Author: David Hodges

Crystal Palace – Disney’s Magic Kingdom

TRAVEL & LIFESTYLE Dining At The Crystal Palace Dave Hodges, Blogger, Podcaster, Travel Expert 11 April 2017 The excitement when you book your reservation for a character dining. The joy that you feel knowing that there will be Disney characters around you while you eat. The dancing that takes place while you walk up to the restaurant. The tears that may fall when you see that first character as you walk in and are seated. The disappointment that you feel when you see what they are serving. The headache you get when you get the bill for what you just...

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The Disney Exchange 121 – Disney Resorts, Price vs. Value

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSS*Show notes courtesy of Nicholas Maglio from Disney Musings   The Disney Exchange is Lisa, Dave, and me #30daysofnick We start off talking about a very important subject, Lisa’s wonderful idea to feature a photo a day of me on our Facebook page (link below) and share it across social media. #30daysofnick Dave shares information about the new security checkpoints for the Magic Kingdom and talks about the new My Disney Experience app update. Lisa and Dave talk runDisney and the Dark Side Challenge coming up in just a couple of...

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Fireworks Dessert Parties – Are They Worth It?

TRAVEL & LIFESTYLE Star Wars Fireworks Dessert Party Dave Hodges, Blogger, Podcaster, Travel Expert 08 April 2017 Fireworks dessert parties. There everywhere at Walt Disney World. This post will run down my pros and cons of the Star Wars Fireworks dessert party. It’s been a while since I did this dessert party, but from what I hear there’s not much difference between now and 6 months ago. I don’t usually spend the extra money on things like this, but I just happened to be at Disney’s Hollywood Studios by myself and figured I might as well check it out. So,...

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Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party Dates for 2017

TRAVEL & LIFESTYLE Enjoy Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party David Hodges, Blogger, Podcaster, Travel Expert 06 April 2017 The 2017 dates for Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween party have been released. August 25 and 29, 2017 September 1, 7, 10, 12, 15, 17, 19, 22, 24, 26 and 29, 2017 October 1, 3, 5, 6, 9, 10, 12, 13, 15, 17, 19, 20, 22, 24, 26, 27, 29 and 31, 2017 November 1, 2017 It looks like they’re starting earlier and earlier every year. Prices are cheaper the earlier in the season you go. There will most likely be...

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Flying Fish

TRAVEL & LIFESTYLE The Flying Fish Cafe Dave Hodges, Blogger, Podcaster, Travel Expert 11 March 2017 The dining options at Walt Disney World (WDW) are top notch. The hardest part is deciding where to dine. There is everything from small kiosks with single servings to a AAA Five Diamond Award-winning restaurant in Victoria and Alberts. When I dine at WDW I tend to stick with the lower end kiosks and counter service, but there are times when I like to splurge. A few weekends ago Anne and I decided to drive down to WDW for a date night. We chose...

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