Disney World Fall Festivities

There is nowhere better to spend the brisk days of fall than Disney World.  Of course, in Florida, some days may not be exactly brisk!  Disney has planned a full line up for the Autumn months. Continue reading Disney World Fall Festivities

New and Exciting Disney Updates!

Disney parks are always expanding to enhance the magic for families of all sizes.  Well, they are at it again!  Here are some of the exciting updates to come in the near future:

A long time ago in a galaxy not so far away, Disney Imagineers dreamed about bringing Star Wars to the parks.  This is now becoming a reality.  Star Wars, Galaxy’s Edge, will be opening in Disneyland and Walt Disney World in 2019.  The lands are set in a remote trading port on the edge of wild space.  You’ll find yourself in the middle of the action either piloting the Millennium Falcon or riding aboard the Star Destroyer.  And what would Star Wars be without a local cantina?  Here they’ll be serving up unique drink concoctions including blue milk! Continue reading New and Exciting Disney Updates!

Club Med Sandpiper Bay – Fun, Friends, and Food!

Ahhhh, Club Med.  Wait, what IS Club Med, you may be asking.  Well if you don’t know Club Med, you’re missing out.  As the original ‘all inclusive’ resort dating way back to 1950, Club Med(s) have been providing exciting adventures, great entertainment, and amazing food for over 65 years!  But only in recent years has there been a location in the US.  You’ll find Club Med Sandpiper Bay tucked in beside the St Lucie River in Florida, about 2 hours north of Miami.  While transportation can be provided or purchased on your own, I recommend renting a car.  It’s a simple drive via the Florida Turnpike and the cost of a small rental car is likely significantly less than any other transportation options.   Continue reading Club Med Sandpiper Bay – Fun, Friends, and Food!


And they’re off!  Walt Disney World has set the dates for their exciting Marathons for 2018.  There are lots of great options to choose from and all are specifically themed.  Today we’re going to focus on February fun with the Princess Half Marathon Weekend.  Join the Princesses and make every mile magical.  This is the only time that it’s ok to trade the glass slippers for running shoes. Friday, February 23rd  will kick off the festivities with the Princess 5K run through the Future World and World Showcase.  Princesses ages 5 and older and their families can take part in this fun race .  The race ends with a memory-making storybook finish perfect for a princess and her royal court in the family reunion character party.

Saturday morning starts bright and early with the Princess Enchanted 10K.  This is a timed race through Epcot, Yacht Club, andBeach Club.  There will be great family entertainment along the way, as well as some real characters rooting you on!

If you want to give the kids a little time to burn off their energy, head over to ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex.  They will be hosting kid dashes and a 1 mile run.  These activities are for ages 13 and under and all participants will receive a metal.  Here’s the details:

runDisney Kids Dashes Age Groups:

  • 12 months and under – Diaper Dash for crawlers
  • 1-4 years old – 100m dash
  • 4-8 years old – 200m dash

Princess 1/2 Marathon MedalOn Sunday, February 25th, The Disney Princess 1/2 Marathon will celebrate 10 years!  The 13.1 miles is filled with fun, memory making moments.  The run winds through the most magical place on Earth, including the Magic Kingdom and Epcot.  Princesses of all skill levels are welcome to join the fun.  Everyone earns her very own 10th Anniversary Disney Princess Half Marathon Finisher Medal.

Up for a real challenge?  Then the Glass Slipper Challenge is for you!  When you sign up for the Enchanted 10K on Saturday and the Princess 1/2 Marathon on Sunday, you will joining the 5 year anniversary celebration of this amazing 19.3 miles and immediately  become my hero!

All of these events come with great goody bags, characters cheering on the side lines and the feeling of great achievement.   Be sure to visit the runDisney Health and Fitness Expo in the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex.  This is where you pick up your registration packet,  and check out all of the race apparel.

So, lace up those sneakers and contact your friendly OLP Travel Pixie for more information.  Make your adventure extra special and stay at one of the fabulous Disney resorts.  There will be weekend event transportation provided from the resorts.  The packages are available for booking now!  On your mark, get set, GO!


Disney World Outside The Theme Parks

In my last blog, I told you about some exciting things that you could do after dark in the parks.  Today, I want to share some activities that you can enjoy outside of the Walt Disney World theme parks.

Over the past 20 years, I’ve always said that I’m going to visit the Walt Disney World Resort and not buy any park passes.  I just want to relax, visit the resorts, eat and shop!  Most people just look at me like I have 3 eyes!  But, there are a number of things to do without visiting the parks. Continue reading Disney World Outside The Theme Parks

Disney’s Night of Joy and More Fall Events

Disney’s Night of Joy concerts will be held on September 9 and 10 this year! This fantastic contemporary music festival features performances by Christian superstars in rock, pop, and gospel music.

In the years past it’s been held at the Magic Kingdom Park and Disney’s Hollywood Studios. For the second year in a row, it’s being held at ESPN Wide World of Sports at Walt Disney World® Resort. I attended this concert last year and loved it!!! With ample
seating at both indoor and outdoor venues,  you can sit back and enjoy the music or “get up and dance” to the artists.  This year’s line up includes:

  • Sept. 8 – MercyMe, TobyMac, Natalie Grant, Danny Gokey, Matt Maher, Colton Dixon, Rend Collective, Zach Williams
  • Sept. 9 – Amy Grant, Steven Curtis Chapman, Kirk Franklin, Jordan Feliz, Crowder, Jeremy Camp, Tye Tribbett

Note: Artists subject to change without notice. Tickets prices have not been announced yet. Continue reading Disney’s Night of Joy and More Fall Events

Disney Parks After The Sun Sets

After spending a long day at the parks of Walt Disney World , do you stick around for the after hour activities?  With lights, sounds and lots of action, the parks come to life when the sun sets. Continue reading Disney Parks After The Sun Sets

Don’t Be Late For a Disney Date!

I’m late, I’m late for
A very important date.
No time to say hello, good-bye,
I’m late, I’m late, I’m late!

Don’t be LATE for your very important date… Disney has a couple of current promotions ending March 30th. So make sure not to miss this important date and book by March 30th! Oh, and did I mention, you have until March 30th to book one of the following promotions? Continue reading Don’t Be Late For a Disney Date!

Universal Orlando’s Volcano Bay is here to stay!

On May 25th the geography of Universal Orlando will change.  Along with 2 theme parks, there will be the new water park, Volcano Bay.  The philosophy celebrated at this new water park is “Water is
watLife. Life is Joy”.  It’s the carefree attitude that the fabled Waturi islanders have embraced on their Pacific isle for centuries. Now you can live the Waturi way at this all-new park where thrills and relaxation flow in perfect harmony. Continue reading Universal Orlando’s Volcano Bay is here to stay!