Is Toy Story Midway Mania FastPass+ Only?

Walt Disney World’s Hollywood Studios guests are reeling at the news that Disney is testing FastPass+ and Toy Story Midway Mania has no Standby line for the week of October 6-9, 2014. Monday through Thursday only guests who have scheduled a FastPass+ using MyDisneyExperience *in advance of arrival at the attraction* will be able to ride the popular shooting gallery arcade style attraction.   Disney representatives say that a select number of FastPasses will be available for those who did not … [Read more...]

Navigation Tips for Downtown Disney at Walt Disney World

Downtown Disney has a lot to offer for Disney enthusiasts as well as those who would prefer to avoid the parks.  With the construction taking place as Downtown Disney transforms into Disney Springs, getting to the area can be a challenge.  So if you’re planning a day at Disney Quest, or you just want to enjoy the shopping and dining options available at Downtown Disney, here are some helpful hints for making your way through the mayhem that can be the approach and parking. During this period of … [Read more...]

Top 10 Characters to See at Mickey’s Not-so-Scary Halloween Party

Character meet-and-greets are extra special at Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party. You can interact with many characters not usually found any other time in the parks.Here is a list of the top ten character meet and greets at MNSSHP.10. Mike and Sully from Monster's Inc, can be found in Tomorrowland9. Aladdin, Jasmine, Genie and Abu can be found in Adventureland near Aladdin's Flying Carpets (All four together in one group picture)8. Haunted Mansion CMs are dressed with even … [Read more...]

Top Ten Stage and Live Performance Shows at Walt Disney World

Walt Disney World sure has a lot of fun rides and attractions; that's why it is the #1 tourist destination in America, and considered to be the happiest place on Earth! But it isn't all rides and 3D movies. There are some fabulous stage shows and live performances you shouldn't miss. Here are the top 10:10. Disney Junior Live on Stage is fun for fans of Disney Junior shows on the Disney Channel. Come sing along with Handy Manny, Doc McStuffins, Sofia the First and the crew from Mickey Mouse … [Read more...]

Attraction Closures for the Dedication of the Seven Dwarfs Mine Train

This week at Magic Kingdom's Fantasyland and Tomorrowland, there will be some rescheduled and closed attractions due to the media party and dedication of the Seven Dwarfs Mine Train ride.The party/dedication is for select media and guests and will only affect a few rides and shows during the two day event. If you are going to be at the park this week, this is the schedule of the closures:Thursday May 1, 2014 - Media partyThe following areas of Fantasyland will be closing at … [Read more...]

24 Hour Show Your Disney Side Costumes

Hello Disney Addicts!24 hour Rock your Disney Side on Friday, May 23rd keeping getting better and better each week!Disneyland Resorts is encouraging all us to Show Your Disney Side by dressing up to the 24 hour event on May 23rd.   I know what I want to wear and hope the weather cooperates.   Do you have your costume yet?  Are you dressing up or Disneybounding? What ideas do you have?Here is some information directly from the Disney Parks to ensure your costume or outfit meets the … [Read more...]

Disney’s Million Dollar Arm Pitching Contest For A Chance To Win $1 Million

ENTER DISNEY’S MILLION DOLLAR ARM PITCHING CONTEST FOR  A CHANCE TO WIN $1 MILLION.Can you throw a 100 mph strike?  Do you have a great arm?  Then don't miss this once-in-a-lifetime chance to win $1 million dollars.Disney is offering amateur baseball pitchers a chance to compete in the Million Dollar Arm Pitching Contest.   Male and Female baseball pitchers who are legal US residents and 18 years old or older can try out for a chance to make it into the Qualifying Rounds of the Million … [Read more...]

Top 5 Walt Disney World Resort Lobbies

I love to resort hop, that's no secret, and I always find myself visiting the same resorts each trip, largely in part due to the wonderful lobbies (and of course pin trading). When Disney built the resort hotels, they definitely didn't skimp out on the details of the resort lobbies. Each lobby is uniquely themed to match the resort and the deluxe resorts often feature the best details, but that's to be expected given how much people pay to stay at those resorts. So, it should come as no surprise … [Read more...]

Top 10 Walt Disney World Christmas Trees

If you’ve visited any of the Disney Parks during the Christmas holiday season, then you know that Disney goes all out in decorating their larger-than-life Christmas trees. Each tree is customized to the park or resort where the tree is found, making them all special in their own little way. Not all are created equal and a little more thought went into some more than others it seems. During our recent trip a few weeks ago, we visited 18 different resorts plus all 4 parks, so I did thorough … [Read more...]

Top 10 Ways to Save Money on Your 2014 Vacation

For those of us who have visited Disney Parks in the last few years, you know that it can be expensive and prices only go up every year. But don't let that deter you from planning a 2014 trip to Walt Disney World or Disneyland. By using these saving techniques to lessen your trip expenses, you can make that trip happen and still experience the magic of Disney.Buy souvenirs in advance – We’ve gone so many times over the years that we don’t really buy souvenirs, but we are big pin collectors, … [Read more...]