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A Tale of The Daily Poutine and a Canadian


This born and raised Canadian was lucky enough to spend some time living in Orlando Florida.  Like anyone who moves to a different country, there are certain things I missed from home. The Canadian Pavilion could provide some relief but it was always nice to have more. You can imagine how excited I was when I […]


Epcot’s Food and Wine Festival at Home: Germany’s Apple Strudel


Hello Disney chefs and welcome to our second installment of Epcot‘s Food and Wine Festival recipes at home. Today, let’s create a crowd favorite from the Germany marketplace. Of course, we are talking about the flaky and sweet goodness of their Apple Strudel. There is a reason it’s probably the first food item that comes to […]


“That’s a Wrap” for the Great Movie Ride


Welcome to Disney’s Hollywood Studios! Although it was a bittersweet day for the park, it is nice to see Disney making progress in the parks after years of being practically dormant. The Great Movie Ride will be sorely missed but the future seems to be bright for Walt Disney World. It was very evident today the mark […]


The History of Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa – Part One


Image: WATG Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort and Spa is one of the flagship resorts at the Walt Disney World Resort. It is an elegant, romantic turn-of-the-century resort, however when the resort was originally being planned Disney had another resort in mind. When Project X (as the Walt Disney World Resort was originally called) – later […]


The History of Disney’s Wilderness Lodge – Part Two


Part One of the history of Disney’s Wilderness Lodge Resort can be found by clicking this link: The History of Disney’s Wilderness Lodge – Part One DVC Construction Image: Google Maps The Urban Design Group was also responsible for the design of the Villas at the Wilderness Lodge (now Boulder Ridge Villas at Disney’s Wilderness Lodge). The […]


Joe Rohde’s Instagram underscores his depth as a Creative Designer


One of these photos was taken in a space created by Imagineer Joe Rohde.  The other was taken at an abandoned property near my work.  The intriguing profusion of insulated wires appears to have occurred over time.  The structures’ caretakers were responding to changes in infrastructure as well as the needs of nearby people in an attempt to […]


Going to Disney World? 5 Ways to Build Excitement for Your Trip with Your Smallest Mouseketeers!


The mere mention of an impending trip to Disney World is enough to send most children into an uncontainable excitement and the household into a frenzy. They may have been already, so they know they are returning to a magical place where they get to meet their favourite Characters or go on exciting rides. However, […]


A Free Upgrade and Late Check-out at a Disney World Hotel: What Worked for Us


The night before leaving for our most recent Disney trip, my excitement was creeping in, just as it had done on countless trips before. Looking for a task to distract me from the anticipation, I sat and mentally prepared for our trip, carefully reviewing our packing list, ensuring that I hadn’t overlooked any vacation essentials. My […]


Walt Disney World Character Meet-And-Greet: Character Dining in the Parks


In our Walt Disney World character series, we have talked about The Magic Kingdom, Epcot, Disney’s Hollywood Studios, and Disney’s the Animal Kingdom. These are four really great places to meet the characters you grew up with. The issue is you have to travel between them, wait in multiple lines and plan your day around […]


My Florida Vacation Christmas list


I made my list and checked it twice! Here are some of my favorites when on a Florida Christmas Vacation. Let’s start with the Disney Parks. Magic Kingdom Main Street USA decorations Main Street USA is always decorated perfectly at Christmastime! Cast members work all year round on the decorations we see all over the Disney […]