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.

Upcoming Disneyland D23 EXPO

If you plan on visiting Disneyland this month, be sure to consider experiencing the D23 Expo.  This event is considered “The Ultimate Fan Event” where fans unite to experience the many aspects of Disney under one roof.  Attendees will gain access…

Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party – Pointers and Planning

Mickey's Not so Scary Bo to You Halloween Parade

Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party is held annually from September through October.  This party is celebrated at the Magic Kingdom with people of all ages. The event is sold as a “hard ticket” meaning that you must purchase a…

Hidden Mickey – Historic France Pavilion

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,…

Will you be purchasing the dining plan?

When planning a trip to Walt Disney World, one of the first things many Disney park veterans plan is dining. If you’ve never been, and are planning to go during regular or peak season, you’ll definitely want to plan this…

How You can Get Insurance Discounts

Insurance is an important part of life.  It is a necessary expense once you have purchased items that are of value.  Insurance is typically first purchased when someone buys their first car.  Often when we purchase that first car, we…

Hidden Mickey – One in and One outside of the Parks

A few weeks ago before it became so very hot, my family went camping.  During that camping trip, we hit the trails to explore the area.  My son is always thinking of Disney (wonder where he gets that from!) and…

How Many Days Will You Be Going to the Disney Theme Parks?

When planning your vacation to Disney, most people plan on visiting the various theme parks available!  For those of you planning on visiting Disneyland, the following parks are available: 1.  Disneyland, 2. Disney California Adventures.  For those going to Disney…

What in the World is PotterMore?

Have you any idea what I mean when I say “PotterMore”?  This term has been coined by the new website recently created by J.K. Rowlings.  All the site shows are two owls and the promise of something “Coming soon…”; one…

Hollywood Studios – Playhouse Disney Junior

I would love to tell you the number of times I have been to Hollywood Studios and been to see Playhouse Disney.  My son knows exactly what scene is next, when he is to stand to dance and when to…

Disney Photo Fun Gone Wrong…

Disney offers many great photo opportunities.  There are the great photos that are beautiful and ready for placement on even the most prestigious of walls: