Tuesday, 31 January 2012

Go on and....kiss the girl

With Valentines day just around the corner, go on and Kiss the Girl!

She don’t say a word 
And she won’t say a word 
Until you kiss the girl 

Monday, 30 January 2012

Magical Memories and Me - The Element of Surprise

Hey there! Welcome to another instalment of Magical Memories and Me!

The element of surprise!

Back in 2002, with only a few trips to Disneyland Paris under our belt, we finally took the plunge and booked our very first Walt Disney World holiday! After spending three hours in the travel agents going over all the packages, choosing on site over International Drive, we signed on the dotted line and had a 15 month countdown clock! I was 15 at the time, my little brother was just 9 and easily distracted, so much so that from that moment on, we decided to keep it a secret from him, planning the ultimate surprise! 

Those 15 months flew by and before we knew it, we where just a few weeks away from the trip. Of course, we'd had to buy new suitcases, holiday clothes and other essentials, things that were a little too hard to hide from my brother, so we came up with a cover story. We told him we where off to Spain, and he believed it whole-heartedly! We'd never been to Spain either, so he was really excited! So far, so good. We managed to catch those Mickey envelops dropping through the letterbox before they hit the floor, whizzing them out of sight so he wouldn't get suspicious. (I wish they gave you the option to receive your travel documents in unmarked envelopes, it would make it a lot easier!) 

With just hours to go before the flight, we could hardly contain ourselves! After months of quiet planning, hushed conversations and stuffing guidebooks down the sides of the couch, the big reveal was right around the corner. We just had to decide how to go about it. Come right out with it? Wait until we get to the airport? Rent a plane and sky-write it over the back garden? Idea after idea, the clock was ticking! Then, we noticed the Walt Disney World vacation planning VHS we'd ordered months before. After a few trips to Disneyland Paris, we'd kept ordered the planning videos for both parks! That's when the light bulb went off!

We called him downstairs, my Dad pretending to be working the settings on the video recorder, Mum and I packing the suitcases. Dad hit record,
'Well son' Dad starts, 'I'm really sorry but we can't go to Wales' (Somewhere along the way Spain had become too expensive, so we told him we'd be off to Wales, anything to make the real destination seem an even bigger surprise!)
Mum and I put on our best 'what a shame' faces, my brother looked devastated. First he wouldn't be going to sunny Spain, now he wasn't even going to Wales! 
'I've managed to book us something else though, I hope you'll like it', Dad continues. My brother looks a little less broken hearted but still weary.
'Where?' he asks cautiously. 
We quickly hit 'play' on the VHS controller and the television screen comes to life with the opening sequence to 'Walt Disney World'. Grins break out on all our faces! 
'Really? There?' he asks in disbelief.
'Really!' we all shout. He was so excited he didn't know what to do with himself except grin! 

After having kept out mouths shut for so long, it was great to finally let him in on the secret! Just 24 hours later, he was walking through Disney's Port Orleans Resort! And the footage of his surprise is priceless!

Have you had to keep a trip secret from loved ones? How did you reveal the big surprise?

Until next time,

Sunday, 29 January 2012

Excel-lent planning!

I'm a planner. Even before we book a trip I'm already planning for it. Things to do, places to go, food to eat, what I'd love to do again, what I'd love to try etc etc. So many ideas spin around and around like the Mad Hatters tea cups, it can be hard to keep track of them! I'm always worried I'll forget too. It could be forgetting to pack something, forgetting an idea I had for the trip or loosing a confirmation number.

I write everything down, scraps of paper here and there, notebooks or the back of bus tickets, but keeping them all in the one place can be a little tricky! Many of my ideas have ended up on a quick cycle through the washing machine and never lived to tell the tale! So of course, for me, going 'digital' with my planing was sure to be a winner.

Thats where Microsoft Excel comes in! When I was in school, all we ever learnt to do with Excel was making spreadsheets, graphs and macros, merging cells and making data look pretty. They never told us what an amazing Walt Disney World trip organiser it would be! (and subsequently, any other trips you take too!) I've never found organising my planning so easy!

Page tabs

With the ability to create multiple pages in the same document quick and easy, it's ideal for keeping all your planning together in one place. The tabs option means unlike Microsoft Word, you're not having to scroll through countless pages to get to the section you're looking for! Above are a few of the tabs I use for my own planning spreadsheets. Sectioning off different aspects of the planning make it easier to not only look for something, but also to add something in.

Opening times

When I know what parks I'll be visiting on the trip, Disney and non-Disney (Universal, Busch Gardens etc) I put them all in one giant table (as above), meaning I can quickly go through the table to find the hours for a day in question, for example if you're looking to book an ADR or want to know which day Universal is open the longest etc. It's all there infront of you, making your planning simplier and easier.

Adding in a quick, less detailed itinerary lets you see at a glance what you've got planned, especially if you've got immovable days, for instance days you're venturing offsite and have had to book transport. You don't want to go making a lunch reservation at Le Cellier when you'll be in Busch Gardens for the day!

Itinerary at a glance

Do you have a smartphone? Before I leave for my trip, I always email the planning Excel document to myself and open it up on my phone whilst I'm still on my home Wifi. This means that once I've arrived, I can access my planning document from my iPhone without incurring any data charges! The spreadsheet is easy to read, with all your tabs displayed along the top, and you can zoom in and out on each page. Whilst I'm out and about in the parks I can check times for the other parks, and have a copy of my reservation number for any ADRs I've made. I also like to keep a gift list in the planner so I don't forget any goodies for friends and family!

Spreadsheet open in the iPhone

Planning on Excel has really made everything so simple for me. I still make my paper notes and lists, but I transfer it all over to the Excel spreadsheet as soon as possile! No more juggling pieces of paper, jumbling up confirmation numbers and transport reservations when I'm just looking for opening times. It's all there, safe and sound in the one location! With a trip on the horizon, I will be making a fresh planning document so keep checking back for some tips and tutorials if you're interested in making your own!

How do you plan?

Until next time,

Friday, 27 January 2012

Top 5 First Night Traditions!

After a 14 hour trip, from the UK to our check in desk at the hotel, you'd think we'd like nothing better than falling into bed and dreaming of the weeks ahead of us. Well, you'd be half right, we do look forward to that, but we have a few other traditions we have to go through before we can crawl under those sheets!

Everyone has their own way of spending their first night at Walt Disney World! If you're looking for some ideas for your first night, have a look at our top 5 first night traditions! 

1. Refillable Mug + Sprite!
As a resort guest you can purchase ($14.95 + tax) a refillable mug, valid for unlimited drink refills at your resorts food court from the day you check in till the day you check out! These plastic mugs are fantastic for both hot and cold drinks, and make great keepsakes once you get home. As soon as we've purchased them, the first drink has to be a refreshing Sprite! It never tastes as good anywhere else!

2. Pizza - the biggest you've got!
After hours of plane food and picking at mini pretzels, nothing beats a piping hot cheesy pizza! Either in the food court or back in our room perched on the balcony, we devour every slice (one pizza between 4 of us), after all, calories don't count in Disney! We're in for two weeks of treats so lets start as we mean to go on!

3. Just keep swimming!
No matter how much bigger they say that seat pitch is in economy, you still end up feeling crinkled and cramped after a 9 hour flight - even if you do dance up and down the aisles every hour or so! Swimming gear packed on the top of our cases, grab, go, jump in! It's a great way (time of year permitting) to really stretch out those muscles and relax (though I suggest you eat the pizza after the swim!).

4. Jacuzzi
Much like the swimming, hitting the hot tub for a jet propelled massage really helps to loosen up those travel knots and prepare you for two weeks of sheer bliss and relaxation. Always heated, it's the perfect way to get ready for a well deserved slumber!

5. Mousekeeping art appreciation!
Mousekeeping are a creative bunch, after folding your toilet roll in that way you can never quite manage to copy cat at home, they then go an get all art attack with the towels too! We love that moment when we walk into the hotel room for the first time and see what creations they have come up with! It's a magical little touch that lets you know you've arrived at a magical resort!

What are your top first night traditions?

Until next time,

Thursday, 26 January 2012

A Mapping Good Time!

When my dad came home from work this evening, he had under his arm a bunch of park maps that immediately caught my attention. He casually puts them down on the table and walks away. Curious as I am, I wander over and have a peek. Just normal, run of the mill Walt Disney World Park maps.

‘Why do you have these?’ I asked. We have so many of them all over the house; I couldn’t see why he’d brought more home! Had he gone to Walt Disney World and back during his 9 – 5 job today? (If only that was possible!)

He comes back to the table and tells me his friend is about to go to America for a few weeks, and his trip will include a few days at Disney. He’d got the maps off another friend but asked us if we could circle the must-do attractions at each park so they didn’t miss out on the ‘good stuff’. Biro magically appearing out of thin air, I set to work! You don’t have to tell me twice!

When it comes to planning Walt Disney World trips, for myself or for others, my eyes glaze over, my mind fills with pixie dust, show times, the best firework viewing spots and argues with itself over what should come first; Rock n Roller Coaster or Tower of Terror? (Tower of Terror always wins!) With only a day or so in each park, and not wanting to ‘military’ style the itinerary, I picked out, what I feel, are the ‘must do’ attractions and shows in each park that give you maximum park experience, with time for a people watch /Mickey ice cream bar moment or two thrown in!

Here is a peek at what I came up with;


Spaceship Earth - The icon of Epcot, what better way to start your day! Sit back, relax and take a journey through time and space, past, present and future!

Soarin ­– I’ve put a huge circle around this one and in large, capital letters the message: Go here first for fastpasses!

Captain EO – He is a huge Michael Jackson fan so this one cannot be missed!

Electric Umbrella – We’ve all got to stop and eat, and these are probably some of the best Angus burgers on property!

Animal Kingdom

Festival of the Lion King – You can’t beat a sing-a-long of Hakuna Matata with Timon and Pumba, whilst trying desperately to figure out what sound a giraffe makes!

Kilimanjaro Safaris – Get here early, as early as possible, for some of the best animal views!

Expedition Everest – And I’m not just pointing this out for the awesome ride! It’s probably one of my favorite queuing experiences! Did you know the nails used to hang the pictures are actually authentic from the Himalayas? Disney ImaginEars bought up a whole stores supply!

Pangani Forest Exploration Trail – The underwater Hippo viewing is my favorite! It’s usually eerily quiet and a perfect place to relax and take a minute or two!

Hollywood Studios

Star Tours – Grab fast passes, queue and ride. Then use your fast passes. Then get more fast passes! How many moons of Endor can you visit in one day?   

Toy Story Midway Mania – you won’t have to look at a map to find this one, just follow the crowds! Still a huge guest favorite and worth the wait – but better if you can snag a fast pass!

Beauty and the Beast live on stage – A 30 minute Broadway show in the middle of a theme park? All I can say is…be our guest!

Magic Kingdom

Go left! – Not a ride as such, but once the park opens, work your way around from the left! Research shows that people tend to move towards the right, so Tomorrowland will always be busier than Adventureland early in the day! Don’t believe me? Look at how much wider the Tomorrowland bridge is compared to Adventureland and Frontierland!

Haunted Mansion – Make sure you check out the newly renovated queuing area, with its interactive tombs!

Jungle Cruise – One of Walt Disney’s favorite rides, do those adventurers climbing the totem pole look…familiar to you?

Peter Pan’s Flight – You really can fly high above London, second star to the right and straight on till morning. A brilliant aerial voyage through this timeless classic. You’ll be humming ‘you can fly’ all day long! (Unless you then ride, It’s a Small World!)

Tomorrowland Transit Authority (TTA) PeopleMover – A great way to get a look around Tomorrowland that takes you inside Space Mountain, Merchant of Venus and Buzz Lightyear’s Space Ranger spin!

What would you be circling on the maps for friends and family?

Until next time,

Wednesday, 25 January 2012


I'm snap happy when at Walt Disney World! No matter how many times I go, I can never seem to take enough pictures, from character pictures, to infamous Castle shots (at various angles, from the floor to hanging off lamp posts!), memory makers and my attempts at something a little more 'artistic'! I'll be using Wednesdays blogs to share some of these shots with you, some of mine, some of yours (feel free to submit!) and some I've found on my travels around the web!

'It all started with a mouse...'

After arriving in our room at Disneys Animal Kingdom Lodge in 2010, we found this little fella perched on the bathroom counter!

Tune for Tuesday...on a Wednesday?

Morning all! So last nights post never made it for some reason so here it is...early enough on a Wednesday to still be considered a Tuesday? No? Lol, well sit back, pretend it's Tuesday and enjoy this little melody. I'll be back later with my usual Wednesday bloggity!

Hitting 'shuffle' on my Disney playlist brings you this...

The Lion King - Hakuna Matata

Its our problem free, philosophy
Hakuna Matata

Monday, 23 January 2012

The Magic, the Memories and Me Monday!

Welcome to a new feature here at Saloca in Wonderland! The Magic, the Memories and Me will be a regular Monday column where I will share with you all some of my most magical memories from Walt Disney World. So follow me into the looking glass and away we go!

Tigger tango.

I’m extremely lucky to have my birthday in October, one of the nicest times of year to go to WDW, so I’ve already spent a few birthdays in the parks celebrating in Disney style! So of course, when I turned 18, there was no better place to be!

Staying at the Animal Kingdom Lodge, we couldn’t have balloons in the room (they’re dangerous to the animals if they end up in the savannah) so whilst I was sleeping, Mum covered the walls of our room in pink ‘Happy Birthday’ banners, then after I woke, covered me in an array of birthday badges and ribbons – nobody need ask what I was celebrating! As a treat, we went to the 1900 Park Fare in the Grand Floridian Resort for a character breakfast with Pooh, Eeyore, Tigger, Piglet, Alice and the Mad Hatter, I’m pretty sure Mary Poppins made an appearance too!

It was so lovely having the cast members and other guests wish me a happy birthday, our server even brought me out a ‘special’ placemat and a ‘Happy Birthday’ tiara to wear! About half way through breakfast, she then appeared with an adorable Mickey muffin, piled high with frosting and sprinkles and a candle in the top! The entire restaurant downed spoons and joined in a bellowing chorus of ‘Happy Birthday’, applauding and cheering at the end. I’ll admit, I felt the tiniest bit embarrassed to have them all staring at me, a plate full of omelette and breakfast potatoes in front of me, but I loved every minute of it!

The characters had made their rounds, pictures snapped and paws high fived, many of them complimenting my badges and giving me an extra hug, we where about ready to go when one mischievous character came skipping back over to our table. Now, for those of you who have eaten at the 1900 Park Fare, you’ll know it’s not the most spacious of places as you first walk in, there’s not a lot of walk way space between tables, much like The Plaza at Magic Kingdom.  So when a florescent orange Tigger bounds up to you with his hand outstretched, you can only say yes! Thinking he was pulling me up for another hug, imagine my surprise when suddenly he is tangoing me the length and breadth of the restaurant!! Everybody looked on with a smile and a giggle! I couldn’t stop laughing, bumping into the backs of chairs and dodging small children, we tangoed on to our own tune, back straight, arms out, he lead me around the room a few times, before taking me back to my seat, planting a kiss on my hand and bouncing off elsewhere.

So, thank you Tigger for making my 18th birthday a breakfast to remember! I’ve never seen it done to anyone else since!

Do you have a magical memory Monday to share?

Until next time,

Sunday, 22 January 2012

245 days to go!

Brownies and Ice Cream @ The Plaza

In November 2011, my family and I decided to take advantage of the Disney Parks offer, booking a two-week stay in Animal Kingdom Lodge, with free Disney Dining Plan for September 2012! The majority of our past trips have come about because of the dining plan. It has saved us so much money over the years, enabling us to travel to WDW more than we expected. Not only that, but it has allowed us to eat at so many new restaurants that we would never have thought to try, for fear of wasting money on a bad meal (though you don’t get many of those!). It has also got us tables at some of the more costly eateries, e.g Cinderellas Royal Table, and with gratuity included in this particular location; it saved us all the more!

A trip to WDW is not all about the food, and from the way I’m talking above, it must sound like we do nothing but eat! That is far far from the truth, but it is a big part of the vacation. Though I still live at home with my parents, because of work and other commitments, it is not every night I get to sit down and have a meal with them. On holiday, I do, and that is one of the things I love about our trips. It really throws us together as a family for two whole weeks, constantly in each other’s company! It gives us a chance to find out what is going on in all our lives, a chance to catch up, and solidify our family bonds. So, I suppose in a way, the eating really does play a big part in the holiday.

Though we are nowhere near out 180 day window for making reservations at some of our favorite places (The Plaza, Crystal Palace and Boma to name a few!) it’s around about now that we start looking up menus and getting an idea about where we want to eat. We don’t have a meal booked for every day of the holiday before we go, but we like to have a few of our favorites and some brand new (Via Napoli!) restaurants booked and ready – after all, the planning of a WDW holiday is all part of the fun!

Steakwitch @ The plaza

We are on the regular Dining plan, so each day we get; 1 counter service, 1 table service and 1 snack service credit, and now, we also get our resort mug included too! Most counter service restaurants only require 1 credit per guest, but some, e.g Cinderellas Royal Table, Hoop de Doo review and the Fantasmic Dining package, require 2 table service credits each. If we are looking at doing any of these this trip, we have to make sure we allocate that extra credit! Those are also the meals that will have to be booked at the 180 day mark to ensure we get the reservation. As I have said, we do not book all our meals before we go, but some really have to be booked if we want a chance of dining there! There is little to no chance of getting a ‘walk up’ reservation at Cinderellas Royal Table no matter what time of year you go! Last trip, we did a ‘walk up’ to The Plaza in Magic Kingdom on our very last day. We must have waited close to 2 hours for that table! Although we love the food there, we could have done a lot in those final few hours before it was time to go home!

We’ve started to look at the menus, seeing what’s new, changed or gone (Rose & Crowns Surf an Turf keeps popping on and off the menu!) and getting an idea about where we want to eat. There are some places, like the Liberty Tree Tavern, that we haven’t been back to for a few trips, that we’d really like to eat at again – as long as they keep the mac and cheese off the table! We’re also really excited to try out Via Napoli and, fingers crossed, the new Be Our Guest restaurant in Magic Kingdom will be open which we’d love to try – as long as the menu isn’t too extravagant for the fussy eaters in our party! A breakfast at Boma in Animal Kingdom Lodge is a must, several times, on any trip! Staying at the lodge itself, we tend to just book this one at concierge the evening before and have never had a problem getting a table. The Plaza in Magic Kingdom has fast become a family favorite too!

With so many restaurants to choose from, we will never run out of options and dining adventures. As our plans become more finalized and we draw closer to the 180 marker for making reservations I’ll let you know our plans!

What reservations will you be making?

Until next time,

Thursday, 19 January 2012

Avatar expansion paving the way for Beastly Kingdom?

When Disney make an announcement, be it a new ride build, a new resort or the opening of a new restaurant, we, in the Disney community, usually have a little idea about it before the big news breaks. Through forums, blogs, podcasts, speculation of rumours and news, we are usually pretty good at finding out what will be coming next. So, when the Walt Disney World company announced a partnership with James Cameron and his Avatar film(s) that will lead to the creation of an Avatar Land expansion at Animal Kingdom, I think it’s safe to say we were all thinking, ‘Gawrsh’ and scratching our heads.

When Animal Kingdom was originally imagined, it was designed to be a park where creatures, great, small, extinct and mythical would come together. From ants to dinosaurs, dragons and unicorns, guests would be immerged into a fascinating world of reality, history and fantasy. If you look at the original logo for the park, you can clearly see a dragon in the middle of the animal parade, a sign of things to come.

Well, we got the ants and dinosaurs, but what happened to the mythical creatures? The section of the park to play host to these creatures was originally called Beastly Kingdom. Through differences of opinion, budget cuts and a tight deadline, Beastly Kingdom was dropped, along with all of its myth and magic.

Did you know – Runaway Unicorn (now Flight of the Hippogriff) and Duelling Dragons (now Dragon Challenge) at Universals Island of Adventures, where originally designed by Disney ImaginEars for the Beastly Kingdom? After the idea was dropped, Universal managed to get the designers on board for their IOA project and had the then redundant ride ideas brought to life in IOA!

The original concept for the park and the eventual outcome became two very different things. The fourth WDW park opened on April 22nd, 1998, and what was to be Beastly Kingdom became Camp Minnie Mickey. Looking closely around the park, from the ticket booths to areas around Camp Minnie Mickey, there was evidence to show the planning and preparation for the Beastly Kingdom section. A section of the parking lot called, ‘Unicorn’, a dragon shaped fountain near Camp Minnie Mickey, and a detailed dragon head above the one of the booths at the park entrance are just some of the signs of the forgotten land.

Did you know – If you take the Keys to the Kingdom Tour at Magic Kingdom, you will see some of the original concept art for Beastly Kingdom when you venture through the Utilidoors.

On April 7th, 2006, Expedition Everest opened at Animal Kingdom. A thrilling train ride through Everest where you encounter the beastly Yeti who lives there. The Yeti, I would say, is a mythical creature as we don’t know if it actually exists, or once did. Could Beastly Kingdom be back on the cards for Animal Kingdom?

Avatar is based in Pandora, home of the Na’vi, filled with mythical creatures. Does anyone else see something…I want to say suspicious, about this announcement? First the Yeti, now the Na’vi? To me, these are the type of things I would expect in Beastly Kingdom! I admit, I’m still not entirely sold on the Disney-Avatar partnership, though seeing Goofy dressed up as a Na’vi could be fun. After the Wizarding World of Harry Potter opened, I had an inkling Disney would not stay quiet for long, expecting a similar movie tie in expansion. My money was on Hollywood Studios and possible something involving The Muppets. Will Avatar withstand the test of time? The Muppets is a brand with some longevity already to its name, and after the latest film release, the brand is on the rise once more. If not this, then I expected them to push forward on the work in the Pixar area of the park, remember the Monsters Inc ride they were talking about?

Looking at the world James Cameron has created, I know those Disney ImaginEars will create something amazing, they always do. But do they need the Avatar backdrop to do that? Or is it the only way they can go ahead with the Beastly Kingdom project by giving it a very blue guise? I’m really excited about seeing some of the original plans for Animal Kingdom coming to fruition but I’m still a little worried that they have latched onto the wrong brand to do so!

I’m always excited about park renovations and expansions, and this one will be no exception. Perhaps I just want Beastly Kingdom to be given a chance, and if this is how it gets the green light, I’m all for it. But will the Avatar sign stay above the entrance way in 10, maybe 20 years time?


Until next time,

Tuesday, 17 January 2012

Tune for Tuesday #1

 Welcome to the first post of a regular feature here at Saloca in Wonderland!

Every Tuesday I’ll be rummaging through my Disney playlist and bringing you a tune! 

Hercules – Go the distance

I have often dreamed
Of a far-off place
Where a great warm welcome
Will be waiting for me
Where the crowds will cheer
When they see my face
And a voice keeps saying
This is where I'm meant to be


Monday, 16 January 2012

Whats on your Disney bucket list?

Having travelled to Walt Disney World for the last 10 years, I am still amazed that each trip brings new experiences, things we have never seen or never done before. Walt Disney World is constantly evolving, and going back after a ride refurbishment, the opening of a new restaurant or the expansion of a park will always put something new on your itinerary. Yet, it is the things that have been a staple in the parks and resorts that I’m talking about here. Things that have been around for years, possible even since park opening, that I have still not had much or any interaction with. It could be that our party of fussy eaters will never touch a menu that doesn’t have some variation of chicken strips and fries, or that I’ve been too tongue tied terrified to throw myself off the edge of Summit Plummet. Or maybe, we just ran out of time. The idea of a bucket list is the things you want to do whilst you still have time to do them. So of course, I had to Disney-fy a bucket list!

When putting together our trips, we always try to include as many new things as possible, and so far, we have never struggled to find new additions or ideas. With our next trip planned for September 2012, I think it’s time to pull out the old ‘Disney Bucket List’ and see what adventures we can add!

I’ve been keeping a Disney Bucket List since our first trip to Disneyland Paris back in 1999, a list of things I never got to do and want to do if I get the chance to go back. Granted, my Disneyland Paris list has come up extremely short over the years; my Walt Disney World list has never stopped growing! I have managed to zip-a-dee-doo-dah my way through much of the list, but, for every item I check off, at least three or more get added on! This is what makes every trip to WDW fresh and exciting, as well as mixing in some of our old favourites and traditions. :-)

Here are just a few things off the list that are more do-able which I hope to check off on my next trip!

 Play a round at Fantasia Gardens!

Take a trip on Characters in Flight!

Survive Summit Plummet!

Attempt the Kitchen Sink at Beaches an Cream!

Try funnel cake!

How many of the above have you already checked off? What’s on your Disney bucket list?


Sunday, 15 January 2012

First post!

Welcome to Saloca in Wonderland!

There are two things in life which I am passionate about. Disney and writing. So I figure it's about time I combine the two and see where I can go with this. To me, Disney is all about dreaming, dreaming to such an extent that those dreams become a reality. This blog is where my Disney dreaming becomes reality, where I can share my thoughts and passion for all things Disney with you, and hopefully fill your day with a little pixie dust and magic.

From holidays in Walt Disney World, to hidden Mickeys in my cereal, this will be my little corner of the web to share my musings with you.