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Don't miss these top Disney World drinks  

Don't miss these top Disney World drinks These are the best drinks at Walt Disney World We are covering our favorite drinks at Walt Disney World. If you are looking for a refreshing Margareta, unique drink finds, or a special kind of Dole Whip, this podcast is for you. Get our list of things you can get for Free at Walt Disney World We have a long list of Disney World freebees. These are tips and free extras that we have gathered from our years of Disney World experience. And the list also Free and we will rush it to your in box! Get our list of Free stuff at Disney World     Join us on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and Instagram. Mouse Chat Facebook Mouse Chat Instagram Mouse Chat Twitter Mouse Chat YouTube We would love to hear from you. Is there something you want to know about Mouse Chat? Please leave a comment. Please join us by listening to our show at MouseChat.net or by downloading and subscribing to Mouse Chat on iTunes. If you subscribe to our Disney Podcast on iTunes you can schedule it to update your player so you will never miss a show. We also have Mouse Chat Radio if you would like to listen to our Internet Radio station. We stream our current and last three episodes on Mouse Chat Radio. Have limited Data? You can listen to Mouse Chat at Mouse Chat Radio. You can listen to Mouse Chat Radio on ZenoRadio. Anyone can listen by calling: (701) 719-2539 Mouse Chat Radio is also broadcasting 24/7 at all of your favorite internet stations (iTunes Radio, TuneIn, etc.)

Free things at Walt Disney World  

Free Disney World I love Disney World and I love free stuff. So we put together the best Disney podcast ever. Free Disney! Here is what you can get for Free at Walt Disney World. If you are planning a trip to Walt Disney World, this is the Disney podcast for you. We have a full podcast with your questions. Enough chatting, listen to Mouse Chat here below.Walt Disney World can be expensive but there are some fun and awesome things you can do, see, or experience at Walt Disney World for Free. Yes Free. Please listen to Our Mouse Chat Disney podcast for our full hour of Free Walt Disney World goodies.     Get our list of things you can get for Free at Walt Disney World We have a long list of Disney World freebees. These are tips and free extras that we have gathered from our years of Disney World experience. And the list also Free and we will rush it to your in box!       Join us on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and Instagram. Mouse Chat Facebook Mouse Chat Instagram Mouse Chat Twitter Mouse Chat YouTube We would love to hear from you. Is there something you want to know about Mouse Chat? Please leave a comment. Please join us by listening to our show at MouseChat.net or by downloading and subscribing to Mouse Chat on iTunes. If you subscribe to our Disney Podcast on iTunes you can schedule it to update your player so you will never miss a show. We also have Mouse Chat Radio if you would like to listen to our Internet Radio station. We stream our current and last three episodes on Mouse Chat Radio. Have limited Data? You can listen to Mouse Chat at Mouse Chat Radio. You can listen to Mouse Chat Radio on ZenoRadio. Anyone can listen by calling: (701) 719-2539 Mouse Chat Radio is also broadcasting 24/7 at all of your favorite internet stations (iTunes Radio, TuneIn, etc.)

Walt Disney World Vacation Questions  

Walt Disney World Vacation Questions We are opening up the Mouse Chat mail bag today and reading your Disney World questions. If you are planning a trip to Walt Disney World, this is the Disney podcast for you. We have a full podcast with your questions. Enough chatting, listen to Mouse Chat here below.     Get Our List of Top Disney World Hacks     We have a long list of Disney World Hacks that will help save you time and money. Our list is free and we are happy to email it to you. Get the Top Disney World Hacks – Tips and Tricks List     Join us on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and Instagram. Mouse Chat Facebook Mouse Chat Instagram Mouse Chat Twitter Mouse Chat YouTube We would love to hear from you. Is there something you want to know about Mouse Chat? Please leave a comment. Please join us by listening to our show at MouseChat.net or by downloading and subscribing to Mouse Chat on iTunes. If you subscribe to our Disney Podcast on iTunes you can schedule it to update your player so you will never miss a show. We also have Mouse Chat Radio if you would like to listen to our Internet Radio station. We stream our current and last three episodes on Mouse Chat Radio. Have limited Data? You can listen to Mouse Chat at Mouse Chat Radio. You can listen to Mouse Chat Radio on ZenoRadio. Anyone can listen by calling: (701) 719-2539 Mouse Chat Radio is also broadcasting 24/7 at all of your favorite internet stations (iTunes Radio, TuneIn, etc.)

What should you splurge on at Walt Disney World?  

Disney World just by itself is an amazing vacation, but there are loads of extras you can add on that most people don't even know about it. Upgrade your Disney Resort Room to Club Level - If you want something a little extra special at Walt Disney World, try Club Level next time. The deluxe Disney resorts each have a nice Club Level area with the flavor of the resort. Wilderness Lodge will have American flair. Animal Kingdom Lodge has curries and is a good opportunity to try lots of foods that you normally would not order a full entree of. The Disney Polynesian has that Pacific Rim style cooking in their Club Level lounge. Also each Disney lounge has places to sit and relax, drinks, and desserts too. We love the automatic cappuccino makers too for breakfast or a quick pick me up later in the day. Book an extra ticketed Disney World event - I love Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party or Disney Worlds Christmas Party. These extra ticketed events at WDW start at 7 PM and go until midnight (Hint: You can actually get in at 4 PM). Did I already say I love these parties? Both events are fantastic and a bargain. I personally do not get a park ticket for this day, just the event ticket. We go to our Disney World Resort pool for the day and take a nap with the kids. at 3 or 3:30 PM we get on the Disney bus to the Magic Kingdom and go into the party. The Disney World Halloween Party has one of the best parades if not the best parade at Disney World and HalloWishes fireworks literally surround you. Also the wait times for the attractions and rides are very minimal. It's a bargan with all the special extras you get. You can book either Disney special event with a Mouse Chatter here / Pixie at PixieVacations.com. We are happy to go over the different Disney World special events and book them for you as part of your Disney World vacation package. Disney World Tours - If you want to learn more about Disney or just enjoy really cool tours, all of the Walt Disney World Tours are great. We have been on several tours at the Magic Kingdom and also the behind the seeds tour at EPCOT. Please listen to our Disney podcast here for details on the tours. Star Wars Disney Dessert Party - Star Wars a Galactic Spectacular at Disney Hollywood Studios. There are specialty drinks, coffee, desserts and snacks. Also after the dessert party you get a special area to watch the show. $69.00 per person and it's totally worth it. You have to get to the nighttime Star Wars show 45 minutes before it begins to get a good spot by the Chinese Theater, so having a reserved area for the show as part of the dessert party is great. More Disney World Extras - To hear all of our Disney World extras, please listen to our Mouse Chat Disney Podcast. Get Our List of Top Disney World Hacks Get our TOP Disney Hacks We have a long list of Disney World Hacks that will help save you time and money. Our list is free and we are happy to email it to you. Get the Top Disney World Hacks – Tips and Tricks List Join us on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and Instagram. Mouse Chat Facebook Mouse Chat Instagram Mouse Chat Twitter Mouse Chat YouTube We would love to hear from you. Is there something you want to know about Mouse Chat? Please leave a comment. Please join us by listening to our show at MouseChat.net or by downloading and subscribing to Mouse Chat on iTunes. If you subscribe to our Disney Podcast on iTunes you can schedule it to update your player so you will never miss a show. We also have Mouse Chat Radio if you would like to listen to our Internet Radio station. We stream our current and last three episodes on Mouse Chat Radio. Have limited Data? You can listen to Mouse Chat at Mouse Chat Radio. You can listen to Mouse Chat Radio on ZenoRadio. Anyone can listen by calling: (701) 719-2539 Mouse Chat Radio is also broadcasting 24/7 at all of your favorite internet stations (iTunes Radio, TuneIn, etc.)

Ugh, My Rivers of Light - Review  

Should you see Rivers of Light at Disney's Animal Kingdom? We booked the Rivers of Light dining package so we could review Rivers of Light at Disney's Animal Kingdom for you. Tusker House for lunch was fabulous. We have two adults an 11 year old and a 7 year old. Our total bill for the buffet lunch with tax and tip was $220. That's a bunch of money for lunch but again the variety of food at Tusker House is a relief when you have been eating chicken nuggets and burgers at theme parks. The seating for the 7:15 PM Rivers of Light show when you get the dining package, is great. I would get to the Rivers of Light seating area at 6:30 - 6:45 PM for the 7:15 PM show. This is for those that have the Rivers of Light dining package. If you don't have the Rivers of Light dining package you need to get to the show earlier to get a seat. I also would get a Fastpass if you did not purchase the dining package. Rivers of Light Review First, it is great to see some night time activities at Animal Kingdom. The nighttime safari, the Tree of Life show and now Rivers of Light. If you have seen Wishes at the Magic Kingdom, or Fantasmic at Disneyland or Disney World, Or World of Color at Disneyland, Rivers of Light is nothing like these which for me was disappointing. I think my expectations were set to high. The last two Disney nighttime shows I saw were Dreams at Disneyland Paris and World of Color at Disneyland. Those shows are AMAZING! Rivers of Light is worth seeing once but lacked emotion. I was hoping Disney would take the best from World of Color with projections and fountains, and add like actors, to that type of show. What's nice about Rivers of Light. This shows extends Animal Kingdom to a full day park and gives you something to gather with family and friends to watch. The floats are beautiful Seating seems to be good from most if not all of the river side seating areas. Get our complete list of Disney World Hacks We have a long list of Disney World Hacks that will help save you time and money. Our list is free and we are happy to email it to you. Get the Top Disney World Hacks - Tips and Tricks List Join us on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and Instagram. Mouse Chat Facebook Mouse Chat Instagram Mouse Chat Twitter Mouse Chat YouTube We would love to hear from you. Is there something you want to know about Mouse Chat? Please leave a comment. Please join us by listening to our show at MouseChat.net or by downloading and subscribing to Mouse Chat on iTunes. If you subscribe to our Disney Podcast on iTunes you can schedule it to update your player so you will never miss a show. We also have Mouse Chat Radio if you would like to listen to our Internet Radio station. We stream our current and last three episodes on Mouse Chat Radio. Have limited Data? You can listen to Mouse Chat at Mouse Chat Radio. You can listen to Mouse Chat Radio on ZenoRadio. Anyone can listen by calling: (701) 719-2539 Mouse Chat Radio is also broadcasting 24/7 at all of your favorite internet stations (iTunes Radio, TuneIn, etc.)

Our 2017 Walt Disney World Trip Report  

Lauren is back from a week at Walt Disney World and we cover what's new and tips from her Disney World Trip Report. We normally don't do trip reports but there is so much new at Disney World and Lauren went down to experience it. Paddle Fish is now open and Lauren ate and also toured Paddle Fish with her husband and gives it two thumbs up. Be sure to listen to our Disney podcast for the full review. Visit Avatar - Disney opening day for Avatar is May 27, 2017 and Sharpie is heading to Walt Disney World to be there for the opening day. This is Walt Disney Worlds newest land since Magic Kingdom opened the new Fantasyland at the Magic Kingdom. We are really excited to see this new land at Animal Kingdom. I don't think Disney PR will invite us to the opening events, but we will be there for opening day paying our own way to give you our feedback, tips, and first looks at everything Avatar. Disney Wide World of Sports - The new sports facility is coming along and looks like it's set to maybe open late 2017. So new cheer hopefully can compete here in 2018. This is exciting for the Disney cheer community. 28,000 sq feet, 8,000 seats, WOW! Disney Wishes ends it run at the Magic Kingdom - The final night for Wishes is May 11, 2017. Happily Ever After will replace Wishes and premiers May 12, 2017. We love Wishes because of the fireworks that are in the show. We suspect the new Happily Ever After show will be more about the projection technology than the firework displays, but we will have to wait and see. Get our complete list of Disney World Hacks We have a long list of Disney World Hacks that will help save you time and money. Our list is free and we are happy to email it to you. Get the Top Disney World Hacks - Tips and Tricks List Join us on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and Instagram. Mouse Chat Facebook Mouse Chat Instagram Mouse Chat Twitter Mouse Chat YouTube We would love to hear from you. Is there something you want to know about Mouse Chat? Please leave a comment. Please join us by listening to our show at MouseChat.net or by downloading and subscribing to Mouse Chat on iTunes. If you subscribe to our Disney Podcast on iTunes you can schedule it to update your player so you will never miss a show. We also have Mouse Chat Radio if you would like to listen to our Internet Radio station. We stream our current and last three episodes on Mouse Chat Radio. Have limited Data? You can listen to Mouse Chat at Mouse Chat Radio. You can listen to Mouse Chat Radio on ZenoRadio. Anyone can listen by calling: (701) 719-2539 Mouse Chat Radio is also broadcasting 24/7 at all of your favorite internet stations (iTunes Radio, TuneIn, etc.)

Experience Adventures by Disney through real life stories  

We are with Mike, an Adventures by Disney guide. Mike shares his real life Adventures by Disney stories with us on Mouse Chat. Are you thinking of taking an Adventures by Disney vacation, listen to real life stories from Mike from his different adventures around the world. One of the best things about an Adventures by Disney vacation is the time you have with family and friends bonding while seeing amazing sights around the world. Sure seeing the Eiffel tower is fantastic, but the stories from the journey is what you remember years later. For more information about Adventures by Disney please listen to our first Adventure by Disney show with Mike here. Join us on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and Instagram. Mouse Chat Facebook Mouse Chat Instagram Mouse Chat Twitter Mouse Chat YouTube We would love to hear from you. Is there something you want to know about Mouse Chat? Please leave a comment. Please join us by listening to our show at MouseChat.net or by downloading and subscribing to Mouse Chat on iTunes. If you subscribe to our Disney Podcast on iTunes you can schedule it to update your player so you will never miss a show. We also have Mouse Chat Radio if you would like to listen to our Internet Radio station. We stream our current and last three episodes on Mouse Chat Radio. Have limited Data? You can listen to Mouse Chat at Mouse Chat Radio. You can listen to Mouse Chat Radio on ZenoRadio. Anyone can listen by calling: (701) 719-2539 Mouse Chat Radio is also broadcasting 24/7 at all of your favorite internet stations (iTunes Radio, TuneIn, etc.)

Experience Adventures by Disney  

Experience Adventures by Disney If you are not familiar with Adventures by Disney, it is Disney's guided tours to the most amazing destinations in the world. Mike walks us through Adventures by Disney and gets into the specifics also. If you are traveling with teens, or younger kids, Mike covers doing Adventures by Disney with kids. Also what Adventures by Disney is best for someone that does not travel that much or a solo traveler? Mike has a great story about single travelers and new travelers with Adventures by Disney. I don't want to get everything away, so please listen to our full Mouse Chat Adventures by Disney podcast to learn all about Adventures by Disney. To learn more about Adventures by Disney please contact us and we will get you a quick quote and go over all the different Adventures by Disney itineraries. Or call Pixie Vacations at 678-815-1584 If you would like to work with a Mouse Chatter, please let us know. Join us on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and Instagram. Mouse Chat Facebook Mouse Chat Instagram Mouse Chat Twitter Mouse Chat YouTube We would love to hear from you. Is there something you want to know about Mouse Chat? Please leave a comment. Please join us by listening to our show at MouseChat.net or by downloading and subscribing to Mouse Chat on iTunes. If you subscribe to our Disney Podcast on iTunes you can schedule it to update your player so you will never miss a show. We also have Mouse Chat Radio if you would like to listen to our Internet Radio station. We stream our current and last three episodes on Mouse Chat Radio. Have limited Data? You can listen to Mouse Chat at Mouse Chat Radio. You can listen to Mouse Chat Radio on ZenoRadio. Anyone can listen by calling: (701) 719-2539 Mouse Chat Radio is also broadcasting 24/7 at all of your favorite internet stations (iTunes Radio, TuneIn, etc.)

What to Do at Disney Springs & Disney World News  
Disney World News for February 2017

We have a Walt Disney World update.  Here is the news.  Please listen to Mouse Chat for full details.

Disney Quest Closing July 3, 2017, to make way for the NBA Experience. RUMOR - A Disney site posted the Disney might re-imagine the Grand Floridian Hotel.  I hope not and no other rumors have surfaced. Paddle Fish is now open at Disney Springs. Planet Hollywood is now open at Disney Spring. Please listen to our Mouse Chat Disney Podcast for our full 45 minutes of Disney World news.

We also cover what to do at Disney Springs.

 

 

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Pandora and Rivers of Light ready to open at Disney World  
Packed with Disney World News

We have a packed Disney World news show for you and the news keeps coming.

We recorded our show and literally every hour new updates come out.  There is so much happening this Spring and Summer at Walt Disney World.  On Mouse Chat we cover Pandora Opening Dates, Rivers of Light, and also Epcot's International Flower and Garden Festival.

 

Rivers of Light - Feb. 17 opening date.

The new nighttime show is ready to open NOW at Disney's Animal Kingdom and we will be heading to Walt Disney World to Facebook live the experience for you later this month.  If you are planning a trip to Walt Disney World the first showing of Rivers of Light is February 17, 2017.  Rivers of Light combines the latest technology from state of the art water shows, pyrotechnics, special effects and live performances, all on the water in Disney's Animal Kingdom park.

Rivers of Light Fastpasses are now available to book  start for the nightly 7:15 PM on February 17, 2017

Rivers of Light Dining packages are also available to book.  The Rivers of Light dining package couples a table service meal with special reserved seating area for the show.

You can book reservations at Animal Kingdom's Tiffins and also Tusker House.  The Rivers of Light dining package comes with a non-alcoholic beverage, a main course, and seating for Rivers of Light.  Rivers of Light performances so far have been released up to June 2017

If you are on the Disney Dining Plan, use your Disney dining credits for this package.

To book the Rivers of Light Dining package: Tiffins

You can book this dining package at Tiffins for either lunch or dinner.  You have to arrive no later than three hours before Rivers of Light.
Lunch and Dinner is $67.00 for adults and $26.00 for children.

Tusker House

You can book Tusker House for breakfast, lunch, or dinner as part of this package.  Just make sure you book your reservation for at least two and a half hours prior to the Rivers of Light showtime.

You can also pay cash and Breakfast at Tusker House $39.00 for adults and $23,00 for children.
Lunch and Dinner is $52.00 for adults and $32.00 for children.  Children are ages 3-9.

Pandora Opens at Disney's Animal Kingdom

Disney has announced the opening date for Pandora and it is May 27, 2017.  This is the same day Universal Orlando Resort opens it's third theme park - Volcano Bay.  So there is so much to see this year in Orlando Florida.

If you have not already heard, Disney has been building Pandora at their Animal Kingdom park in Florida and it's been a good six years since it was announced. Disney is fantastic at story telling so even if you have not seen the Avatar film you will be immersed in this new land.

Disney Parks Blog announces the opening on their website;  "This new land will transport guests to the visually stunning world of Pandora. Here, guests will wonder at floating mountains and bioluminescent plants, and can join the Na’vi on two excursions that take adventure to the next level.

First, the family friendly Na’vi River Journey will send guests through a bioluminescent rainforest. Their journey will end in an unforgettable encounter with a Na’vi Shaman, a figure who has a deep connection to the life force of Pandora. And second, Avatar Flight of Passage will offer guests the jaw-dropping experience of exploring the world of Pandora atop a Banshee.

Guests will also be able to dine at Satu’li Canteen, grab a drink at Pongu Pongu or shop for Na’vi cultural items, toys, science kits, and more at Windtraders."

 

 

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Disney Date Night  
Disney Date Night

The best Disney World date ideas for valentines day.

Disney World is great with kids, but it's even better for a date night.  We are with John from WDW ParkHoppers and we have teamed up to each give our Disney Date Night ideas.  If you are planning to go to Disney World for a romantic date, or a valentines day evening out, please listen to our Mouse Chat podcast.

John also has put together six Disney Date Nights that you can download.

We have budget Disney Date night ideas starting at just $20 bucks, all the way to experiencing the top entertainment and signature dining experiences at Walt Disney World.  We have a date night that will be perfect for you.  Hey and if none of these Disney date nights are not your style, we want to hear your Disney date night ideas.  Please leave a comment below and share your Disney World date night ideas with us and other Mouse Chatters.

 

 

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Universal Orlando Resort - Best onsite hotels at Universal Studios  

 

We spend four days at Universal Orlando Resort and stayed at several of the Universal Loews resorts and toured all of them.


Cabana Bay Beach Resort

Universal Cabana Bay is themed after the retro 1950's and 60's.  If you are use to staying at a Disney Value Resort when you come to Orlando, this resort at Universal Orlando is going to take your breath away.  For the same price, or just a little bit more than a Disney World Value Resort, Cabana Bay at Universal Orlando offers so much more.  The resort has two pools and a lazy river.  Also Cabana Bay Beach Resort has a massive fitness center.  This is not a hotel room without the bed and two treadmills.  This fitness center is massive and is not like any resort gym you have experienced.  These rooms have indoor access for most rooms, so pool side rooms have outside access.  The rooms even have VO5.  Oh and by the way there is also a waterslide.  Now with the Lazy River you can bring your own tubes and they will fill them up, or you can get a Cabana Bay logo tube and they make for great souvenirs.

 

Cabana Bay Beach Resort also has a lounge with a retro feel, a full bowling alley, a 1950's decor Starbucks, a very well appointed food court and very nice hotel rooms.  If you have not stayed at Cabana Bay Beach Resort and are looking for an entry level priced resort on Universal Studios property, this resort is amazing.  It's hard to beat the value of Cabana Bay, but we have several other Universal Orlando Resorts to cover.

 

 


Sapphire Falls

The newest Universal Orlando Resort is stunning!  Sapphire Falls has a magnificent lobby and a grand staircase that is perfect for photos.  We all really love Sapphire Falls.  The decor, the colors, the tropical pool area all made us want to book our next Universal vacation here.  The Sapphire Falls bar, lobby, restaurants, are all very inviting.  The rooms also have a modern feel.  These rooms start at $179 per tax off season as of this podcast.  The water taxi also accesses this resort.  Just like all Universal on property resort their is a fitness center with the latest equipment.

 

 

 

 

 


Loews Royal Pacific

For a little bit more than staying at Sapphire Falls you can stay at Loews Royal Pacific.  This hotel is our personal favorite.  Royal Pacific is Hawaii in Orlando and it's so tropical and relaxing.  Royal Pacific even has a Hawaiian Luau on the weekends.

Insider Tip: When you stay here you get the Unlimited Express Pass to the Universal Studios Parks.  This is a minimum of an $89 per person per day value.  If you stayed just one night at Royal Pacific you get two days of Unlimited Express Pass.

There is a tropical zero entry pool, volleyball court, cabana rentals, poolside bar and grill.  Emeralds has a restraunt here too.

We ate in Island's Dining room for the character breakfast.  The food was great and the characters were so much fun.  Gru and Kevin the minion stopped by our table and so did Homer and Bart Simpson.  You never saw so many adults get excited to see the characters.

 


Hard Rock Hotel at Universal Studios Orlando

If you want a hotel with action and non-stop activities you should look into Hard Rock.  This hotel sells out quickly so if you want to stay here you need to book it early.  The rooms are modern, you can check out a guitar from the front desk to practice jamming in your room.  Yes they come with headphones.  There are concerts in the lobby.  Velvet Sessions take place once a month in the lobby and have different groups that you can get tickets to.  Even the pool plays music under the water.  The Palm and the Kitchen are both wonderful places to dine and the resort is covered in rock memorabilia.  The Hard Rock Hotel comes with the Unlimited Express Pass for front of the line access to select rides at both Universal parks.  Also the water taxi stops right out front.  The Hard Rock Hotel is also the closest one to the Universal Parks and you can walk to Universal Studios Florida in about 5 minutes.

All Onsite Universal resorts offer early entry into the Universal Parks for resort guests.  The early entry changes day to day and usually is the Harry Pottery attraction.  This gets you into Harry Potter an hour before regular park guests and this is invaluable.

 

 

Loews Portofino Bay

Portofino Bay is Universal top luxury resort.  Coming in at four diamonds this resort takes you to Italy witho

Sandals Royal Bahamian Resort Full Review  

Sandals has all-inclusive resorts in the Caribbean, and we got to spend 4 days in Nassau at Sandals Royal Bahamian in January.  What a great way to take a break from winter.

Lisa, Steve and Chris all went to Sandals and we took several travel agents from Pixie Vacations.  There are over 29 room categories at Sandals Royal Bahamian and we are happy to help you pick the perfect room just for you.  We stayed in several different room categories and can give you details on the different accommodations.

Sandals Royal Bahamian is very easy to get to with being about 30 minutes from Miami or an hour and a half from Atlanta.  Access to and from Nassau is very easy and makes for a nice extended weekend for a couple that wants to get away.  The Sandals resort is just 15 minutes from the airport making this a very easy tropical getaway for two.

 


 

If you are not familiar with Sandals Resorts, the resorts are all-inclusive.  Your food, drinks, activities like snorkeling, paddle boards, sailing, are included.  Sandals has night time entertainment, and the resorts are located on beautiful beaches.  You can even book a butler suite and have butler service for your stay.  We stayed Club Level so our rooms came stocked with a full bar and concierge available to help book dining reservations, etc.

We also enjoyed the Red Line Spa at Sandals.  I had a hot stone massage and Lisa had a massage too.  The spa at Sandals was excellent and well worth the price.  I would book a spa appointment again for a special occasion.

We loved all the food at Sandals and we had ten people with us and every enjoyed what they had.  From seafood to steak, hibachi, the pub, desserts and snacks.  We are not big drinkers but we did find some wines, beer and pina colada and other specialty drinks we enjoyed.    This resort is perfect for relaxing.  There is a beach, two very large pools with swim up bars, plus quite pools, hot tubs, games, fire pits for night time lounging.  Also there is a private island that is 1/2 a mile away and Sandals runs boats every 60 minutes to and from the island.  The Sandals private island has a pool, swim up bar, hot tub, restraunt, and lots of places to relax.  There are hammocks over the water and a beach on both sides of the island.  You can also have dinner on the private island and schedule a massage out in a cabana on the island.  Please contact us at Pixie Honeymoons and we will get you a quick quote for your all-inclusive vacation, honeymoon, or destination wedding.

 

Please listen to our full Mouse chat podcast to hear all of our insider tips for Sandals Royal Bahamian.

 

Frontera Cocina Disney Springs Review | Disney World Restaurant Reviews  

Disney World Restaurant Reviews

Skipper Canteen Dinner Review and Disney Springs best spot for lunch.

We have two Disney dining reviews for you on Mouse Chat.  We took a party of 8 to Skipper Canteen at the Magic Kingdom for dinner and the next day we went to Disney Spring to try Frontera Cocina.
We really enjoyed both Skippers Canteen and Frontera Cocina, so please listen to our full Disney podcast which covers both Disney restaurants in detail.

 

 

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Disney Wilderness Lodge Updates & Disney News  

The quit pool area is now a full feature pool and has expanded about four times the size and is themed as an old time rock quarry (Boulder Ridge).  It rocks!  There is a new bar and restaurant also opening.  Villas are coming to the Wilderness Lodge and new cabins out by the water.  The Wilderness Lodge cabins have a nice modern feel inside.  The Wilderness Lodge cabins will have fireplaces too.

Tomorrow land - Could the tomorrow land speedway be going away at Walt Disney World?  There is a rumor floating around, but it's hard to tell if this is true.  I love the sound of the gas powered cars.  Also this is many kids first driving experience at Walt Disney World.  Hopefully this rumor is false.

 

 

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Disney World Best Desserts  

Best Dessert Picks at Disney World:

#1 Yak n Yeti at Disney Animal Kingdom Park pineapple dessert cake.  For only $4.59 this is one of the best desserts

#2 Mizner's Lounge - Order the warm banana tart and order a drink too.  The atmosphere here at Disney's Grand Floridian Resort can't be beat and you can order dessert off the Citricos menu.

#3 Disney's Beach Club Resort - The kitchen sink at Beaches N Cream.  Here is our daughter with a kitchen sink dessert.

#4 Animal Kingdom Lodge - Zebra Domes are very unique and have espresso in them and they are amazing.  You need to eat these as soon as you get them to keep other people away and also they they don't get mussy.

#5 California Grill has a chocolate pudding cake that is so good and makes our best Disney dessert list.

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Disney World Travel News  

Disney Dine on the go dining plan - $29 per adult and  $12 for kids.  With the Disney dine on the go dining plan you get two Disney quick service meals at the Magic Kingdom.  You have to have lunch before 4 PM and dinner after 4 PM.  The Disney dine on the go plan is only available at the Magic Kingdom.  You get one meal and one drink for lunch and dinner.

If you are planning a Walt Disney World Vacation the traditional Disney Quick Service Dining Plan, or Disney Dining Plan might be a better option for you.
We think the average meal price at Disney World at Quick Service is about $15.  Twitter Girl Mandy tested the Disney Dine On The Go plan and saved $4 for the day vs. buying her meals without the plan.  $4 is not a great deal, but for a family of four that's $16 saved.  But if you skip a meal and go on a ride instead or your kids fall asleep, then you are losing money.  Also ask yourself if you normally eat lunch and dinner at the Magic Kingdom?  I like to snack and see attractions so I might eat just one meal myself at the Magic Kingdom.  So for me this new Disney Dine on the go plan is not ideal.  Do the math and also do the math with the traditional Disney dining plans.  Please contact a Mouse Chatter Pixie at Pixie Vacations to help you determine the best option for your vacation.

Will you book this new walk up Magic Kingdom Dining plan during your next trip to Disney World?

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Best Disney World restaurants without a reservation  
Best place for a walk up reservation at Disney World

Sometimes you plan a last minute Walt Disney World vacation and don't have any Disney World dining planned.  These are the best places at Walt Disney World to dine without a reservation.

So you did not book dining reservations 180 days before your Disney World vacation.  Don't worry we cover all the top Disney World dining spots that you can get into without a reservation.

 

 

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Steve is unemployed, wigwam socks, Magic Kingdom Must Dos.  

Steve has left his day job, at least for now, so you can now enjoy even more Disney destination news from Steve and the rest of the Mouse Chatters.  :)
We are covering the top must dos at the Magic Kingdom.

Must Do Magic Kingdom

1. The Jungle Cruise - The jungle cruise entirely debends on the cast member you get.  But when you have a wonderful skipper this attraction is like no other.  Sharpie loves the Jungle Cruise at the Magic Kingdom and if you can only do this attraction once during your vacation, he recommends a day time cruise.

2. Wishes - The firework show at the Magic Kingdom is a must do.  This show takes place at Cinderellas Castle and is one of the best fireworks shows you will ever see.

3. Enjoy a Dole Whip - To get a taste of the Magic Kingdom stop by Adventure Land and get a Dole Whip.  This tropical treat helps you beat the heat and is very crisp and refreshing.

4.  Haunted Mansion - This classic Disney World ride is a must do.  It's not that scary and makes for a fun family attraction.

5. Pirates of the Caribbean - Another classic Disneyland attraction that is at the Magic Kingdom in a different form is a must see.  I don't normally get a fast pass for this attraction as the wait time is maybe 20-30 minutes most days.

More Must Do's at the Magic Kingdom are on this weeks Mouse Chat Podcast so be sure to listen to help plan your Disney vacation.

Wigwam Socks

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Walt Disney World Hacks  

One of our best shows backed full of Disney World tips and tricks from Disney insiders.  Our show is filled with hidden Disney park secrets that will save you time and money.

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How to save money on your Walt Disney World Park Ticket extras:

Our first Disney World hack will save you money on your Disney World tickets.  To save money on your Disney park ticket don't add the extras like the Park Hopper, Fun and More, etc. when you book your Disney World vacation package.  If you add these extras to your Disney World vacation Package you will have to add it to everyone's park tickets that is on the vacation package because they all have to be the same.  So if you only part of your party wants the Disney Park Hopper option, add it when you get to Walt Disney World.  You will have to add it at one of the Disney park guest service windows.  This way if two of you want to add the Disney park hopper to your tickets and two of you don't want it, no problem.

Save Money with this Disney Dining Plan Hack:

A little know Disney hack that will save you money with Disney dining is to get the Disney Dining Plan during Epcot's food and wine festival.  You can use a Disney Quick Service Dining Credit for three snack items instead of a quick service meal.  During Epcot's International Food and Wine Festival you can get the food items at the different countries around World Showcase for 1 snack credit each.  You can do very well using all three snack credits at one of the food and wine pavilions instead of cashing the quick service credit in for a single quick service meal.  If you have little ones on the Disney Dining Plan you can use their quick service Disney dining plan credits also for three snacks and cash those in for higher priced Disney Food and wine food items.  Your average Disney World Quick Service meal is about $15 so you can get equal value or better trading for snacks during Food and Wine at Epcot.

You have to use all 3 snack credits at one location.  This is a nice way to share with your friends at Food & Wine.

Frozen Dessert and Ice Cream Trick:

Do you more than one kid?  I often find myself buying a Dole Whip or ice cream for both my kids and they eat half of it or less and then it's in the trash.  You can ask to have a Dole Whip split up.  So they will put it in two cups.  Brilliant!

Disney Pin Trading does not have to cost you $100+:

Pin trading is fun but expensive.  Disney pins run about $9.00 and up and by the time you get a lanyard too and ten pins it can add up.  Our kids LOVE pin trading and what we do is we give them 8-10 Disney pins each day that they can trade with Disney castmembers.  But we buy our pins at other places like ebay.  We will by a lot of 50 or so Disney pins (make sure the seller has a good rating).  You can get Disney pins for about $1 each on ebay instead of $9 at Disney World and Disneyland.

Disney glow:

Don't let this happen to you.  You at at Disney World and the nighttime parade or fireworks are about to start.  You have your spot that you camped out in for an hour before the show and your kids are eyeing the carts that keep coming by with all the glow and light up toys at $20 or so each.  Before you go to Walt Disney World, stop by a Walmart or shop on the internet and buy some glow necklaces or glow toys to bring with you.

Save at Disney's Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique:

You can have your child made up like a princess at BBB, but it adds up fast.  Most people don't know that you can jut get your hair and makeup done and bring your own princess dress.  This will save you a TON and we have done this with both of our daughters and they loved being princesses for the entire day at the Magic Kingdom.

Free Water:

There is not much free in life, but water is free at Walt Disney World and during a hot Summer day it hits the spot.  Just go up to any quick service dining location and ask for a cup of water.  Want to PLUS it up even more?  Open a Crystal Light packet from your fanny pack and BAM!

Hidden Disney World Lounges:

There is a little know secret at Epcot at Walt Disney World.  There are TWO different private lounges that you can enjoy.  The first lounge is a Chase VISA Lounge that allows Disney Visa card members to enter this lounge area over in the America Pavilion.  The lounge is a nice place to cool off and relax, have a free Coke product on a freestyle machine and plan your next attraction at E

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