I've not had a Disney (not so) Wordless Wednesday in a while but I know what you're thinking; it's September, why are you writing a Halloween post?! Next I'll be talking about Christmas (Which is only 100 days away too by the way. You're welcome!).
Halloween at Walt Disney World is roughly a 6 week affair, at least it is at the Magic Kingdom where they hold Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party (MNSSHP).
And guess what, the first party of the season took place yesterday.
A peek at Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party
Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party takes place after regular park hours and is an extra ticketed event. Whilst it might seem a little pricey for a 5 hour party, MNSSHP gives a lot of bang for it's buck with many exclusive Halloween events. You can also enter th...
Visiting Orlando is a little different from other holidays, due to it's popularity - planning, sometimes meticulous planning - can be key to getting the most from your trip. No one wants to be stuck in a queue when they could be having fun!
Being prepared for what lies ahead can not only save time but also put your mind at rest when visiting a new country. I wish I'd had some of this information before my first trip.
10 Brit Tips if you're visiting Orlando for the first time
Before you leave
1. Anticipating The Theme Parks
If you're 'Doing Disney' then as crazy as it sounds, you're potentially going to need to make some dining reservations as soon as the booking window opens. That means deciding where and when you want to dine 180 days (yes, six months!) in advance.
It's been over a month since I've written anything about Walt Disney World - seems cruising around Scandinavia and Iceland proved to be a distraction for me, who knew?!
WDW is never far from my mind though, and I figured now would be a great time to take a look at a restaurant in Epcot. Mostly because I always find it fun to drool over food.
Spice Road Table Review
One of a handful of slightly smaller niche restaurants to spring up in recent years on the World Showcase (such as La Cava del Tequila), Spice Road Table bucks the traditional theme park food trend, instead serving 'Mediterranean Small Plates'.
The restaurant had been on my radar since opening in early 2014 so I was happy to grab an impromptu lunch last year. Temperatures were comfortable so we could also enjoy the o...
In case you haven't noticed, I'm a teensy bit of a Walt Disney World fan. I know, right? Total shocker. There are no clues whatsoever to give it away.
The Walt Disney World Resort covers nearly 40 Square miles. Imagine that. For context that's roughly the size of San Francisco! Basically, it's huge, so it's a teensy bit frustrating when people assume it's only the Magic Kingdom (and therefore think it's only for kids).
These day's it's almost a hobby of mine to try and break that stereotype. What better way than by sharing some of my photos of Walt Disney World?
So sit back and have a browse. You might just be surprised by what you see - unless you've already been to Walt Disney World and seen it for yourself.
10 surprising photos of Walt Disney World
Hidden away up a path i...
Taking a cruise for the first time can be a minefield of things that you don't even realise that you didn't know. If you've already seen my guide for newbie Cruisers, you'll know some of my hot tips but one of the biggest overlooked things for a new cruiser is Tipping and Gratuities.
After paying a non-trivial amount to sail away in to the sunset, some people may be surprised to find out that additional gratuities need to be paid on board the ship. This is standard practice across the industry, though many cruise lines including Disney Cruise Line, give you the option to pre-pay before your trip for ease of budgeting.
A Guide to Tipping on Disney Cruise Line
Technically gratuities are at your discretion, but the crew on board cruise ships work incredibly hard to look after you. Ju...
Today's (not so) Wordless Wednesday is Disney Music. Music is a big deal in their theme parks - from ambient background, to catchy tunes that haunt you all day on rides (you're welcome). This week I'm highlighting one of my favourite musical Magic Kingdom attractions.
Mickey's Philharmagic is a 4D attraction. The story takes place with Donald Duck and is a Disney music medley through some of Disney's higher profile movies.
Yet the Disney music theme starts long before we get to watch the movie. Check this large selection of posters advertising other well known 'performers' in the entrance.
I think these posters are so cool. I never get bored of looking at the 'alternate' careers of some well known Disney characters.
There is one poster that's my favourit...