May 11, 2017: Farewell to Wishes

Last night we made the pilgrimage over to the Magic Kingdom to partake in the final showing of Wishes. And we certainly weren’t alone because WOW, was the place absolutely packed!!! 😯 We didn’t end up getting the greatest view because after grabbing dinner at Casey’s, pretty much all of Main Street and the hub were packed and cast members…

December 23, 2016: The Great Christmas Light Fight

Particularly because we don’t get to see the Osborne Lights at Disney’s Hollywood Studios anymore, and possibly also because I really fell short with putting up my own lights this year, but I just started watching ABC’s The Great Christmas Light Fight this evening and, well, WOW!!! This year’s garage-only display aside, I used to think that I’ve done some…

December 17, 2016: Christmas Vacation 2016, In Retrospect

The worst part about going on vacation is that eventually you have to come home again. And check your credit card balance. Mostly the second one, really… Visiting Disney World during Christmastime has long been a staple excursion of ours, and after a few years ago making a proper trip out of mid-December, I’m not…

December 16, 2016: Jingle Bell, Jingle Bleh…

I really miss the Osborne Lights at Disney’s Hollywood Studios. And I’m sure I’m not the only one, so we might as well get this out of the way first – the interim holiday show at the Studios … Jingle Bell, Jingle BAM … jingle sucks. It’s nowhere near the spectacle that the Osborne lights ever were, the story…

December 15, 2016: Snacking Around the Christmas Tree

I like to think that every kid remembers when their parents let them eat ice cream for breakfast when they were on vacation or got to splurge on one of those giant cookies that’s nearly the size of their head … and that’s basically what today was like! …and not just because I woke up to…

December 14, 2016: Christopher’s Day at the Magic Kingdom

Between enduring a really long (and yummy) dinner and an equally long (and awesome) fireworks show, we recognized that yesterday didn’t really have much for Christopher and he ended up spending a lot of the day strapped into his stroller, so today we wanted to make sure we had some things that he could enjoy…

December 13, 2016: Let There Be Peace on Earth

Today was a very non-traditional theme park day, in that we spent the afternoon and evening at Epcot and literally did not go on a single attraction! Instead, we had dinner, and we watched the Candlelight Processional, and then we snacked some more 😉 , and finally closed out the night with IllumiNations … which ended up…

December 12, 2016: Exhausted Christmas Vacation Arrival (AND SANTA!!!)

We made it! And everything fit in the car! And the day was filled with several meltdowns from each and every one of our kids! But we made it to Christmas vacation!!! 😀 The battle was long and arduous, beginning with maybe four hours of sleep since last night before resuming our vacation prep with reckless abandon….

December 7, 2016: Gingerbread Dreams

Do I even need to say that Sprinkles has the most awesomest cupcakes in the entire universe??? …or dare I say this time of year in the entire Winter Wonderland?! I mean, at least as much as Central Florida experiences “winter,” anyways… 😉 Tonight I topped off a stellar meal at Morimoto Asia over at Disney Springs…

November 12, 2016: Round and Round

My son Christopher really loves him some carousels. They’ve got one at the Magic Kingdom, and another at Legoland, and we have to ride either one pretty much every time we walk by because he just seems to love going up and down, and spinning around in a circle, and even petting the horse before the bell goes off…

November 5, 2016: Christmas Bells Are Ringing … Already?!

Admittedly it was a little weird seeing the icicle lights up on the Castle this evening, much less the giant Christmas tree on Main Street and all of the assorted wreaths and garlands to boot … and yet in a way it was also kind of nice. …because not for nothing, but I think I…

October 15, 2016: Of Racing Cars and Jumping Water…

Admittedly there aren’t a lot of places at Disney World where you can just let a toddler run around wild and free, much less one that has such cool water features like this, but a combination of the right time of night coupled with so much going on elsewhere in the park for the Food & Wine Festival actually…