Oldies But Goodies – Seniors And The Walt Disney World Attractions

 An attempt to label a number of attractions at Walt Disney World as “Best Of” for any group would be difficult but for Seniors, the task would be nearly impossible. Seniors tend to have many more variables than most groups because of the complications that may be brought on as we advance in maturity. Some of those complications/limitations were addressed in my first “Oldies But Goodies” article but when you involve the stresses and jarring of many of the attractions that our … [Read more...]

Disney World Quick Tips – Should You Use A Travel Agent?

Should I use a Travel Agent? This question is one that is asked as often as any by folks planning a Walt Disney World Vacation. It is a big question in the minds of those planning their first, second, or even third visit. A basic answer to this question is - Yes! There are, of course, exceptions to this particularly among really seasoned travelers to Walt Disney World who often know what, where, and when they are going to do everything on their visit.I probably qualify as a seasoned visitor … [Read more...]

Disney World Quick Tips – Advanced Dining Reservation Tips

Most Disney visitors plan on dining at some table service restaurants while they are on vacation. I thought most everyone was aware of the Advance Dining Reservation (ADR) system and used it as designed. In reading some of the many Disney forums on the web it is a bit disconcerting to see that there are still a lot of folks out there (particularly first time visitors) who believe that you can just walk up to one of the Walt Disney World restaurants and get a table. Check out this article Disney … [Read more...]

Disney World Quick Tips – Ten FREE Things To Do At Disney World

Yes, there are quite a few things you can do while you are at Walt Disney World for free. Free is not generally a word associated with anything Disney but if you look, these  things are there at no cost!! Here is a quick outline of ten things that run the gamut from FUN to USEFUL.Boat Ride From Downtown Disney To Port Orleans - If you look at the above picture you can see just how beautiful and serene this ride is It takes 20-25 minutes each way and the entire route looks much like … [Read more...]

Are You A Member Of The Motion Sickness Club?

See the above picture! That is my personal nemesis - Mission Space!!! I have a huge problem with motion sickness on almost every single attraction that involves any sort of physical disorientation. How many of these attractions do I avoid? NONE of them. There are lots of things you can do to help but the solutions are not the same for everyone. I can tell you what I have tried and what works the best for me but before you try any of them check with your Doctor even though the "remedies" are … [Read more...]

Time To Plan Your Trip? Try These 10 Steps!

It's 2012 and I'll bet a lot of you are planning trips to Walt Disney World this new year. We have made quite a few visits and over the years have developed a viable plan involving a number of steps that have proven very reliable over the years. Let's take a look what we do in order to make the planning as simple and orderly as possible:Decide Who Is Going: This seems pretty obvious but if you don't know who is definitely going on the trip the rest of the steps will not fall into … [Read more...]

Planning Your Visit Day By Day

When we, as Oldies, visit Walt Disney World we approach it a little bit differently from our younger friends. For example, after getting up at 4:00 AM and catching an early flight we then spend a good portion of the day getting to our happy place. After a long day of travel and getting to our resort hotel, I don't know about the rest of my Senior friends but I'm ready to rest for a bit. For that reason our arrival day is always an easy one. We generally get checked in and have dinner after which … [Read more...]

Disney World Quick Tips – Don’t Visit Walt Disney World Through A Viewfinder

I almost feel a bit hypocritical about the title of this article because I take between 1200 and 2000 photos on each and every visit to Walt Disney World (1700+ on our 2009 visit). This advice, however, is aimed at the first or second time visitors who need to spend their time absorbing all of the wonderful things the World has to offer. When you see things through a view finder you see specifically what you are focused on and not how it fits into the whole scheme of things. Take the time during … [Read more...]

Christmas Gift Ideas For Your DCO (Disney Crazed Oldie)

Hi, my name is Ken and I'm a DCO (Disney Crazed Oldie). A lot of my life, even smack dab in the middle of my 60's, revolves around everything Disney. When I was a kid (in my 40's) a pair of Mickey Ears would have thrilled me but as we become Oldies, our tastes change. With that in mind, here is my top 5 list for Christmas gifts for us, the DCO's in your life. You will forgive me if a lot of this stuff is colored by my personal taste. In no particular order the list is:Oldies like to stay … [Read more...]

Oldies But Goodies – Don’t Miss These Holiday Experiences

The holidays at Walt Disney World, as we all know, are extra special for everyone but there are some experiences that are especially appealing to us, the Oldies. There are four that I think we find especially pleasing and if any of you chronologically advanced folks out there haven't seen them you might find it worth your while to schedule a Walt Disney World visit during the Christmas season. In reverse order they are:4. - The Grand Floridian Lobby - This is truly a marvel and is best … [Read more...]