Best FastPass+ Options at Epcot

Next up on my FastPass series – Skip it or Book it – I’m covering Epcot, here is the Magic Kingdom in case you missed it. With Future World and the World Showcase, Epcot can easily be a two-day park. But, if you use your FastPass+ choice wisely, you can cover the most ground and see it all without waiting in too many lines. Epcot Book ItSoarin’If 75+ minutes of waiting in line isn’t your idea of a good time, then definitely book a FastPass for Soarin’. This extremely popular (and for … [Read more...]

Epcot Testing Restrictions on Fastpass+

According to Kenny the Pirate Disney is doing more testing that will restrict Fastpass+ usage in Epcot for November and December.  This test matches up with what Disney originally announced for FP+.  They are testing during a time where the Disney resorts are at some of the highest prices per night. This change will definitely make your day at Epcot a little less magical.Those guests using Fastpass+ will be allowed to book only 1 headliner attraction and 2 other attractions per day.Level … [Read more...]

Top 5 Flying Rides at Walt Disney World

I’m starting a new series of Top 5’s today, and we're starting with the flying rides. Let’s see if you agree with my faves!Alrighty, here…we…gooooo!1)      Peter Pan’s Flight – A popular Magic Kingdom draw, happy thoughts and pixie dust power this adventure. Climb aboard a pirate galleon for a fanciful flight from the Darlings’ London home to the Lost Boys’ haunts of Never Land. There’s often a long line—and long FastPass waits—for Peter Pan’s Flight, but according to my kids, it’s a … [Read more...]

How To Tour the Parks – Visiting Epcot in a Wheelchair

Epcot is a great park to visit if you are a wheelchair user. Most of the attractions are accessible in some form and many allow you to stay in your wheelchair thanks to accessible ride vehicles. Here is a look at the accessibility of the major attractions.Spaceship EarthSpaceship Earth is one of the few attractions that you enter through the exit. When you arrive let the Cast Members know that you need the accessible ride vehicle.  The ADA ride vehicle has a wider door. It was at the … [Read more...]

Top 10 Rides to Avoid After You Eat

So you just stuffed yourself on a scrumptious meal at your favorite Walt Disney World eatery. If you’re on the Disney Dining Plan, you likely enjoyed a four-square meal and beverage of choice, right? What you need is a nap, but what your family wants is a ride!Do NOT “walk this way” when you are stuffed to the gills:1)      Rock ‘n Roller Coaster Starring Aerosmith—A tour of G-Force Record Studio is cut short when the band Aerosmith takes off for a show. They take Guests with them, … [Read more...]

What to do with a Test Track Junkie During the Rehab

As most Walt Disney World fans know, the popular Test Track attraction at Epcot is going to be down for refurbishment from April 2012 to sometime in the Fall of 2012.So, what are you supposed to do with the Test Track junkie in your party with the attraction down for the busy and crowded summer season?Most of the people I have spoken to agree that Test Track's biggest fans are usually under the age of 12. Not that adults don't enjoy it, but younger kids seem to relish the attraction. … [Read more...]

Top 10 Extreme Rides at Walt Disney World

With four theme parks and two water parks, thrill seekers are sure to find their happy place at Walt Disney World. Let’s take a look at 10 of the resort’s top extreme rides.MAGIC KINGDOM: Space Mountain—This classic Magic Kingdom coaster is an all-time fan favorite. Climb the 180-foot mountain then blast off into deep, dark space through twists and turns and past shooting stars and black holes. Two separate tracks, the Alpha and the Omega, mirror each other as they hurl rocket ships through … [Read more...]

Scary Rides and Attractions to Avoid with Kids

With a soon to be ten year old, it is quite easy to take her on rides that she absolutely loves!  Peter Pan, Winnie the Pooh, "it’s a small world", even Tower of Terror are no problem for her!  Don’t even get me started on roller coasters, and how much she loves them!But there are some rides that she just doesn’t like, so this article is written for those of you like us, parents of children that do get scared at some of the attractions.  Here is Sophie’s list, listed in order of the … [Read more...]

Disney World Fun Facts – Epcot

The Experimental Prototype Community of Tomorrow (EPCOT) is the park with the future in sight, here you can play with up and coming gadgets in Future World and experience the sights and flavors of11 countries in the World Showcase. Originally opened in 1982 the park boasted some pretty advanced engineering and ideas which continue to evolve today.1. The inside of Spaceship Earth hosts a ride, but the outside of the structure also serves a purpose. Aside from finding shelter underneath the … [Read more...]

Post Race Details Announced – Disney Wine & Dine Half Marathon Weekend

Saturday, October 1, 10:30 p.m. – Sunday, October 2, 2011, 3:00 a.m.Location: Epcot®The Disney Wine & Dine Half Marathon Finish Line Party will be greatly expanded in 2011, allowing runners and guests to enjoy more of what Epcot has to offer!This year's party includes:Epcot® International Food & Wine Festival's 27 international marketplace kiosks along World Showcase 20 additional food and/or beverage locations throughout the park Access to select attractions … [Read more...]