Disney World

Disney Fastpass: Secrets, Strategies, and Tiers

Disney Fastpass: Secrets, Strategies, and Tiers

Honestly, a part of me kinda miss the old days of FastPass at Disney World. I have fond memories of striding into the Magic Kingdom in September 2005 with my parents, husband, and two little girls all obediently following me, since I was the only […]

The Best Places to Watch Epcot’s Fireworks (Restaurants, Fastpass, and more!)

The Best Places to Watch Epcot’s Fireworks (Restaurants, Fastpass, and more!)

Epcot’s fireworks show, “IllumiNations: Reflections of Earth,” is a tribute to the nations of the world, involving not just fireworks, but also lasers, dancing water, and music. Premiering on October 1, 1999, it is Walt Disney World’s longest running fireworks show and, according to Wikipedia, […]

13 Awesome Matching Disney Family Vacation Shirts

13 Awesome Matching Disney Family Vacation Shirts

I have to be honest. Getting matching family shirts for our Disney vacations is something we’ve never done. In fact, it’s something we’ve never even thought about it when we do our Disney shopping and packing. My husband always packs shirts like this that keep […]

13 Ways to Save Money at Disney World

13 Ways to Save Money at Disney World

It’s no secret that a trip to Disney World isn’t cheap … but does that mean that a Disney vacation isn’t an option for your family if you’re on a tight budget? Nope. Fortunately, there are many ways to do Disney and some of them […]

5 Tips for an Awesome Disney World Character Meet and Greet

5 Tips for an Awesome Disney World Character Meet and Greet

I remember our family’s very first trip to Disney World, when little two year old Becca gave Chip (or was it Dale?) a great big hug and just hung on, so content and peaceful that it looked like she never wanted to let go. Then […]

The Best Tips for Walt Disney World with Toddlers

The Best Tips for Walt Disney World with 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. We went with my parents, whose idea it had been. (I had thought we would wait […]

The Best Shoes to Wear to Disney World

The Best Shoes to Wear to Disney World

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. I spent several hours researching […]

The Most Overrated Disney World Restaurants (and where to go instead!)

The Most Overrated Disney World Restaurants (and where to go instead!)

A big part of planning your Disney vacation is choosing the best places to eat. But which restaurants are really the best — and which are mostly just hype? For as much as it costs to eat at Disney World — and even if you’re […]

The Best Bags for Disney World (and what to put in them)

The Best Bags for Disney World (and what to put in them)

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 […]

Walt Disney World Free Dining Dates 2018

Walt Disney World Free Dining Dates 2018

Every year since 2009, Walt Disney World has offered a “Free Dining” package for specific dates in the fall and early winter. It is always a very popular promotion that my family has taken advantage of in the past and plan to do again in […]