Common mistakes made when planning a Walt Disney World Vacation

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When you hear you're going to Walt Disney World, or finally decide to plan your trip HOME, you get all giddy and excited! Who doesn't? While jumping for joy and just making sure your trip is booked, you may over look some important key factors in your Disney trip! With all the new updates happening, amazing dining opportunities, multiple resorts to choose from, all the different rides and unique experiences, you may not even think about every aspect of your trip! Research is important. Stay up … [Read more...]


Ten Things Your Travel Agent Wants You to Know

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There are a lot of articles out there about things your Disney Travel agent doesn't want you to know. This is not one of those articles! These are things that your travel agent DOES want you to know:Good travel agents won't charge you a dime! If you find a travel agent that wants to charge you fees for booking, making reservations, itineraries, or cancelling reservations, walk away! Make sure you ask if they charge fees before you book with them. Most Disney travel agents know and are … [Read more...]


Top 5 ideas for starting your own Disney Collection

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Everyone likes to have some momento or reminder of the fun times they have on vacation – and there are plenty of Disney-themed souvenirs and other items that can serve not only to remind you of your trips, but they’re also great things to collect, too! If you’re looking to start a Disney collection of your own, then read on to learn about some awesome things you can collect that will help make your trips to the Happiest Place on Earth even more memorable:Disney Pin Trading: The Disney pin … [Read more...]


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...]