Enjoy Incredible Water Sports at Walt Disney World

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Summer is in full swing which means the heat is on! Many visitors like to take a break from the parks during the heat of summer days and cool off in the resort pool or head to one of Disney's water parks. Well, there are a lot of  other ways to beat the heat and get out on the water that you may not know about!Let's take a look at the different types of water sport experiences available to you at Walt Disney World.If you are looking for relaxing way to enjoy the water, fishing may be the … [Read more...]


Which Walt Disney World Moderate Resort Is Right For You?

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When it comes to picking which Walt Disney World Resort to stay at, the options are endless – and can be overwhelming! They come in three “sizes” – Value, Moderate, and Deluxe, and as the names suggest, the perks (and pricetag!) goes up with each level. Many families find that the Moderate Resorts are a great choice for them – not too expensive, with great theming and bigger rooms and more on-site amenities than the Value Resorts – these are a great choice for a lot of reasons! So which Moderate … [Read more...]


Port Orleans: Riverside Vs. French Quarter – Which Is Right For Me?

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Walt Disney World has tons of amazing Resorts to choose from – there’s the family (and wallet) friendly Value Resorts, the amenity rich and opulent Deluxe Resorts – and then there’s my personal favorite, the Moderate Resorts – which combine great theming and amenities for the best of both worlds!Of the Moderate Resorts, I love Port Orleans the most – the New Orleans theme is amazing, and it has a great atmosphere – and best of all – there are TWO resorts to pick from! Port Orleans Riverside … [Read more...]


The Disney Royal Treatment – A Look at Port Orleans Riverside

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Port Orleans Riverside is perhaps the most popular moderate level resort at Walt Disney World. Recently, I got to stay here for five wonderful nights and I am here to report that this resort is a wonderful and affordable option for families looking for a bit of luxury and good dose of pixie dust without spending an arm and a leg.Check in at this resort resembles a ferry port where one might board a river cruise. I had not checked in on line and was happy that there was no wait for me to get … [Read more...]


Disney World Gossip Roundup – Magic Bands, Rapid Refill, and Resort Fridges

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Hiya!! I have been a busy little bee lately, getting all the best gossip for you. I have quite a bit of gossip for you today, but who doesn't love some good Disney World gossip right? Chippy might get jealous that I know more gossip than him so remember you didn't hear it from me.I know a lot of people have been looking forward to the Magicbands, well I have some great news for you. It seems as though Magicbands will be rolled out at the Port Orleans Riverside resort as of September 3. It is … [Read more...]


WDW Resort Rooms – Which Is Right For You?

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Picking a Walt Disney World Resort Hotel to stay at can be a difficult task - there are a lot of things to consider, like size, cost, amenities....so I'm about to break it down for you, give you the Resort Room basics that will hopefully make your decision easier:Value Rooms: These are found at WDW's Value Resorts and are the most basic rooms on property. Most come equipped with two double beds (a King can be requested, but is not guaranteed) and sleep up to 4 people. They all have TV's, … [Read more...]


Is Disney’s Port Orleans Riverside the Right Resort for You?

My family has enjoyed a couple of weeklong stays at Walt Disney World’s Port Orleans Riverside Resort. The question asked above, is it for you, depends on what you are looking for in a Resort, how much time you will actually spend at the Resort, and what types of amenities you prefer. My family stays at the Value and Moderate Resorts, because we do not spend a lot of time in our room or exploring the property. We get our fill of adventure at the Parks and Downtown Disney area and only hit the … [Read more...]


Do you tip Mousekeeping while you are at Walt Disney World?

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Tipping is an important part of my Walt Disney World budget planning. I budget for Mousekeeping, bell service, and food servers at all my favorite table service restaurants. Each day, I leave a special Mousekeeping envelope with a few dollars inside when we leave  for the day, and I have been blessed with awesome mousekeeping staff when I have traveled.Now, making towel animals is not a prerequisite for landing a job with the Disney mousekeeping department, but I wanted to share the … [Read more...]


Disney World Resorts – Which Moderate Resort Is Right For Me?

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Last week I talked about the WDW Value Resorts, and gave some information that hopefully helped you decide if they would work for you and your family. While the Value Resorts are great, they aren't for everyone, and if you're not sure the over the top decor and super family friendly atmosphere of the Value Resorts is quite your style, then read on for some information about Disney's Moderate Resorts:Price: Moderate means "middle of the road", so at these Resorts, you will pay more for a room … [Read more...]


Visiting Disney’s Port Orleans French Quarter Resort – Why It’s Worth The Trip

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Port Orleans French Quarter is one of Disney's Moderate Resorts, and it's modeled after New Orlean's historic French Quarter. It's a great Resort to stay at, and it's also a great Resort to visit, even if you aren't staying there!So why should you go out of your way to visit this quaint little resort?Well, there are many reasons:Atmosphere (and Romance!) - it is a quiet, laid back resort that really encompasses the New Orleans "big easy" style. When you walk in through the lobby, … [Read more...]