Posts Tagged ‘Theme parks’

Confessions of a Disneyophile: Making Disney Friends

Confessions of a Disneyophile: Making Disney Friends
Series by staff writer Betsy Villanella. Photos Copyright © Betsy Villanella. I’M VERY HAPPY with my Disney obsession. I’ve met many wonderful people because of it. In 2001, while searching for discounts for one of our first Disney World vacations, I found a Disney message board. I learned a...
October 21st, 2011 | STAFF, SERIES, USA MAINLAND, MEMORIES, Theme Parks | Read More

Confessions of a Disneyophile: Cast Members

Confessions of a Disneyophile: Cast Members
Series by staff writer Betsy Villanella. Photos Copyright © Betsy Villanella. ONE OF MY favorite things about Walt Disney World is meeting the many Cast Members that work all around the world. Disney refers to all their employees as Cast Members, or CMs for short. Almost every Cast Member we’ve encountered...
September 9th, 2011 | STAFF, SERIES, USA MAINLAND, Theme Parks | Read More

Confessions of a Disneyophile: Resort Stays, Codes, and Other Useful Park Tips

Confessions of a Disneyophile: Resort Stays, Codes, and Other Useful Park Tips
Series by staff writer Betsy Villanella. Photos Copyright © Betsy Villanella. Feature photo (see right): Wilderness Lodge, A WDW deluxe resort OUR FIRST TRIP to Walt Disney World was in 1996. Mike and I didn’t know about reduced rates on accommodations so we paid what they call rack rate, which basically...
August 6th, 2011 | STAFF, SERIES, Theme Parks | Read More

Confessions of a Disneyophile: How I Got Hooked

Confessions of a Disneyophile: How I Got Hooked
Series by staff writer Betsy Villanella. Photos Copyright © Betsy Villanella. I HAVE LOVED all things Disney since before I can remember. I wanted to be Annette Funicello from The Mickey Mouse Club. When I got a bit older, it was Haley Mills from the movies on The Wonderful World of Disney: the original...
July 16th, 2011 | STAFF, SERIES, Theme Parks | Read More

Review: Swimming with Dolphins at Dolphin Discovery, Cozumel

Review: Swimming with Dolphins at Dolphin Discovery, Cozumel
Story by Milli Thornton. Photos Copyright © Brian Williams. THE FIRST THING I want you to know is that, with some caveats I’ll touch on in this story, I usually don’t agree with keeping dolphins penned up in captivity. But when I had a chance to swim with dolphins at Dolphin Discovery on...
June 22nd, 2011 | STAFF, Critters & Wildlife, ISLANDS, Reviews | Read More