Disney Tricks That May Work In The Parks But Not On Your Disney Cruise

You are a seasoned Disney traveler. You know all the Disney tricks for visiting the parks and they’ve served you well. But you’re about to embark on your first Disney Cruise. And on our first Disney Cruise we received a quick lesson on how much we didn’t know. The tricks that saved us in the past would be useless on a cruise. Arriving Early You’ve heard me say it a hundred times: “Get to the parks at least 30-45 minutes before they open.” On a Disney Cruise? Getting there before your scheduled arrival time just adds more (boring) wait time Continue reading Disney Tricks That May Work In The Parks But Not On Your Disney Cruise

Disney Gift Cards: Uses, Tips and Tricks

It’s no secret to my family and friends that I LOVE Disney. Everyone knows, for birthdays and Christmas and even Mother’s Day, I love a Disney gift card because I’m always scheming for my next trip. And I love Disney gift cards because they can be used in so many wonderful Disney ways. Uses Pop one in your child’s stocking or as a countdown gift for your upcoming trip. They can “pay” for their own souvenirs and learn how to budget, too! For more countdown ideas, click here. Obviously, to pay for the bulk of your trip. But who wants Continue reading Disney Gift Cards: Uses, Tips and Tricks

Online Check In For Walt Disney World Resorts From The Comfort Of Your Couch

Online Check-in at Walt Disney World resorts

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 from Continue reading Online Check In For Walt Disney World Resorts From The Comfort Of Your Couch

It’s Always A Great Idea To Visit Walt Disney World During The Holidays

It’s not too late! There are still rooms available during the Christmas Holiday Season (early November – first week of January) at Walt Disney World. Should you go? Yes! Abso-Mickey-lutely! Without a doubt, the holiday season is my favorite time at the World. The Christmas decorations are up. The weather is dryer. And the crowds can be at a minimum. My birthday happens to fall in the first week of December, so for my 40th my husband suggested we go. We had been at various other times of the year, but never for my birthday. We were homeschooling our daughter, Continue reading It’s Always A Great Idea To Visit Walt Disney World During The Holidays

Best Walt Disney World Resort For Your First Trip

Walt Disney World has a resort for every personality and every budget. While there are plenty of do’s and don’ts for the newbie Disney guest, first things first. Where to stay? But what is the best resort for the first timer? In the huge scheme of things, any resort is going to be a winner. Some, however, are better than others. They all offer great theme-ing. Transportation and parking is free for every park. All are stroller friendly and now, some are even pet friendly. But, some resorts are HUGE and after walking all day in the parks, your child Continue reading Best Walt Disney World Resort For Your First Trip

Your Furry Friend Is Now Welcome At Select Walt Disney World Resorts

Beginning this Sunday, October 15th, dogs will now be welcome at select Walt Disney World resorts. Your four-legged friend can stay with your during your stay for an extra fee at these four resorts: Art of Animation ($50 per night) Fort Wilderness Cabins ($50 per night) Port Orleans Riverside ($50 per night) Yacht Club ($75 per night) While the added fee is more than most kennels, for some pet owners this is a small price to pay to have their fur babies with them each night during their vacation. The location of the rooms with have easy access to pet Continue reading Your Furry Friend Is Now Welcome At Select Walt Disney World Resorts

Your Fall-Time Walt Disney World Packing Guide

Seasons in Florida are not that dramatic, one of the reasons Walt Disney chose the Florida location. But with the steamy summers behind us, even Fall’s slight changes are appealing. With milder temperatures and the kids back in school, it certainly makes for a perfect trip. So pack accordingly!   Clothes – Fall in Florida can still be hot. You’ll still need shorts, t-shirts and even swim suits. But now you’ll really need to toss a light jacket or sweater into the mix. For a great list of packing lists, click here.  Rain – Fall, while a bit drier than Continue reading Your Fall-Time Walt Disney World Packing Guide

FastPass+: What You Didn’t Know You Didn’t Know

FastPass+ is a free perk to all Walt Disney World guests, making it easier to plan your day and guarantee you will experience your favorite attractions. Theoretically. Personally, I have a love/hate relationship with FastPass+. Ever the Uber-Planner, when FastPass (the original) was first introduced in 1999, I loved the idea guaranteeing a spot on my favorite ride and waltzing past the other guests like a VIP. But as FastPass has evolved, I’ve begun to resent it more and more. That’s not to say it doesn’t have its advantages. But, being strapped to a specific schedule, visit after visit, has Continue reading FastPass+: What You Didn’t Know You Didn’t Know

EPCOT’s 22nd Annual Food And Wine Festival Is In Full Swing

Starting earlier than ever,  EPCOT is currently hosting the 22nd Annual Food and Wine Festival, a favorite event for any adult Disney fan and foodie. This year’s dates run from August 31 – November 13th. Special food, special events, celebrity chefs, cooking demonstrations, wine tastings and special packages will be available to expand your knowledge (and waistline) of food and wine from around the world. Follow the tips below to get the most out of this unique Disney experience. 1. If you haven’t already, book your dining and special event reservations NOW! As with any Disney vacation, the earlier you book the Continue reading EPCOT’s 22nd Annual Food And Wine Festival Is In Full Swing

Getting The Most Out Of Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party

With Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party in full swing (there’s one tomorrow night! Get schedule here!) I thought you all might be looking for ways to get the most out of this hard ticket event. Ticket’s start at $74 and go up, depending on the night. We have attended many, many times with children of all ages. It’s my daughter’s favorite Disney party. She had her first trick-or-treat experience at the party and now, at 24, it’s still her preferred way to usher in the fall season. But with so much going on, it’s easy to get star struck and Continue reading Getting The Most Out Of Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party