Catching Up

Life is full of twists and turns, sometimes leaving very little time for things that are super important to you. It’s simply a life thing. Ours has changed drastically over the past 4 months. Starting with myself taking a part time job. The hope is that I can channel more energy into the blog because I have time to devote to something I love. While still balancing a home, work and a child very involved in competitive gymnastics, IKES!

In January of 2015 we took our first Disney cruise as a family (my 3rd Disney cruise). It was an extraordinary experience. We are now in full out planning mode for our December 2015 trip. I am particular excited about this because it has been years since I was in Disney during the Christmas festivities.

Here are the blog topics that will be coming up in the near future.

1) Disney Cruise Planning 101

2) Disney Cruise Trip Report

3) Disney Cruise Tips and Tricks

4) Magic Kingdom 1 Day Plan

5) Our Planning Process – 180 < Days

6) Our Planning Process – 180 Days

7) Our Planning Process – 180 > Days

Also, be on the lookout for a blog design overhaul and follow along as we go through the planning process leading up to our next trip (127 Days!)

Can’t wait to restart this adventure with you.

– KF

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Are We There Yet?

The mantra, “Are We There Yet?” “Are We There Yet?” keeps repeating itself in my head over and over. The kicker is we haven’t  even left yet! T-minus 4 hours until our Disney vacation starts.

I am going to try, key word try, to post at least once while we are in Disney. However, we are a from park opening to close type of group. We will see how much energy I have at the end of the day. In the mean time I want to tease you with some things we will be blogging about when we get back.

  • New Fantasy Land Opening! I am hoping to see enough to get a feel for the area. Chris will be at the DVC New Fantasyland preview on 11/4 and we will have much more insight then.
  • My opinion of Akershus Royal Hall verse Cinderella Royal Table.
  • My first experience at the Epcot Food and Wine Festival.
  • All Star Sports Resort Review.
  • Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party, is it worth the ticket?

Is there something obscure that is a must do on your list? If so, what is it? I would love to take some time to do something I haven’t thought of yet. Share your insight!

I will leave you with a few picture:

Olivia’s first and second pair of ears.

I have her 2nd pair of ears packed, but I can almost guarantee she will be picking out her 3rd pair next week.

My favorite family shots from the last two trips.

Wish us luck. And have a magical week!

Welcome to the Magical World of Disney!

Welcome to the Magical World of Disney (MWOD)!

If you have taken a second to look through the About MWOD, About Us and the FAQ’s you will be familiar with us and what this blog is for. To quickly recap though, we are devoted to helping people get the most out of their Disney vacation. This will include tips, tricks and general information. The Disney boards are helpful, but can be difficult to navigate. We are intending this to be an easy quick reference guide to Disney vacations.

The first step to any vacation is the planning process. Deciding time of year, how long, how much, where to stay, where to eat, how to get there and if it’s even worth it are questions that will swim through your head. This is where MWOD gets involved, because we promise it is worth it! We will breakdown every step of the planning process. The first key decision and the most difficult is how much you are willing to spend. Your first major expense will be the hotel; therefore it is the first factor to determine in your vacation planning.

The on property hotels range in price greatly, from $82.00 for a value resort during the off season all the way up to $2965.00 a night for a 2 bedroom Grand Suite located in the Grand Floridian’s Royal Palm Club. There are also many mid range options all over the Disney property that you can choose from. In subsequent posts we will be detailing the hotels based on their Disney appointed categories: value, moderate, deluxe and deluxe villa. We will shed some light on the prices and the pros and cons of each option. We will also discuss the advantages and disadvantages of staying on property at Walt Disney World.

Please feel free to check back frequently, ask questions, and post your own opinions whenever we strike a cord. We would love feedback!