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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.
Last week we waxed poetically about all plots princessy, but this week is a pirate's paradise! There's no shortage of adventures for the scallywag in your life at the Most Magical (turned Miscevious!) Place on Earth! Accommodations What better place for...
One of the top requests I have from guests is how to plan the ultimate Disney princess experience for their little ladies. Despite having a rough and tumble boy, we do enjoy our share of Disney princess fun at...
Sometimes it’s hard to step out of park vet brain.  Although we’ve discussed tips for newbies on Park Wise, I thought it might be interesting to hear from former newbies who’ve traveled to Walt Disney World for the first...
Having just returned from a vacation fully immersed in Walt Disney World's MyMagic+, I was finally able to experience all of the new components firsthand.  Our last trip to the World was October 2013 when MyMagic+ was rolling out...
It's officially summer, and the crowds are headed to the Disney Parks to enjoy their well-earned vacations.  Although summer vacation and Disney Parks go hand in hand, the heat can get the best of those who aren't prepared.  While...
Last week we were chillin' at Blizzard Beach, but now it's time to get swept away!  Typhoon Lagoon is the second Walt Disney World water park, and it's every bit as packed as its sister park. Child's Play As I mentioned...
So, you've hit the middle of your vacation and are looking for something a little tamer than the theme parks but aren't quite ready to spend the day lazing around your hotel.  Why not consider spending a day at...
One of the ways to save the most money when traveling to Walt Disney World is to be on the lookout for promotions and discounts during your travel dates.  Here's a quick rundown on all things “Disney Discount.” Choose Your...
Ok, so you've been planning for months. The day has finally arrived. You've risen and shone, inhaled your breakfast, and now you're ready to hit the park! You're skipping toward the entrance only to be met with barricades. Here's...
Often touted as one of the biggest perks of staying at a Walt Disney World Resort hotel, extra magic hours can be a blessing or a curse depending on which side of the magic you're staying.  Read on for...
If you've read past the title, let's assume you've decided to brave the parks with your mini-mouseketeer.  There are definitely some pros and cons to weigh when deciding whether or not to take a baby to Disney, but this...
As we discussed last week, a Disney trip is no small investment, but there are definitely a few reprieves for the wallet. Last time around, I gave you my favorite freebies at Walt Disney World, this time it's Disneyland Freebies (or...
We all know the Most Magical Place on Earth can leave a not-so-magical dent in your wallet. From resort rates to dining to souvenirs, it seems like we're pulling out the plastic (or, now, the MagicBands) every time we...
If you're like most families with young children, characters will be a big part of your Disney vacation. Who doesn't dream of the day they watch as their sweet child runs up to Mickey with open arms and a...
A few weeks ago, we chatted about the perfect park bag, and while some of you don't take a thing into the parks that won't fit into your pockets, I thought we ought to discuss what the rest of...
Nothing can make or break a long day in the parks faster than your chosen pair of kicks. After all, Cinderella is proof that the right pair of shoes makes all the difference. First, let's take a moment to realize...
I don't know about you, but half the time I barely know what I want for dinner at noon.  However, when planning a trip to Walt Disney World, I have to know what I want to eat a whopping...
The runDisney announcement of yet another awesome race event earlier this week just solidifies the trend of runners' vacations at the Disney Parks.  With eight weekends now spanning the year on both coasts, there are plenty of opportunities to...
A lot of first time Walt Disney World guests tend to write-off Epcot as an “adults only” type of park, but I encourage all of them to give it at least one day with the kiddos, and most of...
With the day of love quickly approaching, I thought it would be the perfect time to daydream about a few of the resorts perfect for you googly-eyed romancers out there.  Believe it or not, there are lovely aspects of...