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...]

Baby Care Centers – A Hidden Oasis for Parents

For most vacationers, standard routines go out the window.  Regularly scheduled meals, diapers, potty breaks, naps, go out the window in search of magic and fun.  But, even though the schedules may not be exact, Walt Disney World provides a safe haven for families to escape to, in search of return to normalcy.Located in all four parks, though not at the water park or Downtown Disney, these baby care centers are nice and air conditioned, providing a comfortable place to cool down and relax.  … [Read more...]

Character Meet and Greets at Walt Disney World

As a Disney Dad with a Princess Daughter, the one thing that we are always looking for is character interaction when we visit Disney World.  We all have our favorites – mine is Mickey Mouse, my wife loves Daisy Duck, and my Princess is a big fan of all of the princesses, and also has a real soft spot for Donald Duck, Mickey Mouse, Chip & Dale, Goofy, Pluto, Lilo and Stitch, well, you get the picture!I could plaster this post with picture after picture of character photos that we have … [Read more...]

Whew My Dogs are Tired…Disney World Walking Tips

A Walt Disney World vacation means lots and lots of walking and by lots I mean 5+ miles a day. Your feet will need some TLC and I’m here to help. Before Leaving Home To get the most out of your Walt Disney World vacation, you plan your dining, lodging, and create a plan of attack for hitting the parks. Planning to take care of your tired dogs should be no exception.Shoes Plan on wearing comfortable, well broken-in footwear on your trip. It sounds obvious but every trip I see people … [Read more...]

Disney World Quick Tips – Enjoy Some Of The ‘Lesser’ Attractions


We all enjoy the "biggies" when we visit Walt Disney World. There is Space Mountain and Splash Mountain at the Magic Kingdom, Soarin' and Test Track at Epcot, Toy Story Midway Mania and the Tower of Terror at Disney's Hollywood Stidios, and Expedition Everest and Kilimanjaro Safaris at Disney's Animal Kingdom. These are just a very few of them but most folks consider it a rewarding vacation to Walt Disney World if they can hit all of the E-Ticket (to use an older description of the biggies) … [Read more...]