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Pandora – The World of Avatar | Walt Disney World® Resort Review

I was finally able to see Pandora after waiting almost a year to see this new area. I loved the beautiful colors of the plants and the area itself was gorgeous. The line for The Avatar Flight of Passage was over 340 minutes along with the Na’vi River Journey being at 85 minutes.  The Avatar Flight of Passage was a great ride. I really felt as though I was flying on a Banshee. During the Na’vi River Journey, I wanted to touch one of the spinning yellow flowers they were just too far away. The Na’vi River Journey in Pandora was so short! I was just enjoying it and it was over! Maybe it is only 1 or 2 minutes, I will have to ask about that.

The area of Pandora is very small for so many people. I have not heard of it being expanded. There is one set of bathrooms and one restaurant and of course a gift shop. The gift shop had a futuristic place where you could make your own Avatar Doll, and buy a Banshee. Next trip I would love an Avatar Doll, so cool!

 

At night the Pandora area was lit up and very pretty just like the movie. My expectations were to be walking “through” the movie and they were not met due to the area being so small. Compared to Harry Potter at Universal Orlando, where it really feels like you are walking “through” the movie series. In my opinion, Universal Orlando has the better areas set up and Disney might have dropped the ball on Pandora unless it expands. Also, no one can ride The Avatar Flight of Passage at Pandora without waiting 4 hours in line? There are never any Fasspass+ left for the ride. To sum it all up Pandora has pros and cons just like any other Theme Park area but, we waited eight years for it. What do you think about Pandora? Leave your comments above.

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The Disney Dining Plan at the Walt Disney World®Resort

 

I just love character meals with the Disney Dining Plan at The Walt Disney World Resort. These are some of the reasons why I love Walt Disney World® Dining Plan which will help you when you are planning your Walt Disney World® Resort vacation!

  1. I love having my food paid for before I go on vacation! It is great for your budget.
  2. Children under 3 are FREE!
  3. I love having the refillable mug! It is also a great souvenir!
  4. I have to admit I love all of the wonderful deserts included! It is such a treat. If I do not eat them at the meal I take the deserts to the room for a snack later.
  5. I love to eat at the Character Meals, which is a great deal on the Disney Dining Plan. Also, it is so fun and exciting when the Characters come to your table for photos and Autographs! When my son broke his arm the Characters signed his cast!
  6. Food is a very important part of our Walt Disney World® Resort vacation!
  7. You can enjoy the different restaurants and experiences which come with the meals and not have to worry about the bill!
  8. It makes unforgettable memories!

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These are just a few of the reasons I love the dining plan. Do not forget there are many different plans and prices to choose from. Buy the plan and pay for it in advance then eat what and where you like! I really enjoy it and you will too! The memories will last forever!

The pictures above are when my son was almost two. He grew up with Character meals and me as a mother have all of the magical memories to share. I wanted you to see the memories as children grow up going to, The Walt Disney World® Resort. It makes me want to cry time goes so fast! Enjoy your special moments.

For more information on, Disney’s Dining Plan please follow this link below:

https://disneyworld.disney.go.com/

 

 

 

 

Disney Parks Moms Panel Exciting Application Time!

It is that time of year again after the warmth of the summer and before the crisp air of the fall to apply for the Disney Parks Moms Panel. What is the Disney Parks Moms Panel? It is a group of passionate Disney lovers who answer questions to help people plan extra magic, fun, and memories into their vacations on the Disney site. There are only a few chosen for the many whom apply. To be on the Disney Parks Moms Panel is very fun for the Disney Lovers who love to plan Disney vacations like me! I will never give up trying.

The adventure begins again this year on September 6th, 2016. I have applied every year since the panel started. I have not made the panel yet but have “won” in so many more ways. I have had fun on every adventurous application and met friends from all over the world.  These particular friends chEAR for each other and cry for disappointments along the way.

 

Of course, the application process is not easy for that “Princess” role on the panel. It is a “tale as old as time” ten yEARs of applications, and a roller coaster ride with ups and downs along the way. I would not have it any other way! Let the Mickey Park games begin~~Pixie Dust and Good Luck to all!

~~~~It all started with a mouse!!

To apply for the panel here: https://disneyparksmomspanel.disney.go.com/recruiting/search-begins-soon

The Emerald Grande at HarborWalk Village

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I love staying at, The Emerald Grande at HarborWalk Village. The Emerald Grande at HarborWalk Village is a luxurious resort with many amenities and activities. These are listed below:

  • Beach and Shuttle
  • Boating Facilities
  • Business Center
  • Charter Fishing
  • Concierge
  • Events
  • Fax Services
  • Gift Shops & Restaurants
  • Grilling
  • Groups and Meetings
  • Indoor & outdoor Swimming Pools
  • Spa & Fitness Center
  • Hot tubs
  • Water-sports
  • Weddings & Special Events

This resort is one of the nicest I have ever stayed at. I loved it and hoped to visit soon with my family! Below are some pictures of the units, pool, BBQ grills, the private beach and the complimentary shuttle which goes from the resort to the beach every few minutes. The units are beautiful and very detailed to the art on the wall. They also include a stacked washer and dryer which is so nice to have on vacation. There were two twin beds in the third bedroom. HarborWalk Village has many shops and activities and is located just below the resort on the property; it also has many events hosted there. It is on the waterfront and is on the historic Destin Harbor. You will love staying here on your next vacation!

 

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Below are pictures of the second bedroom, dinning room, kitchen and living room.

 

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Below are pictures of the BBQ grills, private beach with chairs and umbrella’s, the complimentary shuttle boat, the outdoor pool and also, HarborWalk Village. Emerald Coasting at the Emerald Grande at HarborWalk Village can be so much fun!

For reservations call: 1-800-676-0091 For more information visit www.EmeraldGrande.com on the web.

 

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