To insure or not to insure…That is the question!

Sarah McClure 1.10.18 Today we are going to take a bit of a turn from my usual writings about fun and exciting things in the world of travel to something more serious. I would like to take some time to talk with you about the importance of vacation insurance, also known as travel protection. Usually, a vacation package consists of at least two components. These could be a hotel and park tickets, or flights, hotel, rental car and excursions....

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Palo Brunch on the Disney Magic

Palo Brunch on the Disney Magic

Sarah McClure 12.18.18 I absolutely love sailing with Disney Cruise Line! Their service is unbeatable, their entertainment is matchless and their food is outstanding. But, let’s face it, their prices are right in line with their superior cruising experiences. Disney Cruise Line offers specialty dining options for adults at Palo (on all 4 ships) and Remy (Fantasy and Dream). Like most families, we work hard to save up for a Disney Cruise...

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A Refreshing Treat at Disneyland!

A Refreshing Treat at Disneyland!

Sarah McClure 10.30.18 The Mint Julep at Disneyland. Have you heard of it? I have, and it’s been on my Disney bucket list for some time. However, every time I have passed the Mint Julep Bar in New Orleans Square, there has been a long line and I have passed it up. I am sure you have seen the lines as well. On a hot day, they can stretch the length of the New Orleans train station! So, what is all the hype, you ask. The Mint Julep Bar is...

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Blue Bayou at Disneyland

Blue Bayou at Disneyland

Sarah McClure 10.11.18 Blue Bayou is also famous for delicious Cajun meals and is truly not to be missed. Located at 31 Royal Street in New Orleans Square, Blue Bayou has been serving guests since 1967. Advanced Dining Reservations are highly recommended, as this is a wildly popular dining experience. I suggest arriving early (about 30 minutes) for your reserservation and requesting a table by the water. These tables will offer a perfect view...

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Captivating Carthay Circle in Disney California Adventure Park

Captivating Carthay Circle in Disney California Adventure Park

By: Sarah McClure April 26, 2018 Hollywood’s Golden Age spanned three decades and gave us classic films and movie stars. From the late 1920’s through the late 1950’s, people were mesmerized by the glitz and glamorous lifestyles of film makers and actors. Now we can relive this magical era by dining at Carthay Circle Restaurant in Disney California Adventure Park. A meticulous reproduction of the original Carthay Circle Theater, which...

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Satu’li Canteen in Pandora – World of Avatar

Satu’li Canteen in Pandora – World of Avatar

By: Sarah McClure March 6, 2018 When you think of a Walt Disney World quick service meal, does your mind automatically go to burgers, nuggets and mac and cheese? I believe Disney has really raised the bar when it comes to their quick service options with Satu’li Canteen. This restaurant is in the new Animal Kingdom land of Pandora – The World of Avatar and offers healthy dishes with well-known ingredients. The story behind Satu’li Canteen...

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Disney’s Rope Drop

Disney’s Rope Drop

By: Sarah McClure December 26, 2017 “Rope Drop” is a Disney phrase meaning “park opening”. Usually “park opening” is a process of allowing guests through a series of steps. Step One at all parks will have guests go through a security screening before arriving at the park entrance. This will include a bag check and a walk through metal detectors. It is best to have all pouches on your bag opened and ready for inspection. Guests will...

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Kidcot Fun Stops and a bit of Pixie Dust

Kidcot Fun Stops and a bit of Pixie Dust

By: Sarah McClure November 7, 2017 Have you been “pixie dusted” while on a Disney vacation? The term “pixie dusted” refers to those magical moments when a Disney Cast Member shows a guest a bit of extra attention, gives them a little extra something special or treats them to a unique experience. We have been blessed with pixie dust several times on our many Disney adventures. Some of our favorites include opening Magic Kingdom Park,...

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