What you NEED to know about Hurricane Season at Walt Disney World

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If you plan to be in the Walt Disney World area between August and early November you are in prime hurricane season.  Hurricanes, tropical storms, tornadoes and severe thunderstorms are always possibility, but more likely in the fall.What if it's SO bad we have to Cancel? If a hurricane warning is issued by the National Hurricane Center for the Orlando area within 7 days of your scheduled arrival date, you may call in advance to reschedule or cancel your Walt Disney Magic Your Way vacation … [Read more...]


Disney DIY – Road Trip Kit!

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“Should I Drive or Fly to Walt Disney World?” is a question a lot of us probably ponder when we book a trip to Disney – as there are many pros and cons to both modes of transportation. Many of you with multiple children or who need to bring along a lot of gear may opt to make the drive instead of boarding a plane, and it’s a great choice for a lot of reasons – chief among them being it can be a HUGE money saver (flying isn’t cheap!). My family drove all the way from Upstate NY to Disney World … [Read more...]


Save Money on Your Disney Vacation by Shopping at the Dollar Store

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Did you know you can Save Money on Your Disney Vacation by Shopping at the Dollar Store? Yep, you read that right, the Dollar Store! There are so many useful items that you can pick up here before your trip to save yourself time, money, and stress later on.Here are my top suggestions:Small Toys, Puzzles, and Games: I think it’s great to stock up on small toys and games before your trip. Things like coloring books, mazes, or action figures can be a lifesaver on plane or car trips for … [Read more...]


10 Ways to a More Magical Disney Vacation

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So you have made the decision to go to Disney! WOOOOHOOOO!  Your whole life is about to be filled amazing amounts of magic and wonder.  But what if I told you there are little teeny things you can do to make your next Disney vacation even MORE magical than ever before?  Well, here are 10 fantastic ways to do just that.#1  Free Vacation Planning!Find a use a FREE Disney vacation planner.  That's right.  Bring in a professional!  These people make it their business to know the ins and out … [Read more...]


Enjoying some Disney World Resort Time

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Walt Disney World has 4 amazing Theme Parks, 2 Water parks, and an awesome entertainment and dining paradise (Downtown Disney) – and although that’s enough to keep anyone entertained for their whole vacation, Disney doesn’t stop there. They also operate a bunch of on-site Resorts that are not just places to sleep – but places to play, eat, relax, swim and best of all – they’re another place where you can enjoy your vacation!We always make sure we spend some time at our Walt Disney World … [Read more...]


Things Disney Addicts Never Say: Parks Edition

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As a follow up to the Top 10 Things Disney Addicts Never Say: Resort Edition, I bring you, Parks Edition. Being a Disney Travel Specialist I have heard all of these at least once from people I enthusiastically talk about Disney to. I'm  sure you, as a fellow Disney Addict, have heard some of these before.  If you are one of those people, I demand you go back to Disney immediately, because you need some magic in your life!Here are a few of my favorite lines:"I think I'm too old for … [Read more...]


Big Family? No problem! Disney Resorts Can Accommodate Families of 5 or More

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As a Mom of 3, I know all about vacationing at the Walt Disney World Resort with a family of 5. There are resorts in every price level that have space for 5+ from Art of Animation to the Animal Kingdom Villas. Some large families prefer 2 adjoining standard rooms instead, but the price can be very comparable, or even less, to stay all together.Staying in January or February can also help cut the cost of a family vacation by a lot! Ask me for a free price quote for your large family or group … [Read more...]


Disney Planning “Do’s” And “Don’ts”

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Planning a Walt Disney World vacation is no small task – there’s so much to do and see, and so much information out there that it can easily become overwhelming. Luckily, we’re here to help!Check out my list of Disney Planning Do’s and Don’ts:Do – Make Lists: I am big fan of lists – they help me stay on track, and they are especially helpful to me and my family when we are traveling. I like to make the following lists for my Disney trips: packing lists (for me AND the kids!), … [Read more...]


Disney Introduces a New Way to Manage your Disney Gift Cards!

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Breaking news from Disney! There is a new way to manage all of those $25, $50 or $100 Disney Gift Cards that you purchase from Target and other wholesale stores. Disney has recognized the need for an easier way to pay for your vacation with gift cards.  Available now via the Disney Gift Card website, you can combine all of your small amount gift cards in to one large gift card. This new system will make things much easier to stay organized while still allowing you to save money by purchasing the … [Read more...]


Tips to Ensure a Magical Disney Cruise!

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Ahoy, mateys!!!  If you are thinking of planning a Disney cruise, then you will want to read on.  It's the little things that make your trip truly magical and I'm here to help you make the most of your Disney cruise through fine attention to detail...Before Getting Onboard:Book your cruise early- the earlier you book, the lower the cost.  A Disney Cruise Line Cast Member told me that cruise fares fluctuate on supply and demand, so if you know you want to take your cruise, I always … [Read more...]