Affordable Disney Vacations: Saving Time AND Money with Disney’s Magical Express

Many people travel to Walt Disney World by flying. For some, there is no other realistic way to get there. Others, who could drive, often choose to fly anyway. My family is in the second group: while I personally don’t mind driving, my family feels otherwise.So we typically fly these days. But the challenge here, if you are trying to have a Disney vacation that is as affordable as possible, is that airfare is way expensive. So unfortunately, a major portion of any Disney vacation budget ends … [Read more...]

Disney’s Hollywood Studios Deserves More Credit!!


Almost every time a group of Disney fans start talking about which park they like the most or spend the most time in, Disney's Hollywood Studios(DHS) comes up on the short end. I must be one of those few folks who really enjoy and appreciate what this park has to offer that is so often overlooked by so many. No matter what you enjoy about Disney Parks, DHS has it and in many cases more so than the other parks. Think about these things:Table Service Restaurants - Only Epcot has more table … [Read more...]

Training for your Disney Marathon – Options Options Options

Photo courtesy of Ruth Lim

When you're starting out running, all you really need is a good pair of shoes and a place to run.  And, while I highly recommended going to a local running store and having shoes fitted by the pros, that's the only thing that I think necessary to run. But, once you start gaining distance, gear becomes more important.   It's easy to be overwhelmed when figuring out what to get - there are countless options for shoes, hydration belts, race belts, nutrition, watches, etc...So, where should you … [Read more...]

Tips For The ‘Group’ Trip -Keep It Civil And Simple

Group trips to Walt Disney World can run the gamut from Agony to Ecstasy. Generally, immediate family (parents and kids) are the easiest to deal with and work out very well because they are simple - parents are in charge. When you travel with other types of groups such as friends and family, multi generational families, or just a group of friends things can become way more complex. Here are some reasons why:Every group has a dominant personality (DP) who may or may not be familiar with Walt … [Read more...]

Pin Trading for Newbies – Realistic Tips

Pin Trading

We’ve all seen them: the Professional Pin Traders descending on a new Pin release. They’ve been lined up for hours to be one of the first to own it. They have their Pin Trading Briefcases loaded with rare variations that the common Disney fan hasn’t even heard of. And they know about every upcoming Pin release almost before Disney does!Darkwing Duck early Promo Pin. Note the original character name. You might ask: If I want to buy a Pin, do I have to be like that?Fear not, for Pin … [Read more...]