Entries from A Mom and The Magic tagged with 'Disney Cruise Line'

Kingdom Keepers author Ridley Pearson gives readers opportunity to be Disney Imagineers

Disney’s Imagineers have some of the coolest jobs around. Who wouldn’t want to help create the theme parks we all know and love? Well, now’s your chance to experience what they do – on a much smaller scale and...

2017 Disney Parks Moms Panel includes first openly gay mom

The Walt Disney Company has unveiled its 2017 Disney Parks Moms Panel, and among the new members is the panel’s first openly gay mother. The Disney Parks Moms Panel, which answers online readers’ questions about planning Disney vacations, has...

Private Facebook groups cater to variety of Disney interests

If you love Disney, not only is there an app for that, but there are a wide range of Facebook groups that cater to specific Disney interests, as well as a general love for the brand. During the past...

Disney Social Media Moms Celebration is part land, part sea in 2017

Many mom bloggers received an unexpected gift last week that inspired even more gratitude than usual during the Thanksgiving holiday. That’s because highly sought-after invitations to the Disney Social Media Moms Celebration were sent out – months earlier than...

16 easy Disney-themed ideas for your Elf on the Shelf

This week is a week that many of us parents have been simultaneously dreading and looking forward to since Christmas Day 2015: It’s the return of the Elf on the Shelf shenanigans. Yesterday marked the start of Elf Scout...

Halloween weekend: See The Nightmare Before Christmas on big screen and meet Jack and Sally at Disney properties

Love Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas? Well, Regal Cinemas has a Halloween treat for you! This weekend, the classic 1993 Disney movie can be seen on select big screens nationwide. “The film follows the misadventures of Jack Skellington,...

How to save money on a Disney Cruise Line vacation

Is it possible to go on a Disney cruise vacation and not spend a lot of money on extras and still have a great time? Yes! Disney cruises are packed with activities and options, and you most definitely can...

Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique veteran gives Disney Cruise Line salon a whirl

I guess you could call my 12-year-old daughter a veteran of the Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique at Walt Disney World. She has been an eager customer at the royal beauty salons four times since her first visit at age 4....

I survived Disney Cruise Line's Castaway Cay 5K

I never thought that one of my vacation goals would be completing a 5K. My family and I were on a Disney cruise, for crying out loud, and I was willing to sacrifice precious beach time on a tropical...

Trip report: Disney Cruise Line's Halloween on the High Seas

My family and I just returned from a frightfully good time on the Disney Dream’s Halloween on the High Seas three-night cruise. And although we are not new to Disney cruising, this was our first time celebrating Halloween onboard...

What I learned on my 4th Disney cruise

Although we are not new to Disney Cruise Line, having sailed on the Wonder, Dream and Fantasy, it had been almost four years since our last voyage. In that time, our children have grown up a bit and some...

Tips for celebrating birthdays on Disney Cruise Line ships

As you read this, my family and I are (finally) sailing on the Disney Dream somewhere in the Bahamas. As you can imagine, we have been counting the days and anticipating the fun for months! The impetus for booking...

Disney Cruise Line perks for Disney Visa Card members are changing for 2017

Perks for Disney Visa Card members are changing soon when it comes to Disney Cruise Line vacations. Beginning with sailings after Jan. 1, 2017, it appears that card members no longer will receive a $50 onboard credit for beverages....

Tips for customizing your Disney Cruise Line vacation

If you’ve never been on a Disney Cruise Line vacation, you may not know about some of the less-publicized activities, entertainment and dining options available to you. Here are a few things my family and I have learned from...

What to do before you board your Disney Cruise Line ship

My family and I have been on several Disney Cruise Line vacations, and we have found that some advance planning helps customize our time at sea and make it an even more memorable vacation. Here are ideas about some...

Why you shouldn't miss 'Tangled: The Musical' aboard Disney Cruise Line's Disney Magic

Disney Cruise Line’s newest Broadway-style show, “Tangled: The Musical,” is the first time the 2010 animated movie has been adapted for the stage, and it has been well-received by critics, bloggers and passengers since it debuted aboard the Disney...

Get newest 'Kingdom Keepers' book early and meet author Ridley Pearson at Walt Disney World

Fans of the “Kingdom Keepers” series will be happy to know that the latest installment from author Ridley Pearson will be released this month, and he is kicking off his national book tour at Walt Disney World on March...

Introducing 2016 Disney Parks Moms Panel and upcoming website changes

Disney fans on social media channels have been taking note for several weeks as excited tweets and posts reveal those who had been given coveted spots on the 2016 Disney Parks Moms Panel. This month, however, The Walt Disney...

The Force Awakens on Disney Cruise Line with Star Wars-themed spaces, activities

This is the week Star Wars fans have been waiting ages for, and it’s finally arrived. The seventh film, “The Force Awakens,” hits theaters Friday, so it’s inevitable that conversations, TV specials and news outlets this week will focus...

2016 Disney Parks Moms Panel search starts this week

Get ready, get set, type! The application process for the 2016 Disney Parks Moms Panel begins at 10 a.m. ET Tuesday (Sept. 8), and those interested have until noon ET Tuesday, Sept. 15, to express their interest. The Disney...

Disney Cruise Line discontinues Mickey Mail autograph service

For many younger travelers onboard a Disney Cruise Line ship, collecting autographs is a key part of the vacation at sea. Even my own children, who have annual passes to Walt Disney World and see the characters on a...

Meet author Ridley Pearson at Walt Disney World and get newest 'Kingdom Keepers' book early

Author Ridley Pearson announced this week that, once again, guests at Walt Disney World will be able to purchase his latest "Kingdom Keepers" novel before the official release date this month. Pearson kicks off his national book tour at...

New members, changes to 2015 Disney Parks Moms Panel revealed

Disney fans on social media channels have been taking note for several weeks as excited tweets and posts reveal those who had been given coveted spots on the 2015 Disney Parks Moms Panel. This week, however, The Walt Disney...

Author Ridley Pearson announces sequels to popular Kingdom Keepers series

Fans of the Kingdom Keepers series who are sad after finishing the final installment this spring won't have a longer-than-usual wait to be reunited with some of their favorite literary characters. That's because author Ridley Pearson announced on his...

Disney Cruise Line's Fantasy sails Saturday on voyage with Dooney & Bourke events

Disney Dooney & Bourke fans who don't mind booking last-minute travel just might be interested in the Disney Fantasy cruise that leaves Port Canaveral (an hour's drive from Orlando) on Saturday, July 12. The sailing offers several special events...

Disney Cruise Line expands Halloween on the High Seas to all ships and keeps more Christmas sailings in 2014

Next year, pirate parties won't be the only themed events on all four Disney Cruise Line ships. The fleet recently announced that it will increase its holiday offerings in 2014: Halloween on the High Seas will expand to all...

Review: Disney Cruise Line's Halloween on the High Seas

Welcome, foolish mortals, to your Bahamian cruise. This fall, Disney Cruise Line has introduced new Halloween-themed entertainment on all four of its ships. Such new features might seem to be nothing but a treat, yet -- according to some...

Disney Parks Moms Panel application process begins today

Get ready, get set, type! The application process for the 2014 Disney Parks Moms Panel begins today, and those interested have until lucky Friday, Sept. 13, to express their interest. The Disney Parks Moms Panel has evolved from its...

Disney Cruise Line changes dress code, smoking policy

Disney Cruise Line recently changed two of its guest policies -- one regarding smoking and the other the dress code in the main dining rooms on its ships. Both new policies are the result of guest feedback, we're told....

Tips for dining with young kids on Disney Cruise Line

For many adults, one of the pleasures of going on a cruise vacation is the food. Not only are the portions abundant, but so are the choices. In addition, passengers have the opportunity to dress up and be served...

Disney Cruise Line celebrates Halloween on the High Seas

My family and I enjoyed sailing aboard a Disney Cruise Line ship last year at Christmastime, and that journey made the holiday a unique occasion. But as much as I love Christmas, Halloween always has been my favorite holiday...

Disney Cruise Line offers Miami excursions on debarkation days

Despite living in Orlando for almost two decades, I haven't really spent any time in Miami. Sure, I've driven through the area on my way to the Florida Keys, but I haven't taken the time to explore the city....

How Disney Fantasy voyages are different from other Disney Cruise Line vacations

Formal night with Minnie Mouse Sailing on the Disney Fantasy, which only makes weeklong voyages, is in many ways a different experience than shorter trips aboard other Disney Cruise Line ships. And it's not just the number of days...

Disney Fantasy's newest port of call: Puerto Rico

For Disney guests who book a magical cruise, the island of enchantment now awaits. Disney Cruise Line recently added a new port of call on the Disney Fantasy's Eastern Caribbean itinerary: San Juan, Puerto Rico. And the cruise line...

Sailing aboard the Disney Fantasy during its first holiday season

There's little doubt that sailing on the Disney Fantasy during its inaugural year is a memorable experience for most, but I recently discovered the holidays make it even more special. As soon as passengers enter the terminal at Port...

Sailing away on the Disney Fantasy this week

While many of you are enjoying New Fantasyland, I'll be living my own fantasy aboard Disney Cruise Line's newest ship, the Disney Fantasy. I'm taking a break a break from blogging this week, but will be back next week...

Exclusive sneak peek: Disney Cruise Line holiday merchandise

Forgive me, but I'm about to break my own rule about shopping for Christmas-themed items before Halloween so I can bring you the first look at some exclusive Disney Christmas merchandise. (That rule doesn't apply when you're on vacation...

Tips for adding extra magic to your Disney Cruise Line vacation

Part of the fun of a vacation as magical as a Disney cruise is the anticipation leading up to the embarkation date. In my family, while the kids are busy marking off the days on their calendars, I get...

Surprising the kids with a Disney vacation

Can you keep a secret? A really big secret? If so, you might be a parent or grandparent who wants to surprise the special child in your life with the news that your family is going on a Disney...

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