Planning

Disney planning tips, tricks, and advice.

Is My Condo in Orlando Becoming a Disney Resort Destination?

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February 5, 2015
Is My Condo in Orlando Becoming a Disney Resort Destination?

Orlando is the 77th largest city in the United States and is nicknamed, “The City Beautiful” for many reasons, but it will always be the “Theme Park Capital of the World” to me. Downtown Orlando is in it’s prime! There’s the new Dr. Phillips Performing Arts Center, the Amway Center, the Citrus Bowl and...
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Let’s talk about your attitude :)

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February 3, 2015
Let’s talk about your attitude :)

Hello again friends When we parted ways last time, I promised we would talk about fast cars and innovation, yet, once again, I am reserving the right to change what we are talking about.  I am a woman, therefore, it is expected that I change my mind, right? My life as an educator often...
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Dining Decision Dilemma

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January 28, 2015
Dining Decision Dilemma

I was in a bit of a creative slump this morning and having a difficult time deciding what Disney topic to write about. Of course, my mind went directly to food! I’m sure that food is not the first thing that comes to mind for everyone when thinking about Walt Disney World, but it certainly...
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“Imagine” my surprise….

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January 27, 2015
“Imagine” my surprise….

Hello my friends!!!  I hope everyone is enjoying their winter! Here in Chicago, we actually have had a mild winter….unlike our polar vortex from last year! LOL I wanted to share a fun find we discovered on our recent vacation last August! As many of you know from my previous articles, I love discovering...
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Packing For The WDW Radio Disney Wonder Cruise To Alaska

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January 22, 2015
Packing For The WDW Radio Disney Wonder Cruise To Alaska

  On June 1st fans of Lou Mongello’s WDW Radio Show will come together from all over the world to meet up and sail away on the Disney Wonder cruise ship. I am so excited to go on this eight day and seven night expedition departing from Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada to Alaska, USA....
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Spectator Sport

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January 17, 2015
Spectator Sport

Think about how much time you spend planning for your WDW vacation…now think about spending all that time planning plus training to run anywhere from 3.1 to 26.2 miles.  Now I know that participating in a runDisney event isn’t for everyone, though I will say “if I can do it, anyone can do it”,...
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Wilderness Lodge Villas

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December 31, 2014
Wilderness Lodge Villas

As I’ve mentioned in previous articles, it’s been one of my goals to eventually stay in all of the Disney moderate or deluxe resorts; maybe even eventually including the value resorts. We’ll see. To that end on our most recent trip to Walt Disney World we stayed at the Disney Wilderness Lodge Villas (WLV)....
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Cinderella

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December 30, 2014
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On December 23rd, I was invited to attend a performance of Rodgers and Hammersteins’s “Cinderella” at the Cadillac Palace Theater in Chicago!       Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II joined together in the 1940’s to create the most successful paternership in American musical theater. Oklahoma (1943) was the first musical, the first...
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An “Old Fashioned” Disney Day

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December 19, 2014
An “Old Fashioned” Disney Day

Many have moaned about the arrival of FastPass+ and the so called death of spontaneity at the theme park.  I’ve heard things like “All the fast passes for (insert ride here) are gone.  My trip is ruined!” or “The line at the kiosks are huge, we’ll never get any good ones”. Statements like that...
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Mealtime Malice

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December 16, 2014
Mealtime Malice

Whenever I travel, I have an interesting time when it comes to eating. For starters, I tend to be a picky eater and I also have food allergies.  I can’t eat any seafood. Even the smell can make me nauseous. In addition to that, I also have an issue eating turkey, ham, and chicken....
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