Oldies But Goodies – Becoming A Kid Again At Walt Disney World

This Classic Oldies article goes out to our writer Ken who is home dealing with some major health issues. Get Well Soon Ken we miss you!Oldies deserve to have as much fun as everyone else at Walt Disney World, maybe even a little more. The folks in my generation and older generations are a group of people who have spent their entire lives being mature and as we got older, more conservative and serious about their own behavior. Maybe it was Korea, Vietnam, and the Cold War that did it but … [Read more...]

I Won’t Be Able To Eat Anything – Special Dietary Requests at Disney World

Have you ever heard this? Do you think this is accurate?  Would Walt Disney World allow this to happen? As science and medicine progress, it is being found that many more people than were previously thought have food allergies or sensitivities. There are also many food issues among folks with chronic diseases. This issue runs the gamut from the very young to Oldies like me. Thankfully for me, my only food issue is that I love it way too much.Disney takes these food issues very seriously and … [Read more...]

Five Ways To Ruin A Walt Disney World Vacation

Walt Disney World is a magical place to vacation and if you do most things correctly it is difficult to not have a wonderful time. Some people are planners and some are not but some planning is essential. Every traveling group has a definite dynamic and there are travelers within each group with different abilities and needs. The magic of Walt Disney World can overcome most things but there are a few things that MANY, MANY visitors do that can defeat even that magic. Let's look at five things … [Read more...]

Oldies But Goodies – How Ambitious Should Your Vacation Plans Be?

This is one of those questions that only you can answer for yourselves my Oldie pals!!! The answer depends mostly on your stamina and any mobility issues, but since most mobility issues are easily dealt with at Walt Disney World stamina becomes the major consideration. I generally plan to get a lot out of each and every visit but also plan a pace that allows time to recuperate from busy busy days. Our next visit will be a real test because the schedule is verrrrrry full and my stamina is down a … [Read more...]

Oldies But Goodies – What Brings Us Back, The Intangibles

In another article I covered the Tangible things; those you can see, feel touch, and do, but here I will look at the more subtle things that go to make up all that is Walt Disney World. Intangibles are those things that are there, you know they are there, you experience them but they are not something you can physically touch. Let's just take a look at a few of the intangibles that bring us Oldies back again and again!!CHEERFUL ATMOSPHERE - I guess us old folks are supposed to be grumpy by … [Read more...]

Oldies But Goodies – What Brings Us Back, The Tangibles

As we get older we generally find that different things become important to us. When we were younger we looked forward to the thrill of riding the biggest, best, and most exciting attractions and some of us still do (me). But, when you reach a certain age (different for everyone), you find that the more subtle things that you may have passed by in the past become a bit more important in the overall enjoyment of your visit. Let's look at a few of these things that we grow to love as we become … [Read more...]

Why Do I Write For Disney Seniors?

Seniors see Walt Disney World differently from other age groups. I know this for a fact because in the last 21 years, going from early middle age to a bona fide senior, my perspective has changed tremendously. I write for my fellow Seniors to help them get the absolute most they can from their Walt Disney World visits.We visit Walt Disney World in different ways as Seniors:As experienced regular visitors - This group knows what to expect and I don't worry about them, I learn from … [Read more...]

Oldies But Goodies – Seniors, Trust Yourself.

When we, Oldies, travel to Walt Disney World we can visit in a number of different group configurations. Some of these are: as a couple, as a group of folks our own age, or a multi generational family group. Seniors generally stay out of trouble with the first two because we are traveling with people who are the same age and are experiencing many of the same physical issues that all of us old folks experience. You are generally safe in these situations.When you travel with a multi … [Read more...]

Oldies But Goodies – Six Things Seniors MUST Do At Walt Disney World

There are a lot of us Oldies who love to ride every attraction every time they visit Walt Disney World and I am one of them. I plan on doing this as long as I am physically able. There are, however, lots of things you can do aside from the parks that are not just pleasant diversions but also can bring fun, romance, or excitement to your visit (especially for the Senior crowd, my Peeps!!) Here are just a few that my wife and I have experienced, you pick the ones you want to try!!Dinner At … [Read more...]

Oldies But Goodies – Five Things Seniors Look For In A Resort

When traveling to Walt Disney World, you may be surprised to learn that we Oldies look for different things in a resort than a lot of other groups. Most of us have spent many, many (did I mention many) decades working very hard to get to this point in our lives and we expect to be well treated. Also, in most instances, we are willing to pay what it takes to have our expectations met. With Disney, you generally find the service you need but a lot of what you have learned to expect from your visit … [Read more...]