The Magic, the Memories and…Wishes!

When Walt Disney World launched Wishes Nighttime Spectacular in 2003, it fired off the biggest and most extravagant pyrotechnic show in Magic Kingdom history. Most evenings throughout the year 683 individual fireworks pieces set from 557 cues burst dazzling color and light above and around Cinderella Castle.The breathtaking display is choreographed to 15 songs from 10 classic Disney animated films: • Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937) • Pinocchio (1940) • Fantasia (1940) • Cinderella … [Read more...]

Video: Magic Kingdom Fantasyland Construction Update

Jeff Lange was out again at the Magic Kingdom doing what he does best, recording video. Here is a new video update showing Beast's Castle and more from Dumbo and the ground! Also, the scrim is now down from the back of Cinderella Castle, which is part of this video.Visit or for more information.Follow him on Twitter: to their channel on YouTube: … [Read more...]

First Look at the all new Disney Fantasy

Disney has provided it's travel agents with these exciting details about the newest ship, the Disney Fantasy! Enjoy!You will discover a fantastical line-up of new design elements and experiences on the Disney Fantasy when the ship sets sail on March 31, 2012. Here's a sneak peek at some of the unique features onboard:"Animation Magic" at Animator's Palate The magic of Disney animation comes into the dining room with a new show called "Animation Magic." The dinner show celebrates the … [Read more...]

What’s your favorite Disney World Night Time show?

Spectacular fireworks synchronized to a symphonic score burst above Epcot's World Showcase Lagoon during IllumiNations: Reflections of Earth. Lasers, dancing flames, cascading fountains and eye-popping fireworks synchronized to dramatic musical score light the skies in the nightly 13-minute spectacle.Fireworks spectacular called "Wishes" bursts above and around Cinderella Castle at Walt Disney World Resort, delighting Magic Kingdom guests. Narrated by Jiminy Cricket, "Wishes" takes … [Read more...]

Disney World Quick Tips – Prioritize Your ADR’s

Most Disney visitors plan on dining at some table service restaurants while they are on vacation. I thought most everyone was aware of the Advance Dining Reservation (ADR) system and used it as designed. In reading some of the many Disney forums on the web it is a bit disconcerting to see that there are still a lot of folks out there (particularly first time visitors) who believe that you can just walk up to one of the Walt Disney World restaurants and get a table. ARRRGH!!Please make your … [Read more...]

Say “I do” Where Dreams Come True

Everyone knows Disney is the place where dreams come true, but it’s also a place where you can say, “I do!”Each Disney destination (Walt Disney World, Disneyland, Disney Cruise Line and Aulani) offer a Fairytale wedding package fit for a Queen!The three collection options at Walt Disney World (escape, wishes and couture) each have three ceremony options (magical, exotic and garden) that are fit for every wedding size and every budget.The Escape Collection accommodates wedding … [Read more...]

Character Dining at Walt Disney World, Part One

One of my favorite things to do when we visit Walt Disney World is to meet our favorite characters.  Previously, I talked about where you can find your characters at the various meet and greet locations throughout the parks, but for today, I would like to talk with you about all of the different character dining locations and who you can meet there.For my family, there is nothing better for us than having a nice sit-down dinner at a character meal.  We get the best of both worlds – a … [Read more...]

Disney Family Launches “Happily Ever After” Month-Long Celebration & Sweepstakes

In honor of the upcoming nuptials of Prince William and Kate Middleton, Disney launched today a month-long online celebration titled “Happily Ever After.”  The website features tips from Disney’s expert princess-makers on how to have a fairy tale wedding or vow renewal celebration; a showcase of Disney Princess inspired wedding gowns; ideas for mom and daughter Royal Wedding viewing parties; and fun and easy tips for moms to feel like a princess every day! Festivities … [Read more...]

Walt Disney World Dining: Breakfast at the Parks, or at the Resorts?

 It’s one of the age-old questions asked about a Disney vacation:  Which is better, to eat breakfast at one of the resorts, or to eat breakfast at one of the parks?  As is so often the case when you are talking about this or that with regard to Disney, the answer is an unequivocal “It Depends!”However, a case can be made for both of these scenarios, and for this post, I’m going to show both sides of the equation with my real-life experiences so that you can understand that when … [Read more...]

Awesome 101: The Fireworks at Magic Kingdom and Epcot

 One of the things that I think of with fondness when I think about Walt Disney World is the fireworks.  I have grown to have a deep appreciation for the fireworks at both Magic Kingdom and at Epcot.  I think the main reason for this was because for a long time I wouldn’t watch the fireworks.  When they were about to show, I would find a shop somewhere to go inside, and avoid the loud noises and bright flashes of light.  The reason for this is because, for some reason, my ears are … [Read more...]