Walt Disney World Hollywood Studios: The one ride I MUST ride

In the conclusion to my series on the one ride at each park that I must ride, today I’m taking a look at Disney's Hollywood Studios.  If you remember, my must ride at Magic Kingdom was Big Thunder Mountain Railroad.  My must ride at Epcot was Spaceship Earth, and my must ride at Disney’s Animal Kingdom was Expedition Everest.Today, my must ride at Hollywood Studios is the Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster Starring Aerosmith!  That roller coaster was something that I always wanted to try, but for … [Read more...]

What’s Your Jedi Name?

Dave Filoni and Aljon Go

In order to get your Jedi first name:1) You must take the first 3 letters of your last name. 2) Then you must take the first 2 letters of your first name.To get your Jedi last name 1) You must take the first 3 letters of your motherís maiden name. 2) Then you must take the first 3 letters of the town or city you were born in.My Jedi name is "Go-Al Ocasea".Here's something fun to do, especially with your kids.Once you have a name for you and your child, have a picture taken … [Read more...]

Disneyworld Planning 101 – Shopping smart for tickets

The Magic Your Way ticket system lets guests decide what ticket features best fit their Disney vacation plans … and that’s what they buy.  Guests decide the number of days and whether optional features; park hopping, visits to Disney attractions outside the theme parks and “non-expiration” of tickets are important.  Here are some price and value examples…Per-day ticket costs decrease for longer stays.  A seven-day ticket without optional features brings down the per-day cost to less … [Read more...]

Disney World Quick Tips – Don’t Miss The ‘Train Setup’ At Epcot


After you visit the Germany Pavilion and head towards Italy make sure you stop and admire what is called the "Train Setup" just past the Pavilion.  It's a delightful little model of a German town with incredible detail. You will thoroughly enjoy it, particularly those of you who are model train enthusiasts. Everything is in perfect scale with one exception. On occasion, one of the local creatures (gecko) can be found sitting on or around one of the structures. It does look a bit odd but makes … [Read more...]

Disneyworld Planning 101 – Getting the most out of your visit

How can a you get the absolute most theme park fun and value out of your Walt Disney World visit?Get to know the Area! Do your research, and Ask questions.Several examples are:Read a guidebook. I can think of several choices off the top of my head. The Unofficial Guide to Walt Disney World and Disneyland, Passporter makes an excellent Guide as well, and if you have kids our very own Lisa has her Guide Beyond the Attractions: A Guide to Walt Disney World with Preschoolers Visit … [Read more...]