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Affordable Disney: The Accommodation Situation

One of the largest expenses of visiting Walt Disney World is where you will stay. Will we stay on-site or off-site? Do we need a larger room to accommodate more than 3-4 people? Will we need 2 rooms rather than 1? How close to the parks do I want to ...

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Exploring Disney: Transportation and Ticket Center

Exploring Disney: Transportation and Ticket Center

The Transportation and Ticket Center is your portal to all the magic at Walt Disney World, and where you will arrive if driving to Magic Kingdom.

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Look Up, Look Down to Discover Disney Details

One of the things that has always fascinated me, is all of those amazing details that you find everywhere at a Disney park or resort, and how much they can add to a vacation experience.

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What is Included on Your Disney Cruise

A common question guests often have when they’re considering a Disney Cruise for the first time is what is included in the cruise fare – because there’s a lot more included than your accommodations!

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Disney with Special Needs: They Say It's Your Birthday

What could be more magical than being at Disney World? Celebrating something special at Disney World, of course. So let's talk about getting celebratory at Disney when you also have to manage your special needs.

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Wordless Wednesdays: Disney Balloons

Everyone has a favorite Disney souvenir, but for many kids (of all ages), nothing beats the magic of a Disney balloon!

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Terrific Tuesdays: Exploring Pandora - The World of Avatar

Pandora - The World of Avatar opened this past May and has been drawing huge crowds ever since. We finally had the chance to check out this area on our trip last week and I wanted to share our experiences and provide some thoughts and tips.

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Disney with Special Needs: Dare We Go for the Trifecta?

Disney with Special Needs: Dare We Go for the Trifecta?

We are contemplating going in February for spring, the middle of September for Halloween, and then the beginning of December for Christmas. Insane? Yes. Awesome? Absolutely.

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Dining at Walt Disney World: Making Walt’s Chili

I was cooking at work one day and I thought to myself, “What would Walt want for lunch”? So I started doing some research and found, like his personality, Walt had very humble tastes. Walt’s daughter Diane once wrote, “before he married mother, father had eaten in hash houses and lunch wagons for so many years in order to save money that he’d developed a hash house-lunch wagon appetite”. One of his favorite things to eat was chili with beans. So much he would often mix two kinds of canned chili to make the perfect blend. Continue reading

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Dining at Disney World: Disney Food News

There have been several food related news stories coming from the House of Mouse recently. Continue reading

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Dining at Walt Disney World: Be Our Guest…….For Lunch

On our last trip to Walt Disney World, we spent two full days off and on in the Magic Kingdom. Every time we had walked past Be Our Guest the line reached as far as the eye could see. Continue reading

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Dining at Walt Disney World: Restaurant Review of Artist Point

Minnie and I usually try and have one nice table service meal a trip. This trip we chose Artist Point that is located at the Wilderness Lodge. This restaurant was recommended to me by an Executive Chef at Walt Disney World so how can you ignore that? Continue reading

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Dining at Walt Disney World: ‘Til Dining Plan Do Us Part

While we were planning our trip Disney came out with a “Stay, Play, and Dine” discount. For only $140 more than the original package price we got the Quick Service Dining Plan. This Plan gives you two quick service meals and one snack per person per day. You also get the refillable resort mugs included as well. I figured we would give it a shot Continue reading

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