The Animation Academy at Disney’s Hollywood Studios

  How often is it that you can find a really cool Disney souvenir for free at Walt Disney World?  Well, you can get this, as well as gain a little art education at the same time, by visiting the Animation Academy at Disney’s Hollywood Studios.  If you’re looking for something a little different, or […]

Foodie Friday: Karamell Kuche is Caramel-rific

It’s the holiday season, which means it’s time for delicious cookies, baked goods, and other delectable treats!  I love getting the mixer out, shopping for flour, sugar, and eggs, and having dozens and dozens of treats sitting in my kitchen for me to eat. Well, one cookie I wish I had the recipe to make […]

A Snack Stop at Sleepy Hollow at the Magic Kingdom

At the edge of Liberty Square in the Magic Kingdom, the unmistakable smell of sweet funnel cakes and warm waffles fills the air. Disney is known for making some really delicious waffles and those served at Sleepy Hollow are no exception. Here, you will find waffles and funnel cakes garnished with some of your favorite […]

Via Napoli Lunch Review

When we tried Via Napoli for the first time a few years ago, it quickly became one of our favorite and most repeated Epcot restaurants.  I grew up eating authentic Italian food, and Via Napoli nails it with their cuisine.  They even import water from Italy to make their pizza dough! The restaurant is tucked […]

Disney Cruise Staterooms: Inside Stateroom and Deluxe Oceanview

When planning your Disney Cruise vacation, one of the most important considerations is which kind of stateroom to book for your family. My husband and I have been very fortunate to have sailed with Disney Cruise Line three times, and I’d like to take you on a little tour of the Disney Cruise Line Staterooms […]

Book Review: The Unofficial Guide to Beyond Disney

If you’re looking to venture to other places in and around Orlando, The Unofficial Guide Beyond Disney, 8th Ed. is a great book to have with you. I really like the Unofficial line of guidebooks all together, so this would be my go-to guide for Universal Orlando or SeaWorld. The layout of the book is […]

Be Our Guest Restaurant Dinner Review

Growing up in the 80s and 90s, I was super lucky to be living through the Disney Renaissance. The Little Mermaid and Beauty and the Beast were my absolute favorite movies as a little girl, and to this day, I still have to watch these movies any time they are on TV. When Be Our […]

Movie Review: Fantasia

A unique experiment to combine animation with classical music, Fantasia was theatrically released on November 13, 1940 as the third full-length animated feature in Disney history. A sequel, Fantasia 2000, was released on December 17, 1999. Plot Summary In what is presumably a concert hall, composer Deems Taylor takes the stage as the master of […]

When “When Love is Gone” is Gone

I have a confession – The Muppet Christmas Carol is my favorite movie. Not my favorite Christmas movie; my overall favorite. As such, I have watched it countless times and know all the songs by heart – even the ones might not always be a part of the film. But before we get to that, […]

Rikki’s Mouse Bites – Walt Disney World News 12/15/14

  Tusker House will introduce a character meal dinner beginning March 8. The restaurant located in the Africa section of the park will introduce the Donald’s Safari Dinner which will begin at 4:00 p.m. daily. At the meal, guests will have the opportunity to meet Donald, Daisy, Mickey, and Goofy. Menu items for the all-you-care-to-enjoy […]

The Candlelight Processional Dinner Package: Is It Worth It?

  The Disney holiday season is already in full swing at the Disney parks and Candlelight Processional at Epcot is one of my favorite holiday events.  Each night, a celebrity narrator tells the traditional Christmas story, accompanied by a full orchestra and choir.  You will have the chance to watch, listen, and sing along with […]

Foodie Friday: A Stop at The Writer’s Stop at Disney’s Hollywood Studios

So with today’s article, you get a two-fer! Let me explain… As you all well know, I was in Walt Disney World a couple of weeks ago to celebrate the Holidays a little early and of course, one of the things I was most looking forward to was seeing The Osborne Family Spectacle of Dancing […]