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Friday, June 23, 2017

Park Wise

Your Quick Guide to General Walt Disney World Discounts

One of the ways to save the most money when traveling to Walt Disney World is to be on the lookout for promotions and discounts during your travel dates.  Here's a quick rundown on...

Your Guide to Getting in the Disney Parks Faster

Ok, so you've been planning for months. The day has finally arrived. You've risen and shone, inhaled your breakfast, and now you're ready to hit the park! You're skipping toward the entrance only to...

Making the Most of Extra Magic Hours at Disney World

Often touted as one of the biggest perks of staying at a Walt Disney World Resort hotel, extra magic hours can be a blessing or a curse depending on which side of the magic...

Baby on Board: Walt Disney World With a Diaper Bag

If you've read past the title, let's assume you've decided to brave the parks with your mini-mouseketeer.  There are definitely some pros and cons to weigh when deciding whether or not to take a...

Top Disneyland Freebies

As we discussed last week, a Disney trip is no small investment, but there are definitely a few reprieves for the wallet. Last time around, I gave you my favorite freebies at Walt Disney World,...

10 Freebies at Walt Disney World

We all know the Most Magical Place on Earth can leave a not-so-magical dent in your wallet. From resort rates to dining to souvenirs, it seems like we're pulling out the plastic (or, now,...

Get Park Wise: Familiarizing Your Children with Disney Characters

If you're like most families with young children, characters will be a big part of your Disney vacation. Who doesn't dream of the day they watch as their sweet child runs up to Mickey...

Seven Things to Put In Your Disney Parks Bag

A few weeks ago, we chatted about the perfect park bag, and while some of you don't take a thing into the parks that won't fit into your pockets, I thought we ought to...

What Shoes Should You Wear to Disney World?

Nothing can make or break a long day in the parks faster than your chosen pair of kicks. After all, Cinderella is proof that the right pair of shoes makes all the difference. First, let's...

Walt Disney World Advanced Dining Reservations

I don't know about you, but half the time I barely know what I want for dinner at noon.  However, when planning a trip to Walt Disney World, I have to know what I...

Planning a runDisney Vacation

The runDisney announcement of yet another awesome race event earlier this week just solidifies the trend of runners' vacations at the Disney Parks.  With eight weekends now spanning the year on both coasts, there...

Epcot’s World Showcase for Kids

A lot of first time Walt Disney World guests tend to write-off Epcot as an “adults only” type of park, but I encourage all of them to give it at least one day with...

Three Romantic Walt Disney World Resorts for Couples

With the day of love quickly approaching, I thought it would be the perfect time to daydream about a few of the resorts perfect for you googly-eyed romancers out there.  Believe it or not,...

Walt Disney World Water Park Fun and More Option

With so many ticket options and configurations at Walt Disney World, it can get a little overwhelming.  We all have a pretty good handle on the Park Hopping upgrade (if you don't, it's the...

Tips for Tipping at Disney

When visiting Disney resorts, many travelers aren't quite sure who can accept tips, how much to tip and whether or not there's a need to tip.  Despite what some insistent internet users may proclaim,...

What’s Your Perfect Disney Parks Bag?

Sometimes packing for a day in the Disney parks isn't, well, a walk in the park.  If touring with littles, you may be traveling with a pack full of diapers, snacks, bottles, etc.  If...

What to Do on Your Down Day at Walt Disney World

If you've been reading over the last year, you know I'm a fan of taking a day off from the hustle and bustle of the parks during your Disney World trip.  After all, this...

Three Geeky Things That Make Your Disney Trip More Fun

I admit it.  Not only am I a Disney geek, but I’m kind of a real life geek, too.  So, it should come as no surprise that I have done all of the things...

Disney Resolutions for 2014

Happy New Year, MiceChatters!!  2013 was fantastic for yours truly, and I have nothing but high hopes for the gift of another year.  If you read last week's column, you know I had some...

My Three Favorite Christmas Activities at Disney World

I'm a Disney geek.  I'm a Christmas nerd.  Is it any surprise that I LOVE visiting Walt Disney World at Christmastime (which actually begins almost overnight after the last Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party)?!  Here...