Disney Vacation Planning

Best Disney World Guide Books & Vacation Planners

Best Disney World Guide Books & Vacation Planners

Walt Disney World offers something for everything from the moment that you arrive. There are rides, food galore, and the always exciting moments of running into the amazing Disney characters as well. (Even as adults, there’s always time to snap a quick photo with a […]

What to Wear to Disney World: Cute Outfits and Plus-Size Dresses

What to Wear to Disney World: Cute Outfits and Plus-Size Dresses

The first couple times we went to Disney World we had toddlers, and I was more concerned about just figuring everything out and making everything work than I was with whether or not I was wearing a cute outfit. However, now that we’ve all gotten […]

Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party 2019: Tickets, Prices, and Characters

Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party 2019: Tickets, Prices, and Characters

Last week I attended Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party in Disney World’s Magic Kingdom for the very first time — not with my three kids and husband (or the cats), but with my good friend Loraine. After reading this post, you’ll learn everything you need […]

Things I Learned on my Adults-Only Disney World Trip

Things I Learned on my Adults-Only Disney World Trip

I just came back from my latest Disney World vacation. It was my first adult-only trip, with just me and my friend Loraine (who also has three kids, three cats, and a husband).   Every Disney trip is unique, but this one was particularly different […]

Disney Memory Maker: PhotoPass Locations, Cost, and Is it Worth It?

Disney Memory Maker: PhotoPass Locations, Cost, and Is it Worth It?

Memory Maker is yet another thing you can add to your Disney World vacation to make it even more expensive. So is it worth it? What even is it? Let’s find out! Photopass vs Memory Maker You’ve probably heard the terms “PhotoPass” and “Memory Maker” […]

Disney Trading Pins: Tips, Secrets, and Scrappers

Disney Trading Pins: Tips, Secrets, and Scrappers

Around the time our daughter Rebecca was middle school age, she got turned onto pin trading during our Disney vacations. Looking for places to trade pins and finding pins that she really liked became a big part of the trip for her. And, by extension, […]

Where to Find Mary Poppins at Disney World (plus the new ride!)

Where to Find Mary Poppins at Disney World (plus the new ride!)

I remember one time when the girls were little and we encountered Mary Poppins completely by accident as we were walking through the United Kingdom pavilion in Epcot. “Is this your first time visiting?” Mary Poppins asked briskly as she signed one of their autograph […]

Fantasmic! (Dining Package, Dessert Party, and FastPass)

Fantasmic! (Dining Package, Dessert Party, and FastPass)

Fantasmic! is an outdoor “mixed media nighttime spectacular” at Hollywood Studios in Walt Disney World. It includes, among other things fireworks, characters, live actors, water effects, music, decorated boat floats, and mist screen projections. Basically, the show stars Mickey Mouse (in his “Sorcerer’s Apprentice” role) […]

Disney World Height Requirements and Rider Swap

Disney World Height Requirements and Rider Swap

In this post not only will I give lists of the height requirements for rides in each park (including the water parks), but will also discuss: Why your child may be physically tall enough, but not emotionally ready to ride certain attractions What to do […]

Rock n Roller Coaster: Speed, G Force, Songs, and More

Rock n Roller Coaster: Speed, G Force, Songs, and More

Rock n Roller Coaster in Walt Disney World’s Hollywood Studios, a fast roller coaster with loops that blares Aerosmith music through speakers near your head during the ride, is a good prop to illustrate the differences between me and my husband Rob. Rob gets motion […]