Inside Stateroom – Worth the Savings?

I’ll admit it, I’ve been spoiled on nearly a dozen cruises.  I’ve never had a stateroom that didn’t have a verandah/balcony where I could step outside and get some fresh air. As you can imagine, I was a little apprehensive about taking the step to an Inside Stateroom.  That’s a stateroom that not only doesn’t…

Tropical Island 5K – It’s Worth It

Whether you’re a runner, a walker, or just want to be one of the first people off your Disney Cruise Ship at Disney’s private island, the Castaway Cay 5K is for you. If your Disney Cruise has a stop at the most perfect private island, Castaway Cay, there is a 5K run/walk that is the…

Cruise Line Coffee Hack

I like to start my day with coffee. That may be an understatement, maybe I NEED to start my day with coffee. On a Disney Cruise, that’s not a hard thing to do because you can grab coffee up at the buffet and even at the drink stations that are up on deck. However, if…

A Theater On Board? Nope…Two Of Them!

On a Disney Cruise there is always something happening. Activities, entertainment, character meet-and-greets, plenty of food and beverages, deck parties, tours, spa appointments, relaxation, and usually plenty of sun up on the deck. It’s hard to do it all! This blog is about the indoor entertainment in not just one, but TWO on-board theaters that…

Adult Beverages on Board DCL

While a Disney Cruise certainly caters to the kids and kids-at-heart on board, adult beverages are available throughout the ship at bars, clubs, restaurants and even in your stateroom! Unlike many other cruise lines, Disney allows you to bring a small amount of your own alcohol on board. You are allowed to bring either two…

Arriving On Your Disney Cruise

When you’re starting your Disney Cruise, there’s a lot going on. The ship is huge. The deck map is overwhelming. Where is my stateroom? The kids are hungry! Where do I start? Take a breath, you’re home. At the end of your cruise, you’ll recall any anxiety you had when boarding like a distant unfounded…

Port Canaveral Check In

Disney Cruise Line operates out of ports all over the world, but Port Canaveral in Florida is the most popular and busiest for the Disney Cruise Line ships. Since it’s a full-time Disney port of call, the theming is excellent and the magic of Disney really starts before you ever set foot on the ship…

Fly In For Quick Bites

Vintage décor. Aviation touches. Great pretzels. Stop in for an adult beverage concoction and some unique flavors at Jock Lindsey’s Hangar Bar at Disney Springs. You might not know the name Jock Lindsey because he only had about a minute of screen time in Indiana Jones, but even in that short time we learned that…

Disney’s Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique

Just about every girl between the ages of 3-12 that visits Walt Disney World has probably thought about life as a princess. There’s good news…she CAN be transformed into a princess at Disney’s Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique! This is a salon where Fairy Godmothers can give your young beauty the hair, nails, make-up, dress, and magic…

We’re Ready…Are You?

The joy of Christmas and the celebration of a New Year brings a fresh start, new goals and big plans for 2018. The gifts and parties are all behind us, the bills are paid (mostly) and it’s starting to settle down just a little bit. So it’s a great time to lay out a plan…

Universal Sweet Tooth Must-Visit

A savory meal, the most appealing sweet treats you’ve seen, and a “steam punk” feel inside is what you can expect at the Toothsome Chocolate Emporium & Savory Feast Kitchen, located at Universal City Walk at Universal Orlando Resort. There is no doubt the food is good but what we’re really there for is the…

Be Our Guest- Dinner Fit For a Beast

Still one of the hardest reservations to get for dinner at Walt Disney World is Be Our Guest, located at the foot of Beast’s Castle in Magic Kingdom. It’s huge and should have plenty of room, but this restaurant remains in high demand for both Beauties and Beasts of all ages. Even if you don’t…