Delightful Dining vs. Dining Disaster: Food Allergies In WDW

Food allergies are increasingly widespread and just because you are on vacation, doesn’t mean that your food allergies are. Leaving the fate of your dinner in someone else’s hands can be fatal to those with severe food allergies. This doesn’t mean you’re out of luck in the dining department, after all it’s Disney we’re talking about!The first day of college Speech 101 my professor came into the classroom, sat on the desk and said “what do you need to know about giving a speech?” It turned … [Read more...]

Annual Passholder Room-Only Discounts!

Annual Passholders can receive room only discounts for stay dates August 14, 2011 through October 1, 2011. Receive 20%-35% off rack rates.Sample Rates (all rooms standard unless otherwise noted) -Value Resorts-$64 weeknight/$74 weekend -Moderate Resorts-$124 weeknight/$134 weekend -Animal Kingdom Lodge-$179 weeknight/$189 weekend -Fort Wilderness Cabin-$224 weeknight/$234 weekend -Old Key West-(Studio) $199*other resorts and room types may be available at varying rates. Contact … [Read more...]

Ask a Disney Question – Park Carry-ons

This question comes from Katie R:Hi Chip and Company, I am visiting Disney World in August with 3 other adults. I have been wondering for some time whether I should take a backpack or a purse? I know what to put in it (sunscreen, bottled water, touring plans, camera, etc.) but I am wondering if there are any advantages to one over the other? I was thinking of carrying a small, cross- body purse and hooking my water bottle on to it with its carabiner that is on the lid. So basically, … [Read more...]

Rope Drop – What’s all the Fuss?

As a Florida resident, most of my trips until the past few years were day trips.  We would leave early in the morning and arrive around 10, not thinking much about the going-ons before we arrived.  We rarely did multi-day trips and didn't think about arriving early, even then.Until I "discovered" the Rope Drop Ceremonies.  Starting 10-15 minutes before the park opens, cast members come out in different shows, welcoming the day and opening the parks with typical Disney magic.At the Magic … [Read more...]

The 7 Deadly Sins of Disney World Vacationing

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Disney is the one place where planning is non-negotiable. The people who have a miserable time at Disney World are the ones who just show up and wander around, or stupidly stand in hour + lines at Splash Mountain. People who “never want to go back to Disney World” most likely committed one of the 7 deadly sins of WDW vacationing:Those sins are: Wrath, Greed, Sloth, Pride, Lust, Envy & Gluttony.Wrath – People who hate WDW spend a large amount of time yelling at (or being yelled … [Read more...]