My 2014 Disney World New Years Resolutions

As another year comes to an end, I like to make it a point to take some time to reflect on all the events of the year – the good, the bad, and the Disney of course. I love vacationing at Walt Disney World, and am always looking for ways to make my vacations more enjoyable for myself and my family. So I thought this year, instead of making a traditional list of goals for 2014, I would make a list of “2014 Disney World Resolutions”:Try Some New Eats – There are so many dining options at WDW … [Read more...]

What is a Disney Pin Code and How do you get one?

People ask me all the time what is a Disney Pin Code? The second question in that sequence is usually How do I get one? While the first question is pretty easy the 2nd one takes a little work, but here goes...A Disney Pin Code is a special discount Disney sends to you to entice you to book a Disney Vacation. Most Pin Code deals start rolling out when Disney is running a special promotion (like now). Usually the deals are better than the offers that are out there to make it hard not to want … [Read more...]

Should You Buy the Refillable Mugs at Disney World?

My family used to wrestle with the question - should we buy the refillable mugs?  If you are on any of the Disney Dining Plans, the answer is an easy "no" because the mugs are already included in your dining package price.  For those of us who do not purchase the dining plan, then evaluating the refillable mug purchase is worth consideration.   The refillable mugs are purchased at your Disney resort and offer free refills of coffee, pop, tea, or hot chocolate.  The refillable mugs can be … [Read more...]

Disney Quick Tip – Manage Your Disney Gift Cards

If you're like me, you love to save money and will go to great lengths to save a few bucks on your next Disney vacation. By now I'm sure you've heard that you can save quite a bit by purchasing Disney Gift Cards at Target using your Target Red Card Debit or Credit Card to save 5% off the cost. And if you have a Target Pharmacy Rewards certificate, you get an additional 5% off to save a total of 10% - this saved us $150 alone on our last trip. A lot of people will also do something similar at … [Read more...]

Top 10 things to bring with you to the Disney Parks

In normal life, I don't require much on a daily basis.  In the parks, I am amazingly needy!  I try to bring everything I need to the parks without overloading myself.  Remember, whatever you bring, you have to carry!Here are my Top 10 things to bring with you to the Disney Parks.Your Camera: A picture is worth a thousand words right?  There is no better way to preserve a memory than through a picture.  Posed/Staged pictures are great, but I love catching candid shots of my kids doing … [Read more...]

Guide to Walt Disney World Closing Phases

If you’re visiting the Walt Disney World parks in the next week over the Christmas and New Years holidays, then you know that it will be insanely crowded. Because of the large crowds, Disney must close the parks at some point during the day for everyone’s safety once they reach maximum capacity. The parks will close based on the phases below, so a good rule of thumb is to be at the park for rope drop. Arriving to Magic Kingdom after 10AM on Christmas Day is almost certainly going to result in … [Read more...]

Top 10 Adult Activites at Walt Disney World

For those of you who think Walt Disney World is “just for kids”, thank again! There is plenty to do for adults too, including:Water sports: You can go water skiing, jet-skiing, rent a boat (motorboats, or pedal boats and canoes for the more physically inclined), and even go para-sailing at several WDW resorts Sample some world-class cuisine: WDW has become very famous for it’s food, from delicious pastries and baked goods to 5 star cuisine and foods from all over the world, it truly is a … [Read more...]

Disney Inspired Spa Night: Cinderella Castle at Christmastime!

If you can remember back to the warm days of early summer (June 27th I think), you might remember a little Disney themed spa night post that I wrote, inspired by The Little Mermaid.  Today I'm back with a new nail look and it is perfect for the holiday season!   I'm taking inspiration from one of the most beautiful sights I've ever had the luxury of seeing, Cinderella Castle at its sparkly best!  That's right, today's nails are inspired by the diamond dipped Cinderella Castle at Christmas … [Read more...]

Top 10 Disney World Rides you must do at night!

Let's face it: all of the rides in Disney World are awesome. However, some rides are just better experienced at night. Below, I have made a list of ten rides that I think provide a better experience in the evenings. Do you agree with my suggestions?Splash Mountain - One of the classic rides in the Magic Kingdom, Splash Mountain is considered the best ride to experience at night. Why? That pivotal moment before your car plunges 50ft below, the view of Cinderella Castle is exquisite. Not to … [Read more...]

Food Allergy Info from Gluten Free & Dairy Free at WDW

As someone with a special diet, traveling can be challenging. Planning and researching are key in making sure you have a safe and enjoyable visit to your vacation destination. And even though Disney is well known for providing excellent food allergy and special diets accommodation, it's no different than any other travel destination. In fact, planning ADRs and touring plans are crucial, especially with new Disney guest features like Magic Bands and MyMagic+. And making contact with the Walt … [Read more...]