Kids Under 3 & The Disney Dining Plan

Promotions like Stay, Play and Dine (which was released to the general public on October 9, 2014) and Free Dining can make a trip to Walt Disney World an affordable reality for your family.  At Disney children under 3 are free - they don't pay park admission, and they are not counted toward room occupancy.  However, it also means they are not eligible for a dining plan, even if you wanted to pay full price for it.As a family of three, two adults and a two-year-old, we are very excited for … [Read more...]


Counter Service In Downtown Disney – Where To Grab A Quick Bite

I love checking out all the different places to eat at Walt Disney World – they offer some of the most unique and delicious cuisine, and there are TONS of dining options available too. Sometimes though, you aren’t really in the mood to stop and eat a sit down meal (maybe you’ve got that Park momentum going and there are rides calling your name?) – and you want a quick bite. Luckily – just because you are opting for “fast food” doesn’t mean that we are looking at lame typical theme Park food – … [Read more...]


Disney Dining Plan: Making a Snack Credit Seem Like a Meal

The Disney Dining Plans can be a great deal and save you a lot of money when it comes time to chow down on all of the delicious foods at the Walt Disney World Resort - especially if you are able to book using a promotion for free or reduced-priced dining.The standard dining plan includes one quick service meal, one table service meal and one snack per person per day (plus a refillable mug that can be used at any resort).  My husband always worries that he won't have enough food and will be … [Read more...]


Is Disney Park Hopper Really Worth It?

I absolutely love planning Walt Disney World Vacations. I so often have people asking me if I think the park hopper is worth the extra money. The answer is, Yes! To me a Disney Park Hopper is part of what a Disney vacation is all about. I love knowing that from the moment that I check in at my resort I can go to any park that I want at any time that I want (well not any time, but you catch my drift).  For about $60.00 per pass added to any muti-day ticket that freedom can be yours!Why … [Read more...]


10 Things NOT To Do at Disney

There are hundreds of planning tips and tricks on what you should do at Disney Parks. There are tips on what attractions to ride, where to eat, what characters to meet, where to stay, etc. However, let me provide some tips on the ten things that you should NOT do at Disney.Have Tunnel Vision: There are so many things to do at Disney Parks; attractions to visit, characters to meet, and dining reservations to attend. It can all get overwhelming if you are not careful. Try to remember that you … [Read more...]


Is Memory Maker Right For Your Walt Disney World Vacation?

Walt Disney World introduced Memory Maker in late 2013, allowing guest unlimited digital photos taken at Disney PhotoPass locations through out the resort.  These photos can then be downloaded to your personal computer and printed at any photo processing center or used any way you'd like.  Even better, Memory Maker includes ride photos, dining photos and now video from the Twilight Zone Tower of Terror attraction at Disney's Hollywood Studios.  Memory Maker is sold at select retail locations at … [Read more...]


Counter Service In Epcot – Where To Grab A Quick Bite

There is so much to see and do around Walt Disney World that sometimes sitting down to a long meal is the last thing you want to do! Luckily, Disney has tons of other dining options – many in the form of counter service restaurants, which serve up high quality food – fast! I recently talked about the places you could find counter service eateries at Magic Kingdom, Animal Kingdom, and Hollywood Studios– today I am heading over to Epcot to see what they have to offer in the way of quick service … [Read more...]


5 Easy Tips to Help You Start Planning a Magical Walt Disney World Vacation

If you’re anything like me, planning your Walt Disney World vacation is almost as fun as actually going on that vacation.  My planning starts months (almost a full year!) in advance and involves countless hours of research, several excel spreadsheets and more than a few phone calls to the Disney Reservation Center - the hold music alone is enough to put me in a happy mood.Now, I know that not everyone is like me.  My husband wouldn’t be caught dead putting as much thought into one single … [Read more...]


Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party with a Special Diet

When attending a ticketed event like Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party, you might wonder what options you might have as a special diets guest. Thankfully, you’ll be able to find some treats, not tricks, to go along with the holiday festivities. Here are some tips to help make your special diets visit to Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party spooktacular!Grab a Meal: Guests attending Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party can enter the Magic Kingdom beginning at 4 p.m. Using that time to … [Read more...]


Counter Service At Hollywood Studios – Where To Grab A Quick Bite

Sometimes while you’re touring the WDW Parks, you don’t have the time to stop and sit down and have a table service meal – but you still want something delicious – so what do you do? Counter Service eateries to the rescue! They’re a great way to grab a fast, fresh meal – and there are tons of places to choose from! I recently wrote about places to grab a quick bite at both the Magic Kingdom and Animal Kingdom – and today I want to explore the different counter service options at Disney’s … [Read more...]