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Jessica Ma'ilo

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Jessica is a special education teacher by day and blogger and Fairy Godmother Travel agent by evening. When not supervising play dates or sleepovers, she can be found creating, sewing or singing. She loves hitting the Disney Parks, and she and her family escape to the World and Land as often as they can. She can be contacted at [email protected], and you can also check out her family blog, Magic, Memories, Mayhem.
We've recently taken a look at the deluxe and moderate resorts at Walt Disney World, rounding out the Disney owned and operated resorts are the Values.  These are a fun option, especially for families with little ones who tend...
You may have noticed my last Park Wise didn't appear as usual, and that's because I was hard at work researching for this very article!  Usually traveling with extended family or friends, our crew tends to end up in...
Last time we ran through the quick and dirty version of the deluxe resorts at Walt Disney World.  Big WDW fans may already know, there's another set of deluxe resorts – the villas!  These options are great for large...
Walt Disney World offers a plethora of options for guests wishing to stay in close proximity to the parks. With so many choices, I thought I'd take a the next few columns to give a quick run down of...
One of the perks (or clever ways to keep you on property) of staying at Walt Disney World is the complimentary transportation available to all resort guests. With so many options coupled with more than 20 resorts, it can...
Another Walt Disney World spring break is in the books for our crew, and here are a few tips to help you survive should you decide to take the plunge. Dress for Success "What's the weather like?" is a popular planning...
You may have noticed that Park Wise was MIA for its last column. That's because yours truly was hard at work researching for this very article. Believe it or not, I just took my very first “grown-up girls only”...
A popular planning question that always seems to be making the rounds usually goes something like “Will my kid like (insert ride here)?” While this question can't truly be answered since it's so subjective, I thought I'd share a...
While there is no shortage of activity in Walt Disney World's four park offerings, sometimes it's just nice to find a spot to relax and take in the magic.  Here are four of my favorite spots to take a...
Resolutions. I know, easy to make but not likely to keep. In fact, I'm two days into spring semester, and I already broke my resolution to be prepared with a lunch to avoid noshing on cafeteria fare. But Disney...
It's hard to believe another year has already come and gone. I feel like I was just writing my Disney resolutions! As 2014 comes to a close, I'd love to share five favorite tips I've shared with the Park...
December at Disney World is truly a sight to behold. Lights, glitter and gingerbread around every corner. Parks boast larger than life Christmas trees and carols waft through the air as the atmosphere takes on an even more magical...
Can you believe it's already halfway through November? The leaves are turning, temperatures are dropping and wallets are shrinking. The holidays are here, and for many that means shopping. If you're traveling to Walt Disney World, here are a...
One of the questions I come across while chatting with guests, both new and veteran, is whether or not club level is “worth it.” Worthiness is definitely subjective, but if you're considering the splurge, here are a few of...
Maybe it's that I'm missing the Food and Wine Fest this year. Maybe it's that I love a good pie. Or maybe it's just because it's mid-afternoon when I write this, and my stomach is starting to grumble, but...
My favorite time of year is finally here! Not much I don't love about fall. Crisp air, jeans and boots, hot chocolate and HALLOWEEN!! Luckily, the Disney Parks love the spooky holiday as much as I do, and Mickey...
With Epcot's International Food and Wine Festival just around the corner, now's the perfect time to get your game face on and work on your plan of action for eating and drinking your way around Epcot.  While the festival...
I write in a positive voice more often than not, sharing my thoughts on what you can do to have a magical Disney vacation. But let's face it, there's some stuff you just shouldn't do.  This stuff makes your...
I don't know about you, but when I'm on vacation, I'm definitely more inclined to indulge, and for me that means decadent desserts and sumptuous sweets! Here's my list of five great places to satisfy your sweet tooth when...
Jessica is joined today by her mini-Disney aficionado, Stitchy-poo. Jessica asked him to come up with his top five most awesome things at Walt Disney World. It's quite the list. See if you agree and share your own list...