Top 10: Food & Wine Festival Insider Tips

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I can't stop talking about Epcot's International Food & Wine Festival! It is seriously the best time of year to go! This year, my family and I are going in late September to enjoy the Festival,  Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party, and to top it off we got Free Dining!! (You can do this too,  ask me how Summer@worldofmagictravel.com)For most Walt Disney World guests, the Epcot Food & Wine Festival is the booths. They are the little kiosks added throughout World Showcase with snack … [Read more...]


Disney Dining Quick Tip – Split Dessert to Save Money

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Being a fan of the desserts at Disney and also at saving money I came up with a great way to indulge in both while at the parks... I hope you like today's Disney Dining Quick Tip which teaches us how to split desserts to save money while at Disney!There are so many tempting treats and delectable goodies throughout Disney. I budget a good chunk of my money (and yearly calories) to sampling as many as I can throughout the parks. A great way to save money (and some of those calories) is to … [Read more...]


5 Reasons to LOVE Garden Grocer Delivery Service

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What is a Garden Grocer and why are we so in love with it? Garden Grocer is a local supermarket outside the Disney World properties in Orlando.  There are many grocery stores in the area that will make your deliveries but Garden Grocer does the best job by far!Here are 5 Reasons why we love Garden Grocer:Online ordering.  It's so much easier to peruse the selections online than try to explain something over the phone.  Their system is very user-friendly and their selection complete.  … [Read more...]


How to Make the Most of Your Time Standing In Line

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Let's face it, waiting in line can be a total bummer on vacation, especially when there is so much to see and do!  And with little ones, it can become challenging to keep them entertained in order to avoid a meltdown.  Here are some of my favorite ways to keep kids of all ages entertained and help pass the time before it is your turn to ride your favorite attraction!!The Alphabet Game- look for letters of the alphabet, in order, on objects around you.  With tons of people and even … [Read more...]


5 Ways to Save Money on Food at Walt Disney World

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I am a foodie in my everyday life, but when I am at Walt Disney World, I really let my foodie flag fly high. I know how expensive eating at Disney can be and I've honed my skills so that I can save money where I can in order to splurge in other areas. Here are my top five tips for saving money on food at Walt Disney World.1. BYOB: Bring Your Own Bottle - water bottle that is. Buying water bottle after water bottle is really expensive in the parks, not to mention environmentally unfriendly. … [Read more...]


Disney Quick Tips – Should You Pack a Snack?

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Of course food is plentiful in the parks, but if you are trying to watch your budget or your calories, both can add up quickly. That's why I always pack snacks to take with me into the park. Here is why you should too!Everyone in your party may not have the same eating schedule. You may be getting hangry (hunger anger), and your travel companions may be racing toward Tower of Terror, laughing, and skipping along.  Also, if you are not a part of the dining plan with snacks already budgeted … [Read more...]


Top 5 Dining Dining Snacks at Epcot

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Epcot houses a vibrant cultural and culinary melting pot.  Since Epcot offers so much to see and do, it is no surprise that you can work up an appetite at the Experimental Prototype Community Of Tomorrow.  There are so many scrumptious food choices that it can be hard deciding what to try.The following Top 5 Disney Dining Snacks at Epcot are ones that my family enjoys while trekking around Future World and the World Showcase.Chocolate Covered Salted Caramel (or caramel anything really) … [Read more...]


Disney Parks’ Candy Apple vs. Rice Crispy Treat

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 One thing Disney parks are known for is the treats! The Candy Apple and Rice Crispy Treat rank high on many people’s list. Which one is the superior snack though?Each of them has their virtues, and each has their not so favorite parts as well.  Both are pretty delicious, and come in a variety of decorations. They can also be made with your toppings of choice at places like Goofy’s Candy Co. Each has a nifty stick to hold them and keep your fingers clean, but that’s where the … [Read more...]


Disney Quick Tips – Try A Dole Whip

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The Disney Resorts offer some pretty amazing snacks. There are plenty of Mickey shaped snacks at Disney, but there are also quite a few other delicious snacks that you just have to try. At the top of that list is the Dole Whip.The Dole Whip soft serve sorbet treat arguably one of the best Disney snacks. While Dole Whips are available in orange and vanilla flavors, the pineapple flavor is by far the most popular. At Walt Disney World, you will find Dole Whips at Aloha Isle in Adventureland. … [Read more...]


Top 10 Overlooked Items to Pack for your Disney Vacation

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We've been to the Disney World Theme Parks enough times now that we have a list of things that we always pack. We learned after our first trip what we absolutely have to bring with us in order to avoid spending extra money buying these items at the parks or taking time away from the parks to go out and purchase once we arrive.Here is my Top 10 overlooked items to pack for your Disney Vacation...Sunglasses/Hat – This should be pretty self-explanatory. Hats are great if you want to protect … [Read more...]