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...]


Book Your Princess Half Marathon Discounted Package Today!

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The countdown is on for the Walt Disney World Princess Half Marathon Registration!Registration starts July 14th for the public at 12:00 pm (Noon) Eastern Standard time and The Race Events take place in Walt Disney World from February 17-22! Get ready to book your desired race! Plenty of options to choose from, including the popular Half Marathon and Glass Slipper Challenge! You don't have to wait for registration to book your room package though! Chip and Co. and World of Magic Travel are … [Read more...]


Which Electronics Should I Pack For My Disney Trip?

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Packing for vacation can be complex – especially when it comes to figuring out what are “needs” and what are just “nice to haves” on the packing list. When I head to Walt Disney World, there are some items that are always on my list – sunscreen, comfortable sneakers, sunglasses, etc…the list is not a short one. But one thing that is short is the number of electronics on that list – if I don’t 100% need it, I don’t bring it. Read on to find out what are my “must have” electronics and what I … [Read more...]


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...]