10 Tips for Taking a Baby to Disney


We have a 15-month-old son who we have been taking to Walt Disney World since he was 5 months old. He had his first haircut at the Magic Kingdom and it’s truly already his favorite place on earth. His face lights up every time he meets a character and he loves the attractions. We have probably been to Disney with him more than 20 different times including one week-long vacation and another weekend vacation, for his first birthday of course. Now, I realize  (more…)

Disney’s BoardWalk Inn


Disney’s BoardWalk Inn

If you are looking for a Deluxe resort with walking or ferry boat access to two parks with a great pool, restaurants, and entertainment look no further than Disney’s BoardWalk Inn. A smaller sized Disney resort that offers villa’s as well as traditional resort rooms and club level rooms with a turn of the century shoreside Atlantic City theme. You can party all night on the BoardWalk or relax out on the BoardWalk deck with a firework view before heading to bed early for an early park day!

Check out our video from our recent stay at Disney’s BoardWalk Inn for a room tour and more!

Resort Amenities

Three Pools. The feature pool, Luna Park Pool features large slide, hot tub, kiddie pool, water play area, pool bar, and children’s playground.
Muscles & Bustles Health Club
Dundry’s Sundries
Screen Door General Store
Thimbles and Threads
Disney’s Character Carnival
Wyland Galleries
Bike Rentals
Movies Under the Stars
Water Sports (available at the Yacht Club marina, across Crescent Lake from the BoardWalk)
Jogging Trail
Nightlife: Guests over age 21 can enjoy Jellyrolls, a bar with dueling pianos and audience sing-alongs or Atlantic Dance Hall, a nightclub that plays songs from the ‘80s, ‘90s and today.
Self service laundry facilities
Valet laundry service
Salon/barber services
Valet parking
Overnight Self-Parking
Ice Machines
Room Service
Business Center
Community Hall with activities, games and DVD rentals
Multiple Restaurants:  Flying Fish Cafe, Trattoria al Forno, ESPN Club, Big River Grille and Brewing Works, BoardWalk Bakery, BoardWalk Pizza Window, BoardWalk To Go, and Ample Hills Creamery
Multiple Bars and Lounges: AbracadaBAR, Belle Vue Lounge, Leaping Horse Libations,  BoardWalk Joe’s
Disney Bus (or Ferry) Transportation Between BoardWalk Inn and Disney Destinations

The Beach Club, Yacht Club, Swan and Dolphin resorts have dining opportunities within easy walking distance.

Room Amenities

Two queen-sized beds or, upon request, one king-sized bed
Sleeper-style loveseat
Table with two chairs
Full-length mirror
WiFi wireless Internet access
Flat-panel TV
Mini fridge
Coffee Maker
Ironing board and iron
Hair dryer
Digital thermostat
In-room safe
H2O-brand shampoo, conditioner, body wash, and bar soap

Available upon request, subject to availability
Bed Boards/Rails
Crib: Pack ‘n Play

Have you stayed at Disney’s BoardWalk Inn or Villa’s? What did you think? Tell us in the comments!

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Disney Resorts For runDisney Races


So, you’ve signed up to run in a runDisney race. You’re training, you’re planning what you will wear, you’ve asked for time off work, now you need to book somewhere to stay and start planning the Disney part of your runDisney race. There are many options for where to stay on any Disney vacation including when you’re running in a race. I went over all the perks to staying on site in a previous post, so which Disney resort is right  (more…)

Thanksgiving at Disney World


We spent Thanksgiving at Walt Disney World and I have to say it wasn’t nearly as crowded as I anticipated. Our extended family of 9 from ages 0-over 60 had a wonderful time and we are already planning on doing it again next year. Check out my video of our vacation below and some tips for planning a Thanksgiving trip to Disney World!

Tips for a Disney Thanksgiving

Eat in Disney Springs

On Thanksgiving Day. Disney Springs was the perfect place to eat for a great Thanksgiving meal. You don’t need a theme park ticket, there are a ton of restaurant options most of which offered a Thanksgiving special, parking is free, and the shops are open! It’s really the ideal Thanksgiving situation. We ate at the Boathouse and I would highly recommend eating there. We also ate at Raglan Road on Black Friday and again I’d recommend that as a great second choice option. Both offered Thanksgiving specials.

Check Crowd Calendars

If you do visit a park on Thanksgiving go to Hollywood Studios… well unless Star Wars Land opens before next Thanksgiving. Just go online and check crowd calendars before you go! We did this and my husband and I decided to go to Hollywood Studios on Thanksgiving night and that park was not crowded AT ALL! We got on Slinky Dog Dash in under an hour and were almost front row for Jingle Bell Jam. I am not sure where everyone was, but they weren’t in Hollywood Studios!

Visit Disney Springs for Black Friday

Disney Springs offers great Black Friday deals if you do want to shop. I got a great deal on a pair of shoes at Sanuk and we had an amazing meal on the patio at Raglan Road. By the way, the patio is first, come first serve so don’t be afraid to show up without a reservation. Even on this busy weekend we did and walked right up to sit at the outdoor bar! World Of Disney was a bit busier than usual, but really nothing compared to a normal mall on Black Friday.

Beware the Magic Kingdom

Magic Kingdom will be busy. I’m assuming on Thanksgiving day this is where everyone was and by Saturday it still was where everyone was. Magic Kingdom was packed, but we used an early morning pre-park opening breakfast to help us out. It was the perfect plan because we got to see most of Fantasyland in the early morning hours! We did not get to ride anything without a Fast Pass though, so be prepared for the park to be busy! We watched shows, met characters and enjoyed the park instead of waiting in lines.

Enjoy Christmas Decor

During Thanksgiving, Disney is already decorated for Christmas. There will not be really anything themed for Thanksgiving use the Christmas decor to your advantage instead. Visit some of the resorts to see the Christmas trees, take photos with characters in their holiday attire, and go see the fabulous Christmas themed shows! We got lots of great photos for our Christmas cards with plenty of time to order them and without paying a photographer!

Book Early

Book everything WAYYYYY in advance! I booked all our dining and Fast Passes as soon as I could. This is the way to go anytime you visit Disney, but even more so during the holidays! For Thanksgiving, restaurants will fill up 180 days in advance and Fast Passes will go in the blink of an eye on the 60-day mark. If you are staying offsite, know you might be limited on the Fast Passes you can get since you cannot book Fast Passes until 30 days prior.

If you go for Thanksgiving at Walt Disney World, I really think you will have a wonderful time! Have you been to Disney for Thanksgiving before? What did you think? Let me know in the comments!

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The Haunted Mansion at Walt Disney World


When the crypt doors creak and the tombstones quake….. grim grinning ghosts come out to socialize!

This song will be forever stuck in your head after riding The Haunted Mansion in the Magic Kingdom at Walt Disney World! One of my childhood favorites, this attraction takes you on a Doom Buggy journey through the mansion with your Ghost Host (more…)

Epcot International Food & Wine Festival 2018


We have been able to visit Epcot’s International Food & Wine Festival twice during 2018! Check out our videos to see what we did on our first two trips and stay posted for more information about this year’s foodie festival and what we loved.

DIY Minnie Pocket Monogrammed Shirt


Disney monograms are kinda my jam. I’m a big Disney fan. That’s probably an understatement, I basically live and breath Minnie Mouse and go to my favorite mouse house, Walt Disney World, as often as I can (like once a month or more). I buy plenty of Disney merch, but I love to customize and create my own. This monogrammed (more…)

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