Planning

Disney planning tips, tricks, and advice.

This Is Christmas

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November 22, 2014
This Is Christmas

While I was racking my brain trying to figure out what I wanted to write about this month the theme from Nightmare Before Christmas was stuck in my head I took this as a sign that (1) I took one too many rides on the Haunted Mansion Holiday on my recent trip to Disneyland...
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November in Chicago has Toys and Music — Disney Style!

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November 19, 2014
November in Chicago has Toys and Music — Disney Style!

Hello my friends! I hope you all are having a magical week so far!  I know most areas of the country have been “Frozen” over with deep chills and even some snow! Here in Chicago it has been bitterly cold this past weekend! I have found a few upcoming events in Chicago that will help to keep...
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First Things First

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November 18, 2014
First Things First

One of the questions that is often asked of WDW veterans like myself is this: “What’s the first thing you do when you arrive at each of the parks?” Everyone has their own answer to this query, and like most Disney fanatics, I am convinced that mine is right! So today I share with...
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A Chat with a Princess…

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November 4, 2014
A Chat with a Princess…

Hello my friends! Today’s article has a guest writer…my 8 year old daughter-Princess Kayla! She wanted to take a few minutes to tell you about some of her favorite Disney things. One of her favorite characters is Lotso from Toy Story 3. I asked her to tell me a few things she likes about...
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Thank Queue For the Distractions, Winnie the Pooh!

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October 31, 2014
Thank Queue For the Distractions, Winnie the Pooh!

. Recently, we were looking through some old photos and reminiscing about all the great Disney World vacations our family has taken through the years when my wife smiled and reminded me of some of the hurdles we faced to find these joyful memories. While the memory of those big smiles on our childrens’ faces...
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Princess Mission 2014

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October 21, 2014
Princess Mission 2014

Hi friends! I hope you are having a fantastic week!   I wanted to share with with you a fun activity we did during our most recent trip to Walt Disney World in August 2014!  We decided to go on a Princess Mission…we wanted to meet all of the Disney Princess, plus a few added favorites!...
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Concierge Sailing

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October 19, 2014
Concierge Sailing

On our most recent voyage on the Disney Fantasy we had what I thought would be a once in a lifetime experience; sailing in concierge.  After staying in these accommodations I now believe that this experience is something we will strive to attain again.   Concierge was wonderful!  Yes, it was more expensive; much...
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Anna and Elsa FastPass+ Tips for the Desperate Parent

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October 16, 2014
Anna and Elsa FastPass+ Tips for the Desperate Parent

  Oh Anna and Elsa, can’t you help us parents out? By now, everyone is clearly aware of the difficulty, bordering on impossibility, of scoring Anna and Elsa Meet and Greet FastPass+ in the Magic Kingdom. With every young princess wanting to pose with the famous sisters, their FastPass+ are a serious HOT commodity...
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Fast Pass +

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October 7, 2014
Fast Pass +

  During out most recent visit to Walt Disney World this past August, we were able to partake in the new My Disney Expereince with the new Fast Pass Plus (FP+)! http://www.wdwfanzone.com/2014/09/recap-of-a-magical-moment-and-more-at-walt-disney-world/ We were able to pre-book up to 3 FP+ for each day of our ticket before we arrived. This was very exciting, as...
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Coffee Required, but Trip Planning Will Do!

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October 3, 2014
Coffee Required, but Trip Planning Will Do!

I am tired.  Bushed.  Pooped.  Done in. But, isn’t that what’s supposed to happen to a mom of three children under age 5?  There is something that keeps me moving, despite this expected exhaustion, and that is the knowledge that there will time alone spent touring Disney parks on opposite ends of the country and...
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