EPCOT Flower and Garden Festival

Taste of EPCOT International Flower &...

I grew up visiting Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida, every few years, staying in the classic hotels – the Polynesian and Contemporary Resorts – wearing my oversized plastic sunglasses and hypercolor t-shirts, making sure my keds were bright white and vacation pic ready. My favorite WDW memories, however, are of my first visits with…

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Star Wars Month Celebration Winner

Congratulations to Tiffany S., winner of the Star Wars Month Celebration Giveaway! Baby Yoda and Classic Yoda are headed your way, Tiffany. Enjoy!

Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser at Walt Disney World Resort in Florida will invite guests aboard the Halcyon, a starcruiser known throughout the galaxy for its impeccable service and exotic destinations. When they arrive onboard, guests will step into the ship’s main deck Atrium to begin their journey through a galaxy far, far away. (Disney/Lucasfilm)

Disney’s Star Wars: Galactic Cr...

If your family loves Disney and Star Wars as much as mine does, I’m quite certain that for the last couple of years, you’ve heard the following echoing through your home: “But when will the Star Wars hotel open??” With the release of the final three movies in the Star Wars saga and the opening…

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Disney’s New Riviera Resort

Disney’s new Riviera Resort, a Disney Vacation Club property, is now open to guests! Earlier this month, I had the opportunity to visit Disney’s Riviera Resort to get a sneak peek at the magic. My family is traveling to the World later this month, and I was so impressed with the Riviera Resort that I…

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Rise of the Resistance Virtual Queue FAQ

Since the opening of Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance at Galaxy’s Edge in Disney’s Hollywood Studios on December 5, there has been epic level anxiety over the ride boarding groups, otherwise known as the virtual queue. Friends, I am with you! My family is heading to the parks over the holidays, and while I got to…

Disney guests will traverse the corridors of a Star Destroyer and join an epic battle between the First Order and the Resistance - including a face-off with Kylo Ren - when Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance opens Dec. 5, 2019 at Walt Disney World Resort in Florida and Jan. 17, 2020 at Disneyland Resort in California. At 14 acres each, Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge at Disneyland Park and Disney's Hollywood Studios is Disney's largest single-themed land expansion ever. (Joshua Sudock/Disney Parks)

Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance ...

Earlier this month I had the opportunity to visit Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge at Disney’s Hollywood Studios in Orlando, Florida, to preview the new attraction, Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance. Now I’m bringing Resourceful Mommy readers everything they need to know before they go. Where is Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance? Star Wars: Rise of…

Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge at Night

Giveaway! Star Wars Month Celebration

Happy Star Wars Month! Right now there is a laminated Millennium Falcon pulled monorail cruising around my kitchen doorway, counting my family down to our first family trip to Walt Disney World in four years. Four years! When we were last there as a family, my son could still eat off of the kids’ menu…

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(Re)Creating Memories at Walt Disney ...

Full Disclosure – I am the person who rolls her eyes and clicks away every time the “You Only Have 18 Summers” memes make a resurgence. After all, I’m forty-one years old and I still vacation with my parents. I tend to think that preemptively panicking about my children growing up and moving away is some next…

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What’s Next at Walt Disney Worl...

Today is Monday the 26th of August, otherwise known in my home as The Day to Sort Through D23 Expo Announcements. via GIPHY Last week some of the luckiest people on the planet came together in Anaheim, California, to celebrate all things Disney, including learning about what’s next for Disney Parks, Disney Cruise Line, and…

Epcot flower and garden festival

Doing Disney World Solo

I first visited Walt Disney World in 1981 at the tender - and clearly impressionable age - of three. We luaued, we Hoop-Dee-Dooed, and we rode It's a Small World more times than is probably healthy or appropriate for any small child. There were several more trips to the World sprinkled throughout my childhood, but...
Disney Wonder Refurbished Staterooms

A Kid’s Three Can’t-Miss ...

It’s always fun to interview your kids after vacation and learn about their favorite parts of a trip. When we visit Walt Disney World for the first time, we thought their favorite parts would be the parks or the characters. Instead, they told us our days spent poolside were their favorite. This time, I asked…

The Wonder of the Disney Wonder

A few weeks before our cruise on board the newly reimagined Disney Wonder, I sat down with my daughter to figure out what our must-see activities would be while we were onboard: “Should we reserve a time to meet the princesses?” “No. I don’t care about princesses anymore, mama.” She’s only eight years old, but…

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The Day I Became a Disney Pin Collector

Last month my daughter and I flew to Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida, on her 11th birthday to learn more about what it means to be a tween visiting Disney Parks (more to come!). I first took my princess to Walt Disney World when she was four years old, the focus on a schedule…

Disney's Polynesian Resort

The Next Chapter in Disney’s Po...

My Polynesian Resort story began in 1981. I was a Minnie Mouse loving three year old the first time I stayed at Disney’s Polynesian Resort with my best buddy Bun Bun in tow. I still remember two of my favorite treasures from that visit – a shell necklace and a floral lei – as well…

5 Ways Disney Parks Push Me to Be a B...

If we’re being honest, we all know that family vacations tend to include more than their fair share of stress. Add a couple overtired children to that stress, and what you’ve got is a recipe for parenting disaster. My husband and I have traveled to Walt Disney World Resort enough times now to be able to do so without…

What Disney Parks Taught Me About My ...

Before we took our kids to Walt Disney World Resort for the first time in 2008, this is what I thought I knew about my children: My four-year-old daughter was quiet, intelligent, timid, sweet, and loved Disney princesses. My two-year-old son was brazen, a dare-devil, and I hoped he would someday get into college on a football…