Au revoir Disney Paris!

September 23, 2014
Au revoir Disney Paris!

After an early morning and busy day of Disney sightseeing, we were looking forward to a relaxing meal. Since we couldn’t dine in the parks due to lack of reservations, we tried the Disneyland Hotel. They had plenty of open times for dinner at their signature restaurant, California Grill, but after checking out the menu, we quickly said no. Single entrees ranged from 40-50 euros (~$53-67 US), which was way more than we wanted to spend. We left the hotel and ventured into Disney Village. Made up of restaurants (mostly non-Disney owned/themed), a movie theater, a tethered hot air balloon ride and various shops, Disney Village is Paris’ version...
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Magical Memories!

September 23, 2014
Magical Memories!

I’ve started and stopped this article around 3-4 times. The reasoning behind that is simple, I had no clue how to convey a message to you all. As a Disney fan, I’m sure you all hear the normal, “why do you continue to pay thousands of dollars for that?” Or maybe people tell you to “grow up” and such. Fear not, Disney geek: you are not alone! I’m gonna level with you, I’m 23, I’m a youth pastor, and I love Christian hip-hop music. I’m the complete opposite of what a typical Disney geek looks like. I have experienced many magical moments at Walt Disney World that I can...
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It’s All in the Details

September 22, 2014
It’s All in the Details

If you’ve been to Walt Disney World, chances are you have noticed how much attention they pay to detail. Whether it be detail on a ride, or at a resort, or at Cinderella’s Castle, the amount of detail Disney gives is infinite. When visiting the parks, my husband and I love to look at all the little details that make that area so special. One of our favorite things is looking for the Hidden Mickeys. Some are more obvious than others, but there are some that we have never found. I’m going to share with you today some of my favorite special details that make visiting Disney so awesome....
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Experience Epcot’s International Food and Wine Festival

September 22, 2014
Experience Epcot’s International Food and Wine Festival

This week marked the beginning of Epcot’s International Food and Wine Festival. For 8 weeks, World showcase is transformed into a foodie’s dream. It is one of my most favorite special events at Walt Disney World. The festival not only celebrates cuisines from around the world but also offers guest the unique opportunity to see culinary demonstrations and attend food seminars. With so much to see, it is always a good idea to plan ahead so you can make the most of your day. Here are some of my best tips for planning a day at Epcot’s International Food and Wine Festival.   Decide on which day you will...
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Hurricane Hanna’s at Disney’s Beach Club Resort

September 21, 2014
Hurricane Hanna’s at Disney’s Beach Club Resort

We all know that Disney has some great quick-service dining options inside the parks.  But, sometimes it’s great to go off the beaten path and try something different.  Hurricane Hanna’s Waterside Bar and Grill is located inside Stormalong Bay at Disney’s Beach Club Resort.  Although only guests of the Yacht and Beach Club Resorts may use the pool at Stormalong Bay, ANYONE can grab food from Hurricane Hanna’s!  Simply walk around to the beach side of Stormalong Bay and you will find find it directly across from the huge shipwrecked pirate ship.   LOBSTER, SHRIMP, AND SCALLOP ROLL-served on parker house bread with citrus mayo and choice of fries...
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The Hidden Disney Podcast

September 20, 2014
The Hidden Disney Podcast

Instead of listening to music at work I spend my days listening to podcasts. I juggle about 22 different podcasts on a variety of topics but of course my feed is mostly filled with those on Disney. I know most of us have heard of Lou Mongello, the gang at WDW Today or Ricky of Inside the Magic but I am here to introduce you to a (Disney) podcast you might not have heard of.     The SeasonPass Podcast is hosted by Doug Barnes, who like us all is theme park fan and a wannabe Imagineer, Brent Young, co-founder of Super 78 and Robert Coker of thrillride.com. Their...
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Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD season 2 gear up

September 19, 2014
Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD season 2 gear up

Okay agents, it’s almost time, the new season of Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD is starting next week! I don’t know about you, but I’m giddy as my daughter would be walking down Main Street at Disney World. Well almost…. Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD is an hour long sci-fi action show sprinkled with drama, humor, and suspense. The show takes you into the secret spy organization known as SHIELD (Strategic Homeland Intervention Enforcement and Logistics Division) and centers around Agent Phil Coulson (Clark Gregg). Agent Coulson started as a cameo character in the 1st Iron Man movie and quickly became a fan favorite until his apparent death in the Avengers movie....
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Educational Vacationing, Part Three

September 19, 2014
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The second part of “Educational Vacationing,” discussed how to make your vacation educational, should you decide to take your children out of school for a Walt Disney World vacation.  Specifically, I talked about Animal Kingdom and Magic Kingdom.  As the third and final post in this series, we will continue the lesson, discussing specifically Epcot and Disney’s Hollywood Studios. Disney’s Hollywood Studios Art – Visit the Animation Academy for a great lesson on drawing Disney characters.  Each participant has their own desk and the group is led by someone who can teach everyone how to draw.  They start with basic shapes and build on it, much like one would...
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