Planning

Disney planning tips, tricks, and advice.

Disney On Ice – “Let’s Celebrate!”

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February 14, 2014
Disney On Ice – “Let’s Celebrate!”

  Hello my friends! I hope you all are staying warm admist the cold winter temperatures most of us are experiecning. Hopefully spring will be arriving soon!! I know I for one can not wait! A couple weekends ago, Disney On Ice skated back into Chicago, and I was fortunate enough to attend with Princess...
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To AP or Not To AP……

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February 13, 2014
To AP or Not To AP……

That is the question…… As we are at the start of a new year and I’m contemplating my Disney trips one of the things I need to evaluate is if I want to purchase an annual pass or not. My last annual pass expired a few months ago. I didn’t renew at the time...
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Frugal Fare

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February 7, 2014
Charred-glazed Filet of Beef at Hollywood Brown Derby, $43.00

“Cheap food isn’t good, and good food isn’t cheap,” is one of the phrases my family lives by, but we are also realists.  Dining plan or not, we have no plans to eat at Signature Dining restaurants like Narcoossee’s and Flying Fish Café every night.  While the meal may be covered, gratuities are not...
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How to Beat the Heat in WDW

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February 5, 2014
How to Beat the Heat in WDW

As I sit bundled up in a blanket due to Chicago’s -14o weather tonight (with a wind chill factor of 35o below zero………  BRRRRR!), I’m dreaming of warm, sunny Florida weather.  Although right now mid-90’s and sunny sounds absolutely heavenly, in reality sometimes that level of heat (and humidity) can be almost as hard...
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My Perfect Disney Souvenir

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February 4, 2014
My Perfect Disney Souvenir

My favorite gifts are the personal ones. Anything related to my boys or Disney rank very near the top of the list these days. I had a pretty good idea of what to expect Christmas morning when my mom whisked the boys away in Magic Kingdom one day in early December and said they...
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What to Do Besides the 4 Parks

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February 2, 2014
ESPN Wide World of Sports

Are you looking for interesting things to do while at Walt Disney World (WDW) outside of the Four Theme Parks?  Here are some (hopefully) helpful ideas for you to look into or try. WDW has two water parks; Blizzard Beach (BB) and Typhoon Lagoon (TL).  BB has more options for those with children and...
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@SamsDisneyDiary #11: Spice Road Table

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January 28, 2014
Chef delivers my Mogador Sampler

The Game Plan

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January 24, 2014
ESPNClub

Super Bowl Sunday, Winter Olympics, and March Madness are just a few of the upcoming sporting events that draw millions of viewers.  What happens when your favorite sporting event is happening during your family’s Disney Vacation? You have several choices: Drain your cell phone battery or park yourself next to a charging station and...
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Pregnant at the Parks

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January 10, 2014
During 2nd trimester, things get easier, but I still took the time to stop, rest and eat!

I’ve spent more time than I care to mention at Disney parks while pregnant. Have you heard the expression, “a rainy day at Disney World is better than a rainy day at home?” Well, the same thing goes for pregnancy. Besides having to deal with common symptoms, fatigue, nausea and hunger like none other,...
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Christmas Around the World

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January 9, 2014
Christmas Around the World

Happy New Year my friends!!! I hope that all of you had a wonderful holiday season and are enjoying the first few days of 2014!! Myself and Princess Kayla had a great Christmas and New Year’s…and yes, we found some Disney fun throughout the winter break! We went to the theater and saw “Frozen”,...
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