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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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Traveling Beyond the “World”

Not everyone wants to visit a Disney destination on every vacation and so one of my recent goals has been to review other vacation destinations that I can also recommend. Places that, like Disney, provide amazing vacation experiences, tremendous value and exceptional dedication and service to their guests, and places that I can wholeheartedly recommend. Continue reading

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Thursday Thoughts: Planning for Pandora – The World of Avatar

Pandora opened to the public this past weekend, with lines just to get into the area (not even for a ride) that stretched for hours. Planning your time at Animal Kingdom is going to change dramatically with this new area to explore. Continue reading

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Thursday Thoughts: There’s a New World Coming to Disney’s Animal Kingdom

If you follow anything Disney parks related online you know that something new and really big is coming to Disney’s Animal Kingdom in just a couple of weeks: Pandora – The World of Avatar. Continue reading

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Running With Disney

I had the chance this past November, to participate in my first Run Disney race, the Food and Wine 5K. I can say now that it was “my first” because I had such a blast, that there will definitely be more Run Disney races in my future! Continue reading

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Thursday Thoughts: Saying Good Bye to an Old Friend

One of Walt Disney’s guiding philosophies as he built Disneyland (and the Disney brand in general) is that the Disney company should always be ready to “try something new”. Continue reading

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