Confessions of a Disney Mom

A blog about family life and a love of Disney

Exciting Disney Parks News from the 2017 D23 Expo

This blog was featured on the Fairytale Adventures Travel Blog Page. This weekend, The D23 (Disney’s Official Fan Club) is holding it biennial Expo in Anaheim, California. During this time Disney announces its plan for the future and they had tons of exciting announcement from the Walt Disney Parks and Resort Presentation. Here is a quick recap of what’s to come in the future of our favorite theme parks! Star Wars! “Star Wars Land,”.. Read More

2017 EPCOT International Food and Wine Festival Marketplaces

This fall, head over to EPCOT and discover the 2017 International Food & Wine Festival. This foodie’s paradise is packed with delicious dishes, fine wine, craft beer, spirits and other beverages sure to satisfy every palate. Marketplaces are open daily from August 31 to November 13, 2017. Check out the all the flavors of the 2017 EPCOT International Food and Wine Festival from over 35 individual marketplaces including 5 new marketplaces! What dish are you looking.. Read More

First Impressions of Disneyland

So in December, my travel buddy Nedi and I headed to Disneyland for a very special and amazing training experience at Disneyland Resort in California!  We were going to the Disney Agent Education Program! Brandy, our amazing boss with Fairytale Adventures Travel, would be joining us on the adventure the following evening.  We were beyond excited to go and so very thankful to have this opportunity.  We arrived a day or two early so.. Read More

Check out our shirts from our most recent trip!

You know those families that you see on vacation with the matching shirts??? That’s us!!!! We like to create or get matching shirts for our Disney trips for a few reasons.  First, I find it fun to create them and it adds to the excitement of preparing for the trip. Second, it looks really cute in the many photo opportunities that Disney has.  Third, If my child happens to wonder off (or my.. Read More

Sheena’s Inside Scoop: Prince Charming Regal Carrousel

Sheena’s Inside Scoop: Prince Charming Regal Carrousel Prince Charming Regal Carrousel offers fun for everyone in the whole family. Originally built in 1917, the Liberty Carrousel, originally located in Belle Isle Park in Detroit, was one of only four carrousels that were built with five rows by the Philadelphia Toboggan Company. In 1967, when Walt Disney World was in the planning stages, the Disney Company discovered the carrousel at Olympic Park in Maplewood,.. Read More

Walt Disney World Resort Summer 2016 Refurbishment List

Walt Disney World Resort and Disneyland Summer Refurbishment List So you’re dreaming of your ultimate vacation for this summer to visit the mouse.  I find it’s best to know which attractions will be down for refurbishment while planning my trip.  Disney is constantly building and upgrading various aspects in their parks.  I do not see refurbishment in a negative way.  Sure it stinks that attraction may have downtime when you are visiting, but I’d rather be.. Read More

Agency Scavenger Hunt

This is what happens when your agency sends you on a crazy scavenger hunt in the hot Florida sun!!! Our hunt was focused in the EPCOT resort area (Boardwalk, Beach and Yacht Club Resorts) Here are some of my photos from the hunt (which were posted on my Instagram (sheenadestinationspecialist) Since it was Friday the 13th, I took a quick selfie with Tower of Terror before starting my hunt 🙂 Next up…which resort.. Read More

Breaking News!!! FREE Dining!!!

OH MY GOODNESS!!! FREE DINING or ROOM discounts this fall season at Walt Disney World Resort!! Room are already flying off the shelves, if you were planning on a fall trip, call me TODAY! Just $200.00 will hold your reservation and paid in full is due 30 days before check in. Here’s a breakdown of the offers. You can get a FREE Dining Plan when you buy a non-discounted 5-night/6-day package that includes.. Read More

Exciting News!! Updates for Disney this summer!!

There is a ton of buzz on the internet from this past week.  Exciting and new things are coming to Walt Disney World Resort and with the Disney Company.  Here’s a quick review of what’s coming 🙂 Starting May 6th, guests can preview scenes from the upcoming film “Alice Through the Looking Glass.”  Catch this 10-minute sneak peek before you are “late for a very important date.”  In Disney California Adventure park, the preview.. Read More