Hot Fun in the Summertime! Tips to Stay Cool in the Disney Parks

Welcome to the first stop aboard Magical Blogorail Green. Enjoy the ride as we share our favorite tips to stay cool at Disney. This month we’re talking about all the ways to stay COOL during your summer Disney vacation. For many families with school age kids, summer is the most practical time to travel.  Florida in the summer months means heat and humidity and many people head to Disney World anticipating the worst as far as weather is concerned.  But {Read More}

Disney After Dark – Capturing Dazzling Images with the Panasonic ZS40!

Disney World, with its iconic characters and landmarks, is a mecca for photographers, amateur and professional alike.  Millions of photos are snapped in the Disney parks and resorts each year, most by parents hoping to capture that perfect, adorable picture of their kids hugging the famous Mouse or standing in front of Cinderella’s magical castle for the very first time.  Snagging those quintessential Disney vacation photos is lots of fun and sharing them with friends and family back home via {Read More}

My Magic Plus 101 – Everything You Need to Know About Disney’s Newest Invention

In the summer of 2013, the Walt Disney World Resort in Florida began testing a brand new program called My Magic Plus (My Magic+), an almost $2-billion technology that has been in the works for quite some time.  The goal of this program is to allow resort guests to have a completely personalized experience during their Disney vacations by creating customized itineraries and plans for their trips. Initially, a small percentage of visitors staying at select Disney resorts were able {Read More}

Fighting the Dark Side in Flip Flops

During our first couple of trips as a family to Walt Disney World, Hollywood Studios was the one park we left off of our itinerary.  At first it was because I thought that the attractions focused mostly on thrill rides that my girls were too small to enjoy and theming and shows that wouldn’t hold their interest.  While I remembered absolutely loving the glamorous, art-deco vibe of Hollywood Boulevard and the audio-animatronics of the Great Movie Ride back when I {Read More}

The Magic Kingdom Flag Retreat

One of my favorite things about a trip to the Walt Disney World Resort in Florida is the fact that no matter how many times you visit, you will always have at least one new experience each and every time.  Our most recent trip in August did not disappoint and on our last day in the Magic Kingdom we were fortunate enough to happen upon one of the park’s lesser-known special events.  Being that it was our last day, we {Read More}

My Top 4 Disney World Attractions!

All the parks in Walt Disney World have their unique and special attractions.  Let’s start out with the Magic Kingdom.  Because of Cinderella Castle, Magic Kingdom is what people think about when Disney pops into their minds.  Personally, Splash Mountain is my top favorite ride in Disney’s Magic Kingdom.  This is why.  First of all, you get wet!  That’s very refreshing, especially if you’ve been walking around a hot park.  There is also a thrilling, 40-foot drop near the end! {Read More}

Changes to Disney’s GAC Program

In my time as an Authorized Disney Travel Planner I have had the pleasure of helping many, many families to create some incredible vacation experiences and memories.  Several of those families have traveled to the Disney theme parks with children, friends and other family members who were in need of special assistance in order to fully enjoy all of the magic a Disney vacation has to offer.  In light of the recent announcement regarding the changes to the Guest Assistance {Read More}

Disneyland’s Dazzling New Musical

With the Princesses comfortably settled into their new home at Fantasy Faire, Fantasyland Theatre at Disneyland is scheduled to reopen with a spectacular new show on May 25th!  Since it first opened at Disneyland in 1985 (under the name Videopolis), the newly refurbished Fantasyland Theater has hosted a huge array of performances, the most recent being Snow White-An Enchanting Musical which closed in 2006 when the Princesses moved in.  Since that time, live theater at Disneyland has been greatly missed, {Read More}

Animal Kingdom–Finding Nemo the Musical

One of the things that sets Disneyland and Disney World apart from other theme parks is the incredible talent of their Cast Members.  Couple that with Disney’s extremely high-caliber live performances, and you have a recipe for some pretty fabulous entertainment during your Disney vacation.  Each of the Disney theme parks is chock-full of stage shows, street performers, live music, improv routines, and character encounters all of which feature some uniquely gifted people. Animal Kingdom park, which just celebrated its {Read More}

Animal Kingdom Turns 15!

Jambo Everyone!  Today we celebrate the 15th anniversary of Disney’s Animal Kingdom theme park!  Disney has lots of fun in store for today’s “Party for the Planet”  including special guest speakers when the park opens, commemorative anniversary merchandise, special maps and postcards, and visits with characters like Lilo & Stitch, Flik and Princess Atta, and Thumper and Miss Bunny.  Guest speakers opened the park today at a special ceremony at the Tree of Life and included: Josh D’Amaro, Vice President {Read More}