Liliane Opsomer

About Liliane Opsomer

Liliane Opsomer is the co-author of the Unofficial Guide to Walt Disney World with Kids. For her daily tips on visiting Walt Disney World follow her on twitter @LilianeOpsomer or check out her Facebook page.

The Little Trick-Or-Treater’s Guide to Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party

Halloween decoration at the Magic Kingdom

Every year, thousands of families flock to Disney World’s Magic Kingdom in Orlando for Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party. And while great fun can be had by all it’s important to keep in mind that getting your money’s worth does not necessarily mean having a good time. The basics: Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party is an annual […]

runDisney: Bitten by the running bug and willing to travel

Disneyland 10K: running through Sleeping Beauty Castle

Over 25,000 runners—from all 50 states and 15 countries including Canada, Mexico, Japan and Brazil—convened at Disneyland, Anaheim over Labor Day weekend for the 2013 Disneyland Half Marathon Weekend. I was one of them and we were joined by celebrities such as Alison Sweeney, host of the hit reality show “The Biggest Loser”; Sean Astin the […]

One last Star Wars Weekend left: Tips on how to have the most fun

Han Solo Jr. and I are ready to conquer Star Wars Weekend

When I arrived, I was but a learner, now I am the master: How to have the most fun at Disney’s Star Wars Weekend Not since the Star War Convention in Los Angeles had I felt the same excitement – the force indeed was strong at Disney Hollywood Studios this past weekend. Being a big […]

Epcot’s International Flower & Garden Festival

Princess Aurora

  As I enter the park I know I am in for a treat. Topiaries larger-than-life of Mickey and Minnie Mouse, Goofy and Pluto greet me. A floral version of Daisy is playing tennis with Donald Duck and my camera is ready to capture the action. Topiaries are my passion and a special festival park […]

Pool Time Matters: A Review of the Best Walt Disney World Pools

The pool at the Coronado Springs Resort

Did you know that according to statistics the thing that children remember most from their Walt Disney World stay is thepool? So without further ado, here is a write up of my favorite pools in “The World”. All resorts have wonderful pools but some of them stand out.  The “Big Blue” at the newly opened […]

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey Premieres in Wellington

Windy Wellington

Live from Middle Earth The excitement starts miles away as passengers on Air New Zealand flights are welcomed on board a flight, not to Wellington but to the “Middle of Middle Earth”.  The safety video too is an unexpected briefing and comes with a message from Gandalf. At Wellington Airport’s main terminal a 40 feet […]