Staying on Disney World Property….Yes or No?

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If you are anything like me, you've been to Disney World too many times to count! I've been in the heat of the summer, I've fought the spring break crowds, I've seen Goofy Santa make his way down Main Street USA.  Over the course of my trips, I've been very purposeful about where I stay.  I like to collect blogger data (aka pictures, story ideas, and any insider scoop I can).  I've stayed on and off property and today, I'm here to share my observations.  I'm breaking down my thoughts on the … [Read more...]

Top 10 Best Pin Trading Spots at Walt Disney World

Pin Trading

Pin trading has quickly become our favorite activity to partake in while vacationing at Walt Disney World. When we made our first trip as annual passholders in 2010, we really didn't know a whole lot about pin trading and decided to purchase a few pins to trade after seeing cast members trading pins with guests. Today our collection has grown to nearly 4,000 pins. You could probably say we’re pretty serious traders, but we’re not the ‘walk into Epcot with suitcases full of pins’ serious traders. … [Read more...]

Visiting Walt Disney World with Boys-A Perfectly Pirate Disney Day

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Disney seems to cater a lot to princesses, doesn't it?  But as a momma of boys, I am always looking for way to make my guys feel like their trip is just as magical!  When you're a parent of boys, you see things from a whole different perspective, don't you?  That's why I want to share with you A Perfectly Pirate Day at Disney-Tips on Touring the Parks with Boys!Attractions:  Star Tours, Rock N Rollercoaster, and Toy Story Mania are best for boys at Disney's Hollywood Studios.  And, don't … [Read more...]

Easy Tips to Avoid Losing your Kids at Disney World or Disneyland


If you are like me, I am in constant fear that I will lose my kids at any theme park and Disney World or Disneyland is no exception.  From one paranoid parent to another, these are the ways I reassure myself that we will happily reunited if we become separated.Keep in mind, my kids are 12 and 13 and give me a very hard time with these precautions lately.  Nonetheless, I persist.1.  At the resort, before you leave, each day...take a photo of your child.  This ensures a recent photo as … [Read more...]

Just Say NO to Fanny Packs!

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I was born and raised in a tourist town. Just like the pick-pockets in Europe know, there is one way to spot a tourist. No matter where my friends and I went, whether strolling along the beach or shopping in the shops downtown, we could always pick them out of a crowd. No, they didn’t wear funny hats necessarily, nor did they incessantly ask us for directions; they were wearing fanny packs.The high school I went to was pretty normal for normal people, but do something out of the norm like … [Read more...]

Spending Only One Day At Walt Disney World

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Spending a week or so at Walt Disney World is one of my favorite things to do; however, this isn't always practical for everyone. Perhaps you're in Florida for a work conference or visiting family nearby and just don't have time for a week at Disney. Whatever the reason, a trip to Florida is the perfect opportunity to take advantage of your proximity to the Most Magical Place On Earth, even if it's just for one day. So, if you find yourself in Orlando with only one day to spend at Disney, how … [Read more...]

Save on Your Next Disney Vacation with Target!


Love Disney but want to make sure you are saving the most? Let me tell you how my family and my clients save up to an extra 10% any deal you book! If you shop at Target you are already well on your way to being able to save on your next Disney vacation.Next time you are shopping make sure to talk with a Target associate about signing up for either one of their cards. I personally prefer the Target RedCard Debit as there are no credit checks and it come directly out of my checking just like … [Read more...]

10 Photography Tips for Your Next Walt Disney World Vacation


Pictures are the best souvenir of any Disney vacation, at least in my opinion.  I often find myself saying, "Please smile nicely.  Pictures are mommy's souvenir."  When we get home, I look forward to developing them, putting them in Disney frames, and even using some as photo gifts.  This past vacation, I took over 600 pictures!   But, before I can do those things, I need to be able to photograph well, right?  Hopefully these Photography Tips for Your Next Walt Disney World Vacation will help … [Read more...]

Tables in Wonderland vs Disney Dining Plan – Which is better?


Disney has two dining programs that often leave people a little confused and asking the question: Tables in Wonderland vs Disney Dining Plan, which is better?Unfortunately, there's no simple answer. A lot depends on your style of Disney Dining. Are you the type of person that likes to dine at the nicest restaurants with your meal including appetizers, entrees, and desserts? Then the Disney Dining Plan may be perfect for you! Or are you the type of person that wants to see the characters; … [Read more...]

Disney World Quick Tip – Travel off season for a more magical visit


Deciding when to travel to Walt Disney World is a big decision. It can affect many aspects of your trip including price and crowd levels. Traveling during the off season is a great way to make your vacation even more magical.Because there are fewer guests visiting Walt Disney World during the off season, Disney will often lower the prices of staying at on-property resorts in an effort to fill more rooms. At certain times of the year, they have also been known to run specials such as free … [Read more...]