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3 Tips for Booking a Walt Disney World Vacation

by Sunny

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  1.  Research on the website – And be sure to look at ALL of your package options.  We had received a coupon code in the mail for up to 30% off select rooms during the time we were hoping to visit.  Other deals on the website included Magical Holiday room deals, and Room Only deals. However, the deal we settled on was the basic Room and Ticket Package.  It got us the room we wanted for the price we wanted.  You see, the specialty deals, like the one we got in the mail, greatly limits the amount of rooms available for the discount.  So unless you act quickly (as in the day you receive the mailing) your choices will be extremely limited at best. If you have a specific resort in mind, like we did for our upcoming trip, it’s best to scroll through the “View Offers” feature directly above the Available Rooms descriptions on the website.  Had I not used this tool I would have either grossly overpaid or not gotten into Animal Kingdom Lodge at all.  So first lesson learned: be open to all of the offers, not just that enticing advertisement with your name  on it.

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The Evolution of a Disney Fan

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Earlier this year when packing for a trip to Disneyland, MJ announced that she would no longer like to dress like a princess at the park.  “I still want to wear Disney clothes,” she added, “I just don’t want to be a princess.”  I knew that the princess dresses wouldn’t last forever, and while I loved seeing her dress up and enjoy being a princess in the park those ball gowns have their drawbacks in the suitcase and on the rides.  We still attended a princess breakfast.  She posed for pictures with them and asked for their autographs. She still loves them; still watches all their movies.  They are Disney characters after all, and we are a family that loves Disney.  But just like MJ changed her mind about being a princess, so does Disney also evolve and change to adapt to a new generation of fans while still making their seasoned veterans nostalgic. Continue reading

The Art of Anticipation

by Sunny

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Packed and ready to go!

Packed and ready to go!

You know that as serial nonrevs our motto is that “getting there is half the fun.”  I would say that we also live for the anticipation of an upcoming trip.  As adults, anticipating a trip is like a kid waiting for Christmas – it sometimes seems like it takes forever and will never get here, but when it does, oh boy, was the waiting ever worth it! Here are some ways to get you – and your kids – hyped up for upcoming travel.

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3 Travel Trends for Families

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Traveling with children reveals so many new and exciting moments in travel.  Here are 3 travel trends for families to consider.

Family travel in NYC...and no, we didn't use a selfie stick!

Family travel in NYC…and no, we didn’t use the trendy, yet controversial,  selfie stick!

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Disney Hidden Gems

by Sunny

The sword in the stone: A great photo opportunity that is usually not so crowded.

The Sword in the Stone: a great photo opportunity that is usually not so crowded.

So much of the Disney magic is right out in the open waiting to be enjoyed by the massive crowds each year.  There are a few hidden gems that I like to keep in my back pocket for times of meltdown (probably will happen) and exhaustion (definitely will happen).  These little spots will give you a much needed break and leave you refreshed for more fun!

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Showing my Disney Side – Minnie Mouse

 

Showing My Disney Side – Minnie Mouse

by Sunny

A while ago, I was in Kohl’s when a promotional sign for the new live-action Cinderella movie caught my eye. Being the Disney fan that I am, I walked over to the display rack and mannequins and was surprised to find juniors dresses inspired by the new feature film. Juniors? I thought. Would teenage girls actually wear Cinderella-inspired clothing? Turns out they will. The racks were swarming with people. When I got home, I went to the Kohl’s website and noticed a whole line of Cinderella-inspired dresses, skirts and tops for women by designer Lauren Conrad. Continue reading