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...]


Summer In Walt Disney World – What To Expect

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Summer is a very popular time to visit Walt Disney World, and if you’re one of the many planning to make the trek during the upcoming months, then you will want to remember this - summer in Orlando is HOT and WET. Not only are the temperatures high, but the humidity is stifling, and there is thunder and rain storms almost every afternoon (and sometimes all day too!). Also, the crowds can get super intense, which for some isn’t an issue, but others might not love it. For many of you, summer is … [Read more...]


Have you tried this? Pick a pearl in Epcot

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Have you ever wanted to try something new at Disney World? There are so many things you can do and see but on a recent trip I tried something a little different. I love souvenirs and totally admit to being a dorky pin collector and admirer of Disney jewelry, so I was drawn naturally to the prospect of choosing my own oyster and harvesting the pearl at the Mitsukoshi department store in Japan at Epcot.To participate you pay around $17.00 and you select an oyster from a tank. You do not … [Read more...]


5 Reasons why you should stay at a Walt Disney World Resort!

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When it comes to planning your WDW vacation, there are tons of things you have to think about. Like when to go, for how long, how to get there, and where to stay. Picking a place to stay can be tough, especially with so many great Resorts to choose from – both at WDW and off site as well. Non Disney Resorts tend to be a little cheaper, and that appeals to many families looking to save money on what can be a pricey vacation – but I personally will always spend that little bit extra and stay at … [Read more...]


A First-Timer’s Guide to Walt Disney World: When to Visit?

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Once you've decided to plan your first visit to Walt Disney World the natural next questions is: "When"?!I think that any day is a GREAT day to visit Disney but I definitely have my favorite times to visit.  If you came to this post helping I'd give you specific dates that are the best times to go, I'm afraid I'm going to disappoint you.  I really believe that, depending on what you're looking for in a vacation, there are many "best" times to visit Disney World.Let's look at what you can … [Read more...]


Top 10 Places I’m Looking Forward To at The All New Disney Springs

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There are major changes coming to one of my favorite spots, the former Downtown Disney. So much exciting stuff is happening there! Here are my picks for the top 10 changes to look forward to  when Disney Springs is complete.In 2016, when completed, Disney Springs will double the number of shops and restaurants and grow to more than 1 million square feet, which means I am going to have to schedule a whole day during my trip just for doing DS!Top 10 places I am looking forward to checking … [Read more...]


A First-Timers Guide to Walt Disney World: Staying On Property or Off?

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When planning a vacation, thinking about where you are going to sleep is near the top of the priority list.  It takes on a whole different meaning, however, when planning a trip to Disney World.The first question you need to answer is On Property or Off Property?  While staying off property can seem like the more economical option at first glance, there are so many benefits to staying a Walt Disney World resort that you need to consider.Early Access to Dining and FastPass+ Reservations: … [Read more...]


8 Walt Disney World Attractions with Hardly A Wait if You Time it Right!

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With Summer almost here and crowd levels about to peak at Walt Disney World I'm always looking for tips and tricks to avoid lines but still experience all of my favorite attractions.While making sure to choose your FastPass+ selections carefully and even getting to the park at rope drop to be one of the first in line to your favorites attraction are both great ideas, sometimes waiting until the later hours of the evening can be the best strategy for avoid long wait times.Here are our Top … [Read more...]


Top “Must Pack” Items for a day at Walt Disney World with family!

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There’s a lot to think about when planning your family’s WDW vacation – there’s the big things like when to go, where to eat, what rides and attractions to visit – and then there’s the smaller things – things many of us might not even think much about ahead of time, like “what should I pack when I leave for the Parks in the morning?” Well, here are some “must pack” items that will make your days at the Parks MUCH easier:Ponchos: The thing about Florida is – it rains. A lot. Like, pretty much … [Read more...]


24-hours of Fun for Little Ones at Walt Disney World

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As the mother of a young child, at first I shied away from the 24 hour event, thinking it wasn't a natural fit, but there are actually a lot of activities during the 24-hour kickoff to the Coolest Summer Ever at Magic Kingdom Park that are perfect for little ones. I don't know about you, but my little one thinks 5:00am is a perfectly acceptable wake-up time - why not take advantage of that at Walt Disney World. So, next Friday, May 22, when they’re up before the sun, you can bring them to Summer … [Read more...]