The benefits of staying on Walt Disney World property


The first few times that I went to Disney World, either with my Grandparents, or with my wife Cindy, we didn’t stay on property.  For us, either we were going for just the day, or if we were going for multiple days, we just stayed at a local hotel – to save money, we thought.However, all of that changed when we went to Disney World with Sophie in 2007.  That was the first year we stayed on Disney property, and it was incredible.   We had so much fun that we have not even looked at staying … [Read more...]

What is Disney’s Keys to the Kingdom Tour?

Disney's Keys to the Kingdom tour is one of the tour opportunities offered at the Magic Kingdom park. It provides the tour guests with interesting and unknown Disney facts, such as the stories behind the creation of Magic Kingdom park and many stories about the vision, creativity and innovative ideas of Walt Disney. I think this tour is awesome for anyone who loves Disney but doesn’t want to know too much for fear of ruining the magic.The Keys to the Kingdom tour is a 4.5 hour walking tour.  … [Read more...]

Disney World Quick Tips – Don’t Panic It’s Going To Be O.K.!!!

Whether you are an experienced Walt Disney World visitor or making your first visit (newbie) you have probably done a LOT of research, asked a lot of questions, queried all of your friends, read a few books, and spent an inordinate amount of time on Chip and Company. No one can fault you for that because a vacation to the #1 vacation destination in the world not only requires a lot of planning it is also very expensive. You have probably subscribed to at least one website that makes crowd … [Read more...]

Church Services at Walt Disney World – Is There Such a Thing?

I remember a time when Catholic Mass was offered at the Polynesian Resort’s Luau Cove. Unfortunately, that is not the case anymore. Today, religious services are only offered on Walt Disney World property on Christmas Day and Easter Sunday. These services are typically offered in the Fantasia Ballroom at the Contemporary Resort. The 2011 Easter services schedule hasn’t been released yet but if history is any guide two Catholic Masses will be offered, one at 8am and the other at 10:15 am. A … [Read more...]

Strategies for Staying Cool in Disney World


Disney World has some of its highest seasons during the hot months of the year.  Many of us find that when we get to the parks, we were not quite prepared for how HOT it is as we walk from attraction to attraction or while standing in line.  Through the years, I have tried many things to help keep my family and I more comfortable during the heat of the day.  Here are a few of my favorite ideas:1.  Head straight to the ice cream shop.  Even if you do not cool off from eating that ice cream … [Read more...]