How To Make The Disney World Characters Come To You!

One of the most annoying things about a Walt Disney World vacation is the abundance of “hurry up and wait” moments that plague your trip. Hurry up and wait for the flight. Hurry up and wait for the bus. Hurry up and wait for the park to open. Hurry up and wait to meet Mickey Mouse. But does it have to be this way? One of the best ways to meet your favorite Disney characters is to make them come to you. Walt Disney World has a large assortment of “Character Meals” where you relax, sit back, enjoy your meal Continue reading How To Make The Disney World Characters Come To You!

Favorite Disney World Tips To Make It Your Most Magical Yet!

Even if you’ve been to Walt Disney World 50 times, there are always new tricks and tips to make your trip more magical! Read on for a few of my favs! Always, always, ALWAYS arrive at least 30 minutes before a park’s scheduled opening. This is probably the most valuable tip. The parks are much less crowded first thing in the morning and you can get a lot done in those first few hours. 2. Bring Ziploc bags in a variety of sizes. Our favorite use is for our cell phones in case we get caught in a thunderstorm or Continue reading Favorite Disney World Tips To Make It Your Most Magical Yet!

Nighttime Magic On The High Seas

A quiet, nighttime glimpse of the Disney Dream. My husband has begged me since the beginning of our marriage to take a cruise. Finally, 17 years later, he wore me down and I agreed…but only if it was a Disney Cruise. I was a reluctant cruiser before…..but after a Disney cruise? No more! I can’t wait to plan our next high seas adventure. If you have any questions about your upcoming Disney cruise, I’d be happy to help. Just message me! Happy Cruising! This (almost) Wordless Wednesday post was inspired by the Disney Wordless Wednesday blog hop,  sponsored by Disney Day By Day Continue reading Nighttime Magic On The High Seas

Do You Need Park Hoppers For Your Next Walt Disney World Vacation?

A reader recently asked what I thought about Park Hoppers. We have actually gone back and forth about this in our own family. Through the years, I ‘ve discovered that is all depends on three things: Length of your vacation Location of your resort Energy level of your party   How long are you staying? For trips shorter than 5 days, Park Hoppers are usually a waste of extra money. With four main theme parks (Magic Kingdom, EPCOT, Disney’s Hollywood Studios and Animal Kingdom) you need at least one day to fully experience each park. Staying a week or more? Continue reading Do You Need Park Hoppers For Your Next Walt Disney World Vacation?

Grab Your Spoon: Disney Announces Dates For Food And Wine Festival 2016

Walt Disney World’s Food and Wine Festival 2016 will begin September 14th this year and last for an unprecedented 62 days, ending on November 14th. This very popular event takes place mostly around World Showcase in EPCOT. Besides the 11 countries already represented, dozens of additional food kiosks from other countries will be added, offering tempting treats for you foodies out there! Tips for EPCOT’s Food and Wine Festival 2016: 1. You’ll need to book your dining reservations in advance. You can do this 180 days in advance of your vacation. You can do this with online reservations or for phone reservations call Continue reading Grab Your Spoon: Disney Announces Dates For Food And Wine Festival 2016

Doing Walt Disney World As A Single Parent

One of the best trips I ever took to Walt Disney World was with my 6 and 7 year old sons and me. Just me and the boys. And it was awesome! But scary. Because I was it. The only adult. And a female adult with two boys….think “I’m too old to go with mom to the bathroom” tricky. In most ways, it was the best trip ever. In other ways, it was trickiest trip ever. It was also the most educational trip ever for me as a parent. Let me share my new Disney wisdom! There are family bathrooms everywhere! As Continue reading Doing Walt Disney World As A Single Parent

The Ultimate Disney Shorthand Cheat Sheet

If you’ve visited even just a few Disney fan sites you’ve probably run into our little secret language. We speak in code. Not because membership is restricted. Not because we’re secret agents working under cloak of internet for the Disney organization. We speak in code because it’s so much easier than spelling it out all of the time. “I recommend you ride the TTA while you wait for your BTMR FP and then head over to CRT for your ADR.” Now here, I’m assuming most people visiting me have limited knowledge of Walt Disney World and are coming here to learn. Continue reading The Ultimate Disney Shorthand Cheat Sheet