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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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Top 5 Walt Disney World Treats You Must Try

1. The Dole Whip You could probably predict this number one choice. The Dole Whip is the quintessential Walt Disney World treat that you read about everywhere on the internet. And Disney has heard the cry of pineapple loving guests by putting the Dole Whip in multiple locations with some “enhancements” in the non-Magic Kingdom spots. The traditional place to ...

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Top 5 Walt Disney World Treats You Must Try

2. Ice Cream Cookie Sandwich Warning! This is not the ice cream sandwich that you can get from the carts around the world—although that Mickey shaped treat is cute. This is the genuine article ice cream cookie sandwich that is found in some of the permanent quick service locations like the Plaza Ice Cream Parlor on Main Street and Sleepy ...

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Top 5 Walt Disney World Treats You Must Try

3. Carrot Cake Cookie Yummmm!! The Writer’s Stop at Disney’s Hollywood Studios offers the Carrot Cake Cookie—two rounds of moist carrot cake with cream cheese icing sandwiched in between. This is another shareable option since it is large and rich, but you could also eat it on your own a little bit at a time (to savor it you know). ...

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Top 5 Walt Disney World Treats You Must Try

4. Strawberry Shortcake This is a very specific Strawberry Shortcake, the one found in the bakery section of Sunshine Seasons in Epcot’s Land pavilion. This sweet treat is nice and light with layers of cake, a whipped cream and juicy strawberries. Sunshine Seasons is one of my favorite counter service locations, and this Strawberry Shortcake is a big reason for ...

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