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8 Items to Add to Your Disney Park Bag ASAP

If you’re anything like me, you probably think a lot about what to pack for your vacation, but don’t necessarily always bring the items you actually need into the parks. I have a thorough Disney packing list saved in my phone and rarely forget something we need for vacation. On the other hand, I often find myself hustling out of ...

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Disney Readers Will Love This Adventurous New Fantasy

If you’re a Disney fanatic who loves exciting fantasy movies like ‘Lord of the Rings’ and ‘Eragon‘ combined with the charmingly vibrant world of middle-grade stories like “Fablehaven” or Disney princess adventures like ‘Brave‘, then the recently-released book “The Raven Heir” will be right up your alley! With a vivid plot that revolves around “a set of magical triplets, two ...

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Top 10 Classic Disney Attractions of All Time

Cinderella Castle

What Makes a Classic? There are some Walt Disney World Rides, past and present, that most folks would consider true classics. Attractions come and go over the years, and a few of the Parks’ classic attractions no longer exist in their original forms, but they still hold a special spot in history. What makes us think of an attraction as ...

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15 Inventions Walt Disney Missed That We Wish He Could See

There’s no doubt that the world lost a true innovator, dreamer, and pioneer on December 15 ,1966, when Walter Elias Disney died.  Walt was infinitely passionate about innovation, and I often find myself wondering what he would think about the world we live in now.  Would he love his theme parks and marvel at the modern-day technological wonders of the ...

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Fun Facts About Disney-Pixar’s Coco

Pixar's Coco

While many of us are currently consumed with thoughts about Halloween, there’s another more popular holiday that’s celebrated in Mexico as well as in various other Spanish-speaking nations throughout the Americas. It’s el Día de los Muertos, or “Day of the Dead” in English. Officially beginning each year on the eve of October 31st and lasting through November 2nd, this ...

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Flying with Kids: How to Keep Them Happy on the Plane

I remember the first time we flew with our then 17-month old. I was a complete ball of nerves, and I remember being so focused on hoping he wouldn’t cry and “bother people” that I couldn’t think of anything else. As it turns out, traveling with a toddler, then pre-schooler, and now an elementary school student (cue tears) isn’t as ...

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The Best Non-Human Characters in Star Wars

There are so many human Star Wars characters that it’s easy to forget about the alien variety. After all, the faraway galaxy is made up of countless star systems, each with their own vast number of planets, with most of them inhabited by different sentient alien races. And there are so many – Wookie, Trandoshan, Twi’lek, Togruta, Gungan, Hutt, Ugnaught, ...

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The Circle of Life: How The Land Before Time Inspired The Lion King

The age-old tale of an orphaned character undertaking a perilous journey is something we’ve become pretty familiar with over the decades. And Disney is no stranger to such story-telling structures, with the likes of The Jungle Book and The Lion King being only two examples out of many. They all seem to feature animals too – which is an extremely ...

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7 Brilliant Bunnies From the Disneyverse

The Disneyverse is filled with all sorts of animals, and there are several of each species that span the countless movies and TV shows. In fact, it’s the animal characters that tend to make up the better part of Disney’s population. But what is it about anthropomorphic animals that we love so much? Don’t worry, we’re not here to psycho-analyze ...

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Worth the Splurge? Why Disney Deluxe Resorts Stand Out

Walt Disney World Resort is home to many amazing Resort hotels. The Resorts are categorized into three tiers: Value, Moderate, and Deluxe. All of them have convenient transportation to the Parks, fun themes, and fun touches in their decor. You probably don’t need too much convincing to want to stay in the top-tier Deluxe accommodations, but the decision of whether ...

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