#GuardiansOfTheGalaxy in Lego! This is Cool!

Are you looking forward to Guardians of the Galaxy? Do you love LEGOs? Well then you’ll love this Guardians of the Galaxy Lego Trailer! Guardians of the Galaxy opens August 1, 2014. From Marvel, the studio that brought you the global blockbuster franchises of Iron Man, Thor, Captain America and The Avengers, comes a new team—the Guardians of the Galaxy. An action-packed, epic space adventure, Marvel’s “Guardians of the Galaxy” expands the Marvel Cinematic Universe into the cosmos, where brash adventurer Peter Quill finds himself the object of an unrelenting bounty hunt after stealing a mysterious orb coveted by Ronan, a powerful villain … Continue reading

Clearwater Marine Aquarium by Corey Applegate

My daughter’s absolute favorite movie is Dolphin Tale, so much so that we had to buy her a second copy and my husband and I have a third copy ready for when she wears out this one.  Since watching it the first time, she is convinced that she wants to be a veterinarian and she wants to work with marine animals.  We’ll see how long that lasts since she’s only six, but when we took her to Walt Disney World for her birthday last summer, it seemed appropriate to take her to the Clearwater Marine Aquarium to see Winter. If … Continue reading

HUGE Discounted Group Rates – WDW and DL – Some 2015 Dates!

Don’t miss out on these great rates! The Adult Side of Disney has some great exclusive discounts to offer for travel during specific times during the rest of 2014 and for some 2015 travel dates for both Walt Disney World® and Disneyland! Along with these hugely discounted room rates, you will be able to purchase park passes at (up to 21 days before arrival) a DISCOUNTED rate (a huge savings!). You will also be able to include the Disney Dining Plan with most of these reservations. All rooms are standard rooms and there are no upgrades available to other room … Continue reading

Myrtle Waves Water Park in Myrtle Beach, SC

I recently had the opportunity to visit Myrtle Waves Water Park, located in Myrtle Beach, S.C. Myrtle Waves has been in the same location for many years. In Myrtle Beach, if a business survives for many years – you know you can’t go wrong visiting! I remember taking my kids to Myrtle Waves 20 years ago when we still lived in New Jersey and would vacation in Myrtle Beach. The park offers a great mix of water rides for the entire family and all age groups. The park is very well staffed, extremely clean and a full day of great … Continue reading

Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party: To Attend or Not to Attend…That is the Question By Katy Melcher

As summer begins to wind down, I start to think about…HALLOWEEN! It may sound crazy and a bit premature (kind of like putting up a Christmas tree in October), but for my family and many others, Halloween begins in September with Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party!  Our annual September get-away always includes a night with Mickey and his ghoulish friends celebrating Halloween at Magic Kingdom®Theme Park, and this year the fun begins even earlier.  The first party of 2014 kicks off on September 1, with dates throughout September and October (September 1, 9, 12, 14, 16, 19, 21, 23, … Continue reading

Downtown Disney Reimagined – Disney Springs by Dawn Gosdin

Downtown Disney® consists of seventy five extraordinary shops, dining venues and outdoor artisans that fans of Walt Disney World® and locals have enjoyed for decades. A few years ago they began chipping away pixie dust by pixie dust, taking the beloved clubs away that made up Pleasure Island and everyone’s favorite – the Adventurer’s Club. The Adventurers Club featured animatronics, puppets, and a cast of adventurers who performed in shows and improvisational comedy while mingling with the club’s patrons. The Adventurers Club opened with the rest of Pleasure Island on May 1, 1989 and was designed by Joe Rohdes who … Continue reading

Tipping at Walt Disney World by Corey Applegate

My very first job was working in fast food, and I hated almost every minute of it.  People can be downright rude, and it makes you wonder why you’re still standing there for minimum wage while some stranger is screaming at you about ketchup.  That being said, today, I’d like to talk about tipping at Walt Disney World.  (I know, weird segue, right?) Should you be tipping the counter service employees?  No, but that doesn’t mean that the table service employees don’t put up with the same stuff that the counter service employees do.  Disney parks may be magical places, … Continue reading

Upcoming Closings and Refurbishments at WDW

The following lists planned closings and refurbishments, but remember, any attraction can close at any time for expected reasons. MAGIC KINGDOM Tomorrowland Transit Authority, closed since 6/2/2014 is scheduled to reopen on 8/4/2014 Liberty Square Riverboat will be closed 8/4/14 to 8/8/14 Astro Orbiter, closed since 6/2/14 is scheduled to reopen on 9/19/24 Carousel of Progress will be closed 9/22/14 to 9/27/14 Yankee Trader will be closed 7/28/14 to 9/30/14 Mickey’s Philharmagic will be closed 9/8/14 to 9/19/14 Cinderella’s Royal Table will be closed 1/5/15 to 3/6/15 Walt Disney World Railroad will be closed 9/29/14 to 11/7/14 Magic Carpets of Aladdin … Continue reading