Planning the magic.

Welcome to my blog!  My name is Amanda Ricketts, and I am a travel agent with Key to the World Travel® an authorized Disney Vacation Planner. I first visited Walt Disney World with my parents as a young child, and my love for all things Disney has grown with each trip since.  I am most... Continue Reading →

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Main Street USA

My favorite spot in all of Walt Disney World is not a ride or restaurant...it is Main Street USA in Magic Kingdom!  This was the inspiration for my blog name.  Most of the time, you will see the crowd rushing down the street to get to the castle or hurrying off to their favorite ride. ... Continue Reading →

Gaston’s Tavern

One of my favorite spots for a quick snack is Gaston's Tavern in new Fantasyland, Magic Kingdom.  The line can get long, but there are a few great options here that you can use a snack credit for if you are on the dining plan.  Although it is called a tavern, this spot is family... Continue Reading →

Garden Grill at Epcot

My FAVORITE character dining location in all of Walt Disney World is located at Epcot- Garden Grill.  Here are my top reasons for visiting this location: The location: Garden Grill is located in The Land pavilion at Epcot, right next to Soarin.  If you are able to land a pre park opening breakfast, you can... Continue Reading →

Pick-A-Pearl in Epcot

While visiting Walt Disney World, there is no shortage of souvenir options.  While at Epcot, you can find many options throughout World Showcase that you will not see in other areas on property.  The interactions with the cast members from countries from around the globe make this park unique, and at the Pick-A-Pearl counter in the Japan... Continue Reading →

Art of Animation Resort- Cars Rooms

  Art of Animation is one of my favorite resorts on Walt Disney property.  While it is in the Value category, you will find both standard rooms and family suites at this resort.  The standard rooms are Little Mermaid themed, and the family suites have 3 themes: Lion King, Finding Nemo, and Cars.  Today I... Continue Reading →

Coca-Cola Rooftop Bar in Disney Springs

Since the change over from Downtown Disney to Disney Springs, this area seems to never stop growing.  You have an endless amount of shopping, bars and restaurants to choose from. One of my favorite spots is the Coca-Cola Rooftop Bar.  This store is massive; you can browse through several floors of branded merchandise, get your... Continue Reading →

Dinner at California Grill

One of my favorite places to eat outside of the parks is California Grill, located at the Contemporary Resort.  This restaurant is located on the 15th floor of the resort. In addition to delicious food and drink options (I had the seared scallops and Crème Brulee for dessert), there is another benefit to dining here...a... Continue Reading →

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