Disney World Quick Tips and Tricks: Dark Ride Etiquette Part Two

For first time visitors to Disney Parks, dark ride etiquette may seem confusing. Some rides allow photos with no external lighting, while others are somewhat vague. That’s just the tip of the iceberg concerning Dark Ride Etiquette.Here is my part 2 of  Top 5Dark Ride Do's, the sequel to my Don'ts.Peter Pan's Flight. With the technology of new DSLR cameras, some striking photos can be captured on this ride without the flash. Timing has to be spot on, but most photographers know that is … [Read more...]

Disney Says Muslim Worker Had Multiple Options


A former Disneyland employee filed a federal lawsuit Monday against the Walt Disney Corporation alleging discrimination based on her religion.Imane Boudlal, 28,  had worked as a restaurant hostess at the Storyteller’s Cafe  at Disney's Grand Californian Hotel & Spa for  two years before questioning Disney’s dresscode.The lawsuit alleges Boudlal, who is a Moroccan native but a naturalized U.S. citizen, in 2010, did report to her managers at the Grand Californian Hotel & Spa’s … [Read more...]

Top 5 Reasons Why You Should Arrive at Rope Drop

Some of you may be asking yourself, "Rope drop? What's that?" Well, Rope Drop is term used to refer to the official opening of a Disney park; and many Disney regulars strongly encourage Disney guests to be at the gate at this time of day for this event.But why? Is it really worth getting up that early and battling the packed turnstiles? With Disney's free FastPass system, is it really necessary?I believe that the answer is yes! Here are my Top 5 reasons why!5. Peak Season Crowds - … [Read more...]

Stages of Disney Addiction: What stage are you?


Did you know there are actually stages of Disney Addiction we progress through? We decided to (virtually) sit down and define these stages so that you could test yourself and see what level of Disney Addiction you, or your family members, are in.Stage 1: Newbie (majority of park attendees) # of Disney trips: 0 as adult, may have visited as children but don’t remember much about their trip(s) Symptoms:  Don’t know how much planning Disney vacations require. Are likely to only eat Quick … [Read more...]

What shoes should I wear at Disney?


I am sure most of us have seen the woman who has on heels and is dressed like she is going to her prom, now while she may look good I know she is not very comfortable. If you are not comfortable then you will not be able to enjoy your day at the parks. Remeber you will be walking miles and miles, so comfort over rules cute in this situation.I say always go with sneakers or if there is a chance of rain possibly crocs. I know crocs are not cute but I am trying to have fun not win a beauty … [Read more...]

Do you need a Disney Rewards Visa Credit Card?


If you are anything like me the answer is a resounding NO! In fact I don't need any more credit cards!   That doesn't stop every credit card company on earth from sending me a pre-approved credit application once a week.  Even Disney Visa (aka Chase Card Services) was relentless. The photo of Mickey on the card, designed to draw any Disney Addict in.  Oh wait, I can choose from multiple designs?  I can even pick a Tinkerbell card!  Nope, don't need it.  They can't make me, I've paid off all my … [Read more...]

2013 Moms Panel Search to Launch Soon

Exciting news just announced from the Disney Parks Blog today!  If you think you have got what it takes to be on the 2013 Disney's Mom's Panel listen up!  Very soon, sometime in September , Disney will begin taking applications for the 2013 Panel!Each year thousands of hopeful men and women submit an application to be on the Disney Mom's Panel.  The Disney Mom's panel has helped tons and tons of Disney vacation goers plan and answer questions about their upcoming trip!If you think you … [Read more...]

Enter daily for a chance to win a trip to Disney


Our friend Kristin over at Couponing to Disney not only publishes some great Disney Tips and Tricks on top of her Coupon and Deals she also tracks down some of the best Disney Vacation Giveaways to share with her readers.She is sharing that weekly list with us that I will be passing onto you each week. Good luck and be sure to let us know if you win!*Good Morning America’s Big BRAVE Adventure You and 3 guests travel on a 9-day Adventures by Disney experience to Scotland inspired by the … [Read more...]

Make your own Disney’s Magic, Memories, and You Show

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Now you can create your own personalized Disney World Magic, Memories, and You Castle Show. Just click this link and give Disney access to your Facebook so it can pair up your pictures. Then watch Goofy share the fun!I still think its a work in progress as many of my pictures were not centered on a persons face. Still its very cool and fun to play around with.What do you think?  Related articlesDisney World Vacation Souvenirs for the Budget Conscious (chipandco.com) The … [Read more...]

JAXPORT Welcomes Disney


Walt Disney Parks and Resorts has started importing most of the merchandise headed to its Central Florida parks through JAXPORT’s TraPac Container Terminal at Dames Point, a shift that underscores the port’s growing attractiveness to shippers while also supporting statewide efforts to move Florida cargo through Florida seaports.Florida Governor Rick Scott joined Jacksonville Mayor Alvin Brown, JAXPORT CEO Paul Anderson, Florida Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Mark Wilson and MOL … [Read more...]