Why We Love Disney’s Polynesian Villas & Bungalows

Oh, Disney Vacation Club, how I love thee! When we began to look into joining the Disney Vacation Club, we actually toured at the Polynesian.  It was stuff of dreams for me. There’s no way that we could afford the room rates at the Polynesian.  I was pretty sure it was always going to beContinue reading “Why We Love Disney’s Polynesian Villas & Bungalows”

Character Dining at Disney World and Why I Recommend It!

Character dining is one of the more expensive ways to eat at Walt Disney World but I think it can be worthwhile, so hear me out as to why. Obviously if you’re not a person who’s amped to meet characters, then this post probably isn’t for you, but if you have small kids who likeContinue reading “Character Dining at Disney World and Why I Recommend It!”

Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique at Magic Kingdom- The Crown Package

Full Disclosure: I totally thought this experience wasn’t going to happen. When I finally pulled the trigger mentally and decided we were going to book an appointment, they had none! This is one of those things, like certain WDW dining locations, I would encourage you to book 180 days in advance. Even if you’re onContinue reading “Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique at Magic Kingdom- The Crown Package”

Best Fast Passes to Make at Magic Kingdom

You have your reservation, you have your park tickets and you’ve hit that 60 day mark until your trip, which means you’re ready to make Fast Passes! Stressful, right? It doesn’t have to be! Before you do anything, make sure you have My Disney Experience downloaded to your phone and have your reservation and ticketsContinue reading “Best Fast Passes to Make at Magic Kingdom”

The Most Useful Things I Bring to Disney

Packing can be stressful for anyone, right? If you’re like me, you do that thing where you pack 8 pairs of underwear for 3 days (like what do you actually think is going to happen?) and 10 shirts because you just don’t know what you’re going to “feel” like wearing. Am I alone on thisContinue reading “The Most Useful Things I Bring to Disney”

Top 10 Table Service Restaurants at Disney World

It’s no secret one of my favorite things about Disney World is the food. Even with how much information there is out there, I still get disbelieving responses from people who assume it’s just “theme park food.” And don’t be fooled, there’s plenty of that too, but there are also a ton of awesome restaurantContinue reading “Top 10 Table Service Restaurants at Disney World”

How I Pack for a Plane Ride with Small Children

Snacks. Snacks. And more snacks. But honestly, I’ve never heard a child ask for so many snacks at 6 in the morning! After many flights with my kids, I have a system down for what I pack for the plane. I like to think of myself as a modern-day Mary Poppins. My first stop isContinue reading “How I Pack for a Plane Ride with Small Children”

Best Quick Service at Disney World (that keeps parents AND kids happy!)

Ahhh I remember the days when I’d hit 180 days from my reservation and be on my computer ready to book my Advanced Dining Reservations at our favorite Table Service restaurants on Disney property. But, times have changed. And to be completely honest, unless we have another adult on the trip to babysit the kidsContinue reading “Best Quick Service at Disney World (that keeps parents AND kids happy!)”

Disney World with a One Year-Old- It Can Be Done!

Now that Meryl is THREE (read- catastrothree/threenager), I guess I can write a little bit about bringing her to Disney World when she was one (and 1.5!). This is what happens when you’re a mom- your life is paved with good intentions and blog posts, yet many are started and never finished. OH, and thenContinue reading “Disney World with a One Year-Old- It Can Be Done!”

Disney with an Infant- It Can Be Done!

Smack in the middle of the first 100 days of darkness with our daughter, as bleary-eyed and sleep-deprived parents, my husband and I decided to keep our previously booked trip to Walt Disney World. Before MGM was born, we envisioned how simple it would be to tote around an 8 week old. We scoured theContinue reading “Disney with an Infant- It Can Be Done!”