On a recent vacation to Disney World, I gave my family a challenge: DISCOVER NEVER BEFORE TASTED SNACK ITEMS FROM AROUND “THE WORLD”. A difficult job I know, but one they were willing to take on. I learned a few things with this challenge. First, for a family who goes to Disney World as often as we do, I was amazed at just how many snack items we have naively passed by through the years. The second thing I realized was it was easier to find more creative options in some parks over others. … [Read more...]
Disney Character Education
Watching your child recognize familiar Disney characters and stories and the thrill of seeing them come alive before us is part of what drives millions of people to visit Disney Parks every year. So if you have a little one who perhaps is limited in their TV/movie watching, what are the stories that are highly represented in the parks? Here is a list of my top Disney television and movies you will want to share with your children before visiting. It is not necessary to be familiar with all of … [Read more...]
Disney World Without Plans???
As a Disney travel expert for Mouseketrips, I spend my days helping families pick the perfect resort, creating personalized itineraries, booking dining reservations for restaurants I’m sure each family will love, and assisting with the selection and booking of FastPasses and more. My hope is to make each of my client’s vacations as stress-free as possible by using my vast knowledge of Disney to set up their plans for the most magic. It’s a job I love to do for clients, and a job I have been … [Read more...]
Magic Kingdom’s Tom Sawyer Island!
Bringing out the kid in us is what Disney vacations do best! Some attractions seem to poke at our inner innocence a little more than others and one of my favorites is Tom Sawyer Island. You could easily dismiss this attraction as you race by on your way to Big Thunder Mountain Railroad or Splash Mountain, but I invite you to slow down and take a closer look. There are no high tech simulations or daring speeds or surprising ghosts to give you a scare. It’s good ol’ all-American fun like we used … [Read more...]
You’ve decided on the best resort for your family and budget; you’ve figured out which park tickets to get and for how many days and now your wonderful Disney Travel Expert (hopefully me or one of the other fabulous Mouseketrip agents!) has booked your package and the deposit is paid! Now what?? Now the fun really begins as your itinerary begins to take form and we begin choosing which restaurants you would like a dining reservation. If your family is anything like my family, food is … [Read more...]
Reeling in More Disney Fun!
The four theme parks are certainly the cornerstone of a Disney vacation but there is so much more to enjoy beyond the parks. A couple years ago I booked one of the fishing excursions for the first time. Now, our kids have done some local lake fishing for sunnies but those outings usually consist of way too much time dealing with tangled lines, avoiding getting jabbed by hooks and freak outs over getting the fish off the hook in the event someone was actually lucky enough to catch one. So as I … [Read more...]