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.

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…

My Favourite Disney … Christmas film

As it is now December, I feel I am allowed to start to write about the Yuletide season.  As with everything Christmas seems to be starting earlier and earlier these days with shops starting to stock cards and decorations as…

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…

My Daughters Favourite … Disney Movie

I’ve written before about how much my daughter (now 22 months) loves Donald Duck.  However, this has recently become even more of an obsession. She ADORES him, especially in any form of Christmas guise and even more so if those…

Finding Restaurants Where Kids Eat for FREE

My family regularly goes out to eat on the weekend.  We love spending the time together and not having to worry with cooking the meal.  When dining out, I typically look through the local restaurant’s coupons first to see if we are…

Walt Disney World Attractions – Fun with Ride Photos

When visiting Disney, you will find that many of the attractions feature photos of you as you ride. Typically the photos are taken during the peak of the attraction’s excitement. Posing for the photos can be a lot of fun…