Orlando

What’s the big deal with the Sorcerer’s Hat at Disney’s Hollywood Studios?

Disney fans rejoice as a long awaited day approaches. In just a few days, January 7th to be exact, the misfit "icon" of Disney's Hollywood Studios will start to be removed. Not all Disney fans are excited, some are apathetic, but the ones (like me) that are excited are actually really, really excited. So what's… Continue reading What’s the big deal with the Sorcerer’s Hat at Disney’s Hollywood Studios?

Orlando

Disney’s FastPass+ changes, where to go, how to get started, and which guests get what options

Many of my Florida Lifers know that Monday - Friday I am a hard working hotelier. This week was a BIG week for Orlando in the world of hotels. Universal's Cabana Bay Resort opened. Four Seasons Orlando started taking reservations. But the thing that impacts all hotels in Orlando the most is the big change… Continue reading Disney’s FastPass+ changes, where to go, how to get started, and which guests get what options

The Beach

Top Tips for Combining a Cruise with Your Orlando Vacation

An Orlando vacation is pretty incredible in itself, but there’s a way to take it to uncharted territory. With Orlando’s ideal location in the middle of Florida (we don’t call it Central Florida for nothing!), it is easy to get to one of the nearby cruise ports and head out to the high seas for… Continue reading Top Tips for Combining a Cruise with Your Orlando Vacation

Florida Life

Wonderful Wreck-It Ralph Weekend

There are so many things I love about living in Orlando and free stuff ranks pretty high on that list. Earlier in the month the Disney Parks Blog posted about the Wreck-It Ralph Meet-Up, available by RSVP only. Within a few short hours the spots were filled,and I was one of the lucky few who… Continue reading Wonderful Wreck-It Ralph Weekend

Orlando

Comparing New Fantasyland: Round One – Wizarding World of Harry Potter

I almost didn't want to write this comparison.   However, it is only natural that major Disney geeks, theme park junkies, bloggers, and other analytical types make some sort of comparison between New Fantasyland and Cars Land as well as Wizarding World of Harry Potter. New Fantasyland is not due to officially open until December… Continue reading Comparing New Fantasyland: Round One – Wizarding World of Harry Potter

Orlando

Steppin’ Out for Dapper Day at Disney’s Hollywood Studios

It began to spread like wildfire.  Orlando Sentinel carried an article about it and shortly thereafter Disney fans, Orlando visitors, and Florida residents latched onto the idea.  Dapper Day practically went viral.  The moment I heard about it I knew I had to go.  I blogged about it, asked my bestest Disney pal if she… Continue reading Steppin’ Out for Dapper Day at Disney’s Hollywood Studios

Orlando

Appreciation for Animal Kingdom

It may not be the most attended of Disney’s theme parks, but it is very dear to me. Disney’s Animal Kingdom is the largest of the Disney parks and could be considered the most underrated. The wild child of the Disney theme park family, offers unique entertainment, a few thrilling rides, and distinctive details not… Continue reading Appreciation for Animal Kingdom

Orlando

First Look: Splitsville at Downtown Disney

There has been a hole in my heart ever since Pleasure Island at Downtown Disney closed.  This why I go to Universal CityWalk rather frequently.  Disney fans all over the world are anxiously waiting for Splitsville to open.  It will open at the former site of the Virgin Megastore.  For more info on what Splitsville… Continue reading First Look: Splitsville at Downtown Disney

Orlando

Quick tips for Magic Kingdom

There are so many tips and tricks that I have to offer for a magical visit to Magic Kingdom at Walt Disney World. However, who has an attention span that would last that long? Here now is a short collection of tips for visiting the most attended theme park in the world. Yes, you did… Continue reading Quick tips for Magic Kingdom

Orlando

Flying Solo and Finding Wonderland

I have a confession to make.... Disney's Hollywood Studios is my least favorite Walt Disney World park.  I’m just not a “theme parks based on movies and TV shows” type gal.  However, the treat to experience a live musical presented by Encore is something I could not pass up.  This musical is not an attraction… Continue reading Flying Solo and Finding Wonderland