Disney Vacations

Toy Story Land is Now Open!

Disney has done it again! If you haven't heard yet, Toy Story Land opened in Disney's Hollywood Studios on June 30. This amazing new land will transport you into Andy's backyard, and make you feel as if you are one of the toys hanging out with Woody and Buzz Lightyear. There are two new attractions in Toy Story Land, in addition to Toy Story Mania which has always been a fan favorite. The new attractions are: Slinky Dog Dash is a family friendly coaster that takes you on a ride as Slinky Dog's coils twist and turn. You must be [...]

Tips for a Rainy Day in Walt Disney World

The weather doesn't always cooperate on your vacations. Since Walt Disney World is in Florida, you will get some rain showers there, especially in the summer months. It's usually a quick shower, so it's not enough to ruin your day. But there are two ways to handle a rainy day in Disney. I always say that a rainy day in Walt Disney World is better than a sunny day almost anywhere else! You can either let a little rain (or sometimes a lot!) ruin your entire day, or you can put on your poncho and enjoy! The rain usually doesn't [...]

By | 2018-05-20T16:46:21+00:00 May 20th, 2018|Disney Vacations, family vacations, Walt Disney World|

Family Vacations-Why Disney?

I’ve always felt that family vacations are a very important part of raising a family.  Taking a family vacation allows everyone, parents and children, to relax and forget about the stresses and distractions of normal life.  Our favorite family vacation is a Disney vacation.  Whether we go to Disney World, Disneyland or on a Disney cruise, the magic really allows us to connect as a family like no other place. When our family travels to Disney World, the magic takes over the instant we begin to walk down Main Street.  There’s just something about seeing that castle that takes us [...]

What makes the Disney Cruise Line the Best for Families?

If you're thinking of a family cruise, there's nothing better than a Disney cruise! There are a few things that set the Disney Cruise Line above the other cruise lines. For most itineraries, the Disney Cruise Line is more expensive than other cruise lines, but the extra cost is well worth it. These are the main reasons that I love the Disney Cruise Line: The staterooms. The staterooms on a Disney cruise ship are larger than on most other cruise lines. That help when you've got your children with you and lots of luggage to store. But the main thing [...]

Top 10 Attractions that You Absolutely Need a FastPass for

Always get a FastPass for Toy Story Mania If you're not familiar with the FastPass system at Walt Disney World, that is the best way to avoid waiting in long lines for the most popular attractions. Not every attraction offers FastPass, but it's really important to plan your FastPass selections well. In your My Disney Experience account you can choose up to 3 options for each day you are in the park. In our last newsletter, we talked about not wasting a FastPass on rides that you don't need one. But it is probably more important to make [...]

By | 2018-04-02T11:31:36+00:00 April 2nd, 2018|Disney Vacations, family vacations, Walt Disney World|

Don’t Waste a FastPass on these Walt Disney World Attractions

One of the best ways to avoid standing in long lines at Walt Disney World is to use the FastPass system. If you haven't been to Walt Disney World in a while, things have changed! Instead of running all over the parks to get your next FastPass, you can now preselect 3 attractions per day of your stay. I love this system, because it means that you don't have to get to the park super early to get into Toy Story Mania or Space Mountain like you used to. For guests staying at a Disney resort, you can begin selecting [...]

By | 2018-03-26T12:00:51+00:00 March 26th, 2018|Disney Vacations, family vacations, Walt Disney World|

What is an Adventures by Disney Vacation?

You may never have heard of Adventures by Disney. It is a relatively new option for your next family vacation, but one that you will love! Although Disney is in the title, Mickey Mouse will not be going on your vacation with you. This is a guided tour company that offers destinations in the US and all over the world, so it's easy to pick your next journey! An Adventures by Disney vacation is truly like no other experience, and it has something for everyone in your family. Here are a few of the perks that you will enjoy on [...]

By | 2018-02-26T11:34:19+00:00 February 26th, 2018|Adventures by Disney, Disney Vacations, family vacations|

Aunty’s Beach House at Disney’s Aulani Resort in Hawaii

If you're like me, there's nothing better than spending your vacation sitting on the beach and just relaxing! I am happiest with a cocktail and a good book, or just simply watching the waves come in. But if you have small children, it is sometimes harder to relax on the beach. Of course you want to spend time with your children, but sometimes it's nice to just get some grown-up time too. You also want your children to have fun and enjoy their vacation too. Disney's Aulani resort in Hawaii is the perfect solution for your next family vacation! Your [...]

By | 2018-01-26T14:07:22+00:00 January 26th, 2018|Aulani, Disney Vacations, Hawaiian vacations|

The Art of Animation Resort in Walt Disney World

If you're planning a trip to Walt Disney World and you have a family of five or more, you may have a harder time finding resort rooms that can accommodate you, especially at a lower budget price. Disney has realized this fact, the Art of Animation resort is the answer to this problem. This resort is in the ESPN Wide World of Sports area, and is considered a value plus resort, so it won’t break the bank. There are four phases to the resort. The Cars, Finding Nemo and Lion King sections all have Family Suites, which will sleep up to six comfortably. [...]

By | 2018-01-17T18:50:55+00:00 January 17th, 2018|Disney Vacations, Walt Disney World, Walt Disney World Resorts|

New Things are Happening in Animal Kingdom!

If you haven't made a trip to Disney World lately, now is the time to plan one!  Disney opened up Pandora - The World of Avatar in Animal Kingdom in May of this year. Pandora is the new land based on the movie Avatar.  So if you haven't seen that movie, you might want to watch it before visiting.  This land is visually stunning, and an adventure itself before you visit any attractions.  Make sure to take some time to just walk around and take it all in.  And after the sun sets, enjoy an alien world full of wonder [...]

By | 2018-01-17T00:30:44+00:00 January 17th, 2018|Animal Kingdom, Disney Vacations, family vacations, Walt Disney World|