Category Archives: Walt Disney World

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 … Continue reading

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Boardwalk Villas

We have two DVC contracts that we purchased on the resale market – one at Bay Lake Tower and one at Boardwalk Villas. Recently, we had our very first visit to our newest home away from home, and we thoroughly … Continue reading

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Our favorite Disney restaurants: Flying Fish

We absolutely loved our first visit to the recently refurbished Flying Fish. Located in Disney’s Boardwalk area, this signature restaurant is perfect for special occasions, or any time you just want to treat yourself to an amazing meal! We started … Continue reading

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Epcot International Festival of the Arts

We booked our January 2017 trip to Disney World in order to visit our new DVC property for the first time. What a happy coincidence when we found out that the inaugural Epcot International Festival of the Arts would be … Continue reading

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Caribbean Beach Resort

Our most recent Disney trip was kind of spur-of-the-moment. There were no DVC studios available, but we managed to get a nice Annual Passholder discount at Caribbean Beach Resort. I’d never before stayed there, and its rooms sleep up to five, … Continue reading

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My (updated) Disney Packing List

It’s been a couple of years since I wrote about my Disney packing list. As our family grows and changes, so too does our packing list. One thing that hasn’t changed is that I try to pack as little as possible. … Continue reading

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Disney Must-Do: Soarin’ Around the World

We were so excited to try out the new version of the classic ride Soarin’ that we ended up riding it three times! Soarin’ Around the World takes you on a “hang-glider” ride all over the world – rather than … Continue reading

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California Grill lounge

We absolutely love the California Grill at the Contemporary Resort, but didn’t have the foresight to make a reservation there for a recent trip. Never fear! They have a lounge! The California Grill Lounge opens daily at 4:30pm. Seating is first … Continue reading

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Gluten-free with Chef Mickey!

This was our first trip to Chef Mickey’s since Cale’s celiac disease diagnosis. I was delightfully surprised by their attention to gluten-free details. First of all, we were given a pamphlet specifying which brunch buffet items were safe for which … Continue reading

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DVC Member Lounge

The DVC Member Lounge at Epcot’s Imagination Pavilion is a great place to rest and recharge. Featuring complimentary coffee, tea, Coke products (via Coca-Cola Freestyle machines), and munchies (packets of chips, cookies, and candy), we found this to be a … Continue reading

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