Friday, June 22, 2018

Update on Constructions & Changes at Disney World's Caribbean Beach Resort

My husband and I recently enjoyed a six-night stay at Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort, one of Walt Disney World’s moderate resorts. Caribbean Beach is - as you have probably guessed - Caribbean-themed, with different villages of the resort representing some of the various islands in the Caribbean, such as Jamaica, Aruba, Trinidad, and Martinique. This resort is beautiful with brightly colored buildings, lush landscaping, and hammocks placed throughout the resort invoking a relaxing, tropical vibe.

Friday, June 15, 2018

Epcot Food & Wine Festival Events Available to Book Now!

Photo Credit: Walt Disney World
So many of us look forward to Epcot's Food & Wine Festival each year. The food, the wine, the beer, the's such a great experience. 

However, many people don't realize that there are some signature events available to book, too! Yes, they carry an extra expense, but these are unique, one of a kind opportunities and might be worth the splurge!

Here's what is available to book this year:

Mexican Tequila Lunch  at La Hacienda de San Angel (Mexico Pavilion)
Great authentic Mexican cuisine paired with the fiery taste of tequila! This is a must-do if you're a tequila fan!
  • $85 per person, plus tax (gratuity included).
  • 12:00-1:30 p.m.
  • Aug. 30, 31
  • Sept. 6, 7, 13, 14, 20, 21, 27, 28
  • Oct. 4, 5, 10, 11, 12, 17, 18, 19, 24, 25, 26, 31
  • Nov. 1, 2, 7, 8 and 9

Friday, June 8, 2018

Traveling with Baby to Disney World: What Can We Ride at Animal Kingdom?

Wishdrawals Agent Susan's son at the entrance to Animal Kingdom. 
Animal Kingdom was the fourth and most recent park to open at Walt Disney World, and this will finish up our series of discussing attractions for babies and toddlers at Walt Disney World!

Animal Kingdom opened on Earth Day, April 22, 1988, and just celebrated its 20th anniversary! This park is themed around the natural environment and animal conservation and is accredited by the Associated of Zoos and Aquariums.

Friday, May 25, 2018

Traveling with Baby to Disney World: What Attractions Can We All Do at Epcot?

Wishdrawals Agent Kristin's daughter at Epcot.
Last week we discussed attractions that were suitable for babies and young children at Magic Kingdom! This week we're going to take a look at Epcot's attractions.

Originally called EPCOT, an acronym for Experimental Prototype Community of Tomorrow, Walt Disney had envisioned creating a city of the future--a place to live where you would experience new technologies and ideas. This idea changed over the years as it turned into a park and is now called Epcot (without all caps) and showcases technology and exploration in its Future World section and pavilions from countries around the world in World Showcase.

Epcot has the fewest rides of any Disney park, but there's no shortage of entertainment and experiences here! Rides with height requirements include Test Track, Soarin' Around the World, and Mission: Space. These three rides require guests to be at least 40". Luckily, there are some things to do nearby if you opt to use Rider Swap for these rides. You can enter the gift shop at Test Track and walk through to the showroom. Here, Chevrolet has cars you can look at, and there are various hands-on exhibits that may entertain little ones. Outside Test Track is Cool Wash--a covered water spray area. This is a great place to cool down on a hot day or find a bench in the shade to wait. Mission: Space is right next door, so these are applicable to it, too. Soarin' Around the World is located in The Land pavilion. While you wait for Rider Swap, you can ride Living with the Land or grab a bite to eat at Sunshine Seasons.

Friday, May 18, 2018

Traveling with Baby to Disney World...What Attractions Can We All Do at Magic Kingdom?

Wishdrawals Agent Aubrey and her
girls meeting Mickey Mouse
We hear this question frequently. "I want to plan a trip to Disney World, but I have a baby. Will we just have to skip all the big rides? What attractions can the baby do?"

Walt Disney, in his infinite wisdom, wanted to create a park where parents and children could explore and ride rides together--not parents on the bench while children ride and not children unable to ride most of the rides that big kids and adults may want to do. He created parks where most of the rides are appropriate for all ages--babies, adults, expectant mothers, and even seniors! The short answer is that any ride without a height restriction is fine for a baby, but let's explore a little more!

Friday, May 11, 2018

Have Baby, Will Travel to Disney!

Wishdrawals Agent Nicole's daughter
meeting Mickey for the first time!
Maybe you are considering a Disney World or Disneyland trip with your baby and wondering how that will work! Luckily, Disney is for everyone--including baby! So, what services does Disney provide if you are traveling with a baby?

Disney knows many families are coming with babies, so they've made special arrangements just for them! Here are five special services just for little ones!