Special Needs at WDW: Tips for the Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing

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Oscar winning Deaf actress Marlee Matlin has often said, “the only thing Deaf people can’t do is hear” and she proves it everyday. The sights and sounds of Walt Disney World aren’t only for hearing people, the Deaf and hard of hearing can experience all that Walt Disney World has to offer through a variety of communication devices.If you have a family member who is Deaf or hard of hearing and haven’t experienced Disney destinations because of it, this should help you understand what Disney … [Read more...]





Watch Out for Pin Codes That Don’t Save You Money.

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Disney's newest marketing tool is sending out more pin codes. That's great, right?  Well, just be careful. Some of the newest pin codes don't actually save you any money. Briefly, a pin code is a discount that's unique to you. When you sign up at the Disney website to get emails from Disney, some of the emails "might" contain a discount code. I say "might" because there doesn't seem to be any way to ensure you'll actually get a code.In our household, Disney loves sending codes to my husband. … [Read more...]





Teens Take on visiting Walt Disney World

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Is your teen ready to go it alone at Walt Disney World Resort? Small children see the Parks through pixie dusted lenses. Everything is magical and memorable and perfect. As they age, though, a little of that pixie dust wears off. A Disney trip may still be fun, but tagging along with Mom and Dad and little siblings can be a drag.The teenagers I know keep their love of The Most Magical Place on Earth alive by stepping out on their own. They taste some independence, and they discover the … [Read more...]





Those Little Things

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You’ve heard the term “little things”, it’s the little things that make all my Disney trips amazing. From my first, the one with former co-workers/cast members, getting that extra discount at the stores, or this last one, when we celebrated our second anniversary and chatting with the cashier where we got our first set of mouse ears as a couple and receiving the monogramming for free. It’s these little things that make an impression on you.In my trips to Walt Disney World I’ve learned … [Read more...]





Ask a Disney Question: Where to rent a wheelchair?

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We recently got an email from Kristin with the following Disney question:We need to rent either a wheel chair or a scooter for our next trip for our handicap nephew. He doesn't currently use anything in his day to day life, but I don't think he can make 10 miles a day at Disney World. Any suggestions?Hello Kristin, and thank you for your question!  We always love to answer questions from our readers, so I hope that my response will help you in your planning!My family just got back … [Read more...]