Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort and Campground is a destination within a destination. I have previously posted about how you should really put this resort on your radar. Christmas at Ft. Wilderness Resort and Campground is extra to say the least.
Disney is pure magic. Santa is pure magic. Put them together and it just makes sense! Keep reading to find out where you can meet the big guy and why I think you should fit a Santa visit into your trip.
Pixar Play Zone is the last remaining kids club on Disney property (except for one located at the Swan and Dolphin). Recently the Drennon boys made their first visit to Pixar Play Zone, their third time at a Disney kid club. Read on to find their candid review.
What is Colortopia? Why, I am glad you asked. It is a fun, interactive exhibit presented by Glidden paint and located in the Innoventions pavilion of Epcot. This is a super fun and not-so-crowded attraction. Stay tuned for some reasons to check it out!
RunDisney is the perfect event for anyone wanting to try their hand at running a road race. I am going to give you my honest review of my second RunDisney event. Stick around and check out my video to get a better look at what race weekend really looks like.
There are lots of changes coming to Walt Disney World over the next few years ahead of the 50th anniversary celebration in 2021. If you are anything like me you have been watching and reading a lot about the coming changes and all the construction. Truth be told I’m getting a little nervous. What exactly are the themes of the new resorts?
It is seemingly endless summer here in Florida. This means That as you embrace fall and bundle up, we are still basking in the sun and perfecting our belly flops. Remember, Disney is a great escape from the cold weather!
We were able to visit this pool at the beginning of September 2018, just before it closed for refurbishment. This moderate resort may be the perfect mix of amenities and affordable price. This resort and pool area is a new Drennon family favorite. The feature pool has an amazing Mayan Pyramid water feature and fun water slide.
I think I may have mentioned this before — we love Disney with our kids. However, we also love to escape for a date night, if possible. A monorail crawl is a quick getaway where we can enjoy some of the Disney spots geared towards adults. You may also know that I am mildly obsessed with Disney resorts and what they have to offer.
Maybe you are a runner… maybe you aren’t, but I still think you should pack your sneakers when you come to Orlando. Beside the obvious reasons for comfortable footwear laid out by Rad Dad, you should get your butt out of bed and run! Before you stop reading this, I want to point out that I am not fast, and what I am proposing is a 2-3 mile warm up to your day with pit stops, of course…
Where is Tom Sawyer Island? Maybe you have seen it across the way? Maybe you have wondered about the mysterious island as you bustle past to try to make your FastPass for Splash Mountain. I almost feel like I should stop writing this article because this little slice of Disney past is relatively uncrowded most of the time, like a hidden gem.
The Beach Club
The youngest Drennon has been begging us to take him to ride the pirate slide housed at Disney’s Beach Club Resort for the past several years. This kid loves a good water slide. Actually, this fact is a bit ironic since he hates all rides with any sort of drop in them… even Frozen and Pirates of the Caribbean.
As you may have heard, Disney has begun to offer some free after-hours events at select parks for Annual Passholders called V.I.Passholder events. My family and I were able to attend the first V.I.Passholder night at Epcot. I am going to give you a rundown of the good, bad, and where we went wrong as guests at the event.
Its not a secret. I love to drink things out of a pineapple. Even water. It is just more fun! This is probably what drew me to the Lapu Lapu at the Tambu Lounge at the Polynesian resort. You can read about why I love that lounge here. I am going to share with you how to make this drink at home.
Trust me, I love a good Disney hotel as much as the next gal. If you have been reading any of my posts, first of all, thank you, and second, you know I love a good resort day. However, sometimes you want to hit the parks from rope drop to park close and you really just need a place to sleep. Maybe you don’t want to pay to stay on the monorail loop. Maybe (gasp!!) you want a little less Disney at your hotel. You have options.
According to Disney Parks Blog, a new dining experience is indeed coming to Artist Point. Slated to debut “this winter,” Storybook Dining will immerse guests in a forest-like setting inspired by Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. You will still enjoy the high quality food Artist Point is known for, but with a twist — a prix fixe menu including shared starters, individual entrees, and dessert. Prepare to dine with some of the characters from this story you love including Snow White, Dopey, Grumpy, and even the Evil Queen herself!
Check out the latest episode of the ZADD Crew Podcast, Episode 118, to see if our Crew came close with their predictions for the new re-imagining of this restaurant!
Let us know what you think in the comments. As always, stay tuned to the Blog and Podcast for more information on when reservations will be available!
Thanks to @Mickeys_photographer for the use of her photography for the featured image!
We recently spent some time at the Boneyard at Disney’s Animal Kingdom park. It really is a great place that may get overlooked — maybe people just don’t know it exists! As I basked in the glory of shade and fans, drinking my ice cold water, I decided that this amazing playground deserved its own post.
I have said it before, and I’ll say it again — Do not leave the resort.
Disney has so much to offer and the resorts are no exception. The Drennons are firm believers that you can’t do it all in one trip. We try to slow down and really enjoy the experiences in front of us. If you are spending the money on one of Disney’s resorts, you owe it to yourself to take some time to appreciate more than the lobby. If you missed parts one, two, or three, go back and give them a read.
Pick a festival.. any festival… food booths galore, everyone has a favorite festival. Food and Wine, Festival of the Holidays, Flower and Garden… so many festivals to choose from. When it comes time to visit the festival of the day, you will find this food allergy mom with a printed list of food, a highlighter, and a fine tooth comb.
Ok, my title may be a little dramatic. I am an over-packer. As Edna Mode says “Love favors the prepared.” I know the world won’t end if I forget something. However, I hate spending money on something that I left on the kitchen counter.