What To Pack for a Day at a Disney Park

 I will admit that one of the huge perks that helped me fall in love with living in Florida was the ready, easy access to all things Disney.  When we moved two summers ago we researched the available annual pass options at Walt Disney World and within a few months of becoming Florida residents, we were Premium Annual Pass holders (yeah, we went “all in” lol).
We enjoy the flexibility of spontaneous visits and the low pressure to see and do everything when we’re at any given park.  If we miss a fast pass or a parade or it starts pouring rain we can easily change plans and the kids understand that they can always catch their favorite ride or see their favorite show at any other time.

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Our Very MerryTime Cruise on the Disney Dream 2015: Travelogue Day 4- Adventures At Sea


Our last full day on the Disney Dream started with breakfast in the Enchanted Garden restaurant.  Our entire crew made it this time; we had spoken so highly of our breakfast there the day before that my in laws decided to join us.  We were seated promptly and then allowed to proceed to the buffet.  The restaurant, not surprisingly, was much busier on this morning since we were at sea and everyone was having their meals, somewhere on the ship.  Despite the slight crowds the staff kept the buffet lines moving smoothly and were attending to the tables very well.  Our server took our breakfast beverage orders and we also placed orders with him for custom omelets from the kitchen.  We ate well and enjoyed a relaxing meal together.

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5 Ways to Ruin Your Trip to Walt Disney World During the Holidays

It goes without saying that spending the Christmas holidays at Walt Disney World is a dream come true for many people.  You’d probably be hard pressed to find someone who hasn’t dreamed of or at least thought of planning a trip to the most “magical” place on earth.  But, if you’re not careful, it’s quite easy to turn the Christmas vacation of your dreams into a miserable nightmare.  There are a lot of factors that go into a great Disney trip around the holidays but here are just a few mistakes you’ll want to avoid that can utterly destroy your vacation….

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Our VeryMerrytime Cruise on Disney Dream: Private Touring Adventure in Nassau


On our recent Very MerryTime Cruise on Disney Dream we were able to take a private tour of Nassau with Cheryl’s Bahama’s Private Taxi and Tours.  We wanted to spend a few hours on the island, sight seeing and learning about the history of the islands.  As homeschoolers this was a perfect opportunity to use our vacation time as a learning opportunity and we considered it a field trip of sorts 🙂

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Our Very MerryTime Cruise on the Disney Dream 2015: Travelogue Day 2- Nassau, Bahamas


November was a busy month for our family, bringing a milestone birthday for my father in law and the 10 year anniversary for my hubby and me.  To celebrate we booked a 4 night Disney cruise leaving from Port Canaveral during the first week of December, right after the Thanksgiving holiday.

Our first stop on the Disney Dream cruise was Nassau, Bahamas.  As this was my 7nth cruise I was familiar with what the island had to offer but hadn’t done a real sightseeing tour in many years.  We planned to take a private tour to see many of the highlights of the island.

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