Best FastPass+ Options at Hollywood Studios

It used to take me a least a full day to cover all there was to see at Hollywood Studios, but now, with all the recent closures, this park can definitely be done in one day, or less, depending on what you’re interested in seeing.Follow these FastPass+ tips and conquer Hollywood Studios like a seasoned Disney pro. Hollywood Studios Book ItToy Story Midway Mania!If you want to ride this at all (which you should, because it’s awesome!) then you are definitely going to want a … [Read more...]

Why Walt Disney World is Better Than Disneyland

When it comes time to decide where my next Disney Vacation is going to be, I often think about doing Disneyland, or maybe a Disney Cruise. But, in the end, Walt Disney World in Florida always wins! It will forever be my "home" Park. I often see the Disney Addicts arguing over which Park is better. Disneyland lovers will say "their Park" is better because it was first, or because it is smaller. But we all know when it comes to Disney, bigger is always better!  I am here to set the record … [Read more...]

Top 10 Drinks “Around the World” at the Epcot Food & Wine Festival

My bags are almost packed in anticipation of my favorite Walt Disney World event, the Epcot International Food and Wine Festival 2015. In addition to the regular countries around the World Showcase, the Fest brings in so many new booths such as Brazil and Ireland. There isn't enough time (or money on my gift card) to enjoy them all, so I  reviewed the menus, made a plan, and will go after these special drinks.Be sure to pick up your free festival "passport" to get stamps at the countries … [Read more...]

Things Disney Addicts Never Say: Parks Edition

As a follow up to the Top 10 Things Disney Addicts Never Say: Resort Edition, I bring you, Parks Edition. Being a Disney Travel Specialist I have heard all of these at least once from people I enthusiastically talk about Disney to. I'm  sure you, as a fellow Disney Addict, have heard some of these before.  If you are one of those people, I demand you go back to Disney immediately, because you need some magic in your life!Here are a few of my favorite lines:"I think I'm too old for … [Read more...]

Big Family? No problem! Disney Resorts Can Accommodate Families of 5 or More

As a Mom of 3, I know all about vacationing at the Walt Disney World Resort with a family of 5. There are resorts in every price level that have space for 5+ from Art of Animation to the Animal Kingdom Villas. Some large families prefer 2 adjoining standard rooms instead, but the price can be very comparable, or even less, to stay all together.Staying in January or February can also help cut the cost of a family vacation by a lot! Ask me for a free price quote for your large family or group … [Read more...]

Simple Ways to Save Money at Walt Disney World

A magical vacation to Walt Disney World can be more affordable than you think. There are ways to save some money during the planning process and even while you are in the most magical place on Earth. One of the most important aspects of planning your trip is flexibility.Prices at the Walt Disney World Resort vary throughout the year, and if you are flexible with your travel dates and even resort choices, you can save a significant amount of money. For example: a standard room at the All Star … [Read more...]

The Casting of Marvel’s Ant Man

The latest release in the long list of upcoming Marvel Movies brings us Ant Man.  One of the founding members of The Avengers, Ant Man has the ability to alter his size (shrink) while gaining strength.   A lethal combination that in the wrong hands could prove deadly.   Marvel Studios brings us Michael Douglas as Dr. Hank Pym, the original Ant Man who has developed not only a suit and serum but also has added the ability to control ants.  This scientific breakthrough has been kept secret by Dr. … [Read more...]

Disney’s Untitled New Project About Charles Darwin

There are very few details about a new untitled project Walt Disney Studios has just closed the deal on.   Stephen Gaghan will write an adventure film involving Charles Darwin, the British naturalist and geologist famous for his theories, including the Theory of Evolution.   Darwin traveled for 5 years on board the ship HMS Beagle charting the coastline of South America and made many discoveries which led to his being one of the most well known and influencial persons in history.Should be … [Read more...]

10 Things to Skip to Save Money on your Disney Vacation

As a seasoned veteran of Disney World with young children, I have learned a few ways to save money on our Disney Vacations that I wish I knew the first time! If you are a frugal parent like me, who starts saving a year in advance, or trying to figure out how you can ever go to Disney because it's so expensive, this list is for you.I also have a list of Ways to Save When Planning a Disney Trip.Things to SKIP to save money:1. Stroller Rentals: Bring your own from home to save the … [Read more...]

Top 10: Educational Experiences at Disney World

Disney World is the ultimate field trip! Learning and having fun at the same time is their speciality!  There are hundreds of "secretly educational" things going on at Disney all the time. Epcot is the nerdiest Park ever (my favorite Park, actually) and is all the science and social studies any kid will ever need! And don't even get me started on Animal Kingdom!Here are my Top 10 Educational Experiences (that won't have them complaining of boredom or napping) at Walt Disney … [Read more...]