Author Archives: Susanne

13 Fun Facts About The Nightmare Before Christmas

Halloween or Christmas? That’s always the debate surrounding The Nightmare Before Christmas. Since we are on the cusp of both holidays, let’s learn more about one of our favorite Hallowistmas movie! Much to the surprise of fans, The Nightmare Before Christmas wasn’t actually directed by Tim Burton, who was busy on the set of Batman Returns. Henry Selick, a colleague of Burton, directed the movie

Hocus Pocus Tour ~ See the Real Life Places Featured in the Movie!

It’s the most wonderful time of the year… HALLOWEEN! Bring on the candy, costumes, parties, and best of all, the movies! One of the most beloved Halloween movies is Hocus Pocus, a tale of 3 sisters who were captured and hanged in Salem, Massachusetts who are resurrected 300 years later, that came out in 1993 and stars Bette Midler, Kathy Najimy, and Sarah Jessica Parker. For those who have watched the

Goodbye Rafiki’s Planet Watch

Rafiki’s Planet Watch, the popular attraction in Walt Disney World’s Animal Kingdom, will soon end. Rumors have swirled for years about its closing, and although it was thought to be placed on a seasonal schedule, we are hearing that it’s now finally being closed permanently. On the Walt Disney World website, hours for Rafiki’s Planet Watch go through September 29th, but hours beyond that aren

Hidden Jack Skellington?

Welcome Foolish Mortals, to the Haunted Mansion! We all know and love those famous words and can probably recite the transcript for the entire ride. I know my family can! In my deepest ‘spooky voice’ I attempt to do my best Paul Frees impression, not as successfully as I would like but that’s beside the point. While on a visit to Magic Kingdom a few summers ago, we got caught in a pretty lengthy rain storm.

My Favorite Disney Memory – What is yours?

Who remembers the morning show that used to take place every morning to open Magic Kingdom? It was my absolute favorite! The Mayor of Main Street, USA would come out and welcome everyone, the dancers/singers would perform, the train would roll in with the characters, and that one family would walk out to join in the countdown. How lucky were those people that got picked? Speaking from experience, super lucky! I had

Disney Cruise Line Fun Facts

Disney Cruises are among the best in the industry. Here are some fun facts provided by Disney Cruise Line that you may find interesting. Uniquely Disney The Disney ships are painted in Mickey Mouse-inspired colors –black hull, white superstructure, yellow trim and two giant red funnels, each with the Disney Cruise Line Mickey Mouse logo. Disney Cruise Line was the first cruise line to have yellow lifeboa

Crafting for a cruise

You’ve booked your cruise. Paid it off. Checked in online. Booked your excursions. What else is left to do? Make decorations for your door, of course! Decorating your stateroom door on a Disney cruise is not only fun, it lets you distinguish your door from the rest of the doors on your deck.  So pull out your craft supplies and get ready to show your Disney side! Before getting started it’s important to