Magic Kingdom Fireworks & Family Fun

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In our latest YouTube video, we get a hiccup in our evening when the Monorail goes down. We must wait in line for a boat to transport us from the Polynesian Village Resort to the Magic Kingdom. It was ok though because the Polynesian is a Gorgeous resort and a Cast Member gives our family an extra fast pass for our inconvenience.

We were able to hang out with friends on the hub grass while we were waiting for the fireworks to begin. This was our last time seeing the Wishes fireworks and we were all emotional (ok, maybe just me). I sometimes sing this song to Jackson when he is going to sleep and it really hit home that we won’t be seeing this arrangement again.

Afterwards, we were able to get a FastPass for Splash Mountain, which is Jackson’s new favorite ride!!! Walking back to the front of the park is always tiring after a long day of fun and Jackson had finally had enough and fell asleep in his stroller.

What a Great End to our Magic Kingdom Day!!

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Ohana Restaurant Review

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One of the big parts of vacationing at Disney World is the dining choices. ‘Ohana at the Polynesian Resort is one of our must do restaurants during our trip every time.  Making a reservation for this popular restaurant is required and should be made 180 days prior to the day you want to dine during your trip. I know this seems difficult to do, but if you are serious about eating at this restaurant than you should make your reservations then.

We love this restaurant for so many reasons!! When you are first greeted one of the hostesses take you back to your table and introduce you to the pineapple coconut bread. From there the waiter or waitress brings you a mixed green salad with Lilikoi dressing, pork dumplings, sticky chicken wings, teriyaki noodles, stir- fried vegetables, and then the screwers of shrimp, steak, and chicken. During this time you can ask for more of anything that has been put on your table. This is an all-you-care-to-enjoy restaurant. Even children dining at this restaurant are offered the standard ‘Ohana meal or a child-friendly meal: chicken strips, hot dog, french fries, etc…

Make sure you leave room for dessert because the bread pudding with caramel sauce is to die for and you won’t want to miss it!!! Check out our YouTube review of this great restaurant.

 

Festival of Fantasy Parade & Character Meet ‘n’ Greet! Disney World April 2017 Trip Day 2 Part 2

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The Festival of Fantasy parade is one of our favorite things to do while we are vacationing at Walt Disney World. Getting a great spot to watch the parade is very important and we would recommend finding a good spot up to one hour before the parade. Our son has also started to love meeting different characters. Our favorite character to meet so far is Mickey Mouse at the town square theatre. This Mickey Mouse has some very special talents and Jackson was so excited to meet him!!! Watch our YouTube video of our Disney World April 2017 Trip Day 2 Part 2!

Disney Store Outlet Review & Haul

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We recently had a family trip to Wisconsin Dells at the beginning of July 2017 and was so excited to see a Disney Store Outlet!!! We couldn’t just shop there once, but twice!!! Disney Store Outlet’s are different from regular Disney Store’s in that they usually have more clearance and will have more Disney Parks merchandise that is also marked down. Check out our YouTube video sharing with you a review of the store merchandise and our haul of the Disney goodies we purchased.

Disney Store Summer Haul & NEW Magicband 2.0

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The Disney Store had exactly what I needed when I was looking for some new summer items before our Wisconsin Dells family vacation. We were in Wisconsin Dells for almost a week and were staying at one of the water park resorts so more towels and a beach bag was needed for this trip. I also purchased one of the new Enchanted Tiki Room 45th Anniversary Limited Edition Magicbands 2.0 for a Father’s Day present and he really loved it!!!

Check out our YouTube Haul & Magicband 2.0 video!!!

Be Our Guest Restaurant Review

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We ate at the Be Our Guest Restaurant on our last trip to Disney World in April 2017. This is always one of the restaurants we love to eat at in the Magic Kingdom and it is such a unique and coveted reservation we must get. We have eaten at Be Our Guest several times since it has opened and each meal has been a different experience. This restaurant serves quick service meals for breakfast and lunch, yet a reservation is still necessary. At dinner is services as a table service restaurant and a reservation is a must. You are also able to make your dining selections 60 days ahead of your reservation which is great for people who will know what they want to eat. Check out our breakfast review on our YouTube channel for some great food choices and to see what we think about this restaurant!!!

J’s First Roller Coaster! Disney World April 2017 Trip Day 2 Part 1

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Our second day at Disney World was Wonderful!! Every time we go to Disney World with our toddler something new happens!!! Starting our morning in our cabin at Fort Wilderness and then riding in our rented golf cart through the fort to the settlement is just an amazing adventure! Getting into the Magic Kingdom during Extra Magic Hours (EMH) is a must for my family since you are able to get on many rides in Tomorrowland and Fantasyland!! On this trip, it including J’s first roller coaster rides on Barnstormer and Seven Dwarfs Mine Train. He is such a thrill seeker and so adventurous!!! Check out our YouTube vlog of our morning adventure at the Magic Kingdom!!!

Disney Store Merchandise & Haul- Cars 3 & Tangled the Series

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We always try to stop by the Disney Store whenever we are in Indianapolis to see what new or clearance merchandise they have in stock. The day we were at the store they had new Cars 3 and Tangled the series merchandise up front. The Once Upon a Toy Sale was going on and it included a lot of stuff- PJ’s, dress up costumes, stuffed characters, etc… There were so many things to choose from! Check out our YouTube video that shows you all of the new merchandise and the Haul of stuff we picked up at the store!

EPCOT Japan Pavilion Taste Test from Mitsukoshi

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During our April 2017 trip to Disney World, we decided to gather some goodies from the Mitsukoshi store in the Japan Pavilion to bring home and taste test. The Mitsukoshi store has so many choices and since we don’t speak Japanese, it was difficult to decide what to get. Check out our YouTube video as we show you all of our goodies we brought home and what we thought about them. Let’s put it this way- Not all of them tasted that good!

Great Birthday Disney Gifts

My Birthday was at the beginning of June and my family always knows what to get me- Disney gifts! They really outdid themselves this year and surprised me with some special items that I was not expecting.

Coach and Disney recently launched a line of handbags and accessories at the Coach Outlet stores that are vibrant and creative. I was so excited when I opened that Coach shopping tote to find this Mickey Mouse red bandana tote purse inside. I love larger purses because I do carry items around not only for myself but also my toddler. This bag also has a medium sized zipper pouch on the inside to hold smaller items.

With the new Beauty and the Beast Movie released, I was very excited to get the new movie and also to receive a Belle and Beast Disney tsum tsum to add to our collection! Moments like these always remind me how blessed and thankful I am for the family and friends we have in our lives!