Oldies But Goodies – What Brings Us Back, The Tangibles


As we get older we generally find that different things become important to us. When we were younger we looked forward to the thrill of riding the biggest, best, and most exciting attractions and some of us still do (me). But, when you reach a certain age (different for everyone), you find that the more subtle things that you may have passed by in the past become a bit more important in the overall enjoyment of your visit. Let's look at a few of these things that we grow to love as we become … [Read more...]

Fun things to do OUTSIDE of the Disney World Parks


Walt Disney World has four theme parks to offer guests which are all amazing and special in their own ways. But it doesn't stop there. The vision extends beyond the parks in so many ways, and there are tons of activities you can do that don't require a park admission, like:Watersports- Sammy Duvall's Watersports Centre at the Contempotary Resort has waterskiing, parasailing and wakeboarding, and you can rent all kinds of boats from canoes to jetskis to motorboats at many of the resorts. And … [Read more...]

40th Anniversary Events!

"Mum" has been the word when it comes to news about 40th anniversary events at Magic Kingdom (October 1st). But now we're hearing "Yum" is the word, here are some juicy details of possible 40th anniversary events: *40th Anniversary cupcakes will be available on Main Street bakery *Special 40th Anniversary merchandise available on Main Street *Wishes (9pm) will have a special finale *Special anniversary presentation held at Castle Stage at 10am *Special artist appearances -Uptown … [Read more...]

Dining Tips and Tricks for Parties Larger than 8

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On our last family vacation, it was a multi-generational vacation involving kids, parents, cousins, and even a Grandma!  Having nine people in our party really made things interesting when it came to dining, so I thought I would share some of the tips and tricks that I discovered when helping to plan our vacation.First, a little background.  We were staying at Bay Lake Tower using our DVC membership, and because of the size of our party, we decided against the Disney Dining Plan because of … [Read more...]

Rides to Avoid with Little Mr and Miss

Walt Disney World is so magical for little ones because they BELIEVE. Their joy is pure and simple; they have no doubt they are hugging Mickey or curtseying to a Disney princess. This very innocence that suspends reality and makes Winnie-the-Pooh real to children means that the proverbial monster-under-the bed is real also. In a place where Imagineers bring fantasy worlds to life, there are bound to be some attractions that spook small children.There are some obvious attractions that should … [Read more...]