Today I'm excited to have Tara Tyler here on my blog during her Pop Travel book tour (wooo!). Even more wooooo! is that she's here to talk about Disney, which is one of my favourite topics. I've only ever visited Disneyland in Los Angeles, but I've been there twice now and loved it. I also am a big fan of Disney movies, from the older classics to the newer releases. So, on that note, take it away Tara!
Trisha, thanks for inviting me down under! Australia is on my bucket list to visit!
Today, I get to talk about one of my favorite places, Disney!
Living in Florida for many years, we went to Disney World all the time. (Anyone remember riding rides with tickets? ha!) We had field trips, weekends, even our senior class trip was there – Grad Night for Seniors who got to roam the park from dusk to dawn. I wrote some Disney posts a couple years ago, but tho fun to write, they were time consuming. Now, I will hit some highlights!
My biggest piece of Disney advice, PLAN AHEAD!
- Reserve a room – staying at the resort you get some perks:
- magic hours – get in early, stay later at specified parks
- transportation – no driving necessary, take a bus, a monorail or a boat
- the pools & water sport – themed and clean
- cafés and restaurants – some with characters, and great for dining plan
- Reserve meals – if you don't, you will be waiting and waiting and waiting
- Know what parks and rides you'd like to visit. Cost efficient for ticket purchasing, helpful for reserving meals at the parks, and get those fast passes!
- Best times to go are during school (Jan, May, Sept-Nov). The worst times to go because it's the most crowded, and therefore the most expensive… I'd advise against going:
- Thanksgiving week
- Spring Break (mid March - April)
- Mid Winter Break (Feb)
|(early) March 2010 - less crowds, less waiting for a table|
- Horizons (EPCOT)
- Toy Story (MGM)
- Star Tours (MGM) – revamped
- Peter Pan (Magic Kingdom)
- Haunted Mansion (Magic Kingdom)
Walt Disney loved to speculate about the future. EPCOT was originally designed to be a futuristic city (Experimental Prototype Community Of Tomorrow) And that's my connection to Pop Travel – futuristic living and adventure! Ha! So if anyone has any Disney questions, I'd be happy to answer them!
Thanks again, Trisha, for having me! Hope everyone enjoyed this glimpse of Disney, brought to you by Pop Travel.
A tale of deception and teleportation.
When a distraught client enters J.L. Cooper's small town detective agency ranting about a pop travel teleportation cover up, Cooper takes the case. He blames pop travel indirectly for his wife's death and would love to expose a glitch in it.
But the glitch turns out to be disintegrating travelers. And now, his client is dead, his secretary is missing, and a hitman is stalking him. Plus there's all the webcams watching his every move. So, Cooper has to find a way to expose the deadly flaw, while using pop travel to escape the maniacs covering it up, not to mention save a couple of tag-alongs he's not sure he can trust. No problem.