Frozen Over

  Like a wintery mix of snow and ice covering the fjords of Arendelle, Frozen-mania has almost completely covered Walt Disney World. During my most recent trip to WDW, I witnessed first hand the number of people swept up in Frozen-mania. Almost every park has something related the movie. I overheard one person call it […]

Rikki’s Mouse Bites – Walt Disney World News 9/1/14

Walt Disney World News A brand new upcharge experience in the form of a dessert party has been added to this year’s Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party.  Called the “Villains’ Sinister Soiree: A Wicked Takeover of Cinderella Castle” Dessert Party, this event will include many perks, including: a preferred viewing area for the 8:15 p.m. “Mickey’s […]

Foodie Friday: Be Our Guest Restaurant FastPass+ Reservations

  Did you know that guests staying on-site at a Walt Disney World Resort Hotel have the ability to make a FastPass+ reservation for the extremely popular Be Our Guest Restaurant counter service lunch option? This FastPass+ means you won’t have to wait standby to dine in the restaurant! Instead, you’ll be able to head […]

Breaking Down Disney Vacation Planning into Five Easy Steps – Step One: Researching

Planning for a Disney vacation can be extremely overwhelming with four theme parks, two water parks, a large shopping/dining district,  28 resorts and numerous restaurants, plus more!  When I talk to people about Disney, I am often greeted by a sigh, eye roll or just a general indifference.  Sayings like “it is too much money”, […]

Dinner Review of Sanaa at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge

  Sanaa is a unique restaurant found in the Kidani Village section at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge.  Menu offerings are typically African-inspired dishes with Indian flavors.  Given the location, as you dine, you can also view a variety of animals while overlooking the savannah right outside the floor to ceiling windows.  Gazelles, zebras, giraffes, kudu, […]

Movie Review: Make Mine Music

Make Mine Music was released on April 20, 1946 as the eighth full-length animated feature in Disney history and the third in a string of six consecutive package films produced by the studio. The package films incorporated numerous short segments based around a common theme, in this case music, instead of a single plot-based story. […]

Rikki’s Mouse Bites – Walt Disney World News 8/25/14

  Mickey’s PhilharMagic will see its refurbishment extended. It will now be closed through September 27, reopening on September 28. The “Move It, Shake It, Celebrate It” Street Party will see an update.  The parade will be renamed as the “Move It, Shake It, Dance and Play It” Street Party.  It will see new characters […]

Foodie Friday: Snack Spotlight on School Bread

Most people love School Bread. It is one of those treats that has achieved cult status amongst the Disney Community. There have even been social media accounts created to honor the treat. Unfortunately, I am not one who has bought into the cult status. The dessert is good, but isn’t something that I would necessarily […]

The Wizarding World of Harry Potter: Diagon Alley and Hogwarts Express

I think Harry Potter fans world over can relate to what I’m about to say. Who hasn’t read the series and at least once had the thought, “I wish that world were real…”? Well, I’m happy to say that I think the Wizarding World of Harry Potter comes in at a very close second! Universal […]

Delicious Disney Dishes: Chef Mickey’s Garlic Parmesan Mashed Potatoes

Mashed potatoes…for me, are my comfort food. When I’m in a funk or sick, the first thing I crave is a good heaping pile of mashed potatoes. So I’m always looking for good recipes of how to make my mashed potatoes different and unique. When I saw the mashed potatoes on the buffet at Chef Mickey’s […]

Choosing Your Walt Disney World Resort

Each Walt Disney World resort offers great amenities and a fun atmosphere!  It can be overwhelming to try and figure out which resort to choose for your vacation, but having a list of items to consider when picking a resort can help narrow down your choices. Budget The very first thing to consider is your […]

Rikki’s Mouse Bites – Walt Disney World News 8/18/14

Walt Disney World News   The American Film Institute exhibit and shop found at the end of The Studios Backlot Tour is now closed. Tower of Terror has added a new on-ride video option. Guests who have purchased the Memory Maker will now be able to have an on-ride video of their experience on Tower […]