Counting Down the Days: Important Deadlines for your Disney Vacation

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After my last trip to Disney World in June 2010, I wasn’t sure when my next Disney trip would be. It’s not that I didn’t think it would happen; it was just a matter of when. I was about to start a new job, move, and my typically predictable calendar was all out of sorts. When things settled down in the fall, my first order of business was deciding when I was going to get back to Orlando! After several discussions with my family, we agreed that a big family trip (there will be 11 of us) … [Read more...]


Ask a Disney Question: Is It Possible to Meet Every Character?

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This question comes from Jason, who asks:  “We are going on vacation this summer with our two boys and they really love Up and Cars. What characters are available to meet and greet while at Walt Disney World?”Jeremy, thanks for your question and for reading the site.  There's something about meeting characters in the parks that makes even the most jaded grown-up smile.  Sure, we know it's really a cast member in a costume, but for that brief moment, you really are meeting  Buzz Lightyear and … [Read more...]


The 3 P’s: Plan It, Pack It, Post-It!

The burden of a family vacation can be overwhelming for the person “in charge”. Disney veterans know that timing is everything, dining reservations are a must and you can’t leave home without your itinerary. If you haven’t traveled to Disney, or don’t travel frequently all of the above is overwhelming; and then you still have to pack.For some people packing is the worst part of vacationing, I have a three step system to make your life easy and your vacation worry-free: plan it, pack it, post … [Read more...]


Review: LEGO Pirates of the Caribbean for the Nintendo Wii

I gave this game to my wife's 11 year old nephew to play since he was having a sleep over with one if his friends this past weekend. Both kids love LEGO's and Pirates of the Caribbean so I knew they were going to have fun with this game.Having also played and beat the LEGO Star Wars Series they were in for a treat.Here is what they thought:We had a lot of fun playing the game Pirates of the Caribbean Lego game.  This game has all the favorite Pirates of the Caribbean characters and … [Read more...]


In need of an upgrade – “It’s Tough to be a Bug”

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Today I’m going to take a look at what may be my least favorite attraction in any of the Disney Parks – “It’s Tough to be a Bug”.  This attraction is in need of a serious upgrade!I have several things I don’t like about this attraction.  For starters,  it absolutely terrifies my daughter!  She doesn’t like how the bugs start attacking us, and to be quite honest, neither do I!   Secondly, I don’t like how the yellow jackets sting us in the backside!  That hurts!  And to be quite honest, the … [Read more...]