So long, farewell, auf wiedersehen, goodbye!

I’ve been running this blog for 5 1/2 years, and have loved every question, comment, and interaction. But it feels like my mission has been fulfilled. I started this blog to help big families (like our family of 5) navigate a quad-centric Disney World. In that time, the needle has moved. Disney is now much more accommodating of more-than-four.

This may seem like an odd time to give up Disney blogging, what with Pandora – the World of Avatar about to open at Animal Kingdom and Star Wars land due in 2019, but it’s time to stop obsessing over picture-and-note-taking and just enjoy all that Walt Disney World has to offer.

If you have any Disney questions, please feel free to leave them in the comments here (I’ll still get notifications) or to contact me on Twitter. Thank you for coming along on this wild, magical ride! May all your wishes come true!

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About Heather Brainerd

Intuitive healer + meditation guide
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8 Responses to So long, farewell, auf wiedersehen, goodbye!

  1. So long, farewell… Thank you, Heather (and family) for many fun and informative blogs over the years, sharing your adventures. I’ve enjoyed them all.

  2. Star wars sounds great. I will be sure to be there in 2019!!!🍀🍀🍀

  3. Oh! if you have more information about the star Wars exhibit..please share..Thx 🍀

  4. Kelley Seafield says:

    We are a family of 5 (actually 6, but one can’t go) staying at Disney 7/31-8/4. Right now I have 2 rooms at Coronado booked, but upgrades to be closer to the main building are not available. We will have a car, so I’m not sure how important it is. We would love to stay in a deluxe, but they are upwards of 400 per night. I’m curious about renting points, but not sure how to go about it do you have any suggestions? Also can rooms with 2 queens and full size daybed be rented through dvc owners or just studios. We are not fans of pullout sofas and air mattresses.

    • HFBrainerd says:

      Coronado Springs is lovely! It has such nice amenities and dining options, it’s kind of like a “moderate plus.” As far as renting DVC points, I’ve never done it, but I hear good things about David’s Vacation Club Rentals ( And no, you can’t get 2 queen beds and a day bed in a DVC studio. The DVC equivalent of a “room” (rather than a suite) is the studio – usually with 1 queen size bed, 1 pull-out sofa, and 1 smallish Murphy bed. Honestly, I’d stick with the 2 rooms at Coronado – we loved it there! You can always keep checking for rooms closer to the main building to open up if that’s important to you. Have a wonderful trip!

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