Disney World Quick Tips – Enjoy Some Of The ‘Lesser’ Attractions


We all enjoy the "biggies" when we visit Walt Disney World. There is Space Mountain and Splash Mountain at the Magic Kingdom, Soarin' and Test Track at Epcot, Toy Story Midway Mania and the Tower of Terror at Disney's Hollywood Stidios, and Expedition Everest and Kilimanjaro Safaris at Disney's Animal Kingdom. These are just a very few of them but most folks consider it a rewarding vacation to Walt Disney World if they can hit all of the E-Ticket (to use an older description of the biggies) … [Read more...]

Disney World Planning 101 – Renting a Locker


As you may have read in my previous post, Skipping the Bag Check, I really enjoy not having to carry anything in the parks. Most days require carrying at least a few items, though, so I usually carry a light-weight back pack with my essentials. This is a way to make sure I have whatever I need on hand at any given time. A great alternative to carrying a bag is renting a locker. Granted it is not quite as convenient, but it does enable more freedom, especially on days that require jackets and … [Read more...]

Ask a Disney Question: Adding the Dining Plan When You Have an Annual Pass

This question comes from Kristen, who asks: I've tried finding this on the Disney website, with no luck. We're considering an Annual Pass (either purchasing or through getting married there), and I was wondering how it works with the DDP. I tried playing around the reservations on the website, but I could only get it to come up by booking a package, a 6-night stay with a one-day park ticket. Seeing as you wonderful folks know the ins and outs more than I do, I figured you'd be my best place to … [Read more...]

Walt Disney World Dining: Breakfast at the Parks, or at the Resorts?

Sophie & Minnie at Cape May Cafe

 It’s one of the age-old questions asked about a Disney vacation:  Which is better, to eat breakfast at one of the resorts, or to eat breakfast at one of the parks?  As is so often the case when you are talking about this or that with regard to Disney, the answer is an unequivocal “It Depends!”However, a case can be made for both of these scenarios, and for this post, I’m going to show both sides of the equation with my real-life experiences so that you can understand that when … [Read more...]

Disney Dream Oceaneer’s Club – Focus High on Clean Environment for Children

Hand Washing System on the Disney Dream

Before boarding the Disney Dream, my son and I had just (finally) gotten over having the flu.  I was a bit apprehensive about sending him (age 5) to the Oceaneer’s Club in fear that he may come down with some other child’s illness while we were on vacation.  This is not to say that I thought that the facilities would not be clean!  However, my son does not quite understand yet that he should not put his hands on objects, then into his mouth.  So much to teach him, so little time!So, when we … [Read more...]