operation on a daily basis.Reduce: 1. Instead of wasting more than 20,000 plastic bags, Disney Cruise Line has placed cloth laundry bags in each stateroom to minimize the waste of plastic onboard.2. Each vessel has an environmental officer onboard, it’s his job to monitor all of the recycling … [Read more...]

Disney’s Grand Gathering: The Experiences

If you’re traveling in a Grand Gathering, you have the option to enjoy exclusive experiences only for parties of 8 or more. Yes, these have an additional charge but they are wonderful experiences designed to delight everyone in your travel party.International Dinner and IllumiNations Desert Reception: Enjoy a buffet dinner with international cuisine (from five different nations) while you are entertained with live music and storytelling. Keep an eye out for some of your favorite characters, … [Read more...]

Disney Parade Viewing Spots from a Wheelchair


One of my favorite things at Walt Disney World are the parades. It is a great opportunity to take a break and grab a snack. Plus if you are limited on the amounts of attractions you can ride its a great way to spend the afternoon or evening and see some great characters.Walt Disney World has designated areas for wheelchairs along all of the parade routes. The areas are marked on the guide maps you pick up at the front of the park and the disabled guest guide maps you can pick up at … [Read more...]