Disney Vacation Planning

What to Do at Disney World When it Rains (and What Rides Close at the Parks)

What to Do at Disney World When it Rains (and What Rides Close at the Parks)

When you picture your Disney World vacation, you’re probably imagining a beautiful, sunny, clear day where you can’t wait to ride Splash Mountain to cool off a little bit. So it may throw you for a loop when you’re about to head out to the […]

Ways to Save Money on a Disney World Vacation: Food, Tickets, and More

Ways to Save Money on a Disney World Vacation: Food, Tickets, and More

Jim Gaffigan, one of my favorite comedians, has a very funny bit about Disney World. He says you can see the desperation on parents’ faces during a Disney vacation as they want to turn to their kids and say, “I hope you’re having fun … […]

The Best Bags for Disney World: Backpacks, Purses, and Sling Bags

The Best Bags for Disney World: Backpacks, Purses, and Sling Bags

If your family is spending the day at one of the Disney World parks, you’re going to need plenty of stuff with you. How much stuff depends on your personality, how old your kids are, and your eating game plan for the day, among other […]

9 Underrated Disney World Rides (With the Shortest Lines!)

9 Underrated Disney World Rides (With the Shortest Lines!)

When you go to Walt Disney World, two things you want to do is 1) Ride the best rides; and 2) Avoid the long lines as much as possible. Hopefully this post will help you do both. To be included on this list, the ride […]

Disney World Rides Without Height Requirements (and how does Rider Swap work?)

Disney World Rides Without Height Requirements (and how does Rider Swap work?)

Sometimes when we’re planning a Disney World vacation, we get so excited about what we want to ride that we almost forget there are some restrictions about what we can ride. Or, more specifically, about what our kids can ride. It would be awful for […]

What NOT to Buy at Disney World: 8 Things to Buy Before Your Disney Trip

What NOT to Buy at Disney World: 8 Things to Buy Before Your Disney Trip

One of the many things that I love about Disney world are the gift shops. I don’t crazy buying souvenirs, but I do enjoy both looking and buying. However, while shopping can be a fun part of your Disney vacation, there are some things that […]

The Best Disney Glow Sticks, Wands, and Light Up Toys for Parades

The Best Disney Glow Sticks, Wands, and Light Up Toys for Parades

Lately I’ve seen some people in discussion groups saying, “I’ve seen glow sticks listed on Disney World packing lists. I don’t understand … what are they for?” The simple answer is that they’re for fun once it starts to get dark outside. To some extent, […]

Walt Disney World Packing List (with Free Checklist PDF!)

Walt Disney World Packing List (with Free Checklist PDF!)

Quick! What is everything you need to pack for your family’s Walt Disney World vacation? The question is enough to make your head spin, especially if you have little people in your family that you need to “pack” for just to drive 3 miles around […]

Disney Apple Watch Bands: Dooney and Bourke, Mickey Mouse, & More

Disney Apple Watch Bands: Dooney and Bourke, Mickey Mouse, & More

According to Wikipedia, the Apple Watch was released in April if 2015 and quickly became the best-selling wearable device, with 4.2 million of them sold in the second quarter of 2015. You maybe already own an Apple Watch, but maybe you never thought about how […]

7 Things I’ll Never Do at Disney World Again

7 Things I’ll Never Do at Disney World Again

This is a bit of a departure from my usual posts. Instead of giving a “Complete Guide” to a restaurant, ride, or topic, I’m being full-on subjective and sharing my personal list of things I’ve done at Disney World that I’ll never do again. Of […]