Author Archives: Melissa Fegely

I have been a professional writer for over 18 years with degrees in Biology and English. I am a lifelong Disney fan and a Disney Vacation Club member of over nine years. Having visited Walt Disney World several times growing up, I really caught the Disney bug after many trips with my husband. Now I am happily addicted to taking our son to Walt Disney World as often as possible and watching him experience the magic and Mickey Bars as he grows up. Traveling to Walt Disney World twice a year, I enjoy attending the Flower and Garden festival held in the spring and strolling around the World Showcase, as well as exploring all of the hidden gems that all four parks have to offer. I love helping my family and friends plan their next Disney trips based on my experiences. I also enjoy reading, swimming, traveling, and cheering for the Pittsburgh Steelers. I grew up in Southwestern Pennsylvania, attended Shippensburg University, and current live in suburban Philadelphia with my husband, son, and two cats.

Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge: Planning a Resort Day with Phased Reopening

Jambo! Welcome to Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge, a resort with the perfect mix of adventure, African culture, deluxe accommodations, and top-notch relaxation. The original Animal Kingdom Lodge, Jambo House, first greeted guests in April of 2001, and the dedicated Disney Vacation Club building of this resort, Animal Kingdom Lodge Kidani Village, opened to guests in May of 2009. An internal ...

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8 Hidden Gems in Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge at Disney’s Hollywood Studios


Chewie, we’re home! This might be what every Star Wars fan thinks when strolling through Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge in Disney’s Hollywood Studios. Covering 14 acres of the park, this exotic land is designed to delight Star Wars fans’ senses though the attractions, signs, shops, restaurants, and the inhabitants that make up the cosmic atmosphere. Imagineers created thousands of clever ...

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Best Disney Movies To Watch For Christmas

Ho, Ho, Ho! Whether you’re getting ready for a trip to Walt Disney World during the holiday season, making plans for a Disney trip as a holiday gift, or just want to get into the Christmas spirit, there are heartwarming Disney movies ready to give you all of the holiday feels. So, grab that mug of hot cocoa and the ...

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Fun Facts About The Walt Disney World Skyliner

Away we go! Hop in for a million-dollar view of some of Walt Disney World’s famous icons, gorgeous resorts, picturesque waterways, and lush scenery. Walt Disney World guests can fly on Dumbo, glide while straddling a Banshee, sail above London on Peter Pan’s Flight, fly as a passenger on the Millennium Falcon, and glide while traveling the globe on a ...

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First Things We Do When Arriving at Disney’s Hollywood Studios


Hooray for Hollywood and Hooray for Disney’s Hollywood Studios! Opening its gates in May 1989 as Disney’s MGM Studios, this park has experienced a lot of changes!  As the theme of the park shifted focus from a production studio environment to one featuring attractions inspired by the greatness of Hollywood, the name changed as well to Disney’s Hollywood Studios. What ...

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First Things We Do When Arriving At Our Walt Disney World Resort

Disney's Riviera Resort

Drive through the colorful gates that mark the entrance to Walt Disney World, and you can feel the exciting building! The colorful signs alongside the roadways on Walt Disney World property mark the theme park and resort areas, letting guests know that the fun is getting closer and closer. With 33 great onsite resorts that fit every budget and preference, ...

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First Things We Do When Arriving at Disney’s Animal Kingdom

tree of life

With more than 20 attractions, numerous restaurants, thirst-quenching bars and tempting snack carts, world-class shows, almost 30 shops, and of course the wonderful animals, there is so much to see, do, and experience in Disney’s Animal Kingdom.  Toss in new attractions and shows being added all the time, and it can definitely be daunting to tackle this park! Make sure ...

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Top Ways to Get Your Minnie Mouse Fix at Walt Disney World

Walt Disney has often been quoted as saying that “I hope we never lose sight of one thing-that is was all started by a mouse.”  While Walt was referring to Mickey Mouse, it’s easy to say that his sidekick, Minnie, is just as responsible for the success of Walt’s dream. Minnie Mouse had her introduction to the world in November ...

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Best Places for Barbecue at Walt Disney World

We love Walt Disney World for its salty, buttery popcorn, sweet Mickey ice cream bars and cotton candy, refreshing Dole whips, and huge turkey legs, but we also love the top-notch dining options offered here for every appetite. Enjoy cuisine from around the world, gourmet specialties, vegetarian menus, and American favorites like pizza and barbecue. Speaking of barbeque, there are ...

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