The VERY BEST Thing About Our Upcoming Visit


Yes we love, love, love each and every regular visit to Walt Disney World and have since our first time in 1990 (started way too late). We love it so much that the Magic just gets better and better, perhaps because we are at that time of life where we are approaching our second childhoods. We consider the chance to act like kids again a very good thingOur trip in October is going to have all of the regular magic with a HUGE plus. We will be joined by an old high school friend (remember, I … [Read more...]

Training for your Disney Marathon – Options Options Options

Photo courtesy of Ruth Lim

When you're starting out running, all you really need is a good pair of shoes and a place to run.  And, while I highly recommended going to a local running store and having shoes fitted by the pros, that's the only thing that I think necessary to run. But, once you start gaining distance, gear becomes more important.   It's easy to be overwhelmed when figuring out what to get - there are countless options for shoes, hydration belts, race belts, nutrition, watches, etc...So, where should you … [Read more...]

Tips For The ‘Group’ Trip -Keep It Civil And Simple

Group trips to Walt Disney World can run the gamut from Agony to Ecstasy. Generally, immediate family (parents and kids) are the easiest to deal with and work out very well because they are simple - parents are in charge. When you travel with other types of groups such as friends and family, multi generational families, or just a group of friends things can become way more complex. Here are some reasons why:Every group has a dominant personality (DP) who may or may not be familiar with Walt … [Read more...]

Disneyworld Planning 101 – Extra Magic Hours Strageties

This topic is a hot button for me. I have gotten into many debates with people over visiting the parks during Extra Magic Hours. Don't get me wrong I like the idea of Extra Magic Morning or Evening Hours, but does the HUGE influx of people at that park on that day really account for an hour or so of additional time at the parks?I know a lot of you when planning what park you will visit on what day specifically pick the parks with Extra Magic Hours. You get to get into the park early, ride … [Read more...]

Disney’s Animal Kingdom: The one ride I MUST ride

Expedition Everest: My MUST Ride

In previous posts, I took a look at the one ride that I must ride at the Magic Kingdom and at Epcot.  Today, we are going to take a look at Animal Kingdom, that Imagineer Haven where you can find a different aspect of the park to enjoy and appreciate at every turn!My initial thoughts when it comes to Animal Kingdom and my must ride was that it wasn’t a ride at all that I must see – it was a show.  However, as good as Festival of the Lion King and Finding Nemo - The Musical are, there really … [Read more...]