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First Disney World Trip / experience: 1976
Favorite Character: For a long time it was Pooh. Now it might be Tink.
Favorite Disney Movie: Either Pete’s Dragon or Toy Story or Monsters, Inc.
Favorite Ride: Rockin’ Roller Coaster
Favorite Resort to stay at: Beach Club
Favorite place to dine (table service): Chef de France
Favorite quick service: Cosmic Ray’s Starlight Cafe
Best Snack: Cinnamon Pretzel!
Best free thing to do at Disney: Watch the fireworks (it counts if you are outside of the park!) Resort hopping
Tip or advice to a Disney guest: Keep in mind that it is a vacation. Don’t let the stresses of a vacation ruin your mood or anyone else’s. Take naps too!
Anything you MUST Do each time you go to WDW: Maybe eat an ice cream sandwich….maybe ride Dumbo with Amber
Top five attracts at WDW:
1 – Rockin’ Roller Coaster
2 – Tower of Terror
3 – Soarin’
4 – It’s a Bug’s Life
5 – Philharmagic
Your favorite special event at WDW: Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party
Do you collect anything Disney? earrings & plush
First Disney World Trip / experience: 1986… I was 4 years old…the Magic Kingdom was 15 years old. It was magical! Even though the Haunted Mansion made me white as a ghost!
Favorite Character: The Big Cheese himself, of course! But I also have to make mention of Mr. Incredible!
Favorite Disney Movie: Meet The Robinsons
Favorite Ride: Expedition Everest – it is my happy place!
Favorite Resort to stay at: Wilderness Lodge – I love that you can hear the train whistle from the Magic Kingdom, but you’re a world away… just across Bay Lake, nestled in the pines.
Favorite place to dine (table service): I honestly do not have a ‘favorite’. With so many great places across the Walt Disney World Resort to dine… here are a few of my favorites, in no particular order: Whispering Canyon, Tusker House (Donald’s Safari Breakfast), Hoop Dee Doo Musical Revue, Garden Grill, and 1900 Park Fare (Breakfast or Dinner).
Favorite quick service: Satu’li Canteen at Animal Kingdom, Sunshine Seasons at EPCOT, Cosmic Rays in the Magic Kingdom, and ABC Commissary at Hollywood Studios.
Best Snack: DOLE WHIP! No doubt about it! I prefer pineapple vanilla swirl, please!
Best free thing to do at Disney: A monorail ride to resort hop and take in the sights, especially around the holidays.
Tip or advice to a Disney guest: Wear comfortable shoes, pack blister prevention/repair resources (anti-friction products, moleskin, peppermint foot spray/rub), and be sure to take at least two pair of tennis shoes, AND a comfortable pair of walking sandals. Also, do not buy new tennis shoes a week before you go!
Anything you MUST Do each time you go to WDW: Take just a few minutes to enjoy being surrounded by the magic that is the Walt Disney World Resort. The best places to experience magic is walking down Main Street USA, on a Savanna Overlook at Animal Kingdom Lodge, or by the fire at Wilderness Lodge.
Top five attractions at WDW: Expedition Everest, Kilamanjaro Safari, Festival of the Lion King, Space Mountain, and Big Thunder Mountain Railroad.
Your favorite special event at WDW: As far as ticketed events, it would have to be Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party. As far as something that’s free that happens every day… The daily Flag Retreat at 5pm in Town Square at the Magic Kingdom. I have a very soft spot for the honor and respect that this event shows for our Nation’s flag. It is a great reminder that the freedoms we enjoy have come at a great sacrifice, and that isn’t to be taken lightly.
Do you collect anything Disney?: Pins, framed art, vintage Disney merchandise (take a look at a plush Mickey from the 1950’s, change is inevitable with Disney!) and books.
First Disney World Trip / experience: I was really really little.
Favorite Character: Not my thing.
Favorite Disney Movie: The Incredibles was pretty awesome
Favorite Ride: Haunted Mansion is a classic and I wish I could build one in my backyard
Favorite Resort to stay at: Beach Club and Animal Kingdom Lodge / Kadani Village, well and the Grand Floridian, come on anyplace at Disney World
Favorite place to dine (table service): Victoria and Albert’s was amazing and I do love a good steak at Yachtmen’s Steak House at the Yacht and Beach Club Resort
Favorite quick service:
Best Snack: Go to Germany at EPCOT and get me one of anything or everything then head to France and do the same.
Best free thing to do at Disney: Take it easy, sit in the lobby and have a drink or sit by the fireplace in the evening. Oh and Starbucks.
Tip or advice to a Disney guest: Listen to Mouse Chat of course.
Anything you MUST Do each time you go to WDW: Meet up with friends and enjoy it
Your favorite special event at WDW: Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party!
Do you collect anything Disney? Not yet, I might go crazy if I start collecting Disney stuff. It seems to just appear in my house already.
First Disney World Trip / experience: 1979
Favorite Character: Mickey Mouse, of course!!
Favorite Disney Movie: Ratatouille
Favorite Ride: Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind
Favorite Resort to stay at: Disney’s Beach Club Resort
Favorite place to dine (table service): ‘Ohana
Favorite quick service: Connections Eatery
Best Snack: Carrot Cake Cookie
Best free thing to do at Disney: Chillin’ at the pool
Tip or advice to a Disney guest: Time is fleeting, soak up every moment you can to spend time with your family.
Anything you MUST Do each time you go to WDW: Visit Raglan Road for my all-time favorite dessert, Ger’s Bread & Butter Pudding – yum!!
Top five attracts at WDW:
1 – Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind
2 – Tower of Terror
3 – Rock N’ Rollercoaster
4 – Avatar: Flight of Passage
5 – Expedition Everest
(I also love Remy’s, it’s so cute!)
Your favorite special event at WDW: Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party
Do you collect anything Disney? Snowglobes and pins (for keeping, not trading)
First Disney World Trip / experience: My first trip to Disney World was in 1996 for the 25th Anniversary celebration!
Favorite Character: Cinderella
Favorite Disney Movie: So hard to choose! I really love Princess and the Frog, Coco and Zootopia
Favorite Ride: Tower of Terror
Favorite Resort to stay at: Disney’s Polynesian Resort
Favorite place to dine (table service): California Grill
Favorite quick service: Primo Piatto (Riviera Resort)
Best free thing to do at Disney: Watch the fireworks from Polynesian Beach
Tip or advice to a Disney guest: Stay in a resort on property. It is worth it!
Anything you MUST Do each time you go to WDW: Walk down Mainstreet USA and soak in all of the magic.
Your favorite special event at WDW: Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party
Do you collect anything Disney? Mugs! I have 4 shelves full of Disney Mugs