Surviving the Sweltering Disney Heat

Okay, my husband will tell you that I don’t actually melt. However, when we are at Disney in the summer heat, it can sure feel like what is happening. While many families may tolerate the hot climate better than others, some families will have some adjusting to do with the high temps.  How can you keep your cool and still enjoy the parks? Here are some of my family’s preferred ways:Put wet washcloths with a little extra water in a plastic baggie and then into the freezer over night. The … [Read more...]

Disneyland Tips and Tricks – Food Savings

Here's another tip to help save a few pennies. Disneyland offers picnic areas. When booking your hotel look for, or have your travel agent look for, one with a kitchenette in it. This way you can have your cold cereal for breakfast, pack a nice picnic lunch for the park and then splurge on your dinner. Perhaps visiting a nicer restaurant like Blue Bayou or the like.Here's some rules pertaining to your Food Savings in the Park: … [Read more...]

Disney Twenty-Three’s Summer Movie Spectacular Preview

The summer issue of Disney twenty-three, the magazine of D23: The Official Disney Fan Club, features a mega summer movie preview of Disney’s upcoming theatrical releases. "D23 gets readers back in the saddle with filmmakers Jerry Bruckheimer and Gore Verbinski for Johnny Depp’s upcoming The Lone Ranger; Billy Crystal talks about scaring up big laughs for Monsters University; the masterminds behind Marvel’s newest film, Iron Man 3, offer an inside look at how they're bringing Iron Man back to … [Read more...]

Suspect in Disneyland Ticket Scam Turns Himself In

The man who has allegedly been selling fraudulent tickets in a Disneyland ticket scam has turned himself in to authorities.Police reported that a man who called himself “Chris Ruiz” met a woman in a Food 4 Less parking lot in Wilmington to sell four Disneyland park-hopper tickets at $60 each. These tickets normally sell for upwards of $125 a piece. The woman had purchased these tickets from a stranger on Craigslist.The man, whose real name is Edward Anthony Contes, turned himself in to … [Read more...]

Disney World Annual Passholders Now Receive Discounts at Even More Restaurants

There are plenty of perks for guests who decide to purchase and become Walt Disney World annual passholders. Some of the benefits included in being Disney World annual passholders are:Unlimited admission for one year to all 4 Walt Disney World theme parksAccess to multiple Disney Theme Parks on the same day Parking at Walt Disney World theme parks Mickey Monitor newsletter, mailed in February, May, August and November, includes additional benefits and program updates Special … [Read more...]

Two Disneyland Attractions Remain Closed Due to OSHA Citations

Over the weekend, we told you that three of the most popular Disneyland attractions had been suddenly shut down due to OSHA citations. Well, although one has been re-opened, but the other two are still closed. The Matterhorn Bobsleds, Space Mountain, and Soarin' Over California were closed due to failure to meet the state requirement of harnessed fall protection for any employee walkway with more than a 30 inch drop opposite a hand rail. The Matterhorn was able to re-open on Monday, but the … [Read more...]

Use an authorized Disney vacation planner!

Using an authorized Disney vacation planner costs you nothing extra, but can save you a lot! Destinations in Florida is now the preferred travel agency of Chip and Co. This agency offers many perks for guests that you can’t find anywhere else! We've been named the Disney Destinations Top Sales Performer 2009 & 2011! Here are some of the free services you receive when you book with us:Itinerary Planning - Do you know the best days to visit each of the Disney Theme Parks? Did you know … [Read more...]

Sign #101 You are a Disney Addict

One of the signs of a Disney Addict is obsession with Disney Parks on TV.  Old sitcoms and the Travel Channel are all fair game.  Anything to get a glimpse of one of your favorite places in the world to visit.There are several options to immerse your television into the Disney Parks.  Old Sitcoms like Roseanne and Full House repeat episodes that were filmed in the parks.  Travel Channel will run specials on each Park or the history of Walt Disney.  My Yard Goes Disney is often shown and they … [Read more...]

Changes Coming to Disney Parks for Unaccompanied Park Entry

There are changes coming to minimum age requirement for unaccompanied park entry at Disney Parks. Disney is always updating policies and finding new ways to make it safer and fun for everyone of all ages. Well they are at it again and this time it will affect those guest age 14 and under.Disney is making a change to the age of admission policy for all of its US parks, including all the gated attractions at Walt Disney World and Disneyland Resort. Locations included are Magic Kingdom, Epcot, … [Read more...]

Disney Unveils Vision for Disney Springs

Walt Disney World Resort today announced the multi-year transformation of Downtown Disney into Disney Springs, a unique destination that will treat guests to significantly more shopping, dining and entertainment amid beautiful open-air promenades, meandering springs and waterfront charm.Disney Springs will feature an eclectic and contemporary mix from Disney and other noteworthy brands. From boutique shops to unique flagship anchor stores, guests will be able to explore a variety of … [Read more...]