Tag Archive: Walt Disney World

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 Best Advice: Book Walt Disney World in January

You may have seen my Facebook post a few days ago that Disneyland ticket prices increased over the weekend. They increased by a pretty dramatic margin. Walt Disney World has increased its prices for 30 years in a row, and for the past 5 years these ticket price increases have snuck in during quiet Sunday mornings early in February. Disney…
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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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Wednesday Q&A: Room Updates at Disney’s Pop Century Resort

disney's pop century room

Hello and welcome to today’s Wednesday Q&A. I hope you’ll find this post helpful if you are thinking about booking a newly renovated room at Disney’s Pop Century Resort.   Q. How are the rooms different since the refurb at Disney’s Pop Century Resort? A. Most of you know that Disney’s Pop Century is my favorite value property. The theming…
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Star Wars: A Galactic Spectacular Dessert Party at Hollywood Studios

Darth Vader Cupcake by Disney Parks

Star Wars fans will want to make sure they don’t miss the Star Wars: A Galactic Spectacular Dessert Party at Disney’s Hollywood Studios. All systems are go for yummy sweet treats and a spectacular laser and pyrotechnics show. The party begins at Star Wars Launch Bay, where guests can enjoy a variety of all-you-care-to-eat foods as well as specialty drinks. For…
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What’s in Your Disney Collection?

Do you have a special collection of Disney treasures? Items you purchased or received as gifts that hold a special place in your heart or represent special memories? I have two such collections: a snowglobe collection and a pin collection. Both my china closet and my pin board are visual displays of some of the best memories of my entire…
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Are You Embracing Your Chaos? Don’t Throw Trip-Planning Into the Mix!

embracing the chaos, trip planning

School started for most in my area this week. All the posts I saw about prepping for the big day – school clothes shopping, school supply shopping, new hairstyles, etc. got me to thinking about just how tremendously stressful my life was when my kids were little. That’s not even to mention being connected to little electronic devices all day…
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