Comfort Food On Fleek at Chef Art Smith’s Homecomin’at Disney Springs!

Y’all want a mouthful of southern homecookin’ without all the snappin’, peelin’ & shuckin’? Does Shrimp & Grits or Braised Kale & Collards sound appetizing? Follow your watering taste buds to Chef Art Smith’s Homecomin’ at Disney Springs for comfort food on fleek! The down-home smorgasbord was authentic, with a unique “Art Smith” twist. The fixin’s looked like…

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Unexpected Value at Disney Parks!

In Louisiana, we call it Lagniappe- A little something extra! Does Mickey love Minnie? Is Goofy, well Goofy? Was Walt Disney imaginative? I could go on, but the answer would stay the same; unequivocally YES, I feel Disney is worth the expense and here are some of the reasons why. Unexpected Values~ You aren’t just paying…

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Tips and Tricks using Walt Disney World Resort Transportation!

I’m at my Walt Disney World Resort Hotel, now what? That is probably the number one question upon arrival at “The Most Magical Place on Earth.” Here are a few tips and tricks to ease the mayhem, known as Disney Transportation! Let’s begin with a bang: There is NO courtesy Resort Hotel to Resort Hotel…

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Disney Bounding WTF?!

Disney Bounding, you’re probably thinking WTF, right? Does this mean that you’re bound to Disney once you arrive at the park or maybe it’s something freaky that Disney lovers do. Nope and EWWWWWWW……… Don’t worry, most folks have not a clue, so Disney Dawn is here to help you and fill in the WTF. Disney Bounding is…

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Amazon “Prime Now” available at Walt Disney World Resort!

Disney vacation deliveries have never been easier! Don’t want to leave the Disney bubble on your vacay? You’re in luck, you don’t have to! You have more choices than ever before, Amazon “Prime Now” delivers directly to Walt Disney World Resort hotels. If you need groceries, snacks or personal supplies while on vacation, then Prime…

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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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“Toy Story Land” at Disney’s Hollywood Studios!

OFFICIAL OPENING June 30th, 2018 LOCATION Disney Hollywood Studios at Walt Disney World Resort PREMISE Welcome to Andy’s backyard, where toys come to life and visual stimulation is at an all-time high. Imagine that Andy’s childhood toy box exploded……….wait for it………………..wait for it…………….. in his backyard. Voilà, you are now inside Toy Story Land where…

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Dawn Does Disney’s Wilderness Lodge “Resort Activities!”

When referring to Walt Disney World Resort Hotels, what do Lincoln Logs, Bison Topiaries and American Craftsmanship, have in common? If you thought of the Grand Floridian– you’re wrong, if you said the Polynesian Village Resort– Wrongo, but if you guessed- Disney’s Wilderness Lodge, ding, ding, ding, now your cooking with gas! Disney’s Wilderness Lodge is themed…

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Review of Disney’s Wilderness Lodge- Geyser Point Bar & Grill!

Walt Disney World Resort’s Pacific Northwest inspired hotel is magnificent. Serene must be Wilderness Lodges middle name. This property encapsulates the national park feel with rustic elements around every ahh-inspired topiary. The hotel has an actual living, breathing Geyser, hence the name of the restaurant. My hubby and I water taxied over one gorgeous afternoon to savor lunchie…

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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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“Le Cellier” Steakhouse Review in Epcot’s “Canada” Pavilion, eh!

I’ve heard Disney dorks rave about Canada’s pride and joy “Le Cellier” Steakhouse for an eternity. Anytime this Signature Dining steakhouse was mentioned, the next two words were inevitably Cheese Soup and Pretzel Bread! I’ve actually sampled both at Epcot’s Food & Wine Festival on more than one occasion. At no time, did either make me hop onboard the tasty train….

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Avatar Flight of Passage Attraction

Hello Disney dorks and welcome to Pandora The World of Avatar, located in Disney’s Animal Kingdom Theme Park! I have a secret to share with you, Animal Kingdom is my least favorite theme park at Walt Disney World Resort, we only visit the park every other trip. With that said, we were surprisingly enthusiastic to…

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“Best Friends Pet Care” at Walt Disney World Resort!

While the family’s away the pets will play! Ever wonder if your fur babies can participate in the magic at Walt Disney World Resort? Yes, they can, if you are staying at Fort Wilderness Campground in a Tent or RV, designated “pet” site, otherwise Best Friends Pet Care at Walt Disney World Resort is an enchanted option. Your pawsome pet…

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Disney’s Wilderness Lodge “Roaring Forks” 2017 Refurb. Review

  Location~ Disney’s Wilderness Lodge Resort Date~ July 2017 Posse~ My family which included; Myself, Hubby, Peyton & Logan Story~ Come along with my gang as we explore the recent refurbishments to Disney’s Wilderness Lodge Roaring Forks quick service restaurant. Impression~ Aesthetically very outdoorsy and pleasing to the eye, fits in well with the Wilderness Lodge theme….

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Fortuitous “Turn of Events” at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa!

We just arrived home from our magical vacay at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort and Spa. We had a fantastical Disney-cation as always, but this trip involved an unusual plot twist. We booked club level outer building~ Sugar Loaf for our seven night stay. In case you didn’t know, The Grand Floridian Resort and Spa has two different club levels, one in the…

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Walt Disney World Resort “Express Bus Service” Discontinued 8/2017

Disney offers a service that transports Walt Disney World Resort visitors from one park to another, its called Express Bus Service. If you’re willing to pay the additional cost and you currently have an Annual Pass or Park Hopper tickets it just might fit your touring style. The cost is $19 per person for a single day of service and $29…

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My Favorite Souvenir Shop in each Walt Disney World Resort Park!

What better place to spend your hard earned money than at the most magical place on earth. Even the fellas are going to throw their mouse ears into the ring and make it rain, rain, rain. Souvenir shopping at Walt Disney World Resort is sort of unique and here’s the answer to your why. Where else…

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24th Annual EPCOT “International Flower & Garden Festival”

March 1-May 29th, 2017 My family’s favorite time of year is springtime and there’s no place we would rather be than our charming home-away-from-home Walt Disney World Resort. What a happenstance, it’s the same time as EPCOT International Flower & Garden Festival. Whimsical landscaping is a given with Disney throughout the year, but Epcot International…

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“Club Level” Benefits at Walt Disney World Resort Hotels

Club Level (CL) is a higher level of service (magic) you can select at an additional cost when staying at select Walt Disney World Resort Hotels. My family enjoyed club level at Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort and also Disney’s Beach Club Resort. The “POLY” is hands down my family’s favorite on-property deluxe accommodation and the King Kamehameha Club is no doubt our front-runner. Disney is renowned for extraordinary…

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Disney’s “Port Orleans Riverside” Resort

Disney’s Port Orleans Riverside is relatively large, it is our favorite moderate resort and reminiscent of our family’s Louisiana heritage. It is located in the Disney Springs resort area of Walt Disney World Resort.  There are so many extras with POR; you will definitely get more bang for your buck.  For instance: Its sister resort Port Orleans…

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Disney Springs “Dining”

1 of 3 Part Series Downtown Disney has transformed itself into an idyllic, wondrous town, right out of a storybook. The change has definitely been for the better, as it offers more dining, shopping, and entertainment venues and fantastical theming to go along with it. The shoe finally fits; Disney Springs harmonizes perfectly with Walt…

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*Throwback Thursday* (3 yrs ago) My Worst Day Ever!

Disclaimer::::First of all I pride myself on organization almost to a fault, but nothing could have prepared me for this day. Disclaimer:::: Can you believe that my almost worst day ever began at my happy place, Walt Disney World Resort! I woke up early on my departure day– #1) I called the Magical Express baggage department to…

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Do’s and Don’ts of Disney!

My family and I have enjoyed Disney vacations for the past decade or so. Sometimes we’re lucky enough to visit the most magical place on earth a few times within the year. With that said, there are lots of things you should know when visiting the parks. Don’t worry, I’m only going to share a…

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A Few Fun Facts about Fort Wilderness Campground

Disney’s Fort Wilderness Campground has 750 luscious acres to explore. If you enjoy camping then you will love this magical experience. Not only are your family and friends welcome here, but your pets can reap the rewards also, if staying on-site at this fab retreat. No more pet motel for them, yes I said it,…

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Beyond Rides at Walt Disney World!

  With your Walt Disney World ticket purchase, you receive access to more than just rides. Enjoy everything Walt Disney World Resort offers, possibly giving you the chance to explore sights and sounds that you otherwise would not have. Disney offers Broadway style shows, Arcades, Themed Lands, etc. Dining is also a favorite activity amongst…

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My Disney Side @Home Celebration “Disney Villains” Party Box

My family is fortunate to host a Disney Side @Home Celebration. Check out the magical contents of our Disney Villains Box in this short video!   I received free products in order to host a Disney Side @Home Celebration. The opinions expressed here are my own. Thank you Disney Parks and MomSelect for this opportunity.

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Flashback Friday

This old picture proves Ryan and I were meant to be~ look at the huge Disney~Mickey Mouse curtain behind him…….WOOT!

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Walt Disney~ Quote of the Day

One of my longtime dreams is within reach today and I want it to flourish! Have a fantastical weekend friends.

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Throwback Thursday

  That’s right Minnie, Mickey just proposed to me, sorry!

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Throwback Thursday

A shot of me two weeks ago in same location as my children in 2003 in Fantasyland at Magic Kingdom.   Crazy the changes with the trees and umbrellas below.

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Disney & Orlando Digest for Week of September 22, 2014

Discounts with Destinations in Florida / Destinations to Explore Walt Disney World® Resort New! Free Dining Bounce Back Specials:  During your Disney vacation, you can book your next Disney vacation at huge savings!  The current bounce back special includes the Disney Dining Plan for free.  Book your Disney package before you check out and then contact…

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Disney & Orlando Digest for Week of September 15, 2014

Disney & Orlando Digest for Week of September 15, 2014 Discounts with Destinations in Florida / Destinations to Explore Walt Disney World® Resort Save up to 30% off Disney Resort Hotels:  Planning a visit during the fall to Orlando?  You still have time to save up to 30% off Disney Resort Hotels through November 25,…

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Flashback Friday!

Peyton at the Beach Club Resort Beach at Walt Disney World!

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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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Lost Child at “Walt Disney World Resort”Child Safety”

Gosh, what I would give to be lost at the most magical place on earth, as an adult it sounds like a dream come true, if the adult is the one lost. But if it involves a missing child, it’s the scariest place on earth for both parent & child. In this article I’m going…

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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 Jan. 5 through Mar. 5, 2014 when booked by Dec. 31, 2013 you can save $600 (based on a family of four) on…

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Disney & Orlando Digest – Week of September 22, 2013

  Disney Discounts  Walt Disney World® Resort Save Up To 30% on Rooms at Select Walt Disney World® Resort Hotels: Book your room only or package reservation and save up to 30% off Official Walt Disney World® Resort Hotels for stays most nights Sept. 29 – Nov 22, 2013, and Nov 30 – Dec. 23, 2013.  You can book a room…

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Disney “Quote of the Day!”

“Good bye may seem forever. Farewell is like the end, but in my heart is the memory and there you will always be.”   Walt Disney Company

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My fave shops at EPCOT!

Art of Disney-  Near Spaceship Earth, they have- Art & Collectibles; Pins & Vinylmations, Paintings, Limited-Edition Prints, Cells, Figurines and the much-loved Disney Classic Collection. World Traveler-Apparel & Accessories; Camera & Media; Food & Spirits; Gifts & Housewares; Mickey Ears; Pins & Vinylmation; Toys & Plush, this shop at International Gateway is your passport to…

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Disney “Tip of the day!”

Enjoy table service restaurants for lunch instead of dinner. The menu items are usually the same, but the prices are often lower!

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