/Tag: Fastpass

Changes to Walt Disney World’s Rider Switch Service

2018-07-25T10:31:23-04:00

This free service for families with young children is often overlooked. Using it correctly can enhance your vacation and take some stress out of your park days while saving valuable time. Walt Disney World recently unveiled a brand new update to the Rider Switch Service and everything is electronic now! So all you need is your Magic Band or Ticket Card. I’ll discuss all the changes below. (Info is current as of July 2018.) What Is Rider Switch and How [...]

Changes to Walt Disney World’s Rider Switch Service2018-07-25T10:31:23-04:00

Important Dates to Remember for Your Disney World Vacation

2017-11-01T18:33:14-04:00

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 [...]

Important Dates to Remember for Your Disney World Vacation2017-11-01T18:33:14-04:00

Free My Disney Experience and Magic Band E-Course

2017-07-26T09:48:43-04:00

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 travel agents are a great wealth of knowledge and worth their weight in gold, I feel it is also important for the vacationers themselves to [...]

Free My Disney Experience and Magic Band E-Course2017-07-26T09:48:43-04:00

Planning a Walt Disney World & Universal Vacation

2017-06-28T13:00:10-04:00

  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 to each theme park. Walt Disney World has 4 parks - Animal Kingdom, EPCOT, Hollywood Studios and Magic Kingdom. Universal Orlando now has 3 parks [...]

Planning a Walt Disney World & Universal Vacation2017-06-28T13:00:10-04:00

Walt Disney World: Common Questions Answered

2017-01-25T07:12:17-04:00

  Planning a Disney vacation can be overwhelming and leave you with many questions. Every Disney vacation should be magical from start to finish! I’m here to give you answers to common questions and help put your mind at ease as you start planning your Walt Disney World vacation! Booking My Vacation When should I book my vacation? If possible, I recommend booking your vacation at least 7 - 8 months in advance. There are many details that go into [...]

Walt Disney World: Common Questions Answered2017-01-25T07:12:17-04:00

10 Tips for Your First Disney World Vacation

2016-09-06T08:57:43-04:00

  Planning your first trip to Walt Disney World can be overwhelming. I remember feeling that way when we decided to take our family for the first time. I had been there before, but so much had changed and bringing my kids would make it a whole new experience. Here are 10 tips that will help when you begin planning and ensure you will get the most out of your first vacation. Stay in a Disney Resort Hotel. When it’s [...]

10 Tips for Your First Disney World Vacation2016-09-06T08:57:43-04:00

How (and When) to use Rider Switch at Walt Disney World

2019-06-03T14:10:11-04:00

There have been some changes made to the Rider Switch Service since the writing of this blog. Please see the updated info as of July 2018 here. This free service for families with young children is often overlooked. Using it correctly can enhance your vacation and take some stress out of your park days while saving valuable time. If guests in your party can’t or don’t want to board an attraction, you don’t have to miss out! If a child does [...]

How (and When) to use Rider Switch at Walt Disney World2019-06-03T14:10:11-04:00

5 Simple Steps to Planning Your First Land and Sea Adventure

2016-02-25T13:11:53-04:00

  Have you seen the movie, Titanic?  Well, I have- probably just a few too many times.  Because I’ve seen the movie so many times, I’ve been afraid for many years of taking a cruise.  Recently, when my husband and I began talking about taking a special vacation to celebrate our 25th Wedding Anniversary, we decided on a cruise.  After all, as a travel agent, I help clients all the time make their cruise dreams come true.  I decided I [...]

5 Simple Steps to Planning Your First Land and Sea Adventure2016-02-25T13:11:53-04:00

Disneyland versus Disney World – The 6 major differences

2015-12-31T16:36:05-04:00

    Disneyland versus Disney World, some may think the two are one in the same, but they couldn’t be more wrong. While these two share many characteristics, in other ways they couldn’t be more opposite, starting with their location. Disney World is located in Orlando, Florida but you’ll have to travel 2,496 miles West to arrive in Anaheim, California home of Disneyland. Property Size & Hotels Besides their locations the next noticeable difference are the properties sizes. Disney World [...]

Disneyland versus Disney World – The 6 major differences2015-12-31T16:36:05-04:00

When Do I Need to Start Planning My Vacation to Walt Disney World?

2019-05-29T14:02:04-04:00

  The question I get asked most often is “when do I need to start planning my vacation to Disney World?” Even more often received is the look of shock when I tell them the ideal time to start planning is seven to nine months ahead of time! When it comes to travel within the United States, planning a trip a couple of months - and in some cases, a couple of weeks - in advance is plenty of time [...]

When Do I Need to Start Planning My Vacation to Walt Disney World?2019-05-29T14:02:04-04:00

Top 7 Do’s and Don’ts at Walt Disney World

2015-07-01T15:08:46-04:00

1. DO - Plan Dining, For resort guests dining reservations open 180 days prior to your check-in and if you are planning a visit during peak times this date can be crucial in getting both the restaurant and time you want. So start planning at least 7 months in advance to ensure prime availability. DON’T – Walk Up, Almost all Disney restaurants book up months in advance, so don’t walk up the day of and expect a seat. If you [...]

Top 7 Do’s and Don’ts at Walt Disney World2015-07-01T15:08:46-04:00

6 Tips for Early Risers at Disney World

2019-07-14T06:42:20-04:00

UPDATED JULY 14, 2019 So YOU are or have an early riser/s in your Disney squad?! Either by personal choice OR in my case kids that are up and raring to go by 5:30am, there are definitely ways to pass the time until it’s time to explore the parks! 1. Review your plan of attack for the day. I like to look over my Fastpass selections and dining reservations. I also take note of the locations of Disney snacks I [...]

6 Tips for Early Risers at Disney World2019-07-14T06:42:20-04:00

My Top 10 Reasons to Stay at a Disneyland Resort Hotel

2014-06-30T18:05:33-04:00

You know, any trip to Disneyland is a good trip! You just can’t go wrong at Walt Disney’s original theme park! My very first trip to Disneyland was when I was 40 years old. My husband finally got up the nerve to take the whole family and we planned the trip to fit our minimal budget. Since I’d never been to either Disneyland or Walt Disney World, I had no idea what I was in for. We stayed at a [...]

My Top 10 Reasons to Stay at a Disneyland Resort Hotel2014-06-30T18:05:33-04:00

Update to Disney World’s FastPass Plus

2016-06-21T12:13:07-04:00

Disney has updated the FastPass Plus system. 60 days before you travel, you are able to go onto www.mydisneyexperience.com and select 3 FastPasses, per day, at 1 park. Starting last week, once you use your 3 Fast Passes for the day, you are able to go up to the Fast Pass kiosk and select another Fast Pass. You can keep going back after you use each Fast Pass to get another one. On my recent visit to the Magic Kingdom, [...]

Update to Disney World’s FastPass Plus2016-06-21T12:13:07-04:00

Magic Bands and Fastpass+: My Personal Experience

2013-12-20T09:24:54-04:00

Have you heard about Disney's new Magic Bands and Fastpass+?  I did research, took a class, and tried to learn all that I could about them for my clients.  It wasn’t until this past week when I experienced them on my own trip that I realized all the benefits they have to offer. One of the very first things that comes to mind when I think about using my Magic Band this week: convenience.  No more fishing through my bag to [...]

Magic Bands and Fastpass+: My Personal Experience2013-12-20T09:24:54-04:00

Do you save unused Fastpasses?

2013-11-20T16:31:26-04:00

                              Do you save the Fastpass® tickets that you do not use at Walt Disney World?

Do you save unused Fastpasses?2013-11-20T16:31:26-04:00

Our First Experience Using the New DAS

2013-10-25T14:12:56-04:00

My family and I took our annual fall Disney World trip October 17-19, 2013. This would be our first time using the new Magic Bands and using the Disability Access Service (DAS) card. My daughter is autistic and is unable to wait in lines. In our past Disney trips we always used the GAC and it worked wonderfully for my daughter. Disney’s new DAS went into effect October 9, 2013. Changes were made due to the abuse of the old [...]

Our First Experience Using the New DAS2013-10-25T14:12:56-04:00

Disney’s Fastpass+ test confirmation

2012-09-19T15:41:01-04:00

We have had several clients selected to participate in Disney's Fastpass+ test program. We have been mailing the information to the clients when we receive it. One of our clients was nice enough to send us a few photos of what she was sent and the email she received after she registered. The program was only available to test at the Magic Kingdom. The email confirmation states the following: Please enter the Disney FastPass+ entrance at the attraction between the [...]

Disney’s Fastpass+ test confirmation2012-09-19T15:41:01-04:00

Disney to enforce Fastpass return times

2012-02-09T15:01:17-04:00

I was at Disney last week and we were told by several cast members that it was coming. Then I saw this on WDW Magic so you know it is happening. I have an old Fastpass so I took a pic here it is: The time on it is 1pm to 2pm you could come back anytime between 1pm and 2pm and ride the attraction but Disney was not enforcing this and you could come back anytime after [...]

Disney to enforce Fastpass return times2012-02-09T15:01:17-04:00

Fastpass to meet Mickey Mouse?

2011-02-24T12:21:38-04:00

Not sure if I like this .... Magic Kingdom Guests Will Be Able To Determine a Time To Meet with Mickey Mouse Beginning Later This Spring LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. -- Magic Kingdom officials have a hunch a really "hot ticket" in their realm this summer is going to be something other than a ride, a snack or a show. Rather, it's a first-ever opportunity to nail down a time to meet with Mickey Mouse. When meet-and-greets with Mickey move [...]

Fastpass to meet Mickey Mouse?2011-02-24T12:21:38-04:00