Showing posts from January, 2019

A Disney Vacation Movie Marathon!

You’ve planned your dream vacation, and the excitement is building, but how do you tide yourself over until your trip? Movies of course! So many of the attractions, character experiences, and entertainment on your Disney vacation will be even more enjoyable if you’re familiar with the movies and stories from which they were dreamed up. Below is a list of the best movies to prepare you and your family for your upcoming trip!

Disney WorldToy Story 1, 2, and 3 - Take on Zurg at Buzz Lightyear’s Space Ranger Spin in the Magic Kingdom. At Hollywood Studios, become one of the toys in Toy Story Land where you can take a ride on Slinky Dog Dash, spin with the Aliens on their Swirling Saucers, and reach your high score at Toy Story Mania.

Cinderella - See the castle in real life and meet the princess herself at Magic Kingdom.

Dumbo - Fly along on Dumbo the Flying Elephant at Magic Kingdom.

Beauty and the Beast - Become part of the story at Enchanted Tales with Belle and meet Belle at the Magic Ki…

Making Disney Vacations Accessible to All!

Planning for a Disney vacation can be simultaneously exciting and overwhelming!  It’s such an amazing trip to look forward to but it’s a challenge to manage all the details in an organized way.  Families that include members with special needs have additional details that need to be addressed when planning for time away from home and daily routine.  
Planning a vacation that includes people with autism and other special needs can best be met by someone who understands their unique needs and the detailed preparation involved in embarking on such a lengthy trip.  At On The Road Travel you can plan with me, Dawn K. Zorilo, a Certified Autism Travel Professional (CATP) who also holds a Master’s Degree and New York State Certification in Students with Disabilities. In addition to formal training, I have years of experience working directly with children with special needs and their families.  I understand the specific details and challenges that are involved and am ready to help you prepar…

Disneyland Differences

You love Disney, right?   But have you really experienced Disney on both coasts?

Walt Disney World in Florida is HUGE and so magical, but Disneyland Resort in California is the original and a MUST do experience full of Walt’s footsteps--- and so much of the true history of Disney!

Things that I love about experiencing Disneyland and Disney’s California Adventure parks in California:

Proximity: 2 parks - Disneyland and California Adventure - plus Downtown Disney are all within a walkable distance, which makes it perfect for multigenerational trips!  Less walking and distance required!

Onsite hotels: There are just 3 onsite hotels at Disneyland, but there are 49 good neighbor hotels that are also very close by and many are even within walking distance of the parks!

Park hopping: EASY peasy - you can walk from the entry of Disneyland to California Adventure within a few minutes.

Less upfront planning: For the California parks and resorts, dining reservations take place 60 days or less, prior to…

Top Do's and Don'ts for Castaway Cay

January is here and it has me dreaming of a sandy beach with warm water! Sounds like a Disney Cruise is the perfect cure! One of the best parts of a Disney Cruise sailing out of Texas or Florida, is a stop at Castaway Cay, Disney’s private island. On our first Disney Cruise, we were blown away with all that there was to do on the island. It can be overwhelming trying to decide what to hit and what to miss. Today I’m highlighting my top 5 do’s and don’ts to making the most of your visit at Castaway Cay!

DO: Cross a 5K off of your bucket list! Whether you’re an avid runner or just want to cross this off your bucket list, The Castaway Cay 5k is the perfect way to start your day on the island. This race is free to all cruisers and allows you a chance to be first off the boat. Whether you run, walk, skip or hop it’s a great way to see the island. There is no pressure...just lots of happy faces cheering you on. And everyone gets a medal! Win. Win.
DON’T: Forget Sunscreen. The sun is intense, e…