Should I bring my baby to Disney World?

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Walt Disney had the vision that those of all ages could come to the Disney Parks and enjoy themselves – but does that vision include newborns and infants? I just had a baby in October, and I have gotten mixed reviews – so I decided to do some research on the question I am sure many of you have asked yourselves when planning your next family trip: “Should I bring my baby to Disney World?”The Pros: Bringing a little one can have its benefits – read on for some things to consider:Making … [Read more...]


Top 10: Food & Wine Festival Insider Tips

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I can't stop talking about Epcot's International Food & Wine Festival! It is seriously the best time of year to go! This year, my family and I are going in late September to enjoy the Festival,  Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party, and to top it off we got Free Dining!! (You can do this too,  ask me how Summer@worldofmagictravel.com)For most Walt Disney World guests, the Epcot Food & Wine Festival is the booths. They are the little kiosks added throughout World Showcase with snack … [Read more...]


5 Essential Wardrobe Items For Your Disney Park Visit

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Part of the excitement of heading to the parks is choosing your Disney outfit! Although getting decked out in Disney gear can be really fun, take a moment to think about the reality of wearing that outfit all day in the unpredictable Florida weather!  Here are 5 essential items that should be included in your park-day wardrobe!1. EARS! A set of ears is guaranteed to make you smile the instant you put them on. There are so many different options out there now so you will have no problem … [Read more...]


7 ways to Stay Sane on a Disney Vacation

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After all the planning that goes into a Disney vacation, after all the days of waiting to arrive, after all the hours of dreaming of your Disney adventure, the actual trip itself can be quite stressful if you don’t have a plan to stay sane. Vacations should be fun, exciting, and relaxing. To ensure you don’t lose your cool on your Disney vacation, here are my 7 ways to Stay Sane on a Disney Vacation. Have a Plan While it is always fun to see where the day takes you, wander through the parks … [Read more...]


Disney Magic Outside the Walt Disney World Theme Parks

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The magical experiences around the Walt Disney World Resort aren't limited to the 4 Theme Parks. Most people don't realize how many recreational activities there are available in the area. You could take a Disney Vacation and have an amazing time without ever going into the Parks!So you're tired of the rides and the crowds? Get a little fresh air and make some magic with your family with these activites that are off the beaten path, but still IN Walt Disney World.Bass Fishing … [Read more...]


Buying Groceries at Walt Disney World

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If you're visiting Walt Disney World, and want to save money on food, or your children or family members like having familiar foods, or someone in your party has special dietary needs, what are your options? Well, Walt Disney World resorts and parks have a wide variety of foods available in their restaurants, food courts, and counter service areas, and there's more focus on healthy options, and alternatives to high allergy ingredients than ever before.  But, if you have a youngster...or even a … [Read more...]


Have a Little Extra Fun with Disney Characters on your Next Vacation!

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I'm sure many of you have seen the picture going around Facebook that shows if you yell "Andy's coming" in front of any of the Toy Story characters, they will fall down. Which is untrue. Disney put a stop to that as it was scaring small children. Not to mention for the cast members in the costume getting up and down is hard work.Having said that did you know there are phrases you can say to other Disney Characters at the Disney World and Disneyland theme parks to elicit a fun … [Read more...]


Top Mid-Day Break Spots at Hollywood Studios

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Hollywood Studios has been undergoing some serious changing and re-branding this past year. With the upcoming name change, the closing of Studio Backlot Tour, and the removal of the Sorcerer’s Hat, it’s hard to keep up with all the changes. But, I love the movies, and this park will always be near and dear to my heart. In between running to Toy Story Midway Mania, plummeting down through the Tower of Terror, and racing to the gig on Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster, sometimes I need a break! Here are my … [Read more...]


Make the most of your Character interactions at Walt Disney World

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Disney if full of adorable, lovable and just have to meet Characters. Let's be honest, if you're going one of the Disney parks, there is a character you want to meet. There are multiple ways to make your experience more memorable, and for the Cast Members and other guests around you as well. If we all do a few little things while in line and during the Meet & Greets, it can make it just a little more Magical for everyone!Wait lines can be long (If you don't have a FP), especially when … [Read more...]


Top 5 Reasons to add a Disney Cruise to your next Disney Parks Vacation

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If you are going back and forth with trying to decide if you want to do a Disney Cruise or spend your time in the parks, I have a great idea for you....why not do BOTH?!?!  Sailing on the award-winning Disney Cruise Line to a tropical destination before or after a stay at Walt Disney World Resort makes for the ultimate family vacation.  There are so many reasons why I love adding a cruise on to a Disney Parks vacation and here are my top 5. . .Experience the thrills and frills of Disney in … [Read more...]