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:…

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…

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…

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…

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…

Renting DVC Points FAQ

As a Specialist in Disney Travel as well as a Disney Vacation Club member I get a ton of questions about renting Disney Vacation Club points. Mainly how to do so, and whether or not it’s the great deal people have heard it is. Here are my most frequently asked questions and the answers I give…

Updates to Fastpass+

I am so frickin excited to be sharing this news!! While I have been a huge fan of FastPass+ in the past, there were always a few incredibly annoying things, having to chose three, having to go to a kiosk for additional ones in the park and especially dealing with multiple people in one party…

New Sense of Africa Tour at Animal Kingdom Lodge

Disney just keeps making Animal Kingdom more and more amazing, this time they’ve added a new experience called The Sense of Africa Tour. This seems to be what replaced the Safari which was only available to Club Level guests at Animal Kingdom lodge and I gotta say, I’m glad of it. I felt like limiting…

Beat the Heat at Walt Disney World

It’s no secret that Orlando is hot most of the year, and incredibly hot in the summer months. Since the busiest times of year fall during the summer holidays, the days are not only hot, but crowded. So, how do you enjoy yourself in 90+ degree weather, 95% humidity and packed parks. Here are my…

The Most Magical Bands in the Land

In 2013 Walt Disney World started testing a whole new “Key to the World”. The result was the now “famous” Magic Band. They act as your room key and park ticket, you can also use them to charge purchases to your room, store your photo pass pictures, and they hold your fastpass+ reservations and dining…

Walt Disney World for Adults

It’s well known that Walt Disney World is fantastic for family vacations with children, but I find many adults don’t know just how much fun you can have at Walt Disney World sans children. Not only are there copious adult activities, there are many incredibly romantic ones. Walt Disney World is actually one of the…

What to Pack to Walt Disney World

“On your trip you’ll meet two kinds of travelers: those who pack light and those who wish they had.” – Rick Steves Words I try to live by and often fail to. Over the years I’ve whittled down my Walt Disney World packing list to what I believe are the bare essentials. Keep in mind,…