Buying Groceries at Walt Disney World

If you're visiting Walt Disney World, and want to save money on food, or your children or family members like having familiar foods, or someone in your party has special dietary needs, what are your options? Well, Walt Disney World resorts and parks have a wide variety of foods available in their restaurants, food courts, and counter service areas, and there's more focus on healthy options, and alternatives to high allergy ingredients than ever before.  But, if you have a youngster...or even a … [Read more...]

Have a Little Extra Fun with Disney Characters on your Next Vacation!

I'm sure many of you have seen the picture going around Facebook that shows if you yell "Andy's coming" in front of any of the Toy Story characters, they will fall down. Which is untrue. Disney put a stop to that as it was scaring small children. Not to mention for the cast members in the costume getting up and down is hard work.Having said that did you know there are phrases you can say to other Disney Characters at the Disney World and Disneyland theme parks to elicit a fun … [Read more...]

Best Quick Service Restaurants: Disney Parks Edition

With so many choices in each Disney World park for Quick Service, it's hard to know where to go. I like to go to certain ones that I KNOW are good instead of just opt for the nearest place with a menu.I have tried almost all of the Quick Service spots in the Parks, and this list is strictly my opinion (and my children's, because if they're happy I'm happy, right?!) I'm going to leave Be Our Guest off the list because it's not a quick-serve  since it requires a reservation. This list also … [Read more...]

Top Mid-Day Break Spots at Hollywood Studios

Hollywood Studios has been undergoing some serious changing and re-branding this past year. With the upcoming name change, the closing of Studio Backlot Tour, and the removal of the Sorcerer’s Hat, it’s hard to keep up with all the changes. But, I love the movies, and this park will always be near and dear to my heart. In between running to Toy Story Midway Mania, plummeting down through the Tower of Terror, and racing to the gig on Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster, sometimes I need a break! Here are my … [Read more...]

Make the most of your Character interactions at Walt Disney World

Disney if full of adorable, lovable and just have to meet Characters. Let's be honest, if you're going one of the Disney parks, there is a character you want to meet. There are multiple ways to make your experience more memorable, and for the Cast Members and other guests around you as well. If we all do a few little things while in line and during the Meet & Greets, it can make it just a little more Magical for everyone!Wait lines can be long (If you don't have a FP), especially when … [Read more...]

Top 5 Reasons to add a Disney Cruise to your next Disney Parks Vacation

If you are going back and forth with trying to decide if you want to do a Disney Cruise or spend your time in the parks, I have a great idea for you....why not do BOTH?!?!  Sailing on the award-winning Disney Cruise Line to a tropical destination before or after a stay at Walt Disney World Resort makes for the ultimate family vacation.  There are so many reasons why I love adding a cruise on to a Disney Parks vacation and here are my top 5. . .Experience the thrills and frills of Disney in … [Read more...]

Summer In Walt Disney World – What To Expect

Summer is a very popular time to visit Walt Disney World, and if you’re one of the many planning to make the trek during the upcoming months, then you will want to remember this - summer in Orlando is HOT and WET. Not only are the temperatures high, but the humidity is stifling, and there is thunder and rain storms almost every afternoon (and sometimes all day too!). Also, the crowds can get super intense, which for some isn’t an issue, but others might not love it. For many of you, summer is … [Read more...]

Top 5 Walt Disney World Money-Saving Vacation Tips

For many, a dream vacation, or a favorite trip "home" means a visit to Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida. If you feel that this kind of trip is just out of financial reach, you are not alone. But there are ways to save money, and make the dream a reality. Here are five tips that might help:1. Do Your Research (or work with a Travel Agent) to Find the Best DealsDisney can be expensive, there's no doubt about that, but they do offer discounts, deals, and promotions at various times of … [Read more...]

Top 10 WDW Experiences For Disney-Pixar Movie Addicts!

Disney-Pixar pals are some of my kids' favorite Disney characters and Walt Disney World isn't just for the classic films and Princesses anymore. They have successfully incorporated many Pixar films and characters into the rides and resorts. My Disney Addict daughter, Jasmine, is  so excited to see the newest Disney-Pixar film "Inside-Out"  so she made a list of the Top 10 best ways to have a Pixar Character filled Disney trip:10. Toy Story Midway Mania 3D  is one of the best rides at … [Read more...]

Have you tried this? Pick a pearl in Epcot

Have you ever wanted to try something new at Disney World? There are so many things you can do and see but on a recent trip I tried something a little different. I love souvenirs and totally admit to being a dorky pin collector and admirer of Disney jewelry, so I was drawn naturally to the prospect of choosing my own oyster and harvesting the pearl at the Mitsukoshi department store in Japan at Epcot.To participate you pay around $17.00 and you select an oyster from a tank. You do not … [Read more...]