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Terrific Tuesdays: Starting Your Day Off at Magic Kingdom

What many people don't realize is that Disney makes it FUN to arrive early, especially to the Magic Kingdom, where a delightful show happens every morning in front of Cinderella Castle just prior to the park opening

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Disney Resort Spotlight: Disney's BoardWalk Inn

Disney’s BoardWalk Inn is a deluxe resort at Walt Disney World, and is themed like an Atlantic-style boardwalk. It’s located on the shore of Crescent Lake in between Epcot and Disney’s Hollywood Studios.

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Disney with Special Needs: Get to Hopping (Parks, Of Course)

Disney with Special Needs: Get to Hopping (Parks, Of Course)

When you are planning your visit to Disney World, you are going to have many decisions to make, but one of the most important is the type of ticket that you purchase.

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Wordless Wednesday: Finding Dory...or Finding Nemo?

Outside of the Seas With Nemo and Friends, both Dory and Nemo are swimming along, friends to the end. Are either of them lost though? With these two, you just never know!

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Terrific Tuesdays: The Great Movie Ride

Terrific Tuesdays: The Great Movie Ride

Since Mickey’s Sorcerer’s hat came down several years ago, the original icon of Disney’s Hollywood Studios can now be seen, a full-scale reproduction of Graumann’s Chinese Theater, which houses The Great Movie Ride.

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Disney with Little Ones: Getting the Most Out of Character Interactions

If you're anything like me or my kids, you get a little starstruck after waiting for an hour in line and it's finally your turn to have a 1:1 conversation with your favorite Disney character.

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Thursday Thoughts: There's a New World Coming to Disney's Animal Kingdom

If you follow anything Disney parks related online you know that something new and really big is coming to Disney's Animal Kingdom in just a couple of weeks: Pandora - The World of Avatar.

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Wordless Wednesday: Butterflies!

On a recent visit to Port Orleans Riverside, I stumbled on this lovely butterfly garden, and it was such a delight! I loved the fact that not only is Disney actively planting to encourage butterflies, but beyond that, it was beautiful!

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Disney Vacation Planning: ‘Tis the Season… or Not?

With vacation planning season upon us, there are so many decisions to be made! Where to stay, what to do, where to eat. But before you can do any of that, you have to decide WHEN. Continue reading

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Disney Vacation Planning: Hopping With Joy

There are so many decisions to make – when to go, where to stay, how to arrange your day… and it’s at this point that you’ll be faced with the decision around whether or not to buy park hopper or base tickets. Continue reading

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Disney Vacation Planning: Being Happy is More Important than Being Right

For as long as I can remember, I have been a planner. So it goes without saying that the planning aspect of our Disney vacation is always one of my favorite parts. But as my kids grew older, they became more and more interested in having a say. Continue reading

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Disney Vacation Planning: Make it a Day of Yes

Have you read the Mom’s Guide to Making your Trip Smooth, Seamless and Stress-Free? No? Well let me assure you that while that may not be a real book, it can actually happen. Continue reading

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Disney Vacation Planning: A Single Mom’s Dream Vacation

I’ve been a single mom for most of my parenting life, so the idea of going on vacation “alone” with my kids isn’t scary to me. So when I hear, “You’re taking them to Disney – by yourself?”, my answer is always, “Of course, it’s easy!” Continue reading

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