How Soon Should You Start Disney Planning?

I'm not a planner in my "real life." I don't know what I'll do at work tomorrow, what I'll have for dinner or even who is picking my son up from golf practice. Tomorrow is plenty of time to work that out. But I DO know that more than six months from now, on September 19th at 7:05 pm I will be at Epcot's Coral Reef restaurant for dinner. Disney is different. Disney requires planning far ahead of time if you want to get the most out of a trip. Luckily, even for the planning-averse such as myself, … [Read more...]

Don’t Miss Out on the Magic!! Visually-Impaired Girl makes lasting Magical Memory.

Mary Poppins w/ Penguin

You’ve made your ADR’s, you’ve got your flight, hotel and admission tickets reserved and paid for, you’ve studied the park maps, and you’ve got your touring plan printed on a spreadsheet!  You’re all set for a magical vacation at Disney World... but will it actually be magical?  It won’t be if you’re racing from one attraction to another.  SLOW DOWN!  You’re going to miss the magic if you’re too rushed trying to squeeze everything in!  Had we been rushing... we would have completely missed this … [Read more...]

Supercalifragilistic Breakfast at 1900 Park Fare

If you’re looking for a character meal with maximum food and fun for minimum price let me suggest the Supercalifragilistic Breakfast at 1900 Park Fare in the Grand Floridian.My daughter and I ate there in February 2012 for the first time and really enjoyed the food as well as the opportunity to meet Mary Poppins, Pooh, Tigger, Alice & the Mad Hatter. Yep, that’s FIVE characters!Once you check in on the bottom floor of the Grand Floridian Resort at 1900 Park Fare and they take you to … [Read more...]

Is My Car Safe at Disney World?

For the past 10+ years, I have driven either my own personal car or a rental car to the Walt Disney World resort and never even thought twice about the safety of my personal belongings.  Something about crossing under the "Walt Disney World" sign that makes me feel like I've left reality and have entered a safe haven.  Add the $14 parking fee, I generally feel that my car is in good hands when I leave it parked for the day. For details on free parking check out this article "Disney World Quick … [Read more...]

Planning a Non Park Day at Disney World


Did you know that outside the gates of Disney's theme parks lies more magic?  Working a day or so of "non park" entertainment into your itinerary can allow you to experience Disney's magic outside the parks. 1.  Downtown Disney-Downtown Disney is a marketplace of shops, restaurants, and entertainment.  It's divided into three sections-Downtown Disney Marketplace, Downtown Disney West Side, and Pleasure Island.  You can visit the huge LEGO store, enjoy some Ghiradelli ice cream along the … [Read more...]