Disney World Planning 101 – Safety at the Parks


Do you let your guard down at Disney World? I find that I do.  To most of us, Disney World is not only the happiest place on earth, it's also one of the safest.  It certainly feels like it.  There are helpful cast members everywhere. You don't have to look far to find security. Your surrounded by families.  For the most part, the assumption that Disney is a safe place is well-founded. But that doesn't mean you shouldn't be mindful of safety.The best advice is simple:  Take the same safety … [Read more...]

Birthdays at Walt Disney World: Let the Fun Begin!

The Fantasyland Woodwind Society playing Happy Birthday

We love taking our vacation trips during Sophie’s birthday!  There is so much to enjoy at Disney when you are visiting for your birthday, for us it is a no-brainer to book our vacation during that time of the year!  For this post, I’m going to go into some of the special touches that Disney puts on to help you celebrate your birthday right!First of all, I have found it a key point to make sure that Disney knows that you are celebrating a birthday when you check-in.  In fact, I have made sure … [Read more...]

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...]