How to keep cool at the Walt Disney World theme parks

Spring is in the air! The hot, humid air…ok so maybe it’s not quite hot or humid yet, but that doesn’t mean that Florida isn’t getting some heat – and there will be more of that to come as summer approaches too! As you plan to head to Walt Disney World this Spring and Summer, I recommend you take some preventative measures to help ensure that you are as cool as can be:Freeze Those Drinks - Get some disposable water bottles and fill them about 2/3 of the way with water, and then stick them in … [Read more...]

Top Mid-Day Break Spots at Magic Kingdom

Florida’s heat and humidity can be brutal in the peak summer months and nothing will drag your day down quicker than a mid-day meltdown. With all the excitement that the park has to offer, there are also many places to slip away and enjoy a mid-day break. Catch some air conditioning, relax your body and your mind, and give your tired feet a rest. Here are my top spots to take a mid-day break at Walt Disney World’s Magic Kingdom.The People Mover: Jump on the Tomorrowland Transit Authority … [Read more...]

Top 10 Simple Pleasures at Walt Disney World

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 6 Magic Kingdom Attractions For First Timers

Visiting Walt Disney World for the first time can be an overwhelming experience – it’s new, exciting, and there’s so much to do and see that you may not know where to begin! But don’t panic – I have compiled this list of must-do Magic Kingdom attractions for first timers to help you in your pursuit of Disney magic:Carousel of Progress: Many would argue with this choice, stating its corny or not worth it, but I put it on the list as its one of the few rides created by Walt himself – you get … [Read more...]

Beat That Disney Heat With These Top 5 Indoor WDW Attractions

Summer at Disney means high temperatures, but even worse than that – it means high humidity too – and that means sticky, heavy air and the near certainty of daily afternoon showers – but luckily, all is NOT lost if you plan on visiting WDW in the summer – as there are plenty of INDOOR attractions/rides that will help keep you cool (Seriously though - I shudder to think how much WDW pays to air condition their property each summer!).Check these out next time you need to chill out:Dinosaur … [Read more...]

Top 5 Underrated Magic Kingdom Attractions

The Magic Kingdom at Walt Disney World is filled with tons of great attractions. So many, in fact, that guests can often miss some great, but lesser known attractions simply because there is so much to do. Let's take at look at our top 5 underrated Magic Kingdom attractions.5. Swiss Family Robinson Treehouse in Adventureland is a recreation of the treehouse the family built following a shipwreck in the film Swiss Family Robinson. If you have an interest in treehouses or have seen the movie, … [Read more...]

Top 5 Underrated Disney World Attractions

Anyone planning a trip to Disney or who has been there before knows that are certain attractions that get a lot of attention and fill up the queues really quick. Therefore, some other Disney attractions that may not offer the latest technology or the biggest thrills sometimes get overlooked and are definitely underrated. This is unfortunate since some of Disney's best secrets are underrated attractions. Therefore, I have compiled a list of Top 5 Underrated Disney World Attractions for you to … [Read more...]

Top 5 Overlooked and Underestimated: Disney World’s Magic Kingdom Edition

Have you ever talked with someone who is still fresh with the "post Disney glow" only to realize that they missed out on some pretty amazing Disney Stuff?  I'm always shocked when they didn't even realize such a thing existed! I have a couple of spots that I always hit, no matter what and it is really hard for me to understand how anyone could pass them up!  These personal favorites may not seem like much to everyone, but these are my top picks for overlooked and underestimated, Magic Kingdom … [Read more...]

Tips for Keeping Calm and Avoiding Anxiety at the Disney Parks

Anxiety is something that all of us have experienced at one time or another. A situation such as speaking in public is enough to make most of our hearts race and palms sweat. For some people, including my daughter, anxiety disorders can cause anxiety to make an appearance much more often, sometimes daily. A Disney vacation, as magical as it is, can be filled with anxiety triggers for some people.While every person's situation is different, over the years we have learned what works for our … [Read more...]

Five Things To Do Before Your First or Fiftieth Disney Vacation

Congratulations, you have just booked your first (or fifitieth!) Disney vacation! But, now what? You've figured out your hotel, your flight, and booked an amazing package with tickets included. Nothing left to worry about, right?That's not quite true. Most people think that's the end of vacation planning, but it's not, at least where Disney is concerned. A decent plan in place could vastly improve your Disney vacation.First and foremost, follow a reputable Disney Blog. You're already … [Read more...]