Transportation Issues before the Disney Parks Open

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Imagine with the Disney Diva  for a second: You're excited! You've discovered you can actually get in the parks before they "officially" open by making an early advanced dining reservation. You get an 8am reservation for Tusker House and are ecstatic. But then you have a strange revelation... resort buses don't start running until 1 hour before park opening. How am I going to GET to my reservation since I'm staying on property and I don't have a car??? I recently had a reader ask a question … [Read more...]


Disney World Quick Tips: Ways to help your aching feet and legs

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When I was at Disney World last week I decided to turn on my Garmin watch for 5 hours and see how far I walked. 11 miles. I walked ELEVEN MILES in 5 hours! Now I have been training for the Princess Half Marathon for about 6 months. So I've basically been in a constant state of "soreness", so it didn't bother me that much. However my dear friend Lisa, well her legs and feet ached.They hurt so much she couldn't even fall asleep.And she's not alone! Every day moms and dads long for a … [Read more...]


Top 5 ways to sound like a “planner” on your next Walt Disney World vacation

Ok, so OBVIOUSLY you’re the planner of the group. You wouldn’t be sitting here reading this if you weren’t.However, if you’re like me sometimes you do all the planning for an event or vacation and WHOOSH someone clueless swoops in and takes control and you walk around silently fuming or throwing in jabs at their incompetence lack of planning know-how.Frustrating, isn’t? So what are some of the top ways you can let your family know “I’ve got this “WDW” planning thing under control? Here’s … [Read more...]


The 7 Deadly Sins of Disney World Vacationing

Disney is the one place where planning is non-negotiable. The people who have a miserable time at Disney World are the ones who just show up and wander around, or stupidly stand in hour + lines at Splash Mountain. People who “never want to go back to Disney World” most likely committed one of the 7 deadly sins of WDW vacationing:Those sins are: Wrath, Greed, Sloth, Pride, Lust, Envy & Gluttony.Wrath – People who hate WDW spend a large amount of time yelling at (or being yelled at by) … [Read more...]


2012 Princess Half Marathon Royal Family 5K race review!!

The First Race of the 2012 Princess Half Marathon has finished and we are eagerly anticipating the start of the kids races and the Princess Half tomorrow morning. I'm so excited to be covering it for my site www.tipsfromthedisneydiva.com, Chip and Company AND doing live updates for Sorcerer Radio. You can also follow my photo updates on Facebook at www.facebook.com/tipsfromthedisneydiva or Twitter @wdwdisneydivaThe race started, as always, WITH A BANG!We just happened to be in a GREAT … [Read more...]


Getting your hair cut at Walt Disney World

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One of my daughters “official firsts” happened at Walt Disney World in the barber shop. Her first haircut. (Well, not technically her first, she cut her bangs herself, ugh)I’m fairly sure that my daughter is somehow related to Rapunzel. Her hair grows extremely fast, which we realized very early in her life. So we decided that we would wait to do her first haircut until we knew that she would have enough hair to donate it to Locks of Love.If you don’t know anything about Locks of Love it … [Read more...]


Geek Charming is Positively CHARMING!

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It's not very often that I saw "Awww" when I watch a movie, but Disney's Geek Charming, released on February 7th, definitely got a few "awwws" out of this viewer. Disney, who has been on quite a roll with its tween-focused movies in the past few years, has struck gold yet again with a high school movie that most of us can relate to in some way.Dylan Schoenfield (played by Sarah Hyland of Modern Family) is the popular girl who everybody loves to hate. She treats her friends badly and the rest … [Read more...]


Is Cinderella’s Royal Table worth the 2 dining credits?

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Are you in the middle of planning your Advanced Dining Reservations for your upcoming Walt Disney World Vacation? You're probably completely overwhelmed at all your many options and if you're using a Disney Dining Plan you're trying to figure out your meal credits as well. So you might be a little stuck!If you've got a princess of you're own then you're probably already fantasizing about the first time your sweetie pie meets her favorite Princess. You may have seen that Disney World has two … [Read more...]


What should I do? More Rides or More Relaxing at Walt Disney World

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You all know the story.Boy meets Girl. Girl loves Boy. Girl & Boy have babies. Babies get bigger and Girl & Boy decide that “in order to be good parents” they must take Babies to Walt Disney World. Boy & Girl begin planning, obsessively looking at blogs and WDW maps and books. Boy & Girl design a plan of action for Disney World and then freak out when Babies go into complete and utter meltdown at the Disney Witching Hour of 3:00pm(15:00). Boy and Girl scream at Babies “we’ve … [Read more...]


Geek Charming coming to DVD Feb. 7, 2012

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Disney Channel's smash TV hit Geek Charming will be releasing on DVD on February 7, 2012.Modern Family's Sarah Hyland stars as Dylan Schoenfield, Woodlands Academy’s top popular girl!  When Dylan accidentally drops her expensive handbag into the mall fountain, she is surprised that film geek, Josh Rosen (Matt Prokop), retrieves it for her.In exchange for rescuing her bag, Dylan agrees to be the subject of Josh’s documentary film for his upcoming film festival.  Dylan hopes the film will … [Read more...]