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What kind of bag should I take into the parks?

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August 20, 2012
What kind of bag should I take into the parks?

Friends travelling to Disney usually ask me if they’re going to be able to take anything into the parks with them or if they’ll be stopped at the gates and asked to throw out the items.  I’m always so happy to say that Disney is really very great about allowing guests to bring items...
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How to Stretch Your Disney Dining Credits

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August 19, 2012
How to Stretch Your Disney Dining Credits

Dining at Walt Disney World can be pricey. The Disney Dining Plan (DDP) is a real wallet-saver, especially if you travel during Free Disney Dining promotions. Even with Disney’s assistance, though, my family almost always ends up spending money out-of-pocket on food too. In a couple weeks, we will be headed back to the...
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Expedition Everest – Do you dare?

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August 9, 2012
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If you’re like me, than you love thrill rides.   Coasters are the top of the heap and typically for me, the more extreme the better.  You might think that its rather strange that I love thrill rides, with Disney World being my favorite theme park.   I have to admit it does seem...
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You Say It’s Your Birthday

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August 7, 2012
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August is a “birthday month” in our family and what better way to celebrate the day than at Walt Disney World?  Here are some ideas. When booking your WDW vacation, let the travel agent or Disney CM know about the Birthday, the name and the age.  And let your resort know when you check-in. ...
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Toddler Ride Guide (Part One)

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July 27, 2012
Toddler Ride Guide (Part One)

Since we’re headed to Walt Disney World soon, with two little ones in tow, I thought it would be a good time to review attractions that we can enjoy as a family.  If you check out attraction ride requirements that should tell you with some certainty what is acceptable for kids under three, right?...
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The Special Mouse Podcast

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July 24, 2012
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    For most Disney fans, podcasts are a rich source of both information and entertainment. What is a podcast? Think of it a little like an online radio show. There are numerous shows out there in RSS Land that discuss just about everything Disney – News & Rumors, Park History, Photography, Food, Weddings...
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Disney App-tastic

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July 8, 2012
Disney App-tastic

Nowadays almost nothing can be as helpful as a good smartphone app when you are planning your visit and even after you arrive.  I’ve put together a collection of some of the most helpful apps I’ve found for a visit to Walt Disney World. Planning And Park Guide Apps Disney World Lines – Touring...
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What NOT to Expect at Disneyland Resort

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June 27, 2012
What NOT to Expect at Disneyland Resort

With all the buzz surrounding the Disney California Adventure Grand Reopening, a great many Disney fans are heading west to Disneyland; a good number of them for the very first time.  A while back I laid out my Summer Must Dos at the Disneyland Resort, which deduces that all the new and sparkling wonders are a...
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Advice for Those Flying with Medications

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June 25, 2012
Advice for Those Flying with Medications

    Here are some tips to make your flight less stressful when traveling with prescription medications: 1. Make sure you take enough medication for the duration of your stay — and then some! Bring copies of your prescriptions with you, just in case. 2. Pack your medications in their original bottles. The bottles...
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Take My Quiz to See If You’re a Disney Y.E.S.

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June 24, 2012
Take My Quiz to See If You’re a Disney Y.E.S.

1. Bummed that Disney World ticket prices went up yet again? 2. Traveling with at least one child between 5 and 18? 3. Wondering how you’re going to explain to the school that you’re taking your child out for a Walt Disney World vacation AGAIN? 4. Interested in Disney backstage tours but shell shocked...
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