Cinderella’s Happily Ever After Dinner – 1900 Park Fare


Cinderella’s Happily Ever After Dinner at 1900 Park Fare in the Grand Floridian offers a chance to meet with some of the characters from Cinderella that are harder to find in the parks. Cinderella and Prince Charming, Lady Tremaine (Cinderella’s step-mother), Anastasia and Drizella (Cinderella’s step-sisters) are normally in attendance.  On this night Drizella was…

Tomorrowland Terrace


My daughter wearing one of the 12 pair of Mickey ears she made for our trip. Even on vacation I tell our story through food. Each day we had at least one “special” meal. Whether it was something simple in a counter service restaurant like Tomorrowland Terrace, which is generally not open during the time…

Teppan Edo


    Teppan Edo is the Japanese Hibachi restaurant in the World Showcase in Epcot. My daughter and I had dinner at this restaurant two years ago on our mother/daughter trip to Walt Disney World. We loved it so much and thought the rest of the family would love it too. One thing that is great…

Garden Grill (Breakfast)


If you are planning a meal while visiting Disney World and looking for great character interaction this was one of our favorites on this trip. Though we are NOT breakfast eaters and generally do not enjoy breakfast foods I decided to book us a breakfast at the Garden Grill to get us up and moving…

ABC Commissary


We recently returned from our Walt Disney World vacation. We add the regular dining plan to our trip. This gives us 1 counter service meal, 1 table service meal, and 2 snacks each day per person. It also gives us a refillable mug to use at the resort. Disney is continually tweaking their meal plans….

Photopass at Walt Disney World


For years I resisted the Photopass add-on option for our Disney trips. When we would get home from vacation I would have 100s well, maybe 1000s of pictures and only 5-10 pictures with me in them. I don’t like getting my picture taken and I am the picture taker. I was always looking for the…

Disney’s All Star Music


We love Disney World and have stayed at every level of hotels from value resorts to deluxe. We like all the levels for different reasons. After wrestling with which hotel to book for our current trip either the cabins at Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort or a family suite at All-Star Music Resort.  In the end…

Eating While Traveling


Even while traveling I still try to keep eating at drive thrus to a minimum. I try to keep it to about once a day if possible but some traveling days that just doesn’t work. The second day of our trip was the day of the Atlanta road/bridge collapse and we had to make a…

Spring Break 2017


I have been missing the past few days as we were traveling for Spring Break. This is the first time we have ever gone away for Spring Break. We always travel off-season or off-peak. I don’t like crowds or people but for many reasons this was the only time that we could make this trip…

“Wishes” to End and “Happily Ever After” to Begin


Disney World means a lot to our family. It is our “home” away from home. My children grew up watching the “Wishes” fireworks show in Magic Kingdom. I remember holding each one of them on our shoulders to see the fireworks and the castle.  Now they are as tall as I am (or taller!) and…

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…

Pooh Sized Traveling – Part I Magic Kingdom


Updated – October 8, 2016 This is part of a series I did a couple years ago. This is the last Disney post for a week or so. We are not a tiny family.  I am 5’8″ tall and a 30-32W.  My partner is short 5’1″ and 26-28W.  Even our children are fairly tall for…