Disney · Disney World · travel

The Great Movie Ride- A Fond Farewell To An Old Friend

“Hooray for Hollywood!”   I can’t believe the end of an era has come.  Even as I know that it’s time- that The Great Movie Ride has spanned a 28 year career and has earned her retirement- the burden of “goodbye” still weighs heavily. Working at the Studios for nearly four years was such a… Continue reading The Great Movie Ride- A Fond Farewell To An Old Friend

Disney · Disney World · travel · vacation

Sid Cahuenga- A {Disney} Hollywood Legend

“The Hollywood that never was, and always will be.” It’s a sentiment that draws on the idealist in us all.  It invokes images of the pre-war Hollywood we all fantasize about, filled with glamour and always slightly untouchable.  It’s a Hollywood that never truly existed, except in our imaginations.  And Sid Cahuenga is the physical… Continue reading Sid Cahuenga- A {Disney} Hollywood Legend

Disney · life · lifestyle

Daydream Believin’ In The Springtime

I love Spring.   It always makes me think of the EPCOT Flower and Garden Festival, and all the amazing concerts I’ve gotten to see there. Growing up, my mom made sure she cultured me and my sister with classic films, diverse tv shows…and The Monkees.  My sister and I would listen to Monkees tapes… Continue reading Daydream Believin’ In The Springtime

Disney · Disney World · travel · Vacation planning

The Former Cast Member’s Guide To Planning Your Disney Vacation

So you’re planning your Disney vacation.  First and foremost- YAY!!! If you’re like most people, you’re probably researching every single facet of what you could and should do.  It seems the internet is FLOODED with “expert” advise on vacation planning. I don’t claim to be an expert, but as a former Disney cast member with… Continue reading The Former Cast Member’s Guide To Planning Your Disney Vacation

America · Disney · Disney life · Patriotism

Where Were You When The World Stopped Turning?

“Where were you on September 11?” That’s the question that arises every year at this time.  Besides July 4, it could arguably be one of the most profound dates in American history.  As my mom puts it- it’s my generation’s “where were you when Kennedy was shot.”  You just know.  The memory is so vivid… Continue reading Where Were You When The World Stopped Turning?