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Football Sunday at ESPN Club

Posted by on Oct 7, 2015

by Beauty & the Beast Diva Fall is my favorite time of year, at home and at Walt Disney World. The foliage, the decorations, the perfect weather, but most of all, FOOTBALL. Being from New England (but a Giants fan) we take our football very seriously. Sundays are a football day of obligation for us, and being in Disney is no excuse not to fulfill this most wonderful of all days. I fully enjoy taking time away from the park to enjoy a little football when I’m visiting Disney, and the BEST place to do it is the ESPN Club at the Boardwalk Hotel. Now I can tell you this-...

Night of Joy 2015 Review and What to Expect in 2016

Posted by on Oct 6, 2015

by Fairy Diva Just after 1:00 a.m., on September 12, I walked toward the exit of Walt Disney World’s Magic Kingdom Park. I was surrounded by people headed for the same destination, despite the late (I mean, early) hour. As we walked down Main Street U.S.A., the song God’s Not Dead blasted through the sound system of the park. Around me, hundreds of people, some very young, some teens, some older, walked side by side, smiles on their faces, chanting along with the song. This ended my first experience at Disney’s Night of Joy, a two night concert event featuring some of the most popular Christian contemporary artists. I...

Remy’s Ratatouille Hide & Squeak during Epcot’s International Food & Wine Festival

Posted by on Oct 5, 2015

By Pink Diva It’s not hard to get excited about Epcot’s International Food & Wine Festival.  Delicious food, wine, and beer from all over the world in one place.  But what if you have the kids with you?  They may not be as excited to try the delicacies from the different countries.  Get the in the spirit by going on Remy’s Ratatouille Hide & Squeak. Remy’s Ratatouille Hide & Squeak is a fun game where Remy is hiding all around the World Showcase with his favorite ingredients.  To get the full experience (and find all the ingredients!) you need to purchase a map and sticker pack.  Each pack is...

A Diva Not-So-Scary Halloween Contest

Posted by on Oct 5, 2015

by Tangled Diva You guessed it, it is contest time again on the Diva Page! It is Fall, one of my favorite times on the year!  And, you know what Fall means – Halloween!!!  Are you having trouble finding a costume for your little one?  You see a cute costume and then pick it up only to find that it will barely cover your 8 year old’s bottom?  I mean, really?  Who puts their child in some of these costumes that are out there.  “Sexy” and “Size 6x” should never be on the same costume!  If you’ve been through this, then our next contest is definitely for you.  We...

Video Sunday: Rider Swap at Walt Disney World

Posted by on Oct 4, 2015

It’s the first Sunday of the month which means we have a great video tip for you! This month’s video offers you tips about the Rider Swap Program. If you are traveling with children who do not meet the height requirements, but you still want to ride those attractions, consider the Rider Swap Program! Disney Diva is here to tell you how it all...

It’s Here! Disney’s Armed Forces Salute has been renewed for 2016.

Posted by on Oct 3, 2015

by Military Diva   Can you hear me yelling from my rooftop? DISNEY HAS RENEWED IT’S ARMED FORCES SALUTE OFFER FOR 2016!! Disney, you are Amazing! For most years post 9/11, Disney has offered discounts to of our military community .  Their Armed Forces Salute offer, which is one of the steepest discounts offered to the military, has made Disney vacations possible for many families. Without this discount or the consideration for our specific travel needs, most would not be able to make these trips. You see, members of the public often understand the stress of deployments and the absence of a family member.  But what most don’t see are the...

Epcot’s World Showcase Wine Walk: Disney Magic for Wine Lovers

Posted by on Oct 2, 2015

by Disney Magic Diva Like many people, whenever I visit Walt Disney World Resort I always intend to spend time leisurely wandering around the World Showcase in Epcot, soaking in all the different cultures and cuisines. And like many people, no matter how well-intentioned my plans are, it seldom happens. Generally the grandkids are with us, and we tend to spend the majority of our time in Magic Kingdom. But recently the little ones stayed home with their parents, and we traveled with our adult sons. It was a perfect time to enjoy the more grown-up aspects of Walt Disney World Resort. One particularly fun adventure was the World...

Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party Review at Disney World

Posted by on Oct 1, 2015

By JollyFrogger Diva I am going to start off with a confession I love all things Halloween. In fact, my love for Halloween is almost as strong as my love for Disney.  Surprisingly, however, it wasn’t until adulthood that I visited Disney World during Halloween season. It was amazing, of course, since it combined two of my favorite things, and has become one of our favorite times to visit.   If you’re going to be at Walt Disney World in late September, any time in October, or the first couple days of November, I strongly recommend checking to see if there is going to be a Mickey’s Not So...

A Review of Our Disney Home: Saratoga Springs Resort

Posted by on Sep 30, 2015

by Pixie Dusted Diva Welcome Home! As Disney Vacation Club (DVC) owners, Saratoga Springs Resort is our Disney home. However, the resort is not only for Disney Vacation Club owners, anyone can stay here. When Disney offers cash discounts on rooms, the villas typically end up with the largest discount. Just ask our Travel Agent Diva Leslie for a quote!  Saratoga Springs has easily become one of our favorite Disney resorts,  as the feel brings us back to our real New England home. Since Saratoga Springs is a DVC resort, the rooms are divided into categories that include studios, one bedroom villas and two bedroom villas. The deluxe studio sleeps...

Meeting Rare Characters at Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party

Posted by on Sep 29, 2015

by Soarin’ Diva Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party is held two to three times a week, from 7pm-12am. This year, the first party began on September 15 and runs through November 1. This party is a great opportunity to meet those rare characters that you don’t normally see out at meet and greets during the day. The first time we attended Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party was in 2012.  Our main goal that year was to meet the elusive Seven Dwarfs from Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs.  At the time, Seven Dwarfs Mine Train had not been built yet, so the Dwarfs were meeting next to...

Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party With Teens and Tweens

Posted by on Sep 28, 2015

by Soarin’ Diva I have two sons, one is 15 and the other 12. Celebrating Halloween with teens and tweens can be tricky, they are right there in between youth and grown-up, yet in their minds, they are adults (yeah, right, we REAL adults know better.) For the past two years, we have attended Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party (commonly shortened to MNSSHP) at Walt Disney World. The MNSSHP is geared toward every age group, so everyone can enjoy it.  Though you can go ahead and grab your bracelet (which proves you have paid for your party ticket) at 4pm, the party officially begins at 7pm and ends...

Thinking About DVC? Here are 5 things to consider.

Posted by on Sep 27, 2015

by Fancy Free Diva Like a lot of you parents out there, I often go a little overboard when it comes to Christmas. I always start buying gifts in January, hitting all the after-holiday sales, and things steadily pile up in the guest room closet. I keep adding to the stash every time the Disney Store has a great sale or I see something fantastic for my children (or that I want for myself, but that I use them as an excuse so that I can feel justified in buying). I even squirreled away some souvenirs from our Disney trip in August and saved them for Christmas. And sure,...

2016 Walt Disney World Discounts Come out Monday September 28th!

Posted by on Sep 27, 2015

 by Travel Agent Diva   Walt Disney World released 2016 Room Only and Play, Stay & Dine package discounts to Disney Visa cardholders a few days ago and those will go public to non-card holders on Monday the 28th.  Here’s what you can expect, and what you need to know:   Savings are offered for stays most nights January 2nd – April 13th, 2016.  Unlike previous offers, your entire stay needs to be within those dates.  You can no longer check in on the last day and get the benefit of the discount for the rest of your stay like they used to allow you to do.   The excluded...

New Disneyland Band Debuts for the 60th Anniversary Celebration

Posted by on Sep 26, 2015

by Pin Trading Diva July 17th brought about a big change for Disneyland. Amongst the glitz and glamour of the 60th Anniversary a new and improved Disneyland Band marched its way into the park. This modern twist on the classic group that dominated Disneyland since opening day has had a wide array of reactions from guests – with mine being a on a more positive note. Armed with crisp white uniforms, with just a touch of blue and sparkle for the Diamond Anniversary, these spritely and spirited new Band Members have transformed the performance era for Disneyland. While the “Originals” of the Disneyland Band, some having been there for...

Create a Magical Memory at Walt Disney World’s Harmony Barber Shop

Posted by on Sep 25, 2015

by Disney Magic Diva My family has been to Walt Disney World many times, and for many different reasons.  Christmas festivities, school choir trips, celebrating the new millennium, Star Wars weekend, runDisney events, Halloween parties, birthdays, graduations, weddings, and even just for no reason!  But probably the most frivolous reason we made the 1,400 mile journey is for a haircut.  Leave it to Disney to put extraordinary magic in such an ordinary event! Children (and adults alike!) can enjoy a haircut at the Harmony Barber Shop on Main Street, USA in Magic Kingdom Park. Located just inside the front gates next to the fire station, Harmony Barber Shop is...