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Disney Resort Spotlight: Disney's Beach Club Resort

Disney’s Beach Club Resort is a deluxe resort at Walt Disney World located on Crescent Lake among a cluster of resorts between Disney’s Hollywood Studios and Epcot. The resort features has a light and charming beachside theme that feels elegant yet relaxing.

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Terrific Tuesdays: Treats at Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party

Terrific Tuesdays: Treats at Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party

If it's the Holidays, then it's pretty much guaranteed that there will be treats....and even more guaranteed that Disney will be in overdrive when it comes to those treats.

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Disney with Special Needs: That’s a Lot of Dessert

Disney with Special Needs: That's a Lot of Dessert

So what are the Disney dessert parties and do they work for a family with special needs? Would a vegan, two super small eaters, two super big eaters, crowd-haters, and even a service dog find enough reasons to shell out the extra cash for these added experiences?

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Wordless Wednesday: It's Christmas at Animal Kingdom Lodge

One of my favorites is the Animal Kingdom Lodge where the huge Christmas Tree in the lobby includes beautiful and fascinating ornaments from many African countries

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Terrific Tuesdays: Happy Birthday Walt Disney!

Someone very special to all of us had a vision years ago: he dreamed of a place for young and old to come together, a place that would take people to a magical world - and of course those dreams led to Disneyland and Walt Disney World!

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Disney with Special Needs: Who Wants What? Tips for Making the Most of Your Dining Plan

Disney with Special Needs: Who Wants What? Tips for Making the Most of Your Dining Plan

We have a number of tips and tricks to make the very most of the Disney Dining Plan to make sure that everyone gets what they want to eat and when, and we can make the most of our budget.

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Disney with Little Ones: Pandora - The World of Avatar

Our whole family was excited to visit the newest themed area, Pandora: The World of Avatar. Visually, Pandora is completely breath-taking. The land really transports you to another place and time and to say it’s magical is an understatement!

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Disney with Special Needs...Finding Vegan Holiday Treats

Come along with me while we do a little exploring and find special Disney holiday treats perfect for my vegan friends -- and the non-vegans, too.

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Disney with Little Ones: Flower and Garden Festival

We decided to plan our last Disney trip around my birthday, my son’s 4th birthday, Mother’s Day, and as luck would have it, the Flower & Garden Festival was taking place during this time as well. Having experienced the Food & Wine Festival on previous occasions, I was excited for another trip around the world showcase full of new experiences. Continue reading

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Magical Meals: A Guide to Affordable Dining at Walt Disney World

A number of months ago I ran a survey asking what you, the readers, needed help with, when it comes to your Disney vacation planning. Overwhelmingly, the response was “We need help with dining”. So I started writing a guidebook, and this past week, finally, it was finished. Magical Meals: A Guide to Affordable Dining at Walt Disney World is 60 pages of information that will help you save money on food at Disney World. Continue reading

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Review of Beyond the Attractions: A Guide to Walt Disney World with Preschoolers

Having spent over twelve years as a teacher of preschoolers and toddlers…in addition to having raised my own child…… :)…….I was honored to be able to review the 2011 edition of Beyond the Attractions: A Guide to Walt Disney World with Preschoolers. While there are a number of great Disney World guidebooks on the market, most are “general” types of books, providing valuable information, but not necessarily the kind of things that a mom (or dad) specifically needs to know when traveling to Disney with little ones. Continue reading

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An Affordable Disney Vacation Gift for You

I am so excited to have just finished a project that was very important for me to do: a complete, Step by Step Guide to Planning Affordable Disney Vacations. Fifty pages worth of everything you need to know to get started saving money on a Disney vacation. Continue reading

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Learn the Basics of a Disney Vacation with Birnbaum’s Walt Disney World

This book is an excellent option to help in your Disney vacation planning…mostly because it provides a very nice, initial, overview for what to expect at Disney World. Think of it as “setting the stage” for beginning to learn about the best way to plan a Disney vacation. Continue reading

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