My Second Homes

Back on Florida Ground After a Disneyland Christmas

The idea of visiting the original Happiest Place on Earth during the holidays grew larger each year, like a snowball being rolled down a hill. After our mind blowing visit to Disneyland last June, while still riding the high of seeing Cars Land and Buena Vista Street before opening to the public, my husband booked… Continue reading Back on Florida Ground After a Disneyland Christmas

My Second Homes, Orlando

Comparing New Fantasyland: Round Two – Cars Land

Is it really necessary to compare the two newest expansions at Disney's theme parks? I didn't think so at first, but the more I thought about it, the more I heard a resounding "yes!" It is only natural to make comparisons and judgements, especially amongst the Disney geekdom and blogosphere. First came Wizarding World of… Continue reading Comparing New Fantasyland: Round Two – Cars Land

Florida Life

Farewell Friend: Endeavour’s Final Flight

I will never forget it. I was in the third grade and I did not quite know what to think of it.  I remember what felt like a long drive and wanting to hit the beach while we were there, but more than anything I remember the power, the sheer utter power.  Endeavour's mighty roar… Continue reading Farewell Friend: Endeavour’s Final Flight

My Second Homes, Orlando

Dapper Day at Disney

Once upon a time, society cared about how they presented themselves.  Stepping out in public for any reason meant dressing well and putting your best foot forward.  Now, for better or for worse, we are a culture of casual.  The extreme shift does make me quite sad as I have always been a romantic and… Continue reading Dapper Day at Disney

My Second Homes, Orlando

How Harry Potter Changed Theme Parks Forever

Harry Potter cast his spell.  The world waited on the edge of their seats as The Wizarding World of Harry Potter (WWHP) was set to open. When it opened this new land changed theme parks forever. Universal Orlando's Islands of Adventure already offered exciting thrill rides and technologically advanced wonders such as the Amazing Adventures of… Continue reading How Harry Potter Changed Theme Parks Forever

My Second Homes

Happy 57th Birthday to the Happiest Place on Earth: Disneyland

    I may be a born and bred Florida girl, but there is a certain California landmark that has come to mean the world to me: Disneyland.  I will admit, once upon a time I had no idea about Disneyland.  I thought the only Disney destination that really mattered was Walt Disney World.  In… Continue reading Happy 57th Birthday to the Happiest Place on Earth: Disneyland