family vacations

Aulani, Disney’s Hawaiian Resort on Oahu

Aloha!  Did you know that Disney has an amazing resort on the Hawaiian island of Oahu?  This resort gives you the best of both worlds--you can have your Disney fix while enjoying the beautiful beaches and waters of Hawaii!  There is so much to share about this resort that I will have to write several articles about all of the things to enjoy while you're here.  Here are just a few highlights for you. Aulani is located on the southwestern portion of Oahu, in Ko Olina.  This resort is about 30 minutes from the Honolulu airport, and about 45 minutes [...]

By | 2018-01-15T12:25:42+00:00 January 11th, 2018|Disney Vacations, family vacations, Hawaiian vacations|

Making the Most of Your Disney Dining Plan

One of the aspects of your Disney World vacation that is often confusing is the dining plan.  What is the dining plan, which one should I choose, and how do I use it the most effectively??  I will explain to you the aspects of the two dining plans I recommend most to families traveling to Walt Disney World, the quick service dining plan and the Disney dining plan (also called the plus dining plan). The quick service dining plan gives each family member (over the age of 2) two quick meals and two snacks each day.  The Disney dining plan [...]

By | 2018-01-11T00:53:35+00:00 January 11th, 2018|Disney Vacations, family vacations, Walt Disney World|

Disneyland for the Disney World Girl

Walt and Mickey in Disneyland We have always been a Disney World family. Living in Georgia, we can drive to Disney World in just about 7 hours. We try to visit Mickey at least once a year. A few years ago, in the summer of 2012, we decided to visit Disneyland. Our family was so excited, but we received quite a bit of "advice" from friends. We were told more than once that we would be disappointed with Disneyland. Disappointed by a visit to see Walt's original dream?? I knew it couldn't happen. But I was a tiny [...]

By | 2018-01-10T20:14:17+00:00 May 11th, 2017|Disney Vacations, Disneyland, family vacations, Walt Disney World|

Character Dining at Walt Disney World

Dining is a very important part of your experience at Disney World.  One of the best ways to enjoy your dining is to reserve a character meal, either in the parks or in the resorts of Disney.  This is a great way to let your family get a chance to meet their favorite characters without having to wait in line with their autograph book.  As you leisurely eat your meal, the characters will come around to your table to meet you personally!  How much fun is that!!  They will sign your autograph books and pose for a picture before moving [...]

By | 2018-01-10T19:56:45+00:00 March 21st, 2017|Disney Vacations, family vacations, Walt Disney World|