Walt Disney World

Beat the Heat with the Water Parks at Walt Disney World

We all know that Florida can get HOT in the summer months, and there’s no better way to cool off than at one of Disney’s water parks.  Typhoon Lagoon and Blizzard Beach are water parks that are not to be missed!  There is so much to see and do at these water parks that I recommend planning a free day to visit (or two to visit each one!). At Blizzard Beach there are three main areas with attractions to enjoy.  They have the green, purple and red slopes.  Each area has their own unique attractions for the family.  I love [...]

By | 2019-07-29T16:47:29+00:00 July 20th, 2019|Disney Vacations, family vacations, Walt Disney World, Water Parks|

Survive the Summer Heat in Walt Disney World

You’ve decided to take the family to Walt Disney World—great!  Now you have to decide when to go.  If you don’t want to take the kids out of school, then you’re basically going to decide between holidays and the summer.  Summer seems to be the best time for your family, but you’re a little worried.  If you’ve ever visited Walt Disney World in the summer months, or Florida in general, you know it can be hot!  But you can plan an amazing vacation without completely melting by following a few tips. Take things at a slower pace. If you are [...]

By | 2019-06-28T21:11:37+00:00 June 29th, 2019|Disney Vacations, family vacations, Uncategorized, Walt Disney World|

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.  You can either head back to your resort, or brave the raindrops and still have fun! 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, [...]

By | 2019-06-28T20:26:31+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 [...]

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|

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|

Making the Most of Your Disney Dining Plan

One of the aspects of your Disney World vacation that is often confusing is the dining plan.  What is the dining plan, which one should I choose, and how do I use it the most effectively??  I will explain to you the aspects of the two dining plans I recommend most to families traveling to Walt Disney World, the quick service dining plan and the Disney dining plan (also called the plus dining plan). The quick service dining plan gives each family member (over the age of 2) two quick meals and two snacks each day.  The Disney dining plan [...]

By | 2018-01-11T00:53:35+00:00 January 11th, 2018|Disney Vacations, family vacations, Walt Disney World|