Walt Disney World Planning – ADR’s For First Timers

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So you’ve gone ahead and booked your first WDW trip – congrats! Once your trip is about 6 months away, you’ll need to make your Advance Dining Reservations (or ADR’s in Disney-speak!) for your table service meals. But if you have no clue where to begin, fear not – as it is easier than you think! Here’s a guide to picking out your ADR’s that should help you get startedThe ADR: A Quick Rundown – So ok – what exactly does ADR mean anyway? An Advanced Dining Reservation or ADR basically is a … [Read more...]




Kids Under 3 & The Disney Dining Plan

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Promotions like Stay, Play and Dine (which was released to the general public on October 9, 2014) and Free Dining can make a trip to Walt Disney World an affordable reality for your family.  At Disney children under 3 are free - they don't pay park admission, and they are not counted toward room occupancy.  However, it also means they are not eligible for a dining plan, even if you wanted to pay full price for it.As a family of three, two adults and a two-year-old, we are very excited for … [Read more...]




Disney Dining Plan: Making a Snack Credit Seem Like a Meal

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The Disney Dining Plans can be a great deal and save you a lot of money when it comes time to chow down on all of the delicious foods at the Walt Disney World Resort - especially if you are able to book using a promotion for free or reduced-priced dining.The standard dining plan includes one quick service meal, one table service meal and one snack per person per day (plus a refillable mug that can be used at any resort).  My husband always worries that he won't have enough food and will be … [Read more...]




Top 5 Character Meals At WDW – Why You Should NOT Miss These!

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One of the best parts about visiting Walt Disney World is all the amazing characters that you can meet and greet! They are all over the place – around the Parks, at Character Spots, and then there’s my personal favorite way to mingle with them – character meals! Combining amazing Disney Food with character interaction is probably the most genius idea ever – and it’s become so popular that Disney has tons of character dining options to choose from! My family and I always plan a few different … [Read more...]




Living the VIP Life with Disney’s Premium and Platinum Packages

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I mentioned these vacation packages briefly in my recent “Which Dining Plan Is Right For You?” article, and they are definitely worth exploring some more, especially if you are considering booking a WDW vacation to celebrate something special like a honeymoon or an anniversary – or if you just want to experience some VIP treatment while at WDW!Living The Premium Life: This package includes accommodations at a Walt Disney World Resort, and Park Tickets that can be customized to the length of … [Read more...]