Avoiding a Disney Dining Crisis (Alternatives to Popular Disney Restaurants)


You get up at 5 am on your 180 day out from check in.  Why?  To make those Disney Dining reservations of course!  Or, not.  If you're like me, making ADRs at your 180 day mark doesn't always happen.  So, what should you do when the restaurants you were hoping for are booked?  Not only do you "just keep swimming" and keep checking back consistently until you find one you are hoping to get. OR, you look for an alternative!  Today, I'm going to share with you some Alternatives to Popular Disney … [Read more...]

Top Ten Disney Dining Locations for Adults at Walt Disney World


It seems as if options for dining at Walt Disney World with children are easy to come by.  Just about every Disney park, resort, and even Downtown Disney has kid friendly restaurants.   You know the ones I'm talking about.  O'hana, 1900 Park Fare, Crystal Palace, Tusker House, Chef Mickey's....and the list can go on and on.  But what if you are traveling without children?  What if you have taken advantage of the resort childcare service and you're enjoying a night out with your loved one?  You … [Read more...]

Top 10 Ways To Save Money On Your Disney Vacation


Traveling to Walt Disney World can be quite expensive, so finding ways to save money on vacation is very important. Here are our top 10 ways to save money on your Disney vacation.10. Ask for a cup of water - Instead of purchasing a soft drink or bottled water to go with your meals, ask for a free cup of ice water. In order to comply with Florida law, Disney will happily provide you with free ice water. Want something with more flavor? Bring some Mio or other type of  water enhancer with you … [Read more...]

Disney Quick Tip – Study the Disney World Park Maps


While it may be tempting to wing it or to just get the park map for a souvenir, I would highly recommend to study the Disney World Park Maps. When you study the park map, it can help you in the following ways:Learn where the parade route is so you know where to sit/stand to see it Know what attractions have fast passes (for those still getting paper fast passes) Identify the closest restrooms Figure out where the nearest food location is including the price range Get an idea of what … [Read more...]

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...]