Author Archives: Beth Seltzer

Born and raised in NJ and still living here with my husband and two daughters. My Disney fandom increased at least tenfold when I discovered the DIS Unplugged Podcast a few years ago. Since then I've ventured off to Disneyland in California, Hong Kong Disneyland, two Disney Cruises and "several" Disney World trips - including 2015 Star Wars Weekends and the 2016 Disney World Half Marathon. Many of these trips were made possible by what I learned through the various DIS Podcasts and the DISboards. Feel free to follow me @seltzer76 on Twitter.

Disneyland’s Blue Bayou Restaurant Versus Disney World’s San Angel Inn

Two Disney restaurants with similar types of theming (but with very different types of food) are Disneyland’s Blue Bayou Restaurant and Disney World’s San Angel Inn at Epcot.  My family has eaten at San Angel Inn in Epcot many times, and we love the food and the theming.  So, during a recent trip to Disneyland, we couldn’t […]

Will Toy Story Land Be Any Good? A Sneak Preview from Hong Kong Disneyland

When I heard the D23 Expo announcement that Hollywood Studios‘ Toy Story Land would be opening in the summer of 2018 (only 3 years after it was first announced), it impacted me in a way that might be different from other folks.  Instead of being excited, I started to get very worried.  That’s because I have experienced Hong […]

Epcot Then and Now: My Changing Perspective

Growing up in the 80s and early 90s, I eagerly anticipated my family’s bi-yearly trips to Walt Disney World.  However, my excitement was always a bit dampened by my parents’ insistence that we visit Epcot for at least one day of our trip. To me, Disney World was synonymous with Magic Kingdom and I couldn’t understand why […]

Cruising on the Disney Dream with a Severe Motion Sickness Sufferer

A Disney Cruise offers unique experiences that you can’t get anywhere else, but it always seemed out of reach for my husband, who is a severe motion sickness sufferer. He has suffered from motion sickness his whole life, and has been sick on just about any form of transportation you can name: plane, boat, car, […]

Turned Away at the Border: San Angel Inn at Epcot

Without a doubt, my family’s favorite restaurant to eat at in Epcot is the San Angel Inn Restaurante in the Mexico Pavilion. We visit Walt Disney World once or twice a year and we always make a reservation there, even though this seems to be one of the less popular restaurants.   Well, recently we visited […]

Epcot’s Leave A Legacy Sculpture: A Purchaser’s View

Many people want to leave their stamp on the world, and early in the 21st century, Walt Disney World offered its visitors the opportunity do just that.  According to Disney, Epcot’s Leave A Legacy Sculpture is “a tribute to a unique moment in time – the dawning of the third millennium.”  Purchasers could contribute their images to […]

Age vs. Height at the theme parks: Where do you stand?

This year during my family’s Walt Disney World/Universal Studios Orlando summer vacation, my six-year-old experienced a significant milestone: she was able to ride many rides all by herself…but only at Universal Studios. That’s because while both parks have minimum height requirements for many rides, they differ in their “Ride Alone” policy. Universal’s policy is based on […]