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5 Reasons We Love Magic Bands at Walt Disney World

Magic is in the very name, so what’s not to love? Back when the Magic Band was first introduced there was a lot of controversy swirling around their introduction into the Walt Disney World resort. Some of this was around the FastPass+ system and the changes it brought, but some people were wary of the Magic Band and any tracking ...

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Top 6 Things You Must Do at Disney Springs

I am in love with Disney Springs. Everything about it (except the crowds on busy nights) is right up my alley. The mix of Disney and national retail shops, the dining, the lounges, the entertainment and just the atmosphere all create a wonderful environment that I now plan time to spend in during my vacation. Here are my top 6 ...

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Top 6 Attractions You Must Hit at Epcot

It is hard for me to pick my favorite park, I have so many aspects, details and attractions that I love in each one. But I have to say that there is a special place in my heart for Epcot—ever since I was a little girl visiting Epcot Center. And while I miss many of the “retrocot” attractions that have ...

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7 Do’s & Don’ts of Shopping at Walt Disney World

Shopping & Walt Disney World—two of my favorite things! It is always a wise idea to build in a budget for souvenirs, gifts, and other Walt Disney World merchandise because everyone in your party is going to want something to remember your magical vacation. Here are a few do’s & don’ts I’ve learned from many shopping experiences at Walt Disney ...

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10 Do’s & Don’ts of the Disney Dining Plan

The Disney Dining Plan is a nice option to add to your Magic Your Way travel package if you are staying at an onsite Walt Disney World resort. Many of my travel clients enjoy it because it makes your vacation feel “all-inclusive,” and you don’t have to worry about budgeting for meals once you are on vacation. Also, depending on ...

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5 Reasons We Love Jungle Cruise

The original Jungle Cruise was an opening day attraction at Disneyland in 1955. Taking its inspiration from the film “The African Queen,” Walt Disney initially wanted the ride to have real live animals as part of the experience. When that was deemed unfeasible due to a lack of show consistency from live animals, the attraction was filled with audio-animatronic animals ...

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5 Reasons We Love Snacks at Walt Disney World

One of my most favorite things at Walt Disney World are the snacks. I seriously think I could take a trip and just have snacks—no “real” meals. Whether you are on one of the Disney Dining Plans looking for the purple and white DDP logo for snacks or paying out of pocket, you really want to budget some money and ...

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Top 6 FastPass+ for the Magic Kingdom

The Magic Kingdom is absolutely my favorite park for FastPass+. There are a ton of possibilities and there are no tiers like at Hollywood Studios and Epcot limiting what you can select. My personal favorite strategy is to make my first FastPass+ time for within the second hour the park is open, preferably toward the end. So if the park ...

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Top 8 Best Salty Treats at Walt Disney World

I have a weakness for sweets—a sweet tooth that any dentist loves to hate. And Walt Disney World has plenty of tempting treats for me. But, on the other side of the coin, I also find many delicious salty and savory treats at Walt Disney World as well, you just have to know the right places to look. Here are ...

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