Please Stand Clear of the Doors – Disney Monorail Etiquette 101

Monorail Etiquette 101 I have heard countless stories of children saying that their favorite ride in all of Disney World is the monorail. While it is easy to laugh at this and push it off as childhood amusements, the monorail really is a unique and innovative feature of Disney.There is something about coming around that big curve and seeing the Magic Kingdom from the monorail window for the first time. It still gives me butterflies.I get it. The monorail is great. However, there are … [Read more...]

What you NEED to know about Hurricane Season at Walt Disney World

If you plan to be in the Walt Disney World area between August and early November you are in prime hurricane season.  Hurricanes, tropical storms, tornadoes and severe thunderstorms are always possibility, but more likely in the fall.What if it's SO bad we have to Cancel? If a hurricane warning is issued by the National Hurricane Center for the Orlando area within 7 days of your scheduled arrival date, you may call in advance to reschedule or cancel your Walt Disney Magic Your Way vacation … [Read more...]

Disney DIY – Road Trip Kit!

“Should I Drive or Fly to Walt Disney World?” is a question a lot of us probably ponder when we book a trip to Disney – as there are many pros and cons to both modes of transportation. Many of you with multiple children or who need to bring along a lot of gear may opt to make the drive instead of boarding a plane, and it’s a great choice for a lot of reasons – chief among them being it can be a HUGE money saver (flying isn’t cheap!). My family drove all the way from Upstate NY to Disney World … [Read more...]

Save Money on Your Disney Vacation by Shopping at the Dollar Store

Did you know you can Save Money on Your Disney Vacation by Shopping at the Dollar Store? Yep, you read that right, the Dollar Store! There are so many useful items that you can pick up here before your trip to save yourself time, money, and stress later on.Here are my top suggestions:Small Toys, Puzzles, and Games: I think it’s great to stock up on small toys and games before your trip. Things like coloring books, mazes, or action figures can be a lifesaver on plane or car trips for … [Read more...]

Top 11 Quick Service Meals at Walt Disney World Under $11

Visiting Disney World on a budget is actually easier than it seems at first.  It just takes a little planning (okay, maybe a fair amount of planning) and some money saving tips!One of the easiest ways to save money is on your food choices.  Yes, dining at Walt Disney World can be expensive (Cinderella's Royal Table is a wonderful experience but you do pay for it!) but it doesn't have to be.  There are so many great meals for under $11 at the quick services restaurants throughout the resort.  … [Read more...]

10 Ways to a More Magical Disney Vacation

So you have made the decision to go to Disney! WOOOOHOOOO!  Your whole life is about to be filled amazing amounts of magic and wonder.  But what if I told you there are little teeny things you can do to make your next Disney vacation even MORE magical than ever before?  Well, here are 10 fantastic ways to do just that.#1  Free Vacation Planning!Find a use a FREE Disney vacation planner.  That's right.  Bring in a professional!  These people make it their business to know the ins and out … [Read more...]

How Do You Get Picked for the Indiana Jones Stunt Spectacular?

How do you get picked as an extra for the Indiana Jones Stunt Spectacular?Excellent question! The answer is that there is no definitive way to get picked. You can definitely do things to help though. First, I would suggest you get there early and get as close as possible to the front. Second, wear something bright or distinctive. The last time I was in Disney World there were two different gentlemen picked wearing colorful and unique Hawaiian-type shirts. Three, If you happen to see a Cast … [Read more...]

Little Ones + Disney Cruise Line = Totally Magical Experience!

As I prepare for my beach vacation (that most likely will not be a vacation as I'll still be running around after my three kiddos!), I got to it possible to go someplace that I can actually relax?  Well moms and dads, I have an answer for you, and that answer is YES!  The Disney Cruise Line makes sailing with little ones a breeze, so definitely consider this option if you are looking to plan your next family vacation!Staterooms are tailored for families, with plenty of space … [Read more...]

Top 5 Monorail Resort Restaurants for Breakfast

If you plan on spending your day in the Magic Kingdom, there are a wide variety of great breakfast spots right along the monorail route. These options will give you an early start and get you right to the Magic Kingdom quickly to get the day started! Many of these breakfast options will be early enough to get you there in time for Rope Drop at the front entrance. Riding the monorail is an experience in itself and even better if it takes you to see Mickey or Mary Poppins for breakfast. Check out … [Read more...]

Ways to Make the Most of Your Disneyland Annual Pass

My family and I became Disneyland Annual Pass holders for the first time last December. We have loved it! But it's sometimes difficult to remember that your annual pass gives you more than just park admission. Here's some ways to get the most out of your Disneyland Annual Pass.1. Discounts on food, merchandise and hotel stays!Now, you won't get a discount on EVERYTHING, but you'll get some great savings using your annual pass on merchandise purchases and at most counter and table service … [Read more...]