Top 3 FastPass+ Selections by Park at Walt Disney World

Walt Disney World's FastPass+ system has been in place for almost a year now.  At the 60 day mark (or 30 day mark if you are not staying a WDW property) guests can make their selections for the 3 attractions they would like a FastPass for on each day of their trip.  Guests must select their 3 FastPass+ attractions in the same park each day and some parks have a tiered system in place allowing 1 Tier 1 selection and 2 Tier 2 selections.Making your FastPass+ selections can be a little tricky - … [Read more...]

Unique things you can only get at Walt Disney World

It’s not always easy being an adult Walt Disney World lover. When I tell people I am headed to Disney World on my next vacation, I get that weird look, that one that says “really? What a weirdo”…usually it only lasts a second, and they say something like “Oh, that’s nice” when what they really mean is “that’s for kids…I wouldn’t want to go there”. In these situations, I usually try and be a Disney cheerleader, rallying for Team WDW, and I have come up with this list of things that are so unique, … [Read more...]

5 Ways to Have a VIP Experience with Adventures by Disney

Adventures by Disney has amazing destinations where you can vacation like a VIP. Going on an Adventures by Disney vacation means you have private access to popular attractions, behind-the-scenes tours, and front-of-the-line access, all with world-class Disney hospitality. You can go places and have experiences with Adventures by Disney that you might not otherwise get to enjoy. And best of all, it's all planned by Disney.Here are just 5 of the offerings available from Adventures by … [Read more...]

5 tips for making the most of your Walt Disney World Dining Experience

There are SO MANY dining choices at Walt Disney World, it can be overwhelming and scary to try to answer the question of "what's for dinner?" Luckily, there is help out there! Follow these tips and you will be sure to have a spectacular dining experience!Plan ahead: Do your research! I can't stress this one enough, there are tons of books and websites that have restaurant descriptions, menus, and even pictures so you can know what to expect when you go. Another part of planning ahead would … [Read more...]

Top 10 Disney World Must Do’s at Epcot

When visiting Walt Disney World's Epcot, there are a few things that every guest "must-do" in order to have a true Epcot experience. So if you're an Epcot rookie, or just a big fan, check out my list of Top 10 Disney World Must Do's at Epcot.10. American Adventure-This spectacular audio-animatronic show, which serves as the American Adventure pavilion's centerpiece, is hosted by Mark Twain and Benjamin Franklin and features stirring moments of our nation's history. The American Adventure … [Read more...]

More Than Just Shopping: Exploring All That Downtown Disney Has To Offer

Downtown Disney is a shopper’s paradise – the complex offers tons of specialty shops that offer a myriad of unique items for purchase, and there’s also tons of Disney merchandise available too! While there are plenty of chances to give your credit card a workout at Downtown Disney, there are also plenty of other things to do there besides shop. Shocking, right? Let’s explore some of the entertainment options that Downtown Disney has to offer:Fly High In The Sky: Characters In Flight is an … [Read more...]

Dear Mickey, I confess! I cheated on you this summer…

Dear Mickey,  I confess!  I cheated on you this summer -  are not words I ever thought I would say in my lifetime.  As a Disney Addict, Disneyland Annual Pass holder, regular visitor to the parks and Entertainment Writer for Chip and Co., cheating on Mickey is not just wrong it might even be illegal.So let me explain myself before my Disney Addicts t-shirts, decals and buttons are confiscated by Chip.  Yes, I cheated on Mickey, but only because my Disney So. Cal annual pass was blocked for … [Read more...]

What Not to Miss on Disney’s Magic Kingdom Resort Crawl

There's so much to see and experience at the Magic Kingdom area resorts, I can hardly wait to share it with you! In this area are the original resorts of Walt Disney World, those present on opening day, October 7, 1971, but others have been added, and they are all spectacular. You'll only find Deluxe Resorts and Deluxe Villas in the Magic Kingdom area.  Let's explore them together - Disney's Contemporary Resort, Disney's Polynesian Village Resort, Disney's Grand Floridian Resort & Spa, and … [Read more...]

Top 5 Things to Know When Visiting Disney World during the holidays

While Walt Disney World is always a magical place, around the holiday season, the parks and resorts also get a dose of holiday magic too! If you are planning to visit during this festive time of year, there are a few things you need to know.Check out this Top 5 list to find out what you need to know for a holiday Disney vacation!5. Holiday Meals-If you are at Walt Disney World on Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, or Christmas Day, Disney Resort food courts and certain restaurants through Walt … [Read more...]

Paying for your Disney Reservation Using Disney Gift Cards

Have you been debating purchasing Disney Gift Cards to pay for your Disney Vacation?  Maybe you've been wondering exactly how using a Disney Gift Card to pay off your Disney Reservation works.  As a frequent visitor to Walt Disney World I've come to love the ease of using Disney Gift Cards not only to pay off my resort package reservation but also for all of my spending while on vacation.Disney Gift Cards can be used to pay for your entire vacation reservation as long as you are staying on … [Read more...]