Friday, February 17, 2017

Incredible Pirates League Makeover!

If you think you can only be made over like a princess at Magic Kingdom, think again! At The Pirates League, next to the Pirates of the Caribbean ride in Adventureland, guests ages 3 and over can get a pirate makeover. You can be transformed into a pirate, empress or mermaid! Packages start at $39.95 which I consider to be a Disney steal!

Friday, February 10, 2017

Our Adventures by Disney Experience: Italy and the Amalfi Coast (Part 3)

If you've stuck with me this long, today I'm going to tell you about the end of our unbelievable experience with an Adventures by Disney vacation!

Lucca and Pisa
Bike riding in Italy!

This morning we boarded our private motorcoach to the town of Lucca. When we arrived, we found that Disney had rented bikes for us to ride with our families on top of the wall in Lucca. We had about an hour to ourselves and then did a walking tour with our ABD group. We were given about an hour and half to go eat lunch on our own and explore the town. Lucca is a quaint town, and you could see most it in just our short time there. 
Disney bought us all gelato and we headed back to the motor coach to go to Pisa.

Friday, February 3, 2017

Our Adventures by Disney Experience: Italy and the Amalfi Coast (Part 2)

After taking you through the first third of our amazing Adventures by Disney trip to Italy and the Amalfi Coast, I'm ready to tell you about the next part of our vacation!


We woke up and packed up our room and set our luggage out in the hallway. Tinkerbell collected them while we had breakfast at the hotel. Then we boarded our motor coach to Pompeii. We were departing Sorrento but leaving a little piece of our hearts there; we will be back for sure.

It took us about an hour to get from Sorrento to the town of Pompeii. We knew today would be hot, but the ABD guides always had waters to hand out throughout the entire vacation. They also had anything and everything you might have forgotten or would ever need on a trip. It was so wonderful! Also, most of Italy's bathrooms in public areas cost money, but while you are with ABD guides, Disney pays for it! Michael was also with us on this adventure, and he did an amazing job of letting us see everything there was to see in this historical site. 
Here we also received our fourth pin to add to our collection.

Friday, January 27, 2017

Our Adventures by Disney Experience: Italy and the Amalfi Coast

In July 2016, my family experienced the most amazing Disney vacation ever--an Adventures by Disney trip to Italy and the Amalfi Coast. 

We decided to fly into Rome, Italy, two days early to get adjusted to the time zone and to visit Rome since we had never been. We are so glad that we did and would recommend this to everyone. There were many families in our Adventures by Disney (ABD) group who did not do this and wished they had. Many were so jet lagged they could not enjoy our ABD welcome dinner. Also, some families had lost luggage did not have time to buy new clothes. They had to do that while we were on the first adventure the next day.

Friday, January 20, 2017

What’s New with Disney Cruise Line in 2017?

A few weeks ago, I discussed some of the new things for 2017 in the Disney parks and resorts. This week I'm going over some new things for Disney Cruise Line!

Disney is always working to make their ships better, so often there are little changes made throughout the year. However, there are some pretty big new changes for 2017!

5. Marvel Day at Sea—Enjoy a day-long celebration with the Super Heroes (and some villains) from the Marvel Universe on select sailings on the Disney Magic. These cruises will have a special deck party,  dancing and fireworks! You’ll have an opportunity to meet some of your favorite characters like Spiderman, Thor, Iron Man and Captain America. These characters from Marvel and Guardians of the Galaxy will also make appearances in the Oceaneers’ Club. 

Friday, January 13, 2017

More Adults-Only Areas on Disney Cruise Line!

Following up with last week’s blog, this week I wanted to talk about the other adult areas on the Disney ships!

First, the adults-only deck areas are great. There are actually two separate adults-only decks on the Fantasy and Dream, but I actually like the pool decks on the Magic and the Wonder more. The Quiet Cove pool is a great area to hang out with side areas for sitting in the water and great loungers around the pool with thick cushions.

Bar servers will come by your chairs and take your drink order, or you can walk over to the bar nearby. There are also two hot tubs here which are great for evenings or cooler days onboard. The coffee shop, Cove Café, has specialty coffees (fee) and other drinks (fee) as well as some quiet places to read. A display holds yummy treats that are free—just grab a small plate and take your tasty treats to your table or back outside.

Friday, January 6, 2017

Having Fun Adult-Style on a Disney Cruise

One of the questions I am often asked is what there is to do for adults on a Disney cruise. People think it’s all characters, all the time and only for kids! But there’s so much more! How about adult-only nightclub areas? Restaurants only for adults? An adults-only pool and deck area and even a coffee shop! Don’t forget the beautiful spa, too!

The spa is a great place to splurge on a massage or mani/pedi or even some service you don’t have time to do every day! 

Teeth whitening or sea kelp wrap? Try a massage for two for some great couples time or just book a Rainforest pass for some relaxation in the Rainforest Room.