Dieting at Disney World? Who Does That?

Amazing food, mickey bars, drinks.  Who thinks to diet when they're on vacation anywhere, especially not at Walt Disney World?  Well, according to everyone that answered when we asked on facebook, I'm one of a small minority that thinks about it while I'm on vacation!  Some readers said they like to lose 5 lbs ahead of time, to balance out all of the Mickey Bars, while others stated that they generally walk enough to not think twice about it.For me, however, I still think about it.  Even … [Read more...]



The 2011 Disney Dining Plans

While it is common for those planning vacations to Walt Disney World to discuss “The Disney Dining Plan”, in reality there are a variety of different Dining Plans offered by Disney, to help the vacationer experience dining…and other extras….as easily as possible. Choosing a Dining Plan can also be a way to make your meals at Disney World more affordable, as many find that this can be a cost-savings to them, as well as a great way to budget, and experience new restaurants. But before you decide … [Read more...]



Disney World Quick Tips – Please Take Your Time, It’s Not Going Anywhere

Considering that Toontown did just go away, I almost regretted the title but when I thought about what I was attempting to convey to everyone it still seems very appropriate. We all know too well that a Walt Disney World vacation can be enormously expensive. We all want to try to squeeze in as much as possible each time we are there and that leads to a number of things:Exhaustion - We hurry through our days and spend so much time rushing from attraction to attraction and so many hours in … [Read more...]



Dining Strategies And Your Walt Disney World Visit

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Dining at Walt Disney World can be a wonderful experience. There are dozens of outstanding table service restaurants and many more counter service venues many of which are also quite good. I'm not going to talk about particular restaurants or even the Disney Dining Plans, I'll leave that to your judgment. What I am going to talk about are the different approaches to dining that we have tried in the past and give a very basic opinion of each.Table Service/Signature Emphasis - At times we … [Read more...]



Traveling Light at Walt Disney World: Mission Impossible?

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I can hardly remember touring the Walt Disney World theme parks without a backpack that contains all the essentials. With small children in tow these days, it is usually chock full of diapers, snacks, water, clothing, sunscreen, medications, and ponchos. Even before kids, it was rare that my husband and I didn’t bring a theme park bag, lighter of course, but still filled with everything we would need while away from our resort room for the day. But, is it necessary? Traveling Light Traveling … [Read more...]