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”

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.

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Disney Dining Plan, List

List of Top Snack Credit uses at Disney World

We love the Disney Dining Plan at my house.  For those of you that don’t know much about me, I graduated college with a degree in Statistics (yes, I am a nerd).  I completely nerd out over anything number related….No joke!  So, the Disney Dining Plan is like a fun game to me.  I try to find some of the best uses for various credits to ensure that I have maximized it.  I wanted to share some of my favorites and tips to help you too.

General tips: Continue reading “List of Top Snack Credit uses at Disney World”

Planning

When do I start planning a trip to Disney World?

This is one of the most common questions I get and my answer is always the same: Now.  I know that sounds crazy, but it is true.  If you are thinking about going to Disney World, it is never too early to start planning, but there are some key days to keep in mind:

    • 499 days prior to check-in – This is the earliest you can make a room reservation.
    • 180 days prior to check-in – This is when dining reservations can be made and for those high demand dining reservations, it is important to make them this far in advance. Seriously.
    • 60 days prior to check-in – This is when you can make your FastPass+ reservations.  This is a huge advantage of staying at a Disney Resort and one you should definitely take advantage of at the 60 day mark.  FastPass+ reservations can be made starting at 7am.

 

Disney is a Continue reading “When do I start planning a trip to Disney World?”