10 Fun Things to do for Dad at the Walt Disney World Resort

Disney isn't just about little girls and Princess dresses. Walt Disney World Resort salutes dads every day with some Dad friendly activities sure to get him out of the “man cave” and into some Disney fun.Walt Disney created Disneyland as a place for moms and dads to enjoy with their children and this idea extends to all of the Disney theme parks today, including Walt Disney World Resort. Here’s some manly options to make dad feel like a king on his next Disney vacation:Wild Africa Trek: … [Read more...]

Disney’s Magical Express: The Most Magical Transportation to and from Orlando International Airport

Magical Express has been one of my most favorite things about staying on property.  I no longer have to shell out money for a cab, or wait for my luggage at the carousel.  It also is great for those of us who do not want to have to rent a car.The process is easy. Anyone staying at an Official Walt Disney World Hotel ( Meaning any resort owned and operated by Disney. For example: Pop Century, Port Orleans Riverside, Beach Club etc.) is eligible. Simply call and add your flight details to the … [Read more...]

Be sure to plan a SeaWorld Day on your next Disney Vacation

Like most of you, I’m a Disney Addict, Disney Fanatic, Disneyaholic…you get the picture. For me, it is all Disney all the time, but what happens if your family doesn’t feel the same way and wants to do something outside the Disney Parks? Since getting a new family is not an option, consider spending a day or two at SeaWorld Orlando.Exciting events are happening at SeaWorld through September 2015 as they celebrate 50 years of family fun! With a new Shamu show, animal encounters and fireworks … [Read more...]

Show Your Disney Side: Nail Art Edition

This year Disney is all about rocking your Disney Side. What better way to express your Disney Side, than with fun nails? The possibilities are really quite endless, you can go very realistic, or simply stylized.Lately Disney has been showing us some awesome tutorials and inspirations, and one really caught my eye! With the hot summer fast upon us there’s nothing I crave more than a Mickey’s Premium Ice Cream Bar, so when I saw this tutorial I had to take a crack at it myself.Disney … [Read more...]

Ten Planning Tips to a Smoother Walt Disney World Vacation

Do you want to have a smoother Walt Disney World vacation?  I am sure you do!  Considering Walt Disney World takes up about the size of San Francisco, planning your way around the parks is a must!  Even frequent Disney travelers like myself need to do a bit of planning.  Even if you don't use a hard core Touring Plan, or plan every meal down to the sprinkles on your Disney cupcakes during the 3 o'clock parade, some planning is necessary.  So today I am going to share Ten Planning Tips to a … [Read more...]

Starbucks Green Mermaid Makes Her Downtown Disney Debut

If you have ever been shopping at Downtown Disney after a long day in the parks, you have likely wondered where the nearest caffeination station was. If you're like me you probably settled for a subpar cup of coffee from an eatery like Earl of Sandwich or Ghiradelli (great sandwiches/ice cream, coffee-not so good). I am so thankful to report that this is no longer your only option - the green mermaid has now made her first home at Downtown Disney! Thanks to a grand expansion happening across … [Read more...]

Dining at Disney – Sharing Is Caring!

Vacationing at Walt Disney World is so many things – fun, amazing, filled with memories, and – it can also be a bit pricey. There are tons of ways to save money on your WDW vacation, and one of my favorite ways is to practice the preschool-taught principle of SHARING my snacks! Normally, I would never advocate sharing food – but there are some items at WDW that are too delicious (and too big!) not to share with someone you love! Here are my Top 5 Picks for meals/snacks that are shareable money … [Read more...]

Five Disney Dining Tips for Your Arrival and Departure Days

Arrival and departure days at Walt Disney World can require just as much thought as the days in between.  Whether you are flying in or driving in, when you arrive at Walt Disney World,  you are ready to start your trip and you are also probably a bit tired.  So how do you manage a hungry family in need of some Disney magic after being in the car or in airports all day?  These days are a great time to enjoy some of the Disney restaurants outside the parks.  Today I am sharing some Disney Dining … [Read more...]

Top 5 Downtown Disney Shops at Disneyland Resort

Just like Walt Disney World in Florida, the Disneyland Resort offers an expansive shopping experience with its Downtown Disney District. Among the several stores, some are extra special. In no particular order, the following stores are my personal  favorite five stores to shop at. Studio Disney 365 –Studio Disney 365 is an exclusive to Disneyland Resort apparel and accessories store catering to children and tweens. Unlike Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique that focuses on Disney … [Read more...]

A New Spot to Watch Wishes at Walt Disney World

If you've never seen Wishes at the Magic Kingdom before, I do recommend watching them from Main Street to gain the full experience of the spectacular show. I'd like to share this tip to those who have seen the show and may not want to deal with the incredible crowd that forms for Wishes. Head behind the castle!The majority of the bursts, at least all the huge ones are behind and perfectly visible from Fantasyland. The smaller bursts that form straight lines take off directly next to each … [Read more...]