Top 10 Disney World Rides You Must Do Each Visit!

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When I was younger I was a big Disney World thrill seeker. I could ride Splash Mountain all day long, take the trek to the top of Everest every hour on the hour, and spend enough time on Rockin Roller Coaster to make Aerosmith question my sanity. As I got older and had kids my ride choices changed. I would have to spend more time on family friendly rides and sneak off to ride Space Mountain when the little ones would be napping in the stroller. No matter what your situation the fact remains … [Read more...]


Disneyland Refurbishment Schedule February 2013

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Please be advised that Disneyland Refurbishment information is subject to change without notice and should be confirmed just prior to visiting.Disneyland ParkNow – May 22, 2013: Troubadour Tavern will be closed. Jan. 7-17, 2013: Big Thunder Ranch Petting Farm will be closed. Jan. 7-17, 2013: The Haunted Mansion will be closed. Jan. 7-24, 2013: Primeval World will be closed for refurbishment. Jan. 7-10, 14-17, 21-24, 28-31, Feb. 4-7, 11-14, 18-21, 25-28, 2013: Big Thunder Trail … [Read more...]


Taking in the Walt Disney World Parades

"What time is the three o'clock parade?"  "Where does the Main Street Electrical Parade begin?"  Now that I have your attention, let's talk Walt Disney World Parades.  People waver back and forth about the best viewing spots, time to grab a spot, and even etiquette when it comes to parades at the most magical place on earth.  Today, I want to share with you some of the best spots to view the parades at each park.Magic Kingdom Park:Just in front of the Liberty Boat is a great location. … [Read more...]


Disneyland Refurbishment Schedule for January 2013

If your heading to Disneyland soon be sure to check out the Refurbishment/Closure list below. Refurbishment information is subject to change without notice and should be confirmed just prior to visiting. Updated information is available on the Disneyland website. CurrentTroubadour Tavern (Disneyland) closed through 5/22/13 for refurbishment.UpcomingBig Thunder Trail & Ranch Complex (Disneyland) closed 1/7/13-1/10/13, 1/14/13-1/17/13, 1/21/13-1/24/13, 1/28/13-1/31/13, … [Read more...]


NEW! Disney Attractions+ now available at Walt Disney World and Disneyland Resorts.

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NEW! Disney Attractions+ now available at Walt Disney World® and Disneyland® Resorts. With Attractions+ you can take home all your Attraction images, taken within a 14 day visit to the parks, for $44.95.How does it work?RIDE: Ride one of the participating Attractions ASSOCIATE: Present your Attractions+ card at the Attraction Imaging Sales Center within 24 hours of riding to associate your photo. CLAIM: Visit DisneyPhotoPass.com and enter the ID on the back of the card. DOWNLOAD: … [Read more...]


Keys to the Kingdom Tour – What’s it All About?

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The Keys to the Kingdom Tour is a fabulous "extra-curricular" for any Magic Kingdom fan that wants to add even more knowledge and fun facts to their repertoire. Even the most knowledgable Disney trivia buff will learn something new on this tour. While I won't give away the secrets about this tour, I will give you some helpful information and insight about it.Just like ADRs, you may schedule the Keys to the Kingdom tour 180 days out. All tour participants MUST be at least 16 years old. There … [Read more...]


Disney Confidential – Are Wristbands Going to Replace Tickets at Disney?

 Hey there guys and gals! It’s me… Anonymouse and I have been searching up and down and had my ear to the ground listening for some juicy new tips for you. Of course with all that work, I have stumbled upon something very interesting!Word on the street (Main Street of course!) is that wristbands are going to be replacing tickets at Disney's theme parks! What you say? How is that...seems like a reverse in technology, right? Well these are special (magical even!) wristbands that are … [Read more...]


Dealing with Grief – The Christmas We Escaped to Disney World

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After finishing several articles featuring Disney Holiday Planning, I got to thinking about our own Christmas Trip in 2010.  We stayed the week before Christmas and left the day after.  This was my families first time to Disney during the holidays, in fact the first time we had travelled somewhere during Christmas Day.  But for us it was an escape from the real world.  We just couldn't face a "normal" Christmas after the year we had.  The trip was bittersweet but I would like to share it with … [Read more...]


Top Five Best Uses of Fastpass

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Fastpasses are available at many attractions at Disney World, but how do you determine which ones will be the most useful or which ones to grab early on and which ones can wait til later in the day? Lucky for you I am here to give you my opinion on the top five best ways to use your fastpasses!Here is a brief rundown of the fastpass system: Fastpass is a free perk offered to all park guests. When you arrive at a fastpass attraction simply head to the distribution area, insert you park pass … [Read more...]


Top 5 Mountains at Walt Disney World Resort

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The tallest mountain range in the sunshine state--well, the only mountain range in Florida--is located smack dab in the middle of the state at Walt Disney World Resort. It's a rather unique geographic feature, sampling desert outcroppings, snowy peaks, even reaching to the stars.Today's Top 5 was an easy list to assemble, seeing as there are only five mountains in the World. Ranking them, however, was a different challenge.1.) Big Thunder Mountain Railroad - Built to resemble the rugged … [Read more...]