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.

Walt Disney World’s 40th Anniversary Map

Happy 40th Anniversary to Walt Disney World! To celebrate, Disney has released a 40th Anniversary Map detailing some of the events that very historic date. The map also includes the park map as it was on the opening day, October…

Disney Rewards Resort Discounts for Disney Visa Holders

Save up to 35% off a Walt Disney World Resort Stay  Available most nights 1/2/12 through 2/20/12.  All reservations must be booked by 12/21/11.   Details: 35% off Deluxe Resorts (except Animal Kingdom Lodge and Polynesian Resort) 30% off Moderates (except Port…

EPCOT’s International Food and Wine Festival

Today begins EPCOT’s International Food and Wine Festival!  For those of you who have never attended this Festival, guests at EPCOT are invited to attend at no additional costs. Surrounding the World Showcase, guests find more than 25 International Marketplaces for purchase…

Eat to the Beat Concert Series

Starting tonight at EPCOT, be sure to head over to the America Gardens Theatre at the World Showcase for a live concert.  Shows are daily at 5:15 p.m., 6:30 p.m. and 7:45 p.m.  The talent line up is fantastic!  Check it…

Meet Robert Olszewski in Walt Disney World

As you may recall, during my visit to the D23 Expo, I had the great pleasure in meeting Mr. Olszewski.  He is extremely kind and generous with his time, talking with my son and I for a few minutes about…

Hidden Mickey – A Historic One from Spaceship Earth

Here at Meet the Magic, we love finding hidden Mickeys. I love seeing them from others in hopes that I will find them on my next vacation to Disney. Maybe it is a personal good excuse for revisiting an attraction,…

Fun Disney Mobile iPhone App

For those of you who have an iPhone or applicable product, my son recently found a great game that is fun and challenging for everyone.  It is called Where’s My Water? by Disney Mobile.  This application includes 80 challenging puzzles which…

Do You Need Rental Car Insurance?

One thing many of the rental car companies push when a renter comes to pick up their rental car is the purchase of the rental car insurance for the duration of the rental.  The average cost per day for this insurance…

Halloween Fun at Fort Wilderness

When visiting Walt Disney World, one of the greatest ways to spend time with your family is during mealtime.  Even if you and your family have spent time away from one another during the day, getting together to enjoy a…

EPCOT Flower and Garden Show Inspires Great Recipes

During a recent visit to the EPCOT Flower and Garden show, my family and I attended a variety of the shows offered by HGTV.  During one session, we attended a show A to Z on Herbs with Tracy Fischer where we…