Disney World On Site vs Off Site Hotels

When your Walt Disney World trip planning starts, one of your first decisions may be to choose between staying at one of the Disney World On Site Resort Hotels or an off site hotel. We’ll take a look at the pros and cons to both the on-site and off-site options, some things to think about to help you make your decision, as well as our personal opinion and experiences. [Read more…]

Exploring WDW New Year’s Resolution

Wow. 2014 came and went with a total of one post (not including this last minute one) to our blog. Ugh. We “only” made three visits to the Walt Disney World area in 2014, but we logged 21 days with many new experiences, including our first venture staying at an off site resort, and our first Disney Cruise. We have lots of fun information to share.

With all that has been going on in Walt Disney World, from the full roll-out of FastPASS+ and the completion of New Fantasyland, to the controversial retirement of acts like Off Kilter and attractions like Maelstrom, I am remiss about not keeping our blog up to date.

In review, our 2014 visits included events such as:

Epcot Flower and Garden Festival

The Epcot Flower and Garden Festival…

Epcot Flower and Garden Festival

Which now includes Food…

Star Wars Weekends

Star Wars Weekends…

Feel The Force Premium Package

Including the Feel The Force Premium Package…

Festival of Fantasy Parade

Our first time seeing the new Festival of Fantasy Parade…

Seven Dwarfs Mine Train

Our first ride on Seven Dwarfs Mine Train…

Disney Cruise Line

Our first ever Disney Cruise…

Epcot Food and Wine Festival

The Epcot Food and Wine Festival…

Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party

Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party, and all the other fun stuff that goes along with a Walt Disney World trip.

Going forward, we already have more trips to the Walt Disney World area planned for 2015 than we did in all of 2014. 2015 also looks like a big year in terms of expansions and new announcements for the Disney World Parks.

So my New Year’s Resolution for our blog is to renew our focus and keep it up do date. We will have trip reports, reviews, tips, commentary, and lots of photos from our experiences coming soon. Here’s looking forward to lots of Disney World fun in 2015 and beyond!!!

Disney World Free Dining 2014

The Disney World Free Dining offer has just been released for Disney Visa card holders. This free dining promotion is expected to be released to the general public on May 7, 2014.

With Disney World Free Dining you get this FREE!-Tuna Niçoise Salad at Be Our Guest Restaurant

Tuna Niçoise Salad at Be Our Guest Restaurant

For 2014, the Disney World Free Dining Plan is being offered for stays 8/31/14 – 10/3/14, 10/26/14 – 11/1/14, 11/9/14 – 11/20/14 and 12/12/14 – 12/23/14. The offer excludes the Villas at Grand Floridian, Little Mermaid rooms at Art of Animation Resort, All-Star Movies, Port Orleans French Quarter and Riverside, campsites and 3-bedroom villas. As usual, the Value resorts get the Quick Service Dining Plan for free, and the Moderates, Deluxe, and Deluxe Villas receive the regular Dining plan.

FREE with the Disney World Free Dining Plan-Oak-fired Filet of Beef at Disney's California Grill

Oak-fired Filet of Beef at Disney’s California Grill

Time to make those ADRs!!! Will you be taking advantage of this offer??? Find all the details at Mousesavers!

Photo Series – Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party, Part 15

Welcome to the Fifteenth and final post of our Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party Photo Series! On this Halloween night we feature photos of the HalloWishes fireworks display! Enjoy!

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Photo Series – Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party, Part 14

The fourteenth installment of our Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party Photo Series features a few of my favorite photos of The Haunted Mansion in its full Party glory.

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Photo Series – Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party, Part 13

The thirteenth installment of our Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party photo series features some candid photos of guest costumes. This is the one time of year when Disney World does not frown on Guests wearing costumes and party goers do take advantage!

In case you missed it, last night we featured photos from the Villains’ Dance Mix and Mingle.  There are only a couple more Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Parties scheduled this year and I promise I am saving the best for last, including photos from HalloWishes!  [Read more…]

Photo Series – Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party, Part 12

Welcome to Part Twelve of our Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party photo series. Tonight we continue to feature photos from the Villains’ Dance Mix and Mingle.  This series continues each night that Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party is scheduled this year. [Read more…]

Photo Series – Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party, Part 11

Part Eleven of our Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party photo series features the Villains’ Dance Mix and Mingle. Last time we took in the last section of the Boo To You! parade, including a few of the Villains and Goofy on the final float. This series continues each night that Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party is scheduled this year. [Read more…]

Photo Series – Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party, Part 10

Here is Part TEN of our photo series featuring Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party! Last time we took in a show by the Skeleton Rock Band of the Villains Groove-A-Go-Go section of the Boo To You Parade. Today we get to the end of the parade with a few more Villains and the last float featuring Goofy and a giant candy machine from his Candy Company. [Read more…]

Photo Series – Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party, Part 9

Welcome to Part Nine of our photo series highlighting Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party! Last time we contemplated picking up some Hitch Hiking Ghosts. This post highlights the Skeleton Rock Band of the Villains Groove-A-Go-Go section of the Boo To You Parade.  [Read more…]