Disney Quick Tip – Be thoughtful when emailing your child’s teachers and school.

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Do you stress about taking your kids out of school to go on vacation?Invariably, my family has to vacation during the school year.  My husband is a farmer and this limits our vacation-time to the winter months.  Each year, we evaluate how the kids are doing in school (it's getting harder to get away now that they are in middle school) in order to plan a vacation.It is a challenge for many parents to figure out the best way to approach their children's teachers and administrators.  I know … [Read more...]



Top Five Ways to Work Out at Disney World

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Are you a fit and active vacationer? Do you wake-up early to run or work out at the gym?Disney offers an array of opportunities for those looking to exercise while visiting the resort. Here are my top five picks for working out at Walt Disney World:5. Some of the resorts have a fitness center. The centers are free to use for guests of those resorts, or you can pay $12 per day to use the facility if you are staying at a different resort. Here is a list of resorts with fitness … [Read more...]



Disneyland Resort for Tweens

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Our last vacation to Disneyland Resort marked what I thought was going to be a sad beginning… our oldest daughter was making her first trip as a “tween.” My daughter was losing interest in the princesses, was too big to wear their dresses, and she was overall looking more forward to the big rides than the magic of Disney. To my chagrin, I was very wrong. It was the beginning of a new age of fun to have with my kids. These are some fun things to do, other than rides, to enjoy with your … [Read more...]



Disney Quick Tips – Try A Dole Whip

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The Disney Resorts offer some pretty amazing snacks. There are plenty of Mickey shaped snacks at Disney, but there are also quite a few other delicious snacks that you just have to try. At the top of that list is the Dole Whip.The Dole Whip soft serve sorbet treat arguably one of the best Disney snacks. While Dole Whips are available in orange and vanilla flavors, the pineapple flavor is by far the most popular. At Walt Disney World, you will find Dole Whips at Aloha Isle in Adventureland. … [Read more...]



Shipping Items to a Disney World Resort

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To save room in your suitcase, or to have a surprise waiting for you or a member of your travel party when you arrive at your resort, you can ship items directly to your Disney World resort. To prevent delays, I suggest using UPS or FedEx. If you ship something via the United States Postal Service, it will go to a general receiving facility and can take days to reach your specific resort. If you ship with a private company, however, your package will go directly to the front-desk of your … [Read more...]