What's New at Disney in 2023?

Best Quick Service Restaurants at Walt Disney World Resorts

Best Quick Service Restaurants at Walt Disney World Resorts

Anymore when we are at Walt Disney World, we find ourselves heading to the resorts for our quick service meals. Maybe this is because the crowds have been pretty insane lately and we don’t want to wait in long lines. Or maybe we just want…

Best Quick Service Restaurants at EPCOT

Best Quick Service Restaurants at EPCOT

EPCOT is known for its festivals, but it’s so much more! We love exploring everything the Park has to offer. And that includes the food! With so many options, there’s something for everyone to enjoy. If you’re planning a Park day at Epcot and are…

Three Bridges Bar and Grill Review

Three Bridges Bar and Grill Review

Coronado Springs has really stepped up their game over the last few years. With the addition of Gran Destino Tower, the resort got much-needed updates throughout. And has consistently impressed us with its dining options. Three Bridges Bar and Grill at Villa Del Lago is…

Trattoria al Forno Disney Breakfast at Walt Disney World

Trattoria al Forno Disney Breakfast at Walt Disney World

Ahhh breakfast. Our favorite meal of the day. But also, sometimes the hardest to find! If you’re looking for the best breakfast at Walt Disney World, here is The Best Breakfast at Walt Disney World No One is Telling You About! If you’re not in…

Best Quick Service Restaurants at Animal Kingdom

Best Quick Service Restaurants at Animal Kingdom

Animal Kingdom often gets labeled as a half day park. While we disagree, if you’re in the group of people who feels this way, you might find yourself wanting something quick to eat . But it’s good to have a plan! Read on for the…


EPCOT Flower and Garden Festival 2023

What’s New at the EPCOT Flower and Garden Festival 2023?

What’s New at the EPCOT Flower and Garden Festival 2023?

What’s New at the EPCOT Flower and Garden Festival at Epcot? As part of Walt Disney World’s 50th Anniversary Celebrations, plan to see special topiaries, and snacks as part of the celebration. This is our favorite festival, so you know we are always excited to try and do everything. And this year there are even more new things to share! We love seeing the new gardens, trying the new foods, and taking in everything New for Flower and Garden. So, what’s new this year? (more…)


Disney Blog and News – Welcome to Polka Dots and Pixie Dust

Welcome to Polka Dots and Pixie Dust, a Disney Parks Blog. We are sisters, Rochelle and Melanie, with a passion for all things Disney. From blogging about Disney Theme Parks to Disney Movie Nights. And since we’re always ready for the magic we try to fit a little Disney into every day. On this Disney Blog you’ll find Disney Theme Park Reviews for Walt Disney World Resort, Disneyland Resort, Disney Cruises, and Disney Aulani. Plus you’ll get an inside look at all our favorite Disney Restaurants and Disney Snacks. Because let’s face it, we can never get enough Disney Food! And that includes at home too! So you’ll also find Disney Recipes, Disney DIY Projects, and everything you need for a Disney Home. In addition to all things Disney, we also share our love of the holidays, recipes, and Harry Potter!

On this Disney Parks Blog, we also review Disney Resorts, and Disney Special Events, and report on the Epcot Festivals every year! Do you need a list of everything you’ll find in each park? You can grab our Free Disney E-Book with Visitor Guides for each Disney Park by signing up for our newsletter.  We promise to share everything you could hope for from a WDW Tourist Blog, and maybe some other Disney stuff just for fun! Here’s everything you can find at the Polka Dots and Pixie Dust Disney Blog.

Walt Disney World in 2023

Walt Disney World in 2023 may just be one of the best years to visit! As construction projects complete, there is plenty to look forward to. Including the TRON LightCycle Power Run opening, a completed Moana’s Journey of Water in EPCOT, and Woody’s Rodeo Roundup BBQ Restaurant in Hollywood Studios. Be sure to check out the Walt Disney World Events Calendar for 2023, and everything on the way we’ll be sharing soon. If you’re getting ready for a vacation of your own in 2023, be sure to read our Walt Disney World 2023 Vacation Planning Guide

Walt Disney World Vacation Guidebook 2023

Grab our latest Walt Disney World Vacation Planning Guidebook for 2023. Complete with park overviews, resort and restaurant reviews, and everything to know before you go. Including the Disney 2023 Calendar, Park checklists, and more. 

Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of Walt Disney World

From October 2021 to March 2023, Walt Disney World Resort is serving up special and exclusive offerings specific to the 50th anniversary. New snacks, merchandise, and experience are all part of the plans. Read up on all the things happening for Walt Disney World’s Most Magical Celebration.

Walt Disney Company 100th Anniversary

With Walt Disney World’s 50th Anniversary coming to a close this year, we step right into the next celebration. The Walt Disney Company celebrates its 100th Anniversary in 2023, honoring the birth of the company started by Roy and Walt Disney in 1923. Check out everything happening for the Walt Disney Company’s 100th Anniversary, including new rides at the parks, new shows on Disney Plus, new merchandise, snacks, and more! 

Walt Disney World Planning

Planning a Disney Vacation can get complicated. Thankfully, we’ve done a round-up of all the information you need. If you’re ready to dive in, we have tips on how to plan a Disney Vacation, and everything you need to know about Walt Disney World Parks. Grab our Disney Checklists so you know what to see, do and eat in all four parks. Or check out our Disney Tips to have a better vacation.

If this is your first Disney Vacation you can also peruse our Disney Guides with information on the Disney Dining Plan, How to get to Walt Disney World from Orlando Airport and what to pack for Disney. Check out which Resorts at Walt Disney World we like best and Disney Restaurants you can’t miss. And If it’s been a few years since your last visit, be sure to check out all the new Disney Attractions.

Are you visiting Walt Disney World soon? We’ve wrapped up What’s New at Walt Disney World so you can make sure you are in the know. And if you’re planning for Disney during the holidays, you can check out our posts on Halloween and Christmas activities that happen in Disney parks. 

Disney Parks

Walt Disney World has 4 theme parks, 2 water parks, the Disney Boardwalk, over 25 resorts, and Disney Springs. That’s a lot to fit into any Disney Vacation. Below, you can check out our pages on all the Walt Disney World Parks. 

Animal Kingdom
EPCOT
Hollywood Studios
Magic Kingdom
The Boardwalk
Disney Springs

Things to Do

Our favorite parts of any Disney Vacation often have nothing to do with the rides. We love the extra special things that you can find when you’re not just checking off your Disney checklist. Be sure to check out all our posts on the fun free Disney Games we’ve found in the parks and all our favorite Disney Snacks in each park. If you’re visiting EPCOT, chances are you will visit during one of the EPCOT festivals.

Check out our Best times to visit Walt Disney World post for which months each festival happens. And if you’re visiting during the holidays you can grab tickets for Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party and Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party in Magic Kingdom.

If you’re visiting Universal Studios during your Orlando vacation, be sure to check out everything we’ve written so far on the Wizarding World of Harry Potter. Or plan a Road Trip to somewhere nearby the Disney Parks.

Disney Festivals and Parties

No matter what time of year you visit Walt Disney World there is always something fun going on. On our Disney Blog, we write these a lot; from the Boo To You Parade lyrics to the Food and Wine Festival Menus, there is so much to share when these events arrive each year. 

At EPCOT Park

At Magic Kingdom

Disneyland Park

While we don’t get to our favorite Disney Park on the west coast as much as we’d like, we’re pulling together all things to know about vacationing at Disneyland Resort. Check out the 15 Best Hotels within Walking Distance of Disneyland and take on the Ultimate Disneyland Bucket List Challenge.

Disney Aulani Resort

If you’re hoping to travel to Hawaii, and take your dream Disney Aulani Vacation, then check out the posts we’ve written so far! From the 5 Things to do on an Oahu Road Trip to how to afford Disney Aulani on a Budget

We’ll be adding even more Disney Parks info to the blog as we learn more to share. 

Disney Cruise Vacation

And if you’re looking forward to sailing the high seas, be sure to check out our Disney Cruise section for everything you need to know about sailing with Disney Cruise Line. From departure ports to destinations to restaurants on each Disney Cruise Ship. Here is a Disney Cruise Ship Guide to get you started. 

And if you’re hoping to travel on a Holiday Disney Cruise, check out our posts for Halloween on the High Seas and Disney’s Very Merrytime Cruise

Disney At Home

Since we can’t travel all of the time, we LOVE adding more Disney at Home. We share Disney Recipes to help bring a little of the parks back home with you. Check out Tiana’s Beignets for your next Disney Movie Night or if you’re hosting a Disney Party. We love all things Disney Lifestyle, so you’ll also find Disney Quotes, Disney Gifts, and Things to Buy before your vacation. Looking for Disney Home Decor, we got that too. And since we run a Disney Apparel and Accessories shop you can always count on us to write about a little Disney Style. 

Holidays
Disney Recipes
Movie Nights
Disney Party Ideas
Disney Gifts
Things to Buy
Disney Lifestyle
Disney Style
Home Decor

The Wizarding World of Harry Potter

Quite often we find fans of Disney are also fans of Harry Potter. Us included!!! As a result, we’ve added even more Harry Potter at Home posts. Filled with Butterbeer and everything. Having visited the Wizarding World of Harry Potter we know it can get confusing. From making your trip a little easier to just indulging in all the Fantastic Beasts and Harry Potter Movies, to all our info on Universal Studios. From early park passes to annual passes, we’re sharing tips along the way. 

Harry Potter Movie Marathon Weekend
Wizarding World of Harry Potter in One Day
Wizarding World of Harry Potter On a Budget
Wizarding World of Harry Potter First Timer’s Guide

A Little More Pixie Dust

And if you’re ready for a little more Pixie Dust in your week, sign up for our Polka Dot Pixies Newsletter. Every Friday we share new posts about all things Disney and new design releases from Polka Dot Pixie Shop, our Disney Inspired Apparel, and Accessories Shop. Plus, you’ll be on the list for special Disney News, all our Holiday fun, and exclusive access to sales! Thanks for being here….and Have a Magical Day!