Leaving the Kids at Home

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What I'm about to say is such sacrilege that it tears at the very fabric that holds this country together.  In fact, I suggest that you don't proceed any further without locking the doors and drawing the shades.    It's this:  I love going to  Disney World without my kids.  There, I've said it.  It's true.  Okay, truth is, I love going with my kids as well.  I love watching their reactions, how excited they are over the smallest thing.  I enjoy the opportunity to slow down with them and not … [Read more...]



Disneyland Tips and Tricks – Some Helpful Planning Tips

Before arriving:Book dining 60 days in advance- great way to celebrate your 2 month mark.Have kids get involved with saving- cans, bottles, selling cookies, working around the neighborhood.  Then put some of the money on Disney gift cards for them to spend when they arrive!  You can also use the cards to show them they are going!  Walgreens has gift cards you can choose the amount to put on them.  Sam's Club has $100 gift cards with a bonus $10 Disney Store gift card for under … [Read more...]



Walt Disney World Tips and Tricks: Packing Tips

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I have some time-saving tips I would love to share with you. Whether you are a frequent visitor to “the World” or if you are planning your first magical visit, I hope you will find this information helpful. Up on the top shelf of my closet, I have what I refer to as my Disney Trunk. The contents of this oversized plastic bin have been very important to me over our last eleven years of traveling to Walt Disney World, as it keeps all of our necessities in one place, which makes packing time … [Read more...]



Walt Disney World Tips And Tricks: Photo Tips

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I take a LOT of photos on every visit to Walt Disney World and have literally thousands of them loaded on to my computer. That being said, I am neither a professional nor a particularly talented photographer. I just shoot what I like. This group of tips will focus primarily on photography and some of the things that will make taking photos both easier and hopefully satisfying to you, the photographer. By the way, I've made ALL of the mistakes I refer to here:Before You Go: Be familiar with … [Read more...]



Eating Table Service in the Parks vs at the Resorts – Which is Better? Part 2

There are many variables that affect whether table service meals are better in the parks or the resorts. Last time I looked at specialty dining such as character meals, signature dining, buffets, and unique and entertaining restaurants. Today, let’s evaluate table service meals by looking at the convenience factor and the time of day you’ll be eating, shall we? Convenience Transportation. Walt Disney World’s most common form of transportation, buses, connects resorts to theme parks, water … [Read more...]