Hi everyone; I'm Kim. It'll come as no surprise that I'm a huge fan of all things Disney. I'm also a crazy cat lady (currently without cats), spastic crafter, and amateur Disneybounder. Living up in New England, I don't get to the parks as often as I'd like, so I try to bring Disney into my life at home, and hope to show you how to do the same!

  • Polynesian
    Disney Resorts,  Magic Kingdom,  Planning,  Tips

    Polynesian Resort: Deluxe Studio Review- Disney World

    Polynesian Resort- Deluxe Studio Review- A few weeks ago, I ran through a 3-part series about DVC basics. (Click Here for part 1!) I absolutely love being a DVC member! I aim to someday stay at each of the DVC resorts, and was so happy to check off the Polynesian when I last visited Disney in November! Let me tell you all about it. Spoiler alert: it was fantastic. Here we go into the Polynesian Resort Deluxe Studio Review. Convenience There’s something especially magical about staying at a resort on the monorail loop. Even though the monorail could use a good sprucing, it’s inherently “Disney,” and the easy access it…

  • fireworks
    Animal Kingdom,  Blog Post,  Disney Resorts,  Epcot,  Hollywood Studios,  Magic Kingdom,  Planning,  Tips

    10 Disney World Must-Dos

    Disney World Must Dos: We all know it’s physically impossible to do everything on any WDW trip, unless you were to stay for a whole month, and maybe not even then. There are certain things, though, that you just know you’ve got to try your darnest to do each time. It’s been far too long since my last trip, so I’m just going to reminisce for a bit… 10. Eat a Mickey Pretzel – We all know calories don’t count in WDW (shhhh. Let me live this lie in peace), so you know my trips are full of treats. I know it’s probably just like a ton of other soft…

  • And Beyond,  Blog Post,  Children,  Movies,  News,  Style

    Dumbo – Live and in Color

    (I know. It was in color last time, too). Ever since I first heard that Disney was working on a live action Dumbo, I have been anxiously awaiting its arrival, gobbling up every piece of concept art, every teaser trailer, and every tiny clip we were teased with before Dumbo once again graced the big screen. Finally, last Saturday, I got to see my favorite Disney character take flight again, and steal away my heart once more.

  • Blog Post,  Dining,  Disney Resorts,  Magic Kingdom,  Planning

    Dining Review: Citricos

    Citricos at the Grand Floridian Resort and Spa: On our last visit down to Disney, Ben and I enjoyed our first dinner at Citricos at the Grand Floridian Resort and Spa, and it was magnificent! Since we visited the last week of November, everything was decked out for the holidays, so a trip these days would be a bit different, but I’ve got a feeling the quality would be just as exemplary…

  • fireworks
    Blog Post,  Disney Resorts,  Planning,  Tips

    Disney Vacation Club – The Basics Part 3

    Part 3 of my DVC breakdown covers the odds and ends that I think are important to know about DVC. I cover some DVC facts beyond “use DVC for Disney vacations” (non-Disney park vacation uses for DVC points, the resale market, and renting DVC points) and list some points to think about when deciding if DVC is right for you. There’s a lot to cover (this is the longest part), so let’s dive in! I know I said this in both Parts 1 and 2, but it’s worth repeating: I do not work for Disney or DVC and that I am not at all being paid for or given perks…

  • DVC Lounge - Epcot
    Blog Post,  Disney Resorts,  Planning,  Tips

    Disney Vacation Club – The Basics Part 2

    In Part 2 of my DVC informational series, I attempt to shed some light on some of the bonuses that come with DVC membership and share some basic information on the financing options that were available when I became a member in 2017. Let me reiterate that I do not work for Disney or DVC and that I am not at all being paid for or given perks for writing this post. This is a safe space where you’ll get only my personal opinion and experiences. Questions are welcomed and encouraged, but if you’re looking to actually buy into DVC, you should speak with somebody who is qualified (licensed?) to…

  • Wilderness Lodge Pool
    Blog Post,  Disney Resorts,  Planning,  Tips

    Disney Vacation Club – The Basics Part 1

    Disney Vacation Club, or “DVC,” is a Disney-specific timeshare program that is often seen as an enigma. The points system, financing options, and the contract can all be very overwhelming and seem daunting in their own right, let alone combined. I hope, through this article, to be able to shed some light on something that I think can be a great investment — something I’ve invested in personally. Let me start by saying that I do not work for Disney or DVC and that I am not at all being paid for or given perks for writing this post. This is a safe space where you’ll get only my personal…

  • Blog Post,  Magic Kingdom,  Planning,  Tips

    Kim’s Top 5 – Magic Kingdom Edition

    You’re not supposed to pick a favorite child, and it feels equally wrong to pick a favorite attraction, but this is a place where tough choices are made. Previously, I’ve ranked my top five attractions across ALL parks (which was torture), but I want to spend some time in each park, because there’s no reason to rush. Also, I’m not emotionally ready to re-evaluate my top five attractions across all four parks. It hurt….it really hurt. First stop on this journey — Magic Kingdom!

  • Blog Post,  Planning,  Style,  Tips

    Disneybounding for Beginners

    Before the summer of 2016, “Disneybound” meant “going to Disney!” – wonderful in its own right, don’t get me wrong, but now, “Disneybound” means so. much. more. My adventure into Disney bounding all started with an innocent-enough venture into the Disney realms of Pinterest. (Ever want to lose a few hours in what feels like 5 minutes? Jump down that rabbit hole.) For a quicker introduction to Disneybounding, just keep reading. I’ll tell you everything you need to know to get started!

  • Epcot - Italy Pavilion
    Blog Post,  Dining,  Epcot

    Dining Review: Tutto Italia Ristorante Dinner

    Tutto Italia Ristorante: If you don’t know it already, you’ll quickly learn that I am all about the food when I visit Disney. I can be bribed to head on any ride, or venture off to any part of the park if there’s a promise of a snack at the end of the road. While I have my favorites down in Orlando, I also love trying new places. I’m hopeful that my experiences will help you choose where you’d like to grab a bite! This time, we head over to the Italy Pavilion in Epcot for a carb-filled dinner at Tutto Italia!