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Thrifty Thursday: A World of Festivals at Epcot

Thrifty Thursday: A World of Festivals at Epcot

The Food and Wine Festival each fall, Holidays Around the World, the Festival of the Arts in January/February and the Flower and Garden Festival all offer some fun ways to add to your Disney vacation.

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Wordless Wednesday: The Tree of Life Awakens

As Disney's Animal Kingdom adds more "nighttime" things to do at this park, one of the most delightful additions is the nightly "awakening" of the Tree of Life.

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Terrific Tuesdays: Water Fun at Walt Disney World

Terrific Tuesdays: Water Fun at Walt Disney World

Few things feel better when it's hot outside than cooling off in a pool or water ride. And at Disney's Typhoon Lagoon water park, there is a brand new ride that is all kinds of fun: Miss Adventure Falls!

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Disney Resort Spotlight: Disney's Wilderness Lodge

Disney’s Wilderness Lodge is a deluxe resort at Walt Disney World with a luxury-rustic theme referencing the beauty of a turn-of-the-century National Parks resort lodge.

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Disney with Special Needs: Disaster Edition

Disney with Special Needs: Disaster Edition

While we’d like to all think that Disney is just a place of magic, dreams, and wishes that do come true, the truth is that this isn’t always the case. Sometimes things go terribly, horribly, unpleasantly wrong and we have to figure out how to handle them and reclaim our ...

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Wordless Wednesday: Exploring Animal Kingdom Lodge

Two of the best resorts to explore are Animal Kingdom Lodge and it's sister resort, Kidani Village. Both are LOVELY, filled with lots of beautiful African art and design elements. They both have fabulous restaurants too! But the highlight of course, are the animals.

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Terrific Tuesdays: Soarin’ Around the World

On my last visit to Walt Disney World, I was lucky enough to experience Soarin’ again, this time with my grandson! My how it has changed!

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 Disney World Deliciousness: D-Luxe Burger

There’s a fairly new burger spot that makes a great stopping place to rest your weary feet and fill up your hungry tummy…D-Luxe Burger. My hubby and I stopped in there on our last Disney trip and we really liked it!

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Disney World Deliciousness: River Roost Lounge and Yehaa Bob

If you are looking for a place to cool down after a day in the parks…head on over to the River Roost Lounge in Disney’s Port Orleans Riverside Resort. Continue reading

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Wordless Wednesday: The Food and Wine Festival is Coming!

The International Food & Wine Festival at Epcot is quickly approaching! If you’ve been looking for an excuse to visit Walt Disney World, the fall is a great time! Beautiful weather, less crowds and eating amazing foods “around the world”…..it’s truly the most delicious time of the year! Continue reading

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Thrifty Thursday: Do You REALLY Need ADRs?

“So you’re going to Walt Disney World in 4 months, how wonderful! Have you made your dining reservations yet?” And so starts a conversation that I have had many times with folks who are planning their first Disney vacation. The puzzled look I usually get in return, as they try to figure out why on earth any sane person would make dining reservations months in advance, always makes me chuckle….because at this point, I don’t have the heart to tell them there have been times that I have gotten up at 6 a.m. for 4 straight days trying to book our dining reservations. Yes, Disney does make us do things like this sometimes Continue reading

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Thrifty Thursday: Is the Disney Dining Plan Right For You?

When folks ask for my help with planning their Disney vacations, once the dates are decided, there are then usually two major discussions that we have. The first is, where to stay. And the second is, should they get a Dining Plan? Continue reading

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Thrifty Thursday: Saving with Character Meals

Believe it or not, character dining at Disney World is a smart way to save. Continue reading

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