Skip to main content

Posts

Showing posts from July, 2019

What’s On Your Disney World Bucket List?

Whether you’ve been once or 20 times, there is always something new and exciting – or old and worth repeating – to do on a Disney World vacation. I’ve personally traveled to Disney World as a child, teenager, adult, and parent, and I still have a running list of things I want to squeeze in on my next (or next after that) visit.

Here is what’s on my current Disney World bucket list. Tell us in the comments what’s on yours, too!

1. Fine Dining 

While I have enjoyed a few signature meals like Tiffins at Disney’s Animal Kingdom and Steakhouse 55 at the Disneyland Hotel recently, most of my trips over the last five years have included my young children so fine dining hasn’t been a priority. On my Disney World bucket list is the finest option of all, Victoria & Albert’s, at the Grand Floridian Resort and Spa. My 15-year wedding anniversary is approaching, and I’m thinking that just might be the perfect time to experience this foodie favorite!



2. Unique Accommodations

I had the opportunit…

Ears the News: July 28, 2019 Edition

Welcome to the latest edition of Ears the News
Brought to you by our friends at WDWMagic.com

Beginning August 29 2019, Darth Vader will replace Kylo Ren in the dark side meet and greet.

Kylo Ren will be making appearances in Star Wars Galaxy's Edge.Darth Vader is set to return to Star Wars Launch Bay with the opening of Star Wars Galaxy's Edge.

Astro Orbiter in the Magic Kingdom's Tomorrowland is now closed for a refurbishment. 
The closure is expected to reopen to guests on August 15, 2019.

House of the Whispering Willows at Epcot's China Pavilion is scheduled to be closing for a short refurbishment.

The closure begins July 30 with a reopening to guests to August 2, 2019. A new display will be added to the gallery during the closure.

Disney Springs will be hosting the DescenDANCE Party later this month to mark the release of the Descendants 3 on Disney Channel.

The dance party will take place July 26 - August 11, 2019, from 7:30pm to 10:30pm on the Marketplace Stage.

From…

Early Morning Magic: Magic Kingdom

There are a lot of hard ticket events going on at Walt Disney World these days.  If you have the extra budget to play with, it can be hard to choose which one is right for you.  On a recent trip, we opted to splurge on the Early Morning Magic at the Magic Kingdom which takes place in Fantasyland.

We had to be up bright and early, but thankfully we were staying nearby at Bay Lake Tower at Disney's Contemporary Resort so it was only a 15 minute walk from our room to the front gates to check in.  The event started at 7:45am, before the Magic Kingdom opened to the rest of the days' guests. It was a little rough to get up, but if there's ever a reason to wake up at 6:30am, it is Disney!  After our quick walk over we arrived right around 7:45am and were quickly through the turnstiles and heading down Main Street, U.S.A.

Once we reached the hub area things really opened up and it was amazing to see such an empty Magic Kingdom.  We were steered towards Fantasyland where the rides …

Bay Lake Tower at Disney's Contemporary Resort

I often receive questions about "villas" or "those vacation club rooms" so I wanted to share my experience staying at Bay Lake Tower, the Disney Vacation Club addition to Disney's Contemporary Resort in one of their two bedroom villas.

First of all, Disney Vacation Club (DVC for short) villas range from Deluxe Studios (sleeping 4-5) to 3 Bedroom Grand Villas (sleeping 12) and you do NOT have to be a Vacation Club member to book them! These options are great for those that like the home away from home feel or for those that travel with larger parties and like to have the shared space together.  All of the Villas include Disney level accommodations, microwave and fridge. Additionally, 1 bedroom villas and above include a full kitchen and dining area as well as a washer and dryer for laundry. 
Let's start with the room. Bay Lake Tower has a modern elegance vibe with some statement colors and deluxe accommodations.  A two bedroom villa has a master suite with k…

Ears the News: July 12, 2019 Edition

Welcome to the latest edition of Ears the News
Brought to you by our friends at WDWMagic.com

The official Passholders Extra website has been updated to include details on the upcoming Annual Passholder previews for Star Wars Galaxy's Edge.

According to the site, Platinum, Platinum Plus and Premier Passholders will have the opportunity to register for a preview of Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge on select dates and times in August at Disney's Hollywood Studios.


Email invitations with registration details will be sent out later this summer. If you are an eligible Passholder and would like to register a Guest to accompany you, that Guest must also have a valid Platinum, Platinum Plus or Premier annual pass, be listed on your Family & Friends list and have opted to share "All My Plans" with you.

Cast Member previews are scheduled for August 1 to August 16, 2019, with Millennium Falcon: Smugglers Run, Oga's Cantina, and Savi's Workshop all expected to be available …

Ears the News: July 5, 2019 Edition

Welcome to the latest edition of Ears the News
Brought to you by our friends at WDWMagic.com

O Canada! at Epcot's Canada Pavilion will close on August 1 2019 to begin a series of upgrades. 
The show will be receiving updates to the film, along with an all new projection system.

Photo courtesy of wdwmagic.com

Three new Global marketplace kiosks will be part of the 2019 Epcot International Food and Wine Festival for 2019, taking place August 29 to November 23.
Located next to Le Cellier, Appleseed Orchard Marketplace will serve craft brews, ciders, wines, charcuterie and cheese.
Also in Canada, the "O Canada!" theater will become part of the festival as an indoor location. The show is being readied for a new version, including projector updates. The Alps Marketplace will offer Warm Raclette Swiss Cheese with Baby Potatoes, Cornichons and Baguette, or Venison Stew with Crushed Potatoes paired with a frozen Rosé.
Emile’s Fromage Montage will let guests sample a variety of cheeses ser…