10 Things to Skip to Save Money on your Disney Vacation

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As a seasoned veteran of Disney World with young children, I have learned a few ways to save money on our Disney Vacations that I wish I knew the first time! If you are a frugal parent like me, who starts saving a year in advance, or trying to figure out how you can ever go to Disney because it's so expensive, this list is for you.I also have a list of Ways to Save When Planning a Disney Trip.Things to SKIP to save money:1. Stroller Rentals: Bring your own from home to save the … [Read more...]


Should I bring my baby to Disney World?

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Walt Disney had the vision that those of all ages could come to the Disney Parks and enjoy themselves – but does that vision include newborns and infants? I just had a baby in October, and I have gotten mixed reviews – so I decided to do some research on the question I am sure many of you have asked yourselves when planning your next family trip: “Should I bring my baby to Disney World?”The Pros: Bringing a little one can have its benefits – read on for some things to consider:Making … [Read more...]


Top 10: Food & Wine Festival Insider Tips

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I can't stop talking about Epcot's International Food & Wine Festival! It is seriously the best time of year to go! This year, my family and I are going in late September to enjoy the Festival,  Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party, and to top it off we got Free Dining!! (You can do this too,  ask me how Summer@worldofmagictravel.com)For most Walt Disney World guests, the Epcot Food & Wine Festival is the booths. They are the little kiosks added throughout World Showcase with snack … [Read more...]


7 ways to Stay Sane on a Disney Vacation

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After all the planning that goes into a Disney vacation, after all the days of waiting to arrive, after all the hours of dreaming of your Disney adventure, the actual trip itself can be quite stressful if you don’t have a plan to stay sane. Vacations should be fun, exciting, and relaxing. To ensure you don’t lose your cool on your Disney vacation, here are my 7 ways to Stay Sane on a Disney Vacation. Have a Plan While it is always fun to see where the day takes you, wander through the parks … [Read more...]


Disney Magic Outside the Walt Disney World Theme Parks

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The magical experiences around the Walt Disney World Resort aren't limited to the 4 Theme Parks. Most people don't realize how many recreational activities there are available in the area. You could take a Disney Vacation and have an amazing time without ever going into the Parks!So you're tired of the rides and the crowds? Get a little fresh air and make some magic with your family with these activites that are off the beaten path, but still IN Walt Disney World.Bass Fishing … [Read more...]


Summer In Walt Disney World – What To Expect

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Summer is a very popular time to visit Walt Disney World, and if you’re one of the many planning to make the trek during the upcoming months, then you will want to remember this - summer in Orlando is HOT and WET. Not only are the temperatures high, but the humidity is stifling, and there is thunder and rain storms almost every afternoon (and sometimes all day too!). Also, the crowds can get super intense, which for some isn’t an issue, but others might not love it. For many of you, summer is … [Read more...]


Top 10 WDW Experiences For Disney-Pixar Movie Addicts!

Walt Disney World Resort will open the doors to its newest resort hotel with Disney's Art of Animation Resort, a value property consisting primarily of family suites that immerse guests into the magical worlds of classic Disney and Disney•Pixar films. The Finding Nemo wings of the resort will open May 31; Cars will open June 18, and The Lion King will open August 10. The value rooms at The Little Mermaid wings will open on September 15.

Disney-Pixar pals are some of my kids' favorite Disney characters and Walt Disney World isn't just for the classic films and Princesses anymore. They have successfully incorporated many Pixar films and characters into the rides and resorts. My Disney Addict daughter, Jasmine, is  so excited to see the newest Disney-Pixar film "Inside-Out"  so she made a list of the Top 10 best ways to have a Pixar Character filled Disney trip:10. Toy Story Midway Mania 3D  is one of the best rides at … [Read more...]


5 Reasons why you should stay at a Walt Disney World Resort!

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When it comes to planning your WDW vacation, there are tons of things you have to think about. Like when to go, for how long, how to get there, and where to stay. Picking a place to stay can be tough, especially with so many great Resorts to choose from – both at WDW and off site as well. Non Disney Resorts tend to be a little cheaper, and that appeals to many families looking to save money on what can be a pricey vacation – but I personally will always spend that little bit extra and stay at … [Read more...]


A First-Timer’s Guide to Walt Disney World: When to Visit?

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Once you've decided to plan your first visit to Walt Disney World the natural next questions is: "When"?!I think that any day is a GREAT day to visit Disney but I definitely have my favorite times to visit.  If you came to this post helping I'd give you specific dates that are the best times to go, I'm afraid I'm going to disappoint you.  I really believe that, depending on what you're looking for in a vacation, there are many "best" times to visit Disney World.Let's look at what you can … [Read more...]


A First-Timers Guide to Walt Disney World: Staying On Property or Off?

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When planning a vacation, thinking about where you are going to sleep is near the top of the priority list.  It takes on a whole different meaning, however, when planning a trip to Disney World.The first question you need to answer is On Property or Off Property?  While staying off property can seem like the more economical option at first glance, there are so many benefits to staying a Walt Disney World resort that you need to consider.Early Access to Dining and FastPass+ Reservations: … [Read more...]