Author Archives: D.W. Noonan

5 Reasons to Buy Disney Vacation Club… And 5 Reasons Not To

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The decision to buy a Disney Vacation Club membership (Disney’s timeshare) can be grueling to make, especially if you’re sitting across the table from a friendly sales representative who has been showing you the benefits of ownership for the past hour. Sure, Disney Vacation Club (DVC) provides great experiences for families from all over the globe, but is it right ...

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Top 10 Signs of Walt Disney World Withdrawal

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Regular visitors to Walt Disney World often endure moderate to severe withdrawal symptoms. While not dangerous, the withdrawal period includes intense cravings for the magical vacation experience that lingers long after a visit to Walt Disney World. Those who really love the resort feel compelled to return. In light of this, how can we tell whether we’re just having passing ...

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Top 10 Ways to Surprise Your Kids With a Trip to Walt Disney World

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Most children remember with perfect clarity the first time their parents announced a trip to Walt Disney World. Mom and Dad might deliver the news off the cuff, without flair, or even in a deadpan tone, and yet kids everywhere would still treasure the words, “We’re going to Disney World.” A Surprise Disney Trip! Related: Secret Disney Codes Cast Members ...

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Secret Disney Codes Cast Members Use Every Day

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Professionals ranging from doctors and nurses to pilots and flight attendants speak a language peculiar to their employment. That is, most industries create a culture with “secret codes” familiar only to their workers. The insiders may speak in code to streamline operations, communicate in high-stress environments, protect customers from unpleasant events, or shield the public from behind-the-scenes activities. Secret Disney ...

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The Pros and Cons of Walt Disney World Moderate Resorts

When you’re about to book a vacation at a Walt Disney World Resort, you may feel overwhelmed by the wide selection. Should you stay at a value, moderate, or deluxe resort? These categories may reflect a resort’s pricing, location, and luxury, but Disney ensures that its guests experience magic at all three levels. Making this decision depends upon your party’s ...

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10 Facts and Secrets About Festival of the Lion King

Few entertainment options engage audiences as completely as Festival of the Lion King at Disney’s Animal Kingdom. The vivid characters, the amazing acrobatics, the elegant dancing, and the talented singers pull this show together and enthrall audiences every day. In celebration of one of the most beloved shows in Walt Disney World, we present ten facts and secrets about Festival ...

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Top 8 Disney Pro Tips for MagicBands At Walt Disney World

First offered to a limited number of guests in 2008, MagicBands began to revolutionize the way visitors experience their Walt Disney World vacation. Disney has since expanded the use of MagicBands to nearly all resort guests with only a minority declining them for personal reasons. This wearable technology belongs to the MyMagic+ family, providing guests access to a variety of ...

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Top 8 Disney Pro Tips for Disney’s Saratoga Springs Resort & Spa

Walt Disney World Resorts provide magical experiences for countless visitors every year, but returning guests and Disney Vacation Club members find additional ways to make their stay even better. Disney’s Saratoga Springs Resort & Spa is a deluxe villa resort offering an elegant atmosphere, comfortable rooms, and great amenities. You’ll probably enjoy your stay no matter how much advanced planning ...

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10 Disney Quotes That Will NEVER Get Old

The best Disney quotes handed down to us through the decades have endured because of their relevance and timeless quality. Most Disney fans can recall inspiring words said in a movie, phrases used at the theme parks, lines sang in a popular song, or even quotes spoken by the founder himself. Many popular quotes fade from memory or become replaced ...

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10 Disney Facts That Might Make You Feel Old

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One popular adage tells us that we’re only as old as we feel. This cliché sounds positive, even if a bit unbelievable, but it rings true to Disney fans. Walt Disney World quickly transports you to childhood as you climb aboard Space Mountain or sail through Pirates of the Caribbean. The child in all of us springs to life once ...

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