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Sorcerers of the Magic Kingdom

Posted by on Oct 13, 2015

by Road Trip Diva   We need you sorcerer! When you are a Florida resident and literally go to a park each weekend it can get a little, how should I say this, stale? I know that gasps of shock are making your whole body shudder right now. I don’t mean to say that I don’t love Disney with every fiber of my heart; I just mean that sometimes I like to look past the big expertly themed attractions, and wildly colorful, entertaining parades & shows to find some magic in the little things. In each park I like to see what is offered that will push me off the...

Experiencing the Lilly Belle

Posted by on Oct 12, 2015

by Pin Trading Diva     The Disneyland Railroad and its’ trains provide a unique perspective on the park and can be a great way to fill up your day. However, there are couple perks of riding the rails in a special way. For instance there is the option of “riding the tender” or riding upfront with the engineer of the train for a round around the park. This is a must do for any train enthusiast. Another exclusive experience on Disney Trains is riding the Lilly Belle, a separate car named after Lillian Disney. Here is some info on how the Lilly Belle came to be and the...

Riding the Rails at Disneyland

Posted by on Oct 11, 2015

by Pin Trading Diva Whether it’s to get off of your feet, take a break from the heat, or change pace for a while – you’re Disney trip just isn’t complete until you’ve hopped aboard the Disneyland Railroad. Sure it can be relaxing to sit on this moving bench for a bit, but with such a rich and interesting history waiting at every stop, the now 60 year old track can take you back to prehistoric times and into the future as if you were riding the rails with Walt himself! Walt was always a lover of trains ever since he was young, and would wave to his Uncle...

So You Wanna Be a Disney World Passholder?

Posted by on Oct 10, 2015

By Minnie Diva If you’re thinking about jumping the gun and buying a Disney World Annual Pass, then this is the article for you! Let’s address the elephant in the room: Annual Passes are expensive. Crazy expensive. And if you’re the Disney average, a family of 4, the price can climb quickly. As of right now, Annual Passes are priced at $654 for non-Florida residents, and $563 for Florida residents. Keep in mind these are Annual Passes, not Seasonal or Premium. There’s lots of factors to consider before buying one of those golden tickets, and I’m here to discuss them all. First, you’re probably wondering how to go about...

5 Reasons To Visit Disneyland During the Fall Season

Posted by on Oct 9, 2015

By Pin Trading Diva Leaves are falling, the smell of pumpkin spice is in the air, and everything is tinted in an orange and brown color scheme – we all know what that means – Fall is here! The season is upon us and Disneyland is in full celebration, making it a special time to be in the park. With pumpkins being scattered around and festivities for Halloween fast approaching, here are just  5 of the many reasons to visit Disneyland during the Fall this year! Decorations: If you’ve noticed the GIANT Mickey Pumpkin on Main Street, then you are aware that Disney likes to decorate! Main Street is...

Throwback Thursday: Bringing Back Disney Sunday Nights

Posted by on Oct 8, 2015

By Pink Diva Growing up Sunday nights meant three things.  One, my mom was doing all the ironing for the week.  Two, we were headed back to school on Monday.  Three, Disney presented a movie or a special at 7:00pm.  We made sure we were clean, in our pajama’s and in front of the tv with our snack promptly by 6:55pm.  My sister and I didn’t want to miss Tinker Bell flying across the screen or Walt introducing this weeks Wonderful World of Disney program. The Wonderful World of Disney started back in October of 1954 running the hour-long The Disneyland Story.  It was shown on a Wednesday night....

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...