Disney Vacation Planning

Disney Trading Pins: Tips, Secrets, Scrappers, & Fakes

Disney Trading Pins: Tips, Secrets, Scrappers, & Fakes

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, […]

Are Umbrellas Allowed at Disney World? (and the Best Compact Travel Umbrellas)

Are Umbrellas Allowed at Disney World? (and the Best Compact Travel Umbrellas)

I was doing some online shopping for a new umbrella to keep in my car, because mine somehow disappeared recently. (I think it has something to do with one of my kids.) As I was looking for an umbrella, it got me wondering if using […]

Disney PhotoPass  vs. Memory Maker (Plus Cost and Locations)

Disney PhotoPass vs. Memory Maker (Plus Cost and Locations)

One of the challenges of a Disney World vacation is figuring out which things your should splurge on and which things you should try to save money on. Memory Maker is a package that you buy before your trip that allows you access to all […]

Does Rock n Roller Coaster Go Upside Down (Plus G Force, Speed, and How Many Loops)

Does Rock n Roller Coaster Go Upside Down (Plus G Force, Speed, and How Many Loops)

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 […]

Does Space Mountain Go Upside Down? (plus height requirements, and is it scary?)

Does Space Mountain Go Upside Down? (plus height requirements, and is it scary?)

I still have a very vivid memory of being mad at my mother because she wouldn’t let me ride Space Mountain during my own childhood trip to Disney World when I was in elementary school. In retrospect, it was probably a good call on her […]

Walt Disney World 2020 Reopening Dates & Details

Walt Disney World 2020 Reopening Dates & Details

Yes, Disney World has finally announced their re-opening dates for the parks. In this post you’re going to learn not only when the parks are going to open, but also the new parks hours, changes that you’ll see a guest, and new protocol and requirements. […]

Best Comfortable Shoes to Wear to Disney World: Sandals, Sneakers, and Walking Shoes

Best Comfortable Shoes to Wear to Disney World: Sandals, Sneakers, and Walking Shoes

Did you know that the average distance walked at Disney World is ten miles a day!?! That’s a lot of walking, and if you’re not prepared with sturdy, comfortable shoes that can handle it, you’re probably going to be unhappy.   After reading this post, […]

65 Walt Disney World Vacation Hacks, Tips, and Tricks

65 Walt Disney World Vacation Hacks, Tips, and Tricks

Sometimes planning a trip to Disney World can be overwhelming, and the more people and age groups involved, the more overwhelming it can be. After reading this post, you’ll know a bunch of “insider secrets” and quick hack to help you save money, time, and […]

Top 10 Disney World Vacation Planning Posts

Top 10 Disney World Vacation Planning Posts

I don’t know about you, but I’m always interesting in what’s popular and trending. Whenever I go to a new restaurant — and especially if I’m ordering dessert — I’ll ask the server, “What’s your most popular dish?” or “Which dessert is your favorite?” When […]

Tips to Stay Cool at Disney World (plus best cooling towels & portable misting fans)

Tips to Stay Cool at Disney World (plus best cooling towels & portable misting fans)

Did you know that the temperature in Orlando, Florida in July is an average high of 92 degrees? And did you know that the average Disney World guest walks close to 10 miles a day? That can be a very unpleasant combination — and even […]