Visiting The Pools at the Pop Century

If you are like me, then part of your vacation is lounging by the resort pool. I'd like to take you on a journey with me as we explore some of the pools of the Walt Disney World Resort. Today I want to start at one of the value resorts; Pop Century.Pop is a BIG resort with three themed pools.  These pools all in unique shapes are called; The Bowling Pin Pool which is located in the 1950's section, The Computer pool which is located in the 1990's section, and The Hippy Dippy Pool (shaped like … [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...]

Top 5 Uses for Carabiners at Disney World

I don't know about you, but I've found myself at Disney World, wishing I had one of those hiking clip things! I know you are probably thinking, "what, were you planning on doing? Scaling Cinderella Castle?" My answer is short and sweet...nope!  I actually have found this multitasker to be an essential when I am in the park (and we are talking no climbing here!).  In fact, I'll go ahead and admit that while I like taking nature walks and "hiking", I know so little about it, that I mistakenly have … [Read more...]

Armed Forces Salute Military Discount!

Current and past service members are entitled to some pretty great discounts through September 28, 2013. These room and ticket discounts are called the Armed Forces Salute.  Here are some of the discounts you can expect and some information to help service members plan their trip!Rooms at Disney resorts can be reserved for some excellent discounts most nights with the exception of November 22, 2012 through November 24, 2012; December 23, 2012 through December 31, 2012; and March 25, 2013 … [Read more...]

Taking Advantage of Souvenir Delivery at the Disney Parks!

I'm going to share with you a great benefit for those staying at a Disney World Resort.  Souvenir delivery right to your resort!  To be honest I took advantage of this for the first time this year, and I wonder why I've schlepped those bags around for years. The DetailsThis is available in all the Disney World Parks, including Downtown Disney. As you are purchasing your souvenirs at the register, inform the cast member you would like them delivered to your resort. After providing the … [Read more...]

Save up to 35% off at Disney World January 2-March 7th 2013

Well after Disney took their system off line for two days they are back today with a great deal for you!Here are the details:Book a vacation for January 2-March 7th 2013 and receive up to 35% off  your  room at Disney World  resorts.This is a PERFECT time f the year to go and experience low crowds and the brand new Fantasyland!There are only a certain number of rooms allocated at each resort so be sure to book this deal quickly. If you are ALREADY booked with Pixie Vacations then … [Read more...]

Flying Your Family to Disney Without Going Crazy! Part Two: Getting There

After months of planning you are now on your way to Disney.  No time to've got to get through the plane ride!  Here are some helpful hints that you and your plane mates will appreciate.  Did you miss Flying Your Family to Disney without Going Crazy! Part One:  Planning Ahead?  Click here.At the AirportGet there Early:  Arrive with plenty of time to get through the process with your children.  Its stressful enough without being rushed. Look for the Family Line at Security: … [Read more...]

How to Headache Proof Your Disney World Vacation

A few weeks ago, I wrote an article targeted at my fellow migraine sufferers visiting Disney World.  Today I am going with the headache theme again, but this time,  I am coming at it from a different view-point.  The view-point of a figurative headache (or, come to think of it, it could actually prove to be literal).  Today, we are taking a look at the little things you can do to make your trip to Disney World the most magical it can be.  I am giving you some MEDS to help you prevent those pesky … [Read more...]

Top 5 Ways to Have a Carefree Disney Vacation

While a vacation should be relaxing, it can also be stressful! Disney World is meant to take you back to the days of carefree childhood where magic and adventure is real and possible; but when trying to make flights, keep schedules, count cash, and haul strollers, a vacation can be anything but relaxing.So today I have some suggestions for how you can have a carefree Disney vacation. Enjoy!5. Take Breaks-While some guests many not have the time and flexibility to take a break during … [Read more...]

Do I Need My Stroller in Disney World?

To Stroller or not to stroller, that is the question.  The question on every parents mind when planning their trip.  Especially if your child no longer uses a stroller at home.  I will tell you that if your child is under the age of 5 and not a marathon runner, the answer is yes.  Beyond that its a personal decision.  Now comes the why, when and how...WHY?Walking is good for them right?  Oh yes, but Disney involves a LOT of walking!  Just getting from your resort room to the bus stop can … [Read more...]