Disney World

Following Up After Our Crazy Fundraising Day

Two days after and I’m still sore.  We descended on Central Florida last week to see how much money we could raise for an incredible organization, Give Kids The World.  Give Kids The World provides cost-free vacations to families with critically ill children.  These kids get a great place to stay, free tickets to Disney World and Universal, presents and a virtually unlimited supply of ice cream.  Last year we raised over $20,000 to support their mission. How Did We Do This Year? This year we set out to break […]

I Need Your Help Again To Do Something Wonderful And Crazy

Things have been way too quiet lately, which means it’s time to do something crazy again.  If you’ve followed along here over the years, you know how much I enjoy helping others.  If you enjoy helping others and/or I’ve helped you over the years, I hope you’ll consider helping with my next crazy effort. There are so many incredible charitable organizations out there.  One of my favorites is Give Kids The World.  Their mission resonates with me because of my own children. They’re not terribly well-known, unless you’re a Disney […]

Help Some Tiny Wings Fly

I’m getting ready to do something crazy again and I hope you’ll consider helping.  The two best ways you can help are by sharing this story with a friend and donating to our fundraiser.  Let me give you a bit of background. Give Kids The World is a fabulous charity organization located in Central Florida.  They’re not terribly well-known, unless you’re a Disney nerd like me.  But, they perform a very important missions.  They house the Make a Wish kids who come to Disney World. Thanks to the generosity of […]

Recent Experience Shows How Marriott Properties Treat Award Bookings Differently Than Paid Bookings

Since Marriott acquired Starwood Preferred Guest a few years ago, the number of paid stays I’ve had with Marriott have been steadily dropping.  It didn’t start out intentional, but I did find myself booking fewer and fewer Marriott stays .  I don’t go out of my way to avoid Marriott.  But, I used to go out of my way to stay with SPG.  As the years have gone by, a number of changes have caused me to continue moving business elsewhere. Marriott has been fairly intentional in establishing a loyalty […]

I’m Making A Little Magic

As 2021 gets under way I have a bit of good news for folks who aren’t big Disney fans and some great news for folks who are big Disney fans.  I’ve been working on a project for what seems like forever.  A pandemic has a way of stretching time like nothing I’ve ever experienced.  We’re just about ready to launch that project and I wanted to give you guys a sneak peek.  For those of you who don’t like Disney and would rather I didn’t write about it…..good news!  The […]

Even If You’re Not A Disney Fan, This Stat May Surprise You

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Disney World is one of those places that most people love or hate.  I happen to fall into the former category, but even if you fall into the latter, or don’t spend time focusing on Disney, a recent statistic I heard really surprises me.  Amidst the COVID-19 pandemic over the past 6 months, travel is down significantly.  Disneyland in California hasn’t even reopened yet, though Disney World has been open for a few months now. For the past 20 years, Disney has had their own timeshare program, dubbed Disney Vacation […]

Bring Your Kids To School At The Four Seasons And Sneak Away To Disney World

School will take on many different meanings for students across the country this year. If your child’s school is in online learning mode (or you’re home schooling) and you have cash to burn, the Four Seasons in Orlando has a new package you might be interested in.  For $50 per day, the Four Seasons will provide a desk in a quiet work environment for your child on school days. They’ll also feed them lunch. Dubbed “schoolcation”,  Four Seasons has introduced a variation on the traditional kids club that I don’t […]

Will Disney Have Special Discounts When Their Parks Reopen?

Seems like we’re talking a lot about coronavirus lately, no shock.  If you’re interested in seeing more of what I’ve written lately, check these stories out: Should You Travel During the Coronavirus Crisis? Marriott Furloughs Two-Thirds of Their Corporate Employees How Many Airlines Have Stopped Flying Completely in the Coronavirus Crisis? A friend of mine, Liz, asked me recently if I thought there would be a bunch of great discounts at Disney World when the parks started to reopen after the current crisis.  The cop-out answer is “yes and no”. […]

17 Things I Learned At United Airlines Media Day

It was a whirlwind day of information. New flights to London, the Bahamas and Vail Colorado were just a bit of what we learned. Larger overhead bins, 3D interior images and tech to help you make that tight connection are just some of the highlights from United Airlines Media Day.

Save 25% On Disney World Tickets This Fall And Sleep In!

Saving money on a Disney World vacation is on every family’s radar when they plan a trip to visit the mouse. Disney has released a variety of different ticket options over the years that have varied in their ability to save you money. A recent option is likely to be a better fit for many folks.