Disney Planning “Do’s” And “Don’ts”

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Planning a Walt Disney World vacation is no small task – there’s so much to do and see, and so much information out there that it can easily become overwhelming. Luckily, we’re here to help!Check out my list of Disney Planning Do’s and Don’ts:Do – Make Lists: I am big fan of lists – they help me stay on track, and they are especially helpful to me and my family when we are traveling. I like to make the following lists for my Disney trips: packing lists (for me AND the kids!), … [Read more...]


Top 10 Disney World Thrill Rides

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There’s nothing like getting swept up in Disney magic. The castle, the characters, the Mickey shaped food! It’s so easy for “outsiders” to look at Walt Disney World and think it’s for kids because the focus is on family and the parks being for everyone. However, as Disney veterans, you and I know there is no shortage of thrills and scares at the parks too! I don’t know if I’ll ever outgrow wanting to experience magic and excitement all in one day! Here are my Top 10 Thrills in Walt Disney … [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 6 Magic Kingdom Attractions For First Timers

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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...]


5 Reasons Why More Guys Should Go To Walt Disney World

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1. The food. And lots of it. Us guys like to eat, and at Disney World, there’s definitely food to satisfy every man’s palette. You can find hearty foods like pizza, pasta, steak, BBQ chicken, fish, and--of course--the classic Disney Turkey Leg all around the parks. The snack selection is never-ending: from churros to pretzels to popcorn to pastries. For the more extravagant man, Disney offers frozen bananas, waffle sandwiches, and snacks from around the world. Don’t even get me started on the … [Read more...]


Disney For Adults – FAQ

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Whenever I tell someone I am headed to Walt Disney World on my next vacation, I always get the same response – something along the lines of a weird look and a comment like “Again?” or “I thought Disney was just for kids”. I just smile and explain to them that we love it there and leave it at that. I do get a lot of questions about Disney for Adults, so I thought it might be helpful to go over some of the most common ones:“I thought WDW was just for kids?” – This could not be more wrong! WDW … [Read more...]


Don’t Let The Weather “Rain On Your Parade” at Disney World

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The ugly truth is that there are some things that can ruin even a vacation to the happiest place on earth - Walt Disney World. One of those potential hazards is the weather, specifically RAIN - but luckily, there are ways to prevent the rain from messing up your day. Especially when Tropical Storm Andrea is out in the Gulf.Fist things first - Pack For The Weather - That means coming prepared for rain by bringing ponchos for everyone, extra socks, assorted sized ziploc baggies and grocery … [Read more...]


Staying Safe at Walt Disney World

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Too many times families travel to Walt Disney World and they aren't as safe as they are back home.  Being in such a magical place often times causes people to let their guard down.  Here are a few simple reminders for staying safe at Walt Disney World in your hotel and in the parks.At the hotel:Always lock the doors of your room and car.  Even when you are in your room, you need to keep the door locked.  Too many times people use the lock to prop open their hotel door and things get … [Read more...]


What’s the Height Requirement at WDW?

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Some of the most popular attractions at Walt Disney World have a height requirement for the younger guests.  The reasons are for safety and age appropriateness.  While most of the attractions don't have height minimums, the shortest you can be to experience these attractions is between 38 and 48 inches.  While many parents try to make their child taller by stuffing their shoes or buying thick soled shoes, I suggest you don't.  The only one who will potentially be hurt is your child.Here is a … [Read more...]


The Disney Essentials Survival Kit

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Walt Disney World vacations are amazing - there is so much to do and see and experience, and there is definitely a lot of buildup when planning - you check out all the restaurants and menus and rides and attraction information, so once it's time, you are READY to go, and NOTHING can stop you!...Well, ok, not nothing, we are only human after all, and sometimes - things happen, and it's best to be as prepared as possible for anything and everything that could come your way while on your WDW … [Read more...]