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Disney with Special Needs: Guide to Disney Springs

If you ventured with me on my trip report, you have already visited Disney Springs with my family. If you haven’t, and even if you have, I wanted to do another check-in with this sometimes-overlooked feature of a Disney vacation and give you some superhero tips for surviving a visi

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Thrifty Thursday: Saving for Souvenirs

Thrifty Thursday: Saving for Souvenirs

You know it is going to happen….. You’re not sure when and where you will be, but at some time, your little one will look at you and with those “puppy-dog” eyes give you that “PPPPLEASE – I want this – I won’t ask for anything else – PPPLEASE!!!!!” Now ...

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Wordless Wednesday: Under the Sea

Will you be visiting the ocean this summer? If not, you can still get your ocean on, simply by visiting Disney's Art of Animation resort!

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

I said a hip, hop, the hippie…to the hip…hop….OK, so I don’t really know the words, but the sentiment behind it stands. 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. Continue reading

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Thrifty Thursday: Making Pin Trading Affordable

You’ve seen all those pins and have probably heard about pin trading…..and you’ve probably also wondered: Is pin trading expensive? Well so glad you asked! 🙂

First a quick explanation. Pin trading involves lapel pins that are traded by Disney guests with cast members or other guests. Each guest can trade a maximum of two pins per cast member per day. To be acceptable to trade, the pins must have the copyright symbol as well as the word Disney on the back. Many guests purchase a lanyard to display their trading pins while at the parks. Continue reading

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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! Continue reading

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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. Even though I liked Mickey’s sorcerer’s hat, I always wondered why they would want to block such an interesting icon! Continue reading

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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. I go into it knowing that the awkward photo will someday become a priceless memento so we smile and nod before striking a couple of different poses and moving along. Generally afterwards, I’m left thinking, “why did we wait in line all that time and then not even say anything?” The characters are probably asking themselves the same thing. Bo-ring! Continue reading

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