Top 10 Simple Pleasures at Walt Disney World

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Disney vacations can be action packed, non-stop, and all about running around. However, there are so many great moments where you can enjoy the simple pleasures of the park for little to no money and end up getting a whole lot more from your vacation because of it. Here are my ten favorite simple pleasures at Walt Disney World.Dole Whips: I don’t even know if I should list this as a simple pleasure, because to me, Dole Whips are serious business. But in the grand scheme of Walt Disney World, … [Read more...]


Top 5 Favorite Downtown Disney Stores

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One of my favorite parts of our Disney vacations, is taking some time out to explore Downtown Disney.  Food, entertainment, and shopping make up this area of Walt Disney World that is not to be missed.  Downtown Disney is currently undergoing a transformation to become Disney Springs, which is going to be a bigger and better version of the Downtown Disney that we have grown to love.  I love exploring all of the shops at Downtown Disney and here are my Top 5 ones that I hit each and every … [Read more...]


Top 10 Ways to Have Cinderella-Inspired Fun at Walt Disney World Resort

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With the release of the animated classic, Cinderella has been capturing the heart of princesses (and princes) young and old for over 65 years! As this weekend’s No. 1 box office smash the new, live action  “Cinderella” is enchanting audiences nationwide, the magic of Cinderella plays out on a grand scale each day at Walt Disney World Resort.Here are 10 ways to have a Cinderella-inspired stay at Walt Disney World Resort.1. Dine like Royalty at Cinderella’s Royal Table Meeting Cinderella, … [Read more...]


Top 10 Reasons Disney World is the Ultimate Vacation Destination

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Walt Disney World has be delighting visitors for over 40 years and it's no wonder guests keep going back for more!  Walt Disney World is probably one of the most well known family vacation destinations on the planet and here are my top 10 reasons why it is really the ultimate vacation destination!10.  The attractions are so innovative and unexpected.  Of course there are classics like Peter Pan's Flight and Dumbo that have remained true to their original design, but the new attractions are … [Read more...]


Top 10 Disney World Quick Service Dining Locations – Resort Edition

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Howdy folks!  I'm back today to share with you my Top 10 Quick Service dining locations scattered throughout your favorite Walt Disney World resorts.  In case you missed it, be sure to check out my other post on my Top 10 Quick Service dining locations throughout the parks.The resorts offer some great dining experiences, even in the form of Quick Service dining.  And, you can take advantage of doing a little resort hopping and exploration, while using your Disney Dining Plan credits. Here … [Read more...]


Top 10 Disney Dining Tips for Walt Disney World

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One of the best parts of a Walt Disney World vacation is the numerous dining options you have!  But...dining at all of these restaurants comes with a price tag.  In order to maximize your dollar, I highly recommend checking out the Disney Dining Plans and adding one of them to your package.  Here are my Top 10 Tips for Using the Disney Dining Plan.There is a plan to match your eating habits-  Do you like quick meals so you can spend more time on your favorite rides?  Or do you like to take … [Read more...]


Top Hollywood Studios Attractions For First Timers

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Last week I wrote about which Magic Kingdom attractions you’ll want to make sure you check out as a first-time visitor to Walt Disney World, and today I want to take a trip to my second favorite WDW theme Park – Hollywood Studios – where the movies come to life and the spirit of old Hollywood lives on! If you’ve never been to Hollywood Studios, you will want to make sure you check out these Must-Do attractions:The Great Movie Ride: This “ride through the movies” is a great little ride … [Read more...]


Top 5 BEST Disney World Tips with Toddlers

Top 5 Best Tips WDW with toddlers

I cannot tell you how much I love trips to Walt Disney World with my son.  Seeing how excited he gets and how much fun he has is worth more than all the Dole Whips in the world.  That said, planning a trip to Walt Disney World with a toddler was a whole different game than I was used to.  As with everything, toddlers have their own set of special things to consider when planning your magical vacation to Walt Disney World.1. Bring a stroller, or a baby carrier, or both!  There is nothing … [Read more...]


Top 5 Character Meals at Walt Disney World

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Disney Dining offers a wide variety of choices and experiences, build your own burritos, hot dogs with exotic toppings, and the beloved by all (okay, by most) - chicken fingers and fries. But nothing beats a character meal for kids and kids at heart!Character meals are an opportunity for photo ops  and autographs with characters that you might otherwise stand in line for hours to get. And often there's singing and dancing that goes along with the character interaction. So, what are the top … [Read more...]


Top 5 Cruises with Children in 2015: East Coast Edition

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Cruises are becoming the hottest new vacation choice among families with children. With waterslides, childrens centers, and family-friendly shore excursions, cruising is a great all-inclusive way to show your children the world! As a Mom of three, I know what keeps children happy, and these 5 cruises meet the standard!1. Disney Cruise Lines-  Of course, the best in land based vacations, Disney, takes the number one spot on my list.  Disney's east coast ships port from Cape Canaveral and … [Read more...]