Disney Down Time

Disney Down Time 

I know I’m lucky. I am fortunate to live near WDW. I’m there every weekend and sometimes after work I’ll stop by for a quick visit for dinner or maybe even fireworks.i appreciate how great this is but now I’m in complete withdrawals.

I  have bulging discs in my neck. So it’s been two weeks since I’ve been to my happy place. I’m not handling it well.

I have been sitting at home with Lady and a heating pad, mainly whining. I’ve binge watched super hero shows on Netflix. I’m not feeling the magic. I’m missing the parades, the crowds of happy people and the cupcakes. 

So I’m  going back in time before I took the Florida plunge. I managed to  survive with semi-annual and sometimes annual trips to the Mouse. I was able to keep it all together with help of Twitter and blogs.I still follow the same people and added new favorites along the way.

 The best pictures ever come from @AtDisneyAgain. He will put you right in the parks  Mouse on the Mind always has great articles and links to the magic. Undercover Tourist has videos of every ride, show and parade, a personal favorite of my daughter Emily. 



My newer favorites have to begin with Sparkly Nicole. I am a total fangirl. She’s upbeat and fun. Joe Teevee and his wonderful family are a joy to follow on YouTube! Finally there’s @DrunkAtdisney. He’s my guilty pleasure. I want to hang out with him. He makes me laugh out loud, literally. 


Check out Drunk@Disney (@DrunkAtdisney): https://twitter.com/DrunkAtdisney?s=09
So I will appreciate Disney from other people’s points of view and blogs binge, starting with Positively Disney 


Disney Date Night Ideas

Disney Date Night Ideas 

It’s  Friday afternoon and you’re beginning to think about the weekend.  Whether or not you are near the magic, you can still have a wonderful Disney date night.

Here are some suggestions:

Have a Jolly Holiday with Mary!

Visit the Grand Floridian and have dinner at 1900 Park Fare (buffet) or at the Grand Floridian Cafe. The cafe is usually  very open for reservations and the food is fantastic! I highly suggest getting all dressed up and strolling the beautiful grounds.

At home, watch Mary Poppins or Saving Mr.Banks, both wonderful movies. For dinner you could have some takeout fish and chips or even shepherd’s pie. Definitely have a spot of tea.

A Night Out With Lady and the Tramp

Plan ahead of time and make reservations at Tony’s Restaurant in Magic Kingdom. Share some spaghetti and meatballs. The tiramisu is truly wonderful. Take a stroll up and down Main Street and get a great spot for wishes.

When was the last time you actually watched Lady and the Tramp? This is a great chance to bring out the classic. Prepare spaghetti and meatballs as a couple and don’t forget the garlic bread!

May Force Be With You

Head on over to Hollywood Studios! Stop in at the Launch Bay for a picture with Chewbacca or some bartering with the Jawa. Take a ride on Star Tours, they’ve added scenes from The Force Awakens. Have some popcorn in a Han Solo bucket and wait for the awesome Star Wars Fireworks!

With so many options for which Star Wars movie to watch, choosing could be your biggest decision. This could become a whole series of Date Nights or just a really long binge watching day! I would keep it simple with the food but definitely include the popcorn.

Date Nights are important! Have a magical time!