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Are you ready to embark on your very own Disney World 4 parks in one day challenge and aren’t sure how to prepare? Check out my favorite tips for becoming a Disney World 4-park ninja!

  1. First and most important detail to remember, you MUST have a park hopper ticket to enjoy all four Walt Disney World parks in the same day!
  2. Make a list of what you want to accomplish in each park and don’t be afraid to set the bar high! This IS after all a CHALLENGE!
  3. It would be extremely beneficial to have a plan of attack AND a checklist to make sure you don’t forget a challenge must-do.
  4. Take into consideration each park’s hours of operation AND make sure to take advantage of extra magic hours if you are a resort guest!
  5. Be at your first park at rope drop! This will allow you to take advantage of smaller crowds and have the option to save fastpasses for your 2nd park when crowds will probably be higher.
  6. Speaking of fastpasses, make sure to make them at the 60 day mark AND take advantage of using the mydisneyexperience app to add additional fastpasses!
  7. Don’t forget extra batteries for your camera or an external charger for your phone. You HAVE to document your Disney 4 parks in one day challenge for both posterity AND bragging rights!
  8. Don’t forget to pack a bag with park touring essentials! You never know when you might need your poncho!
  9. Wear comfy shoes! You can easily clock 7,000+ steps in a day touring just ONE Disney park, can you imagine what it might be after a day of walking around ALL four parks?!
  10. Finally… don’t get too wrapped up in your challenge checklist that you forget to have a good time! You are at the happiest place on earth. enjoy it!

Have you tried conquering all 4 Disney World parks in one day? Are you curious to what a day might be like? Come along with me, as I and two of my travel agent buddies prepare for OUR Disney World 4 parks in one day challenge!

Are you planning a trip to Walt Disney World or thinking about adding a 4 park challenge to your Disney bucket list? I can help!

My name is Lizeth and I am an Orlando destination specialist. Contact me at Lizeth@TravelWithTheMagic.com, on Facebook or by phone at 1-800-670-4312, ext. 143.

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There are many details to be taken care of when you are planning a Disney World vacation. Here are some of the important dates to remember as you begin to plan.

Book Your Vacation

When you’re considering taking a vacation to Disney World, I recommend booking sooner than later. This will give you the best choice of resort and room options. Even when you book early, you don’t need to worry that you are getting the best price. If a discount is released that can be applied to your package, your TA will work to make that adjustment for you. You can book room only reservations as early as 499 days in advance of your intended check out date. If you would like to book a vacation package, that can be done 499 days in advance as well, once the package pricing for the next year has released. Typically, pricing is released for packages towards the end of June or early July.

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Dining Reservations

Half of the fun of going to Disney World is the amazing food! Table Service Dining Reservations can be made 180 days in advance at 6:00 AM Eastern Standard Time. If you wish to have the first choice for some of the most popular dining experiences, it is important to make your reservations at that time.

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Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique and The Pirates League

If your child would love to have a princess, knight, pirate or mermaid makeover, it is highly recommended that you reserve an appointment 180 days in advance. These experiences fill up quickly, so you won’t want to miss out. Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique has 2 locations, one in Magic Kingdom and one in Disney Springs. The Pirates League is located in Magic Kingdom near the Pirates of the Caribbean ride. If you wish to reserve an appointment at one of the locations inside the Magic Kingdom, park admission is required for that day.

FastPass Selections

You can “reserve” a FastPass ride or attraction and time 60 days in advance at 7:00 AM Eastern Standard Time for guests staying at a Walt Disney Resort hotel. Each guest may begin by choosing 3 FastPass selections to reserve for each park day. These must be made in the same park. After the third has been used you may reserve an additional FastPass. Any FastPasses chosen after the initial 3 can be made at the same park or another park if you have the Park Hopper Option added to your tickets.

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Paying Off Your Vacation and Customizing MagicBands

Your final balance for your Walt Disney World vacation will be due 30 days prior to check-in. This is also the time that your MagicBands will begin to be processed and sent to you about 2-3 weeks before you travel. Be sure to go into your My Disney Experience account and customize your bands before that date to ensure each guest gets the color they wish. If you do not select a color before that time, each person will receive a grey MagicBand.

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Memory Maker

Purchasing Memory Maker gives you access to unlimited digital Disney PhotoPass photos captured throughout Walt Disney World. If Memory Maker is purchased at the advance purchase price, any photos taken within 3 days from the date Memory Maker is purchased will not be included and must be purchased separately. So, be sure to purchase Memory Maker before the 3 day mark of when you plan to start having photos taken to ensure all of them will be included.

My name is Melanie Gifford and I am a Disney Planner with Travel With The Magic. There are many details that go into planning an amazing Disney World vacation and several dates to remember to stay on track. I would love to help you book and plan your vacation! Email me at Melanie@travelwiththemagic.com or find me on Facebook for more Disney tips!

 

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Updated Walt Disney World Refurbishment Schedule

December 1, 2017

Updated Walt Disney World Refurbishment Schedule as of November 30, 2017 Magic Kingdom® Park Hall of Presidents Splash Mountain Liberty Square Riverboat Cinderella’s Royal Table Monorail The Walt Disney World® Resort Monorail System is undergoing refurbishment and may be on modified service and/or routes. If Guests plan to use this form of transportation during their […]

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Happily Ever After Fireworks Dessert Party

November 30, 2017

I love fireworks! Who doesn’t? The fireworks displays at Walt Disney World’s Magic Kingdom are legendary. They just keep getting better and better as technology improves. The emotions those displays invoke are powerful and create lasting family memories. That’s part of why we all love going to Walt Disney World over and over again. The […]

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Walt Disney’s Carousel of Progress

November 23, 2017

“There’s a great big beautiful tomorrow, shining at the end of every day.” These words of hope and optimism open the longest running stage show in the history of American theater – Walt Disney’s Carousel of Progress. Located in Tomorrowland in the Magic Kingdom this show is said to be Mr. Disney’s personal favorite imagineering […]

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Updated Rooms at Disney’s Yacht Club Resort

November 21, 2017

If you like the idea of an old New England Yacht Club, Disney’s Yacht Club Resort at Walt Disney World may be the place for you.  We stayed at this great resort last year and I wrote about several reasons you might want to stay there.  Click here to read that article.    This year […]

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Liberty Tree Tavern Lunch

November 16, 2017

Tucked away in beautiful Liberty Square is a quaint little restaurant called Liberty Tree Tavern. Open for lunch and dinner in the Magic Kingdom, it’s a great spot to cool off, rest your feet, and fill your belly. The décor is very historical and has a colonial vibe, and the cast members wear adorable costumes. […]

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Tips for Wonderful Character Experiences

November 14, 2017

  If you’re anything like me, sometimes meeting characters can be a bit of an awkward experience. Sometimes you don’t know what to say, what to do with your hands, or even where to stand. So how do you break the ice and have the most memorable character experiences? Here’s a few helpful tips that […]

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6 Activities to Add Christmas Cheer to Your Disney Vacation

November 9, 2017

  Are you looking to add a little Christmas cheer to your Holiday Disney vacation? Look no further! I have you covered. Check out some of my favorites! Attend the Candlelight Processional at Epcot. A HUGE choir, 50-piece live orchestra, and celebrity narrator tell the story of Christmas in words and music. This is an […]

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Disney After Hours

November 7, 2017

  Returning for select nights in early 2018 is the Disney After Hours event! I had the opportunity to attend this event earlier this year and I loved every minute! Disney After Hours is by far my favorite “extra” I’ve added on to my vacations in the last couple of years – I think you’ll […]

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Top 10 Reasons to Camp at Fort Wilderness

November 2, 2017

Maybe you love the great outdoors, or maybe “glamping” is more your style. Either way, experience a different side of Disney – by camping at Fort Wilderness! I have a secret: my husband used to hate Disney. I dragged him on his first trip a few years ago, right after he came home from a […]

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First Timer’s Guide: The Cove Bar

October 31, 2017

  When I found out that I would be going to Disneyland and Disney’s California Adventure, the first thing I knew that I wanted to do was go to the Cove Bar, located on Disney’s California Adventure side. Mainly because all the drinks looked so colorful and I heard that they didn’t skimp on the […]

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Disney’s Beach Club Resort

October 26, 2017

When you think of Disney Resort Hotels, you may think of the classic Grand Floridian Resort & Spa. Or you may think of the iconic Contemporary Resort. These hotels are located near Magic Kingdom at Walt Disney World in Florida. But there’s another very classic Disney Resort Hotel that’s located near Epcot – Just past […]

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Tips for Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party 2017

October 24, 2017

Are you attending or wanting to attend Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party this Holiday season? Check out my favorite tips! 1. Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party is a special ticketed event. You will have to buy your ticket apart from your Walt Disney World Package. 2. Dates sell out, especially those closest to Christmas! If […]

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Why Should You Visit Disneyland?

October 19, 2017

Whether you’ve visited Walt Disney World in Florida a hundred times, or you’re still planning your first trip, here are a few reasons to consider visiting the Disneyland Resort in California. The Original – The Disneyland Park is the only park that Walt Disney actually set foot in. This is the theme park that started […]

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Updated Walt Disney World Refurbishment Schedule

October 18, 2017

Updated Walt Disney World Refurbishment Schedule as of October 17, 2017 Magic Kingdom® Park Hall of Presidents Splash Mountain Liberty Square Riverboat Cinderella’s Royal Table Monorail The Walt Disney World® Resort Monorail System is undergoing refurbishment and may be on modified service and/or routes. If Guests plan to use this form of transportation during their […]

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A Walt Disney World Veteran’s Guide to Disneyland

October 17, 2017

As a frequent visitor of Walt Disney World in Florida, I found myself very overwhelmed when it was time to plan my family’s very first Disneyland trip. What do we see first? Which attractions are must-do’s? Where do we eat? How do we get around? What do you mean I can’t get Fastpasses ahead of […]

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Riding in Style – Disney’s Minnie Vans

October 12, 2017

This past summer, the Minnie Vans were introduced as a new transportation option at the Walt Disney World Resort! These cute vans were added as a part of the Lyft app, and will take you anywhere you want to go on Disney property. As of October 2017, they are fully operational from all deluxe resorts […]

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Visiting Vancouver- The Top 5 Reasons

October 10, 2017

  When traveling on an Alaskan Cruise, one of the most popular seaports is Vancouver, British Columbia in Canada. If you’ve booked an Alaskan Sailing, you’ll need to decide if you’d like to spend some time in this port city either before or after your cruise. Recently, we had this decision to make and chose […]

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Beyond Disneyland

October 5, 2017

One of my favorite topics about Disney is what to do outside of Disney! Because there is so much more to do in Orlando or Anaheim that just come to the parks and leave! This time, our Disney adventure took us into the areas around Los Angeles! Our first side trip was the Orange County […]

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Updated Walt Disney World Refurbishment Schedule

October 4, 2017

Updated Walt Disney World Refurbishment Schedule as of October 4, 2017 Magic Kingdom® Park Hall of Presidents Splash Mountain Cinderella’s Royal Table Monorail The Walt Disney World® Resort Monorail System is undergoing refurbishment and may be on modified service and/or routes. If Guests plan to use this form of transportation during their visit they should […]

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Minnie’s Halloween Dine at Hollywood and Vine

October 3, 2017

During the fall months at Disney’s Hollywood and Vine restaurant, you can attend a special dinner called Minnie’s Halloween Dine, at Hollywood Studios. This dinner is special not only because you get to see five of the most popular Disney characters, but because they are dressed up in adorable Halloween costumes. It’s a great way […]

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2018 Celebration of Harry Potter: The Differences between Celebration and Premium Packages

October 2, 2017

Potterheads unite! For the past 4 years, at the end of January/early February, Universal Studios Orlando has held A Celebration of Harry Potter. This special event brings together Harry Potter fans with the actors and artists who helped bring J.K. Rowling’s magical world to the big screen. So you wanna go right? The dates for […]

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Frontera Cocina

September 28, 2017

Frontera Cocina has quickly become one of my favorite restaurants in Disney Springs and here are 4 reasons why! The Menu Celebrity chef Rick Bayless is behind the wonderful menu! He has brought fresh, updates to authentic Mexican dishes. All of your favorites are here – with a twist of new flavor. Start off with […]

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The Characters of Cape May Café Breakfast Buffet

September 26, 2017

  Cape May Breakfast buffet is located at Disney’s Beach Club resort. It has a fun, sunny atmosphere and is easy to get to right off the lobby. The restaurant is surrounded by colorful beach umbrellas, and you may even see some sandcastles. The food is delicious with a super fun waffle station with toppings, […]

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Updated Walt Disney World Refurbishment Schedule

September 25, 2017

Updated Walt Disney World Refurbishment Schedule as of September 25, 2017 Magic Kingdom® Park Hall of Presidents Splash Mountain Cinderella’s Royal Table Monorail The Walt Disney World® Resort Monorail System is undergoing refurbishment and may be on modified service and/or routes. If Guests plan to use this form of transportation during their visit they should […]

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Maximize your Day at Disneyland with Maxpass

September 22, 2017

Disneyland Resort has recently introduced a new ticket option called Maxpass. Maxpass is designed to work with the Fastpass system to help you maximize your park time at Disneyland Park and Disney California Adventure Park. What is Fastpass? Fastpass is a free option that Disneyland offers to everyone that has park admission. You visit a […]

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Disney’s California Adventure Park Frozen – Live at the Hyperion

September 21, 2017

  Are you looking for a Broadway quality show that your entire family will enjoy, then you must go and watch one of the newest Disney shows, Frozen – Live at the Hyperion?  This show located at Disney’s California Adventure Park in Hollywood Land.  It is a one-hour performance that brings Disney’s animated film while […]

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Grim Grinning Ghosts at the Haunted Mansion at Walt Disney World

September 19, 2017

Boo! With Halloween right around the corner I thought this would be a good time to pop in to the Haunted Mansion for a tour. Don’t worry – while you may find some spooks here everything is on the silly side so nothing out of any horror movies. Tucked in a quiet corner of Liberty […]

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Walt Disney World Character Dining Overview

September 14, 2017

Character Dining at Walt Disney World is a lot of fun and a great way to meet some of your favorite characters saving valuable park time doing it during your dining time. Here are some tips for character dining at Walt Disney World and an overview of each restaurant, so you have all of them […]

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Alaskan Sailing on Disney Cruise Line- the Trip of a Lifetime

September 12, 2017

Everyone has a Dream Trip in his or her imagination. Mine was a cruise to Alaska. My dream came true this summer and if it’s your Dream Trip, I can help you make your dreams come true, too! Alaska is such an amazing destination. The scenery is beautiful and the people are fascinating. The contrast […]

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Treats at Goofy’s Candy Co.

September 7, 2017

Located in Disney Springs is a wacky and colorful sweet shop called Goofy’s Candy Co. If you’ve never heard of it, you should definitely give it a try! Here at Goofy’s Candy Co. you’ll be able to find different kinds of Mickey shaped treats that you wouldn’t be able to find elsewhere in the parks! […]

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11 Tips for the 2017 Epcot International Food and Wine Festival

September 5, 2017

    Are you attending or wanting to attend the Epcot International Food and Wine Festival this fall? Check out my favorite tips! Share! First and foremost, sharing is caring right? Second, there are so many delectable dishes to sample that getting full on just a few would be blasphemous. This is the perfect time […]

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Tips for Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party 2017

August 17, 2017

Are you attending or wanting to attend Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party this fall? Check out my favorite tips! Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party is a special ticketed event. You will have to buy your ticket apart from your Walt Disney World Package. Dates sell out, especially those closest to Halloween! If you […]

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Updated Walt Disney World Refurbishment Schedule

August 16, 2017

Updated Walt Disney World Refurbishment Schedule as of August 10, 2017 Magic Kingdom® Park Hall of Presidents Splash Mountain Monorail The Walt Disney World® Resort Monorail System is undergoing refurbishment and may be on modified service and/or routes. If Guests plan to use this form of transportation during their visit they should check to be […]

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Grand Cayman Turtle Centre

August 15, 2017

Grand Cayman is a wonderful vacation destination, both as a port to visit on a cruise and as a place to spend a week. Most people think of Stingray City or Seven Mile Beach when they think of Grand Cayman but there is so much more to see and do! The Grand Cayman Turtle Centre […]

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Free My Disney Experience and Magic Band E-Course

August 10, 2017

Planning a Disney vacation can be overwhelming. There are so many things to think about, such as what resort should I stay at? Where should we eat? What park should we visit on what day? These are all questions your travel agent can answer for you, as they guide you along in the process. While […]

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How long should you stay at Walt Disney World?

August 8, 2017

  Many clients contact me and know exactly how many days and nights they want to go to Walt Disney World. However, many clients rely on my expertise to help them make this decision. I’m so glad they do! Deciding how long to stay at Walt Disney World, especially if you’ve never been there, can […]

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Updated Walt Disney World Refurbishment Schedule

August 4, 2017

Updated Walt Disney World Refurbishment Schedule as of August 2, 2017 Magic Kingdom® Park Hall of Presidents Liberty Square Riverboat Splash Mountain Monorail The Walt Disney World® Resort Monorail System is undergoing refurbishment and may be on modified service and/or routes. If Guests plan to use this form of transportation during their visit they should […]

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FAMILY FUN AT WINTER SUMMERLAND

August 3, 2017

  If you’ve stayed at a Disney Resort Hotel with a Magic Your Way package, you may have received vouchers for your family to play a free round of miniature golf. And if you’ve opted to skip this experience, you should definitely try it next time! My favorite mini golf course is Winter Summerland, where […]

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Ghost Portraits at Memento Mori

August 1, 2017

Nestled outside of the Haunted Mansion is a creepy little shop, dedicated to all things spooky. This small, Haunted Mansion themed, souvenir shop is called Memento Mori. Memento Mori is home to a lot of cool and creepy items that are all based off your favorite spooky attraction. From home goods to tees, this shop […]

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Disney’s Blizzard Beach With Small Kids

July 27, 2017

A lot of people skip over the water parks when they go to Walt Disney world, especially families with young children. Some think there wouldn’t be much for them to do, however, there is SO MUCH for little ones at Disney’s Blizzard Beach, my two year old loves it! First of all, there is a […]

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Updated Walt Disney World Refurbishment Schedule

July 26, 2017

Updated Walt Disney World Refurbishment Schedule as of July 26, 2017 Magic Kingdom® Park Hall of Presidents Liberty Square Riverboat Splash Mountain Monorail The Walt Disney World® Resort Monorail System is undergoing refurbishment and may be on modified service and/or routes. If Guests plan to use this form of transportation during their visit they should […]

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A Fixer Upper Vacation

July 25, 2017

  Have you seen the HGTV show called Fixer Upper? If you haven’t and have no idea what I’m talking about, then don’t waste your time reading this article. But, if you’re one of the thousands who are glued to their television every time Chip and Joanna Gaines come on the show to transform a […]

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Cruising with Kids on NCL Epic

July 20, 2017

Cruising NCL with kids is an amazing experience. The NCL Epic is a great ship for families and multigenerational trips. Here are some wonderful things about cruising with kids on this ship. Youth Programs – NCL’s Youth Program is divided into groups: Guppies (ages 6 months to 3 years), Splash Academy (ages 3 – 12 […]

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A Taste of the Caribbean at Universal’s Sapphire Falls Resort

July 19, 2017

I recently stayed at Universal’s newest resort, Sapphire Falls. It really brings the Caribbean and a bright, fresh experience to your vacation! And here are my Top 5 Reasons to stay. The Lobby is large, open and inviting…   With Charging Stations and plenty of open seating, it’s a great place to meet your family […]

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Updated Walt Disney World Refurbishment Schedule

July 18, 2017

Updated Walt Disney World Refurbishment Schedule as of July 18, 2017 Magic Kingdom® Park Hall of Presidents Liberty Square Riverboat Splash Mountain Monorail The Walt Disney World® Resort Monorail System is undergoing refurbishment and may be on modified service and/or routes. If Guests plan to use this form of transportation during their visit they should […]

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Planning a Walt Disney World & Universal Vacation

July 18, 2017

  Having a hard time deciding between taking a vacation to Walt Disney World or Universal Orlando? Why not visit both? If you want to spend a few days at Walt Disney World and a few days at Universal, you can easily split your vacation between the two. If possible, I suggest devoting a day […]

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3 Reasons to Use Disney’s New Express Transportation

July 14, 2017

Express Transportation is Disney’s newest way to keep you moving while at the Parks! It is so easy to add to your theme park tickets, and we loved using it on our recent trip! Here are my 3 reasons you need to add this on your next trip! Easy to Add Just stop by the […]

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4 Reasons to Attend the Star Wars Galactic Spectacular Dessert Party!

July 13, 2017

I always loved doing the Dessert Parties during Star Wars Weekend, so I was excited to try this new opportunity at Hollywood Studios! Here are my 4 Reasons you should do it too! It’s Inside: Moving the Dessert Party inside means you don’t have to worry about rain or inclement weather!   We are in Florida […]

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Guardians of the Galaxy – Mission: Breakout, Disney’s California Adventure’s Newest Attraction!

July 11, 2017

Disney’s California Adventure newest ride, Guardians of the Galaxy – Mission: Breakout open officially opened to the public on May 27, 2017. This highly anticipated attraction is everything you imagine it to be and more. You must ride this ride several times to get the full effect, six times to be exact. There are 6 […]

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Updated Walt Disney World Refurbishment Schedule

July 10, 2017

Updated Walt Disney World Refurbishment Schedule as of July 10, 2017 Magic Kingdom® Park Hall of Presidents Liberty Square Riverboat Splash Mountain Monorail The Walt Disney World® Resort Monorail System is undergoing refurbishment and may be on modified service and/or routes. If Guests plan to use this form of transportation during their visit they should […]

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5 Things You Should Know Before Booking Your Celebration of Harry Potter Package at Universal Orlando

July 7, 2017

Potterheads unite! For the past 4 years, at the end of January/early February, Universal Studios Orlando has held A Celebration of Harry Potter. This special event brings together Harry Potter fans with the actors and artists who helped bring J.K. Rowling’s magical world to the big screen. So you wanna go right? Before you pull […]

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Disney’s Castaway Cay Beach Cabanas– What’s Included?

July 5, 2017

Located on both the family and adult only beaches Disney offers 25 private luxurious cabanas to rent for the day while at Castaway Cay. Not only are they a hideaway with their own private beaches they include many amenities as well. We had planned to spend our day in one, but the weather wasn’t cooperative. […]

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Disney Dining Plan Snack Credits

July 3, 2017

  So you’ve purchased one of the Disney dining plans and have no idea what to do with the multitude of snack credits included in the plan.  Disney’s dining plan brochures list a few examples which include popcorn, soda, water and fruit.  While these are all certainly good choices (because we all know Disney popcorn […]

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Recreation on NCL Epic

June 29, 2017

NCL Epic is large ship, bursting from bow to stern with fun activities. From pools to bowling to trivia, there is plenty to do from sun up to sun down (and even after)! Pools – The pool areas on NCL Epic are much more than just pools. There are 2 main pools (one in the […]

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Step by Step How to Mobile Order at Satu’li Canteen

June 27, 2017

While visiting the Valley of Mo’Ara you are bound to get hungry! And they have a delicious, healthy quick service restaurant for you at the back of the Valley called Satu’li Canteen. Satu’li Canteen is also a part of Disney’s new mobile ordering system and it is so easy to use! You will need to […]

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“Eat to the Beat” Bands line-up for 22nd Epcot Food and Wine Festival

June 26, 2017

“Eat to the Beat” Bands line-up for 22nd Epcot Food and Wine Festival Eleven new-to-the-festival bands, including Kenny G., Squeeze and 10,000 Maniacs, join 21 fan-favorite musical acts for a diverse lineup of pop hit makers to rock America Gardens Theatre stage throughout the festival’s 75-day run. Other new acts to appear are: The Hooters, […]

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Everything You Need to Know about Tapu Tapu

June 23, 2017

Volcano Bay is a mysterious Island at Universal with many adventures just waiting for you! Your Key to all the fun is your Tapu Tapu! What is a Tapu Tapu? Tapu Tapu is a wearable interactive band much like your fitness band. Once you scan your ticket at the park entrance, you will be given […]

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Updated Walt Disney World Refurbishment Schedule

June 22, 2017

Updated Walt Disney World Refurbishment Schedule as of June 22, 2017 Magic Kingdom® Park Hall of Presidents Liberty Square Riverboat Splash Mountain Monorail The Walt Disney World® Resort Monorail System is undergoing refurbishment and may be on modified service and/or routes. If Guests plan to use this form of transportation during their visit they should […]

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Cruising Concierge Level aboard the Disney Dream

June 22, 2017

Are you looking for the ultimate way to cruise or vacation? Then Disney Cruise Line’s Concierge Level is for you! This ultimate service standard is unlike anything else I’ve experienced and truly sets the bar high. Here are my top reasons why you need consider it on your next trip. Pre-Arrival Services – From the […]

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Tips for Getting the Most out of Volcano Bay

June 21, 2017

Volcano Bay is an amazing water park – in fact it is probably the best water park! You can spend an entire day enjoying this attraction, and here is how to get the most out of your stay! Book Seating Chairs and umbrellas are first come-first served in the beach areas of the park. Your […]

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Cars Family Suites at Disney’s Art of Animation Resort

June 20, 2017

  With the new Cars 3 movie released this summer, no doubt your kids will be falling in love with the characters all over again, and what better time to start planning a trip to Walt Disney World in Florida to stay in a Cars-Themed Family Suite at Art of Animation Resort? This resort is […]

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Don’t Miss These 10 Things at Pandora!

June 19, 2017

  The World of Pandora is truly larger than life! And many of the beautiful attractions are obvious such as the Floating Mountains, the Na’Vi River Journey and the Flights of Passage. However, there is so much more to see – and you don’t want to miss these 10 things! Flaska Reclinata The Valley of […]

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What You Need to Know Before Experiencing the Attractions in Pandora!

June 16, 2017

Pandora, the world of Avatar, is a world like no other! It is beautiful and mesmerizing and full of Disney magic! Disney Imagineers have really created wonderful technology for you and your family to enjoy. But, in order to get the most out of the magic, here are some things you need to know about […]

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Updated Walt Disney World Refurbishment Schedule

June 15, 2017

Updated Walt Disney World Refurbishment Schedule as of June 14, 2017 Magic Kingdom® Park Hall of Presidents Liberty Square Riverboat Splash Mountain Monorail The Walt Disney World® Resort Monorail System is undergoing refurbishment and may be on modified service and/or routes. If Guests plan to use this form of transportation during their visit they should […]

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5 Fun Disney Springs Activities For Kids

June 15, 2017

  Disney Springs is a great place to head on the arrival day of your Disney World Vacation. No theme park tickets are required and is a great place for shopping, delicious food and treats and better yet, fun activities for your kids! While this list is not exhaustive of everything that you could do, […]

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Looking for a different kind of character breakfast? Then try out Chip ‘N Dale’s All-You-Care-To-Eat Harvest Feast at Epcot!

June 13, 2017

This truly unique restaurant is located in The Land Pavilion at Epcot. It is nestled above Living with the Land attraction. The restaurant slowly rotates above the attraction for a sky box view of The Lands! There are two levels to the restaurant, with the lower level seating booth style and a closer look at […]

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Updated Walt Disney World Refurbishment Schedule

June 9, 2017

Updated Walt Disney World Refurbishment Schedule as of June 9, 2017 Magic Kingdom® Park Hall of Presidents Liberty Square Riverboat Splash Mountain Monorail The Walt Disney World® Resort Monorail System is undergoing refurbishment and may be on modified service and/or routes. If Guests plan to use this form of transportation during their visit they should […]

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Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge 2 Bedroom Villa

June 8, 2017

Disney’s Animal Kingdom is tucked away on the corner of Disney property, surrounded by Savannah’s of Giraffe, Zebra, and many other animals. This is one of the most themed resorts on property, and has beautiful guest rooms. The villas are spacious and have a lot of character. Just check out my photos and you will […]

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Toothsome Chocolate Emporium & Savory Feast Kitchen

June 6, 2017

  Universal’s CityWalk is full of live entertainment, shopping, dining and more! Located just outside of the Universal Orlando theme parks, you do not need park admission to take advantage of exploring the CityWalk area. Perfect for enjoying a day away from the parks, grabbing a bite to eat during a break from the parks, […]

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How to Handle a Not So Picture Perfect Trip to Walt Disney World

June 1, 2017

  I love social media. Really, I do! But, the truth of the matter is that you rarely see anyone post a less than flattering picture of themselves on social media. What you do see is a whole lot of perfectly altered vacation photos: photos of smiling families in front of Sleeping Beauty Castle, photos […]

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Reason Why You Should Take a Cruise?

May 30, 2017

  There are so many reasons why to choose a cruise for your next vacation!   One of the top reasons to take a cruise is the incredible value they offer to your vacation since the initial cost of your cruise includes almost everything you will need from mouth-watering dining, accommodations, entertainment, and not to mention […]

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A Timeline for Your Walt Disney World Vacation

May 25, 2017

There’s so much that goes in to planning a Walt Disney World vacation – from dining reservations to FastPasses to booking all of those special experiences that make your vacation practically perfect in every way. Along with the planning comes a very specific timeline that’s very important to follow. Not only will your travel planner […]

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Specialty Dining on NCL Epic

May 23, 2017

  On the NCL Epic, the Freestyle way of life really comes to life with all of the different dining options available. The Epic has 11 complimentary dining options as well as 7 specialty dining , which have a surcharge. You can purchase dining packages or in some cases, receive a dining package for free […]

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Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party VS Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party

May 18, 2017

    Are you thinking about attending either Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party (MNSSHP) or Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party (MVMCP) in 2017, BUT aren’t sure which to choose? Let me assist you in your decision! You will find a few main differences between the two parties… Décor! Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party – […]

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Making Memories at Walt Disney World

May 16, 2017

Making memories is the main objective for most people and families when they venture to a Disney Park for vacation. Sometimes vacation can seem like it only lasts for a few moments even if your trip lasts for days. Here are a few ways that you can make the most out of capturing moments of […]

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Rainy Day Plan for Disney’s Castaway Cay

May 12, 2017

  Just like a wedding it’s never in the plans to have rain during your vacation, however our day at Castaway Cay had both. Unlike most destinations the professional Disney staff not only made our rainy day a blast, but also pulled off a complete wedding with no hiccups. Below are some tips we learned […]

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The Rivers of Light Dining Package: A Review

May 10, 2017

There has been much excitement over Rivers of Light: not only the show itself, but the Dining Package as well! Similar to Hollywood Studios’ popular Fantasmic, Animal Kingdom is offering a Dining Package with Preferred Viewing Seats. I scheduled the Dining Package on my recent trip to Disney and wanted to share my experience! You […]

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On the Rocks Poolside Bar and Grill at Saratoga Springs Resort- A Review

May 8, 2017

  If you look up a definition of “on the rocks”, you’ll find several different options. You say something is “on the rocks” if it is likely to fail. If you order a drink “on the rocks”, it means it has ice in it. But, the “On the Rocks” I want to tell you about […]

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Bon Voyage character breakfast

May 4, 2017

The Bon Voyage character breakfast is the newest dining option at Walt Disney World. It is located at Trattoria al Forno on the Boardwalk, so there is no theme park ticket required to dine. At this location, you dine with a set menu as opposed to the normal buffet, and you can meet Ariel, Prince […]

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Character Dining at 1900 Park Fare

May 2, 2017

  Every time I visit Walt Disney World, I try at least one new place to dine. For my last trip home, I decided one of these restaurants would be 1900 Park Fare. I had heard so many great things and wanted to experience it for myself. I couldn’t decide between breakfast and dinner, so […]

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Freestyle Complimentary Dining on NCL Epic

April 25, 2017

On all NCL ships, the focus is on Freestyle Cruising which means there is no set dining time each night, there’s no strict dress code, and you won’t be stuck seated with tablemates you can’t stand each night (unless they’re part of your family!). On the NCL Epic, the Freestyle way of life really works […]

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Why you would visit Disneyland if you’re a Walt Disney World fan

April 20, 2017

I know people who are die-hard Walt Disney World fans and can’t imagine scheduling a vacation to Disneyland. They’ve either never been to the original Disney theme park and feel like they must be loyal to Walt Disney World, they went as kids and feel like they’ve seen everything Disneyland has to offer, or they’ve […]

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A Celebration of Harry Potter Packages

April 18, 2017

Now that you have decided to attend Universal’s annual Celebration of Harry Potter, it is time to decide which vacation package will give you the perfect dose of magic! Vacation packages for the 2018 Celebration of Harry Potter have not been released yet, BUT the following information will help you figure out if you “need” […]

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Art of Animation: The Little Mermaid Room

April 13, 2017

Deciding where to stay at the Walt Disney World can be an overwhelming and exciting choice. There are plenty of great options, but one of my all-time favorites is The Little Mermaid Room at Disney’s Art of Animation Resort. The Little Mermaid Room is perfect for all ages. The décor immerses you under the sea […]

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Yummy Alcoholic Drinks & Where to Find them

April 11, 2017

  Ever wonder where you can get the most delicious, alcoholic drinks while you’re on your Walt Disney World Vacation? And I’m not talking about just a beer, I’m talking about the really, special drinks! Well then look no further! Today I’m going to not only tell you the yummiest drinks Walt Disney World offers, […]

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A Great Low-Cost Disney Vacation Option

April 6, 2017

As a travel agent, I’m always looking for good deals for my clients. This is especially true for vacations to Walt Disney World in Florida. This destination is a magical trip for any family, but making these memories can sometimes be costly. I want to share some information about an often-overlooked ticket option at Disney […]

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The New MagicBand 2 : Getting the Most Out of the Magic!

April 5, 2017

Disney recently released new MagicBands and there are a lot of changes! Magic Bands were Disney’s form of wearable technology: a small electronic device that is worn on the body and performs a data exchange with other devices. MagicBands opened up the world of keyless entry: no more fumbling for the Disney Room Card to […]

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7 Ways To Cure Your Post Disney Blues

April 4, 2017

  You are having the most magical time at Walt Disney World. Then, you come back to your resort room that final night only to find your eviction notice, the dreaded “Tragical Express” papers, the sign that your vacation has come to an end. Now what? It has gone too fast and you are already […]

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Outdoor Kitchens at the EPCOT International Flower and Garden Festival

March 28, 2017

The EPCOT International flower and garden festival is taking place now through the end of May, and you don’t want to miss it! This festival has been going on for well over 20 years, but it’s only been recently that Walt Disney World has introduced food booths called “outdoor kitchens” to the festival. If you […]

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Rediscover Your Inner Child in Fantasyland

March 23, 2017

There are many reasons I love Walt Disney World. Probably one of the biggest reasons is it gives our family an opportunity to escape from the troubles of the real world even if just for a few days. The “Disney Bubble” as we call it refreshes and renews us and gives us much needed down […]

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Planning Walt Disney World for Teenagers

March 21, 2017

  Many people think that Walt Disney World is just for children and many think it’s just for girls. Well, I’ve got news for them: Walt Disney World is for all ages and genders. I’ve recently had the opportunity to plan a trip to Walt Disney World with two teenage boys in mind. It has […]

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A Celebration of Harry Potter – Universal Studios Orlando

March 16, 2017

A Celebration of Harry Potter – Universal Studios Orlando Potterheads unite! For the past 4 years, at the end of January/early February, Universal Studios Orlando has held A Celebration of Harry Potter. This special event brings together Harry Potter fans with the actors and artists who helped bring J.K. Rowling’s magical world to the big […]

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Star Wars at Disney Springs

March 14, 2017

Hollywood Studios is always on my to do list! And Tatoine Traders is my place to stop and shop for Star Wars Gear! However, if you aren’t planning to go to the parks, you just ran out of time, or the park was too crowded, there’s another place to find all your Star Wars fan […]

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Updated Walt Disney World Refurbishment Schedule

March 10, 2017

Updated Walt Disney World Refurbishment Schedule as of March 9, 2017 Magic Kingdom® Park Walt Disney World Railroad Hall of Presidents Prince Charming Regal Carrousel Monorail The Walt Disney World® Resort Monorail System is undergoing refurbishment and may be on modified service and/or routes. If Guests plan to use this form of transportation during their […]

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5 Must-Know Tips Before You Travel to Disneyland

March 9, 2017

Have you ever been to Disneyland Theme Park? Or will this be your very first time visiting this incredible park? There are so many things to do and see all at one magical place. Whether you have never gone before or go all the time here are 5 Must-Know Tips before your next visit to […]

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The Daily Poutine in Disney Springs

March 7, 2017

  Are you a French fry lover? Do you scope out places for French fries like I do? Then there is one place in particular that you need to make sure you pay a visit to, or in my case, two or three visits to. If you didn’t know, Disney Springs updated and added a […]

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3 Not to Miss Shows at SeaWorld Orlando

March 2, 2017

SeaWorld Orlando is made up of mostly shows, but it can be hard to fit them all in to one day. Check out my top three show picks and be sure not to miss them. If you have more time and can see more, that’s great! But here is my list of must do’s: 1.) […]

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Gluten Free at Walt Disney World

February 28, 2017

Walt Disney World has amazing food! If you have a gluten allergy you may be wondering if you will be able to enjoy your dining experiences while visiting. The answer is YES! Disney goes above and beyond for their visitors with food allergies. Here is an overview of what to expect when vacationing at Walt […]

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