31 Tips for Your Disney World Trip: Day 25 – Birthdays at Disney World

There is no better place for celebrating your child’s big day than Walt Disney World. Whether you choose to dine with the princesses or with Mickey and Friends, you are never more welcomed or loved than at Disney. If you choose to purchase special surprises for your loved ones, there are many options from which to choose. These include: a

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31 Tips for Your Disney World Trip: Day 24 – Photos at the Parks

A trip to Disney World is a must for every family as far as I’m concerned. There is nothing better than sharing fun times with those we love. Planning a magical vacation can get quite expensive, though, and families must decide what they definitely want for their trip and what they can do without. There are many ways families try to minimize

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31 Tips for Your Disney World Trip: Day 23 – Find a Relaxing Place in the Parks

Staying in the parks all day can become exhausting. Occasionally, you just need to sit down and take a break for a little while. During the summer months, this will definitely also need to include air conditioning or a nice, breezy spot. Today, I am giving you some ideas for great locations to relax around the parks. Many of these

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31 Tips for Your Disney World Trip: Day 22 – Free Fun at Your Resort

As my family has grown older we have come to appreciate more and more the offerings around our chosen Disney resort when we are having some down time. As you can see from this picture, lying around in hammocks is something to which we have grown quite accustomed, and we really enjoy lounging on the beach as well. Every Disney resort

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31 Tips for Your Disney World Trip: Day 21 – The Monorail Run Down (Plus a Couple Extras)

The monorail system at Disney World opened with the original complex on October 1, 1971. It is one of the best, and most fun, ways to get around the Walt Disney World Resort area. In fact, it’s my favorite mode of transportation at WDW. I use the monorail for many reasons: it’s a fantastic way to see the WDW property; it’s a relaxing and

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31 Tips for Your Disney Trip: Day 20 – Pin Trading

Pin trading is a popular activity at Disney World. Guests love the rides and attractions but some people really get into the fun of pin trading. Pins (like these) are sold throughout Disney World and guests can trade pins with Cast Members. Disney Cast Members must trade any Disney pin with a guest who wants to trade. Pins can be found all around

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31 Tips for Your Disney World Trip : Day 19 – Buy Tickets Early

If park tickets are not included in your package, you will benefit from buying them early. Ticket prices usually increase each year (around May) so buying them before that time can save you a bit. There is also another great reason to buy them early: fast pass+. With fast pass+ guests can book fast passes for their favorite rides and attractions up to

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31 Tips for Your Disney World Trip: Day 18 – See the 2nd Show

If you are visiting when there are 2 showings of Fantasmic at Hollywood Studios, always see the second showing. The line will be much shorter and you’ll get better seats. Many people wait for the show, but then leave the park immediately after. On days with morning Extra Magic Hours, this is especially true. Families with young children will be spent by late afternoon. Sometimes,

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31 Tips for Your Disney World Trip: Day 17 – Use the WDW Railroad for Transportation

As you enter the Magic Kingdom, you’ll notice that you pass right under the Walt Disney World Railroad Depot. Some file on in and head down Main Street USA, but if your goal is to get to Frontierland or Fantasyland, you might want to stop here. The Walt Disney World Railroad makes 3 stops. If the park was a clock with the entrance at

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31 Tips for Your Disney World Trip: Day 16 – Don’t Follow the Crowds

Thanks for joining me for Day 16 of the #Write31days challenge. My tip for today is ‘don’t follow the crowds.’ Disney World is a very busy place. Even on dates with “low crowds” there are still tens of thousands of people there at any given time. There are a couple of tricks that can help you when dealing with large crowds. Many

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