This post hardly counts, but I wanted to make sure any runDisney fans got the chance to read my take on the registration process. I contributed a post to ResortLoop.com’s blog about my experiences this and last year. Let me know what you think!
Yep, it’s one of those list posts. But recently I’ve been thinking about what makes a fun trip and what does not, and a lot seems to revolve around physiological and psychological stress. Many people have advised about not trying to do it all, so I thought I’d add my take on what I think … [Read more…]
It’s been a while, but I want to talk about PODCASTS. You know, radio for the control freak. For those who are unfamiliar, these handy, downloadable audio files are like magazines for your ear. WDW fans have a billion ways to connect and to share their affection for the resort because of the internet. And … [Read more…]
I’m not talking about tourists from a particular state or Animal Kingdom. It’s time to be honest. You may encounter uncurated wildlife at WDW, whether it be an American Alligator sunning himself, a snowy egret fishing, or any number of other creatures. There have been tons of funny books like Team Rodent (one of my favorites) … [Read more…]
When you board the Tragical Express at your resort and slowly wind your way back to the Orlando airport, you can practically feel the pixie dust sloughing off and the magic melting away. I think most people will agree that after each trip there is a kind of mourning, even if you’ve got another trip … [Read more…]
I am going to keep this short buy I want to wish all my new readers a Happy Easter. The Bunny must know my kids fairly well–there were multicolored Mickey marshmallow crispy treats in their easter baskets! And believe it or not, Belle from Beauty and the Beast visited. My husband’s cousin plays the classic … [Read more…]
The classic question: Is Sleeping Beauty’s dress pink or blue? I’m actually partial to her peasant wear as Briar Rose, but I heard an interesting tale about Aurora’s famous vestments yesterday from a children’s librarian. She said that the famous fight scene between Flora and Merriweather was based on an actual dispute between the animators … [Read more…]
Today’s project was deeeelish. Word to the wise–it’s definitely a different flavor when you use whole wheat flower and sugar substitute. I wouldn’t advise it for an adult palate, but the toddlers never noticed the difference.
One of the most fascinating things about WDW in Orlando is the foresight Walt and his team had in selecting the site for the parks. The selection and deliberate piecemeal purchase of the land was brilliant, spurred by an overhead flight. The team was originally checking out Ocala, but when they saw the intersection of I4 and … [Read more…]
A growing area for concern amongst WDW regulars is the perception of abuse of disability assistance programs. Disney has recently revamped their assistance programs, ostensibly in part to deter abuse like that reported by mainstream news outlets. See this article in the Atlantic for more about the original reports. Now, service dogs are at issue. Regulars … [Read more…]