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Be Prepared for Longer Airport Security Lines and Additional Checks

Be Prepared for Long Lines due to New Airport Security RulesThe U.S. Transportation Safety Administration (TSA) has been rolling out new rules over the summer at various airports globally as well as domestically. My friends who have been traveling out of Orlando have already been reporting long security lines and we haven’t even hit the holiday travel season yet. At my home airport, Phoenix Sky Harbor, I have yet to notice long lines, but I have noticed some changes to what they are screening in the carry on bags. Here’s what you need to know before your next flight. Continue reading

A Tour of a Bungalow at Disney's Polynesian Villas & Bungalows

A Tour of a Bungalow at Disney’s Polynesian Villas & Bungalows

Check out a bungalow at Disney’s Polynesian Villas & Bungalows. As part of this month’s Blogorail Orange Loop, gain insight as the Blogorail Pilots share our reviews of the deluxe villa resorts at Walt Disney World.

As soon as I saw the plans for the Bungalows at Disney’s Polynesian Villas & Bungalows, I wanted to stay there. As a Disney Vacation Club member, I knew there was a possibility, but not a probability, so I was extremely excited when there was one available and I had enough points to stay there after our cruise a couple of months ago. Continue reading

Just in Time for the Oscars, Go Behind-the-Scenes at the Dolby Theatre

Going Behind-the-Scenes at the Oscars with a Tour of the Dolby TheatreThe Academy Awards, aka the Oscars, are on this Sunday so I thought it was the perfect time to share my behind-the-scenes tour of the Dolby Theatre. The Dolby Theatre is right in downtown Hollywood and was built specifically for the Oscars. On the tour, one learns interesting facts like the stairs are built wide but shallow to make it easier to walk them in gowns and heels.

The tour began just as it does for the stars, at an entrance on the balcony level. After a little Academy Awards history, we were escorted down a large, spiral staircase to the VIP level. On Oscar night, only nominees, presenters, and seat fillers (which I will talk about later), basically just the big names, can get past security down those stairs. Instead of heading into the seating area of the theater where I thought we were going, however, we headed backstage and… Continue reading

Are Your Favorite Disney Parks Attractions Undergoing Refurbishment?

Will your favorite Disney Parks attraction be open on your next visit? Check out our handy list of scheduled closures.With so many of the Disney Parks undergoing “facelifts” these days, it can be hard to keep track of what’s open, what’s not open, when attractions will reopen, and what is being closed permanently. To help with your trip planning (and my own), I’ve put together a list of attractions that at this time, have scheduled closures. (Of course, these are subject to change.) I hope your favorites will be open for your next trip!!! Continue reading

Romance at Walt Disney World? Look No Further than an Illuminations Cruise

Welcome to this month’s Blogorail Red Loop. Today we are sharing where you can have a date night and find romance at Disney.

With Valentine’s Day fast approaching, my thoughts have turned to romance. One may think of Walt Disney World as a place for kids, but there are so many places adults can turn for a date night. With lots of options for babysitting as well, it’s the perfect place for some romance.

On our last trip to Walt Disney World, my husband and I were celebrating our wedding anniversary so, of course, we were looking for a romantic date night. We started out with a lovely dinner at Trattoria al Forno at Disney’s BoardWalk. I highly recommend it!!! Then, we headed over to Bayside Marina at Disney’s Yacht Club Resort for a private Illuminations Cruise. Continue reading