Visiting the Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal Studios Orlando for the First Time can be confusing! Between the planning and choosing what to do, see and eat, there is enough to fill at least one day, if not two! Here is your first-timer’s…
Disney Blog and News – Welcome to Polka Dots and Pixie Dust
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. 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, 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 2022
If you’re heading to Walt Disney World in 2022 then get ready for new everything! From the new Disney MagicMobile service, Lightning Lane, to the 50th Anniversary. Check out our page for everything happening at Walt Disney World in 2022 so you can go in the know!
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 will be 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.
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 for 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.
- Golden 50th Anniversary Statues at Walt Disney World and Where to Find Them
- Walt Disney World’s 50th Anniversary 2021 The World’s Most Magical Celebration
- NEW Walt Disney World 50th Anniversary Snacks
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 the Disney parks.
- Plan Your Vacation with tips, guides, and checklists.
- Figure out which Disney Parks to visit.
- Decide where to stay with our Disney Resorts Reviews.
- Book your Advanced Dining Reservations at our favorite Disney Restaurants
- Check out all the Must-do Disney Attractions
- What’s New at Disney this year?
- Get ready for Disney Holidays with all our holiday posts.
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.
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
- Disney’s After Hours Boo Bash
- Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party
- Disney’s Very Merriest After Hours
- Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party
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.
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.
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 writing about a little Disney Style.
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 everything. Having visited 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.
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!