Royal Sommerhus

Royal Sommerhus

This week we are staying in the Norway Pavilion at Epcot, and discovering an experience unlike any we have talked about on the podcast to date. While I love me a good Disney ride or show, there is another magical way to experience the parks. I’m talking about Character Meet’n’Greets! This is your chance to come face to face and interact with some of your favorite Disney characters. Trust me, these encounters can be some of the most memorable moments from a trip to Walt Disney World.

The Magic Kingdom is usually the first park that comes to mind when thinking about Disney characters. While there are a lot of incredible character experiences at this park, it is not the only one with a wide range of characters. Epcot may surprise you when it comes to its international mix of characters available. Of course, none are more famous than the sisters from Arendelle. Today we are going to tell you where to find Anna & Elsa!

A Pirate’s Adventure – Treasures of the Seven Seas

A Pirate’s Adventure – Treasures of the Seven Seas

One of our favorite experiences from our recent trip to Walt Disney World was an interactive game in Adventureland called A Pirate’s Adventure – Treasures of the Seven Seas. We had never taken the time to discover what this little adventure was all about until this trip. We knew from our Disney Cruise that our nephew James, loved the interactive game offered on the Disney Cruise Line. So, before we went to WDW I started looking at the various games offered in the parks. I read up on the Sorcerers of the Magic Kingdom, Agent P’s Adventure in Epcot, and A Pirate’s Adventure in Adventureland. For reasons we will discuss in just a moment, I decided the Pirate’s Adventure seemed like the best option for this trip. However, I had no idea it would be as big of a hit as it turned out to be. I’m so excited to tell you all about it today.

Daily Recap – Day 5 Magic Kingdom

Daily Recap – Day 5 Magic Kingdom Play in new window | Download (18.9MB) | EmbedToday is our final daily recap episode and we are back at the Magic Kingdom!  We saved the best for last and had a magical day at Walt Disney World.  In this episode we talk about an overlooked treasure known as A Pirates Adventure ~ Treasure of the Seven Seas, and how we scored seven FP+ rides in one day!  Here is the touring plan from our final day: Peter Pan’s Flight Big Thunder Mountain Railroad A Pirate’s Adventure~Treasure of the Seven Seas Pirates of the Caribbean Mickey’s PhilharMagic Lunch – Pecos Bill Tall Tale Inn and Cafe Break Splash Mountain/Haunted Mansion Tomorrowland Speedway/Space Mountain Dinner – Cosmic Ray’s Starlight Cafe/Sleepy Hollow Carousel of Progress Mad Tea Party/Dumbo the Flying Elephant Buzz Lightyear’s Space Ranger Spin Jungle Cruise Splash Mountain The Haunted...
Daily Recap – Day 4 Disney’s Hollywood Studios

Daily Recap – Day 4 Disney’s Hollywood Studios Play in new window | Download (15.3MB) | EmbedDay 4 of our family trip took us to my favorite park, Disney’s Hollywood Studios!  We had a great time watching Disney Jr. Live on Stage for the first time and capped off the day with Fantasmic!  There were a lot of shows in between, but we could have used a few more rides for the little ones.  Check out the podcast for all the details!  Here was our touring plan for the day: Star Wars Launch Bay Disney Junior – Live on Stage! Voyage of The Little Mermaid Muppet Vision 3D Star Tours – The Adventures Continue Lunch – Mama Melrose’s Ristorante Italiano Break For the First Time in Forever: A Frozen Sing-Along Celebration Indiana Jones Epic Stunt Spectacular! Toy Story Mania! Dinner – ABC Commissary Twilight Zone Tower of Terror...
Daily Recap – Day 3 Epcot

Daily Recap – Day 3 Epcot Play in new window | Download (13.3MB) | EmbedDay 3 has us going to Epcot and experiencing Frozen Ever After for the first time!  We also had a surprisingly short wait to meet Anna & Elsa at their Royal Somerhaus.  It was another great day at Walt Disney World and we have the full recap for you in the...
Daily Recap – Day 2 Animal Kingdom

Daily Recap – Day 2 Animal Kingdom Play in new window | Download (14.6MB) | EmbedDay 2 of our family vacation was a day of scrambling!  We arrived at the Animal Kingdom before rope drop as planned, but from there on we had to stay on our toes and make some changes to the schedule.  In this episode I talk about why you shouldn’t plan for the best case scenario, and how to make FP+ changes on the fly when necessary.  Thanks to quick thinking and some flexibility we still had an amazing day at the Animal Kingdom.  Check out our original plan below, followed by our actual touring for the day: Original Plan Kilimanjaro Safaris Festival of the Lion King Wildlife Train: Africa Conservation Station Habitat Habit! Affection Section Wildlife Train: Rafiki’s Planet Watch Lunch – Harambe Market Flights of Wonder Break Finding Nemo the Musical Maharajah Jungle Trek Dinner – Flame Tree Barbecue The Boneyard DINOSAUR Tricera Top Spin Expedition Everest River of Light Actual Touring Plan   Kilimanjaro Safaris Wilderness Explorers Festival of the Lion King Lunch – Harambe Market Break The Boneyard Tricera Top Spin Finding Nemo the Musical Dinner – Flame Tree Barbecue Rivers of Light...
Planning to Ride: Part Two

Planning to Ride: Part Two

This week we finish our two week series on Planning to Ride. Steps 5-7 take you through making reservations, how to pack, and what to review before you go on vacation. Ben will be in Walt Disney World this week so be sure to follow the Ride Guide at and

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