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Deluxe Suites at Gran Destino Tower at Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort

Deluxe Suites at Gran Destino Tower at Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort

Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort is one of the largest resorts at Walt Disney World. And has quite a few different room types to accommodate many different types of travelers. Today we are sharing all about the Deluxe Suites at Gran Destino Tower so you can…

New Disney Halloween Snacks at Walt Disney World for Fall

New Disney Halloween Snacks at Walt Disney World for Fall

Disney Halloween Snacks at Walt Disney World bring fall flavors both sweet and savory to every park, resort, and Disney Springs. And with new Halloween Treats and Popcorn Buckets, there is no shortage of magic for the season. Disney is bringing the snacks we know…

Dog Sledding Excursion on a Disney Cruise to Alaska

Dog Sledding Excursion on a Disney Cruise to Alaska

If you’re planning a Disney Cruise to Alaska, you’re probably aware of the many options available when it comes to excursions. There’s so much to do! One of our bucket list adventures for our Alaskan Disney Cruise was dog sledding on a glacier. We’re sharing…

New Disney Cruise Line Announcements 2024 and Beyond

New Disney Cruise Line Announcements 2024 and Beyond

Disney Cruise Line has just shared announcements for Disney Cruises, a new private island, and even the name of the new Disney Cruise Ship! With three new ships in development and a brand new island in the Bahamas, Lighthouse Point, there is plenty happening with…

Disney Art of Animation Resort Review

Disney Art of Animation Resort Review

Disney’s Art of Animation Resort can be, well, puzzling. It’s not a Moderate Resort, but not technically a Value Resort either. Curiouser still, is that the standard rooms at the Disney Art of Animation Resort are hardly ever eligible for a discount! So if you’re…

Halloween on the High Seas Disney Cruise Guide

Halloween on the High Seas Disney Cruise Guide

Halloween on the High Seas Disney Cruise Guide

Ready to set sail on the high seas during the spookiest time of the year? We love Halloween. And cruising during a Halloween on the High Seas cruise has been one of our all-time favorite vacations to date.  So we’ve compiled a guide perfect for helping you plan and knowing what to expect during a Halloween on the High Seas Cruise with the Disney Cruise Line.  (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, we share loads of Disney Information here. 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!

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 Travel Blog.

Walt Disney World 2023

If you’re looking for a Disney World Blog, look no further. We have loads of info just for you, to help you DIY your Disney World Vacation. 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, 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 2024

Things at Walt Disney World are looking up for 2024. With the main opening being Tiana’s Bayou Adventure, construction projects may be on a break, helping the parks get back to “normal.” With a completed EPCOT World Celebration and new restaurants open by the end of 2023, the main projects will be resort renovations. Check out all the info on Disney World in 2024 for details. 

Walt Disney Company 100th Anniversary

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. 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? Check out 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

Just like all Disney Blogs, we have loads of info to help you plan your visit to the 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. 

Free Disney Areas to Visit

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.

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 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 the 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

We are constantly adding new Disney Cruise Blog content here. From the best ways to Save Money on a Disney Cruise to our favorite Disney Cruise Lounges.  And if you’re looking forward to sailing the high seas, be sure to check out our Disney Cruise Vacation Guides 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 Vacation Planning

While many people will be up against work, school, and family schedules, choosing WHEN to visit Walt Disney World is your first step. Consider what you’re hoping to do when you go. Are you planning on visiting an EPCOT festival? During Halloween or Christmas? Once you’ve decided which dates you will be visiting, then you can decide where to stay. Check out our Best Times to Visit Walt Disney World post for some ideas on when to visit. 

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. 

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. 

If you’re visiting Universal Studios during your Orlando vacation, be sure to check out a Road Trip to somewhere near the Disney Parks.

Universal Studios Orlando

If you’re adding Universal Studios Orlando to your vacation plans, be sure to check out our top posts to help you get a lay of the land. Universal Studios in Orlando Florida consists of three theme park areas, including a variety of favorites from Jurrasic World to Dr. Suess to the Wizarding World of Harry Potter. From getting a Season Pass to Universal Studios Orlando to Universal Studios Resorts within walking distance. Check out all our posts about Universal Studios Orlando

Disney Shopping

Are you looking for the perfect Disney Gifts or Everything you Need to Buy for your Disney Trip? From cute Disney Family Shirts over at Polka Dot Pixie Shop, and a slew of Disney Shopping Lists for Travel, Birthdays Holidays, and more, we’ve got you covered. 

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!