99 Days: Kali River Rapids

Rafting on the Kali River

Rafting on the Chakranadi River

Hello everyone, and welcome to our #DisneyWorldCountdown!  Today is day 99, and for this day, we are taking a ride on the Chakranadi River!  When you are at the Animal Kingdom, there is absolutely nothing as refreshing on a hot summer day as a trip down the rapids.  This attraction is a great one because, like many of the Walt Disney World attractions, the theming behind the ride is what really makes the ride.  In this case, deforestation along the river has led to an increase in the speed of the river because there is more runoff — and during your journey, you’ll see evidence of the deforestation firsthand.  Since the river has sped up, you’re in for a much wilder ride!

At the end of your journey, if all goes according to plan, you’ll be refreshed and soaking wet from your journey.  If you aren’t, watch out!  There are elephant spray stations located near the finish and a person watching just may get you with the spray from the elephant to finish the job!

Drenched after a ride on Kali River Rapids!

Drenched after a ride on Kali River Rapids!

What does your family think of Kali River Rapids?  Is it a must do attraction at Animal Kingdom to you and your family?  Please let me know your thoughts in the comments below, and thanks for stopping by!

100 Days: The Walt Disney World Sign

Is there anything more fun than seeing the WDW Entrance sign when you arrive at Disney?

Is there anything more fun than seeing the WDW Entrance sign when you arrive at Disney?

Greetings everyone, and welcome to the start of our new countdown series!  Today is 100 days until we arrive at Walt Disney World, and for each day that ticks off the calendar, we’re going to feature a particular aspect of Walt Disney World that we want to experience for ourselves.  This could comprise an attraction, a parade, a fireworks show, a regular show — or, in the case of today’s post, a sign…

Tell the truth, friends — is there a sign anywhere in the world that is as welcoming, as inviting, as much fun to see anywhere in the world as the Walt Disney World sign is?  I know for my family, when we see that sign, we have arrived home, and everyone knows it!  It’s a time for smiles, for the cares of the travel to just melt away; for the “are we there yet?” questions to evaporate into the air — because the answer is “Yes!  We are there!”

In the days to come, you’ll see posts featuring such rides as Test Track, Toy Story Mania, Soarin’, and other great attractions.  However, you’ll also see posts about riding the monorail, making Rope Drop, and collecting Disney Dollars.  The range of our posts will cover many things that you might want to explore on your own trips, so treat these as a catalog of sorts, and reference them when you are planning your trip!  Thanks for stopping by, now please go out and make it a great Disney Day everyone!

Starting Tomorrow – My Disney World Countdown!

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Starting Tomorrow we are just 100 days until our trip! Time to countdown our days with a look at all we want to experience!

Hello everyone!  Thank you for stopping by My Dreams of Disney!  It is absolutely incredible to me, but tomorrow will mark 100 days until we arrive at Walt Disney World!  For me, the trip always takes on more meaning when you get inside the triple digit numbers — so starting tomorrow, we’re going to have a post each day — let’s call it our Disney World Countdown — counting down from 100 – 0 and marking each day with a look at something unique and fun that we are looking to experience on our trip.  Some days it will be a reminder of a great attraction; some days it will be a look at a parade or show; some days we will look at a particular restaurant we want to eat at; and some days, it will be an experience we just want to explore in more detail and remember as a lasting memory of our trip.  So tune in tomorrow, please, and see all of the things that you will want to note for your own trips to Walt Disney World!

How many days until your next Disney World adventure?  Let us know in the comments, please, and until that day arrives, spend time with us as we explore all that Walt Disney World has to share with us — and you, too!

Getting Ready for the 7 Dwarfs Mine Ride!

I can't wait for the 7 Dwarfs Mine Train to open!

I can’t wait for the 7 Dwarfs Mine Train to open! Image ©Disney Parks Blog

I read yesterday about some of the great information about the 7 Dwarfs Mine Ride that is being built in the new Fantasyland section of the Magic Kingdom.  I think that perhaps this attraction may be the most talked about of any of the new Fantasyland attractions — and I know that I, for one, absolutely can not wait to ride this coaster!  I think it will be so much fun, I hope I don’t get myself too excited and end up not liking it!

Over at the Disney Parks Blog, they have some new video footage in this special Behind the Scenes look at the ride.  As of now, the blog doesn’t know what the opening date will be, although I thought I saw somewhere them talking about an April opening — but that’s pure speculation, so don’t believe it.  What I do know is that I really hope that it is open in time for our vacation in June!  What do you think?  Will it be open?  What are you looking forward to about this ride?  Please let me know in the comments below, and thanks for stopping by!

Click here to read all about it and to watch the video they have!

TimeStream Releases Walt Disney World Tips App!

Walt Disney World Tips!

Walt Disney World Tips!

Now all the helpful Walt Disney World Tips, Hints, Phone Numbers and more from TimeStream Software’s popular Disney World Mobile Guide, Walt Disney World Notescast and Walt Disney World Phone Numbers apps are combined into one powerful trip-planning and in-park resource…the new Walt Disney World Tips, Hints & Phone Numbers!

Containing over 200 valuable Walt Disney World tips and hints, complete with photos, as well as over 150 important Walt Disney World phone numbers all combined into one app, the new Walt Disney World Tips, Hints & Phone Numbers app reveals all the tips, hints and important phone numbers you need to make your vacation easy, memorable and filled with magic.

You’ll find:

• How to Plan Your Vacation
• Walt Disney World Trip Planning Tips
• Walt Disney World In-Park Tips
• Walt Disney World Photo Tips
• Walt Disney World Toddler Tips
• Walt Disney World Character Tips
• All About Disney’s Fastpass
• All About Disney’s Magical Express
• Guests with Disabilities Information
• Pet Care at Walt Disney World
• And More

In addition, you’ll find the over 150 important Walt Disney World phone numbers you need to plan your vacation to Walt Disney World Resort, plus valuable phone numbers for when you arrive at the parks…all in one convenient app. No more searching countless web sites to find the different phone numbers you need.

Divided into four categories, the phone number you want is easy to find in the convenient Notescast format:

Over 150 Phone Numbers Include:

• Main Walt Disney World Switchboard – Live Rep – Gets you to any location at Walt Disney World Resort
• WDW Central Reservations Office
• WDW Dining Reservations
• WDW Character Dining Reservations
• Walt Disney World Park Hours
• Disney’s Magical Express Reservations
• Walt Disney World Tickets
• Walt Disney World Travel
• All Walt Disney World Hotels
• Guest Information
• Lost and Found
• Orlando International Airport
• Attraction Closures
• Walt Disney World Weather
• Weddings & Honeymoon Planning
• Dining Cruise
• Fireworks Cruises
• Downtown Disney Information
• Walt Disney World Golf
• Guests with Disabilities
• Modify a Reservation
• WDW Recreation Services
• Walt Disney World Marathon
• Walt Disney World Tours
• AAA Car Care Center
• And So Many More!

Here are some images that will show more about what we’ve already discussed above — there is so much information in here, it’s practically impossible to talk about it all here!

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My Dreams of Disney has been selected to review the app, so look for a detailed review in the near future that talks even more about this app.  If it’s like any of the other apps that TimeStream Software has released, I have no doubt that we will like it!  Also, after our review, we will be having another giveaway with TimeStream Software, so stay tuned for more information on that as well!

Thanks for stopping by, and make sure to make it a Disney Day!