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…

Holiday Movie Preview


What? Yes, this is a huge departure from my normal blog post but my family went to our local movie theater last night to see what is my favorite part of the movies – Previews! The theater hosts a free event and they show approximately 40 full length trailers, give out snacks, posters and allow…

Pooh Sized Traveling – Part II Epcot Future World


*Updated from the original post on October 15, 2016. We are a family of what is commonly referred to, in Disney Speak, as Pooh Sized people.  I think of myself more Ursula sized but that is for another day. We love vacationing in Walt Disney World because they try to accommodate everyone when building their…

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…

Day 1 – Pop Century


We never expected to be to Florida on Saturday.  We left Michigan Friday after school and made it as far as Louisville, Kentucky the first night.  We left about 8:00 am Saturday morning expecting to land somewhere in Northern Florida or Southern Georgia for the night.  But, we made it all the way to Walt…

Day 2 – Fort Wilderness Cabins


After swimming and checking out of Pop Century, Day 1,  we headed to the Fort Wilderness Cabins.  This was a surprise for our children.  They have always wanted to stay in the cabins and after receiving a last-minute PIN code from Walt Disney World we switched our reservation from All-Star Music to the Fort Wilderness…

Kilmanjaro Safari – Animal Kingdom


I love the Kilimanjaro Safari.  I know it is one of those attractions you either really love or really don’t care for.  I admit there have been times we have been to Animal Kingdom that I have chosen not to ride on the Safari because it is later in the day and the animals always…

You are Going to Disney World Again? My Response


As I am getting ready to book our next trip to Disney World in February already I can hear in my head all the people who ask where we are going on vacation this year say, “Didn’t you just go there?”  or my favorite, “You know there are other places to visit other than Disney…

What Is There do do for the Youngest Visitors at Walt Disney World?


This past weekend I was talking to someone about Walt Disney World and what is the “right” age to take children.  My kids both started going to Disney World when they were 18 months.  Do they remember those trips?  No.  But, we sure do. They developed great memories for their aunts, uncles and grandparents who…

Cape May Cafe – Seafood Buffet – Dinner Day 2


Plate from lower left (clockwise): red potatoes, peel-and-eat shrimp, paella, roasted root vegetables, and clams. We arrived for our reservation 15 minutes early at the Beach Club.  We sat in the lobby for only about 5 minutes before our buzzer went off and we were seated for dinner.  We had a later reservation of 8:00…

The Road Back to My Life


These are my thoughts on life, kids and Walt Disney World. I realized I had lost me somewhere along the way the past several years. I have been the perfect Mommy, wife and volunteer anyone could ask for. What I was missing was being there for me. I am going to take this year to…