Author: Jenni Ingersoll

Building a Disney Dream

Building a Disney Dream
The newest Disney Cruise Line ship, the Disney Dream is set to sail from Port Canaveral, Florida on its highly anticipated maiden voyage on January 26, 2011.  This state of the art cruise ship is thought to take family cruising to new heights with many first-of-its-kind features including an above...
June 4th, 2010 | Disney, Photo Highlights | Read More

Disney Adventure Without a Theme Park Ticket

Disney Adventure Without a Theme Park Ticket
When traveling to Walt Disney World (map) with a family, so often your arrival day is a puzzle of what exactly to do.  If you arrive early enough at your resort, you can head to one of the four theme parks and hit the ground running.  But, if you arrived later in the day, is it too late to use...
June 3rd, 2010 | Disney | Read More

Disney Good Neighbor Hotels

Disney Good Neighbor Hotels
Good neighbors let you borrow a cup of sugar when you run out, pick up your mail when you are away, and are basically, a pleasure to be around.  The concept is very much the same for hotels deemed Good Neighbor Hotels by Walt Disney World Resort and Disneyland Resort. What exactly are the qualifications...
June 1st, 2010 | Disney | Read More

Southern Luxury at Seelbach Hilton Louisville

Southern Luxury at Seelbach Hilton Louisville
I love history and all the things we can learn from the past.  I love to tour older buildings, just imagining the things that the walls have seen and heard and how life has changed. When the opportunity arose recently to stay at the Seelbach Hilton Hotel (map), a luxury hotel on the National Register...
May 31st, 2010 | Road Trips | Read More

American Idol Winner Going to Disney World

American Idol Winner Going to Disney World
What could be better than winning the hottest reality television program in America? Well, going to Walt Disney World Resort (map), of course! After being crowned the newest “American Idol”,  reality t.v. star and singing champion, Lee DeWyze filmed the famous “I’m going to Disney...
May 29th, 2010 | Disney | Read More

New Bouncing Baby Girl Added to Kingdom

New Bouncing Baby Girl Added to Kingdom
I can’t help myself.  I love babies. No matter the species, I find them all adorable and therefore can not resist sharing the good news. The elephant herd at Disney’s Animal Kingdom has a new member. Surrounded by the Disney animal care team, a newborn female calf was born late May 20,...
May 28th, 2010 | Disney | Read More

Guten Tag! Epcot’s Germany Pavilion

Guten Tag! Epcot’s Germany Pavilion
One of my favorite theme parks within Walt Disney World Resort (map) is Epcot (map) and more specifically, the World Showcase.  I love the fact that as a guest, you can visit so many different “countries” for five minutes or for several hours and feel totally immersed in the culture or...
May 26th, 2010 | Disney | Read More

Groceries Delivered to Your Disney Door

Groceries Delivered to Your Disney Door
In a recent post on the Disney Parks Blog a benefit for Disney Vacation Club members allows for groceries to be ordered on-line and delivered to Vacation Club properties.  For the price of the items, plus a $5.00 delivery fee, DVC members can save money on their dining costs while taking advantage of...
May 23rd, 2010 | Disney | Read More

Hip and Trendy at Downtown Disney’s Tren-D

Hip and Trendy at Downtown Disney’s Tren-D
Shopping with a teen can be quite a challenge.  Was it overnight that her taste and mine grew so far apart? Getting past the mere challenge of even being seen shopping with your mother, the task often remains to find age appropriate yet stylish clothing.  Thank heavens for Tren-D, a new shop located...
May 22nd, 2010 | Disney | Read More

Disney Toasts to California Grill

Disney Toasts to California Grill
15 years ago a restaurant opened up high atop the 15th floor of Disney’s Contemporary Resort.  The resort itself is distinctive enough with the monorail gliding right through the middle allowing passengers bound for the Magic Kingdom (map), a brief glimpse inside.  Yet, the opening of California...
May 20th, 2010 | Disney | Read More

Hong Kong Disneyland Offers Braille Nature Walk Guidebook

Hong Kong Disneyland Offers Braille Nature Walk Guidebook
Hong Kong Disneyland Resort is home to millions of trees and shrubs.  So many in fact that one-eighth of Hong Kong’s butterfly species find a home there among the 80 types of trees and flowers. Scattered around the grounds of the Resort, the lush landscape can be seen on the Park  Promenade that...
May 18th, 2010 | Disney | Read More

Heigh-Ho Best Deals to Save Disney Dough

Heigh-Ho Best Deals to Save Disney Dough
The battle for the tourist dollar continues to rage with special packages and extras being offered to entice visitors to many vacation destination.  Walt Disney World (map) and Disneyland Resort (map) are no exception, with several offers tempting guests to visit throughout the summer and into the...
May 15th, 2010 | Disney | Read More

After 55 Years Mickey Breaks His Silence

After 55 Years Mickey Breaks His Silence
Some guests waiting to meet the most famous resident of Disneyland Resort (map) might be thrilled with an extra treat as Mickey Mouse actually speaks to them. According to a recent article in the Los Angeles Times, Disney Imagineers are testing a previously unheard of meet and greet with a talking...
May 12th, 2010 | Disney | Read More

Drive Like a Racer at IndyCar Experience

Drive Like a Racer at IndyCar Experience
Those of us living in Indianapolis have to wait a few more days to hear that famous roar as the IndyCars take to the track at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway (map).  But did you know that guests to Walt Disney World Speedway  can experience the rush 350 days a year? Located just outside the Magic Kingdom...
May 10th, 2010 | Disney | Read More

3D or Not 3D? A Question At Disney Attractions

3D or Not 3D? A Question At Disney Attractions
Walt Disney has some amazingly creative employees.  Among the most creative are the imagineers who are responsible for the attractions at the theme parks.  From the largest thrill to the smallest detail that makes each pirate in the Caribbean seem so realistic and the attractions so wonderful, they...
May 8th, 2010 | Disney | Read More

Have it Your Way at Goofy’s Candy Co.

Have it Your Way at Goofy’s Candy Co.
I have a confession to make… when it comes to sweets, I have a  huge sweet tooth.  Chocolates, caramels, soft and gooey, crispy or chewy, I don’t care, I love it all! That is what makes Goofy’s Candy Co. one of my favorite shops in Downtown Disney (map) . This wonderful store carries...
May 5th, 2010 | Disney | Read More

Disney Lodging On-Site or Off-Property?

Disney Lodging On-Site or Off-Property?
There is a debate that rages among Disney guests, is it better to stay on-site at a Disney Resort or to choose lodging off Disney property?  Good arguments can be made for either option and to me it seems that it is a question of budget, the length of your stay, and type of experience you seek. A...
May 4th, 2010 | Disney | Read More

Give Mom Taste of Islands With Disney Classic Tonga Toast

Give Mom Taste of Islands With Disney Classic Tonga Toast
If your travel plans for this weekend don’t include taking mom to a Disney brunch, why not treat her to breakfast in bed, Disney-style? With a little help from the Orlando Sentinel here is a classic recipe that will make mom think she  has magically traveled to Walt Disney World (map) and...
May 3rd, 2010 | Disney | Read More

A Lot to See at Tokyo DisneySea

A Lot to See at Tokyo DisneySea
Visitors to Tokyo have two Disney theme parks to enjoy.  The first is the popular Tokyo Disneyland Park with its traditional Disney stories full of fantasy, magic and dreams.  The second park, Tokyo DisneySEA holds new experiences based on the imaginative lore of the oceans full of adventure, discovery...
April 30th, 2010 | Disney | Read More

One of Final Space Shuttle Launches Set for May 14

One of Final Space Shuttle Launches Set for May 14
STS-132 Atlantis is scheduled to launch on Friday, May 14 at 2:19 p.m. from the Kennedy Space Center (map).  With 25 years of service under its belt, this will be the last scheduled mission for the orbitor Atlantis. While tickets to view the launch from the grounds of the Space Center are sold out,...
April 27th, 2010 | Disney | Read More