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A First Timer’s Guide to Epcot’s International Flower & Garden Festival at Walt Disney World

Welcome to this month’s Blogorail Red Loop. Today we are sharing what you can expect when you visit the Disney parks this spring. Last spring, I found myself on two whirlwind trips to Walt Disney World during the Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival season. Although I visit Disney destinations often, this was my very first …

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Packing List for Your Disney Daypack (Free Printable!)

If you read regularly, you already know how much my family loves visiting Disney destinations.  Even though our kids are quite young, we have never let that stop us from bringing a baby or toddler along for the Disney fun.  My children have had a ton of fun at Disneyland and Disney World at every age and …

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Disney Attraction Prize Fight: Disneyland vs. Walt Disney World Versions of Shared Rides

Welcome to this month’s Blogorail Orange Loop. Today we are comparing Walt Disney World and Disneyland. Pirates.  Space Mountain.  Thunder Mountain.  it’s a small world. There are a number of attractions at both Walt Disney World and Disneyland that share a theme and a name.  To the casual Disney visitor, these rides may seem to …

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Walt Disney World Memory Maker Review: Worth It or Waste of Money?

Disney offers a lot of ways to upgrade your vacation.  Some of these extras offer a lot of value, but many of them just tempt you to blow your vacation budget. Today, we’ll take a look at one of several optional Disney services – Memory Maker – to see if it passes the test. Memory …

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The Dig Site at Coronado Springs: Deluxe Disney Pool at a Moderate Price

In order to experience the best pools on a Disney vacation, you usually need to pay deluxe Disney resort prices. That’s why I was so thrilled to discover a deluxe-quality pool at one of Disney’s moderate resorts, Coronado Springs, during a recent Walt Disney World visit. Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort is one of Walt Disney …

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A Tale of Two Tiki Bars: Comparing Trader Sam’s at Disneyland & Walt Disney World

Disney and Hawaii have a long history together.  Walt Disney visited the islands multiple times and first incorporated Hawaiian culture into his 1937 Mickey Mouse short film, Hawaiian Holiday.  You can see Hawaii’s influence on Disney throughout Disney history in attractions like the Enchanted Tiki Room, hotels like Aulani and Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort, movies like …

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2015 Disney Social Media Moms Celebration: Top 7 Takeaways

I attended the 2015 Disney Social Media Moms Celebration a little over a week ago in Walt Disney World.  For those of you who aren’t bloggers, #DisneySMMC is part blogging conference and part Disney vacation, with some serious pixie dust thrown into the mix.  I was very honored to be included in the talented and diverse mix of mom (and …

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Mickey Mouse Trail Mix: The Perfect In-Flight or Road Trip Snack for Your Disney Vacation

I’m off this weekend with the kids to the Disney Social Media Moms Celebration at Walt Disney World. Although I normally don’t have time for super-crafty, Pinterest-inspired living, this trip called for something a little extra special. This is the first trip for both my kids to Walt Disney World, after all! Before every long …

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I’m Headed to Walt Disney World…TWICE!

Since I’m based in Northern California, most of my opportunities to write about Disney destinations involve Disneyland.  Disneyland is just an hour flight (or 6 hour drive) and is a place my family visits at least once a year with our kids. Although Disneyland is my home park now, I grew up in Alabama and …

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