Disney World, Personal Story

Toy Story Land Weekend

The anticipation for the opening of Toy Story Land was incredibly high.  As many of you read in the post leading up to my last trip, I was beyond excited.  It was definitely one of my most memorable times in Disney World.  There was so much energy and so much excitement in the air.  It was hard to help getting wrapped up in all of it.  We arrived on Thursday late afternoon at Disney’s All-Star Music.  There was a small snafu with our room (yes, even travel agents have snafus).  Disney was Continue reading “Toy Story Land Weekend”

Disney World, List

Packing List: Adult trip

Disney is not just for the kids.  If you are a kid at heart or just love food, then you might be thinking about a trip without the kids or before kids.  I LOVE taking my kids to Disney, but also love my adult trips.  I am all about a packing list and wanted to share my personal park packing list for my bag.

First off, if you don’t feel you need a bag, do not take a bag.  Life will be super easy for you, since you can avoid the bag check lines.  I am not one of those people Continue reading “Packing List: Adult trip”

List, Special Events: WDW

Dos and Don’ts of Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party

Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party (aka MNSSHP) started in 1995 and was originally only held on Halloween night.  The party gradually grew in popularity from year to year and is now offered on select nights August-October at the Magic Kingdom.  It is my children’s favorite event and one we try to attend every year.  If you are on the fence, it is 100% worth it!  Over the years, we have come up with a great list of Dos and Don’ts. Continue reading “Dos and Don’ts of Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party”

Disney Dining Plan, Disney World, Planning

Why you should ALWAYS preorder your food at Be Our Guest quick service

If you have heard anything about dining at Disney World, then you have probably heard about the sought after reservations at Be Our Guest.  Whether it is the quick service breakfast/lunch or the table service dinner, Be Our Guest is one of the most difficult reservations to get and the only quick service that requires reservations.  However, just getting the quick service breakfast or lunch reservation doesn’t end your preparations.  It is INCREDIBLY recommended that Continue reading “Why you should ALWAYS preorder your food at Be Our Guest quick service”

Extras: WDW

Minnie Van Details

If you are going to Disney, you will undoubtably see these cuties driving on the roads.  What are they and who can use them?  Here are all the details you need to know about the Minnie Van service.

Disney has partnered with Lyft to provide a personalized and private service to your destination and Minnie Vans can be requested directly through the Lyft app on your phone.

Number one question: How much does it cost? Continue reading “Minnie Van Details”

Disney World, How To/ 101

My Disney Experience App 101

This app is a MUST for any Disney World trip.  If you haven’t already, download the app from your App Store (or from this link) and start familiarizing yourself with it.  You will be thankful you did. Trust me!

Complete honesty, the app can be overwhelming.  There is so much information there and it does so much.  I do not want anyone to get to the park and open it for the first time and just delete it because it is too difficult to use.  It is an amazing resource and I hope to help make it a great resource to you and not an enhancement to your trip.  So here are some basics (and advanced courses) of the My Disney Experience (MDE) App.

Update: Disney ran an update on June 18, 2018 for the app.  We are currently working on updating this post, but most of the post is still accurate.

Continue reading “My Disney Experience App 101”

Disney Dining Plan, Disney World, Planning

Which Disney Dining Plan is right for you?

There are 3 different dining plan options: Disney Quick-Service Dining Plan, Disney Dining Plan and Disney Deluxe Dining Plan.

Let’s start with the basics — The dining plan works with “credits.”  There is no monetary value to a “credit”, but there are different types of credits: snack, quick-service and table-service.

What qualifies as a snack credit?

Anything with the Disney Dining Plan logo next to it qualifies as a snack credit.  The variety is enormous.  Examples would be something small like a banana, a bottle of water or a granola bar.  Snack credits can also be something larger like Continue reading “Which Disney Dining Plan is right for you?”