Top 10: Food & Wine Festival Insider Tips

I can't stop talking about Epcot's International Food & Wine Festival! It is seriously the best time of year to go! This year, my family and I are going in late September to enjoy the Festival,  Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party, and to top it off we got Free Dining!! (You can do this too,  ask me how most Walt Disney World guests, the Epcot Food & Wine Festival is the booths. They are the little kiosks added throughout World Showcase with snack … [Read more...]

5 Essential Wardrobe Items For Your Disney Park Visit

Part of the excitement of heading to the parks is choosing your Disney outfit! Although getting decked out in Disney gear can be really fun, take a moment to think about the reality of wearing that outfit all day in the unpredictable Florida weather!  Here are 5 essential items that should be included in your park-day wardrobe!1. EARS! A set of ears is guaranteed to make you smile the instant you put them on. There are so many different options out there now so you will have no problem … [Read more...]

Top 5 Disneyland Good Neighbor Hotels

Just like Walt Disney World, Disneyland Resort has Good Neighbor Hotels for guests to stay at. There are 30+ Good Neighbor Hotels in the Disneyland area and many are within walking distance to the parks. Since the Disneyland Resort hotels can get pretty expensive, it's nice to have cheaper options when booking a stay. Here's my top 5 Disneyland Good Neighbor Hotel picks (in no particular order).Best Western Park Place Inn and Mini Suites-this hotel is right across the street from the … [Read more...]

Disney Magic Outside the Walt Disney World Theme Parks

The magical experiences around the Walt Disney World Resort aren't limited to the 4 Theme Parks. Most people don't realize how many recreational activities there are available in the area. You could take a Disney Vacation and have an amazing time without ever going into the Parks!So you're tired of the rides and the crowds? Get a little fresh air and make some magic with your family with these activites that are off the beaten path, but still IN Walt Disney World.Bass Fishing … [Read more...]

Top 5 Reasons to add a Disney Cruise to your next Disney Parks Vacation

If you are going back and forth with trying to decide if you want to do a Disney Cruise or spend your time in the parks, I have a great idea for you....why not do BOTH?!?!  Sailing on the award-winning Disney Cruise Line to a tropical destination before or after a stay at Walt Disney World Resort makes for the ultimate family vacation.  There are so many reasons why I love adding a cruise on to a Disney Parks vacation and here are my top 5. . .Experience the thrills and frills of Disney in … [Read more...]

Top 5 Walt Disney World Money-Saving Vacation Tips

For many, a dream vacation, or a favorite trip "home" means a visit to Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida. If you feel that this kind of trip is just out of financial reach, you are not alone. But there are ways to save money, and make the dream a reality. Here are five tips that might help:1. Do Your Research (or work with a Travel Agent) to Find the Best DealsDisney can be expensive, there's no doubt about that, but they do offer discounts, deals, and promotions at various times of … [Read more...]

Top 10 WDW Experiences For Disney-Pixar Movie Addicts!

Disney-Pixar pals are some of my kids' favorite Disney characters and Walt Disney World isn't just for the classic films and Princesses anymore. They have successfully incorporated many Pixar films and characters into the rides and resorts. My Disney Addict daughter, Jasmine, is  so excited to see the newest Disney-Pixar film "Inside-Out"  so she made a list of the Top 10 best ways to have a Pixar Character filled Disney trip:10. Toy Story Midway Mania 3D  is one of the best rides at … [Read more...]

Top 10 Places I’m Looking Forward To at The All New Disney Springs

There are major changes coming to one of my favorite spots, the former Downtown Disney. So much exciting stuff is happening there! Here are my picks for the top 10 changes to look forward to  when Disney Springs is complete.In 2016, when completed, Disney Springs will double the number of shops and restaurants and grow to more than 1 million square feet, which means I am going to have to schedule a whole day during my trip just for doing DS!Top 10 places I am looking forward to checking … [Read more...]

Top 10: Educational Experiences at Disney World

Disney World is the ultimate field trip! Learning and having fun at the same time is their speciality!  There are hundreds of "secretly educational" things going on at Disney all the time. Epcot is the nerdiest Park ever (my favorite Park, actually) and is all the science and social studies any kid will ever need! And don't even get me started on Animal Kingdom!Here are my Top 10 Educational Experiences (that won't have them complaining of boredom or napping) at Walt Disney … [Read more...]

Top 5 Fried Disney World Treats

These days, you can find a deep fried version of pretty much any food imaginable – and I don’t know about you, but I love a good deep fried snack! Disney is no stranger to deep fried food, and they have a ton of delicious items on their menus around the Parks that will fulfill that desire for something fried. So without further adieu, here are my picks for the top five fried Disney foods:The “Doh Bar” At Cooke’s Of Dublin – This tiny restaurant is so unassuming that you might not even notice … [Read more...]