Florida Life

A Forest of Fantasy: the Festival of Trees

For many Central Floridians, myself included, the Festival of Trees is the best way to kick off the holiday season. This week long event is held at the beautiful Orlando Museum of Art. The museum becomes a veritable enchanted forest full of custom decorated trees donated by organizations throughout Central Florida. These trees are extremely… Continue reading A Forest of Fantasy: the Festival of Trees


All Alone in New Fantasyland {Practically}

Every day presents an opportunity for dreams to come true, even small ones. Sometimes you have to be willing to take risks. Husband and I were all set for our second visit to New Fantasyland. We had heard tell that if you arrive early you can get into New Fantasyland before your scheduled preview time.… Continue reading All Alone in New Fantasyland {Practically}

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


First Impression of New Fantasyland

It came unexpectedly. On Friday October 12, New Fantasyland opened for "dress rehearsals". Being that it was unexpected, sorry to say I could not spend as much time as I wanted and am unable to provide as much detail and thoughts as I would wish. Thankfully, I am able to participate in two upcoming previews… Continue reading First Impression of New Fantasyland


New Fantasyland – Official Opening Date

First came the Wizarding World of Harry Potter, and theme parks were changed forever.  This themed land inside Universal's Islands of Adventure represented the first time a domestic theme park re-created a world inside a movie in perfect detail.  Then came Cars Land in Disney's California Adventure - AMAZING!  Now the world waits for "New… Continue reading New Fantasyland – Official Opening Date