Airline Survival Kit for Toddler Travel

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Planes…trains…automobiles. Whatever your mode of transportation, traveling with a two-year old can be tough. Because of the miles we need to cover, a trip to Walt Disney World means flying.. I don’t think I would survive the 18+ hour trip with my five and two-year old and still have my sanity intact.Flying with our toddler is not a frequent experience so I’m willing to purchase travel gear I otherwise wouldn’t with the hope of being prepared for every eventuality – I won’t know if it … [Read more...]

PhotoPass Perks and Pitfalls


As you walk around the parks you’ve probably noticed cast members in safari type khaki vests and blue shorts; although they look like they’ve escaped from the Animal Kingdom, I assure you, they are where they belong. Who are these people and what are they doing roaming the streets of Mainstreet U.S.A.? They are PhotoPass Photographers.For those of you not familiar with the purpose of PhotoPass, take a look at your family photos from your past probably notice that one of the … [Read more...]

Seven Deadly Disney World Sins.


Are you guilty of committing the seven deadly Disney sins?   We all do it and we're so . . . ashamed.  Feel free to learn from our mistakes.1. Greed:  Thou shall not make more than one  advanced dining reservation per meal.  Double booking is very, very bad!  Disney has recently taken steps to curtail this practice, but don't be tempted anyway.2.  Sloth.  You didn't pack early or make your ADRS--never fear, though you have committed one of the seven deadly Disney sins (perhaps the worst … [Read more...]

Why Stay at a Walt Disney World Owned/Operated Hotel?


For many guests, the benefit of staying at a Walt Disney World owned-and-operated resort begins before arrival at the Vacation Kingdom.  And for all guests, the benefits and perks combine to make vacation magic 24 hours a day – whether at a Disney Value Resort designed for budget-minded vacationers … or at a Disney Deluxe Resort or Deluxe Villa offering lavish amenities.Disney resort hotels are designed to provide a lot more than a pillow beneath guests’ heads.  They are created to … [Read more...]

All Ashore! Planning Your Shore Excursions

If a port of call is calling your name you need to be prepared before selecting and participating in shore excursions. Here are a few things you should know:Research which excursions you are interested in to see if they would be a good choice for you and your family. Some look very appealing in the list but when you read the details you may find that it’s more than you bargained for.Check the activity level as some excursions are far more physical than you might think. A zip-line … [Read more...]