Disney World Refurbishment & Closures Calendar for February 2013 and beyond

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Disney World  Refurbishment/closure information is subject to change without notice and should be confirmed just prior to visiting. Updated information is available at the Disney World Website.Magic KingdomMain Street Bakery will close from January 12 through May 17, 2013 for conversion to a new Starbucks location. During the closure, Tomorrowland Terrace will be opening for breakfast serving waffles, yogurt parfaits, egg, cheese and ham croissants, oatmeal, danish pastries, coffees and … [Read more...]


Additional Dates Added For Kids Sale Free From Miami on Disney Cruise Line

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Disney Cruise Line has added new sail dates to its Miami Kids Sail Free Offer. Clients can choose from 4-night Bahamian cruises or 5-night Western Caribbean cruises with most itineraries including a stop at Disney’s private island, Castaway Cay.The following dates will be available beginning Jan. 14, 2013:4-Night Bahamas4/18/20135-Night Western Caribbean4/8/2013 4/13/20/13 4/22/2013 4/27/2013Offer Details:Kids 17 and under sail FREE when traveling with two … [Read more...]


Take advantage of the Disney Dining Plan with these helpful tips

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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...]


Fall 2013 Savings on the Disney Dream

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Have you always wanted to set sail on the Disney Cruise Line, well now is your time. Disney released a wonderful offer that you should take advantage of.You can get a great lead rate – plus an onboard credit up to $100 – when they set sail on a 3- or 4-night cruise aboard Disney Dream departing from Port CanaveralAug. 25 – Sept. 26, 2013.The following lead rates are per person, based on double occupancy:3-night cruise – Inside stateroom starting at $399, Oceanview stateroom … [Read more...]


Sometimes You Just Want a Night In Away from the Walt Disney World Parks

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A trip to the Most Magical Place on Earth, aka Walt Disney World Resort, awesome as it is, can wear even the most seasoned traveler to the bone. Walking miles a day, waiting in crowded lines, eating delicious meals (ok, that’s not really a problem), basically pushing yourself physically, trying to “do it all,” can really fry the nerves and put a damper on an out-of-this-World vacation.My family has found that if we don’t spend at least one evening in during our trip, we will have one totally … [Read more...]


The dish on Disney Buttons

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One of the most popular pieces of advice given by savvy Disney travelers is to get your "Disney Button" .  You may ask what could possibly make you want to look like you work for a restaurant chain while visiting Disney?  Well, Disney is its own little "World" and wearing Disney Buttons and Mickey Ears on your head are all OK.  So here is the dish on Disney World Buttons.What are they?Well, they are a 3 inch round button provided by Disney at no charge to you.  They promote different … [Read more...]


Where to start when Planning a Trip to Walt Disney World

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If you're a Walt Disney World lover like me, then it probably doesn't take much to get you pumped about a trip to WDW. To get myself even more excited, there are some things I like to do to prepare me for my reunion with Mickey and all his friends:Research - The trick with this one is not overdoing it! Once you book your trip, there are some definite musts for research. Click the Planning button at the top of the page to learn more. Also check out what Deals and Offers are available. I know … [Read more...]


Are Disney Value Resorts right for you?

When planning a Disney vacation on a budget you have to ask yourself one question... Are Disney Value Resorts right for you?For me the answer for me would be a definite yes. I know some people hear the term "Value" and think cheap and not well-kept but that could not be farther from the truth. Value resorts are well a great Value, especially judging by Disney prices. Value Resorts are very well themed and very well-kept. Now there are some that are better than others, just like everything … [Read more...]


DIY Disney Vacation Countdown

Making a Disney Vacation Countdown has become one of our pre-WDW Vacation traditions.  We typically travel to "the World" the first part of June, so the whole month of May is full of anticipation of school ending and our Disney vacation on the horizon.  Paint chips are an easy, inexpensive way to make a countdown.  Along with some canvas, some fun markers and scrapbooking paper, this countdown comes together easily!Supplies:   Paint Chips Bright Colored Markers Scissors Hot Glue Disney … [Read more...]


Tips & Tricks for Flying to Disney

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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...]