Free Dining Promotion Released

The ever popular free dining promotion for Walt Disney World has been released. Here are the details in an easy to understand list: Travel Dates: Aug. 21*-Sept. 30, Nov. 14-20, Nov. 25-27, Dec. 8-23, 2017 Ticket Requirements: Must have a Park Hopper or Park Hopper+ ticket Length of Stay Requirements: 5-night/6-day Dining Plans Offered Per Resort Category:…

Animal Kingdom Park Institutes Tiered Fastpass+ for Pandora

BREAKING – Today was the first day that you could make fastpass+ reservations for Pandora’s new exciting rides. It seems the introduction of these has also heralded in the introduction of a Tiered Fastpass+ system with the two Pandora rides in Tier 1, and all other rides in Tier 2. I’m still thinking through strategy,…

Universal Studios with a Toddler

There are a ton of blogs out there which talk about all the great things you can do in Universal Studios, and believe me, there is a ton to do. Most even have an article about Universal Studios with kids. Sadly, they all talk about bigger kids, say, 5-7 year olds. There is a general…

Top 10 Tips for Having a Fantastic Walt Disney World Vacation

So, you’re considering a trip to Walt Disney World. You went online, checked for rates, started doing a bit of research and fell down a rabbit hole in the many online Disney forums. Seriously, I can’t tell you how many clients write me saying, I need help because I’m scared of planning my vacation after…

Why I Keep Going Back

I try and keep this blog pretty informative and not directly about me. At least as much as I can considering I’m writing it and these are my opinions. Today, however, I thought I’d answer a question I get asked all the time. “You’re going to Disney World? Again? Why?! Isn’t there somewhere better/new/different you’d like…

Understanding Walt Disney World’s Resort Categories

Walt Disney World has four resort categories; Value, Moderate, Deluxe and Deluxe Villa. The difference between them may at first seem easy enough to understand, but I get a lot more questions about what makes each category different from the other that I thought a post here would be helpful to those of you planning…

7 Reasons to Celebrate NYE at Walt Disney World

#7 Tons of fancy special activities If you like special parties and special meals, Disney has a ton of great options this time of year. Some of them can be rather pricey, such as the New Year’s Eve party at the California Grill which can set you back over $600 A HEAD. However, there are…

Walt Disney World VIP Tours Details

There are essentially two kinds of VIP tours offered by Disney at Walt Disney World. The first kind are basically guided tours which include rides and dining. You go with a group of people, not just the ones in your party, and do a preset itinerary. The other kind are what I call “true” VIP tours…

Recommended Quick Service Restaurants at Walt Disney World

The sheer volume of restaurants at Walt Disney World is quite overwhelming to the uninitiated. There are tons of excellent recommendations online about Table Service restaurants but I don’t find as many lists for the quick service places. When you consider that most people are eating at least half their meals at the quick service restaurants…

Top Ten Rides for Toddlers at Walt Disney World

Going to Walt Disney World with toddlers is both the most awesome experience and the most difficult. The wonder in their eyes as they see Mickey Mouse for the first time will stay with you for the rest of your life. Actually, I am pretty sure that the joy and awe in my daughters face…

Top Tips to Get the Biggest Bang for your Buck at Walt Disney World

  Stay at Disney’s Art of Animation Yes, there are slightly cheaper hotels, but price per experience, this hotel can’t be beat. If you have a larger family this is also the cheapest way to stay on property period. I actually recommend this resort to almost every one of the guests who books a vacation with me…

7 Non-Park Activities to Enjoy at Walt Disney World

Think that Walt Disney World is all about the theme parks and water parks? Think again! As a child my family and I spent whole vacations at Walt Disney World where we never went to the park once. So, what did we do? Read on as I share our fun memories with you. Disney Springs…