Jo Scholl

My Force Awakens – My Thoughts on Star Wars: The Force Awakens

January 7, 2016

I know I’m one of the few people on the planet who isn’t obsessed with Star Wars. It’s not that I haven’t enjoyed the movies, but I’ve just never gotten into it all that much. I think I’ve only seen the original six movies once (or maybe in the case of the original three,...
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Farewell and Thank You!

December 9, 2015

Much as been written lately about the departure of The Osborne Family Spectacle of Lights. In fact the Spectacle was the subject of a former post of mine as well, long before we knew it would be leaving. I think just about everyone would agree that the word “spectacle” described the lights perfectly. Although...
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Kilimanjaro Safaris

October 28, 2015
Female Bongo

A must do for me when visiting Disney’s Animal Kingdom is a trip through Africa on Kilimanjaro Safaris. You never know what you will encounter on this amazing trip, but I’ve never had a bad experience. I’d always heard that your best chance of seeing the most animals was the first safari of the...
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A Review of the Grand Floridian Villas

September 29, 2015
I'd like to have this kitchen at home

I recently came back from a visit to Walt Disney World. On this most latest trip I was fortunate to stay in the Grand Floridian Villas (GFVs) for the first time; in a one-bedroom villa. Of the 31 resort properties which make up Walt Disney World, this was the 13th resort I’ve tried. Unlucky...
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Animals at Sea

August 30, 2015
Cobra - I think I've shown this one before, but the candy eyes always crack me up.  Stateroom attendants will also regularly use sunglasses, hats or other small items you leave lying about.

Of all of the little special touches I enjoy when cruising one of the things I like the most are the towel animals that are so thoughtfully created for you by your stateroom attendant each night. I know it probably seems silly to some, but I look forward each night to seeing what new...
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Panama Canal Dining & Entertainment

July 27, 2015
I trio of desserts.  Disney combines desserts into trios almost every night.  Passion fruit cheesecake, a chocolate brownie cake and in the middle a repeat of the amazing apple cobbler.

One of the things I enjoyed the most about our Panama Canal cruise with the expansion of the normal dining and entertainment venues. After all on a 14 night voyage you have twice as much time to experience all the options as when you travel for just a week, or (GASP!) less than a...
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Traversing the Panama Canal

June 28, 2015
Heading into the very last chamber of the day!

As described in my article last month, I thoroughly enjoyed our recent voyage onboard the Disney Wonder through the Panama Canal. In that article I talked about what an amazing experience that trip was overall. Today’s feature will be all about preparing for the traversing of the Canal and the actual day spent doing...
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A Wonderful Cruise Experience

May 27, 2015

I recently returned from my first voyage through the Panama Canal on the Disney Wonder. It was a truly amazing, once in a lifetime experience. I chuckled just now when I wrote that because we met many individuals on board who have done it time and time again. For me it was a first,...
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Behind the Seeds

April 29, 2015
A not so hidden Mickey, but one I had never seen before taking this tour!

After many years of waiting and wanting; longing really, I finally managed to go on the Behind the Seeds tour at Epcot’s The Land pavilion. If you’ve ever ridden the Living with the Land boat tour in the pavilion, you might have caught a glimpse of one of the tour groups. These days I...
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2015 Epcot Flower and Garden Festival

March 29, 2015
2015 Epcot Flower and Garden Festival

Although I never need a reason to visit Walt Disney World, I was very excited that my last trip was planned around the 2015 Flower and Garden Festival. All of the women from my group of cruise friends (thank you Disney!) decided to have a girls only trip to experience the festival this year....
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