The Carousel Of Progress – A True Walt Original

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There are a lot of truly amazing attractions at Walt Disney World. One of the most amazing and possibly also the most overlooked is the Carousel of Progress located at the Magic KingdomThis attraction was one of several that Walt showcased at the1964 New York World's Fair, others that debuted/were inspired by attractions here were It's A Small World, the PeopleMover, and the Hall Of Presidents - all of which are now classic WDW attractions. The Carousel itself was originally moved from … [Read more...]

Tomorrowland Terrace Fireworks Dessert Party is Delicious Fun For Everyone!


Are you a dessert lover? What about fireworks? If you are like me, and you love BOTH of these things, then you should check out the Tomorrowland Terrace Fireworks Dessert Party which is held on most nights at the Tomorrowland Terrace Restaurant in the Magic Kingdom's TomorrowlandHow it works is, you arrive at the Tomorrowland Terrace Restaurant an hour before the fireworks begin, where you get to enjoy a buffet of yummy desserts and relax while waiting for the fireworks spectacular to begin. … [Read more...]

Disney Character Spots – What A Great Idea!

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When I was young, my dad spent large amounts of time planning our Walt Disney World trips, and a huge part of that was finding out where characters would be and then planning our days around that (and this was back before the internet, so it was no small task!). Nowadays, Disney has made it easy to find your favorite characters, with their character spots – one in the Magic Kingdom, and another in Epcot, where the same characters appear daily for autographs, hugs, and photos with their many … [Read more...]

The Disney Tattoo – Is It Right For You?


Tattoos are becoming increasingly popular these days, and people get them for all kinds of reasons. You can essentially get anything you can think of tattooed on your body, and a lot of people use it as a way to express themselves and their beliefs. And there are a lot of people who use it to express their love of DISNEY - whether it be a specific character, quote, movie, theme park, ride - you can really customize a tattoo to say exactly what it is you love about Disney! … [Read more...]

How I spent My Day In Downtown Disney

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My family and I were lucky enough to spend a whole week in Walt Disney World a few months ago, and when we were planning the trip, we decided to save ourselves a little money and skip purchasing park tickets for one of the days - which left us free to enjoy all that Downtown Disney to offer (which is a lot!)One great thing about Downtown Disney is if you plan on spending the day there, you can SLEEP IN!!!! That’s right, no 7am rope drop or mad dash to rides necessary here – as many of the … [Read more...]

WDW Resorts – Which Deluxe Resort Is Right For Me?


Over the last two weeks I have discussed the benefits of staying at the Walt Disney World Value and Moderate Resorts. If you still aren't sure where to stay, then read on for some information about WDW's top of the line Deluxe Resorts!Price: These are Disney's top of the line Resorts, which means the price is (quite a bit) higher per room than at either the Value or Moderate Resorts. The room rates at these Resorts starts at around $260 per night, and going up to $800 or more per night … [Read more...]

Disney World Resorts – Which Moderate Resort Is Right For Me?

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Last week I talked about the WDW Value Resorts, and gave some information that hopefully helped you decide if they would work for you and your family. While the Value Resorts are great, they aren't for everyone, and if you're not sure the over the top decor and super family friendly atmosphere of the Value Resorts is quite your style, then read on for some information about Disney's Moderate Resorts:Price: Moderate means "middle of the road", so at these Resorts, you will pay more for a room … [Read more...]

Which Disney World Value Resort Is Right For Me?

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So you've decided you are going to vacation at Walt Disney World, and now you have to decide where to stay. My research and experience shows that staying on WDW property is the best choice (Why stay on property? Click here for some reasons).Once you've made the decision to stay on property, it's time to pick a Resort! And when it comes to picking which Walt Disney World Resort you are going to stay at, the choices are endless, and can certainly be confusing!Here are some things to … [Read more...]

Enjoying Chef Mickey’s As An Adult Diner

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Over the years, Chef Mickey's has gotten a not-so-amazing reputation, mostly for the food not being great, and it also has become known as a place that's really just for kids and familiesPersonally, I completely disagree with both of those statements - I happen to love the food, and as an adult I love going there and enjoying the atmosphere they have to offer.So why should you, an adult who can pick any place in Walt Disney World to eat, choose to eat at Chef Mickey's?Well, there are … [Read more...]

Tips For Battling The Peak Season Crowds at Disney World


This past April, my parents, husband and I made a trip to Walt Disney World during Spring Break (the week of Easter), and even though we used to go every year at this time when I was a kid, I was still concerned about the crowds. I was worried that it would be so crowded that we wouldn't even be able to move, much less actually ride or do anything!Since I knew it would be busy, I did my research, and came up with some some ways to deal with the crowds. You can't prevent the Parks from being … [Read more...]