DIY Customization for Disney Magic Bands

How to decorate your Magic Bands with Character!

MagicBands may look like an accessory but they are your key to everything at Walt Disney World Resort. No one likes to have the same accessory as everyone else though, and that's why customization has become the newest Disney fad!I've never been one to match everyone else, so only having 7 colors to chose from for a bracelet everyone is wearing, doesn't really suit my fancy. Since I go to the parks so often I'm always trying to find new ways to change up my MagicBands so they have a little … [Read more...]





Disney World AM or PM Extra Magic Hours: Which Is Better?

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Guests staying at an on-property resort at a Walt Disney World have the added benefit of Extra Magic Hours. In case you're not familiar with Extra Magic Hours, this is additional time the parks are open exclusively for on-property resort guests. This is a great time to take advantage of reduced wait times on your favorite attractions. While not all attractions are running during Extra Magic Hours, the most popular attractions usually are.On most days, one WDW parks will be open early for … [Read more...]





Remember to Wear Sunscreen at the Disney Parks!

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Ladies and gentlemen of the class of 99...remember to wear sunscreen.  If I could offer you only one tip for the future, it would be to wear sunscreen.  The long-term benefits of sunscreen have been proved by scientist...Sorry, I couldn't resist.   So, did I take anyone down memory lane?  I probably just pegged my age for you.  Yes, I'm from a time of boy bands, power bead bracelets, and Dawson's Creek--and I don't care who knows!  If you remember these haunting lyrics, then you'll probably … [Read more...]





Guide to Downtown Disney for First Timers

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If you've never been to Downtown Disney aka Disney Springs, I suggest making it part of your next trip. I like the relaxed pace I adopt there, the chance to see the Disney touches and creativity of outside businesses. Then there’s the variety of shopping and dining – it’s all very low-key, “Disney down time.”But if you've never visited, where do you start? Here are my top suggestions, with alternates, for things to do for a first timer at Downtown Disney.Downtown Disney Marketplace or … [Read more...]





Sometimes You Just Have To Stop And Look At The Ducks!

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ʺMommy! Look at the ducks!ʺ My 3-year-old was tugging at my hand.We had a late start that morning and there was no way we were going to make it to the park before rope drop. My mom and dad were racing ahead to catch the boat to Hollywood Studios which was just pulling up to the dock. I was torn. I wanted to keep up with my parents but I wanted to honor my daughter's thrill at seeing the ducks.Waving wildly at my daughter and I, my parents won.I tugged gently on my daughter's hand and … [Read more...]