To Park Hop Or Not To Park Hop? That Is The Question.

To Park Hop or Not To Park Hop? www.mouseterplanner.com

  To buy a park hopper or not to buy a park hopper? That is the question. Is there one right answer? No. Of course not. But I am here to help you decide for yourself. After the purchase of the base ticket you are able to add an option called Park Hopper. This allows you to visit more than one park on the same day. This can increase your ticket cost by as little as $8 per day to upwards of $40. Before you decide to shell out the big bucks, there are a few factors to consider. How Many Days Will You Be At Continue reading To Park Hop Or Not To Park Hop? That Is The Question.

The First Steps To Planning Your Walt Disney World Vacation

If you think Walt Disney World is just a glorified Six Flags? You are dead wrong. Welcoming over 50 million visitors yearly, it is 4 theme parks, 2 water parks, 3 golf courses, 24+ resorts, a campground, arcades, horseback riding, bike rentals and water skiing. You can catch a Braves game, learn to surf, take a private bass fishing excursion or drive an Indy racecar. And that’s just a sampling. Disney World is not your typical resort property. And planning your vacation is not your typical task. Step One: Should We Go? Is this the perfect time for your family? Is this a Continue reading The First Steps To Planning Your Walt Disney World Vacation

The Liebster Award — It’s A Major Award!

I realize that blog awards are most popular among newbies, like myself. But that doesn’t make them any less meaningful. In fact, I am quite honored to be mentioned in Disney Diva’s post, awarding me the Liebster Award! It means someone is reading me and enjoying what they read. I’ve been noticed! (By a Diva, no less!) It means other people out there, that I may not have reached otherwise, can now find me. It means I can connect with other bloggers that I may not have found otherwise. It’s a Win-Win-Win! The rules are as follows: The nominated blogger Continue reading The Liebster Award — It’s A Major Award!

Finding The Best Disney Information In The (Internet) World

Pinterest is a great resource for all kinds of information. Especially when you’re overwhelmed with planning your next trip to Walt Disney World. But Pinterest is also full of misinformation, as well. Even I have been known to post outdated info! (Thank you, Kenny The Pirate, for pointing out my error!) There is a person following my Pinterest page (and I’m following her back) who is obviously planning a trip to Walt Disney World. She’s been pinning some pretty neat pins. And I’ve been checking them out, too. ‘Cause that’s what I do. I can’t help it. It’s my kryptonite. But Continue reading Finding The Best Disney Information In The (Internet) World

Need A Quick Disney Fix? Listen While You Work!

Listen while you work!

Your vacation is 180 days away and you want to get into the Disney spirit while you make your Advanced Dining reservations. Or, you just returned home from Walt Disney World and you’re missing the magic. Or, you’re facing a mountain of household chores and like Cinderella, you’d love a little help. Set your computer to www.live365.com. There, you can listen to all types of Disney music. In fact, I’m listening to the theme for Haunted Mansion right now. Go to www.live365.com and do a search for Disney. Oodles of Disney music stations will pop up. Sorcerer Radio is my go-to-station. Spectro Continue reading Need A Quick Disney Fix? Listen While You Work!

Budget Disney Tip: Pay With Gift Cards

budget planning tip using gift cards

Gift cards aren’t just for souvenirs anymore. You can pay for your meal at Be Our Guest, your tickets to the parks, even your resort room fee! For our upcoming trip, to “save money,” we planned on staying off property for our arrival night. In my search for an affordable room for our family of 5, every hotel told me we exceeded the room limitations. In other words, we’d need two rooms. If I’m going to pay for two rooms, I’d rather be at Disney World. And I know they can accommodate our party in one room at some resorts. Continue reading Budget Disney Tip: Pay With Gift Cards

Mickey Waffles! When You Just Gotta Have One

Where to find Mickey Waffles at Walt Disney World

No trip to Walt Disney World is complete without a Mickey Waffle for breakfast. When you just gotta have one, nothing else will do. Menus change. Not all Disney World eateries will categorically say they always have Mickey Waffles. But our family has pretty extensive training in waffle eating skills at the World. Here’s where we’ve spotted them. Print out the list below for your next trip. That way, you’ll never be too far from this iconic breakfast treat! Resorts: Value resort food courts Moderate resort food courts ‘Ohana at the Polynesian Chef Mickey’s at the Contemporary Cape May at Continue reading Mickey Waffles! When You Just Gotta Have One

How To Make Your Disney Character Meet And Greet Memorable

Tips and Tricks for Great Character Interactions at Walt Disney World

Part of the complete Disney experience is a meet and greet with Mickey Mouse, or any of your other favorite characters. Walt Disney World has multiple opportunities to meet Buzz Lightyear or Winnie the Pooh or Cinderella. Read on for tips, tricks and favorite locations. 1. First, you need to know where to meet your favorite character. There are too many exact locations to list here and so many impromptu moments, as well. Click here for some sure-fire locations. 2. Bring a pen. A very large pen (or Sharpie.) It’s easier for the characters to grip. 3. Autograph books are great. But unconventional Continue reading How To Make Your Disney Character Meet And Greet Memorable

A Step-By-Step Guide To Making FastPass+ Reservations

Step by Step Guide to Making Your Walt Disney World FastPass+ Reservations

You are at the 60-day mark (for on-site guests) or the 30-day mark (everyone else) and it’s time to  make your FastPass+ selections. But making ride/attraction reservations 60 days out sounds like overkill, right? Disney World is a popular vacation destination. Very popular. If you want to enjoy your vacation and spend less time waiting in 2-hour long queues, you need to take advantage of this FREE Disney perk. Let’s get started! 1. Log in at www.disney.go.com and click on the Parks & Tickets tab, then the Walt Disney World tab. If you haven’t already, make sure you’ve downloaded the Continue reading A Step-By-Step Guide To Making FastPass+ Reservations