OMG Best Ride EVER: Avatar Flight of Passage at Disney’s Animal Kingdom

I had the chance to attend the Pandora: World of Avatar dedication and press preview of this new 12-acre section of Disney’s Animal Kingdom. Start here: Read my full overview of the new the Pandora: World of Avatar world at Disney’s Animal Kingdom.In the new ride Avatar Flight of Passage you fly on a banshee while your soul is transported to a Na’vi Avatar matched to you. It is such a realistic and high-tech 4-D flying simulation that within the ride you truly believe you are Read more...

Pandora: World of Avatar OPEN at Walt Disney World’s Animal Kingdom

Think of the worlds that Disney parks have taken us to.The Asian kingdom of Anandapur in Walt Disney World's Disney's Animal Kingdom, with crumbling ruins, a Yeti-dwelling mountain train and Tibetan prayer flags.The Cadillac Range Mountains and Route 66 Americana retro charm at Cars Land at Disney's California Adventure.The fairytale-come-to-life realizations of Beast's Castle, Be Our Guest Restaurant and Seven Dwarfs Mine Train in New Fantasyland at Walt Disney World's Magic Kingdom.Now, Read more...

DIAMOND GIVEAWAY from Best Shopping Destination: Disney Springs!

Disney Springs is full of family fun for all ages of kids, for sure.  But it is also jam-packed with the best shopping in the country!  On my recent trip to Walt Disney World Resort, shopping at Disney Springs blew me away...but I didn't blow all of my cash. I found incredible deals while finding unique gifts, fashion and beauty items that I could not locate anywhere else. The curated selection of shops provide an exciting mix of accessible but cutting-edge retail experiences.Pictured Read more...

Why Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party is So Worth It

Last week my family and I experienced our first Walt Disney World visit during the holiday season, and as a member of the media I was invited to check out Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party at Walt Disney World's Magic Kingdom. It was a Magic Kingdom experience like I have never seen before. On the party dates in November and December The regular rides are in operation, sure, but there are special surprises throughout the night that you can only experience during the party and snow machines Read more...

Disney Springs with Kids This Holiday Season and All Year

Every time I get together with friends in the DC area and we talk family vacations, the conversation always turns to Walt Disney World. All of us are angling to get back there as soon as we can with our kids, and we are constantly comparing notes. Where should we stay? When should we go? How should we plan our days? It's hard not to become a bit obsessed with Disney after you realize how enjoyable and memorable it is for everyone in the family.  (And those $48-64 non-stop tickets from BWI-MCO on Read more...

Disney on Ice Follow Your Heart: Spectacular Stunts, New Acts

Last night at Disney on Ice Follow Your Heart, I was having flashbacks to our first time seeing the show in 2009, when Charlie was barely five and Eve was just three.As we have nearly every year since, our family adores this chance to be immersed in our love of Disney storytelling, combined with ice stunts, dance, great music and amazing special effects. But now in 2016 at Follow Your Heart, there are aerial tricks and special sets, technology and surprises like we have never seen before!Plus Read more...

GIVEAWAY: Disney On Ice Follow Your Heart in Fairfax

Disney on Ice's new production, Follow Your Heart, is coming to Fairfax October 19-23! Disney on Ice has a brand new show, Follow Your Heart that your kids need to see. The new favorite Disney films Finding Dory and Inside Out will be performed by Disney on Ice for the very first time! Dory, Nemo, Joy, Sadness and more characters from these animated films will be joined by Anna, Elsa, Olaf and Kristoff from Frozen; Cinderella, Rapunzel, Tiana and more Disney Princesses; Woody, Buzz and the Toy Read more...

GIVEAWAY: Disney On Ice Skates Into Town October 21-25, 2015

Disney On Ice's 100 Years of Magic is coming to the Eagle Bank Arena in Fairfax (formerly known as the Patriot Center) October 21 - 25, 2015.The iconic family ice show features a retrospective of kids’ favorite Disney characters over the past century, beginning with ol’ Steamboat Willie himself and all the way up to Anna, Elsa and Olaf from Frozen. Mickey Mouse leads a parade of characters including Minnie Mouse, Donald Duck, Goofy and an ensemble of Disney Princesses. Families can sing Read more...

Have the Coolest Summer Ever at Walt Disney World

Ray Charles sang that the night time was the right time to be with the one you love, but I say that SUMMERTIME is the right time to be with the ones you love ... at Walt Disney World. I just returned from an incredible summer press preview of the cool new offerings Walt Disney World Resort has cooked up for the Coolest Summer Ever. Although WDW hosted me as a media attendee, I could not resist bringing my husband Chris and kids Charlie, Eve and Alice along. Direct flights to Orlando from Washington Read more...