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Chocolate displays at Epcot’s Food and Wine Festival Center

I’m not a huge fan of Epcot’s Food and Wine Festival, which is practically unheard of, but as a non-drinking, vegetarian, there isn’t a lot on the menus that appeal.  Also with the drop in the NZ$, the cost is insane per dish. However that didn’t stop us enjoying the Ghirardelli chocolate displays in the Food … Continue reading

Attractions to skip at Magic Kingdom – by kids (and adults)

The final installment in this series of attractions to skip at the Magic Kingdom if you are short on time.    We did most of the attractions at the Magic Kingdom with exceptions being The Hall of Presidents, The Haunted Mansion, Stitch’s Great Escape and a handful of the rides in Fantasyland. Oldest son (11) – When asked, he … Continue reading

My Disney Collection – Mickey Mouse Disneyland Bottle Opener

This week’s “My Disney Collection” item, like week’s item is also fairly new to my collection, I got it recently via an online auction and paid $NZ7 for it including postage (less than $US5). Its a fairly heavy metal bottle opener and I think it likely was a souvenir from the late 1980s.   Interestingly I … Continue reading

Attractions to skip at Epcot – by kids (and adults)

Following on with my series about which attractions to skip if you are short on time at Walt Disney World, this time we are looking at Epcot. Now I need to preface this particular post by saying that we spent virtually no time in the World Showcase or Innoventions.   The World Showcase with these kids would … Continue reading

My Disney Collection – Tokyo Disneyland Resort tins

Like last week’s post about my Disney collection, this week’s items are again the newest items in my collection and coincidentally also from Tokyo Disneyland Resort.  I picked up these four tins locally today which I bought online for $1 (yes, all 4 for $1). The 3 smaller tins are trinket box sort of size while … Continue reading

Taking kids to Disney & the lies I told

If I was to give one piece of advise about travelling to Disney with children, it is that you should leave them at home.  They will cramp your style on your touring plan and will insist on riding all those things you usually avoid like the Mad Hatters Tea Party. Having said that, should you … Continue reading

My Disney Collection – Tokyo Disneyland Party Gras Parade Badge

It was requested some weeks ago that I highlight some items in my collection.   Great idea!  Thank you for the suggestion and to my other readers please go and visit The new Cryptic Garland where this brilliant idea came from. I have decided to start out this (probably extensive) series with the newest item in my … Continue reading

Attractions to skip at Disney’s Hollywood Studios – by kids (and adults)

Following on from last week’s Attractions to skip at Disney’s Animal Kingdom, today we will be covering attractions to skip at Disney’s Hollywood Studios if you are time poor. At the moment, Disney’s Hollywood Studios is about to kick off a major expansion (and name change) with Star Wars and Toy Story lands coming to the park … Continue reading

Disney World Resort Pool & Slide Reviews – by kids

As we are Disney Vacation Club members, one of the perks is to be able to pool hop to many of the other resort pools.  We took advantage of this and did a little hopping to another couple of resort pools. Critiques below are from my 3 nephews ages 11, 8 & just turned 6. First up, Saratoga … Continue reading

River Otter at Disney’s Saratoga Springs Resort and Spa – Video

Heading back to our villa at Disney’s Saratoga Springs Resort and Spa we spotted two River Otter in the lake near the Carriage House bus stop.  River otters weigh 5-14kg and usually forage alone or in pairs.  They eat fish, crayfish and turtles.  Otters in waterways, lakes and rivers are a good sign as they need good, clean … Continue reading

Wordless Wednesday – Spot the Difference

Attractions to skip at Disney’s Animal Kingdom – by kids (and adults)

I thought it would be interesting to do a quick survey of which attractions didn’t hit the spot for our group of travellers at Disney’s Animal Kingdom.  Not everyone has the luxury of the time we had at the parks, so it might be useful for those on short time frames to see which things they … Continue reading

Festival of Fantasy Parade – Video

The current afternoon parade at the Magic Kingdom called Festival of Fantasy debuted in 2014 and was linked to the opening of the New Fantasyland expansion.  The highlight for most Disney fans is the steampunk-esque Maleficient dragon float which breathes fire. As with most parades, there are a selection of princesses plus of course Anna and … Continue reading

World of Color at Disney California Adventure – Frozen video

If you didn’t see my previous post about World of Color, be sure to check it out.  This video is the Frozen section of the World of Color show which I recorded on our trip to Disneyland’s 60th celebration in July.

Casey Jr. Splash ‘N’ Soak Station in the Magic Kingdom at Walt Disney World – Video

For most of the year, Orlando, Florida is hot.  Hotter than the surface of the sun hot.  Little ones (and sometimes bigger ones) will need to cool off and run around for a bit. In the Magic Kingdom in the Storybook Circus area, is the Casey Jr. Splash ‘N’ Soak Station themed around the movie Dumbo. … Continue reading

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