We check out the Disney Site – Yourfirstvisit.net

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“Yourfirstvisit.net is astonishingly helpful in ensuring both first time and repeat visitors have a magical visit to Walt Disney World. Highly recommended.” ~ Lee Cockerell, former Executive Vice President of Operations for the Walt Disney World® ResortWalt Disney World Resort is an amazing place to visit, but it’s so big and contains so much magic that it can easily overwhelm the first-time Guest. If you take your first Disney trip without adequate preparation, you might be so miserable you … [Read more...]


Disneynature’s WINGS OF LIFE DVD Review

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Disneynature has done it again! From the studio that brought you the captivating films earth, oceans, African Cats, and Chimpanzee comes Wings of Life,  “a stunning adventure full of intrigue, drama and mesmerizing beauty.”Wings of Life is the latest documentary from Disneynature. Narrated by Academy Award-winning actress, Meryl Streep, the film takes an up-close look at some of the littlest things on our planet that make the biggest impact on life as we know it.Unlike its Disneynature … [Read more...]


Memorial Day Weekend at Walt Disney World

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Spring has sprung—although a lot of areas across the U.S. aren’t exactly feeling it yet—and while Walt Disney World Resort is smack in the middle of the Spring Break craze, we're already looking ahead to what’s next.Memorial Day will fall on Monday, May 27, this year. It’s a great time of year to visit the Parks, with perfectly balanced spring/summer weather. Plus, many kids across the nation are still in school, so the crowd levels haven’t yet peaked. So what kinds of Memorial holiday … [Read more...]


Valentine’s Day Ideas from Disney’s Spoonful.com

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Valentine's Day is less than a week away, and Spoonful.com has some new holiday ideas you’re gonna love!Spoonful.com, Disney’s new lifestyle family site, is a one-stop shop filled with thousands of inspired ideas to bring a little magic into everyday family life. It features content grouped into four main categories (cook, create, play, and celebrate), so whether you know what you’re looking for, like printable Valentine’s Day Cards, or are just browsing for festive ideas, you’ll find a … [Read more...]


Dan Povenmire & Jeff “Swampy” Marsh Talk Phineas & Ferb

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In anticipation of the all-new Phineas and Ferb: Animal Agents—releasing to DVD on February 26, 2013—I had the opportunity to interview the show’s creators and co-executive producers, Dan Povenmire and Jeff “Swampy” Marsh.Since it was a phone interview, they began by identifying themselves, so I would know who was speaking when. I told them if they would just speak in character, I’d have no trouble…so they greeted me as Dr. Heinz Doofenshmirtz and Major Frances Mongram! That set the tone for … [Read more...]


Disney DIY: Vacation Countdown Craft

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Disney DIY: Vacation Countdown CraftCounting down the days to a Disney trip increases the excitement and keeps the anticipation growing right up to the moment of arrival. At our house, if we’re not ticking days off the calendar to our next vacation, we’re reminiscing about the last visit. Today, I’m sharing a Disney DIY that is multifunctional. It keeps the Disney magic alive when you’re away from “home” and it provides a fun way to mark the days till you return.The wreath itself is the … [Read more...]


Disney’s FRANKENWEENIE Bluray Review

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The latest feature film from Walt Disney Pictures and Tim Burton Animation, Frankenweenie, was released to 4 Disc Blu-ray™ Combo Pack, Digital and On Demand yesterday, January 8, 2013.The stop-motion Frankenweenie was an immediate success when it hit theaters last fall as a “plussed” revival of Tim Burton’s 1984 live-action short by the same title. Burton’s original effort featured a young boy named Victor Frankenstein who uses the power of science to bring his beloved, deceased dog Sparky … [Read more...]


Disney DIY: Disney Trip Savings Jar

Disney Trip Savings Jar

Our family just confirmed our Walt Disney World travel dates for 2013, and we are so excited! The trip is several months away, though, so to help the time pass till we get back “home,” we have Disney crafts planned. The one I’m featuring today is both fun and functional, utilizes found items around the house, and creates a little cushion for the wallet when the trip finally arrives. Our Disney Trip Savings Jar!Create a Disney Trip Savings Jar Get the kids involved in this one! Look at the … [Read more...]


Try at Disney Tour – Wild Africa Trek

Wild Africa Trek

Looking for new adventures in 2013? Disney has you covered, of course! Disney Animal Kingdom’s Wild Africa Trek takes Guests up close, into, and over animal habitats like no other attraction in the Park. Guests experience close encounters with exotic wildlife deep in the Pangani Forest on this privately guided expedition. A modified zip line dangles 10 feet above massive hippos. Rope bridges sway over the crocodile-filled Safi River. VIP safaris cross open savanna teeming with creatures native … [Read more...]


Sometimes You Just Want a Night In Away from the Walt Disney World Parks

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A trip to the Most Magical Place on Earth, aka Walt Disney World Resort, awesome as it is, can wear even the most seasoned traveler to the bone. Walking miles a day, waiting in crowded lines, eating delicious meals (ok, that’s not really a problem), basically pushing yourself physically, trying to “do it all,” can really fry the nerves and put a damper on an out-of-this-World vacation.My family has found that if we don’t spend at least one evening in during our trip, we will have one totally … [Read more...]