Errrt’ Off the Normal “Walt Disney World” Beaten Path!

It’s fun to go against the grain and do the unexpected, especially at the most magical place on earth. By unexpected, I’m not referring to a ride on Splash Mountain or the umpteenth visit to Cinderella Castle! If you are looking for magic in exciting new places then this article is right up your alley…

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Revamped “Planet Hollywood” Observatory at Disney Springs, Food Review!

  The stars alined at the redesigned “Planet Hollywood” Observatory at Disney Springs! At first glance, it was similar in appearance, minus the large white stars and staircase on the cylindrical outer building, upon closer inspection, it shined in comparison to its former self! “My palate and tummy had the good fortune of tasting the deliciousness…

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Key west, Florida’s Hidden Gem “The Galleon Resort” Review!

Thanksgiving 2016,  my parents in addition to my hubby and kiddos; enjoyed a memorable vacay at Key West’s hidden gem, The Galleon Resort! Tucked away two blocks from Duval Street and right down from Mallory Square this slice of heaven was better than their infamous Key Lime Pie. Located right next door to Key West, Florida’s…

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Disney’s Polynesian Village “Club Level” Resort Review!

Aloha friends, follow along as we take a lookie-loo at my family’s recent vacation to Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort. This was our sixth stay at our favorite Hawaiian themed oasis and that also makes it our sixth club level experience here as well. Hang loose for the journey!]The Gosdin’s have arrived with our handmade Mickey Ears in tow at Orlando International Airport,…

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Not So Hidden Costs with Cruising

A common misconception with cruises is that once you pay for the cruise, it’s paid in full, all-inclusive if you will, wrongo! This is NOT the case, everything depends on the cruise line and/or add-ons you may have pre-purchased. When pricing a cruise make sure you compare apples to apples or in this case, cruise…

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You better BELIZE it!

You better BELIZE it!
I’m excited to write this paragraph, my family will visit Belize in less than a week, yippee! We will embark on a seven night Western Caribbean cruise and my parents are being dragged along for the ride, hold on tight folks…..

You might be thinking: cool, don’t care, or where the heck is Belize? If you were thinking the latter of the three, then I’ll school you in on the fun things Belize is renowned for.

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“Essential” Cruise Packing List

All Aboard Matey~ going to sail away this summer? Packing is the most crucial part of any trip, especially a cruise, because once you’re onboard; you’re kind of stuck there. So that makes packing a significant component when planning a cruise. This is a list I’ve compiled from one cruise lover to another. The list is ever-changing…

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Cruise Port Excursions in Nassau, Bahamas

  Atlantis Resort -Day Beach Pass~ Atlantis Paradise Island is an ocean-themed resort on Paradise Island in the Bahamas. It features a variety of accommodations built around Aquaventure, a 141-acre waterscape, which includes fresh and saltwater lagoons, pools, marine habitats, and some of the sickest water slides. You can get to Atlantis multiple ways, by…

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Disney or Bust!

I think Disney Parks next celebration should be “Do it for Disney!” Because peeps do a lot of creative things to and for Disney. My “Do it for Disney” sign just gives me a little extra motivation to use my incentive spirometer more, so I’m able to go in three weeks….. Eye on the prize…

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Walt Disney World FACT!

FANTASMIC~ The show is set on a mountain, it actually hides a six-level building…..

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I LOVE it when #29!

1. I have an awesome new mattress to sleep on. 2. My teenagers enjoy a Disney Cruise. 3. We travel to Port Canaveral for a DCL cruise & on the way back home, my hubby makes a pit stop at Downtown Disney for lunch & shopping! 4. My son sells a 60 pack of candy bars…

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Disney costs us~ in more ways than one!!!

After coming off a fantastical seven night Western Caribbean cruise on the Disney Fantasy, we realized our bed at home sucked. Every evening whilst on the cruise, I floated off to sleepy~town with no problem, I didn’t need my usual aid “the Golden Girls DVD Collection” like I do every evening at home. Within one week of being home and…

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Is this WEIRD?

We had a Disney Land & Sea vacation booked already (4 nights at POLY CL & 3 night Disney Cruise), then my hubby said, cancel it, let’s go on a seven night Disney Fantasy Cruise instead,. Aye aye Matey! Is this WEIRD? Next week, yay!

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Is this WEIRD?

I make my bed & clean my room in a hotel before the housekeeper comes! Is this WEIRD?

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Flashback Friday

  2007 Peyton & Logan at Orlando Visitors Center with none other than Mickey Mouse.  

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I HATE it when #44

1.One of the kids rip the potato chip bag- all the way to the bottom, not enough chip clips in the world could save it! 2. “Words with Friends” buddies nudge me, sorry! 3. I painted my kids closets with chalkboard paint for fun & aesthetically pleasing & one of their friends drew something obscene on it. I should have painted…

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Disney & Orlando Digest – Week of February 17, 2014

         Walt Disney World® Resort Free Memory Maker to Cherish Your Disney World Moments:  Imagine capturing your favorite pictures from your Disney World vacation!  You can do that with Disney’s Memory Maker.  Book a package from August 15-September 30 for at least 3 nights with 2-Day tickets and get the new Memory Maker free.  Prices…

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Disney & Orlando Digest – Week of February 10, 2014

Disney & Orlando Digest – Week of February 10, 2014 Discounts with Destinations in Florida Travel                    Walt Disney World® Resort New!  Free Memory Maker to Cherish Your Disney World Moments:  Imagine capturing your favorite pictures from your Disney World vacation!  You can do that with Disney’s Memory Maker.  Book a package from August 15-September 30…

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Disney Digest

         Walt Disney World® Resort Save up to 30% on Rooms at Select Walt Disney World® Resort Hotels:  Savings apply for stays most nights March 14, 2014 – April 12, 2014 and April 20, 2014 – June 15, 2014.  Upgrade to a room and ticket package with a minimum 4-day Magic Your Way Ticket and get…

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Disney & Orlando Digest – Week of January 20, 2014

  Disney Discounts  Walt Disney World® Resort Save up to 30% on rooms at select Walt Disney World® Resort Hotels:  Savings apply for stays most nights March 14, 2014 – April 12, 2014 and April 20, 2014 – June 15, 2014.  Add more Character to your vacation, with this advance Card member booking offer.  Upgrade…

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Disney Digest

Disney & Orlando Digest – Week of January 13, 2014  Disney Discounts  Walt Disney World® Resort Play Stay and Dine…and Save up to $600 at the Walt Disney World® Resorts: Here is a great offer for your next family vacation.   For most stays from January 5th through March 5th, 2014 when booked by December 31st,…

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WDW Spring 2014 Room Offer

WDW Spring 2014 Room Offer                         **Save up to 30% on rooms at select Walt Disney World Resort Hotels. Book with your Disney Visa® Card through 3/31/2014 for stays most nights 3/14 – 4/12 and 4/20 – 6/15/2014. Ask about other great rates for stays most nights 2/24 – 3/5/2014. **General public discounts also start today -January…

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Disney & Orlando Digest – Week of January 6, 2014

Disney & Orlando Digest – Week of January 6, 2014  Disney Discounts  Walt Disney World® Resort NEW!  Disney Visa Card Member Offer Save up to 30% on rooms at select Walt Disney World® Resort Hotels:  Savings apply for stays most nights March 14, 2014 – April 12, 2014 and April 20, 2014 – June 15,…

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Around & About at Aulani

Around & About at Aulani Aloha! I know visiting Hawaii is on your families bucket list and visiting Aulani Resort & Spa is no exception. My ohana was fortunate enough to visit Spring 2012. Aulani offers magical activities & entertainment to delight the entire family, but I want to switch it up a bit. I want to…

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Disney “Quote of the day!”

Of all the things I’ve done, the most vital is coordinating those who work with me and aiming their efforts at a certain goal. Walt Disney Related articles Disney “Quote of the Day!” (dawnsdorkydiary.wordpress.com) Walt Disney “Quote of the day!” by Julie Andrews (dawnsdorkydiary.wordpress.com)

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Aloha Gosdin Ohana! Aulani Trip Review

Gosdin Ohana present’s “Aloha from Aulani” In my eyes nothing better than Walt Disney World, so in planning my family’s first trip to Disney’s Aulani Resort on the beautiful island of Oahu, I tried not to compare the two. It was pretty easy considering there’s NO Castle, NO Epcot & NO Rides unless you consider the…

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