Disney Winter Travel: Pros and Cons

The calendar may say winter but the temperatures can vary. Check the forecast before you go and be prepared for all kinds of weather.

If a trip to Walt Disney World during the summer months sounds like pure, sweaty torture than winter is your season. With mild temperatures and lower humidity, winter is a much more comfortable time to visit. Each month has it’s own pros and cons and I’m here to help! Whether you go in December, January or February, packing can be a little tricky for winter Disney travel. I’ve worn both turtlenecks and sweaters AND t-shirts and shorts for a winter trip to Disney. These were separate trips but it’s possible to need both types of wardrobes in the same week. Just be sure to check the forecast before you leave and pack a little Continue reading Disney Winter Travel: Pros and Cons

Mark Your Calendars: It’s Almost Mickey’s Birthday!

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November 18th is only a week away. It’s a special day for the Disney family and it’s extra special for this Disney-obsessed family. A few years ago we found out it’s also Mickey’s birthday! My middle son joined our family through adoption. We always celebrate his “Gotcha Day” (the day we “got” him). No presents. No huge fanfare. We just let him choose a family activity that we can all enjoy with him to commemorate his special day. Surprise! One year, he choose going to Disney World and this Disney nut mom couldn’t refuse. On November 18th, he proudly wore his “I’m Celebrating” button. In fact, we all wore buttons! And as we were Continue reading Mark Your Calendars: It’s Almost Mickey’s Birthday!

It’s Never Too Late For A Holiday Season Trip to Walt Disney World

Don't miss the special holiday events scheduled throughout the season, including the Christmas parade!

The holiday season is one of the prettiest and can be the least crowded time to visit Walt Disney World. Click here for the best tips to make the most of your Disney Holiday vacation. Continue reading It’s Never Too Late For A Holiday Season Trip to Walt Disney World

Where To Find A Princess At Walt Disney World

"Inside" the castle (actually, through the castle) Disney artwork is displayed through amazing mosaics.

Of course, all of us can be a princess as soon as we walk through the gates at Disney. But where can you find the iconic Disney Princesses? There are outdoor meet and greets. Indoor attractions. And, my personal favorite, the character meal. Everyone has to eat and why not dine with royalty? Good food, good company but most of all, where the princesses come to you. Outdoor Meet and Greets If you don’t mind waiting in line and your party has the plenty of patience, you can find many princess meet and greets out of doors in all of the parks. When you enter the park, simply pick up a Continue reading Where To Find A Princess At Walt Disney World

Don’t Miss Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Parade!

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One of the biggest reasons that we pay extra for Disney’s special parties is the “unlimited FastPass” atmosphere. No, FastPasses are NOT available during the party but the lines sure seem like they’re FastPass lines. And our ride-junkie family loves walking right on to our favorite attractions. So, we typically skip the parade and shows to take full advantage of even shorter lines. But not when it comes to the Halloween party! Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Parade is a MUST for the Mouseterplanner family! This is a hard ticket event and popular nights sell out quickly. Get your tickets well in advance if your schedule is tight. Currently, for Continue reading Don’t Miss Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Parade!

The Ultimate Walt Disney World Experience Check-List

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To truly experience Walt Disney World there are some “must-dos” that you simply must do! Here is your comprehensive list to make sure you are getting the ultimate Disney Experience! Continue reading The Ultimate Walt Disney World Experience Check-List

Mouseterplanner’s Favorite Park Dining Options In The (Walt Disney) World

Practice your French with the wait staff and relax in this French Café atmosphere.

With so many dining choices at Walt Disney World how in the world do you decide where to eat? Everyone has their personal favorites, and I’m no exception. Here’s a run-down of our family’s go-to eateries by park! Bon Appetit! Continue reading Mouseterplanner’s Favorite Park Dining Options In The (Walt Disney) World

I’ve Been There. Done That. Now You, Too, Can Learn From My Mistakes

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I’ve been to Walt Disney World more times than I can count. And each time I go, I learn something new. Making mistakes along the way and gathering new tips for you. That’s my job! When a friend or family member who hasn’t been to Disney joins us they are amazed at how much I know. But while they’re singing my praises, I’m kicking myself and saying, “We should have made earlier reservations” or “That was a useless FastPass.” I’m the first to admit, I don’t know as much as you think I know. But I’ve learned plenty. And I’m happy to share it with you! Getting up early on your Continue reading I’ve Been There. Done That. Now You, Too, Can Learn From My Mistakes

15 Days Out From Your Disney Trip: What Have You Forgotten?

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I obsess and plan. And I plan and obsess. And then I just throw up my hands and leave it to the universe that my trip will go without a hitch.

And the universe laughs.

Invariably, something is forgotten.

Stop the mail. Online check-in. Double check a hard to get dining reservation.

It’s always something.

There is so much to do to plan the perfect Walt Disney World vacation. If you’re two weeks out from your magical trip make sure you review this “last minute” check list before you go!
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