Visiting Disney Rain or Shine!

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“The rain, rain, rain came down, down, down In rushing, rising riv'lets, 'Til the river crept out of it's bed And crept right into Piglet's!”--Winnie the Pooh & The Blustery DayDid you know that the climate for Central Florida is a sub tropical climate? What does that mean in layman’s terms? It means that there is a defined rainy season in Central Florida from June till September. This means that there is a chance of rain most days during the rainy season. Most days start off … [Read more...]




Beat That Disney Heat With These Top 5 Indoor WDW Attractions

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Summer at Disney means high temperatures, but even worse than that – it means high humidity too – and that means sticky, heavy air and the near certainty of daily afternoon showers – but luckily, all is NOT lost if you plan on visiting WDW in the summer – as there are plenty of INDOOR attractions/rides that will help keep you cool (Seriously though - I shudder to think how much WDW pays to air condition their property each summer!).Check these out next time you need to chill out:Dinosaur … [Read more...]




Disney 101: Educational Vacations at Walt Disney World

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Many parents consider taking their kids out of school for a trip to Walt Disney World. Some families homeschool and during their visits to Walt Disney World they incorporate the experiences they have into an educational opportunity. As a college professor, I am one to believe that people never stop learning. Even while having loads of fun at WDW, people (especially children) are soaking up lots and lots of information that adds to their  knowledge banks!Walt Disney World is eminently fun and … [Read more...]




Disney World AM or PM Extra Magic Hours: Which Is Better?

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Guests staying at an on-property resort at a Walt Disney World have the added benefit of Extra Magic Hours. In case you're not familiar with Extra Magic Hours, this is additional time the parks are open exclusively for on-property resort guests. This is a great time to take advantage of reduced wait times on your favorite attractions. While not all attractions are running during Extra Magic Hours, the most popular attractions usually are.On most days, one WDW parks will be open early for … [Read more...]




Guide to Downtown Disney for First Timers

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If you've never been to Downtown Disney aka Disney Springs, I suggest making it part of your next trip. I like the relaxed pace I adopt there, the chance to see the Disney touches and creativity of outside businesses. Then there’s the variety of shopping and dining – it’s all very low-key, “Disney down time.”But if you've never visited, where do you start? Here are my top suggestions, with alternates, for things to do for a first timer at Downtown Disney.Downtown Disney Marketplace or … [Read more...]