It’s time to put on make-up. It’s time to light the lights…

I’m glad to announce that my blog and podcast as of tomorrow will once again be active (Yay!) This time I plan not to neglect either one for as long as I have again.

So, without further a due,  I’d like to share with you what I’ve been up to.

As I have just said my podcast will be up and running again as of tomorrow so it’s only right that I mention some At Disney With Emily podcast news ๐Ÿ™‚ I have two podcast episodes at the ready and one of them is a very special episode indeed. Two weeks ago I teamed up with the wonderful Rebecca Kelly (@rkellyWDW and http://fairytalejourneysbyrebecca.weebly.com) to talk about Walt Disney World’s new FP+ system, which is still very much in it’s infancy right now, to bring you some information on the new system. My other episode is about using Photopass and Memory Maker in Walt Disney World.

Also, I would like to add that I have recently appeared on The Dis Life’s podcast, Muppet Mayhem (http://thedislife.com/022/) Which is probably one of the main reasons as to why I am bringing back my podcast as I had a lot of fun being a part of the episode and thoroughly enjoyed talking with David, Rebecca and Dave about The Muppets past and present. If you haven’t already listened to The Dis Life’s podcast then I highly recommend that you do! It’s a fantastic father/daughter podcast all about Walt Disney World tips, trips and information. So head on over there after you’ve finished reading my blog and listening to my podcast, you won’t regret it!

As always if you have a question, query or just want to talk about everything Disney you can leave a comment below or contact me on the following;
Twitter: @EmilyWDW
E-mail: emilyjwdw@gmail.com

Want to book that magical WDW holiday? Look no further! Contact Rebecca Kelly @rkellyWDW or visit http://fairytalejourneysbyrebecca.weebly.com for a quote today and receive stress-free and fantastic professional service while you plan your that most magical holiday of a lifetime.

WDW 2014

It’s offical! We’ve booked to go to WDW next year. (Finally!)
It was actually booked 1am Saturday morning, which is a crazy time to book a holiday I know, but I guess it was just beginning to bother us that much.

So, what have I got to look forward to next year? Well, in Magic Kingdom the Seven Dawarfs Mine ride should be open (I’ve been waiting to go on this ride since summer 2012!), The Festival of The Lion King will have moved to its new home in Africa in Animal Kingdom (If it’s not open by August I am going to be very unhappy ๐Ÿ˜ฆ ) and the Wizarding World of Harry Potter expansion should either be open or at least ready to. I’ll also be flying with a different airline (We usually fly with Virgin but next year it’ll be with British airways and it’ll be departing from a different terminal!) That’s a fair amount of new things to be excited for next year!

We’re planning on eating at different food spots in the parks as well because I’ve heard good things from people about quick service/restaurants that we haven’t tried before. (Even though we’ve been there a fair few times we haven’t tried every food place, we tend to stick with what we know and love)

So, here’s to the next 30 weeks and 2 days talking non stop about everything Disney! (I love that time period leading up to a WDW Vacation, there’s nothing quite like a Disney countdown!) Feel free to join in with me on Twitter and follow my tweets about the build up to and during my trip.

As always you can contact me via;
Twitter – @EmilyWDW
Email – emilyjwdw@gmail.com

Want to book that magical WDW holiday? Look no further! Contact Rebecca Kelly on Twitter @rkellyWDW or visit http://fairytalejourneysbyrebecca.weebly.com for a quote today and receive professional, fantastic, stress-free service while you’re planning that magical trip of a lifetime.

July 30th 2014

As I said in my previous post today I have a few things I’d like to share with all of you lovely people.

Yes! The title of this post is the official date that our 11th WDW holiday will commence. No, we haven’t booked it, but come what may we will be booking it for that date next year. Yay!

I have also come to the bottom of my FastPass+ investigation (can I get a woohoo?) This investigation, as many of you know, has been going on since my last WDW holiday in June this year. (it’s been a long drawn out process, with @rkellyWDW and @rbteachy kindly putting up with several of my rants. Thank you!) With these MagicBands coming in and it very much looking like, as an off-site guest, FastPasses were going to be a thing of the past for us and we were going to have to do the Disney Parks old school and wait in the stand-by line for EVERYTHING, but with every grey cloud there is a silver lining, and there is! I finally received the answer I was looking for while emailing Disney. “Thank you for contacting the Walt Disney Worldยฎ Resort.
You must have ticket numbers to be able to link them to My Disney Experience. If you have the numbers, visit the My Reservations page to link tickets. Once they are linked, you may set up your FastPassยฎ+ attractions via the My Disney Experience application on your phone or through Guest Relations at any theme park.”
So, if you’re an off-site guest you’re still eligible for FastPass+ as long as you have your plastic tickets before you go so you’re able to book your FP+ reservations when the 60 day window opens! I think me and my dad were over joyed when we read the email.

Finally, due to University commitments, I may be a little quiet in the 2 weeks prior to Christmas, but you will be able to reach me through my Twitter if need be ๐Ÿ™‚

So, with that, I hope you’ve enjoyed my little blog post!

As always you, if you’d like to know anything, ask me a question or just a little chat about all things Disney, you can reach me on my Twitter: @EmilyWDW or by email: emilyjwdw@gmail.com

Want to book that magical WDW holiday? Look no further! Contact Rebecca Kelly @rkellyWDW or visit http://fairytalejourneysbyrebecca.weebly.com for a quote today and receive stress-free and fantastic professional service while you plan your that magical holiday of a lifetime.

Absence

I realise that I have been absent for a month and a half on here and my podcast is 6 weeks late. I have tried several times to upload episode 2 but with no such luck and in 6 weeks some of the information I’ve talked about on that episode has now changed, which means I have no choice but to re-record it and hopefully this time it’ll upload.

Seen as I have been MIA on here and on Twitter for a while there’s a few things I’d like to share with you. I will just do a simple blog entry today and try to get my podcast back up because as I understand there’s a few of you out there that actually enjoy my podcast and I don’t want to let you down ๐Ÿ™‚

So, without further a do, I shall get cracking on that blog post ๐Ÿ™‚

Podcast Episode 1: Fireworks and Food

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So, here is episode 1 of my podcast. I did promise to carry on if my pilot did well and I can say that without a doubt the pilot did better than I could’ve ever imagined. Thank you to everyone who listened and gave feedback, I really appreciate it and I am very happy you all enjoyed it.

In this episode I talk about the Night firework shows and where I eat while in the Disney parks, and food will probably be a recurring topic during my episodes because the food there is just that good.

I hope you enjoy listening to my episode.

If you’d like to contact me you can below:
Twitter: @EmilyWDW
Email: emilyjwdw@gmail.com
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Pilot Podcast: An Introduction

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So, I have decided to start a Podcast and believe me it’s been easier said than done with uploading it today! I’d like to thank @140JustinC for the help earlier ๐Ÿ™‚

It is just an introduction about me and Disney really. I hope you like it and hopefully I’ll get to do more because I really enjoyed creating today’s ๐Ÿ™‚ If I do get to do more then they’ll be uploaded every Saturday, hopefully without fail!

Same as always, if you have an questions you’d like answered then I’m more than happy to answer them for you ๐Ÿ™‚ you can comment below or DM me on my Twitter: @EmilyWDW

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My Top 5 rides: Part 4 – Disney’s Animal Kingdom

So sorry this entry is much later than planned, got slightly distracted the last couple of days, but here it is ๐Ÿ™‚

While thinking about my favourite rides in Animal Kingdom I realised something, there are only 5 rides to actually go on in this park. So, the more I think about how bizarre this Avatar land is, the more I realise that this park really needs something to make it a full day park because when I visit I very rarely make it to lunch time here and this is down to the lack of attractions. I suppose if I did everything there is to do in this park it would only take me until 3pm to complete it all. I have come to the conclusion that Animal Kingdom needs a huge re vamp and even though the connection to Avatar makes hardly any sense, the park needs this big project to boost it up to the other 3 parks popularity.

So, without further rambling about my views on the park, here’s my top 5 ๐Ÿ™‚

5. Primeval Whirl – You know how a lot of the rides come with health warning, such as you ride at your own risk if you have back, neck or heart problems? You could be completely free of all of these before riding, but when you come off it, there’s a chance you’ll suffer from all 3! I’m not saying it’s not a fun ride, because it is! It’s just very much on the throw you about in your seat side but will still cause a lot of laughs for you and your family.

4. Dinosaur! – I’m 100% afraid of this ride! I swear every time I go on it, that carnivorous one is going to eat me! (Yes, I know it’s not real but damn it’s scary!) I also have a big phobia of the dark, so this ride is just a big ball of fun for me, not really. I suppose if I just close my eyes through the entire ride it’s a lot of fun, just listening to the audio of the ride, I don’t need visuals for this one :).

3. Kali River Rapids – This ride went up on my favourites list after our 2012 trip where we experienced Universal Studios version, which is more violent and you don’t actually make it off that one dry at all. So, Kali River Rapids just seems like a nice relaxing water ride to me, where you may or may not get wet, but if you do get wet, you get soaked!

2. Kilimanjaro Safari – I love this because I love animals! Okay, so they seem to have taken away the whole looking for the baby elephant at the end, but it’s not a lot less bumpy. Last time I went on it, we were delayed slightly because they had to get a giraffe off the track, but that’s another thing that make this such a great ride, none of the animals are actually in cages and they’re able to roam free as of they were actually in the wild and to make it seem more like an actual safari in Africa. My favourite part of this are the elephants! You’re able to get fairly close to them and if you’re lucky you’ll see a baby elephant, which is always a great sight because they’re so cute!

1. Expedition Everest – What’s not to love about this roller coaster? Okay, the going backwards bit can be rather horrible depending on which part of the train you’re sitting in, but apart from that it’s a high speed, intense coaster and that’s exactly what I like to ride while in Walt Disney World! I love this so much we’ll get a Fast Pass, then join the stand-by line so we’re able to ride it twice. It’s also great to ride after you’ve been on Kali River Rapids, you’ll dry almost instantly ๐Ÿ™‚

So, there you have it! All my top 5 rides at Walt Disney World! It’s taken a while for me to actually do it all but I got there in the end.

What are you’re favourite rides in the whole of Walt Disney World?

If you have any questions don’t be afraid to ask me, you can DM me on Twitter: @EmilyWDW or comment below! Or if you’d like to just have a chat about all things Disney you’re more than welcome to message me ๐Ÿ™‚