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

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...]

Disney World Refurbishment Schedule January 2013 and Beyond

Here is this months Refurbishment and Closure Schedule for Walt Disney World for January 2013 and beyond. 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. CurrentGrand Floridian Spa (Grand Floridian Resort) closed through 12/16/12 due to construction at the resort. The Grand Floridian Fitness Center remains open and guests may use The Spa at Saratoga Springs … [Read more...]

Best places to see Wishes both inside and outside of the Magic Kingdom

Walt Disney World isn't Walt Disney World without its fireworks, you know?  I mean, the views of Wishes -combined with its unique soundtrack-are for sure a must do on every itinerary.  But let's face it-at the end of a full day of touring the parks, sometimes the fireworks show gets pushed off the itinerary in place of some pool time and relaxing in your resort room.  But with a little planning, and some easy tips to remember, you can enjoy Wishes and all its magic!Tips to … [Read more...]

Tips for Celebrating your birthday at Disney World

Birthdays are so special. It's a day just to celebrate you! Celebrating your birthday at Disney World makes a birthday even more magical. Visiting Disney on our birthdays has been on my family's Disney bucket list for many years. My son has been lucky enough to celebrate his birthday there a few years ago and this year it is my daughter's turn. Through our planning, we have found some special adventures, both big and small, to help celebrate a birthday while at Disney World.There are many … [Read more...]

Getting Around Disney – An Overview of Disney World Transportation

When planning your Walt Disney World vacation, one question that might come up is, "How will we get around Disney World?" I know it can be a challenge sometimes, but Disney World Transportation has the answers for you!If you're staying at a WDW Resort (which I highly recommend, as it has comes with many perks!), then you have a free ride from Orlando Airport to your Resort via Disney's Magical Express, a bus and luggage service that brings your and your bags from the airport to your resort … [Read more...]

Top 5 Reasons to Visit 1900 Park Fare

Disney's Grand Floridian Resort and Spa is known to offer luxury with a generous helping of Disney magic, as well as a variety delicious restaurants to choose from!A big favorite at the Grand Floridian, especially for families with young children, is 1900 Park Fare! This restaurant is open for breakfast and dinner; and in addition to offering two differerent menus, it also offers two different character experiences!So here are my top 5 reasons why you should visit 1900 Park Fare during … [Read more...]