Category: Magic Kingdom

Jun 28

Staying Charged While at the Disney Parks

Donna Sharick
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Donna Sharick

Hello! My name is Donna Sharick, and I am the owner of Dreams by Design Travel. My love of all things Disney started in 1987 when I won an all-expense-paid trip to Walt Disney World on a radio station. At the time, myPrince, Joe, and I decided to wait til our two-year-old was four, in 1989.We stayed at Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort, and the Disney seed was planted!

I’ve enjoyed over 50+ trips to Walt Disney World Resort, several visits to Disneyland Resort, and 14 cruises on various cruise lines. Most recently, I attended the D23 Expo at Disneyland Resort! I’ve worked for various travel agencies over the years and decided that to provide the best possible care my guests deserve, it was time to open my own agency. I am thrilled to take my experiences and knowledge of traveling with children, ladies-only trips and now empty-nesters,and share it with my guests.My motto is, if you can dream it, I can design it!

Donna is a graduate of the College of Disney Knowledge, is also a Universal Orlando Resort Specialist as well as a Certified Sandals Specialist.​
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Let’s face it, we ALL love visiting the Disney Parks. There are lots of memories to be made and staying charged is key to capturing all those memories. Back when I first started going to Disney, I had my trusty Kodak camera (yes, I’m that old!), then we eventually purchased the new digital cameras, primitive …

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May 31

To FastPass or Not to FastPass? That is the Question!

Van Jones
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Van Jones

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Hi, my name is Van Jones and I’ve been going to the Disney Parks for the past 24 years, with my daughters when they were younger and now taking them as adults!I’m a huge Star Wars fan and am really looking forward to the new land coming to Disney’s Hollywood Studios in 2019.If you’re looking to plan a vacation to The Walt Disney World Resort, I’d love to give you a hand….I can even do your dining and fast passes for you! I can be reached at vjones@dreamsbydesigntravel.com!
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How to know what attractions to FastPass or not to FastPass has as many answers as there are touring plans for Walt Disney World. Each park has different needs and styles to touring so what works at one park doesn’t work as well for other parks.

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May 24

Staying Cool in the Queues at Walt Disney World Resort

Brandi Malloy

Brandi Malloy

Dream Designer at Dreams by Design Travel
Brandi, her husband, Brad, and son Tyson, age 9, love The Walt Disney World Resort and feel like it's their home away from home. They honeymooned at Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge in 2006. In 2014, Brandi was a Round 3 finalist for the Disney Parks Moms Panel. She loves answering questions, planning and researching. It comes naturally to her because she’s also an Elementary Library Media Specialist in her home state of Georgia.

If you’d like assistance planning your magical Disney vacation, you can reach Brandi at brandi@dreamsbydesigntravel.com​.
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As an educator, I mostly visit Walt Disney World Resort during the warmer parts of the year while we are on break. In order to keep everyone in my family in a magical mood during our trips, one of the goals is to keep them cool. There are plenty of ways to stay cool including …

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Apr 21

Discover Endless Magic at Walt Disney World Resort Theme Parks

Holly Wiencek
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Holly Wiencek

Holly Wiencek is the author of Capturing the Magic: A Photographic Journey Through the Walt Disney World Parks. A Florida native and lifelong Disney enthusiast, Holly has been visiting Disney Parks since she was a toddler. With countless visits to both Walt Disney World Resort and Disneyland Resort, she has spent a lifetime exploring and learning about the history and legacy Walt Disney left behind and the details created by Disney Imagineering. She spends her spare time making Disney magic in her everyday life and enjoys sharing that magic with her husband and her daughter, Abby.

Visit www.capturing-the-magic.com for a preview of the stunning coffee table book, Capturing the Magic and purchase your copy today.
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Now you can discover endless magic at Walt Disney World Resort.  This summer, the 4 Park Magic Ticket is a great way to experience all that’s new at each Walt Disney World® Theme Park. This value-packed, limited-time ticket is only $79 per day plus tax and gives you one admission to each of the four theme parks …

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Dec 29

Watch the Walt Disney World New Year’s Eve Fireworks Live

Holly Wiencek
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Holly Wiencek

Holly Wiencek is the author of Capturing the Magic: A Photographic Journey Through the Walt Disney World Parks. A Florida native and lifelong Disney enthusiast, Holly has been visiting Disney Parks since she was a toddler. With countless visits to both Walt Disney World Resort and Disneyland Resort, she has spent a lifetime exploring and learning about the history and legacy Walt Disney left behind and the details created by Disney Imagineering. She spends her spare time making Disney magic in her everyday life and enjoys sharing that magic with her husband and her daughter, Abby.

Visit www.capturing-the-magic.com for a preview of the stunning coffee table book, Capturing the Magic and purchase your copy today.
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This New Year’s Eve, Magic Kingdom Park will welcome 2016 with a special presentation of “Fantasy in the Sky” fireworks at 11:50 p.m.  And the Disney Parks Blog team will celebrate by bringing this amazing show to you LIVE on the Disney Parks Blog! To join the live stream, simply visit the Disney Parks Blog main page on Thursday night, …

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