The Big Question For Parents: Do I Need a Stroller? All you need to know…

The Big Question For Parents: Do I Need a Stroller? All you need to know…

Shaina Brainard6.1.21 In one word, yes. Don’t get me wrong- I long for the day that my family will all be walking on our own two feet around the park. But for anyone with young kids, you’re not there yet. Walt Disney World is hard on little feet. If you tour the parks like our family, we reach thousands of steps in a park day, making it very difficult for kids to keep up. And for that reason alone, I recommend having access to a...

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Top 5 Reasons to stay at Disney’s Polynesian Resort

Top 5 Reasons to stay at Disney’s Polynesian Resort

Shaina Brainard4.27.21 I have had the privilege of staying at Disney’s Polynesian Resort four times over the last two years. This resort has become my favorite, and I find new reasons to love it with every stay. Here are the top 5 reasons you should consider staying at this classic resort on your next Disney vacation. 1: Location, Location, Location! Monorail, bus, boat, and or even walk to Magic Kingdom Park. This location is so...

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Disney Preserves the Magic with New Character Experiences!

Disney Preserves the Magic with New Character Experiences!

Shaina Brainard1/21/21 During the COVID-19 pandemic it is inevitable that changes had to occur at Walt Disney World to keep cast members and guests safe. The question I keep getting asked is, “Do you still feel the magic?” And after my most recent visit, the answer is YES! Disney has done a great job preserving the magic and creating space for families to make memories that will last the lifetime. They have taken that restrictions...

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Is Staying On-site at Universal Orlando Worth It?

Is Staying On-site at Universal Orlando Worth It?

Shaina Brainard12/1/20 If experiencing the Wizarding World of Harry Potter is a priority to your family, or if you have Transformers, Minions, or Jurassic Park fans among you, then visiting Universal Orlando Resort is a must. Many families consider stopping by Universal for a single day, or even squeezing a one-day visit into another vacation. And although that is certainly an option, let me share my experiences with you and explain why...

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Disney’s Memory Maker: Best Souvenir Ever!

Disney’s Memory Maker: Best Souvenir Ever!

Shaina Brainard 1.18.20 Without a doubt, Disney’s Memory Maker photo package is a must-have for families, couples, and travel groups alike. It allows you download access to all of your photos taken by Disney PhotoPass photographers. Those photos could be pictures of hugs with your favorite character, excitement while riding Space Mountain, or capturing that classic family photo in front of the iconic Cinderella Castle. Having Memory Maker...

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How To Use Disney’s Rider Switch

How To Use Disney’s Rider Switch

Shaina Brainard 7.14.19 Is your child too short or simply too scared to take part in some of Disney’s headline attractions? Disney’s Rider Switch allows parents of even the smallest of children the option of experiencing all the thrills Walt Disney World has to offer, while still minimizing time standing in line. However, in the last year Disney has implemented some changes to their Rider Switch system that has left some adults confused as...

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Bibbidy Bobbidy Boutique: Where Fairytale Dreams Come True

Bibbidy Bobbidy Boutique: Where Fairytale Dreams Come True

Shaina Brainard 5.28.19 Dreams come true at Disney’s Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique, where young girls can receive the royal beauty treatment or even be transformed into their favorite Disney princess. One of these elaborately themed salons is located inside Cinderella Castle in Magic Kingdom Park. My daughter recently had the pleasure of taking part in the most memorable of makeovers, and I had the best time making these sweet memories with...

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Club-Level Luxury at Disney’s Wilderness Lodge

Club-Level Luxury at Disney’s Wilderness Lodge

Shaina Brainard 5.24.19 After many Disney vacations, on our last trip we decided to stay Club Level at Disney’s Wilderness Lodge for the first time. We had never stayed Club Level, and although I had heard about all the benefits, we had yet to experience it. And now, our time spent there was such a treat, I can certainly see why people choose to stay Club Level every stay. About a week prior to our stay I received a phone call from the...

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Feel Like Family at ‘Ohana

Feel Like Family at ‘Ohana

Shaina Brainard 1.1.19 Ukuleles, leis, and pineapples abound at ‘Ohana restaurant, located in Disney’s Polynesian Resort. Like many of the restaurants on Disney property, ‘Ohana features not only a delicious cuisine but fully-immersive theming. Enjoying an evening at ‘Ohana is as much about the experience as it is about the meal. Upon entering the restaurant, the host will explain that “‘Ohana” means “family” in the Hawaiian...

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