A First Timer’s Guide To Walt Disney World – Packing For Disney

Ok – so you’ve chosen which Walt Disney World Resort to stay at, you’ve made your Advanced Dining Reservations, and you’ve made your trip itinerary – so now all that’s left to do before you head off on your Walt Disney World vacation is PACK! A daunting task, for sure – because who likes to pack? It’s a pain, and there’s always stuff you can’t pack until the VERY last-minute, and then there’s the fear of forgetting something…eek!While I can’t make sure you pack your contact lenses, I CAN … [Read more...]

Disney Planning “Do’s” And “Don’ts”

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...]

WDW Quick Tips: Pack Light And Skip The Checked Luggage

I don’t know about you, but I personally hate checking luggage. I have never had luck with it – it gets lost or banged up or misplaced or ends up on the other side of the country – oh and can I mention how this is a service many of us are PAYING for now with baggage fees?…needless to say, I try to avoid it if at all possible. Since I live in upstate New York and driving to Walt Disney World would take 20 hours or more, I choose to fly and bring as little as possible. I have come up with some … [Read more...]

When Should I Go To Disney World?

There are many theories on what is the best time of year to visit Walt Disney World, and there are websites and apps and charts and graphs and all kinds of information that can help you determine when the crowds will be the smallest. Even we have touched on it many times.I know for me, crowds are only one factor in considering when to visit WDW, and here are some things to think about that will help you make the decision of "When Should I Go to Disney World?"Consider Your Party - If you … [Read more...]

Planning Your First WDW Trip – What To Expect

So you've decided to go to Walt Disney World for your vacation - first off, let me congratulate you on making such a smart decision! So now that you know where you're going, it's time to plan - and if it's your first trip, it's easy to get overwhelmed with all the information that's out there. So, here's some tips on what you can expect for your WDW trip:"Not Your Typical Vacation" - WDW is a fast paced, crowded world of Parks and Resorts, and for many its not exactly what you would call … [Read more...]