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50th Anniversary Statues at Walt Disney World and Where to Find Them

50th Anniversary Statues at Walt Disney World and Where to Find Them

Disney’s Fab 50 Character Collection is the newest addition to the parks in honor of the World’s Most Magical Celebration and includes a slew of golden character statues featuring favorite Disney characters. With 50 characters represented in all, across 36 statues, some characters are paired; Pooh…

Everything to Know About the D23 EXPO in 2022

Everything to Know About the D23 EXPO in 2022

With the news that the D23 EXPO returns to the Anaheim Convention Center in September of 2022, comes the promise of tons of Disney news for the Disney parks, Disney Cruise Line, Disney Plus, and more! Here are all the things to know before you…

Disney Ride Strategies and Tips So You Don’t Have to Wait in Line

Disney Ride Strategies and Tips So You Don’t Have to Wait in Line

With the retirement of the FastPass+ system comes the need for some new Disney Ride Strategies. Stand-By Lines, Rope Drop, Virtual Queue Boarding Pass systems, and Lightning Lane purchases are all in the lineup of ways to make sure you get on your favorite Disney…

runDisney Summer Running Virtual Series

runDisney Summer Running Virtual Series

Maybe you’ve seen the classic runDisney Instagram post, runner dressed in a cute outfit running in front of Cinderella Castle. Or maybe you’ve heard a friend go crazy over the races or seen Disney Instagrammers talk about how difficult it can be to get your…

Halloween on the High Seas: What to pack for your Disney Cruise

Halloween on the High Seas: What to pack for your Disney Cruise

If you’re sailing a Halloween on the High Seas with the Disney Cruise line, then you’re in for a wicked good time! We love Halloween and this cruise is sure to get you into the spooky spirit! But what should you pack? Here are our…


Walt Disney World 2021

What’s New at Walt Disney World for Halloween 2021?

What’s New at Walt Disney World for Halloween 2021?

Halloween at Walt Disney World in 2021 runs from August 10- October 31st. Complete with new Halloween snacks, decor, and special experiences that can make a trip to Disney in the fall worthwhile. Sure, a Disney Halloween in 2021 this year may look a little different, but there is still a lot to look forward to. Here’s everything happening at Disney this Halloween. 

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

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.

We also review Disney Resorts, 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 2021

If you’re heading to Walt Disney World in 2021, then get ready for new everything! From the new Disney MagicMobile service to the 50th Anniversary and the opening of Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure, there is so much to see and do that is BRAND NEW! Check out our page on all the Coming Changes at Walt Disney World in 2021 so you can go in the know! 

Disney Planning

Planning a Disney Vacation can get complicated. Thankfully, we’ve done a round-up of all the information you need about Disney During COVID so you don’t have to. And 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 use the Magical Express 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 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 the 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. You can check out our pages on all the Walt Disney World Parks below. 

Animal Kingdom
EPCOT
Hollywood Studios
Magic Kingdom
The Boardwalk
Disney Springs

We are also collecting information on Disneyland and Disney Aulani.

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

Festival of the Arts
Flower and Garden Festival
Food and Wine Festival
Festival of Holidays

At Magic Kingdom

Disney Cruise

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. 

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 writing about a little Disney Style. 

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

The Wizarding World of Harry Potter

Quite often we find fans of Disney are also fans of Harry Potter. Us included!!! So while we haven’t gotten to visit Universal Studios Wizarding World of Harry Potter as much as we like, but we still have stuff to say about it! From making your trip a little easier to just indulging in all the Fantastic Beasts and Harry Potter Movies, check out everything we’ve written so far!

Harry Potter Movie Marathon Weekend
Wizarding World of Harry Potter in One Day
Wizarding World of Harry Potter On a Budget

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!