Walt Disney World Tips and Tricks: Hot Weather Touring

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 With blue skies and bright sunny days, a vacation at Walt Disney World during the summer is the stuff picture-perfect postcards are made of. Unfortunately, the picture doesn’t capture the entire reality of those hot, sticky, exhausting days of touring the theme parks with all the summer crowds and in the heat. Here are some of my favorite tips for helping you keep your cool, literally, while at Disney. Doing so may also help you keep your temper! Generally, … [Read more...]




Marathon Training – Running Teams

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If you're already in training and signed up for a Walt Disney World or Disneyland Resort Race, you may consider joining a running team.  There are dozens of options out there, and for me, they make the race even that much more special.  Running teams aren't necessarily for competition; often times, running teams help raise money for a charity or cause.Many Disney communities or social media outlets have their own teams - I joined the WDW Radio Running Team after listening to a podcast … [Read more...]




Resort Hopping 101: Taking the Monorail Express

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One of our focuses on the website the past few months has been Quick Tips. We like to prepare you for the parks and offer up tips and tricks to making your vacation more enjoyable.Today I want to talk to you about something outside the Disneyworld Theme Parks and that is the Disney World Resorts. Specifically the Monorail resorts. They are the Polynesian, Grand Floridian, and the Contemporary Resorts.Most people spend about 90% of the their time visiting the parks. I mean thats what your … [Read more...]




Princess Punch-up: Who’s Really the Fairest?

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Beauty is only skin deep. Although we’ve all heard that saying, we still appreciate and are attracted to, a pretty face. And Walt Disney did little to correct that trend. His first three Princesses were heavy on the looks, light on true depth. But 30 years have passed and the final six official Princesses have worn a different tiara.So who would be the fairest Princess of them all if we added more than beauty into the equation? To find out, we will gauge each Princess on the following … [Read more...]




Walt Disney World Marathon Tips and Tricks: Don’t Leave Your Camera

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I'm proudly a "back of the pack" runner, so this tip may not be for everyone.  When I'm running, I'm out there to improve my own personal well being, not to be competitive and win races.  Though I do like to improve on my own personal records, there are certain races that I'm okay with simply finishing.My WDW Half Marathon time was much slower than any training speed or practice run I had previously finished.  In fact, when running through the Magic Kingdom, I took nearly 14 minutes, when my … [Read more...]