Best Things I Love About Disney – But WHY The Jungle Cruise?


A lot of my friends are curious about WHY The Jungle Cruise is one of my all time favorite attractions. They are also curious about why it is always the first attraction we ride in the Magic Kingdom. Simple - it is pure Walter Elias Disney!!We all understand that it is old, the jokes told by the boat captains are horribly corny, the Animatronics are not very sophisticated, and frankly it has no surprises or real excitement. For us though, it sets us up for the rest of our time at the Magic … [Read more...]

Oldies But Goodies…More Than Buses Part 2


Boats! Boats! Boats! In Part 1 I covered almost every alternative form of Walt Disney World transportation except my favorite and a favorite of a lot of my fellow Oldies - BOATS!!! You might be surprised by just how much boat transportation there is at Walt Disney World. Three of the theme parks are serviced by some sort of boat transportation as well as a lot of the resorts. Rather than explain each one I'll just outline them here by venue.The Magic Kingdom area has a large number of boats … [Read more...]

Disney World Quick Tips – Budget Considerations For Your Trip


There are very few people who visit Walt Disney World without having to carefully plan and budget their available funds. I use a very measured and logical (at least to me) approach for budgeting each of our visits. First - I always try to start early enough so I can plan how much money we can put aside on a monthly basis to meet our needs. We go often enough and have enough separation between visits so that we now have a permanent savings plan that covers all of our requirements.Once you … [Read more...]

Best Things I Love About Disney – How About Just Being There!!

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We all have our favorite attractions, parks, resorts, restaurants, etc. at Walt Disney World but it's all of these things put together that makes just being there one of the most magical things on earth for a Walt Disney World lover. It starts when we get to our home airport, get on the plane, sit back (as best you can in coach), put your iPod earphones on and prepare to listen to the hours and hours of Disney music you have there.Once you get to Orlando International Airport, you get on the … [Read more...]

Disney World Quick Tips – Signature Restaurants And Maximizing The Dining Plan


We are huge fans of the Signature restaurants at Walt Disney World. The free dining offer available for at least the first 9 months of 2011 (with some blackouts) is an opportunity to take advantage of these restaurants at an absolutely minimal cost.You can upgrade the free dining offer from the Disney Dining Plan to the Deluxe Dining Plan for $33 per adult per day. That may seem like a lot but let's look at the differences between the plans:DELUXE PLAN -Three Table Service Credits … [Read more...]

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