Animal Kingdom Lodge – Kidani Village

On our last family trip to Walt Disney World, we stayed in a 1-bedroom villa at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge – Kidani Village.  It was amazing! We had a savannah view room and could go out on our balcony at anytime and see animals.  So fun! Definitely a fun and unique experience right at the resort.   Staying at Animal Kingdom Lodge is almost like being on your own African Safari!  Animal Kingdom Lodge is […]

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Aulani – Activities, Dining and Characters!

For the last post in this series on Aulani, a Disney Resort & Spa, we will look at some of the activities and dining around the resort.  Aunty’s Beach House When my kids were younger, they did not want to leave Aunty’s Beach House.  There are so many fun activities,  games and arts and crafts to keep them busy and sometimes Disney characters will come by to hang out at Aunty’s Beach House.  The Beach […]

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Aulani – Waikolohe Valley and Beach Area

After you have arrived at Aulani, a Disney Resort & Spa and have checked in, went to your room, and maybe even unpacked,  it’s time to start exploring!  As I said in my last post about Aulani, this is a resort where you can have fun, but also find plenty of time to rest and relax.   Waikolohe Valley This is the most amazing pool area ever!!  There have been days where my family spends […]

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Aulani – Arrival and Rooms

My family has been lucky enough to visit Aulani, a Disney Resort & Spa twice. Once in 2014 and our second visit was in 2017.  I am starting to feel the need to go back!   Aulani is a beautiful resort that brings the beauty, history and spirit of Hawaii together.  Located in Ko Olina, it is on the leeward coast of O’ahu.  It is about a 30-minute drive from the Daniel K. Inouye International […]

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Halloween Time at Disneyland

I love Halloween! It’s such a fun holiday.  Dressing up, trick-or-treating, a fun party.  You know what is even more fun?  Halloween Time at the Disneyland Resort.  I was able to go last year and it was so much fun!   This year, Halloween Time at the Disneyland Resort will be September 6 to October 31, 2019.  You can enjoy happy hauntings at both Disneyland Park and Disney’s California Adventure Park!   Oogie Boogie Bash […]

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Disney’s Port Orleans – French Quarter Resort

On the banks of the Sassagoula River, is Disney’s Port Orleans – French Quarter Resort. I recently had the opportunity to stay at this Moderate Level Disney resort and I loved it!  The Mardi Gras theming is amazing!  You feel like you are in the real French Quarter as you walk around the resort.  There are so many details.   Take a look at all the different photos, both around the resort and inside a […]

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What’s Your Favorite Mountain?

The Mountains are calling!  Which one are you going to ride first?  Do you have one that is your favorite?   Space Mountain:  Located in Tomorrowland, Space Mountain takes you on a trip through the cosmos in your own rocket ship.  You will go up and down hills and twist around asteroids in the stars.  Space Mountain is such a classic ride.  It is a dark ride as you travel through space.  It has a […]

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2019 Eat to the Beat Concert Series

The Epcot International Food & Wine Festival is such a fun event to attend.  This year, the Festival will take place between August 29 – November 23, 2019.  After spending a day exploring Epcot and tasting foods from around the world, you can end your evening listening to one of the many performers who will be at the America Gardens Theater in the World Showcase.  To ensure great seats for the concerts, you can book […]

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My Favorite Things about Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party

Do you know what happens one month from today?  On August 16, 2019, it will be the first Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party night at Disney World’s Magic Kingdom!!!   I love Halloween at Disney World!  It is so much fun!  It is one of my favorite seasonal events.   Here are a few of my favorite things about Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party… You can dress up!  That’s right.  No matter how […]

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Exciting Fall Promo News!!!

Early this morning, Disney made traveling to Disney World this Fall a little more exciting!!  One very popular offer is back!!  If you have been thinking of a fun, fall vacation at Disney World, contact me at valerie@magical-vacations.com now for details and to get started!!  The offers are limited and won’t last long!!  Remember, my planning services are FREE!