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.
Having flown home from Disney a week ago (as of the publication of this post), I am right in the thick of the Post Disney Blues. My best plan to combat these blues is usually to plan my next Disney trip obsessively, but that’s not in the cards right now with an Aulani honeymoon already penned in for next year. Instead, I’ll do my best to relive my trip and remember every tiny detail. You folks — my lucky audience — get to come along with me. On day 1 of my last trip, Ben and I enjoyed dinner at Citricos, and it was magnificent.
I am EXTREMELY pleased and excited to announce that — drum roll please — the ZADD Crew Blog has a WDW Trip Calculator!!! Yayyyyy!!!! What is a Disney trip calculator?? Well, I am so glad you asked! This little tool will help make the process of planning a Disney vacation sooo much easier!! Here at the ZADD Crew Blog, that’s something that we all really want to do — help make your Disney vacation easier to plan and more enjoyable!
For most people, photography is strictly casual, which means they’re likely shooting nearly everything on their smartphones as it happens. This is fine, of course, if the moment is something worth remembering, but you don’t necessarily foresee it becoming a future cherished memory — like the time you accidentally gave your toddler dog food instead of cereal. However, vacations (Disney trips, in particular) tend to be events we’d like to look back on fondly, so why not create some images that you can look back at, uh, fondly, even if you’re just using a smartphone.
Christmas in Disney has to be on some kind of ultimate Christmas list, right? For me, it was on my bucket list and now I can officially cross it off and tell you all about it! During our time at the parks this holiday season, we attended Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party and were able to cross that off the list, too! If you want to know more about this special event and our personal experience, keep reading.
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.
At first thought, few things seem more magically perfect than spending Christmas in Walt Disney World. There’s a chill in the air, but Florida is still mercifully warm compared to those parts of the world blanketed in snow; sparkling decorations glitter on every surface; Mickey and Minnie are in their holiday garb — what more could you want? Last year, I experienced Disney twice during the holiday season — December 1-3 and December 26-30 — and let me tell you…visiting that week between Christmas and New Years was a unique experience.
Being a mom of a preschooler is probably the most fun things ever! Don’t get me wrong, it can be hard sometimes. But the good outweighs the bad by about 1000 times. And honestly, taking a preschooler to Disney World might be the best thing ever! This age is so fun and so magical! So, imagine how much more fun and even more magical it can be while at Disney World! Hopefully, with this article, I can make you stop what you are doing and book a Disney vacation with your preschooler right away!
The number one complaint about Disney parks I always hear from non-Disney-obsessed people is that they’re too crowded. The number of people in the parks at any given time is oppressive, and it makes enjoying yourself a near impossibility. False. But while I can’t magically erase a person’s agoraphobia (or, more specifically, enochlophobia), I can perhaps point out a few reasons that the crowds aren’t as bad as you might think.
We’ve covered this before over on the ZADD Crew Podcast, but a question Disney veterans get asked a lot is what to take into the parks with them. When you hear the term “park bag,” this is what we are referring to. I’m a newbie to a lot of Disney experiences, but my park bag has become more consistent in the last five years. Today, we will discuss what’s in my very own Disney park bag.
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.
Happy Thanksgiving everyone!!! I have to say, I feel just a little blasphemous for posting on Thanksgiving, and going full steam ahead about Christmas. Make sure you take a moment today to spend time with those you love and reflect on the things you’re thankful for. Then, tomorrow, use this list to not-so-casually drop hints for those loved ones to pick up some magical, Disney Christmas gifts!!
Disney World is magical, exciting, happy, fun, wonderful, and so many other positive feelings rolled into one. For many, it’s what people call “Home.” But, Disney World can also be overwhelming, hectic, and a little crazy — especially when you have kids. Taking a break is always something I advise people to do when they are on their Disney vacation. For some people, that is very hard to do because in their minds, they are thinking, “I spend all of my hard earned money on this vacation. I am not going to spend it doing nothing.” And believe me, I get it, but I feel that if you don’t take a break in the middle of your trip, you and your family might end up feeling run down and tired, and then that’s a waste too. You need a break from the heat, crowds, and all of that walking around. You don’t need to take a full day off. Maybe an afternoon one day is just what your family needs. Either way, a break is needed. Here are some ideas that you can do on your “rest day.”
As a family of four, we all have our own (very strong) opinions about our favorite place, so it seems only fitting that I share the spotlight a bit with the Rad Girls who make up three quarters of the Rad Fam. What follows is Rad Mom’s comprehensive guide to Walt Disney World, with some of my own clarifications sprinkled in for continuity and irreverence.
You’ve probably heard that ‘Ohana means family, but to me, it means a happy heart and a full belly. I may still be a newbie at a lot of Disney dining stops, but so far, ‘Ohana takes the cake (or bread pudding). From the service, to the food and the atmosphere, it has become a must-do in the McDonald household. Keep reading to find out why.
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!
Since I’m not a Florida local, I’m constantly on the lookout for Disney magic closer to home. It seems as if the powers that be heard my cries because, back in September, the exhibit “Winnie-the-Pooh: Exploring a Classic” opened at the Museum of Fine Arts right in Boston. This past week, I finally made it over, and it was just as adorable and magical as you’d imagine.
Sorcerers of the Magic Kingdom is something that my family has only just recently started to get into. I have heard about it before, but never really looked into it. I honestly thought it was just another thing that Disney wanted us to fork money over to, because a Disney vacation isn’t expensive enough, right? Well, I was very wrong! Turns out, this is a FREE activity. Not only is it free, but its acttualy a lot of fun! My 4-year-old son (and 27-year-old husband) had a blast running around Magic Kingdom on our last trip playing this game. In this article, I will explain what it is, how it works, and why I think you should do this on your next Disney trip!
What makes a great ride? Despite the fact that we all have different favorites and different criteria for determining those favorites, I believe that there are a few overlapping characteristics that most people look for in a great ride. And I think the PeopleMover checks off all of those boxes.
Many of us are Disney fanatics. Chances are, if you’re reading this post, you are one of them. In my case, I became a huge Disney fan at a young age when I started traveling to Walt Disney World with family. My husband, Doug, has the same story. Sometimes, Disney fanatics find each other and become an item. This process can tend to create Disney couples and the question I want to answer today is how Doug and I became one of them!