Disney Vacation Planning

The Best Socks for Disney World

The Best Socks for Disney World

Everyone wants to know about the best shoes to wear to Disney World — and they should — but they often forget that the right socks are also very important. After reading this post, you’ll know what to look for in a sock, why you […]

Things I Wish I Knew Before I Went to Disney World

Things I Wish I Knew Before I Went to Disney World

As you know, taking your family to the Walt Disney World theme parks — especially if it’s your first trip — isn’t something you decide to do and then show up and wander in when the date comes. There’s a lot to learn. To quickly […]

Best Soft Coolers for Disney World (including bags & backpacks)

Best Soft Coolers for Disney World (including bags & backpacks)

One of the best ways to save money on a Disney World vacation is to bring your own food into the park. And yes, bringing your own food and drinks is completely allowed, as long as you follow these rules: No glass containers No alcoholic […]

Can You Bring Lunch, Outside Drinks, and Bottled Water to Disney World?

Can You Bring Lunch, Outside Drinks, and Bottled Water to Disney World?

Why pack a cooler for your day at the Disney parks? You can save a ton of money You can save time and not have to worry about adjusting your schedule to reservations You can better accommodate your family’s dietary preferences Packing a cooler doesn’t […]

How to Prepare for Miles of Walking at Disney World

How to Prepare for Miles of Walking at Disney World

There are all kinds of things you need to do to prepare for a Disney World vacation, from making a packing list, booking a hotel, getting restaurant reservations, and finding out where to find your favorite characters. But there’s one thing you need to prepare […]

What is the Shortest Ride in Disney World?

What is the Shortest Ride in Disney World?

Being a fan of Disney World trivia, I was curious what the shortest rides at Disney World. So I did a little research, found some great photos, threw in my two cents, and voila — this post was born! All ride length times are from […]

What are the Longest Rides & Attractions in Disney World?

What are the Longest Rides & Attractions in Disney World?

If you’re a fan of Disney World trivia like I am, you might be curious what the longest ride in all of Disney World is. After reading this post, you’ll know both the longest ride and the longest attraction, as well as a few runners-up. […]

When Will ‘Ohana Reopen in 2021? (And why is the Polynesian closed?)

When Will ‘Ohana Reopen in 2021? (And why is the Polynesian closed?)

Update: It’s been confirmed that ‘Ohana will reopened on Friday, July 9. You might still enjoy reading the rest of the article, though. 😊 It’s been over half a year since Walt Disney reopened its gates in July 2020, but as you already know, things […]

Disney Trading Pins (including how to spot fakes & scrappers)

Disney Trading Pins (including how to spot fakes & 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, […]

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 […]