Wednesday Q&A: Favorite EPCOT Restaurant

Welcome to Wednesday Q&A. Today’s question is regarding one of my favorite subjects, food! Q: What is your personal favorite restaurant at EPCOT? A: My favorite EPCOT restaurant is Via Napoli. Why? Well, for one thing I’m Italian so I was born having Sunday spaghetti dinners with my loud family where everyone was invited and there was always food for

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Wednesday Q&A: Planning for a Late Arrival

Hello everyone. Welcome to Wednesday Q&A. Today’s question is one that guests frequently ask me when planning their Walt Disney World vacations. I hope today’s post will help you if you are thinking about a later arrival.   Q:  We are arriving late and I don’t want to pay for a full day at a deluxe resort plus the dining

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School’s Starting – Time to Plan Next Summer’s Disney Vacation

How do you plan for your family’s Summer vacation? Do you book it when you get your income tax refund and pay a big chunk (or maybe pay it in full, if you’re lucky), do you book it and pay your deposit and then not pay anything else until it is due before travel, or do you plan it out

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31 Tips for Your Disney World Trip: Day 31 – Using A Disney Agent (ME!)

Thank you so much for joining me for the #Write31days challenge. It has been quite a challenge to write for 31 days straight. That alone is quite a challenge, but adding in the birth of my 3rd granddaughter, as well as my own trip to Walt Disney World to celebrate my first-born granddaughter’s 5th birthday, it has been a doozie! I hope

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31 Tips for Your Disney World Trip: Day 30 – Fun Ride Secrets

There are many hidden secrets all around Walt Disney World. Disney Imagineers are a rare breed and you can imagine that their quirky personalities might spill over into little extra fun added to the rides and attractions. This is not limited to the large number of Hidden Mickeys around the parks but includes special secrets on rides as well. Today,

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31 Tips for Your Disney World Trip: Day 29 – Characters in Character

Characters at Walt Disney World are so much more than just guys, girls, men and women dressed in costumes for pictures and autographs. Disney characters are exactly that! If you see a character like Drizella or Mary Poppins or Anna, ask them a question about their movie and they will go right into character. This is just one more thing

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31 Tips for Your Disney World Trip: Day 28 – Bag Check

I found during my most recent trip to Disney World that the security lines are still moving as slowly as ever. New guests may not realize it, but every guest who visits the Disney parks with any type of bag must go through bag check before entering the gate. In order to try to help make the process a little easier for

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31 Tips for Your Disney World Trip: Day 27 – Electrical Water Pageant

As you leave the Magic Kingdom in the evening, or walk around the properties of any of the nearby Disney resorts at night, you may see and hear a true Disney treat. The Electrical Water Pageant is a floating parade transported by a one-thousand-foot-long string of barges that travels the Seven Seas Lagoon and Bay Lake every evening. It is

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31 Tips for Your Disney World Trip: Day 26 – Tom Sawyer Island

Have you ever been to Tom Sawyer Island inside the Magic Kingdom at Walt Disney World? I am often asked by my guests just what Tom Sawyer Island is, so I thought I would share some pictures with you today of what can be found across the Rivers of America. Tom Sawyer Island is a lushly-landscaped outdoor playground in Frontierland where

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31 Tips for Your Disney World Trip: Day 23 – Find a Relaxing Place in the Parks

Staying in the parks all day can become exhausting. Occasionally, you just need to sit down and take a break for a little while. During the summer months, this will definitely also need to include air conditioning or a nice, breezy spot. Today, I am giving you some ideas for great locations to relax around the parks. Many of these

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