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What’s a indulgent and showy parent to do these days, then? Book a flight to London stat, even if that means you fly commercial. Just get there. Hop straight away to Harrods and visit their Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique where you may purchase “The Collection”. Otherwise really, what’s the point?
This is the most wonderful time of year! I think we might say that about everything in Disney that is on the cusp of just starting, but we really mean it, like deep in our soul and spooky Halloween bones mean it. You know? We attended the third Mickey’s #NotSoScary Halloween Party this past Friday night and had a frightfully delightful time.
Entertaining the dim thought of paying for Disney’s Ultimate Thrills Tour or the Ultimate Day for Young Families? You need to read this. We eschewed the official, and very outrageously priced Ultimate Day for Families, armed with common sense, a bit of research and with the aid of TouringPlans.com. A grand total of 15 minutes worth of planning.
Of all the places you can eat at along Epcot’s World Showcase Promenade– Morocco is the easiest to get into. At first, we assumed, it was because the food is less familiar to people or that it didn’t quite hit the vacation/comfort food requisite. To see this oft understood country well represented and enjoyed by Epcot’s guests would be a true joy. Here’s what we propose.
The eighth episode of oceanEARSpodcast is available. Odd Couple Table Mates, Episode 8, discusses interesting table mate situations and classics such as: The Gross Out Couple, The Fighting Family and The Over-sharers.
We went to Disney’s Hilton Head Resort for the weekend. A five and a half hour drive from Walt Disney World property was pretty straight forward and traffic-free. Like every vacation– we only wish we had one more day and will return to Disney’s Hilton Head Resort very soon. The island, in general, is just what we were looking for and the epitome of a relaxing beach vacation.
This weekend was short on time. Lot’s of working and too little time playing, but we had time for the simple pleasures– a family stroll around Epcot’s World Showcase, some wine, beer, food and shopping late in the afternoon on Saturday.
Here is a generic, mildly assertive post espousing the business needs of Disney, while progressing the experience of the guest in the undergoing construction and massive overhaul of the Polynesian Village Resort (nee The Polynesian).
It’s getting close to the first weekend in August– the official opening of the Four Seasons Orlando. Today, is a pre-opening preview for press at Four Seasons Orlando at Walt Disney World Resort. Take a look as bloggers, press and the team at Four Seasons give us a glimpse of what’s in store!
We spent some quality time over in Animal Kingdom again! Here’s some new merchandise, specifically the African Mask Tumbler filled with your choice of drink for $15.95. You can also get the mixed drink sans really awesome cup for $10.95– although I don’t know why you would want to?
We spent some time, midweek, in the Animal Kingdom and Animal Kingdom’s Kidani Village visiting with friends (Hi Michelle! Hi Barrie!) who were staying there. We just thought we would share our thoughts on this park and resort, and how relaxing and quietly amazing it is.
Reservations for the Four Seasons Orlando at Walt Disney World are open on OpenTable.com. We snagged reservations a Ravello and Capa for OPENING NIGHT– brave! Will you include Four Seasons Orlando restaurants in your dining plans on your next Disney trip?
The next pay for play offering from Disney Parks and Resorts is the Ultimate Thrills Tour. At $299, plus tax (Magic Your Way Park Hopper, not included), this Ultimate Thrills Tour seems like a really big gamble just to ride the parks headliners with out waiting in line. There is an app for that– but we needed to find out for ourselves.
Our featured site this week is Doctor Disney, whom we have added to the ‘Today’ Disney News Feed. Take a look at the perspective he offers having been part of the Walt Disney World College Program (twice!), a there and back again, Orlando resident and most knowledgeable guest.
The fifth episode of oceanEARSpodcast is out. We talk with Laurel Stewart and Erin Foster, authors of the Unofficial Guide to the Disney Cruise Line about, what else, but cruising on DCL and their preparations for past and upcoming research.
Disney’s Frozen merchandise is now more widely available across all parks, Downtown Disney and online. While existing stock (yes, THOSE dresses) are being replenished, new product lines are being developed to make some of the wares more summer friendly and appealing to a variety of price points. Take a look at the Frozen merchandise available in the park, as we update this through out the summer.
It’s 11:39pm and we just got back from over twelve hours in Disney’s Hollywood Studios. You know when something is so exciting, so just plain old fun– you need to share it with the world? Well, this is that. This, is #FrozenSummer.
Hi, my name is Phill and I’m raising money to support Give Kids The World, a wonderful organization in Kissimmee, FL that gives seriously ill children and their families a chance to reconnect, forget about everyday life and just be happy. Their motto, ‘Where Happiness Inspires Hope’, inspires each of us and puts our own lives and goals into perspective.
We did not spend many daylight hours in the park this weekend, due to the brutal heat– 102 degrees and anywhere from 58 to 70% humidity. So we opted to visit the parks during the evening hours and were rewarded with spectacular sunsets all weekend.
10 Packing List Items from the Mind of A Organizing Freak | I’m not organized all of the time, sometimes I schedule a break for myself to just “Let it Go. Let it Go. OCD won’t hold me back anymore…” In my digression, is truth. Being over organized leaves little room for enjoying the spontaneity of life, of which there is too little anyway. There are times though, when planning and organization, can make saying yes to chance possible. Moreover, its life’s less pleasant surprises, like 12 foot waves gently forcefully rocking you to sleep, where those proactive virtues come in like a breath of fresh air.
Rarely is there “nothing” going on at any of the Disney Parks and Resorts, but this weekend is one of those weekends where you get to just enjoy the parks or water parks in our case, with out waking at O’Dark O’Clock and waiting in line to get a bracelet to wait in line nine hours later, that same day.
The final weekend. Two really interesting pieces of information came out of this weekend however, both appropriately timed. The first, as you have undoubtably heard the rumor of the closing of Indiana Jones Stunt Spectacular and the phasing out of the American Idol Sound Stage. We have heard...
The next to last weekend of Star Wars Weekends, is historically, the busiest and most celebrified (Luke, trust me… it’s a word). This year however, the crowds were lighter, especially this past weekend. Cast members informed us that their passes have a block out dates for Star...