Author Archives: Jackie Gailey

Jackie Gailey is a work-at-home mom of two kids (ages 20 & 16), wife of 25+ years to the greatest husband and dad, and owner of Jackie’s Magical Moments, where she occasionally blogs about experiences she has with her vacation-loving family. Jackie travels regularly to the Orlando area because one can never have enough Pixie Dust in their life! Jackie was a Panelist on the 2013 and 2014 Disney Parks Moms Panel and currently, she is the Senior Content Director for wdwinfo.com and the Community Manager at DISBoards.com.

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Disney Shares Sneak Peek of New Dining and Networking Spaces Coming to Coronado Springs

Earlier this year, we shared details on the big renovations happening at Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort in order to make it more appealing to meeting professionals and attendees. We’ve just learned today that the new bar and grill being added will be named “Villa del Lago.” The restaurant is being built out over the water […]


Former Festival of the Lion King Performer Files Lawsuit Against Disney

Krista Crowder, a former performer in Animal Kingdom’s Festival of the Lion King show, has filed a lawsuit that accuses Disney of letting her go after she became pregnant with twins. The lawsuit is alleging gender discrimination and was filed this month in Orange Circuit Court. According to the lawsuit, Crowder is seeking over $15,000 […]


Soarin’ Around the World Attraction Merchandise Available on Shop Disney Parks App

More theme park and attraction-related merchandise has been showing up and this week, there is some new Soarin’ Around the World merchandise available on the Shop Disney Parks app. Pictured above is a new Soarin’ Messanger Bag priced at $39.99. Below is a women’s Soarin’ Born to Fly tee shirt with pink sparkly wings for […]


Sneak Peek of Upcoming Epcot International Food & Wine Festival Merchandise

Details are slowly being released for the 2018 Epcot International Food & Wine Festival, and today, we have a small taste of some of the merchandise guests can look forward to seeing at this year’s event. Chef Remy from Ratatouille will appear on aprons, kitchenware, ornaments, and more. “Foodie” Figment will be back this year making an […]


Rivers of Light Dessert Party Set to Begin August 6, Reservations Now Open

Disney’s Animal Kingdom is adding a new Rivers of Light Dessert Party to their evening offerings. Guests can add a sweet ending to their day by with an array of Disney’s Animal Kingdom-themed, house-made desserts, snacks, and specialty alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages before enjoying a VIP view of Rivers of Light. Check-in for the party […]


Central Florida Theme Park Injury Reports for 2nd Quarter of 2018 Released

To remain exempt from major inspection, Central Florida theme parks must list all of their quarterly incidents and injuries with the state. This quarter’s report (April – June 2018) covers a total of 18 incidents/injuries: 15 belonging to Disney and 3 to Universal. No injuries were reported for SeaWorld, Legoland, or Busch Gardens. Only incidents or […]


Ferrytale Fireworks Cruises Available to Book for New Dates Beginning Oct. 21

Enjoying Magic Kingdom’s fireworks spectaculars from a boat on the Seven Seas Lagoon offers a vantage point like no other. When you add a stellar selection of signature treats and specialty drinks (with or without alcohol) themed to the sparkling, shooting stars of the fireworks, you’ve got the makings for Ferrytale Fireworks: A Sparkling Dessert […]


Layer Cakes Coming Soon to Sprinkles Cupcakes at Disney Springs

We’ve learned that the pastry chefs at Sprinkles are getting ready to begin baking layer cakes in a variety of flavors. The cakes will be available in two sizes; a 4-layer 6″ cake and a 3-layer 8″ cake. While the layer cakes are done baking and ready for purchase in many locations around the country, […]


Walt Disney World Restaurants Featured in Visit Orlando’s Annual Magical Dining Month

Orlando has an awesome culinary scene and during Visit Orlando’s Magical Dining Month sponsored by American Express, you can indulge in a lot of goodness for a special prix fixe price. Beginning August 24 and continuing through September 30, 2018, select Orlando-area restaurants will offer a prix fixe dinner for only $35 (does not include tax […]


The BOATHOUSE Makes OpenTable’s Top 100 Best Al Fresco Restaurants in America

OpenTable, the world’s leading provider of online restaurant reservations just unveiled their top 100 Best Al Fresco Restaurants in America for 2018. The complete list features winning restaurants in 22 states with one of them being right here in Florida; The BOATHOUSE at Disney Springs to be exact. The 100 Best Al Fresco Restaurants in […]