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2016 Booking Dates Now Open For Walt Disney World!

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Attention all Disney Nerds – The time has come, the Disney Gods have spoken and opened up 2016 dates for booking!

So head on over to the Disney World website to price and book your 2016 Disney trip!

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T.G.I.F. Pic Of The Week – Why I Love Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort

When you’re trying to decide where to stay at Walt Disney World, the choices can become overwhelming – they have so many great Resorts to choose from that it can be tough to narrow it down! Personally, I love Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort and Campground – and here’s why:

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It’s a beautiful place – large, well-kept campsites, great pools, tons of wooded trails, and maybe best of all it’s quiet and peaceful – it’s a great place to relax and enjoy nature, and best of all you’re in the middle of all the Disney action!

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The nightly fireside sing sing along and movie is a great family activity – and oh – did I mention it’s hosted by Chip and Dale? I LOVED this as a kid – getting snacks and singing songs and then watching a Disney movie – doesn’t get any better than that!

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Fresh nature air makes me hungry – so I like to head over to Trail’s End – the on-site restaurant that serves up a delicious buffet of items like fried chicken and biscuits (there’s a lot more than that, but those are my favorites and they still make me drool to this day!)

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If you’re not sure about the whole camping/”roughing it” thing – don’t worry, Disney’s got you covered – you can stay in one of their cabins which include electricity, a TV, a bathroom, and a kitchen (utensils/cookware included!) – so you can still stay in nature, but with all the comforts of home

We stayed at Fort Wilderness a bunch of times when I was younger – I loved everything about it, and can’t wait to go back with my son when he’s older. It’s a great Resort choice for those who don’t want to stay in a traditional “hotel” room, plus you can’t beat the scenery!

TGIF!

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T.G.I.F. Pic Of The Week – 5 Years Of Laughter & Love

Today my husband and I are celebrating our 5 year wedding anniversary! It’s hard to believe it’s been 5 years already – the time seems like it has flown by! Today I want to reminisce a little about the time I’ve spent as half of a married couple – and of course by reminisce I mean check out some of our Disney memories!

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We spend our honeymoon in Walt Disney World – June is a hot, sticky, wet month in Orlando – but we still managed to have a lot of fun! It was the first time I had been back to Disney since I was a teenager – and it was my first time as an adult (without my parents!) and I loved being able to explore and re-visit things as an adult, and a new wife too!

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Disney World in December is amazing – we went mid-month, and also went to Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party – which was a ton of fun. The weather was nice and mild, and getting to see all the amazing Christmas décor everywhere put us in the Christmas spirit for sure!

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Ice cream on a hot afternoon at Disney? Yes, please. And thank you. And I will even share (because that’s how much I love him!)

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Enjoyed the food, drinks, and view from Disney’s California Grill Restaurant atop the amazing Contemporary Resort

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Everyone enjoys meeting characters – and this was an especially awesome day – Christmas morning at 1900 Park Fare – amazing food, and awesome characters – and a great time making memories with my husband too!

It’s been 5 years of laughs, fights, hugs, tears, kisses, buying a house, getting a dog, having a kid – and I personally wouldn’t trade a minute of it for anything!

Here’s to a million more memories

TGIF!

 

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T.G.I.F. Pic Of The Week – My Top 5 Must Have New Disney Souvenirs

Souvenir shopping is an important part of every vacation, right? I mean – you have to get SOMETHING to help you remember your amazing Disney trip – and I personally enjoy shopping at Disney almost as much as the rides! They make it easy to spend money there, that’s for sure – there’s a shop/cart/stand around literally every corner – selling anything and everything from hats to fans and glow sticks, and everything in between too

Disney’s always switching up their merchandise – and I have to say, some of the new stuff is awesome – I want it all, but I think I shall try and narrow it down a bit. So here are my Top 5 Must Have New Disney Souvenirs:

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I have a LOT of mugs – and I know my husband wouldn’t be pleased, but I have to say – I would love to add this one to the collection. Vintage attraction posters are amazing, and it comes in a few different colors/designs

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The Disney Dooney and Burke Collection is so cute – they are always coming up with new patterns, and I love this black white and red mickey and Minnie pattern – better save my pennies for this one though…as they are not cheap (but worth it, in my opinion!)

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They have tons of great tech accessories in the Parks – Iphone cases, carriers, and awesome accessories like this e-reader case (my kindle would look fab in that!)

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Gotta have an autograph book when you go to Disney – and this one is a photo album too – what a great memento this would make!

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Normally I don’t really do big souvenirs, but this Winnie the Pooh Pillow pal is great – not only does it count as an adorable plush friend, but can keep your neck and head nice and comfy on the flight home!

I know I will be picking up these must have items on my next Disney World trip, and if you can’t head to the Parks soon, then check out DisneyStore.com for all your Disney souvenir Desires

TGIF!

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“Always Be Prepared” – Start Saving NOW For Disney!

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I know for a fact that I will not be heading to Walt Disney World for a few years – Fall of 2018 to be exact. Why so long? Well, I want to make sure my son is old enough to enjoy it, and he will be 4 then – which is how old I was when I went for the first time. That being said, I am already planning on how I am going to pay for the trip. Why plan so far in advance, you might ask? Well, aside from the fact that I am a planner by nature (lists, budgets, itineraries, etc – they are all soothing to me) – it can be a hefty cost to bring your whole family to Disney…

Plane tickets, Park tickets, car rentals/gas, food, souvenirs….it all adds QUICKLY when you are heading to Disney – and sometimes unforeseen costs can really make a mess of your otherwise carefully planned vacation budget. I recommend you start saving as soon as you can for your future Disney trip – the more money you have saved, the more smoothly your trip will go!

So it may be expensive…the big cost has big rewards though – it’s a magical place, and getting to see my son experience it for the first time is something I already cannot WAIT for

It’s worth EVERY single penny in my book – I am already hoarding my Disney Visa rewards dollars, and am hoping that in a few years, they can turn into a down payment to Disney!

What about you – how do YOU like to save for your vacation?

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T.G.I.F. Pic Of The Week – Dreaming Of Disney (LAND That Is!)

I mostly write about how much I love Walt Disney World and how great of a place it is for adults (not just kids!), but today I find myself thinking of the place that started it all – Disneyland Park

I have been lucky enough to get to travel to Disneyland once – and I am hoping to go back someday and get to spend more time getting to know the Park that Walt built, the place where he saw his visions come to life!

Here’s a few reasons why I cannot WAIT to get back to Disneyland:

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Mickey’s Toontown may have been dismantled at Disney World to make room for the New Fantasyland, but fear not – as Toontown fans can still get their fix at Disneyland! Visit Mickey’s house, take a ride on Gadget’s Go Coaster, and top if off with a hot dog at Pluto’s Dog House (yum!)

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Disneyland Park has many of the same rides as the Magic Kingdom, but they are not exactly the same – there are subtle differences in décor, styling, and the rides themselves – can you spot all the differences? When I rode Pirates of the Caribbean, I noticed the waiting area and entrance were different – and I loved getting to experience the unique qualities of the ride!

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I had one of these when I was little – the brim was so heavy that when I fell asleep on the monorail my parents said my head dropped forward under the weight. I have never seen one for sale at Disney World since then, but I did spot this one at Disneyland!

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Once awesome ride difference? The Mad Tea Party is OUTSIDE at Disneyland – isn’t that beautiful?

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Oh, and so is part of “It’s A Small World” – love the topiaries and the outside of the building!

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Looking at all these pics makes me want to go back SO BADLY. Oh – and one more thing to mention – Disneyland just happens to be in beautiful sunny California – a BIG WIN for someone like me (from Upstate NY where it snows 6-ish months a year!). Hoping to plan a trip to Disneyland soon – but until then, I shall keep on dreamin’…

TGIF!

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