7/23/2021 • Cruises, Reviews, Tips •
One of the most sought-after experiences of a Disney Cruise is having a cabana at Disney’s private island, Castaway Cay. Our family has been fortunate to experience this luxury, which we like to label “peace, quiet and solitude.” The cabana experience includes: Bottled waters, cans of soda, and cold towels in a refrigerator Fresh fruit, granola bars, and chips Towels and sunscreen Fresh water shower including foot rinse Hammock Lounge areas, changing area, storage, safe, ceiling fan, music, and outlet Floats and tubes and one-hour bike rental The Family Beach includes a private beach experience with beach loungers, chairs, umbrellas, snorkel equipment, and sand toys Cabana host and service button Twenty cabanas grace the Family Beach – including one accessible cabana – while four are at the adults-only Serenity Bay. The Experience The experience is especially good for families traveling with heat-sensitive guests, elderly or small children. My 80-year-old mother-in-law […]
7/16/2021 • Disneyland, Walt Disney World •
It wasn’t until my oldest son, who is living with Fragile X, was almost 3 that I began to have a greater understanding of his sensory integration challenges. Fragile X is the leading cause of inherited intellectual impairment and the leading known genetic cause of Autism. I was attending an education workshop, and I participated in an exercise that helped me understand what someone with Fragile X/Sensory integration challenges experiences. I began to view the world with a different perspective. On our next trip to Walt Disney World, It was as if I was experiencing it for the first time. Guests are immersed in their experience even before entering the gates. Our senses are constantly bombarded. As my son grew older, it was clear that the sensory input, at times, was too much. If we wanted to continue to enjoy traveling to Disney destinations, we needed to come up with […]
7/13/2021 • Cruises, Tips •
I’ve Booked My Disney Cruise…Now What? Keeping the excitement of a future cruise – especially one that is over a year away – can be difficult unless you are sailing with Disney! Once you have booked your cruise with Me and The Mouse Travel, here are some things to do or consider. 1. Join the cruise Facebook group. Each Disney cruise has a Facebook group organized by an individual or group of individuals on the sailing, usually a DCL veteran. In the Facebook search toolbar, type the name of your ship and the year of your cruise i.e. Disney Wonder 2017, and you should be able to locate the group. Groups are typically “closed” and a request to join is necessary. It is a great way to get to know your fellow Guests, and many groups schedule a group meet-up or other private events on board. It also serves as […]
3/5/2021 • Tips •
It’s been a while since our BIG launch, and we hope you’re enjoying our new space as much as we are! Today, we are going to share with you five reasons why you are going to LOVE our new website. Let’s get started! 1. Easy to Navigate This website is about 200x easier to navigate than our previous website. Take a look at our easy to comprehend home page! This page is one of my favorites because it gathers all the best parts of our website into one page! You can also see all of our social media feeds in one location! 2. Vacations Page Our new vacation page is a fun place to check out. You can browse through all of the destinations and learn more about each location. We hand-picked information to help you have plenty of knowledge about each destination without feeling overwhelmed! You can browse through […]
1/22/2021 • Tips, Walt Disney World •
You have finally managed to save enough for this magical vacation. You have put months of work into planning every detail so things are perfect! You can’t wait to see the smiles and hear the laughter of your kids but that all could change if you don’t plan for the waits. It is just a given, if you are going to Disney, you are going to wait in lines at some point during your trip. A little extra planning beforehand can save you a major meltdown while on your magical trip. Here are some helpful hints that will hopefully make waiting in line more tolerable: Start preparing your kids months before you leave. When you are waiting in line to see a movie or buy a toy, explain that this is what it will be like at Disney. But also, explain the reward at the end of the wait makes […]
1/4/2019 • Tips, Walt Disney World •
If your family is like ours you might have at least one child with major anxiety, especially when it comes to characters. Our middle daughter is that child in our house. Seeing Santa or the Easter bunny is a nightmare for her so naturally when we make trips to Disney, there are concerns. We have found through trial and error a few tips and tricks to make meeting characters less stressful and more enjoyable for everyone. Disney Character Tips 1. Starting a few weeks before our trip, we begin our countdown by watching videos at home showing the characters interacting with other guests. There are various park-specific specials that come on TV and Netflix. There are also planning videos provided by Disney with examples of different character experiences available at the parks. Doing this gives our kids positive examples of what to expect with character interactions along with a size […]
6/22/2017 • Reviews, Tips, Walt Disney World •
Handle the Crowds Like a Pro and Experience All Pandora Offers! Whether you loved the movie, hated it, or have no clue what it’s even about, Pandora: The World of Avatar is a “must experience” land. All Disney guests should be sure to visit it during their vacation. The breathtaking scenery, attractions, food and merchandise are bringing in guests by the millions, which means you better go with a plan! After attending the grand opening of this new land in Disney’s Animal Kingdom, here are some tips to be able to experience all it has to offer. Tip #1 Plan on going during the Extra Magic Morning Hours at Animal Kingdom. Since the hours are for resort-guests only, you will have the least crowded hour in the park before it opens to all guests. This will be one of your best times to visit the World of Avatar. If you […]
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