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Planning a Group Trip – Develop a Budget

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August 18, 2013
Planning a Group Trip – Develop a Budget

Remember when I said most people think of Disney and think crowds and money?  Well, they’re partially right.  When you’re planning for a group that includes people who haven’t been lucky enough to visit Walt Disney World before, you’ll have to help them understand what things cost inside the parks so they can plan...
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In the WDW Fan Zone with @SamsDisneyDiary (#3): Visit an empty France Pavilion, any day of the week: Les Halles Boulangerie & Patisserie

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July 16, 2013
"Delectable treats and tempting delicacies" - That's a quote from Disney.

With little fanfare, compared to Magic Kingdom’s Starbucks, Les Halles Boulangerie & Patisserie opened in World Showcase’s France Pavilion earlier this year (2013). This “new” quick service dining location features “fresh baguette sandwiches, pastries and baked goods”. According to the official Disney description, you can “Sample delectable treats and tempting delicacies at the traditional...
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Planning a Group Trip – Basic Details

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July 10, 2013
Planning a Group Trip – Basic Details

You’ve figured out the who, what and when now on to the where, why and how.  This is where each family or smaller group can start customizing their own trip.  Let’s start with a brief recap of what’s happened at this point: So far you’ve found an awesome Disney travel agent who’s going to...
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Finding Characters

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July 3, 2013
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We all know the ‘regular’ places to meet characters at Walt Disney World, but what about some of the lesser-known, ‘out of the way’ places?  Today I’ll run through several that we’ve found.  Enjoy!   Water Parks Most of us never think to look for a character if we hit up a water park,...
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Zero Waste Vacation

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June 14, 2013
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Recently, I took a trip to Orlando, with the added challenge of making my vacation, “zero waste.”  This means that nothing I touched during the course of my vacation would end up in a landfill.  I would also do as much as possible to reduce the amount of other resources used, including electricity and...
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5 Things to Remember as You Brave the Summer Heat

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June 11, 2013
5 Things to Remember as You Brave the Summer Heat

Whew! It’s hot out there, ladies and gents, and we’re just gearing up! Just yesterday in the Kingdom the heat index in Central Florida made the “feels like” temperature almost ten degrees hotter than the actual! And while this certainly means the Mickey Bars are going to suffer, it also means there are some...
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Planning a Group Trip – Where to Start?

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June 8, 2013
Planning a Group Trip – Where to Start?

If you’re traveling with a party of 15 or more, Disney considers your reservation a group.  There are a few things that groups can do that aren’t available to the average visitor: Insert group activities from Disney site Trying to get 15 people to be on the same page can certainly be a challenge,...
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Your Other Best Friend – Walt Disney World Park Maps

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June 2, 2013
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Last month I introduced you to the Walt Disney World (WDW) Times Guides.  This month I’ll review how helpful the WDW Park Maps will be on your visits.  Park Maps are located at every Park entrance as well as at the Resort Concierge desks and at Guest Services.  There are Guide Maps available for...
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Need to Feed Baby? No Problem!

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May 31, 2013
Need to Feed Baby? No Problem!

As a new mother, the decision to breast feed, formula feed, or both is a very personal decision, one that will inevitably become public as you take your precious child out into the world, and maybe even Disney World.  Whatever you chose, it’s important to know that the folks at Disney World support your...
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Birthdays at Walt Disney World – Annual Magic!

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May 28, 2013
Birthdays at Walt Disney World – Annual Magic!

For some, a birthday’s just not a birthday without the party, even if you are at the Most Magical Place on Earth. So how do you go about planning for birthdays at World? If you’re looking for a one-stop-shop option, Goofy’s Candy Company at Downtown Disney will help plan and execute the perfect party...
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