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Affordable Disney: Save on Dining by Sharing!

Going to Walt Disney World can be quite expensive between the passes and the hotel, and the food. Happily there are ways to save on your meals, and one of them is by sharing! I have found that most meals can be split easily.

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Exploring Disney: Becoming a Sorcerer

Exploring Disney: Becoming a Sorcerer

One of our favorite ways to become a part of Disney World during our visits is playing Sorcerers of the Magic Kingdom. This interactive card game is one of the delightful little details of the park that somewhat flies under the radar.

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5 Marvel-ous Things to Do on Marvel Day at Sea

We recently returned from sailing with the Disney Magic, where we got to enjoy their awesome new event, Marvel Day at Sea!

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Affordable Disney: Accommodations With Value

Walt Disney World has done an excellent job of giving Guests a wide range of options from Value to Deluxe Villas. Where you will stay will depend on your budget, what you want to experience while at the hotel and which parks will you visit.

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Exploring Disney: A Fairytale Ferry

Once you've decided that you're going to visit Magic Kingdom, you've got another decision to make -- how to get there. You could grab the monorail and feel futuristic, or you could go for something a touch more quaint and old-fashioned - the ferry.

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Disney with Kids: The Time is Now

"What age should my kids be when they go to Disney?" It sounds like an easy question with an easy answer but there really is no wrong or right age to take your kids to Walt Disney World.

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Exploring Disney: Gliding Along on the Monorail

Exploring Disney: Gliding Along on the Monorail

The monorail is a treasured part of my Disney trips. It feels like a attraction itself and once I feel that glide, I know that I am home.

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Affordable Disney: The Accommodation Situation

One of the largest expenses of visiting Walt Disney World is where you will stay. Will we stay on-site or off-site? Do we need a larger room to accommodate more than 3-4 people? Will we need 2 rooms rather than 1? How close to the parks do I want to ...

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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! Continue reading

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Wordless Wednesday: Walt and Mickey

“I only hope that we don’t lose sight of one thing – that it was all started by a mouse.” ~ Walt Disney Continue reading

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A Trip to the Disney Museum..In Indiana?

One end of summer tradition we have is to go to the Indiana State Fair which it seems that I can somehow connect to Disney. This is year was made super easy by one of the key note attractions- Get Animated, an exhibit dedicated to the history and stories of animation and the artists, including Disney. Continue reading

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My Favorite Disney Things: Belinda’s Favorite Guy

When asked to write about my favorite thing at Walt Disney World, the answer came very quickly to mind. A lot of us have a favorite attraction, restaurant, park or resort. I can name several attractions that I love more than another and the same with a resort, park or restaurant, but those things don’t even come close to my most favorite thing at the most magical place on earth. Mickey, the icon of Disney World, the hidden presence of Walt that makes us smile every time we see him. He is my most favorite thing. Continue reading

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Wordless Wednesday: Roy Disney’s Legacy

There is something about this sculpture of Roy O. Disney….Walt’s brother….and Minnie, that always, ALWAYS, makes me smile. The “unknown” brother who worked in Walt’s enormous shadow, Roy was, nevertheless, the force that made much of Walt’s magic actually happen. Walt dreamed it, but Roy figured out how to make it happen. Not as glamorous…but still necessary. Even after Walt’s death, Roy was still figuring out how to make it happen, and is the reason that Walt Disney World exists. Walt’s “Partners” sculpture with Mickey stands prominently, at the end of Main Street USA, in front of Cinderella’s Castle….but he points to the other end of Main Street where Roy sits contentedly with Minnie…..”Sharing the Magic”…..because the person making the magic happen is just as important as the person who dreams of the magic. Continue reading

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