Character Dining at Walt Disney World, Part One

Tigger at The Crystal Palace

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

happily

In honor of the upcoming nuptials of Prince William and Kate Middleton, Disney Family.com 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?

Sophie & Minnie at Cape May Cafe

 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

Cinderella Castle during the Summer Nightastic! Fireworks Spectacular

 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...]


The Disneyland Difference

My first trip to Disneyland had me full of excitement and wonder. Having been a Walt Disney World veteran for two decades I was excited to experience the original park for the first time.When I began sharing my excitement to visit “the land” I received countless commentary on how I would be “disappointed” and why. “It’s really small” “There are only two parks” “There are only three hotels” “The castle looks like it was made for miniature golf”, etc.Although I was aware of these … [Read more...]