Best Resort for a No-Parks Disney Vacation

Welcome to those of you joining me from My Dreams of Disney and those of you just hopping aboard. I am the 3rd  stop on our Magical Blogorail. Most of the time when families are planning a Disney World vacation, their main focus is on making sure they have plenty of time to spend in Disney’s four incredible theme parks.  And why not?  The world-class attractions, live performers, shows, parades, fireworks and more that make visiting the Disney parks such an {Read More}

Great Disney Pools – What’s All the Fuss About Stormalong Bay?

  Welcome to those of you joining me from Heidi’s Head and those of you just hopping aboard. I am the 3rd stop on our Magical Blogorail and this month, in honor of summer begin almost here, we’re sharing our favorite Disney pools! Often touted as THE best pool on Walt Disney World Resort property, I thought it would be a good idea to take a good look today at Stormalong Bay, the enormous and beautifully themed swimming complex that {Read More}

Resort Spotlight: Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort

One of the first decisions families must make when planning their Disney vacation, after choosing when they will travel, is where they will stay.  With more than 20 different resort hotels, ranging from value to deluxe, choosing your Disney resort is a difficult decision.  To help you to narrow down your choices I will be featuring each of the Disney resorts throughout the year. This week’s resort spotlight is going to feature Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort, one of Disney’s moderate-level {Read More}

How to Choose Your Disney Resort

Deluxe, Moderate, Value or Villa?  Concierge service or food court?  Bus or monorail?  Palm trees or the Pacific Northwest?  Spa or pool slide?  After you have determined when you will visit the house of The Mouse, the next thing you will need to choose is your Disney resort hotel.  Where you will stay during your Disney World vacation is probably the biggest decision you will have to make when planning your trip.  With over 20 different resorts to choose from, each {Read More}

Resort Spotlight: Fort Wilderness Resort & Campground

The term “glamping” (coined several years ago by MaryJane Butters) combines two words that are often considered to be opposites–glamorous and camping.  In recent years, “glamping” has become incredibly trendy as establishments touting “luxury camping” have cropped up all over the place.  In the tradition of innovation that was the true spirit of Walt Disney himself, the Walt Disney World Resort has been onto the concept of “glamping” for quite some time–far longer, in fact, than it has been popular {Read More}

Parents’ Night Out?

  Dinner at the California Grill? A Couples’ Massage at the Grand Floridian Resort Spa? Cocktails and relaxation by the pool? An evening of music and dancing at the Boardwalk’s Atlantic Dance Hall? Although a visit to the Walt Disney World Resort is often a whole-family affair, there are plenty of opportunities for adults to relax and reconnect during a Disney vacation. But how can parents take advantage of all those grown-ups only offerings with the kids in tow? Disney’s {Read More}