A Grand Adventure at Walt Disney World Resort Awaits Multigenerational Families

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Some of my favorite childhood memories include me, my brother, my parents and grandparents visiting Walt Disney World.  I've even been lucky enough to take a trip with my son, my parents and grandparents.  Talk about a mulitgenerational trip!  Walt Disney World is the perfect backdrop for a multigenerational trip designed to provide fun for the whole family!  In fact, to get you started we've come up with these tips to help you plan a magical mutligenerational Walt Disney World … [Read more...]


Disney Lingo – Do You Speak It?

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Disney Lingo goes a little like this:  "I have a pre RD ADR at CP.  Then, I'm heading to get FPs for BTMRR while riding PotC standby.  After this, we're spending the rest of the day at MK, hitting the headliners.  We'll catch the bus to DtD and then back to BC for swimming and dinner."Did you catch that?  If not, here is the translation:  "I have a pre-rope drop advanced dining reservation at Crystal Palace.  Then, I'm heading to get FastPasses for Big Thunder Mountain Railroad while riding … [Read more...]


Visiting Walt Disney World Solo

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Have you ever been to the parks on a solo mission? Have you ever dreamed about it?  Let me tell you, it is well worth doing! Going to Disney World Solo allows you a great chance to explore the parks at your own pace without a child demanding to ride Peter Pan’s Flight for the hundredth time or a significant other who doesn't understand why you need to purchase that shirt, you already have one just like it at home!So what can you do while on your own at the parks. Well, whether it's for an … [Read more...]


5 Ways to Save Money on Food at Walt Disney World

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I am a foodie in my everyday life, but when I am at Walt Disney World, I really let my foodie flag fly high. I know how expensive eating at Disney can be and I've honed my skills so that I can save money where I can in order to splurge in other areas. Here are my top five tips for saving money on food at Walt Disney World.1. BYOB: Bring Your Own Bottle - water bottle that is. Buying water bottle after water bottle is really expensive in the parks, not to mention environmentally unfriendly. … [Read more...]


Avoid These Top 5 Disney World “Rookie” Mistakes

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Your first trip to Walt Disney World is something you will remember forever – the rides, the shows, the magic, the food – it’s a great place to bring you family for a vacation. The first time you head to WDW, you will probably be overwhelmed by the sheer volume of information out there when it comes to planning and what to do and what not to do – so let me make it simple for you. If you catch yourself saying any of the below phrases, then you are in grave danger of making a Disney Rookie … [Read more...]


Disneyland Park Attraction Height Requirements

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I can only imagine a few things more disappointing to a young Disney fan than getting to the front of the line for an attraction they were dying to ride and finding out they don't meet the height requirements.  Use this list to make sure your little Disney fans know exactly what they can and can't ride before hitting the parks.  Please note that all riders will be measured prior to entering the ride queue and it is up to the Cast Member to determine if they meet height requirements at the time … [Read more...]


Walt Disney World Attraction Height Restrictions

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Imagine the disappointment in getting up to a ride you just couldn't wait to ride only to find out you didn't meet the height requirements.  Use this list to make sure your little Disney fans know exactly what they can and can't ride before hitting the parks.  Please note that all riders will be measured prior to entering the ride queue and it is up to the Cast Member to determine if they meet height requirements at the time of your visit.Magic Kingdom:Goofy's Barnstormer: 35 inches or … [Read more...]


Disney World Planning 101 – Using Childcare Services

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On our next Disney World vacation we have decided to try out Disney's Childcare Services. Disney offers fun and exiting things for little ones so that Parents can have a little "Me" time!Walt Disney World Resort offers  supervised activity centers, in-room babysitting, and themed parties and adventures. Today I am just focusing on the Activity Centers.Children's Activity CentersLocated throughout Walt Disney World Resort, Children's Activity Centers are delightful playspaces where … [Read more...]


The Mystery of the “Teddy Bear Lady” at the Grand Floridian Resort

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Have you heard of the “Teddy Bear Lady” at Grand Floridian Resort at Disney World?Back in 2009 our family was on our annual Disney World trip and we were taking our 5 year old Princess to dine with Cinderella at 1900 Park Fare at Disney’s Grand Floridian. After we checked in for dinner we went to the lobby to take in the beautiful resort. We quickly noticed a lady sitting in a chair in the lobby, and let’s just say we couldn’t look away.She was an elderly lady (I’d guess in her late … [Read more...]


10 Adult Only Must Dos at Walt Disney World

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When you think of a Walt Disney World trip, many people don't think of it as "adult only".  Right?  With the theming of many resorts, the characters in the parks, and so many character dining options, it doesn't seem like a destination for an adult only trip.  However, with a little planning and advice, you can turn the kid friendly atmosphere of Walt Disney World into an adult only destination in no time!  Here are my 10 Adult Only Must Dos at Walt Disney World!Stay at a resort that … [Read more...]