The Bead Outpost in Epcot

When people think of bringing home souvenirs from Walt Disney World, items such as Mickey ears and Disney themed t-shirts and toys come to mind.  There are countless  Mickey, Princess, Pirate, and Pixar themed souvenir items available to buy to remember and celebrate your trip, however, there are also some fun souvenirs that are unique […]

Rikki’s Mouse Bites – Walt Disney World News 9/15/14

Walt Disney World News For those of you with Apple devices, with the introduction of the new iPhone6 and iPhone6 Plus will come a new way to pay for purchases called ApplePay.  The news also stated that Disney would be one of the companies that would accept this form of payment.  It will be able […]

Foodie Friday: Top Seven Epcot Food and Wine Festival Returning Treats

  One week to go! One week until the official start of the Epcot Food and Wine Festival! Of course, the big draw for the festival is, well, the food options, so today, I thought I would take a look at some of the standouts that will be returning this year. This year, I feel […]

Breaking Down Disney Vacation Planning – Step 2: What’s Your Goal?

Planning a Disney World vacation can be an extremely stressful and an intimidating idea for many.  As a lover of all things Disney, it made me sad when I talked to people who just couldn’t imagine planning a trip to Walt Disney World because of these concerns.  To help those people out, I broke the […]

The Thrill of Star Wars Weekends

“Adventure. Heh. Excitement. Heh. A Jedi craves not these things.” Those words were running through my mind just as we pulled in front of Disney’s Hollywood Studios. It was the start of Star Wars Weekends and adventure and excitement were exactly what I was craving! The day would be filled with characters from my favorite […]

Movie Review: Melody Time

Melody Time was released on May 27, 1948 as the 10th full-length animated feature in Disney history. The 75-minute flick was the fifth in a line of six consecutive package films released by the studio. The package films combined numerous short segments based around a common theme, in this case music, as opposed to a […]

Rikki’s Mouse Bites – Walt Disney World News 9/8/14

  The Harmony Barbershop, found at the Magic Kingdom’s Main Street U.S.A. will be closed for a refurbishment from February 5 through March 30. If you’ve been to Downtown Disney lately and you are driving, you should really consider utilizing valet parking.  Recently valet parking prices changed. Guests are now charged based on how long […]

Foodie Friday: Top 7 Favorite Things About The Epcot International Food and Wine Festival

Ladies and gentleman! This is not a drill!  We are officially two weeks out from the start of the 19th Annual Epcot International Food and Wine Festival! This year’s festival starts even earlier, on September 19, and runs a full 53 days, until November 10, and is filled with delightful fun. This year’s event sees […]

Happy Birthday to the Haunted Mansion at Disneyland

  As of August of this year the “999 happy haunts” have inhabited the Haunted Mansion attraction at Disneyland in California for 45 years. Since its opening, The Haunted Mansion has become a park favorite for many visitors, and has even inspired its own movie. Similar rides exist (or are planned) in the other Disney […]

Delicious Disney Dishes: 1900 Park Fare’s Strawberry Soup

  One of the best parts of the 1900 Park Fare meal is the famous Strawberry Soup. It is the most delicious thing. (Sure, getting to meet the characters at this restaurant is great too, but seriously, this soup, it is the real reason to visit.)  It’s unlike anything you’ve likely had. It’s a chilled […]

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 […]