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.

EPCOT Food and Wine Festival – In the Bog

For those of you heading to EPCOT’s food and wine festival, you may or may not have seen the “Discover the Cranberry” bog location.  The exhibit is located past Spaceship Earth as you walk toward the World Showcase.  The location…

Orlando Stroller Rentals – My Experience

For those of you with children, you know that taking a stroller with you to the theme parks is essential.  My son is now 5 and still we take a stroller with us into the parks.  Not only does it…

Halloween Time Decorations at the Disneyland Resorts

Hello! Its Halloween Time at the Disneyland Resorts and today I am going to focus on the decorations at Disneyland.  This is one of my favorite times of the year to visit Disneyland. The Parks are not as crowded and…

Winner of The Hidden Mickey Book

Meet the Magic is proud to announce the winner of The Hidden Mickey Book!  The winner was selected by using random.org.  And the winner is… Angela Estes.  You may be familiar with Angela from Twitter: @_AngelaEstes_ described as Disney Fanatic with a…

Disney World’s Fantasyland Expansion from a Bird’s Eye View

To meet the curiosities of Disney fans, Disney has released this great video showing the Magic Kingdom’s Fantasyland Expansion from its beginning through today.  See the excitement here:  

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…