Friday, June 9, 2017

Spring in Epcot!

Epcot is probably my favorite park. Between Test Track and Soarin' and all the great countries to visit (and eat around) as well as the aquarium in The Seas and visiting Anna and Elsa, there's really something for every age here.

Friday, June 2, 2017

Previewing Animal Kingdom's Pandora!


Last week I had the opportunity to visit Animal Kingdom’s new land, Pandora. The new land, taken from the mind of James Cameron’s movie, Avatar, takes up the old Camp Minnie-Mickey area of the park.  If you ever visited this land, it didn’t seem big at all with just an open air theater and a cramped wait area for the old Lion King show theater.  But, if you took out those two buildings, it is actually a pretty large area and that is one of the first things you notice when you enter the land.  Getting to the land is a pretty short trip, you just come into Animal Kingdom and head to the left.  Right when you see the tree, keep to the left and you will see the Pizzafari restaurant and Tiffin’s (the new restaurant opened last year) right behind it.  Passing Tiffin’s, you get to the bridge over the “river” and it sort of serves as a gateway to the new land.  You start to notice immediately that things have sort of changed.

Friday, May 26, 2017

What is Adventures by Disney?



Ready for an adventure outside the Disney Parks and off the cruise ships?  Adventures by Disney offers once in a lifetime experiences to worldwide destinations where you will get the amazing attention to detail we expect with Disney without the hassle and research that goes into planning this type of vacation. 

Friday, May 19, 2017

Blaze Pizza: A New Tradition for Disney Springs

There is always a little piece of me that dies inside the day I am leaving Disney World.  Usually my family, like many families, decides to make that last minute stop into Disney Springs to pick up souvenirs and have a bite to eat before the long car ride back home.  My family has a Three-Stop Travel Day Tradition of our own.

Friday, May 5, 2017

Beat the Summer Heat at Disney World!

If you're headed to Disney World this summer, you know it's going to be hot and humid! With just a few tips from Wishdrawals, you can still enjoy your Disney World vacation!

1.  Plan your days so you are resting during the hottest part of the day. We suggest starting at the parks at "rope drop" first thing in the morning and do as much as you can until around 1:00. Between 1:00 and 5:00 pm, the temperatures are the hottest and the crowds are heaviest making lines the longest they'll be all day! This is a great time to leave the parks for a while. Go back to your resort and take a swim or take a nap. (Naps aren't just for littles ones, you know!) Play some arcade games at the resort or just have a cold drink sitting poolside.

Friday, April 28, 2017

A Magical Visit to Bibbidy Bobbidy Boutique at Disney Springs!

Princess posing in front of
Cinderella's carriage!
My 4-year old daughter and I visited the new Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique location at Disney Springs on our last trip, and I have one word that describes it. MAGICAL!
Let’s first start with location. It is located toward the back of Disney Springs Marketplace near Once Upon a Toy Store, so give yourself plenty of time once you arrive at Disney Springs to walk back there. This location just opened in December 2016, so it's no longer stuffed in the back of The World of Disney store!
Upon arrival, we checked in at the front of the boutique with one of the Fairy Godmothers-in-Training. We confirmed our package selection, and my daughter selected her hair style. There are several packages to choose from starting at $59.95, and then a few different hair styles as well. 
My daughter selected the Fairytale Princess style. While we were waiting to be taken back to get started, another Fairy Godmother-in-Training came up to my daughter and the magic began. She told my daughter to make a wish and when she did, the Fairy Godmother in training sprinkled her with lots of Pixie Dust coming from her magic wand! My daughter thought this was great so she kept getting more and more Pixie Dust. I was still finding Pixie Dust (glitter) in her hair a couple of weeks later!

Friday, April 21, 2017

Wild Africa Trek--Kicking It Up at Animal Kingdom

I am an adventure seeker, and I’m lucky that my niece has enough of my wanderlust that she is up for just about anything.  On one of our most recent trips to Walt Disney World, I wanted to kick things up a bit and try something really special so we donned our closed toed shoes and set on the Wild Africa Trek for three hours of an up close, behind the scenes look at the animals of the Animal Kingdom Park Harambe Reserve.