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. 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

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

The Ultimate Walt Disney World Experience Check-List

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

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

Walt Disney World Packing List For Babies And Toddlers

Packing for a trip to Walt Disney World, with four theme parks, two water parks and Disney Springs, can be a massive undertaking. Add a baby or toddler to the mix and it can be downright intimidating. Aside from the usual diapers, pull-ups, PJ’s and daily clothing, what else will you need for a trip to Walt Disney World? Below are my favorite-must-never-be-left-at-home items that have helped me through countless Disney vacations. My “babies” are now 12, 12 (they’re 10 months apart) and 23. I’ve had plenty of trips to hone the list. Take a copy with you for your Continue reading Walt Disney World Packing List For Babies And Toddlers

How To Stay Healthy On Your Disney Vacation

First, I am not a doctor. I just play one when my kids are sick. (And not very well, according to them – but that’s for another post.) So, take any of this advice with a grain of salt. Okay. With a few grains of salt, because my husband and close family members are in the health care industry and I’ve been to Disney World in and under all kinds of weather. And since it’s still early April, we’re not out of flu season yet. (Ugh!) If you’re like me, the anticipation of arriving at such a magical place can wreck havoc Continue reading How To Stay Healthy On Your Disney Vacation

How To Ruin Your Family’s Walt Disney World Vacation

We all dream of the perfect Walt Disney World Vacation. Blue skies. Calm toddlers. Affordable food and drink. Getting lost in the idyllic commercials of happy families and perfect weather we forget that things can and will go wrong. Typically, I’m a glass-half-full Disney girl. But, sometimes, you simply must plan for the worst in order to have the best vacation. How not to ruin your family’s Disney vacation? Read on! 1. Neglect The Planning Process. Gone are the days when you could turn to your spouse and say, “Hey! Let’s take the kids to Disney this weekend.” Okay. You Continue reading How To Ruin Your Family’s 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