Disney World

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 […]

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 […]

Review of Flame Tree BBQ at Animal Kingdom

Review of Flame Tree BBQ at Animal Kingdom

Flame Tree BBQ is a quick service restaurant located in Walt Disney World’s Animal Kingdom park. It has a fairly central location, in Discovery Island between Dinoland and the Tree of Life, which means you probably won’t have an incredibly long walk when you decide […]

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, […]

Disney World with 2, 3,& 4 Years Olds: Tips and Best Rides &  Parks for Toddlers

Disney World with 2, 3,& 4 Years Olds: Tips and Best Rides & Parks for Toddlers

I will always have special memories of our very first Disney World vacation as a family. My girls were ages 2 and 4, and my son didn’t exist yet. It was my parents idea, and the six of us all went down and stayed together. […]