Choosing which Disney World Park to Visit

Choosing which Disney World Park to visit each day on your vacation can be difficult.  Different Disney guests choose which park they will visit each day in different ways.  Some will use a plan found in a guide book.  Some will base it on Extra Magic Hours.  Others will use Touring Plans or another site that gives historical data and helps you choose the lowest crowds.  Others will just choose because they don't know any better.  But have you ever considered choosing your park based on the days … [Read more...]

Top 10 attractions and things to do with a toddler at Epcot

When you travel to Walt Disney World do you travel to Epcot with a toddler?  I've had many Disney first time guests ask me if Epcot is a waste of time with a toddler.  My answer is always no!  We took our youngest son to Epcot when he was 22 months old and again at 32 months old.  He loved Epcot!  We didn't spend as much time strolling around the World Showcase as we usually do, but it gave us a great time for him to nap in the stroller.Here are my top attractions and things to do with a … [Read more...]

Staying Safe at Walt Disney World

Too many times families travel to Walt Disney World and they aren't as safe as they are back home.  Being in such a magical place often times causes people to let their guard down.  Here are a few simple reminders for staying safe at Walt Disney World in your hotel and in the parks.At the hotel:Always lock the doors of your room and car.  Even when you are in your room, you need to keep the door locked.  Too many times people use the lock to prop open their hotel door and things get … [Read more...]

What’s the Height Requirement at WDW?

Some of the most popular attractions at Walt Disney World have a height requirement for the younger guests.  The reasons are for safety and age appropriateness.  While most of the attractions don't have height minimums, the shortest you can be to experience these attractions is between 38 and 48 inches.  While many parents try to make their child taller by stuffing their shoes or buying thick soled shoes, I suggest you don't.  The only one who will potentially be hurt is your child.Here is a … [Read more...]

Suggested Tipping at Walt Disney World

When traveling to Walt Disney World many people think they have paid for their vacation once they pay their travel agent.  When staying on property, the agent usually takes care of the hotel, transportation, and tickets.  If free dining is offered, your dining is paid for as well!  If you travel when WDW is not offering free dining, you will have to pay for that in the parks. I know Chip is a big fan of Tables in Wonderland...  One thing that people often fail to remember is tipping.  I have … [Read more...]

Walt Disney World Resort February Movie Schedules

Look no more...  Here is the complete list of the Walt Disney World Resort February Movie Schedules!  Watching a Disney movie would be a great activity for your first night at WDW if you aren't going into a park. Or, if you need a night for your family to rest and unwind, try sitting on a blanket to watch a Disney movie under the stars.  Always ask a cast member for additional information about locations, changes in schedules and bad weather plans.  Enjoy!Disney's Fort Wilderness: February … [Read more...]

Take advantage of the Disney Dining Plan with these helpful tips

Many people who travel to Walt Disney World take advantage of the Disney Dining Plan (DDP).  Disney dining plans are options available exclusively to Guests of select Walt Disney World Resort hotels with Magic Your Way Vacation Packages.  You can choose from quick service dining plan, dining plan, deluxe dining plan, premium package and platinum package.  Once you decide which dining plan is best for your party, here are a few other things to consider:Kids under age three eat for free at … [Read more...]

January 2013 Fort Wilderness Movie Schedule

You've heard me share about how much I love the Campfire and Outdoor movie at Fort Wilderness!  I know all the Walt Disney World Resorts have a nightly movie, but there's just something special about the movie at Fort Wilderness.  If you have dining reservations at Trail's End or the Hoop Dee Doo Musical Revue, you may want to stay in the area and enjoy a movie.  If you are staying at Fort Wilderness, you definitely want to include the outdoor movie to your vacation plans!Here is the line up … [Read more...]

December Movie Schedule at Fort Wilderness

Last month I shared with you the details of taking your family to the Campfire Sing-A-Long and outdoor movie at Fort Wilderness.  This is such a fun and unique FREE activity at Walt Disney World.  Spend some time sitting around the campfire, get your photo made with Chip and Dale, sing a few songs with a cast member playing guitar and end the night watching one of your favorite Disney movies under the stars!  If you want to spend money, you can buy snacks at the snack bar.Here is the movie … [Read more...]

Tips & Tricks for Flying to Disney

Recently, I shared a post about "Packing Your Carry On Bag" for Walt Disney World. Then, I started thinking more about packing for Disney when you will be flying, like things to do when you arrive at the airport, airline info, and more. I felt I needed to expand a little more on the subject to help those getting ready to fly to Disney World for the first time or maybe those people who have flown many times.Here are a few additional thoughts on the subject:When you arrive at the airport, … [Read more...]