Why I Love the Touring Plans Website and Apps!


Touring plans, which comes from the people who bring your The Unofficial Guide each year, is perhaps one of the best tools out there for planning your Disney Vacation.  If you are planning your first or hundredth trip to the Disney World or Disneyland you need to check out www.touringplans.com.To subscribe it is $11.95 for the year, but there are always coupon codes available it seems. I happen to think this is the best use of your vacation money and here is why.When you are touring … [Read more...]

Magic Kingdom reaches Capacity on Christmas Day – Expect long lines all week!

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Hello All this is Amanda here with some Magic Kingdom Capacity news. We have heard that the Magic Kingdom closed on Christmas Day around 11:42 AM due to Phase 2 capacity. It eventually reopened around 3:00PM. The lines continued to remain long as well as wait times. Around 2:50pm some of the wait times were - Space Mountain 130 mins, Peter Pan 110 mins, Big Thunder 90 mins, Barnstormer 80 mins, Under the Sea 80 mins, Haunted Mansion 75 mins,  Splash 75 mins, Winnie the Pooh 70 mins.With the … [Read more...]

Should You Take an Infant to Walt Disney World?


Taking an infant to Disney World is very difficult. Now, I know that a lot of you are going to comment and say that you took a young child and it went just fine and to you I say "Bravo, my friend." But for the rest of us, it can be a lot of work. But it's also not impossible, not if you plan well and lower your expectations just a little bit.  With just a few adjustments to your usual vacation strategy, you can make traveling with an infant a lot easier.Sleeping arrangements are probably … [Read more...]

Journey of the Little Mermaid Characters Come to Life with Classic Storytelling and Innovative Technology


Under the Sea - Journey of the Little Mermaid debuts in a few days at Magic Kingdom, advancing the great tradition of the “dark ride” – a theme park classic that transports riders in guided vehicles through specially lit scenes often featuring animation sound, music, and special effects.That said, the Little Mermaid attraction incorporates advanced technology and special effects to make guests feel as if they’ve been taken underwater as they encounter characters from “The Little Mermaid” in … [Read more...]

Disney Theme Park in St. Louis? Well Almost!

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Alright, Disney fans, store this in the back of your head for that Jeopardy Daily Double question.  Back in 1962, Walt Disney himself was in the process of negotiating a Disney Theme Park  in St. Louis, MO.  What could have been?Walt Disney was approached by the organizers of the St. Louis Bicentennial.  Their request was that he produce a film about the city.  So impressed was Walt with the newly expanding downtown area and the almost complete Arch, he had a better idea.With … [Read more...]