Things We Love | May 2017

Things We Love | May 2017

I know, I skipped a month. I apologize. April was a whirlwind with so many fun places to visit and new products to try that I was swamped. So, now I’m back at home for a bit and ready to let you all in on what made me smile and what continues to put a smile on my face. Here’s the things we love for May 2017. Shopping was definitely at the forefront last month and we not only found plenty of reasons for shops to take our money, but…

2017 Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party at Disney World: Dates (and Fun!) Announced

2017 Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party at Disney World: Dates (and Fun!) Announced

You know that old Christmas tune, “It’s the most wonderful time of the year”? That’s how we feel with the announcement of 2017 Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party dates and information! It seems that Disney is loving the party as much as we are with dates beginning in August! Here’s the scoop on the Halloween fun, dates, and what you can expect! 2107 Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party Dates Halloween Party Dates begin in August 2017 and continue through the beginning of November –  wow! Prices have increased across the board by a couple…

6 Reasons to Love the Closest Resort to Disney Springs | Wyndham Lake Buena Vista

6 Reasons to Love the Closest Resort to Disney Springs | Wyndham Lake Buena Vista

As a family that visits Walt Disney World twice a year, we love staying resort hopping. Sometimes it’s fun to have a new view, ya know? Our most recent trip found us at Wyndham Lake Buena Vista – and gave us six reasons to love the closest resort to Disney Springs. The Pool If there’s one standout at Wyndham Lake Buena Vista it’s its pool. Actually, it’s its pools. Yep, there’s two! The main pool is much warmer than the adjacent smaller pool, but I love the fact that the…

Four Reasons Why We’re Already Missing Wishes at Magic Kingdom

Four Reasons Why We’re Already Missing Wishes at Magic Kingdom

There are shows and parades at Walt Disney World that come and go and we don’t bat an eyelash. Then there are those that are so endearing to us that we’ll miss them forever – and Wishes is one of them. Set to retire on May 11, 2017, we’ve loved everything about it since we’ve begun visiting. Here’s reasons why we’re already missing Wishes at Magic Kingdom in Walt Disney World. The Soundtrack Disney sure does know how to pull at our heartstrings and the musical mashup of our favorite…

Top Disney World FastPass+ Selections and Tips for Each Park

Top Disney World FastPass+ Selections and Tips for Each Park

Photo Courtesy of WDW News Fastpass+ selections can be a challenge to choose, especially if you’re unsure which ones are super popular. There’s plenty to choose from and tiers in most of the parks which may only help you narrow it down- or leave you scratching your head. Here’s our picks for top Disney World FastPass+ selections at each park for all family touring styles! Here’s the condensed version of how FastPass+ (FP+) works at WDW. You’re able to select up to three ahead of time for each day of your…

5 Things NOT to Do with MagicBands at Disney World

5 Things NOT to Do with MagicBands at Disney World

Disney MagicBands are an effortless way to link your onsite room reservation, park tickets, meal plan, and FastPass+ selections. But while you may love their features, there’s things you shouldn’t do with them. Here’s our top list of five things not to do with MagicBands at Walt Disney World.   Don’t Forget to Select Fasspass+ Selections at the Proper Time Frame If you’re staying on property at a Walt Disney World resort, you can begin making FastPass+ selections at 60 days out from your first vacation day plus up to…

Turning Plastic Easter Eggs into Mickey Ear Hats

Turning Plastic Easter Eggs into Mickey Ear Hats

When The Kid and I began decorating for Easter this year, we realized that we had a ton of extra plastic Easter Egg tops and bottoms. Instead of throwing them out, she thought of the cutest idea – making Mickey Mouse Ear Hats for our Disney Easter eggs! You’ll only need a handful of supplies and it’s a great way to upcycle! Supplies for Mickey Ear Easter Egg Hats Plastic Easter egg tops and bottoms Unused pencil eraser and dowel rod Black craft paint Red Craft Paint White Craft Paint…

How to See Pandora – The World of Avatar at Walt Disney World Before it Opens

How to See Pandora – The World of Avatar at Walt Disney World Before it Opens

With the announcement of Pandora: World of Avatar in Disney’s Animal Kingdom comes so many questions. The official opening date is May 27, 2017, but there is a way for you to score a sneak preview. Here’s what we know so far and what Pandora Fastpasses will be available. What We Know about Pandora Fastpass+ Selections There’s so many guesses as to exactly what the park area will look like, but Disney Imagineering has given us teeny tastes of what’s to come including concept art and recent aerial photos. Here’s…

5 Minnie Mouse Disneybound Dresses that We’re Loving Right Now

5 Minnie Mouse Disneybound Dresses that We’re Loving Right Now

Sand and Snow…and everywhere in between! uses affiliate links. By clicking on the link and making a purchase, we’ll get a small commission – and it goes towards making more fun posts and blog support. Thank you! With a recent decision to attend Dapper Day at Walt Disney World this April, I went on the hunt to find cute (and affordable!) dresses to wear for the three day event at both Magic Kingdom and Epcot. What I happened upon was Amazon and so many fun, red and white polka dot…

11 Things NOT to Do at Walt Disney World

11 Things NOT to Do at Walt Disney World

A first trip to Walt Disney World is certainly overwhelming even for those that have spent hours researching and narrowing down details. I know I was guilty of reading hundreds of articles about what to do, where to stay, and what to eat before my first visit. But, there are easy ways to keep your sanity and still have an amazing vacation. and while this post is filled with double negatives (to avoid you from having a negative vacation!), from your head to your toes, here’s things NOT to do at…