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Disney Cruise Line’s Lobster Ravioli

Posted by on Feb 15, 2015 in Disney Travel, Food, Recipes

This lovely dish is served in Enchanted Garden on the Disney Fantasy and the Disney Dream. On Fantasy and Dream sailings that offer the “Anyone Can Cook” activity you can watch a DCL chef cook this dish, and then they provide you with a sample (along with a bit of wine to compliment) and the recipe. You can download a PDF of the recipe by clicking here. Bon...

Disney Fantasy Stateroom 10658

Posted by on Feb 14, 2015 in Disney Travel

This is a category 5E stateroom on the Disney Fantasy, which my family enjoyed for a week recently. Category 5E staterooms feature oversized oceanview verandahs. These category of rooms are on deck 10 at the aft (or back) of the ship. Stateroom 10658 is on the corner of the back of the boat which means it features a VERY large deck. My family has always enjoyed spending time on our verandahs on previous cruises so we knew we would get lots of use out of this deck. And we did. This room is in an L shape because it is on the corner. The layout is a bit irregular...

Exclusive Royal Breakfast

Posted by on Jan 6, 2015 in Disney Travel

Wish Upon a Star with Us is proud to present a one-of-a-kind event not open to the general public. This Royal Breakfast will be an exciting addition to your Disney World plans! Please contact me for all the details. There is limited availability so buy your tickets soon! Download...

Save up to 30% at Walt Disney World this Spring

Posted by on Dec 29, 2014 in Disney Travel

You can save up to 30% on rooms at select Walt Disney World Resort hotels for stays most nights March 2 – June 15, 2015! Great rates are also available for stays most nights Feb. 22 – March 1, 2015. Click here for a printable flyer: Also, receive 1 more ticket day FREE when you upgrade to a room and ticket package with a minimum 4-day Magic Your Way Ticket. Contact me for a free, no-obligation...

Disneyland’s PhotoPass+

Posted by on Dec 21, 2014 in Disney Travel

Hey, you. You there behind the camera. You were on that vacation too, weren’t you? You come home from every vacation with lots of photos of the gang… and a couple with you for “proof”. Disneyland can fix that for you with their PhotoPass+ service. With this service for one price you can get all of the photos taken by PhotoPass photographers throughout the parks, photos taken at select character dining experiences, and all attraction photos, like Radiator Springs Racers and Tower of Terror. To take advantage of this service first visit either Kingswell Camera Shop at California Adventure, right at the front of the park, or to Main Street...

Flash Plush Stocking Stuffers Sweepstakes

Posted by on Dec 13, 2014 in Disney Travel

Just 4 days to enter to win a set of 2 Toy Story plush dolls OR a set of 3 Monsters University plush dolls. Winner randomly selected at 6pm Pacific on Wednesday, December 17th, 2014. Must be 18 years or older to enter and reside in the continental US to ensure delivery by Christmas. I am NOT GUARANTEEING Christmas delivery though USPS Priority mile shipped by 12/20 should arrive by Christmas. Sweepstakes dates: 12/14-12/17 2014 ENTER HERE:...

Dining with Disney Cruise Line

Posted by on Nov 21, 2014 in Disney Travel

On one of our first sailings with Disney Cruise Line cruise director Christian Abbott told us the mantra for the week was “if you see it, eat it”. He wasn’t joking. All of your food and beverage when sailing with Disney is included in your cruise fare. There are some exceptions which I will cover a bit later, but you can stuff yourself silly at no extra cost. The first meal you’re likely to consume on your Disney cruise is probably lunch in the pool-deck buffet restaurant. On the Fantasy, Dream, and Magic this restaurant is called Cabanas and on the Wonder it’s Beach Blanket Buffet. You’ll find a...