Tag Archive: Disney trip planning

Planning McKinley’s Birthday Trip

My second granddaughter will be celebrating her 5th birthday next week. The day before that, we will be surprising her at her party with a special trip to Walt Disney World. A 5th birthday is a big deal in our family. We don’t plan princess makeovers or dining at Cinderella’s Royal Table during our annual family trips. These experiences are…
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Weekly Disney News Round-up

Disney news round-up

Welcome to my new weekly series, the Weekly Disney News Round-up. There is so much news coming out about Disney right now, from many different sources. I decided that it’s important to keep you all up-to-date by picking the ones I thought were particularly relevant and putting them in one place. So, without further ado, here is a look at…
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Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party 2019

If you’re traveling to Walt Disney World this Fall, you will have the opportunity to attend a fun and not-so-scary Halloween event at the Magic Kingdom. This annual spooktacular celebration runs for 36 nights this year, from August 16-November 1. The Magic Kingdom closes to the public at 6:00 PM on the days the party is offered. Mickey’s Not So…
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My Top 8 Reasons to Plan a Family Trip to Walt Disney World

We moved twice last year and I don’t mind saying it was an ordeal. In the course of moving the second time, some bins got stacked to the side until a later time when I could go through them. That time is now! This past weekend I was looking through all the items in our Hurricane Preparedness bin. This includes…
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Disney Trip Planning: Essentials to Buy at Home

Take from home for Disney trip

I recently started packing some items for my upcoming trip to Walt Disney World. There are so many things you might need that you don’t even think about until closer to your trip. It can get quite expensive buying these items at the parks. I recommend shopping at home and taking these necessities with you. Here is my comprehensive list…
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Disney Announces Fall 2019 Cruise Itineraries

Disney Cruise Line is again offering a full list of notable itineraries for Fall 2019. The list includes must-see destinations throughout Bermuda, Canada, Mexico, The Bahamas and the Caribbean. I am adding a couple to my wanderlust wish list, which continues to grow daily. Here’s the list. What destination tempts you to sail away and leave it all behind?  New Fall…
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My Pleasure: So Much More Than Two Little Words

As a person who’s in the service business, I tend to notice when the service I receive goes above and beyond or falls short of my expectation. Usually, it falls somewhere in the middle but with more good than bad. A few days ago, however, I had a very disappointing experience at a local grocery store. The conversation went something…
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Disney Free Dining is Here!

Disney’s FREE DINING OFFER is here! Disney has released its highly-anticipated Free Dining deal. Guests can get a FREE dining plan when you purchase a 5-night/6-day non-discounted Magic Your Way package that includes a room at a select Walt Disney World® Resort hotel and a ticket with a Park Hopper® Option Aug. 20-Sept. 29, Nov. 24-27, Dec. 7-23, 2018 when they book through July 7, 2018. Please note…
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Torch-Lighting Ceremony at Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort

Torch-Lighting Ceremony at Polynesian Village

There is always a lot going on around the Walt Disney World Resort. Some offerings are well-known and well-advertised, while others just happen in the course of a normal day. One of the free Disney shows we really enjoy is the Torch-Lighting Ceremony at Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort. The Torch-Lighting Ceremony is held on Tuesday through Saturday evenings at 6:00…
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