Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Thanksgiving at Disney World

I have never been fortunate enough to go to Disney World during the Christmas holidays.  But, my niece was there over Thanksgiving and she said it was wonderful!!!  All the decorations were out.  The weather was great!!!   And her pic of the castle was to die for!!!!   Thanks to Sydney for keeping me in the Disney loop!!!!

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

New Restaurant Fantasyland

I have been so jealous about not being at Disney World recently that it has been hard to even blog!   For one, the Christmas lights and decorations are out in full force and from what I hear they are as enchanting as ever!    Another reason is that the new restaurant that everyone has been waiting for  Be Our Guest in Fantasyland (my fav land duh)  opens at 7am November 19th.   I cannot wait to hear the reviews!!   When we were at the Magic Kingdom in October you could just catch little glimpses of somethings over the tops of the construction walls.   I think the best parts of this restaurant are the seating capabilities (over 500) and it will be counter service for lunch and sit down reservations only for dinner.  Perfect!!   A choice is always welcome when it comes to dining in the World. 

So, I will be waiting impatiently for the "real" reviews and pics.  And if anyone gets there before I do please be my guest (hahaha get it?) and shoot some reviews my way!!! 

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Military, Policemen, Firemen, etc.

My sweet baby  Cory who is actually 24yrs old and a Navy sailor txt'd me and said he might get to come home in February!!!   Big news for us!  We have not seen him in 1 1/2 years.  :(    His first words were "Do you want to go to Disney in February??"   I love him!   Hell to the yeah!   So, it got me thinking about military families and Disney.   I know all kinds of police, firefighters and other public servants get discounts to the "World".   We have met tons of people from up north like New Jersey, Connecticut, New York etc. who were affiliated in some way with either the military service or police, fire, etc. and they are all just wonderful.  

So, I thought I would pull up info for Cory's upcoming visit as well as any other families who might be curious.

I am having a hard time finding discounts for police and firemen. There were many discounts after 9/11 but it seems they have dried up. (which is a darn shame)  Checking with your local departments might offer insights not found on the Internet.   There is a discount for National Sheriffs Association that I did come across. 

As for military there is a window of time called Armed Forces Salute that runs from Oct 1,2012 to September 28,2013.    There are deep discounts on rooms as well as tickets during this time for Walt Disney World and Walt Disney Land in California.   The best site  I found for this info was Military Discount Tips.  Plus, the Disney site itself usually has military discounts posted.   Shades of Green is the only military resort on Disney World property.  Rates go by rank and pay.  I have also heard it books up quickly.   

I will defenitely do some more digging on the subject and if anyone has more details just let me know!  


Friday, November 2, 2012

Lost & Found

When we got back from Disney a few weeks ago my youngest son realized he didn't have his wallet.  So on day 3 of being back I had every intention of calling the Disney World lost and found.   But, to my surprise there was a card in the mail that day informing us that there had been some items found in our room during our stay. When I called the number on the card I was asked to identify the lost item.  Within a few days the wallet was returned and the cash inside was sent via check (USPS has guidelines about sending cash in mail).  There was even a broken pair of sunglasses that my other son had left.  

So, kudos to Disney yet again.  For having such an honest housekeeping staff and being prompt and organized with so many guests.  :)