Everything You Ever Wanted To Know About Animal Kingdom Lodge

Still the youngest of all of Walt Disney World’s deluxe resorts, Animal Kingdom Lodge (AKL)opened in April of 2001. And if I’m being perfectly honest, I was a bit of a snob about staying there. When we could afford to stay at a deluxe resorts, one of the perks was the unique transportation each resort offered. Monorail for Polynesian, Contemporary and Grand Floridian. Boat transport for Wilderness Lodge, Boardwalk and Beach & Yacht Club resorts. The ability to walk from Contemporary and the EPCOT resorts. There’s nothing wrong with bus transportation, especially at Walt Disney World, but busses seemed to take such a long Continue reading Everything You Ever Wanted To Know About Animal Kingdom Lodge

Declare Your Disney Resort Room A Clutter Free Zone!

Let’s face it. Most of our homes are a little bigger than 440 square feet (the average size of a room at the Grand Floridian, a deluxe resort.) Squeeze that down to the 260 square feet of the average value resort and you can get downright claustrophobic. To save a bit of money, our family of 5 stays in one room. With one bathroom. And with three “boys” and two “girls” (my daughter and I), the bathroom storage situation is not ideal. And the clutter? Drives. Me. Crazy. Here are some tricks we’ve learned over the years to help you Continue reading Declare Your Disney Resort Room A Clutter Free Zone!

The Magic Of Extra Magic Hours

One of the best benefits when staying on-property is the access to Extra Magic Hours. Any guest staying at a Walt Disney World resort, with valid theme park tickets, can take advantage of Extra Magic Hours (EMH). These extra hours allow access to the parks when regular guests must wait or go home, depending on when the EMH are in place for that particular park. Times vary;  always check the official online calendar during your planning stages, or in your information packet when you arrive at the resort. As stated above, times that the parks are open these extra hours will Continue reading The Magic Of Extra Magic Hours

Where To Stay At Walt Disney World With Your Family of 5+

Not all of us have a traditional family of four, with two parents and two kids. Some of us have more than two children. Some of us have a grandparent or other family member living with us. Or, some of us, when we travel, feel the more the merrier. Typical guest rooms can accommodate four people. At Disney World, there is something for everyone. Yes, most are set up for four people. But there are certain resorts that can handle everyone in your party. Just remember, if a member of your family is age 3 or younger and can stay in a pack Continue reading Where To Stay At Walt Disney World With Your Family of 5+

Top 5 Resort Pools At Walt Disney World

Sometimes, it isn’t all about the theme parks. Sometimes you just need to relax, get away from the crowds and lounge poolside. My husband is self-employed and will often sneak away to get a little work done while we’re off playing. His favorite Disney office is with his laptop, in a lounge chair, sipping a cool beverage, by the pool. So escape the crowds, grab your Rapid Refill mug and let’s go to the pool! #1. Beach and Yacht Club Pool – Best Pool For Families of All Ages With a unique sand bottom, this pool appeals to all ages. More Continue reading Top 5 Resort Pools At Walt Disney World

The Disney Resort That’s Best For You!

If I could stay anywhere in Walt Disney World? Any one resort? I’m sorry. I can’t pick just one. Even if money were no object, there is value in staying at, well, a Value resort. To be honest, as long as I’m at Walt Disney World, I’m a happy, happy girl. But there are many reasons to stay at the different price points. Read on to find what is best for you! Value Resorts – All Star Music, All Star Sports, All Star Movies, Pop Century, Art of Animation, Campsites at Fort Wilderness Campground Pros – The least expensive of Continue reading The Disney Resort That’s Best For You!

Quick Guide To Walt Disney World Resort Rapid Fill Mugs

If you are staying at a Walt Disney World resort you’ll find plenty of guests walking around with a special Walt Disney World mug. It’s not just a fancy souvenir. It’s a refillable mug that you can use for your entire stay and fill at any of the convenient beverage locations, either poolside, at the quick service food windows, food courts or gift shops. The current pricing begins at $8.99 (for one day) and goes up to $17.99 for the entire length of your trip. You may purchase one-day, two-day, three-day or length-of-stay mugs.  If you are staying a week, Continue reading Quick Guide To Walt Disney World Resort Rapid Fill Mugs

Spend A Night In The Castle? Sign Me UP! (And You, Too!)

Who wouldn’t love to spend the night in Magic Kingdom’s castle? Disney is hosting a Disney’s Flip Side Sweepstakes where you could win a night in the Cinderella Suite at Magic Kingdom’s castle. All you have to do is enter. It’s that easy. Every day during this month, Disney is awarding one lucky family a night in the castle and a 5-day, 4-night vacation at Walt Disney World resorts. You can enter once, every day. Only 9 days left! So, c’mon! Who’s with me? Click here to enter.

Online Check-In At Walt Disney World Resorts Wearing Only Your Pajamas

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  You arrive at your resort and you want to hurry up and start the magic. But first you have to check-in. And if you are arriving during the busy season, there will probably be a wait. Have no fear! Online check-in is here! Online check-in is a fast, easy, free and convenient service that Disney offers all of their resort guests. And, you do it from the comfort of your kitchen table, comfy couch and in your PJs, if you so desire. The benefits include reduced time at the registration desk because you’ve already entered all of the necessary information Continue reading Online Check-In At Walt Disney World Resorts Wearing Only Your Pajamas

Stay On Disney Property With A Value Option

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  Think staying on property at Walt Disney World is too expensive? Think again. Disney has plenty of budget friendly options to make your trip that much more memorable. And the benefits of staying on property? Worth every penny. Benefits: Free transportation from the airport to the resort by way of Magical Express. Immersed in the Disney magic and Disney themes special to your resort. Pampered by the incomparable customer service. Free parking anywhere on Disney resort property. Disney transportation that picks you up at your resort and drops you off at the gate. Charging privileges from the park to Continue reading Stay On Disney Property With A Value Option