How Do You Get Picked for the Indiana Jones Stunt Spectacular?

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How do you get picked as an extra for the Indiana Jones Stunt Spectacular?Excellent question! The answer is that there is no definitive way to get picked. You can definitely do things to help though. First, I would suggest you get there early and get as close as possible to the front. Second, wear something bright or distinctive. The last time I was in Disney World there were two different gentlemen picked wearing colorful and unique Hawaiian-type shirts. Three, If you happen to see a Cast … [Read more...]


A First Timer’s Guide: The Top 15 Things You Need to Know About Disney World

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Time and time again we hear of amazing things that Disney has or even does!  Disney always seems to have "something up their sleeve" and they tend to have every corner covered!  Each aspect of Disney has been carefully laid out and not one thing goes unnoticed!  Today we will look at the top 15 things as first timer's we want and need to know about this place called, Disney World!No Plastic In Animal Kingdom:  Animal Kingdom is known for none other than its thriving wildlife!  In an effort … [Read more...]


10 Steps To Planning the Perfect Disney Vacation

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So you want to take the family or group of friends to Disney? It can seem daunting to coordinate it all and make sure you are getting the package that works best for your group. As a Travel Magician with World of Magic Travel- it’s all in a day’s work! It’s basically my hobby AND my job! But for someone who isn’t planning these trips every day, here are 10 steps to keep in mind to help you plan.Decide who’s on the “guest list”- One of the first things to consider is who will be coming. If … [Read more...]


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...]


Summer In Walt Disney World – What To Expect

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Summer is a very popular time to visit Walt Disney World, and if you’re one of the many planning to make the trek during the upcoming months, then you will want to remember this - summer in Orlando is HOT and WET. Not only are the temperatures high, but the humidity is stifling, and there is thunder and rain storms almost every afternoon (and sometimes all day too!). Also, the crowds can get super intense, which for some isn’t an issue, but others might not love it. For many of you, summer is … [Read more...]


How to keep cool at the Walt Disney World theme parks

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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...]


Why The Disney Dining Plan Will Make Your Life MUCH Easier

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So you’re in the midst of planning your Walt Disney World vacation, and you are deciding things like places to stay, when to go, flights/transportation etc – but there’s one more thing that should be on your list of things to book – the Disney Dining Plan! Why should I get it you might ask? Well, it will make your life easier – and don’t we all want that on vacation (and in general?)First of all, you probably need to know what the Disney Dining Plan, or DDP actually is - so let’s start with … [Read more...]


Disney Quick Tips – Add Your Celebration To Your Advanced Dining Reservation

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Walt Disney World is a great place for a celebration! To help you celebrate, they offer free celebration buttons for just about any occasion. But that's not the only way Disney can help with your celebration. When making your Advanced Dining Reservation, be sure to ask the cast members to make a note of your celebration. Also, remind them of your celebration when you arrive for your ADR. You never know what kind of Disney magic they may bring to your celebration.While it's not guaranteed you … [Read more...]


Can Adults Enjoy Disney Character Dining?

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Recently my husband and I were discussing Walt Disney World with a friend who is considering taking his family on their first trip to Disney. After several questions about why we love Disney so much, the topic of Disney Character Dining came up. He wanted to know more but thought we probably didn't experience character dining on our vacations since my husband and I don't have kids. I can easily see how it might look like character dining is an experience just for families with children; however, … [Read more...]


Disney World AM or PM Extra Magic Hours: Which Is Better?

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Guests staying at an on-property resort at a Walt Disney World have the added benefit of Extra Magic Hours. In case you're not familiar with Extra Magic Hours, this is additional time the parks are open exclusively for on-property resort guests. This is a great time to take advantage of reduced wait times on your favorite attractions. While not all attractions are running during Extra Magic Hours, the most popular attractions usually are.On most days, one WDW parks will be open early for … [Read more...]