Walt Disney World Tips and Tricks – Lanyards

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 When doing the Epcot International Food and Wine Festival, purchase a lanyard to wear. Just attach a clear pouch, if it doesn't come with one you can get a pack of them at any office supply store for a few dollars. This way you can put your drivers license on one side (to show them when purchasing alcohol) and a form of payment on the other. I've found that it's easy to pay with your Keys to the Kingdom (if you are staying on property) or to purchase one of the special edition … [Read more...]


Disney World Tips and Tricks: GoGo Squeez – A Park Must Have!

GoGo SqueeZ

My son and I frequently visit Walt Disney World.  As a frequent visitor, I am always looking to save money for our vacations to Disney as well as ways to save money while actually ON the vacation in Disney.  One way I always try to save is by bringing foods with me to the theme parks.  I often bring breakfast and lunch foods.In packing the foods to take with us on vacation, it is often a challenge to find foods that are both health and easy to pack.  For instance, I would love to pack … [Read more...]


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

Contemporary Resort

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...]