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New Year’s Eve Eve in Magic Kingdom

When I was planning my family’s New Year’s trip to Walt Disney World, I faced a real dilemma. How should we spend New Year’s Eve? Magic Kingdom is my favorite park, and my heart was pulling me there to ring in 2014. But my head was telling me that it would be too crowded for my family, transportation back to Beach Club would be a nightmare, and my husband and I wouldn’t be able to enjoy an adult toast to the New Year.

The solution became clear when I confirmed that Magic Kingdom would once again present Festival in the Sky, their New Year’s Eve fireworks complete with a countdown on December 30th as well as the 31st. Extra Magic Hours at Magic Kingdom until 3:00am that night sealed the deal!

Our day was filled with pixie dust from a late lunch at Be Our Guest (deserving of its own review in a separate post) to an unexpected meet up with friends we hadn’t seen in a decade. Thanks to Fast Pass+, we were able to enjoy our favorite attractions without long lines even on that busy day.

Watching Holiday Wishes with my family, I reflected on the joy and love of the season and got a bit emotional.

But the true highlight was watching Fantasy in the Sky from Fantasyland. As the fireworks surrounded me, soaring and spiraling into the clear, night sky, I felt exhilaration and hope for a year of dreams coming true. It was a day early but it’s never too soon to chase your dreams.



Giving Tuesday- Give Kids the World

A few weeks ago, I received some disappointing news. I had been wishing for a special kind of pixie dust to be sprinkled my way, and I found out it wasn’t my time. I actually went into a bit of a funk. I knew I had to shake it off and focus on all the magic that already exists in my life.

I am so fortunate that I live in comfort and have healthy children. I am am fortunate that I have traveled with my family to Disney World for holidays, birthdays, anniversaries, or for no reason at all. I am fortunate that I have the time and the technology to blog about these things.

I decided the best way to shake off my blues was to sprinkle some pixie dust on others. Give Kids the World is an organization that provides fantasy vacations to children with life-threatening illnesses and their families. I made a donation and started a virtual team.  Turns out today is Giving Tuesday, a day for giving back. I hope that you will choose to join this team and make a donation of any amount. Perhaps you will even ask others to join us as well.

Follow this link to donate to my virtual team:


For more info on Giving TuesdayL  http://http://community.givingtuesday.org/News