Disney Planning, Again!


For many reasons we have decided to move our January trip to Walt Disney World to March. We swore we would never be those people who planned their trips around school breaks but now that both kids are in high school it is a bit tougher. Christmas break was later this year lasting until January…

Via Napoli


Hope you enjoy this post about Disney World while we are at the State Science Olympiad Competition this weekend. My son is competing in Fast Facts, Crime Busters, and Rocks and Minerals. GO SCIENCE! For some reason this is the first time we have really explored the Italy area in Walt Disney World. I don’t…

Making Our Fastpass Picks During Peak Season


Fastpasses (FP) are Disney’s version of front of the line passes. When you buy your tickets you get the ability to make 3 FP choices. If you buy a vacation package from Disney you can make your FP choices 60 days in advance. That sounds crazy doesn’t it? I have to predict in 60 days…

Another Disney Trip??!!


So, I have been planning another Walt Disney World trip in secret. We wanted to surprise the kids on Christmas Day with a trip for this year. They didn’t get to go last year and we had them convinced that we were going to wait until 2018 to go again. We actually booked the trip…

Disney Advanced Dining Reservations and Fastpasses


We love Disney! It is a passion of ours for the past 20 years. This is our first trip in 16 years without children or anyone else accompanying us. We love going to Disney with other family and our children as we can show them all the things we love about Disney. My favorite compliment…

Raglan Road – Disney Springs


We arrived two nights prior to the start of the Disney Social Media Moms Conference 2015 and wanted to spend a few days getting to different places that we might not otherwise get a chance to go to. The one place my daughter really wanted to go to was Raglan Road. She wanted to see…

Mama Melrose’s Ristorante Italiano – Disney Hollywood Studios


This was our second visit to Mama Melrose’s Ristorante Italiano, but a first for my parents.  This restaurant is tucked behind Muppet Vision 4-D and next to the Frozen stage show so if you are not looking for it you may just walk right on by.  The waiting area inside the restaurant is tiny and…

Making the Perfect Blend of Reservations at Walt Disney World


  We are having a mini-family reunion at Walt Disney World later this winter.  So, I am planning meals and fast passes for my father (75, mostly wheelchair bound and unable to walk more than 2-3 steps), my mother (72 and just coming off a knee replacement and a second that needs to be done),…

Making My Walt Disney World Advanced Dining Reservations


So, I started first thing this morning making my Dining Reservations for our family trip to Walt Disney World.  Now, we are not going on vacation for 180 days but I wanted to get a jump-start because some of the places we want to dine at will be entirely booked by the time we get…