10 Tips for Staying Cool at Disney World This Summer

With the arrival of summer, vacation season begins and many families will be visiting Walt Disney World.  While a Disney vacation is a special one, visiting central Florida in the hottest part of summer will require some planning if you want this to be a magical vacation…and not a miserable one. So let’s talk about some ways to stay cool if you will be traveling to Disney World this summer.Keeping in mind that everyone’s definition of “hot” differs, let me give you a frame of reference if … [Read more...]


Making the Most of Counter Service – EPCOT

I think that EPCOT is an excellent park to get some variety in your meals while on the Quick Service Dining Plan.  Where else can you have foods from around the world, for meals AND snacks?  No where else but EPCOT.  You can for sure skip the chicken nuggets and burgers while at EPCOT, because here you'll find:Boulangerie Patisserie - In France, you can have a ham and cheese croissant, quiches, and even some sweet treats.La Cantina de San Angel - My kids LOVE having nachos or tacos … [Read more...]


A Relaxing Evening at Walt Disney World – Tambu Lounge

Walt Disney World IS the very best vacation a person can take, in my opinion.  It is so fun and an on the go vacation.  But sometimes enough is enough and you and your family could really use a break from being over walked and over stimulated inside the theme parks! No worries - you can have a wonderful relaxing evening on Walt Disney property and still feel immersed in the Disney spirit! You never know, it could end up being your very favorite evening on vacation!When I need a break from … [Read more...]


Disney World Quick Tips – Summer Survival Guide

Summer in Florida is fierce. I hold nothing back. As one who made the yearly pilgrimage to the House of Mouse every July for at least a decade with my family, I know it seems impossible to visit the parks while you are dripping with sweat.Fear not travelers for I bring you some coping mechanisms. I can’t promise you mid 70 temps and no rain, but I can help you make your vacation magical in spite of soaring temps and 90% humidity.Here are 6 Steps to Surviving the Summer in Disney. … [Read more...]


Thanking a Cast Member

Cast members will often go above and beyond the call of duty to make your Disney vacation wonderful.  Whether you've received an unexpected room upgrade, a complimentary dessert, were given extra help while in a pickle, or were just handed some surprise fast passes, a simple spoken "Thank you" is always appreciated.  But have you ever considered returning the magic by doing one of the following? … [Read more...]