I put a (sugary) spell on you! It's September, which means it's officially spooky season! Although in the Stephens household and in Walt Disney World, the halls, windows and every corner of Main Street USA has been decked out with Mickey Punkins and spooky delights since August. While scouring the magical interwebs and Disney Parks … Continue reading Hocus Pocus Cuppycakes!
Palo is an adults only restaurant and can be found on all four Disney Cruise line ships. It is of the Italian persuasion, but not the round chef in the kitchen tossing homemade pizza dough in the air Italian; think old world cuisine. The word Palo means stick or pole, in this case referring to … Continue reading Palo on the high seas; an experience you won’t want to miss!
If I had to describe Remy on the Disney Dream in one word it would be...delicieux. But not just scrumptious to the palate. Remy is a completely extraordinary experience from the moment you grace the entrance where glass Remy is poached upon the chandelier, until you waddle, duck confit like, out the doorway. While my … Continue reading Remy; a piece of France in the middle of the Atlantic
I hesitated to even construct this post as In reality, there is no bad time to visit WDW. The worst day at Disney still beats the best day of working, as they say. (ok I’m paraphrasing, but I don’t fish, so..) But I do want you to have every resource available for a stress-free (ish) … Continue reading When to avoid Walt Disney World (no the answer is not never)
This resort may be my second favorite in Walt Disney World, and if it weren’t for the honeymoon nostalgia of the French Quarter resort, it would slide into first. Unless there can be a tie, can there be a tie..? One of the perks of staying on Disney property is to be surrounded by the … Continue reading All Star Movies Resort; a lot of Magic for a little price.
Sure, there are Disney/Pixar films as a whole that cause you to ugly cry to the point of dry heaves and dehydration. But what were the moments that really broke the threshold from teary eyed to snort-sobs? That type of recollection requires many long hours of Disney movie bingeing. But fret not, I’ve rolled up … Continue reading The most emotion eliciting scenes in Disney film history
No really. We need to. Not to throw any shade at Starbucks( I heart Sbucks!) but if you are still waiting in the 45 minute line at 8:55 on Main Street USA for your caffeine fix, you need to book it over to TomorrowLand in Magic Kingdom (there is a Joffrey's Coffee at all four … Continue reading We need to talk about Joffrey’s
Although you will rarely see overzealous candy mongers dressed as these unsung heros on Halloween, I can’t help but acknowledge the impact of the wisecracking’, straight talkin’ and most influential grannies of Disney! My relationship with my own grandmother was complicated, but even so, her life lessons and no nonsense advice affects me to this … Continue reading Five of the most influential Disney Grannies
I never thought about having to explain the timeline of my love for Disney until I was approached at the pool last summer. There I sat, drink in hand, swimwear on point, all lotioned up, when a young mom greeted me, then proceeded to ask me how long I'd been going to Disney. It might … Continue reading It all started with a happily ever after: My love affair with Disney