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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

The Best Overall Disneyland Daily Plan (Includes Universal Studios!)

My favorite 6day/5 night Disneyland vacation itinerary consists of a 3 day park hopper ticket and a day at Universal Studios Hollywood.

Disneyland daily plan

There is a shuttle service that will provide round trip transportation from your Disneyland hotel (both on and off property hotels) to Universal Studios for the day. In my experience, Southern California Gray Line provides the best round trip service to Universal Studios. You may purchase their shuttle service when buying your Universal Studios tickets online, or directly from the Southern California Gray Line website.

Here is a list of Anaheim hotels that they serve, so check before you book!

2015 Disneyland Crowd Calendar

Disneyland is predicted to be more crowded than usual in 2015, partly due to its 60th Anniversary celebration and the growing popularity of California Adventure park. I’ve created the crowd calendar below based on my research of crowd predictions in 2015.

2015 Disneyland crowd calendar

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