Working Out at Disney World while on Vacation

Working out at Disney World - For some, this consists of walking around the parks, early mornings, late nights and dodging the crowds. For others, they are still looking for more - an authentic weight-lifting, bike riding, treadmill running workout. Disney has met their needs with state of the art fitness centers located at Walt Disney World Resorts around the property.Disney has outfitted each Fitness Center with treadmills, elliptical machines, regular and recumbent bicycles. If you're … [Read more...]

Free Disney Frozen Stickers on Facebook Mobile Keyboard

You can now get some free Disney "Frozen" stickers on your Facebook mobile keyboard. What is even more exciting is that some of them are even animated! Facebook stickers are illustrations or animations of characters that you can send to friends. They’re a great way to share how you’re feeling and add personality to your chats. This is how you add them if you are using an iPhone.To send a sticker:Open a chat with a friend or group of friends Tap the smileScroll the smileys sideways … [Read more...]

Try some free activities at Walt Disney World

Do the words "free" and "Disney" go together?  They sure can!  If you are planning a "non park" day, arriving late, or leaving early on the Tragical Express, then this list is for YOU!  There are many free activities at Walt Disney World, you just have to know what they are!Visit Disney's Boardwalk area, just a few short steps away from the World Showcase entrance to EPCOT or a quick boat ride from Disney's Hollywood Studios.  There are some lively street performers along the Boardwalk. … [Read more...]

Top Five Disney Favorites To Do This Thanksgiving Weekend

The holiday season is finally here. The turkey is hopefully purchased and all the preparations are in place for later this week. You have researched all the Black Friday ads and have your list and route ready.  The guests have all confirmed and the menu is set in stone.   What about the days following Thanksgiving.  What are your plans for the weekend?I have listed My Favorite Top Five Disney Things to do over the Thanksgiving weekend.Go see FROZEN.   Grab the kids, grand kids, … [Read more...]

Walt Disney World Resort for Families with Preschoolers: Fun with Little Ones

From first words to first steps to the first day of school, there are so many special “firsts” for families with little ones to experience. Here are some Disney highlights for guests traveling with little ones that are sure to add to the many “firsts” in their preschoolers’ lives: Resorts Staying at a Walt Disney World Resort hotel keeps guests in the middle of the magic. With themed pools, walking paths and complimentary activities such as Movies Under the Stars, Walt Disney World Resort … [Read more...]

How to make your own Disney Autograph Book

Three things that I really get excited about are Disney, creativity, and saving money. When I can combine all 3, it is a red-letter day in my book.  Today, we’re going to talk about how to have your own red-letter day by helping your child make their own Disney Autograph book.Yes you can buy a generic Disney World autograph book when you get to the parks, or even at home before you leave but really, why? Why spend as much as $11 on a way to collect your child’s character autographs, when you … [Read more...]

Top 10 Ways to Feel Like a Kid Again at Disney

Disney is for the young at heart.  Whether you are traveling with little ones or are on an adventure getaway with your better half, harnessing your inner Peter Pan is a piece of cake.  Here are some ideas to help you unlock your fun side!10.   Go and greet a character.  Don't butt in line or wait for 45 minutes to see Buzz - just give Pooh a hug.  Kiss Jasmine on the cheek.  Do a jig with Rafiki.  You will be happily surprised at how much fun this is - give it a try!9.   Ride the Tea … [Read more...]

Surprise your girls and paint your fingernails Disney Style!

Are you getting ready for a trip to Disney?  You definitely need to do your nails...Disney style.  Watch the following youtube video on how to create Mickey inspired fingernails for you and your girls!Can you think of a cooler way to surprise your girls with a Disney trip than by doing their nails?  It would go something like this..."Hey Beth, how about I do your nails for you?  We can have a spa day together!"Thus begins the nail transformation - as you put the final confusing details … [Read more...]

Disney Vacation Club Member Benefits, Perks & Discounts

In 2010, my husband and I purchased Animal Kingdom Villas through Disney Vacation Club and became proud DVC Members. We loved the idea of going to Disney every year, making memories as a family, luxurious accommodations, and the flexibility offered by DVC. The DVC Member Benefits, Perks & Discounts became the icing on my Cinderella cake. Now 3 years later, I find it hard to recall what is included in the DVC Member Benefits, Perks & Discounts.Let's take some time to explore all the … [Read more...]

Disney Quick Tip – Take An Afternoon Break from the Disney Parks

What may be the one piece of advice to keep you from pulling your hair out on your perfect Disney vacation?  Take an afternoon break!Going to Disney can be a phenomenal, overwhelming, costly, and exciting experience.  Often families want to make sure that they see and do as many attractions and shows as possible to get the best value for their money.  People even stay in the parks from open to close.  As tempting as it is to do the parks commando style, consider taking an afternoon break. … [Read more...]