Category Archives: Disney World

Disney World Vacation Planning Timeline with Time & Money Saving Tips

WDW Timeline

Planning your Disney World vacation is a bit of a science. There are specific times to do certain things. It’s a lot to remember – so I’ve broken it down into manageable chunks and providing the best time frame to complete each step. Do this will ensure you have the most successful vacation experience possible!

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Guide to all character meals at Walt Disney World, including menus

Character Meal Guid

There are character meal opportunities everywhere at Disney World (just about a dozen, in fact) and they are all different. If you have limited time on your vacation, you will likely only be able to enjoy a couple of them. How to choose the best character meals for your family? I break each one down below to help with your planning.

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Disney World “Art of Animation” Resort Review

Art of Animation Review

Art of Animation is one of the newest resorts in Walt Disney World. It opened in May of 2012 and is classified as a “Value resort” with nearly 2,000 rooms and suites. Of the other Value resorts, Art of Animation is by far the nicest. Continue reading

Benefits of Staying at Disney World Property Hotels

Benefits of Staying on Disney Property in Walt Disney WorldDisney World is 40 square miles (size of San Francisco!) with more than 20 on-property hotels. If you opt to stay in one of these hotels, you’ll enjoy perks that others staying off-property won’t receive. Continue reading

Disney World’s “Be Our Guest” Restaurant Review & Why I Think it is Overrated

BOG ReviewI have to admit that I had high hopes for my first time dining at Be Our Guest last week. Maybe because of how hard it was to get a reservation, the hype, and the nostalgia behind it. Well, I’m going to give it a potentially controversial review – it is overrated! Here’s why: Continue reading

All about Magic Bands – What are they and how do they work?

magic bandsOnly 10 days to go! These are my family’s magic bands for our upcoming Disney World “land and sea” vacation this month. Can’t wait!!

So here’s the scoop on Magic Bands. If you are staying on Disney property, you can receive a Magic Band. Magic bands are colorful rubber bracelets with an electronic radio frequency device inside that stores everything you need for your Disney World trip. This includes your park admission ticket, your fast pass+ reservations, your hotel room key, your credit card info, your Magical Express bus ticket, your Memory Maker park photos, and even your lunch order!

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Review of Disney World Fort Wilderness Cabins & Campsites

Fort Wilderness ReviewThis is a nice way to step out of the hustle and bustle of the busy parks and sprawling resorts. At Fort Wilderness, you’ll feel like you’re in a campground and roughing it (almost!). There are campsites and RV sites, along with cabins. The cabins have a double bed, bunk beds, a kitchen, and bathroom. There are some advantages of staying here, as well as some disadvantages.

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