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Port Orleans: Riverside or French Quarter? 


I read some where yestereday that some think Port Orleans French Quarter is a nice Disney Resort for an adults only trip.  I have wondered about POFQ but I’m kinda afraid to try it.  I love Riverside so much that I hate not staying there but maybe the French Quarter would be worth a try.  Has any of my Disney readers stayed at the French Quarter before?  Any thoughts or ideas?  If we are going to do this next year we are going to have to start planning soon.  

A Few Random Thoughts

🌸 I have been keeping my reading at the PG level lately but I think I might need a steamy romance pretty soon.  Any suggestions?

🌸 My thoughts are with those people who have had their vacations effected by the huge power outage in the Outer Banks.  I know how excited I am for my vacation I’m two months and how disappointed I would be if I couldn’t go.

🌸 I recently tried ogx eucalyptus mint shampoo and conditioner and I really like it.  So if you are looking for something new you might want to give ogx a look.

🌸 Last night I was going to watch Country Crush on Netflix, I had no idea it was a musical.  

🌸 Have you seen the new Vera Bradley bedding?  I want it!

🌸 I really want a magnolia tree.  My grandma had one and it was her pride and joy in her yard.  I took it for granted but now I wish I didn’t.

🌸 We are starting to price a Disney trip for early next year and Port Orleans Riverside, where we always stay and I love so much, is more expensive than some of the other moderate resorts.  Any suggestions on other moderate resorts?

Disney Vacation Planning 

Not long before our Disney Trip in May someone told me they thought it was crazy how you had to plan so far in advance for a Disney vacation.  Well I think they are crazy.  I love planning a Disney vacation.  I count down till that 180 day mark when I can start booking dinning reservations.  After that I satart my countdown to the 60 day mark (fastpass day).  After that is the count down to magic bands, and then the actually trip.  I find dinning day and fastpass day to be exciting, I can’t wait to see if i can get the restaurants/fastpasses I want and at good times.  If I could afford it I would love to become a Disney Vacation Planner but I don’t have the time, energy, or money.  So I will just have to continue planning my own trips.  Hopefully the planning will begin very soon for my next one.

Beauty and the Beast Book 

Last week I read the Beauty and the Beast book that was released to coinside with the movie release earlier this year.  At first I thought do I really want to read this.  Since it was adapted from the movie and I already saw the movie I thought for sure it would be useless.  But I am glad I did.  I found it to be a nice companion to the movie.  I thought it helped pick up on some of the little things that might have been missed in the movie.  Especially since this movie is different than the cartoon everyone is used to.  I would recommend reading it if you haven’t seen the movie yet or even if you have.  It’a an easy fast read so it really wouldn’t take much time.  

Evermore

I enjoyed the new Beauty and the Beast movie.  It reminded me of the old musicals I grew up watching.  The music was wonderful and I have fallen in love with the new song from the movie “Evermore”.  It is just beautiful.  Surprisingly I like the Dan Stevens version better (the one that is actaully seen in the movie) and not the Josh Groban version.  In fact I am listening to it as I write this post.  I like it so much I even looked for it as a ringtone but I didn’t find one.  

Changes Are a Coming to Disney World 

Last weekend there were a lot of Disney World changes that were annoucned at the D23 Expo.  While I am excited about some there are a few that sadden me.  Mainly the closing of the Great Movie Ride.  I know it was not the best ride at Disney but it was cute in is own way.  I will miss it.  I think it will be cool to finally have a Mickey and Minnie ride but I hate that it is at the expense of the Great Movie Ride.  Hollywood Studios is going to be unrecognizable before long with Star Wars land and Toy Story land opening soon and the closing of the Great Movie Ride.  I am super exciteed for a Ratatouille ride, though.   I think it is great that EPCOT is adding more rides to the World Showcase.  Between the Frozen ride and now Ratatouille it will give me a reason to spend more time in the World Showcase.