Goodbye Genie Plus – Lightning Lane, Come On Down!

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By now, everyone has probably heard that Genie Plus is going away and a new (and improved, we think) Lightning Lane has been introduced.   What does this mean?  How does it work and what do we need to know? Let’s break it down. Genie+ was an add-on to your Disney World experience in which you could … Read more

Planning Our Disney Vacation: Part 1 – Length Of Trip

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We are kicking off a series showing you exactly how we are planning our next Disney vacation! We are excited to show you step by step how we are planning our trip. Here is what you need to know: There are 12 of us traveling together. Jen and her family, Dave and Jodi (our mom!) … Read more

3 Things You Shouldn’t Do On Your Disney Arrival Day

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It is an exciting moment when you FINALLY arrive at Walt Disney World! No matter if you are staying at a Walt Disney Resort or if you are staying off site, there are a few things you shouldn’t do on your arrival day. These tips are especially important if you are flying and if this … Read more

13 Expert Tips For Using Your Stroller At Disney World

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If you’re heading to Disney with little kids, chances are you’ll want to bring a stroller with. Although Disney has strollers to rent, you can bring your own stroller with you. In our personal opinion, the best stroller for Disney World is one you already own! One of the major perks of bringing your own … Read more

Everything to Know About Stroller Rental at Disney World

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If you’re planning a trip to Disney with little ones you’ll want a stroller! While bringing your own stroller is a good option, you can also rent strollers at all the Disney Parks. Keep reading for all the details you need to know before you rent a stroller at Walt Disney World! Everything to Know … Read more

7 Brilliant Ways To Use AirTags On Your Disney Vacation

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Apple AirTags are becoming very popular – and for good reason! They are a simple to use tracking device that connects to your Apple device. If you are wondering if there are uses for an AirTag while you are in Disney – we say yes! Apple AirTags are small tracking devices that help locate personal … Read more

The #1 Place to Eat in Magic Kingdom Ranked By Disney Guests

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So many restaurants, so many questions!  Which one should we eat at? What is the best sit down restaurant in the Magic Kingdom? We are here to help! We have compared all the restaurants in Magic Kingdom at Disney World and will give you suggestions on which we feel are the best restaurants and why. … Read more

Walk To The Disney Parks From Your Resort: Here Is How To Do It

Picking your Disney resort is a huge choice. There are many factors to take into consideration, including price, location, transportation options, and theming. If you want to avoid using Disney transportation as much as possible, the location of your Disney Resort should be your number one priority. Several of the Disney Resorts are within walking … Read more

150+ Disney Abbreviations You Need To Know

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One of the more challenging things about planning a Disney World vacation is trying to figure out all the abbreviations people use when giving tips and hacks. These are especially common on Disney Facebook groups. Here is an example of something you might see: “Be sure to RD SDMT because you can’t get a LL … Read more

3 Best Options to Get from the Airport to Disney World

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One thing we’re most sad about is that Disney’s Magical Express retired back in 2020. It was one of our favorite parts of staying at a Disney resort! But as they say, out with the old, in with the new! While there’s no free options for getting to and from the airport, there are a … Read more

Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party

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Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party (MNSSHP) is back with fun new details for 2024! The parties are on select nights starting on August 9 and run until Halloween. This is a very fun Halloween themed event that fans look forward to each year. You will find costumes galore and a variety of special events that only … Read more

Disney World Crowd Calendar 2024 and 2025

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Are you planning your Walt Disney World vacation and trying to decide when to go? Let’s take a look at our exclusive Walt Disney World Crowd Calendar for 2024 to find the perfect time! One of the biggest questions people have when planning their trip to Walt Disney World is one of the most basic … Read more

19 Amazing Disney Themed Travel Items You Need

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If you are traveling to Walt Disney World on vacation you are probably assessing your luggage and travel gear. Chances are there are a few items you are needing to buy before you get on the airplane or load up the car! We have rounded up some of our favorite Disney travel gear you may … Read more

EPCOT Food and Wine Festival 2024

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We are so excited that Disney has FINALLY released details about the 2024 Food and Wine Festival! The 2024 EPCOT International Food & Wine Festival presented by CORKCICLE takes place at Walt Disney World Aug. 29 through Nov. 23. The Food and Wine Festival is a yearly tradition at EPCOT. While our favorite event is the Flower and Garden … Read more

The Best Time to Book Your Disney World Vacation

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You’ve decided to book a long overdue vacation to Walt Disney World! Fantastic! But you have questions. When is the best time to go? Figuring out the best time to book your Disney World vacation can be a little challenging. Should you go during a special time of year like Halloween or Christmas? Should you … Read more

Disney Disability Access Service (DAS)

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The Disney Disability Access Service, commonly known as the DAS pass, is a service of Disney that supports those with developmental disabilities. DAS is intended to accommodate a small number of guests who are unable to wait in long lines in a conventional queue.   Disney has a wide variety of services available for guests … Read more

Two Bedroom Suites At Disney Resorts

It can be challenging to find suitable accommodations at Disney World if you have more than 4 people in your family. When we travel, we almost always book a vacation home (AirBnB, VRBO etc) because of the extra space it gives our family of five. When we visit Disney World we prefer to stay on … Read more

23 Unique Things To Bring To Disney World

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It is easy to find Disney packing lists! These lists have all the basic things you should bring – good walking shoes, Tylenol, sunscreen, rain ponchos. After our last trip to Disney World we realized there are a ton of unique things to bring to Disney World that you should consider! We compiled a list … Read more

EPCOT Flower and Garden Festival

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Every year EPCOT hosts a number of festivals. The two most popular festivals are the International Flower and Garden Festival and the Food and Wine Festival. The Flower and Garden Festival has been around since 1994. Every spring Disney World pulls out dozens of gorgeous topiaries and flower displays and turns Epcot into a gorgeous … Read more

Best Disney World Resort For Adults

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Where To Stay On Your Adults Only Disney Trip If you are taking a trip to Disney World and staying at a Walt Disney World resort with just adults, this post is for you. We want to help you sift through the over 25 resorts that Disney has to offer to help you find the … Read more

Disney World Parking Secrets

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If you have a car with you on your Disney World vacation you need to make sure you know about parking. Parking can be a bit challenging and even expensive, but we have some Disney parking secrets and tips to help you! If you are staying off site, you will likely have a car with … Read more

The #1 Disney Character Dining Meal – Ranked By Guests

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We love doing character meals on our visits to Disney World. The biggest reason we love it is because of the efficiency of meeting the characters we want to see while combining it with eating a fun meal. As you probably already know, there are quite a few character meal options at Disney World, so … Read more

Chef Mickey’s

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Located in Disney’s Contemporary Resort at Walt Disney World, Chef Mickey’s is a character dining experience which is a great way to have your little one meet Mickey Mouse and friends while eating!  (Little known fact – the proper name is Chef Mickey’s but everyone seems to refer to it as Chef Mickey!) We go … Read more

Disney World Events

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One of the things to know about Walt Disney World is that there is always a lot going on. Yes, visitors are coming from around the world to check out Cinderella’s castle, meet Mickey, and hug a princess. But visitors are ALSO coming to run marathons, do sporting competitions, and experience different festivals and celebrations … Read more

Disney World Popcorn Bucket

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When you are at one of the Disney Theme Parks at Walt Disney World you will start to smell the amazing aroma of fresh popped popcorn. Sometime it’s real due to fresh popped popcorn. Sometimes Disney is manufacturing it by simulating the smell and blowing it into the street as you are walking by to … Read more

Genie Plus Strategies – How to use Genie+


Lightning Lane replaced Genie+ on July 24, 2024. Find out how to use Lightning Lane here. Looking for an easy to follow expert Genie+ Step by step strategy? Look no further! We just spent some time at Disney World and have mastered the art of Genie+ and we’re SO excited to share it with you … Read more

Best Value Disney Resort

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Want to know what is the Best Walt Disney World Value Resort? Keep reading! The fact that you are reading this probably means you are thinking about staying at a Walt Disney World Value resort and can’t decide on which one. Our expert opinion is that the top value resort is Pop Century Resort. We want … Read more

Dole Whip Locations at Disney World Parks & Resorts

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If you’re heading to Disney World, one important thing to know is where are all the Disney Dole Whip locations are! Today we’re going to share all the Dole Whip locations at Walt Disney World so you can quickly and easily find your favorite Disney snack. Few people will argue that the Dole Whip is … Read more

Best Shoes For Disney World for the Whole Family

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When it comes to packing for your upcoming trip to Walt Disney World the most common question is: what kind of shoes should I wear? This is truly one of the most important aspects of planning your Disney vacation because it can make or break your vacation. Sore feet, achy backs or blisters on your … Read more

International Festival Of The Arts 2024: Broadway at EPCOT

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For all you Festival of the Arts fans, we have news for you! EPCOT International Festival of the Arts will be running from January 12, 2024 through February 19, 2024. This festival focuses on art of all kinds. You will find special menus featuring colorful cuisine, daily musical performances, acrobatics, and artists creating live! There … Read more