Send the special lady in your life some Disney magic this Mother’s Day!

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Looking for a fun and unique way to send your favorite lady some Disney magic? Why not stop by the Picturing Disney Photoblog Etsy shop? Here you will find a nice range of 8×10 Disney pictures all taken by me! I enjoy natural light photography and barely edit my images so that they feel true and natural, like you have just stepped back into a virtual vacation! And if you are sending a photo gift send a note through an Etsy conversation and I will include a nice little gift tag with your order.  🙂

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Besides photography (and if you get there early the last of the Disney-inspired candles that were on sale in the shop in February and March) you will also find downloadable graphics! Both feature different color options for the Disney quote and they can be printed at home, framed, and given to your favorite Disney-lovin-lady just in time for Mother’s Day!

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And just to make the deal sweeter for you! If you head on over to the Picturing Disney Facebook page any facebook followers can enter a code to get 10% off their entire Etsy order!

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The Disney Photopass System — Is it worth the cost?

During our last trip to Disney World, one thing my sister-in-law and I decided was that we were going to pre-order the Disney Photopass CD and load up on pictures taken by the Photopass photographers at the parks!

Disney does a great job of having Disney Photopass photographers at all of the popular photo locations.  Some of the prime locations, of course, include in front of all of the main “iconic” features at every park, along with some of the top ride locations.  However, you can also find them in some great out-of-the-way locations, such as this shot we had over at Disney’s Animal Kingdom.

The borders in those pictures above are a neat thing that you can do with Disney Photopass pictures.  There are a ton of great borders and other items to add to the photos, and Disney does a great job in showing you specific borders based on the setting. 

The key to the whole system is the Disney Photopass card.  It looks like this:

These cards all have a unique code on the back, and it’s okay, you can have multiple cards.  Disney also has a special pre-order option that you can use if you know you want to get the Photopass CD.  By pre-ordering before your trip starts, you can save yourself $50 and then have a credit in your photopass account to order the CD with when you are ready.  Follow these steps first to get going if you are interested in this option:

  1. Go to the Disney Photopass website and create an account if you don’t already have one.
  2. Disney has a special link for pre-ordering the CD, which will save you a good bit of money!  They also offer the Ultimate Memory Book, which is something you should look at if you are interested in going all out — but beware, it is pricey!
  3. The key is that your Photopass CD will only include the pictures that you take after you purchase the credit, that is why you should purchase it before you go.
  4. The nice thing is that you can have as many of the Photopass cards as you need.  If you have a large group, it can be a good idea (especially if you split up) to give each person a card to carry with them.
  5. After you get home, add the cards to the account that has the Photopass CD credit on it, and at that point, you can start adding borders to the photos you like.  You can add multiple borders per picture, and they are each saved as a new version, so you get multiple copies of the same picture, each with it’s own border, and the original that is untouched.  Keep in mind though that the pictures expire in 30 days unless you purchase extra time, so don’t delay!
  6. Lastly, the Photopass CD credit is good for as many pictures as you have taken on the cards, so if you have 2,000 pictures, then you’ll get the number of CDs you need to fit all the pictures on there.  And you’ll also get some bonus pictures with various characters also!

For our family, we ended up with 229 photos on our photopass CD.  While we didn’t get as many pictures as we originally thought we would, we did get some truly memorable pictures, especially the ones from Bibbidi Bobbiti Boutique, so I think it was worth the investment.

I don’t think the Photopass CD is something that I need to do on every trip, but it is something that I will consider doing when we have special trips that include a large group of people that we don’t normally get to have vacation with very often.

Traveling to the Walt Disney World Resort from the United Kingdom Part 2

By Janine P.

Ever since I found out I was pregnant I had dreamed of taking my daughter Tink to the Walt Disney World Resort.  She did come with us inutero and caused me no end of grief including a trip to the emergency room where our first scan of her at just 6 weeks was performed by a Tower of Terror Cast Member (she was also employed by Celebration Hospital just to clarify!).
So as soon as she was born we began to think about when we could take her back.  We even snuck in a 2 night stay at Disneyland Paris.  But nothing prepared me for actually being at Walt Disney World with my husband and child.
Let me give you a heads up, I’m a crier.  I cry when we land in the US. I cry when I see the first Walt Disney World sign.  I cry on the monorail and I bawl like a baby when I’m on Main Street.  This was all amplified by about a million having Tink in tow.
We decided just to potter about Downtown Disney the first evening as it had been a long flight and I sniffled all the way round, culminating in a few good tears at Tinks first visit to World of Disney.
There were plenty of tears the first morning walking into Disney’s Hollywood Studios and even more when she had her first character experience, running up to Goofy and Pluto and giving them big kisses.  There was no shyness here, just pure excitement and pleasure.  But the biggest heart wrenching mama sobbing moment of that first day (and maybe the holiday?) was her meeting Mickey at Animation Courtyard.  Sorcerers Apprentice Mickey is my favorite anyway but add in the hugeness of the moment (and we were first in line) and the water works started good and proper.  Tink just ran into Mickeys arms and literally the whole crowd waiting collectively went ‘aw’.  Sniff.  This really was the moment when husband and I looked at each other and thought, that alone was worth all the months of saving and planning.
Every character interaction we had was amazing and we made full use of Photo Pass and now have over 400 wonderful photos to look at.  Tink was a bit more shy with the Princesses and Tinkerbell, mainly I think because they tried to engage with her and at just over 2 and half years old, although she doesn’t stop nattering at home she can be quite reserved with new people.  With fur characters she really came into her own, her favorite trick was to take a stuffed toy of that character to meet them, they loved that and we even ended up getting our Mexican Donald from EPCOT signed by the big duck which was pretty cool.
The character dining was a big hit too.  We did Play and Dine at Hollywood and Vine, DHS with Handy Manny, Oso, June from Little Einsteins and Tinks firm favorite, Jake.  This was great fun and not as loud or hectic as I had been warned, just right as it is aimed at pre-schoolers.  We also ate at Cape May at the Beach Club breakfast.  This featured Donald, Goofy and Minnie and again it was just fab.  I’d love to stay here one day, what a wonderful resort.  We were however glad that we didn’t have to pay for madam to eat (they’re both buffets so under 3’s are free) as she was too busy looking at the characters to eat much, even the cakes didn’t tempt her.
Tink was also remarkably good and brave on rides.  Her favorite by far is It’s A Small World and we had to ride it hundreds of times.  I still have to sing her the song as part of her bedtime routine …
When we went to DLP in the summer she rode a couple of things, Buzz and Peter Pan, and didn’t really like them, in fact she said Buzz scared her.  So we didn’t hold out much hope in WDW.  But she was a changed child and even did Pirates of the Caribbean and The Haunted Mansion!!!  Now she was a little bit scared of those, but not in a get me out of here kinda way, just she cuddled into me a bit more during the dark bits.  Rollercoasters didn’t phase her at all, she held her arms up on Goofys Barmstormer shouting ‘weeeeee’ all the way round.  I’ll have her Space Mountain next time no prob 😉
She also LOVED the shows, especially the Disney Junior show.  I can just picture her now dancing all the way through, singing along and shouting to the characters on stage.  Well done Disney for a wonderful performance.
One of the things I really liked was the way the CMs interact with the little ones.  If she was wearing a Princess dress they’d call her Princess.  When she was dressed up like Tink they asked her about the fairies.  They were always waving at her and she got a couple of extra cookies.  I do believe WDW is a place for all people of all ages but I was 21 my first visit, I’m so glad Tink will always know she went when everything really was still pure magic and the CMs really do add to this.
We all really enjoyed taking our time and doing some rides and shows which were new for us too, such as the Disney Junior stuff and more sedate rides we had bypassed before (shame on us) such as Carousel of Progress and Jungle Cruise.  We also enjoyed exploring World Showcase through a 2 year olds eyes and spending time actually with the animals in the Affection Section in AK.  Everything about this holiday was focused on what Tink would want to do and indeed could do (although this mama did fit in one quick ToT ride) and it really worked for us.
This included getting to parks for rope drop, making the most of little or no lines, then heading back to our hotel for a quick rest and nap.  We would then either go back to the parks or shopping and dinner in the evening.  We didn’t make it out late enough to see any parades or fireworks and there was no way we did as much as previous years but this was very much a quality over quantity holiday for us.
One issue we did have (but would have had anywhere) was food and Tink not wanting to eat.  She is not the best eater, more of a snacker but she also doesn’t like to sit up and wait for her food, especially if there is stuff going on.  This did lead to a few ruined meals and tantrums but we always tried to keep in mind she is only 2, she has jeg lag and its like 100 degrees!!!  Bedtime was also an issue, as in she didn’t want to go!!!  Tink and I shared a bed and even when she was exhausted she didn’t go down without a fight a lot of the time, too excited and too much going on I expect but pretty frustrating at the time.  Only a week or so after we got home she dropped her day nap and now goes to bed no problem … typical, if only she’d done that there.  Oh well.
So there we are.  I’ve been totally honest about our first experience of WDW with a toddler.  There were many, many good times, a few did we make the right choice times but on the whole it was A-Mazing and we can’t wait to return in 2014 and do it all again.

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Janine Pipe, married mom of 2 year old Tink, living in Swindon in the UK.  DLP shareholder and lifelong WDW fan.  Always planning the next trip and making the most of all things Disney in England.  Has been told her house resembles a Disney Store.

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5 Reasons You Will Love Disney’s Bay Lake Tower Resort

By Amanda, Disney’s Cheapskate Princess

Bay Lake Tower is a Disney Deluxe Resort parked right next to the Contemporary Resort. It’s one of the most expensive places to stay on Disney property, but there are definite advantages to booking a vacation here if you have the cash.

5 Reasons You’ll Love Bay Lake Tower

1. Location, location, location!

You can ride on a monorail practically to the gates of the Magic Kingdom, or you can walk there in under 15 minutes, just 10 minutes if you walk a pretty good pace. What other resort are you close enough to walk to the House of Mouse? None, just Bay Lake Tower.

2. Take a boat over to the Wilderness Lodge

While Bay Lake Tower has clean lines, soft colors, and subtle landscaping, it’s not exactly what I would call the best themed resort in the Disney line up. The theming award goes to Wilderness Lodge, which is a short boat ride away. The ride is relaxing at night, and you can’t beat spending free time at the Lodge. Make sure you try their chocolate brownie! At just $4 and large enough to share, it’s a sure Cheapskate Princess favorite.

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3. Kids Activities

Step over to the Contemporary Resort, and the kids can window shop in three gift shops. On the bottom floor of BLT is the Community Hall,where kids can do crafts and play video games. Be sure to take your room key with you. There are videos you can borrow from the community hall, and at night, there is a bug screen Disney movie out on the grassy lawn. Boats to rent, tennis courts, two incredible pools, game room, and roasting marshmallows on a fire pit before dusk…the kids will have a blast.

4. A Simply Amazing Bathroom

The master bathroom in the 1,2 and 3 bedrooms accommodations is fantastic. Whirlpool tub, rain head shower, and beautiful tile with deep colored woodwork all add up to vacation relaxation. That whirlpool tub is especially wonderful for tired legs muscles and sore feet.

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5. The Top of the World Lounge

At the very top of Bay Lake Tower is a beautifully fashioned “lounge” that serves drinks and food, with an amazing view of Bay Lake on one side and the Magic Kingdom/Seven Seas Lagoon on the other side. During the 10 p.m. “Wishes” fireworks show, the music is piped in, so you have a top floor unobstructed theme park view.

How much does it cost  to stay at Bay Lake? You have to see it to believe it!

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So if you have the cash, you’ll love being so close to the Magic Kingdom with so many fantastic amenities.

Thanks for stopping by, and we’ll see you on the walk to the front gate…

Amanda

Disney’s Cheapskate Princess

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Take a Holiday Ride on the Monorail

By Frances

“Por favor mantenganse alejado de las puertas. Ladies and Gentlemen, please collect your belongings and watch your head and step. Please assist small children by the hand.” There are very few complete quotes that my eight year old daughter knows better than this one. If you have ever ridden the the Walt Disney World or the Disneyland Resort monorail more than a few times, then you know at least a piece of it.

Since the 1971 opening of Walt Disney World, the monorail system has carried over one billion passengers.  The WDW Resort Monorail System,  the most heavily traveled passenger monorail system in the world, carries nearly 150,000 passengers every week day.  Each year, the monorails transport more than 50 million  people. If you are looking for a break from the theme park crowds this holiday season, hop a monorail and tour the breathtaking resorts along the monorail route.

With the holidays right around the corner, here are some Holiday treats you can you find on a ride on the monorail?

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Your first stop…Disney’s Contemporary Resort & Bay Lake Towers offers shopping and a quick-lunch  at the Contempo Cafe.  As you watch other monorails zip  through the building, you’ll definitely want a Black Forrest Cupcake for  dessert ($3.29).  A traditional Contemporary must-see is the floor-to-ceiling  ceramic mural, created by artist and Disney legend Mary Blair, whimsically celebrating the beauty of the Grand  Canyon and the southwest region. Be sure to look for the goat with 5 legs. Need some quiet time to rest your achy  feet?  Take an escalator down one floor to the Convention Center area,  where there are cushioned benches and chairs available. The bathrooms are super clean, quiet, and roomy.

Next stop…Disney’s Polynesian Resort, where you’ll enter a South Pacific themed  tropical paradise. Walk down to the lower level and gaze at the 70 species of  plants found around the waterfall.  Take a seat, so close you are within reaching distance of the flora, and feel your vacation tensions melt away to the sound of the peaceful falling waters.  If you need a quick bite to eat, try Captain  Cook’s or the Tambo Lounge.  If you are here near nightfall, ask about the Polynesian Resort‘s torch-lighting ceremony, which  includes a traditional fire-knife dance together with authentic drumming and chants.

Last stop… is the Disney’s magnificent Grand Floridian Resort and Spa.  Labeled as the flagship  hotel of the Walt Disney World Resorts, just standing in the five-story lobby is a journey into opulence and splendor.  There are six restaurants to choose from and shopping at Basin White or M. Mouse Mercantile. Pull up a chair and listen to the frequent musical entertainment,  which ranges from a pianist seated at a grand piano to a Disney big band.   Because this holiday decoration will be gone after New Years,  make a trip over to the Victorian era-style Grand Floridian gingerbread house before you make your way back upstairs for the monorail ride to the Magic Kingdom.

A modernistic transportation system to journey you to the Future, the South Seas, and the Victorian Era…all in a Disney holiday’s time.

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Disney Cruiseline Breakfast Room Service

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By Frances

When I’m on vacation, I like to have lazy days when I stay in my PJs till at least 9am. The Disney Cruise lines offer a free room service for breakfast that is enough to to tide my family over till we eat pizza at 10:-) Even though the room service is completely complimentary, I do tip the servers $2-$5 depending on the order.

There is a hanger that has the menu on it that you will need to mark and hang on the outside of your state room by 3:00am. You. are able to mark as many as you would like on the card

Here is the breakfast menu:

Juices: Orange, Apple, Grapefruit

Breads & Pastries: Fresh Fruit Bowl, Danish Pastries, Assortment of Muffins, Croissants, Doughnuts, White Toast, Whole Wheat Toast, English Muffins, Bagel

Condiments: Selection of Jams & Honey, Margarine, Butter, Cream Cheese

Cold Cereals: (Served with Whole, Skim or Low Fat Milk) Corn Flakes, Raisin Bran, Rice Krispies, Froot Loops, Special K, Frosted Flakes, Low Fat Granola

Beverages: Low Fat Milk, Whole Milk, Skim Milk, Chocolate Milk, 100% Colombian Coffee, 100% Colombian Decaffeinated Coffee, Selection of Teas, Hot Chocolate

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Photographing Walt Disney World: How to Bring the Magic a Little Closer to Home

One of our Mouze Kateerz writers, Amanda Major (www.cheapskateprincess.com), is one of the best Disney photographers that I’ve seen. She captures Disney Magic with every picture. She is one of the largest picture contributors to Mouze Kateerz. Here is an article that she wrote several months ago that I thought was worth rerunning for more readers to enjoy. ~ Frances

By Amanda M.

Every photo has a story.

One reason I am so enamored with Walt Disney World is the wide range of photographic opportunities I find when I vacation there. Photography can be both a tremendously rewarding experience and a maker of memories, but on the other side, it can be a journey into frustration and disappointment. Images don’t always turn out in print like you see them through your eyes.  Sometimes, I look at my photos and think, “Ugh!! It didn’t look like that!”  What to do…

Picture this…As photography has moved away from print film to digital, we now have the opportunity to clean up and fix a lot of images that would look better with a little nip and tuck. One of my most useful photo editing tools, Picasa in my case,  is the crop button. Simple. Handy. Crop.

Mouze Kateerz fan Randy Ash from Bloomington, IL,  dropped a photo off on our wall at Mouze Kateerz on Facebook, and it was so beautiful, I had to see if there was an original.  Apparently Randy didn’t need to crop his photo a for a closer view- he just zoomed up on his subject. In keeping with my theme of every photo has a story,  there was indeed a great Disney tale attached with his photo…romance, relaxation, and vivid colors.  Here’s Randy’s photographical memory:

disney photography, The Disney Moms, Tree of Life photo, Animal Kingdom photosThis past May, my wife and I celebrated our 25th wedding anniversary with our first trip back to WDW since our honeymoon … without the kids. We decided during the planning for the trip that we would set no schedule, eat when we wanted to…not just when we could spare a moment between attractions. We took the time to look for the details that we so often rushed past in search of a character signing or fast pass.

Every trip for us to WDW includes a morning at Animal Kingdom. First destination… The Tree of Life to see A Bug’s Life. As we worked our way towards the tree, we stopped to take this pic with the tree in the background.

The vivid color of the simple pink flower struck me so I decided to take a close up. “

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“This close up has become one of my favorites from this trip. It is a good reminder to me to slow down and look for the detail, it is all part of the Magic!

Mouze Kateerz fan Randy Ash from Bloomington, IL

The personal thing about photography is that sometimes a photo will have no meaning or emotional attachment to anyone other than the photographer. The picture belongs to you; the special meaning is all your own. But this doesn’t diminish the beauty you can find in photographs, even if you really have no idea where the photo was taken.

Bonnet Creet Resort, Windham Bonnet Creek Resort, Hollywood Studios, Bonnet Creek photosHere is a photo I took in 2011 at Windham Bonnet Creek Resort on the other side of the highway from Disney‘s Hollywood Studios.Our first stay here was fabulous, and included hot dogs for Christmas Eve dinner (a new annual tradition) and a swim in the heated lazy river on Christmas Day.

I took several shots of a sunset as the clouds were rolling in on Dec. 26th, the day before we returned home. Most people will not recognize this as Bonnet Creek.

There are no Disney characters in the shot, no iconic Disney architecture or logos, so you won’t recognize the location, but you are drawn in all the same.

photography, Picasa photo editing, Picasa photography, Disney Picasa, photo cropping, Disney photography, The beautiful thing about this photo is that I didn’t do a thing to change the color. I just cut out the distracting clouds and focused on the closer beauty of an Orlando sunset. I then fought off depression by telling myself in that every sunset does notlook like this when you are three miles from the Magic Kingdom. I remain unconvinced; I somehow suspect actually they do.

So if you can’t zoom, then crop. A little nip here, and a little tuck there can take a good photo and bring it a little closer to home, both to your eye, and to your heart.

Thanks for coming along for a photographical ride, and we’ll see you around the Disney parks with a camera!

Amanda

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Walt Disney’s Famous Words …. Quotes by Walt Disney

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I consider Walt Disney a mentor in some ways. I may not have ever met him but I have read multiple biographies about the good & the bad things that happened in his life. He was told “No” more times than “Yes” in his youth. He had a passion for art and drawing that included painting on his parents house with his sister Ruth. He had more than one business that went bankrupt or was closed down. He had to learn how to be a better manager so he could create loyalty. Here are a few quotes of his that I have really shaped my life!

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Walt Disney painting from Downtown Disney’s “Art of Disney” store.

All quotes are by Walt Disney

“When you believe in a thing, believe in it all the way,  implicitly and unquestionable.”

“All our dreams can come true, if we have the courage to  pursue them.”

“I have been up against tough competition all my life. I  wouldn’t know how to get along without it.”

“All the adversity I’ve had in my life, all my troubles and  obstacles, have strengthened me… You may not realize it when it happens, but a  kick in the teeth may be the best thing in the world for you.
I do not like to repeat successes, I like to go on to other  things.”

“If you can dream it, you can do it.”

“It’s kind of fun to do the impossible.”

“I always like to look on the optimistic side of life, but I  am realistic enough to know that life is a complex matter.”

“When you’re curious, you find lots of interesting things to  do.”
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“I believe in being an innovator.”

“Of all the things I’ve done, the most vital is coordinating  those who work with me and aiming their efforts at a certain goal.”

Top 12 Free Things to Do at Downtown Disney in Orlando!

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You saved your pennies! You cashed in your savings bonds! You ate ramen noodles for 6 months and now you are finally on your magical vacation! Here are a 12 free things to do at Downtown Disney in Orlando from the Mouze Kateerz writers!

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What to pack in your back pack for a day at Disney!

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By Frances.

After several trips to Disney, I have narrowed down what I need to pack in my back pack to take to the park. I use to carry the kitchen sink and now I carry as little as possible.

Here is my packing list:

  1. Tickets! I know it sounds like a no brainer but they have been left in the room.
  2. Condensed wallet: Driver License, Insurance cards, room key with charging capabilities and a few dollars cash. You can leave your Costco membership card at home or in the room. It’s not going to benefit you at the parks.
  3. Two bottles of water. I freeze them during the hotter months.
  4. Baggy for phones if I’m planning on going on water rides.
  5. Small bottle of Hand Sanitizer.
  6. Baby Wipes. Even with older kids, it’s nice to be able to quickly clean your hands.
  7. Extra socks if we are planning to ride water rides or if it will be raining. Sometimes we back flip flops.
  8. Disney backpack, Disney bag, Disney purseSunscreen & lip balm with SPF.  Some people don’t realize you definitely can get a sunburn in December while in sunny Florida.
  9. Granola bars, trail mix or goldfish. Nice quick snacks to tie you over till your reservation. I would avoid chocolate because it melts.
  10. Ibuprofen or Aspirin
  11. Rain Ponchos for everyone. They don’t have to be expensive. I use the ones that are less than $1 at Target and Wal-Mart. They are very small and I can toss them in the trash after I use them if I need to. I usually take eight per trip and take four in the backpack.
  12. During hotter months, I take a washcloth in a Zip Lock bag. I can wet it down and to help keep cooler. Zip Lock bags can also keep your camera dry.
  13. Hairbrush to untangle my daughter’s hair midday.
  14. Camera, and maybe extra batteries

The well-planned backpack, or any sort of bag, is essential for your day at the parks.

Packing everything you need for the day can keep your trip costs down and make your life far easier, and your vacation much more fun, when you don’t have to worry about everything you forgot.

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Frances

Frances Hedrick is a Disney Vacation Planner for Disney Vacations by Distinctive Journeys. She has stayed more than 150 days at the Walt Disney World Resort and at 14 of the resorts with her own family and friends. She loves sharing Disney magic 365 days a year.

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