blissdom and disney 063

Disney Social Media Moms Celebration ...

I don’t know if it’s the Minnie ears on my head, or the unexpected burst of snow that blasted through my town last night, but I woke up this morning ready to hop on the next flight to Orlando.    With the Disney Social Media Moms Celebration just over a week away, I’ve been answering…

New Toy Story Short – Hawaiian ...

Periodically my son will ask me when there’s going to be a new Toy Story movie, and every time I answer, “Probably never,” I feel like the worst mom in the world.  Sometimes he accepts his fate and walks away, but other times we have to revisit the length of the series franchise, the plot…

ANDY'S ROOM IN DISNEY'S OCEANEER CLUB ON THE DISNEY DREAM

Disney’s Oceaneer Club and Ocea...

In all of our travels to Disney, we have never enrolled our children in any of the kids club activities partly because they did not fit into our time schedule, and partly because our children were not both old enough to participate as drop-offs.  My own memories of traveling as a child always include these…

disneytownsquaretheater

Mickey Mouse Fastpass and Disney Juni...

Keeping up with the many changes at Walt Disney World can feel like a full time job, but two recent announcements in particular were so exciting that I had to share them with all of you.  Many fans of Toontown have been concerned about finding opportunities to meet the Princesses, Fairies, and Mickey and the…

Why Justin Bieber Makes Me Cry

No, I don’t have the fever.  The Bieber Fever. Once I got past the solid six months or so of being aggravated by the screaming girls and the insane hair when Justin Bieber first reached super-stardom, thus taking over every news program, talk show, and magazine, I was able to step back and appreciate what…

whydisney5

Why Disney? Quality Time

In the spring of 2009 I wrote a post titled “Why Disney?”  I wondered why other Twitter users loved Walt Disney World as much as my family, so I asked the question to them, posting their answers later in the day.  Every time my family visits Disney, be it a quick getaway or a solid…

DisneyDreamWDTheatre

Believe on the Disney Dream

There is so much that I hope to tell you about my family’s experience on the Disney Dream‘s Christening Cruise, but even the highlights cannot fit into one post.  Over the next couple of weeks, I’ll be sharing some of our favorite moments and features with you, starting with the musical production, Believe. While there…

fantasylandexpansiondumbo

Walt Disney World: What’s Next

Last week as part of the Disney Dream Christening Cruise event, I had the honor of attending a media briefing in the Magic Kingdom.  Last spring I was excited to be able to tell you about the upcoming Disney Dream, the Fantasyland Expansion, Mobile Magic, and the Summer Nightastic at Walt Disney World, and I…

AquaDuck

Disney Dreaming: Disney Dream Quick F...

Over the last couple of days, I have been learning all about the newest ship in the Disney Cruise Lines fleet of amazing vessels, and while I will have many more images and videos to share with you next week, I wanted to give you a taste of all that the Disney Dream has to…

DisneyDream

Disney Dreaming: Dream Christening Li...

Tomorrow morning at approximately 10:40 a.m. ET, the Disney Dream will be christened in Port Canaveral, Florida, and shortly thereafter head out to sea on its christening voyage.  I will be present for this event and you can be, too, thanks to the livestreaming provided by the Disney Cruise Line!  To watch the entire ceremony…

AmyClarkDisney

Disney Dreaming: Disney, One Child at...

I have had the unique experience of spending time in Walt Disney World without my children, with my husband and our children, and with my parents joining my nuclear family as well.  Each trip brought a unique perspective and had its own special moments.  I enjoyed explaining the history of the Spectro Magic Parade to…

Disney Dreaming: Wild Africa Trek

This week I will have the absolute honor of being among the first passengers on the new Disney Dream, part of the Disney Cruise Line.  As part of the Christening Cruise, I will be joining members of the media and celebrities as this incredible new ship is christened and heads out to sea with passengers…

Best of Resourceful Disney: Tips for ...

As I enjoy this holiday season with my family, I’d like to share some of my favorite posts from 2010… One statement that I frequently hear from those asking me for Disney vacation planning tips is, “I know I really need to wait until the kids are older for them to enjoy it.” This couldn’t…

Best of Resourceful Disney: The Four ...

As I enjoy this holiday season with my family, I’d like to share some of my favorite posts from 2010… In Winter the World tells us Christmas is here, With holly and garland on each Mickey ear. Hot cocoa and brownies great each merry guest as the Magic Kingdom shows us its best. With parties,…

Noahtotems

Wordless Wednesday: A Tale of Two Totems

Last weekend we went on a super surprise getaway to Walt Disney World to recharge our batteries before the holiday season slipped away from us.  I was thrilled to get the last room available at the Wilderness Lodge thanks to a cancellation and my persistence on WaltDisneyWorld.com.  Because the Wilderness Lodge was where we stayed…

135

Surviving the Disney Souvenir Gimmes

You know the drill.  We’ve all been there.  You’ve saved for a couple of years to take your family on the dream vacation of a lifetime, and five minutes into the first day at least one of your children is in tears because you won’t let him have a six inch tall stuffed animal that…

disneydream2

Disney Dream Christening Cruise

On Friday I heard a knock at my door and ran to get it thinking it may be more neighbors stopping by to introduce themselves.  Instead I found a box leaned up against my door.  The first thing I noticed was the return address: Celebration, FL.  I tried not to let my heart begin to…

lahacienda

La Hacienda de San Angel

In the summer of 2009, my family spent the most amazing weekend at Walt Disney World.  Unlike our vacation six months earlier, this visit was completely unplanned.  We moved through the parks at a calm pace, saw just our favorite rides and shows, and enjoyed the pool at the Pop Century hotel.  Some of my…

DisneyShareYourMemory

Disney: Let the Memories Begin

This afternoon a friend of mine sent me a message that he was scanning in pictures from his first trip to Walt Disney World back in 1981.  While picturing my friend as a funny little six year old would have been amusing, my mind instead immediately turned to images of myself that same summer, running…

tonys

Free Disney Dining Deal

Several weeks ago I asked for reader questions about dining at Walt Disney World parks and resorts in preparation for a Disney dinner here in Washington, DC at the Old Ebbitt Grill.  The fact is, we had such a wonderful evening of eating and chatting that I never got around to asking any questions at…

DisneyTwitter

Disney on Twitter

Last weekend while attending the Type-A Mom Conference I met Whitney from Juggling Mommy.  Whitney is a member of the Walt Disney World Moms Panel and a mother of four so we chatted for awhile about Walt Disney World Resort options for large families.  I originally thought it might be a good idea to update my…