5 Things You Should Know: Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party

It's that time again...for Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party! The parks will begin putting up the decorations on August 29th in preparation for the first Halloween party, which will be September 13th.If you have purchased (or are considering purchasing) tickets for a special event such as the Halloween party or Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party, you need to be prepared! After you finish complaining about having to purchase separate admission to the park you should focus that energy on … [Read more...]

Should You Take an Infant to Disney World?


I'm about to make an unpopular statement:Taking a baby to Disney World is very difficult.Now, I know that a lot of you are going to comment and say that you took a young child and it went just fine and to you I say "Bravo, my friend." But for the rest of us, it can be a lot of work. But it's also not impossible, not if you plan well and lower your expectations just a little bit.    With just a few adjustments to your usual vacation strategy, you can make traveling with an infant a lot … [Read more...]

Disney World Training 101: Package Delivery before you arrive


There are times when you just can’t cram all your supplies for a Walt Disney World vacation into your suitcase and still expect it to close. At least I can’t. Even if I can temporarily alter the laws of physics and zip my suitcase shut, these extra supplies can be mighty expensive with the additional fees airlines charge for either a second bag or an overweight bag.It took me a few years to discover the answer to my problem...You can ship items to your Walt Disney World resort and the … [Read more...]

Top 5 Tips for Great Ride Photos


Now that our family has been to Walt Disney World together a number of times, we usually don’t make it a practice to purchase  souvenirs. There are two exceptions to this rule: Christmas ornaments (we purchase one for each of us every year); and sometimes a ride photo or two so we have a memento of our family for that particular year.There are several rides at Walt Disney World where cameras have been installed to capture you and your crew during the rides. They are:Splash Mountain- … [Read more...]

Disney World Collectables – Press Penny Palooza!


Before our first Disney World trip, I prepared my step-son for the penny press machines. I thought he might like a penny here or there to put in the scrapbook. Little did I know this was the beginning of a penny pressing palooza.Since then every walk in the park is a pre-meditated prowl for the penny press machines. Yes, it's 51 cents to get a cent back...but it's relatively inexpensive and he really enjoys it. I'd much rather have him collect those and have them forever than to invest $11 … [Read more...]