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.

Panoramic Sunday – Village Beatniks

This great band plays in Animal Kingdom, the Village Beatniks.  They can quickly setup their equipment and have a crowd dancing like no one is looking in no time!  My son was so excited over the fun, he picked up two sticks…

Moms Panel – LET ME IN!

It is official!  On Wednesday, I received my third letter from Disney stating the following, “While you were not among those selected, we are very grateful that you took the time to enter and share your love of Walt Disney World®…

Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort – Review Part 1 of 3

Natalie H. is a regular contributor to the Disney Driven Life (DLL).  Her (ok, My:) )previous article written there is below!  I hope you will find it worth of bring over to this site.  I will post the rest of…

Photos are Important!

The newest campaign by Disney is entitled “Let the Memories Begin”.  After posting about this campaign last week, I really began to think about all of photos I have taken over the years.  While most of them only seem appropriate for…

Panoramic Sunday – Carousel of Progress

How about a little Halloween Holiday cheer from the Carousel of Progress?  I absolutely love this attraction!  It brings in a bit of nostalgia and holiday cheer year-round.  I believe it offers many learning opportunities for everyone who comes to the…

Let the Memories Begin Campaign

I am sure at this point that many of you had heard about the newest campaign announced by Disney, “Let the Memories Begin”.  This campaign is two-fold: 1. In the parks – to begin in January 2011 and 2. In…

Panoramic Sunday – Cinderella’s Castle

Can you feel the sun on your face? Or the excitement in the air?  Maybe you smell the buttered popcorn on  Main Street and see the smiles of joy in the eyes of people on their way to their first ride of the day!  Just…

Disney World Baby Care Centers not Just for Babies!

I first took my son to Disney World when he was three months old.  At the time, I had never really paid any attention to the facilities for parents with children.  I quickly came to realize that many of the…

Disney and My Experience with the Year of a Million Dreams Campaign

I am sure that many of you have experienced Disney’s hospitality.  I know that when I travel to Walt Disney World, at some time during my visit, I will have been made to feel special in some respect by the…

Beware of the Moving Sidewalks at Walt Disney World

I remember back when I was a teenager and first rode the moving sidewalks that were in the airport and thought these were the greatest inventions yet.  These should be installed everywhere!  Think of how fast we could travel from place to place…