School’s Starting – Time to Plan Next Summer’s Disney Vacation

How do you plan for your family’s Summer vacation? Do you book it when you get your income tax refund and pay a big chunk (or maybe pay it in full, if you’re lucky), do you book it and pay your deposit and then not pay anything else until it is due before travel, or do you plan it out

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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 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 6: Quick-Service Dining Tips

Quick-service dining is a great dining option for families on the go. No reservations are required and the food selection is really pretty good. When visiting quick-service restaurants, guests paying out of pocket can choose anything they’d like. Guests on the Quick-Service Dining Plan can order one entree, one dessert and one non-alcoholic drink as a meal. Guests on the Quick-Service

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31 Disney Tips for Your Disney World Trip – Day 3: Logistics

When planning the logistics of your Disney World vacation, don’t bother trying to plan around check in and check out times at your resort. You’ll find that Disney resorts are unlike other hotels you have visited. Disney wants you to start enjoying your vacation with your family as soon as possible. They’ll happily make sure your bags are secure while you go

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31 Disney Tips for Your Disney World Trip – Tip 2: Free Dining vs. Other Discounts

One of the questions I am most frequently asked is, “Have you heard when Free Dining will be offered?” I have several thoughts on the subject that I wanted to share with you today for Tip #2. First of all, the Free Dining Offer is not really “free dining” as a stand-alone offer if you are already booked with a room discount.

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31 Disney Tips for Your Disney World Trip – Tip 1: Book at Least 181 Days in Advance

I want you to have the most magical trip ever and that is why I cannot stress this tip enough. You must book your trip at least 181 days in advance, if possible! This tip is specifically for guests who plan to dine at table-service restaurants throughout the Walt Disney World Resort. Advance Dining Reservations for table-service restaurants (and quick-service reservations for Be Our Guest)

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31 Tips for Your Disney World Trip

Welcome everyone! This is my first time joining 31 Days, an annual online writing challenge started by home blogger, Myquillyn Smith (The Nester), and now hosted by Crystal Stine, where bloggers pick one topic and write a post on that topic every day in October. I thought of writing about many different topics before settling on what I really do know a

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Love is in the Air at Walt Disney World

From the very first time I visited Walt Disney World, that magical place has always been about love!! Certainly, it revives my love for fun and for happy times with family in a magical place, but it also reminds me of the mad love in my heart for Walt Disney and the person he was. Without his vision, my family would have missed out

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