Planning

Disney planning tips, tricks, and advice.

Is the Grass Really Greener? Pros and Cons of Parade and Fireworks FastPass+

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November 11, 2015
photo by Diane Butler

Do you enjoy staking out a spot for the 3:00 parade at 1:00 only to turn a gorgeous shade of crimson in the Florida sun? Do you have countless videos of Wishes where you are actually watching the show through someone else’s obnoxious ipad? How about photographs do you have with nothing but the...
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Random Disney: Toontown License Plates

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November 10, 2015
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I love random facts. There is something exciting about learning things most people don’t know. Maybe I’m just a curious soul, but I want to know as much as possible. Disney is fantastic about that. The amount of time and care they put into the little touches is incredible. For Disney geeks like myself,...
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Together and Safe in the parks

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October 29, 2015
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Everyone knows the crowds at the parks can be crazy. Every year the crowds get bigger and bigger. Getting swept up in the masses is very easy, and being separated from their children is every parent’s nightmare. Here are some simple tips for keeping track of your family. Same color shirts – A lot...
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Kilimanjaro Safaris

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October 28, 2015
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A must do for me when visiting Disney’s Animal Kingdom is a trip through Africa on Kilimanjaro Safaris. You never know what you will encounter on this amazing trip, but I’ve never had a bad experience. I’d always heard that your best chance of seeing the most animals was the first safari of the...
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Planning is half the fun!

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October 17, 2015
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I’ll be truthful, I’ve been struggling with what I want to write about this month.   I have so many thoughts going through my head lately surrounding Disney – mostly because we leave in just a few weeks! But there’s also been some recent news that affects us as both DVC and Annual Passholders.  In...
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A Crazy Stunt and a Good Cause.

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October 15, 2015
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News flash:  “there is just one moon” For that matter “one golden sun.”  In addition to this in most cultures “a smile means friendship to everyone.”  When it’s said and done, “there so much that we share.” With that in mind, “it’s time you’re aware; it’s a small world after all.” We all know...
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Vacationing to Disney with an Infant- Part Two

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October 14, 2015
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Hello there! In this segment I will be discussing part two in my four part series of vacationing to Disney with an infant. If you missed Part One- Picking a Hotel, check it out! Part Two in my four part series: Attractions! Every time I mention to someone that we will be taking our baby...
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Beyond the Parks – Ripley’s Believe It or Not!

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October 13, 2015
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I like wacky and unusual things. The world is so serious, and sometimes it’s easy to get wrapped up in it. It’s important to take the time to be silly, and play. Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Odditorium on International Drive is the perfect place for your family to adventure on your rest day...
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My Disney Experience Tips & Tricks

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October 2, 2015
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Our family loves My Disney Experience and the corresponding phone app.  It makes planning a trip to Walt Disney World easier and keeps all of your information in one convenient location. While Disney is always upgrading and improving, there are a few things, in my opinion, missing from the mobile app and the service.  Here...
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A Review of the Grand Floridian Villas

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September 29, 2015
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I recently came back from a visit to Walt Disney World. On this most latest trip I was fortunate to stay in the Grand Floridian Villas (GFVs) for the first time; in a one-bedroom villa. Of the 31 resort properties which make up Walt Disney World, this was the 13th resort I’ve tried. Unlucky...
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