Tuesday, July 17, 2018

New at Disney Springs: The Edison & Disney Style

Disney Springs has become more and more of a must-stop destination on our Disney World trips - I love all the additions they've made in recent years!

For example, The Dress Shop at Cherry Tree Lane in the Marketplace Co-op has become one of my favorite stores at WDW - I love stopping in to see what new dresses and skirts and accessories are in stock! 👗 On our recent trip I loved checking out the new Disney Style store which features more casual attire than the Dress Shop and so many cool photo ops like the tea cup.

Another first on our last trip was lunch at The Edison! The food was not-so-great, but I think where The Edison shines is in its eclectic drink menu and immersive surroundings - I'd love to come back sometime to see the bands and evening performances. 🎺

Saturday, July 14, 2018

June 2018 Reading Wrap-Up

"He had often maintained that the main object of a man's life was to see a thing as if he had never seen it before."

The Poet and The Lunatics by G.K. Chesterton

I've had such great reading summer so far - so many of the books I've picked up have become new favorites! The Poet and the Lunatics has definitely been one of them - the characters were great, the mysteries were intriguing, and the writing was amazing...

Monday, June 25, 2018

Disney's Beach Club Resort Stone Harbor Club Tour

Hop in the car, guys! Today we're checking into Disney's Beach Club Resort. 🐚

I love how elegant and yet relaxed this deluxe resort is! I've got both a room tour AND a club level tour in this post...

Monday, June 18, 2018

Dessert Drinks of Tomorrowland

Tomorrowland's Purple Wall of Instagram fame is no longer just a wall...it's now a drink!

...and it's not even Tomorrowland's only photo-worthy dessert! On our recent trip I had to sample both new beverages - the Millenial Pink Milkshake 💕 and the Purple Wall Slushy. 💜

No, I didn't try them both on the same day. 😆

Monday, June 11, 2018

May 2018 Reading Highlights

""Books are people," smiled Miss Marks. "In every book worth reading, the author is there to meet you, to establish contact with you. He takes you into his confidence and reveals his thoughts to you.""

The Four Graces by D.E. Stevenson

Did you catch my May reading wrap-up? I really enjoyed exploring Lady Winifred Fortescue's books more this month - Perfume from Provence got me hooked, and I loved There's Rosemary, There's Rue.  I also enjoyed re-discovering The Four Graces by D.E. Stevenson. It's made me want to go back and re-read the entire Miss Buncle series!

Monday, June 4, 2018

New Spyglass Grill at Disney's Caribbean Beach Resort

Although much of Disney's Caribbean Beach Resort is under construction at the moment, there is one new thing that's opened recently - the Spyglass Grill!

I had heard so much about the new Spyglass Grill at the Trinidad South pool with its passion fruit tres leches dessert that we HAD to swing by to check it out for lunch. It was really good for a pool bar, but not quite as good as we'd hoped - although it was fun to get a glimpse of the Skyliner construction and the new Disney Vacation Club Riviera Resort!

Monday, May 28, 2018

Hollywood Studios May 2018 Construction Update

There are SO many changes in progress at Disney's Hollywood Studios right now. It was crazy to see all the construction during our recent trip and try to imagine what everything will be like when it's finished...gondolas zipping through the air, new lands to explore with Galaxy's Edge and Toy Story Land.

We passed the Skyliner station and saw all the new pylons out in front of the park.  The new mountains of Batuu were rising in the distance...still surrounded by construction cranes of course. 😉 Also got a glimpse of Woody over the wall - Toy Story Land will be open in less than a month now!

What updates at Hollywood Studios are you most excited for?

Monday, May 21, 2018

Disneyland Trip Report & Vlogs

Last summer my family was planning a big trip out West, and while the main attractions were going to be the Grand Canyon and Yellowstone and different national parks (I've been sharing those vlogs over on my Patreon page!), we realized that we could squeeze in a quick Disneyland jaunt at the beginning!

I've just finished posting all the vlogs over on my YouTube channel. 😄 Our arrival day was July Fourth, and we got to see the Independence Day fireworks from the E Ticket Club on the top floor of the Disneyland Hotel. The desserts were amazing too. 🍰

The next day we were up early to take advantage of the Extra Magic Hour for resort guests - we had Disney's California Adventure all to ourselves! It's so crazy to look back at these and realized that Paradise Pier is now going to be PIXAR Pier...just another reason to plan another trip. 😉 We really enjoyed the brand new Guardians of the Galaxy Mission: BREAKOUT!

I was SO excited to be reunited with the Motorama Girls at Flo's! Carsland blew me away just like it did on our last trip - Radiator Springs Racers is so great, and the shops and restaurants are so well themed and immersive. 😍

One amazing thing about Disneyland is how close the parks and hotels are to each other - we were able to pop back over to the Grand Californian for brunch at Storyteller's Cafe. the characters were fantastic!

The afternoon was dedicated to the park that started it all...DISNEYLAND! Although the crowds were insane and we had some snafus (like the monorail going down and almost missing our Space Mountain Fastpass!), we still had such a fun time. The highlight was getting stuck on Mr. Toad's Wild Ride and having to walk out through...nowhere in particular... 😂

I really wanted to see World of Color - it's one of my favorite Disney nighttime shows - and it was SO much fun to watch it from the viewing deck for resort guests at the Grand Californian rather than having to fight through the crowds to see it from inside the park. I really liked the slightly elevated view too - you really got a panoramic view of California Adventure!

Our last morning was spent soaking in the Disneyland hotels. It was a very quick trip, but SUCH a fun one! ✨
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