Sunday, July 6, 2014

Adventures by Disney: The wife went to Peru, I was jealous!

One of the big happenings since I last posted was Jenn taking a trip to Peru with Adventures by Disney. I got to stay home with the kiddos while she enjoyed the trip of a lifetime! You can imagine my level of jealousy...

Below is a highlight video I pulled together of her trip. I hope you take the time to check it out and let me know what you think!

Time to Revive?

It's been a long time since I've posted here. Life has been very busy with our family move to Houston, Jenn's business booming, and just enjoying fatherhood.

I will start updating stuff in the near future. Hope all of our old visitors will return!

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Disney Buys Lucas Films... New Star Wars Film???

The Walt Disney Company and Lucas Films have just confirmed that Disney is acquiring Lucas Films.  This is the latest in major movies by Disney to continue to expand their entertainment content... Let's face it they are the biggest entertainment company in the world!  More details are to come.

With this announcement comes the rumor of a seventh installment of Star Wars in 2015.

The question now has to be asked-- will we see the end of Avatar land in-favor of a Lucas property the company will have total control over???

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Sirius XM and Horrendous Customer Support... The Continuing Saga

Update #2 (Oct 2):  I spoke too soon friends.

Last night I get a call saying my radios will be shut off in 48 hours due to non-payment.  Funny, I obviously paid you if my radios were turned back on.  Turns out Jaime MacDonald took my payment info, but never applied the payment.  That makes me real comfortable... Will be canceling Credit Card just in case.  And what type of system allows the employee to turn the radios back on if payment isn't processed?

Anyways, back in touch with the mythical "Kate" over at @SXM_Help.  She asked for another e-mail... This would be the third one.  I explain the issue and ask for someone in management to contact me.

Well, who do they send to me??? Jaime MacDonald.  So they obviously either (a) did not read any of the e-mail I spent time writing as requested by "Kate" or (b) read the e-mail and absolutely do not care in the slightest about my concerns.

We're done SiriusXM... Other than Opie and Anthony none of your content is worth anything to me.  I'll just listen to their podcast, YouTube, etc to get my fix.


UPDATE #1 (Aug 23): Jaime MacDonald from the SiriusXM Customer Care team has been in touch... He apologized for the issues, credited forward the previous charge and provided a nice discount on my radio subscription... All re-newed and radios are working.  Good save.


I do not believe I have ever taken to this site to complain about anything, well perhaps a bad trip/meal review, but never a direct issue with any organization I discuss on this site.  Well today that changes and the company in question is good ole SiriusXM.

This particular customer service nightmare (I have had several in the past) began this past spring.  We were long time subscribers and had just traded in our van for a newer van that came with a free trial of the XM radio service as part of the purchase.  I did not want to lose the subscription I already paid for and also wanted to keep the free trial period that came with the new van.  Seems logical, right? I paid for both because lets face it calling any service free on a $30,000+ vehicle is a lie.

So I call SiriusXM... They've been around for a long time (I joined in 2004), so this has to be a pretty standard request.  Oh wait, I forgot I was dealing with SiriusXM.

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

What do you do when life and work keep you from Disney Parks?

Life and work have been keeping me away from my happy place! My question to you is "What do you do when life and work keep you from Disney Parks?"

Take care my friends!
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Friday, August 31, 2012

Turn Your Daughter into a Disney Princess

Well now that our little Princess has arrived in the Disney Family Man household, I've begun to learn more about the Princess side of Disney.  I know all the movies, but I will be honest with three boys I have avoided the girly side of Disney as much as possible.

Well now the great Imagineers at Disney has merged 3-D printing with Princess dolls.  The outcome, personalized Disney Princesses that look just like your daughter.  Pretty amazing stuff!

Price starts in at $99 for a basic doll.  Reservations are strongly recommended for this limited-time experience and can be made by calling 407-WDW-TECH.

Thursday, August 30, 2012

First Look Inside Story Time with Belle

Check out this great video from the Disney Park Blogs on Storytime with Belle.

Is this Really Minnie Mouse?!

So the Disney Family Man has been a father to a girl for a grand total of one month at this point-- and already my antenna's are going up on messaging the world sends to little girls.  Today's culprit unfortunately is my precious Disney, who while they push the Princess image always seems to do so in a positive manner that feels inclusive.

Well now Disney in their effort to push the product into as many venues as possible has teamed up with Barney's to roll out the "Electric Holiday" promotion this November.
When unveiled to the public on Nov. 14, Barneys’ Madison Avenue flagship will feature a three-dimensional electric light show; a moving art short film in the window displays that will turn Disney’s most favorite heroes into runway supermodels...
Ummm... Ok....

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Latest DVC Webcast Announced Featuring Samantha Brown

If you happened to hop on this evening you may have noticed the latest Samantha Brown webcast featuring Animal Kingdom Villas... Visit to sign up.

This webcast is interesting as DVC is shifting back to AKV as its main resort for sales at WDW in the interim between Bay Lake Tower and the new villas at the Grand Floridian.

As AKV members ourselves the Disney Family Man clan will be checking out the webcast to learn a few more hidden secrets four our Home Resort.  Will be sure to file a review after the event!