The 10 Best Disney Dining Snack Credits In The (Walt Disney) World!

For me, going to Walt Disney World is a treat in itself. But for my kids? It’s all about the treats. Most (if not all) of the treats listed below qualify as one snack credit if you’re utilizing the Disney Dining plan. And if your stomach is growling by the end of this post, don’t say I didn’t warn you! 1. Any pastry – At the Boulangerie Patisserie found in the France pavilion in EPCOT. Oh la, la! C’est magnifique! 2. Rice Cream – You can find this delectable treat in the Norway pavilion in EPCOT. The creamiest, dreamiest rice pudding dessert Continue reading The 10 Best Disney Dining Snack Credits In The (Walt Disney) World!

How To Survive A Very Crowded Day At Walt Disney World

There are many articles out there about how to avoid the crowds at Walt Disney World but what if you have no choice? What if you have to visit during the busiest times of the year? As a former teacher, I have been “forced” to visit Walt Disney World during its most crowded – school vacations and holiday weekends. And then for a short, but glorious time, as a homeschooling mom, we were able to benefit from low crowds during some of our favorite times of the year to go: early May, during September and early November. And then one year, even though Continue reading How To Survive A Very Crowded Day At Walt Disney World

Avoid Rookie Mistakes With Tried And True Tips For Walt Disney World

In a recent conversation with my daughter, we were reminiscing about trips to Walt Disney World. (She is currently 22……oh, how time flies!) I asked her to tell me her favorite memories. While musing about this trip and that, she suddenly remembered going with her school to sing at EPCOT’s Candlelight Processional and she exclaimed, “Oh, here’s one. Don’t go with your school!” As I started typing, she screamed, “No, Mom! Don’t write that. That’s not what I meant. But you know what? That trip was a textbook case of what not to do.” There are many schools that do Disney right. Continue reading Avoid Rookie Mistakes With Tried And True Tips For Walt Disney World

Disney Parks After Dark

There was a period of time, when the kids were tiny, that we never saw the parks in the dark. A good night’s sleep was critical for our middle son and, afraid of the repercussions the next day, no one wanted to upset his routine. No. One. Fast forward a few years later and we re-discovered the joys of Disney in the Dark. Magic Kingdom – There is nothing like entering the Haunted Mansion while it is dark and eerie outside. Or, as you round the corner on Splash Mountain, catching a glimpse of the castle all lit up.  Racing cars at Continue reading Disney Parks After Dark

How To Lose Wait At Walt Disney World: In Line, That Is!

There is nothing worse. You plan, plan and plan some more. The kids are excited. No one can sleep on the nights before your trip. You arrive at Walt Disney World, raring to go, only to have to wait. And wait. And wait. And wait again. It seems like the whole trip has been hurry up and wait and now it’s time to go home. All this money, time and energy spent and you feel like all you’ve done is wait in line. Fear not! This primer will share with you the best tricks of the trade so you can Continue reading How To Lose Wait At Walt Disney World: In Line, That Is!

August Is The Perfect Time For Ice Cream And Downtown Disney!

I can’t think of a better way to spend a lazy August afternoon than with a favorite ice cream treat at Walt Disney World. Our family loves ice cream. Wait. That’s a big understatement. Our family ADORES ice cream. We make it our mission to scope out the best ice cream everywhere we go. But at Walt Disney World, we can’t choose. So many delicious icy treats to choose from! Mickey bars and the Kitchen Sink are two of our family favs. But in a pinch, a frozen chocolate covered banana or frozen lemonade will do. And for my youngest son? Nothing beats a good Continue reading August Is The Perfect Time For Ice Cream And Downtown Disney!

Honor National Ice Cream Sandwich Day At Walt Disney World

Yep. You heard right. Today is National Ice Cream Sandwich Day. And what better way to celebrate than with an ice cream sandwich at Walt Disney World. There are many ways and places to enjoy an ice cream sandwich at Disney. There are standard Mickey shaped sandwiches, similar to the Mickey bar, that you can find in just about any park or quick service restaurant in your resort. And then there’s the ginormous, 6″, as big as your face Ice Cream Cookie sandwich made famous at Plaza Ice Cream Parlor in Magic Kingdom. Don’t let the price tag fool you. With Continue reading Honor National Ice Cream Sandwich Day At Walt Disney World