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T.G.I.F. Pic Of The Week – Packing For the WDW Parks – My Top 5 “Must Haves”

When you’re getting ready to leave your WDW Resort hotel room and head to the Disney Parks for the day, there are some items you will DEFINITELY want to make sure you bring along with you:

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PONCHOS are super essential – as it can (and likely will) rain while you’re at the Parks

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Sunscreen – apply it often, and be liberal with it. No one wants to get burned as red as Sebastian the crab on your first day at WDW. See how white me and my family are? Well – sunscreen helps us stay that way

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Water bottles – fill them up with water and ice before you head out, and be sure to drink a LOT and refill as needed when at the Parks – as that Florida sun can be brutal, and dehydration is no fun

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Ziploc baggies in assorted sizes – they come in handy for a LOT of things, trust me

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Multiple cameras – because you’ll want to capture all the great parts of this vacation, trust me. And yes that is a Mickey film camera – cool, right?

Moral of the story? Be prepared, and you will spend more time having fun on your WDW vacation

TGIF!

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T.G.I.F. Pic Of The Week: “Larger Than Life” Fun Awaits You At The WDW Value Resorts

There are tons of places to stay in and around Walt Disney World – and when it comes to narrowing it down to which one I want to book, I have to say I am partial to the Value Resorts – not only are they the most wallet-friendly (as the name implies!), but they are also really great places to spend some time with your family too – they are all intricately themed, and the décor is really enjoyable too. Check out some of the BIG FUN that awaits you at the WDW Value Resorts:

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Now I realize that not everyone is into giant Mr Potato Heads or Mickey Mouse pool fountains, but I think they are great, and I can bet your kids would love them – so why not save some money and stay someplace fun and family friendly like the WDW Value Resorts? I have stayed at them all, and loved every one!

TGIF

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T.G.I.F. Pic Of The Week – More Of The Gorgeous Port Orleans Riverside Resort

Last week I showed you a bit what you might see when you stay at Port Orleans Riverside Resort – where my husband was lucky enough to stay earlier this month for a work conference. Today, I wanted to show you just how amazing the rest of the Resort is:

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There’s my adorable husband posing outside his room!

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It really lights up at night doesn’t it?

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Seriously loving all the “riverside” and boating touches here – the theme is amazing!

After checking out all his pictures, I can definitely say I can’t WAIT to plan my next WDW trip so that I can book a room at Port Orleans Riverside – what a great place to stay!

TGIF!

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T.G.I.F. Pic Of The Week – Inside WDW’s Port Orleans Riverside Resort

I recently wrote/lamented about how my husband was headed to WDW for a work conference – and as you may or may not have been able to guess from that post, I was more than a little jealous of his trip. He didn’t get to do much touring of the Parks though – as they were at conference sessions all day every day – but he DID get to stay in the gorgeous Port Orleans Riverside Resort – and today I am sharing with you some of the things he saw inside the Resort:

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Here’s the hotel lobby – the word I could use to best describe it would be “grand” – the tall ceilings, ornate light fixtures, and regal colors are all very aesthetically pleasing!

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Here’s his room – spacious, well decorated, clean, and he had it all to himself!

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He arrived the day after Halloween and the pumpkins from the staff pumpkin decorating contest were still up – aren’t they great? I love seeing stuff like this at Disney!

Next week, we will be taking a look at all the outdoor beauty at Port Orleans Riverside
Until then…TGIF!

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T.G.I.F. Pic Of The Week – Port Orleans Riverside Resort

I recently wrote about how my husband is going to Disney without me – and not only does that suck (for me), but he is also staying at one of the WDW Resorts that I haven’t really gotten a chance to explore or stay at yet – Disney’s Port Orleans Riverside Resort – which is themed after the rural Louisiana Bayou, and has a great “Southern Hospitality” air to it. Check out what it has to offer:

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…Needless to say, I am SO JEALOUS of my husband’s trip, and of the amazing place he gets to stay, too! Port Orleans Riverside offers amazing rooms, beautiful pools, delicious food, and some awesome views too – what more could you ask for? Can’t wait to hear what he thinks of this amazing Resort

TGIF!

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Avoid These Top 5 Rookie Disney Vacation Mistakes

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We all make mistakes – its just a fact of life. When it comes to Walt Disney World vacations there are TONS of mistakes you can make – trust me, I would know, as I have made them ALL and more! Hopefully you can learn from my experience and avoid these top 5 WDW rookie blunders:

Oh I don’t need sunscreen it’s not even sunny! Well that may be true now at 8am when you are leaving your Resort, but not only could it randomly get sunny later, but you can even get a sunburn from an overcast Florida sky – and no one wants a sunburn on day one of vacation, am I right?

It’s so hot I’m just going to wear flip flops instead of sneakers – Ok STOP right there – just don’t even think this way – EVER. Do you know how much walking is involved in a WDW vacation? Miles a day – seriously. Always wear comfortable footwear – preferably broken in sneakers and cotton socks. It may not be the most fashionable of choices – but your feet will thank you after a long day of Park touring

Oh we can totally do three parks in one day easy! Technically this one is possible – and not *that* hard to do, as Park Hopping can be fun and relatively easy, but let’s be realistic here – if you’ve never been to Disney World, you will want to experience all that each Park has to offer – and you don’t want to wear yourself out by trying to do multiple parks daily

We don’t need to go back to the hotel for a nap – Yes, you do. Trust me – whether you’re all adults or have a few young kids – you will need a break mid day. I like to head back to my WDW Resort after lunch and take a nap or go for a swim or just relax in a pool lounger before I head back our around dinner time – when the sun has gone down some and so has the temperature

It won’t rain – it’s Florida! Just because a place is known to be sunny and hot doesn’t mean it can’t rain – it can and likely will during your WDW trip – so plan ahead by packing your own ponchos, and some Ziploc baggies of assorted sizes to keep your valuables dry (phone, camera, etc)

Avoid Disney Meltdowns with these simple tips – they are easy to follow and will make your vacation feel more – well – vacation like!

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