Walt Disney World Trip Countdown Timeline

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So you’re thinking about taking a vacation to the Place Where Dreams Come True – Walt Disney World? Well – you must be a smart person because that is some good thinking on your part! If you’re considering a trip to Disney, but aren’t sure where to start or what you might need to do, then check out this list of important dates in the “Disney Planning Timeline”:When To Vacation At Walt Disney World: This is a tough one to answer – as there used to be times where it was less crowded at the … [Read more...]


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...]


How Do You Get Picked for the Indiana Jones Stunt Spectacular?

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How do you get picked as an extra for the Indiana Jones Stunt Spectacular?Excellent question! The answer is that there is no definitive way to get picked. You can definitely do things to help though. First, I would suggest you get there early and get as close as possible to the front. Second, wear something bright or distinctive. The last time I was in Disney World there were two different gentlemen picked wearing colorful and unique Hawaiian-type shirts. Three, If you happen to see a Cast … [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...]


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...]


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...]


Best Quick Service Restaurants: Disney Parks Edition

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With so many choices in each Disney World park for Quick Service, it's hard to know where to go. I like to go to certain ones that I KNOW are good instead of just opt for the nearest place with a menu.I have tried almost all of the Quick Service spots in the Parks, and this list is strictly my opinion (and my children's, because if they're happy I'm happy, right?!) I'm going to leave Be Our Guest off the list because it's not a quick-serve  since it requires a reservation. This list also … [Read more...]


What Comes Free (and What Doesn’t) With a Disney Cruise

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When planning a Disney Cruise it's smart to know what to budget for, and what not to worry about. I have compiled a list of the complimentary things on board your cruise and what will cost you extra. If you have any questions about any of this, feel free to contact me at the email below!What Comes Free: 1. Meals- All your family dining is free aboard a Disney Cruise. Go ahead and order than appetizer and dessert ...it's free! Ordering room service is also free as long as it's not … [Read more...]