Review: Disney’s Happily Ever After Fireworks Dessert Party

While planning our recent trip to Walt Disney World, I decided to splurge a bit and book us into Disney’s Happily Ever After Fireworks Dessert Party. There are two main reasons I booked it: 1) it was our first time to see the new Happily Ever After Show, and 2) Aleyah and McKinley are small so I really wanted them

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31 Tips for Your Disney World Trip: Day 30 – Fun Ride Secrets

There are many hidden secrets all around Walt Disney World. Disney Imagineers are a rare breed and you can imagine that their quirky personalities might spill over into little extra fun added to the rides and attractions. This is not limited to the large number of Hidden Mickeys around the parks but includes special secrets on rides as well. Today,

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31 Tips for Your Disney World Trip: Day 27 – Electrical Water Pageant

As you leave the Magic Kingdom in the evening, or walk around the properties of any of the nearby Disney resorts at night, you may see and hear a true Disney treat. The Electrical Water Pageant is a floating parade transported by a one-thousand-foot-long string of barges that travels the Seven Seas Lagoon and Bay Lake every evening. It is

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31 Tips for Your Disney World Trip: Day 26 – Tom Sawyer Island

Have you ever been to Tom Sawyer Island inside the Magic Kingdom at Walt Disney World? I am often asked by my guests just what Tom Sawyer Island is, so I thought I would share some pictures with you today of what can be found across the Rivers of America. Tom Sawyer Island is a lushly-landscaped outdoor playground in Frontierland where

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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 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 10 – Rider Swap

Walt Disney created Disneyland so that families could enjoy riding together and creating special memories. Most rides at Disney World were created for families and guests of all ages to enjoy together. Still, there are a few Disney World rides that have height requirements, and some can be a bit scary for little ones as well. Here is the list of rides with height requirements:

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31 Tips for Your Disney World Trip – Day 5: Stay Late

As I posted yesterday, there are many ways to experience extra Disney magic in the parks during morning hours. Luckily, there are just as many opportunities to experience extra Disney magic late at night. My family and I always stay for evening extra magic hours but there’s more magic to be had even after park closing. But, what do you do while the masses

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Thursday Thrills: Space Mountain

Many years ago, when my sister and I visited the Magic Kingdom, we always started the day with rope drop. Yes, even as teens we would be at the park as soon as it opened, make a mad dash to the rope, wait patiently for rope drop, and then book it straight to Space Mountain. I can still hear us:

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A Frozen Holiday Wish Returns Tonight

The immensely popular holiday stage show, “A Frozen Holiday WIsh,” returns to the Magic Kingdom tonight. The 10-minute show starring favorite Frozen characters Anna, Elsa, Olaf and Kristoff will kick off the castle dream lights display. This display is made from 200,000 LED lights which illuminate Cinderella Castle each night throughout the holiday season. Show times on regular park days

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