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Teens and Disney: Unexpected changes as kids mature

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March 18, 2015
Teens and Disney: Unexpected changes as kids mature

in just a few months, our family arrives at Walt Disney World after a two year hiatus. To say I’m excited is an understatement. However, a few people have asked me what my daughters think about our plans. “They’re 17 and 14,” they say. “Do you really think they’ll have a good time? Aren’t...
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Thinking of Taking a Trip to Walt Disney World with an Autistic Child? Here is Why You Should!

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March 17, 2015
Thinking of Taking a Trip to Walt Disney World with an Autistic Child? Here is Why You Should!

Many times parents of children with disabilities put off traveling because they are too exhausted to actually plan the trip. When you are taking care of children without disabilities life can be stressful and tiring. Add in the disability, and life is abundantly overwhelming. We have been lifelong visitors of Walt Disney World. Jack-Jack...
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Lunch and Dinner at Be Our Guest Restaurant

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March 16, 2015
Lunch and Dinner at Be Our Guest Restaurant

Hello everyone!  Hope you are staying warm or warming up in your next of the woods.  We have been very cold in the North East.  I wanted to share our experience first my husband Keith & I then my daughter & I on another trip down to the World. We received an email for...
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Size-Friendly Disney

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March 15, 2015
Size-Friendly Disney

I’m not a slim lady. I make no excuses for this. My love for the fine manufacturers of salted, choco-fied and sweetened goods has led me to where I am today, and hard work with no excuses is slowly transforming me back to where I was before. That being said, because of my size...
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The Race to the Starting Line

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March 14, 2015
The Race to the Starting Line

The runDisney events are a great addition to your Disney vacation and a great way to get your family more active, both before and during your trip.  Many who have participated in these events will tell you that running the race is the easy part.  With many races filling up in hours and sometimes...
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Learning how to vacation away from Disney

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March 13, 2015
Learning how to vacation away from Disney

I’m please to announce that it’s mid-March and I’m still sticking to my New Year’s resolution, which is NO TRIPS TO DISNEY IN 2015!  Not to say I don’t think about it all the time, but I have no plans (as of now) to go to Disney World this year.  Last year at this...
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Is It Worth It: Renting a Car for your Walt Disney World Vacation

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March 13, 2015
Is It Worth It: Renting a Car for your Walt Disney World Vacation

When budgeting for a Walt Disney World vacation, most people arriving by air are thrilled to take advantage of the free Disney’s Magical Express service. FREE is not something that typically goes hand in hand with Walt Disney World, so for many guests Disney’s Magical Express is a welcome treat. Although the service is...
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A Taste of Walt Disney World at Home!

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March 12, 2015
A Taste of Walt Disney World at Home!

Have you ever eaten something at Walt Disney World that you really loved and wanted to make at home?  If so, did you know that you can ask your waiter or waitress for the recipe and they will print it out for you?  My family has done this on several occasions.  I also own...
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Living at Disney: Final Thoughts

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March 12, 2015
Living at Disney: Final Thoughts

After five weeks living in a one bedroom Disney Vacation Club condo at Disney’s Saratoga  Springs Resort and Spa we are finally back home. We left Disney in shorts and 75 degree temperatures to come home to snow and 16 degrees, ugh! Guess we should have planned to stay longer. For this last post...
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2015 Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival

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March 11, 2015
Photo by Shelley Scholl

Last week marked the start of the 2015 Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival. This year’s festival runs from March 4 thru May 17. For those who have not been before, visitors to the festival can expect dazzling gardens, outdoor kitchens, and great entertainment. Last time I was at Flower and Garden was in...
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