Short & Sweet Sunday – ‘Ohana breakfast

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Best Friends Breakfast featuring Lilo & Stitch at the Polynesian Resort

This is honestly one of my favorite meals at Walt Disney World. It’s becoming very popular since dinner here is usually completely booked 6 months in advance.

My first time here was nice and relaxed. The second time the place was practically empty for some reason. Then this past February, there was a huge crowd waiting for their name to get called so they could get a seat for some fun and grub! Since I was eating alone, it wasn’t too much of a wait and I got a table next to a window with a BEAUTIFUL view! I could see the marina, Seven Seas Lagoon, and a bit of the Grand Floridian Resort.

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Breakfast here is served “family style”. Just pretend you’re at Grandma’s for a down-home meal while she cooks for everyone and their cousin. Speaking of cousins, the cast members here usually call guests “cousins”…

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Arrival of MagicBands

So yesterday I posted about the CoverBands that are available for MagicBands.

Today I want to show you guys how they come in the mail and a little about how they get used while at Walt Disney World.

First off, they are not all pink. I chose pink for me because I’m all Princess-y like that, I guess. Ha! Disney does give you the chance to customize the color of your bands and the name printed on the inside to help distinguish which one belongs to whom. There are cute colors, manly colors (namely gray), and kid-friendly colors.

Anyway, after the MagicBands are customized, Disney ships them off in a discreet brown box (just in case you are surprising someone with a trip to Disney World). However, once the box is open, the cat is out of the bag…

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Mrs. Incredible greets you with a “banded” punch. ­čśë I feel the excitement rise!!

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Finally… the Disney World trip report starts!

Okay, so I’ve been busy for quite a while. Thanksgiving travel to see family, move to a new home, hubby went on an overseas┬átrip, finish moving, Christmas and all it’s travel plans, New Year’s travel, no school snow days…. phew!! I’m tired just typing all that! LOL

But then down to the nitty-gritty fun… planning my Disney┬átrip down to the small details, as I so love to do! ­čśë Honestly, I don’t think many people believe me when I tell them there is SO MUCH to do at the Walt Disney World resort, that even after many trips, there are still things I haven’t done that are on my bucket list… such as a campfire sing-along with s’mores and a movie with Chip and Dale at Fort Wilderness Campground. There’s just not enough hours in the day while on a Disney vacation. Ha!

So what did I do while at Disney World?? Well, read on my friends. It’s gonna take several posts to cover it all. Just settle in with your favorite drink and some popcorn, and I’ll give you all the amazing details of my 7 days at┬áthe Happiest Place on Earth! ­čśÇ

Let’s start with the first morning and check in, shall we? I had driven from VA to FL over two days, so the night before I arrived on Disney property, I checked in to the Baymont Inn and Suites not too far from the gates to Walt Disney World. It was clean and comfortable, but some of the other guests were a bit loud. The bed was super plush and sumptuous! I asked at the front desk where it comes from and the answer I got was, “Somewhere in Mexico. Maybe call the┬áhousekeeping ┬ámanager when you get home. He will know.” I have still yet to do that, but I’d love one of those beds at home.

On to my home-away-from-home…. Yaaayyyy!

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Mistakes to Not Make When Planning Your Disney World Vacation

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My new friend Carrie wrote a wonderful post for another Disney blog today. I just had to share this great info with you.

http://www.chipandco.com/10-mistakes-people-planning-disney-world-vacation-176932/

I certainly have made a couple of those mistakes myself, but I have learned the right way to do Disney! Haha!

And I can now share that knowledge with you when you’re ready to book a vacation to a Disney destination. Not only can I book Disney World, but also Disneyland, Disney Cruise Line, Adventures by Disney, and Aulani (Disney’s Hawaiian resort), and I have experience with Disney’s beach resorts at Hilton Head, SC, and Vero Beach, FL.

What are your favorite tips for vacationing to Disney or elsewhere??