Favorite Walt Disney World Resorts

Favorite Walt Disney World Resorts

  Staying on-site at a Walt Disney World Resort offers many benefits such as extra hours in the parks, package delivery, Disney transportation, free Magic Bands with early access to booking fastpasses, and even more! Having visited Walt Disney World over 60 times, and staying at most all resorts, I thought it would be fun to ask 18 of my friends to also share their favorites! Deluxe Resorts Before joining the Disney Vacation Club in 2002, we spent almost all of our…

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Disney Tour Review: Walk In Walt’s Disneyland Footsteps

Disney Tour Review: Walk In Walt’s Disneyland Footsteps

After the enjoyment of our Disney tour Walt Disney: Marceline to Magic Kingdom at Walt Disney World, I felt it would be a good experience to try another Disney tour Walk In Walt’s Disneyland Footsteps at Disneyland. Know Before You Go: Tour can be booked up to 30 days in Advance. There are discounts available for Disneyland Annual Passholders, Disney Visa Cardholders, and Disney Vacation Club members. If you schedule your tour for noon, your “lunch” will be at the end (3:00 p.m.) No…

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Tammy’s Top 3 Disneyland Hotels

Tammy’s Top 3 Disneyland Hotels

Yes, I know there are only three Disneyland hotels, but what a great way to introduce my new feature, Tammy’s Top 3! Last week I completed my third hotel with a stay at Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel & Spa. Let’s count them down! Number 3: Disney’s Paradise Pier Hotel provides budget-friendly rooms in a 15-story tower. This existing hotel (under different prior names) was purchased and converted by Disney in 1995, with the Paradise Pier name change in 2000. We…

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Disney’s Paradise Pier Hotel

Disney’s Paradise Pier Hotel

We had our first opportunity to stay at Disney’s Paradise Pier Hotel this month. I was somewhat hesitant as all of my previous visits had been at Disneyland Hotel. Paradise Pier was not originally built by Disney and also is considered more of a moderate resort (in Walt Disney World Resort terms). It is also the furthest hotel from Downtown Disney and the parks, especially with the new security procedures in place. We used our Disney Vacation Club points to…

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Re-imagined Disney Wonder – Day 4

Re-imagined Disney Wonder – Day 4

Today is our last full day aboard this beautiful ship, and also a sea day. While those are very relaxing, this morning is jam packed! We decided to add-on to our Disney Vacation Club membership by purchasing points at Disney’s Polynesian Resort Villas. We arrived for our 8:30 appointment to find that they did not have things ready and we had to come back at 12:30 to finalize our contract. Next up was our Gingerbread House activity. It was full!…

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Re-Imagined Disney Wonder – Day 3

Re-Imagined Disney Wonder – Day 3

After breakfast on Cabanas outside deck, we went ashore in Cozumel. Being the typical tourists, we were looking for a few gifts. We purchased vanilla and salsa and were soon back aboard the ship. I found the shop owners were less bothersome than they had been in the past, which was a pleasant surprise. Once aboard, I purchased a Rainforest Pass at the Senses Spa. The spa has been completely gutted and redone. The staff was eager to give tours and…

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Re-Imagined Disney Wonder – Day 2

Re-Imagined Disney Wonder – Day 2

On our first full sea day, I was surprised to awake to the sound of rain. When cruising to the Caribbean, one expects days of sunshine. However, it was rainy and chilly most of the morning. We slept in a bit and then wandered up to Cabanas. After breakfast, we attended the Disney Vacation Club Member celebration where they offered a complimentary drink of the day or bottled water. Usually, there are also snacks, but none were offered today. During…

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Laissez les bons temps rouler at Tiana’s Place

Laissez les bons temps rouler at Tiana’s Place

One of the things I was most looking forward to on the re-imagined Disney Wonder was the new restaurant, Tiana’s Place. Formerly Parrot Cay, it was in need of an update. Tiana’s Place is based on the movie The Princess and The Frog. While not changing the overall layout and fundamentals of the restaurant, it was completely re-designed. With a New Orleans Mardi Gras feel, this dining experience was almost a party.   The menu features Cajun-style cuisine but was…

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Our First Day Aboard The Re-Imagined Disney Wonder

Our First Day Aboard The Re-Imagined Disney Wonder

A few months ago, as I decided to launch this blog, I knew I wanted to be one of the first on the re-imagined Disney Wonder. The Disney Wonder was home for our very first cruise back in 2003. That cruise made us fall even more in love with Disney and cruising. Our children were amazed and in awe of the fun and activities offered in the kids club. We love that we can have an extended family vacation with…

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New Children’s Areas on the re-imagined Disney Wonder

New Children’s Areas on the re-imagined Disney Wonder

The children’s areas aboard Disney Cruise Line ships are famous for providing hours of endless entertainment. Most kiddos love the clubs so much that parents have a difficult time getting them to leave! These new areas further exceed the expectations of even the most seasoned Disney cruiser, with visits from superheroes and princesses, I want to stay there too. Fortunately, there are many Open House hours where adults and siblings can also check out the club spaces. it’s a small…

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