The Mystery of the “Teddy Bear Lady” at the Grand Floridian Resort


Have you heard of the “Teddy Bear Lady” at Grand Floridian Resort at Disney World?Back in 2009 our family was on our annual Disney World trip and we were taking our 5 year old Princess to dine with Cinderella at 1900 Park Fare at Disney’s Grand Floridian. After we checked in for dinner we went to the lobby to take in the beautiful resort. We quickly noticed a lady sitting in a chair in the lobby, and let’s just say we couldn’t look away.She was an elderly lady (I’d guess in her late … [Read more...]

Touring the Grand Floridian

People always tell me or post about how they never spend time in their rooms at Disney or time at the resort, and that they are only there to sleep, so they only want to stay at a value resort. Sound familiar? Well, I say the opposite (sometimes)...and you may too if you knew what you were missing.All the Disney resorts have unique activities and some have many reasons to do more than just sleep there! I am going to explore all the ins and outs of the Grand Floridian and maybe if you book … [Read more...]

Disney World Refurbishment & Closures Calendar for February 2013 and beyond


Disney World  Refurbishment/closure information is subject to change without notice and should be confirmed just prior to visiting. Updated information is available at the Disney World Website.Magic KingdomMain Street Bakery will close from January 12 through May 17, 2013 for conversion to a new Starbucks location. During the closure, Tomorrowland Terrace will be opening for breakfast serving waffles, yogurt parfaits, egg, cheese and ham croissants, oatmeal, danish pastries, coffees and … [Read more...]

Visiting the Beaches at Walt Disney World

My son Ian on the Lago Dorado beach at Coronado Springs

I'm sitting here in wintry Pennsylvania, dreaming of warmer weather, sunshine, and sand between my toes!  My family plans a week-long summer vacation to the Jersey shore each June, and I'm also hoping to make a trip to Disney's Hilton Head Island resort this spring.  But, what about Walt Disney World?  Are there beaches to visit there?The answer is "absolutely!"  There are actually several beaches on Disney property.  If you're dreaming of some sand between your toes too, here are some … [Read more...]

Walt Disney World Park & Resort Refurbishment Calendar for January 2013

Please be advised that refurbishment information is subject to change without notice and should be confirmed just prior to visiting.Magic Kingdom ParkJan. 2 – March 19, 2013: Splash Mountain will be closed for refurbishment. Big Thunder Mountain Railroad is the recommended alternate. Jan. 6 – May 17, 2013: Main Street Bakery will be closed for refurbishment. Feb. 1 – 7, 2013: Liberty Square Riverboat will be closed for refurbishment. The Walt Disney World Railroad is the … [Read more...]