A Great WDW Souvenir – Before You Even Get There

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If you are a first time traveler to Walt Disney World or are going “home”, then you realize there are a ton of different WDW souvenirs to be had. T-shirts, mugs, magnets, hats, you can even order an awesome Chip and Co. shirt the list is endless and it’s so hard to choose.One of my favorites is a customizable map. WDW has a website where you can order maps of all the Kingdoms, customize them with your favorite rides and even put your name on them. There are categories of attraction … [Read more...]

Don’t forget to pack your Medicine for Walt Disney World…


Normally I would tell you to just say no to drugs, but on a Disney World Vacation I'm tellin' you... YOU BETTA BRING SOME WITH YOU!!!On two of my trips to WDW I got sick. Sick as a dog. Sick as in "please Jesus let me DIE before my throat explodes" kind of sick.  I'm fairly sure  I spent as much on medicine at the gift shops as I did on park-tickets!People book Disney vacations months in advance, so if they, or their children get sick it is extremely likely they will go ahead and on … [Read more...]

The American Idol Experience at WDW Introduces New Songs for a New Season


Just as “American Idol” on television makes changes each season, The American Idol Experience has recently been updated with the addition of 14 new songs, which guests can choose to perform for their big moment on stage.Many of the new songs, including hits from former American Idols, are titles that have been requested by guests auditioning at The American Idol Experience. Taking a cue from the television show, where country music has become more prominent, the list also adds several more … [Read more...]

Top Five Reasons Why WDW Is The Perfect Adult Vacation Spot

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There are many people out there who think of Walt Disney World as a place for kids and families, and it is true that they do cater largely to that crowd. BUT, that isn't all they do - they work hard to make WDW a place where those of all ages can go to have fun. Personally, I love WDW even more as an adult than I did as a kid, and in case you are on the fence, here are my top 5 reasons why you should give WDW a try for your next adult vacation:1. It's Truly a "World" of it's own - It's a … [Read more...]

Take advantage of the Disney Dining Plan with these helpful tips


Many people who travel to Walt Disney World take advantage of the Disney Dining Plan (DDP).  Disney dining plans are options available exclusively to Guests of select Walt Disney World Resort hotels with Magic Your Way Vacation Packages.  You can choose from quick service dining plan, dining plan, deluxe dining plan, premium package and platinum package.  Once you decide which dining plan is best for your party, here are a few other things to consider:Kids under age three eat for free at … [Read more...]

Getting Around Disney – An Overview of Disney World Transportation

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When planning your Walt Disney World vacation, one question that might come up is, "How will we get around Disney World?" I know it can be a challenge sometimes, but Disney World Transportation has the answers for you!If you're staying at a WDW Resort (which I highly recommend, as it has comes with many perks!), then you have a free ride from Orlando Airport to your Resort via Disney's Magical Express, a bus and luggage service that brings your and your bags from the airport to your resort … [Read more...]

Planning Your First WDW Trip – What To Expect


So you've decided to go to Walt Disney World for your vacation - first off, let me congratulate you on making such a smart decision! So now that you know where you're going, it's time to plan - and if it's your first trip, it's easy to get overwhelmed with all the information that's out there. So, here's some tips on what you can expect for your WDW trip:"Not Your Typical Vacation" - WDW is a fast paced, crowded world of Parks and Resorts, and for many its not exactly what you would call … [Read more...]

Top 5 Ways to Have a Carefree Disney Vacation

While a vacation should be relaxing, it can also be stressful! Disney World is meant to take you back to the days of carefree childhood where magic and adventure is real and possible; but when trying to make flights, keep schedules, count cash, and haul strollers, a vacation can be anything but relaxing.So today I have some suggestions for how you can have a carefree Disney vacation. Enjoy!5. Take Breaks-While some guests many not have the time and flexibility to take a break during … [Read more...]

Top 5 Reasons to Visit Disney World in September


Summer is coming to an end, kids are heading back to school, and that means it's time to return to routine; but even though those long, lazy summer days are drawing to a close, that doesn't mean you can't go on vacation, especially if it's a Disney Vacation!Among Disney regulars, September is one of the best times of year to visit WDW; and here are five reasons why!5. Art of Animation's Little Mermaid Wing Opens-On September 15, Disney's newest resort, the Art of Animation, opens its … [Read more...]

Things You’ll Need While Pregnant at WDW


Last week, I had the privilege of traveling to Walt Disney World with 28 youth while I was 32 weeks pregnant!!  Luckily, I wasn't traveling with my own boys, ages 11 and 3, and I was there in February so I didn't feel too guilty for not riding all the rides and seeing all the shows!This trip was a whole new experience for me since I was so pregnant!  I thought I was prepared, but honestly I wasn't!  I should have "trained" more by walking around my neighborhood and should have thought harder … [Read more...]