Why Walt Disney World is Better Than Disneyland

When it comes time to decide where my next Disney Vacation is going to be, I often think about doing Disneyland, or maybe a Disney Cruise. But, in the end, Walt Disney World in Florida always wins! It will forever be my "home" Park. I often see the Disney Addicts arguing over which Park is better. Disneyland lovers will say "their Park" is better because it was first, or because it is smaller. But we all know when it comes to Disney, bigger is always better!  I am here to set the record … [Read more...]

Please Stand Clear of the Doors – Disney Monorail Etiquette 101

Monorail Etiquette 101 I have heard countless stories of children saying that their favorite ride in all of Disney World is the monorail. While it is easy to laugh at this and push it off as childhood amusements, the monorail really is a unique and innovative feature of Disney.There is something about coming around that big curve and seeing the Magic Kingdom from the monorail window for the first time. It still gives me butterflies.I get it. The monorail is great. However, there are … [Read more...]

Top 5 Monorail Resort Restaurants for Breakfast

If you plan on spending your day in the Magic Kingdom, there are a wide variety of great breakfast spots right along the monorail route. These options will give you an early start and get you right to the Magic Kingdom quickly to get the day started! Many of these breakfast options will be early enough to get you there in time for Rope Drop at the front entrance. Riding the monorail is an experience in itself and even better if it takes you to see Mickey or Mary Poppins for breakfast. Check out … [Read more...]

Please stand clear of my Dole Whip

One of my favorite lines from Walt Disney World and one of the first lines I learned in Spanish was "Please stand clear of the doors. Por favor manténganse alejado de las puertas." Anytime I hear that line I can't help but think of the Walt Disney World theme parks. While sharing a Dole Whip last week I thought combining the line from the Monorail and my love for Dole Whips would be a great shirt idea. Sorta like the shirt idea I had from Space Ship Earth.Now you can own your very own Please … [Read more...]

Top 10 Disney World Non-Ride Experiences

Although the rides are so fun and unique at Walt Disney World, there are many other magical things to do! Think outside the lines.... the ride lines that is!  Everyone needs a change of pace from waiting in line, and at Disney there is excitement all around you!Here are 10 non-ride experiences that I enjoy at Disney World:10. Meeting Characters-  an essential part of a Disney trip is getting a photo and autograph from your favorite characters and Princesses.  Collect autographs on … [Read more...]

Great Restaurant Choices for First Time Visitors To WDW – Resort Edition

Last week I wrote about the best theme park restaurants for first timer travelers to WDW, all of which offer delicious meals that are great to grab while you’re at the Disney Parks – but there’s a whole other side to Disney Dining – so I invite you to step outside the Parks and head to one of these amazing WDW Resort Restaurants:Boma: Head over to Disney’s beautiful Animal Kingdom Lodge for some authentic African cuisine. Not sure what “African Cuisine” entails? Well, here’s what you can … [Read more...]

Own a piece of the Magic – Buy this Disney World Monorail

Yes, you can be the proud owner of the original Mark  IV Red Monorail for Walt Disney World. How cool would it be to be able to have this in your driveway? It was originally $6 million dollars but it can be yours for the low price of $169,000. That price includes delivery.Here is the description from the listing:Here you have it folks, this is the ultimate Disney collectible item. I'm sure many of you have ridden this exact train before. The original WDW monorail front car still … [Read more...]

Walt Disney World Resort Refurbishment: Monorail Modified Schedule

The Walt Disney World Resort Monorail System will undergo refurbishment that will impact the Resort and Express monorail beams on select days in February and March.The modified routes will be in effect on Feb. 3-5, Feb. 9-12, Feb. 23-26 and March 2-5, 2015 from 11 a.m. – 7 p.m. During these times, Monorails on the Resort beam will travel between Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort, Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa and Magic Kingdom Park. Monorails on the Express beam will now make an … [Read more...]

What Not to Miss on Disney’s Magic Kingdom Resort Crawl

There's so much to see and experience at the Magic Kingdom area resorts, I can hardly wait to share it with you! In this area are the original resorts of Walt Disney World, those present on opening day, October 7, 1971, but others have been added, and they are all spectacular. You'll only find Deluxe Resorts and Deluxe Villas in the Magic Kingdom area.  Let's explore them together - Disney's Contemporary Resort, Disney's Polynesian Village Resort, Disney's Grand Floridian Resort & Spa, and … [Read more...]

The Disneyland Resort Monorail – a colorful history

This past September marked the 55th anniversary of the Disneyland Monorail, which opened in 1959 as part of the first major expansion of Disneyland Park that included the Matterhorn Bobsleds and the Submarine Voyage.  The Monorail was a dream by Walt Disney to explore new ways of transportation and was thought to be a sort of "highway in the sky" in the early planning stages of Disneyland Park.  To this day, Disneyland is the only place that has the famous Disneyland Monorail Mark … [Read more...]