1. Spend money on comfortable walking shoes before you go.
2. Speaking of spending money… You’re going to. Just accept it.
3. Make reservations for dinner before you go down there!!
4. Make reservations for character breakfasts !!
5. Use Fastpasses. It isn’t hard to figure out.
6. TAKE A BREAK IF YOU NEED IT. Go back to the hotel and go to the pool. EVERYBODY DOES THIS.
7. Get to the park early. IF YOU STAY IN DISNEY YOU CAN GET IN EARLY FOR MAGIC HOURS- DO THIS!
8. YOU DON’T HAVE TO DO EVERYTHING. REPEAT. YOU DON’T HAVE TO DO EVERYTHING.
9. ON THE FIRST DAY TRAVELING- since you won’t get a full day- GO TO THE ANIMAL KINGDOM- YOU CAN DO THIS IN A HALF- DAY- THEN MAKE RESERVATIONS TO GO TO THE RAINFOREST CAFE FOR DINNER – IT IS AT THE ENTRANCE OF THE PARK- there, you just got a ‘whole day’ in
10. DON’T WAIT FOR 2 HOURS FOR A PLACE TO SEE THE ELECTRIC PARADE ON MAIN STREET. GO TO FRONTIERLAND AND YOU CAN GET A SPOT PRETTY EASILY RIGHT BEFORE AND SEE THE WHOLE PARADE.
11. People can be crazy… Don’t listen to these people. It is not overwhelming. It can be calm and fun.
12. ENJOY !!!!!!!!
13. ONE MORE THING- get a Photopass card and then take it around with you and have Disney photographers take pics of your family that you can order when you get home !!!
My last post was about Disney On Ice. This is completely separate Disney news- and very good news at that!
Disney has put it’s HUGE Library of Books online, for the 1st time ever!
What’s even better is that there are no games and mass advertising on this site,
it’s just books.
Your child ‘turns’ the pages; they can be read to, or read themselves. They can move their ‘pen’ over a word to get the pronunciation, or even the definition.
I LOVE this idea!
But- this is not free. I believe it is reasonable, however.
Go to Disney Digital Books, and see for yourself-
You can get a month subscription for $8.95 (this is for up to 3 children) or an annual membership for $79.95 (also for up to 3 children).
You can also go to Digital Disney Books and get a FREE look at the site right now
AND read 7 books for FREE.
Again, I love this idea=
The magic of Disney + reading= Priceless
It’s a Wonderful time of year! Not only is it fall, and pumpkins abound,
but Disney On Ice is coming to town!
Get ready to see all your favorite Disney characters this Week and Weekend at the
The first show is on Wednesday evening,
and shows run through the weekend!!
Enjoy the Magic of Disney!
It’s summer and most of the time my little guy and I are outside, at the pool, or at the park. But running around outside all day is fairly exhausting to me, so my 4-year-old usually needs some down time in the late afternoon.
The other day we turned on WordWorld, a wonderful show that teaches children how to read, plus it’s pretty clever and cute.
So we’re watching it, leaning back on our couch and it occurred to me that the dog on WordWorld is the only animal that can’t talk; the duck can talk, the bear, even the frog and the ant can talk.
An insect can talk but not the poor dog?
And then I thought, “Dogs can never talk on cartoons, they are everybody’s, even other animals’ pets…
Why is that?”
Oswald the Octopus has a pet dog that can’t talk… His friend Daisy can talk and she’s a PLANT!
And I’m not even acknowledging the fact that Oswald lives on land and not in the sea.
Pluto is another dog that can’t talk… and his owner is a mouse,
granted, a very famous mouse, but still, just a mouse.
Poor Pluto, he is also the only cartoon dog to be subjected to being in the same cartoon with
the only dog in cartoon land that can talk and wears clothes- GOOFY!
How must Pluto feel? Why isn’t Goofy a pet?
The inconsistencies in cartoons are maddening;
Maybe not maddening, but definitely annoying.
And speaking of parents, where are Max and Ruby’s parents? No wonder Ruby gets so annoyed with Max, she’s basically raising him by herself… and I think she’s supposed to be about 8!
And while we are on the subject, Madam Butterfly (on Oswald the Octopus) is the only main character on that show that has a job,
AND SHE IS A SINGLE MOTHER. She’s always in a good mood too. She has a kind word for anybody and everybody…
Maybe cartoons are more accurate than I first thought.
Or maybe I need a hobby.
Or maybe I need to pick up a book and read it, instead of watching cartoons for 4-year-olds.
After all, I remember thinking when I was a kid how wonderful it would be if I could find the ‘real’ Sesame Street… monsters and all.
‘Come and play, everything’s A, Okay. On my way to where the air… is… clean.
Can you tell me how to get, how to get to Sesame Street?’
An abbreviated version of this ‘rant’ can be read over at DC Metro Moms.