Author Archive for Natalie Henley

When Natalie is not looking for Hidden Mickeys or helping others plan a Disney vacation, she is a wife, mom and Certified Public Accountant. She collected her favorite planning and money savings tips in her book Strategies for Paying for Disney. Be sure to see her other site at The Disney Moms.

Hidden Mickey – Leaping Lizards

Earlier this week, I received an email from a reader who wanted to share a present with the readers at Meet the Magic! Here is what our reader had to say: “I was taking pictures of my kids pet lizard,…

It is Christmas Time at Disneyland

Its Christmas time at Disneyland, the decorations are up for the Christmas Holidays and they are just beautiful.  This is my favorite time of the year to go visit Disneyland with my family. I love all of the poinsettias the…

Meet The Disney Moms

Over the past few months, I have grown to know several of the other bloggers that work with The Magical Blogorail.  As you may know, The Magical Blogorail is a group of Disney bloggers who all blog together in various…

Big Thunder Mountain Railroad

Name of Attraction:  Big Thunder Mountain Railroad Opening Date:  September 23, 1980; Grand Opening November 15, 1980 Description: “Hang onto your hats and glasses, folks, cause this here’s the wildest ride in the wilderness!” Located in at the far end…

Disney Parks Christmas Day Parade Taping

So many people turn to their televisions on Christmas day for some extra holiday magic by way of Disney Parks Christmas Day Parade.  This well-loved parade is filmed about a month prior to Christmas Day in both Disneyland and Disney…

it’s a small world at Disneyland Decorated for the Holidays

“it’s a small world” made  its beginnings at the 1964 New York World’s Fair.  It proved so popular that Walt had it shipped, piece by piece, and rebuilt at Disneyland, where it opened to the public in 1966.  With a…

A Visit with Santa at Disney

If you are planning a vacation to Disney during the holiday, be sure to inquire as to Santa’s location.  You just may be able to get some lap time with the man himself!  Santa was spotted just this week in…

Animal Kingdom’s Mickey’s Jingle Jungle Parade

When visiting the Animal Kingdom during the Christmas holiday season, be sure to see the special parade entitled Jingle Jungle Parade.  The parade begins in the back of the park, close to the Kilimanjaro Safari. The parade lasts for about 20…