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Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Park Wise

How to Celebrate Your Birthday at Disney

Yours truly is having a birthday next Thursday (and, I really can't fathom how I didn't plan to be at a Disney Park on my 30th!!), so I thought I'd share some of the...

To Surprise or Not to Surprise the Kids with a Trip to Disney

For many families the big Christmas gift to their families will be a trip to Disney. We're giving a Disney Cruise for Christmas this year. Shhh! Don't tell! Some parents, though, have visions of...

Top Ten Things I’m Thankful for at Walt Disney World

Happy Thanksgiving, MiceChatters! Our family has so much to be thankful for, but I’m taking this column to list my Walt Disney World gratitude, then I want to know yours in the comments below! 1....

How Long Should We Stay at Disneyland

Last week we chatted about length of stay at Walt Disney World.  What works at Disney World doesn't always match what you should do at Disneyland. . . so I gabbed with some Disney...

How Long to Stay at Disney World

After “Where to stay?”, “How long to stay at Disney World?” is one of the most popular questions I receive from guests and friends planning a trip to Orlando.  While there is no magical...

What Not to Wear to Disney

There’s a distinct possibility that you will be photographed more on your Disney Parks vacation than you have been on any other trip you've taken.  With that in mind, some park goers make some...

Get Park Wise – Celebrating Halloween at the Disney Parks

While Disney fairytales might evoke images of flying elephants and sparkle-clad princesses, there’s no shortage of creepy fun to be had when visiting the parks. Here are a few fun ways to celebrate one...

Three Great Quick Service Restaurants at Walt Disney World

With a plethora of restaurant choices at Walt Disney World, there is something to suit every palate.  If you’re a fan of the typical burger and fries fare one normally finds at a theme...

Diary of a runDisney Virgin

So, not many of you readers know me personally, but I’ve made an appearance in my column pictures every now and then.  If you need a refresher, this is me: Totally your idea of a...

Disney Park Hopping: Do or Don’t?

Both coasts offer the Park Hopper upgrade to their base tickets.  For an additional cost, you’ll have the flexibility to visit more than one park in a single day, but is it right for...

Dressing Up for Mickey: Disney Halloween Party Tips

Fall in is full swing at the Disney Parks, and the Halloween parties are one of the most fun events of the season!  While guests can show up sans costume, I think part of...

Ten Things to Pack in Your Disney Carry On

Whether you’re headed East and using Disney’s Magical Express (and won’t see your checked bags until a few hours after you arrive) or you’re going out West, there are a few important things you...

When Should You Use an Authorized Disney Vacation Planner?

A trip to any Disney resort can be a big undertaking.  Lots of decisions to make, deadlines to remember and tricks and tips to memorize.  This is where an Authorized Disney Vacation Planner agent...

Five Ways To Save Money At Disney When Traveling With Kids

We all know that a Disney vacation can be a hefty financial commitment, but here are a few ways to cut costs when traveling with little ones. 1. Pack Enough Essential Supplies Pack a week’s worth...

Focusing on the Magic: What Camera is Best for Theme Parks

Disneyland and Walt Disney World could very possibly be the two most photographed locales on the planet. Pictures have long been an important way of remembering a vacation. But these days, they’re also showing...

Skipping School for Disney: Do or Don’t

Last week, we discussed some of the pros and cons of different times to visit Walt Disney World.  Maybe you've discovered that you’d rather head to the parks in the cooler, less crowded, value...

When is the Best Time to Visit Walt Disney World?

With 365 days, 52 weeks, 12 months and four seasons to choose from, it can be difficult to narrow down the best time to visit the Most Magical Place on Earth.  Best, of course,...

The Great Disney Stroller Debate

You see it over and over again on Disney forums across the internet.  The dreaded s-word.  STROLLERS!!!  It strikes fear in the hearts (and ankles) of pedestrians all over the theme parks.  But are...

Disney World Hotel Categories: A Crash Course in Value, Moderate and Deluxe Accommodations

So, you've decided to stay on-site at Walt Disney World.  Now comes the fun part (for some of you)...where to stay?  There are three levels of resort at Walt Disney World, with the deluxe...

Disney Extracurriculars

After a few trips to visit the Mouse, you might want to throw something new into the mix to shake up your trips a bit.  From trading to scavenger hunts, there are many different...