Top 5 Gift Shops at Downtown Disney

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Walt Disney World isn’t just parks and resorts! If you haven’t spent some quality time shopping at Downtown Disney (soon to be renamed “Disney Springs”) you’re missing out. With 58 stores, restaurants that serve up quick service, sit down meals and desserts you’ll always have something to do. Plus it’s all rapidly expanding to offer even more places to shop. Set aside some time to browse the area, especially my Top 5 Favorite Shops!World of Disney- If this wasn’t my favorite I know you’d … [Read more...]


Top 5 Attractions that I Hope Never Close at Epcot

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With all the changes coming to Walt Disney World in the next few years, there are some attractions that I hope do not change.Here are my top 5 attractions that I hope never close at Epcot.Ellen’s Energy Adventure: Many would call this attraction outdated, but I thoroughly enjoy the wit and humor of this show. Going back in time with Ellen Degeneres and Bill Nye the Science Guy – who could refuse an opportunity like that? I agree that this attraction could use a bit of updating, but I … [Read more...]


Unique Breakfast Items You Must Try at Walt Disney World

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Start your day off right with a breakfast that is not only delicious and filling, but one unique enough to post on Instagram. My last Disney foodie article was about my Disney Dining Bucket List for table service restaurants. Check out these one-of-a-kind items you must try while at Disney:Maple Waffle Breakfast Cone – BoardWalk Bakery at Disney’s BoardWalk Fluffy scrambled eggs, crispy bacon, melted cheddar cheese in a hand-formed maple waffle cone makes this a BoardWalk breakfast not to … [Read more...]


Top 5 Disney Buffets For Adult Diners

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The Dining Choices at Disney World are abundant – so abundant that choosing which ones you’ll dine at can be really difficult. But if you’re traveling as a couple/all adult party to WDW, then you’re in luck – because while WDW may seem to be a family’s paradise (which it is), it is actually geared towards those of all ages, and they really do have something for everyone. If you love buffets, but aren’t sure about dining with characters or tons of families with (sometimes loud and rambunctious) … [Read more...]


10 Disney Parks Shopping Splurges

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When I go to Walt Disney World I budget with the intent to buy plenty of merchandise on each visit. However, there is an elite level of souvenir that I usually don’t allow myself to buy. As a NorthEasterner I can’t visit as often as I’d like so I always stock up while I’m visiting. I try to keep individual “big ticket” items under $100 each so my “splurges” may be more or less than yours! What are your spending limits when you visit? How do you decide what to buy and what to leave behind? Here … [Read more...]


10 Things to Skip to Save Money on your Disney Vacation

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As a seasoned veteran of Disney World with young children, I have learned a few ways to save money on our Disney Vacations that I wish I knew the first time! If you are a frugal parent like me, who starts saving a year in advance, or trying to figure out how you can ever go to Disney because it's so expensive, this list is for you.I also have a list of Ways to Save When Planning a Disney Trip.Things to SKIP to save money:1. Stroller Rentals: Bring your own from home to save the … [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...]


5 Attractions That I Hope Never Close at Magic Kingdom

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It seems like every week we are letting you know about a new change coming to Disney. With all the closing, refurbishment, and re-branding announcements, I couldn’t help but think about all my favorite attractions and shows at the Magic Kingdom and how I hope that they never close.Here are my top 5 attractions that I never want to see leave the park.Space Mountain: My favorite ride at Magic Kingdom, Space Mountain is all at once thrilling and iconic. A landmark of Tomorrowland, Space … [Read more...]


Top 10 Disneyland Attractions for Toddlers

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Disneyland is one of the most magical places, and viewing the parks through the eyes of your toddler makes it even more so. While there are a lot of attractions and rides aimed at older kids/adults, there are still plenty of things for your toddler to enjoy! Here's my top 10 list of attractions for toddlers at the Disneyland Resort:Mickey's Toontown- There's so much for little ones to do at Mickey's Toontown! Visit Mickey and Minnie in their homes, explore Goofy's house and garden, and … [Read more...]


Top 10 reasons why you should stay at a Walt Disney World Resort

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When planning a trip to Walt Disney World, one of the most important decisions you must make is whether to stay on-property, or off-property. There are pros and cons for both, and the choice depends on the needs of the people traveling. But if you're thinking about staying on-property in a Walt Disney World Resort, here are the Top 10 reasons why you should stay at a Walt Disney World Resort.1. Different Types of Accommodations - Walt Disney World Resorts are classified in three different … [Read more...]