Top 5 Boat Rides at Walt Disney World Resort

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I'm checking in with Part 2 of my current Top 5 series: Top 5 Boat Rides at Walt Disney World Resort. It seems four out of five of my favorites are found at Magic Kingdom Park. I must admit it was hard to narrow the list down to just five rides. I mean, in addition to the 10+ boat-oriented park attractions, you've also got ferries (or is that fairies?), fireworks cruises, and water craft rentals. In the end, though, it came down to which ones my family rides over and over and over and … [Read more...]


The 10 Commandments of Walt Disney World

There are some things that you just should not... SHOULD NOT do when you're at Walt Disney World. They are major time pitfalls!  Think of them as being the 10 Commandments of Walt Disney World trips! Commit them to memory, recite them daily if you have to.Just follow them, or risk a disaster of a trip! You wont wander Egypt, but WDW will feel just as big!1) KNOW THY MAP- Before you even leave you should study Disney World maps like you were about to pick a college! Knowing WHERE things … [Read more...]


Disney World Quick Tips – What to do when it rains at WDW

What should I do if it rains while at Walt Disney World?This is a question I am asked quite often. My family usually travels to Disney in the summer months (as do most families who have school-aged children).Unfortunately, there are two constants with Orlando's summer weather pattern:It will be HOT It will rain. I have never had a trip to Disney World where it didn't rain.Did I let it ruin our fun? HECK NO!!! … [Read more...]


Five Things You Should Pack That You Never Thought Of

If you were to look inside my luggage for our Walt Disney World vacation, you may think I have gone bonkers. Why would a sane person pack empty paper towel rolls on a Disney vacation? Stockings? Surely I don’t plan to wear those, right?You’re very right, I have a much more useful plan for those. Just wait and be amazed.Panty Hose or Knee High Stockings. Do you have a little girl who will be treated to Disney’s Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique? Would you like to conserve that bun for the next … [Read more...]


Disney World Quick Tips – How to keep your stuff dry

There is nothing more refreshing than getting on a water ride on a hot day. While being soaked and walking around in wet clothes is not the greatest feeling it does cool you off. Now imagine you are enjoying your Disney World vacation and like most people you have your cell phone in your pocket.Forgetting its in there you head over to a ride like Splash Mountain and you get drenched not only does your clothes get soaked so does your cell phone. Now you have a couple hundred dollar paper … [Read more...]


Disney World Quick Tips: Hot Weather Touring

With blue skies and bright sunny days, a vacation at Walt Disney World during the summer is the stuff picture-perfect postcards are made of. Unfortunately, the picture doesn’t capture the entire reality of those hot, sticky, exhausting days of touring the theme parks with all the summer crowds and in the heat.Here are some of my favorite tips for helping you keep your cool, literally, while at Disney. Doing so may also help you keep your temper!Generally, surviving your summer vacation … [Read more...]


Fun Ways To Get Wet At Walt Disney World

While most families have plans to stay dry while visiting Walt Disney World, others look for ways to get wet and cool off on those hot, humid, summer days.  Sure, you and your party can ride attractions that will get you wet such as Splash Mountain or Kali River Rapids (or just stand on the bridges outside the attraction and try to catch a splash), but I'm referring to other ways to get wet!The obvious is take a dip in the pool back at your resort, or spend a day at one of the water parks: … [Read more...]


Disney World Quick Tips – What to do when it rains

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What should I do if it rains while at Walt Disney World?This is a question I am asked quite often. My family usually travels to Disney in the summer months (as do most families who have school-aged children).Unfortunately, there are two constants with Orlando's summer weather pattern:It will be HOT It will rain. I have never had a trip to Disney World where it didn't rain.Did I let it ruin our fun? HECK NO!!!We have learned to embrace the rain at Disney over the years, and … [Read more...]


How to Tour the Parks – Visiting the Magic Kingdom in a Wheelchair

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Visiting Walt Disney World in a wheelchair can be tricky. Disney does a good job with getting information out there but I still learn something new on every trip. There are a few things that are not in the guide book and some things are constantly changing. In this article, and the ones to follow, I am going to let you know a few things that I have learned on my visits to Walt Disney World. Disney is a magical place and I feel like they go above and beyond when it comes to wheelchair … [Read more...]


Disney World Planning – Picking the Resort & Time of Year

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Currently I am planning a Disney trip for September 2012. Since planning is half the fun I decided to bring everyone along on my planning journey. Follow this series of articles for some fantastic planning tips and ideas and feel free to share your ideas with me to help me on my way!Today is March 6, 2012. I leave for Orlando September 27, 2012. This leaves me a little over six months to plan my trip. The first thing I had to do was choose a resort and a time to travel. I was recently at the … [Read more...]