If you are reading this I imagine that you, like me are among the millions of Disney fans who flock to the theme parks and or cruise line year after year. Sometimes several times in a year. Why is it that we are compelled to continue to return to all things Disney when we could travel anywhere? We consistently choose to immerse ourselves in the Disney magic again and again. Is it something in the air, pixie dust, perhaps? All I know is that from the moment I step aboard the Magical Express transportation a feeling of childlike giddiness consumes me. As our destination draws nearer this feeling grows like a burning ember slowly evolving into a roaring fire. I am transformed from a “normal” average professional grown up person to a child full of wonder and excitement. Gone are the proper inhibitions to act my age. I am a free spirit willing to skip instead of walk or sing instead of speak. So, I put this question out to you, why? What is the recipe for this particular brand of magic? I want to hear your theories. If only we can gain enough knowledge so that we might be able to bring just a little of that spark home and bring it
We recently revisited Walt Disney World on December 7. We had planned a 4 night stay at Saratoga Springs as a DVC member. We have been very lucky in the past and were able to visit WDW at most every two years. This year we actually visited twice. As a frequent visitor we noticed that it was the money we spent on food that was one of our higher expenses and was one area we could budget. This time I wanted to try to reduce the amount of money we spent on food. Normally we would sign up for the Quick Service meal plan and leave it at that. The problem we had was we did not particularly like Disney food, and the food you can order at Quick Service was somewhat limited and not the best alternative. The full meal plan was better , but then we were taking time away from the parks waiting for a sit down dinner. This time we would try something different. The idea was to rent a car, go to the supermarket and stock up on prepared food. We would buy the bulk of food we would need for meals and snacks and
If your family lifestyle is anything like mine you probably have a rarely sit around the table together for a meal. Our schedules are full with work,school, homework, sports and other assorted activities. Our individual schedules just don’t permit time to gather together at meal time. This is one of the things that makes our Disney cruise vacations extra special. Every evening we gather around a table together. We talk, laugh and just enjoy being together. It is quality family time that is simply priceless.
The rooms on the Disney Dream are a little larger, but what a difference a few inches make! We were lucky enough to take a cruise on the Disney Dream back in August. It was the 7th Disney cruise we were taking. This was the first time on the larger Dream, and this was the first time in a long time that we were not in a one bedroom suite. So I was a little worried about how a family of four, use to being in a one bedroom suite, would enjoy a single room. We stayed in a Family Deluxe Stateroom with Veranda on the 9th floor. The room was very well appointed and we did not feel cramped. The thing I did not expect, was the increased time we spent together as a family , mainly because we were all in a single room. I can hear many of you say “I am trying to get away from these people, why would I want to be stuck in a single room with them”. Well, for me, the fondest memories I have from the cruise is the conversations and fun we had when we all got into bed
Disney Dream – The name says it all! The new ship is more that just a bigger Magic or Wonder. IT is a showcase of Disney’s technology and attention to details