2018 July, 25

Changes to Walt Disney World’s Rider Switch Service

2023-10-23T16:27:43-04:00July 25, 2018|Disney Travel|0 Comments

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 Does It Work? If young guests in your party can’t or don’t want to board an attraction (ex: little ones [...]

2017 December, 5

Important Dates to Remember for Your Disney World Vacation

2021-05-28T16:02:22-04:00December 5, 2017|Disney Travel|0 Comments

There are many details to be taken care of when you are planning a Walt 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 Walt Disney World, I recommend booking as soon as possible. This will give you the best choice of resort and room options. Park reservations are now required in addition to your park admission to visit the parks. As you are looking at travel dates, it’s important to first check the Theme Park Availability Calendar to ensure the parks [...]

2017 August, 10

Free My Disney Experience and Magic Band E-Course

2023-10-05T17:38:41-04:00August 10, 2017|Disney Travel|0 Comments

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 know the basics of navigating a My Disney Experience account, as well as the function, purpose, and technology behind the [...]

2017 July, 18

Planning a Walt Disney World & Universal Vacation

2017-07-18T06:00:47-04:00July 18, 2017|Travel Destinations|0 Comments

  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 has 3 parks - Islands of Adventure, Universal Studios and Volcano Bay. Staying at a Walt Disney World Resort hotel and Universal Orlando Resort [...]

2017 January, 27

Walt Disney World: Common Questions Answered

2017-01-27T06:00:40-05:00January 27, 2017|Disney World|0 Comments

  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 planning your Disney vacation; which Disney Resort hotel to stay at, how many days you will spend at the parks, [...]

2016 September, 6

10 Tips for Your First Disney World Vacation

2023-09-29T18:36:25-04:00September 6, 2016|Disney Travel|0 Comments

  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 your first time at Walt Disney World, staying on Disney property adds an extra element of magic and convenience to [...]

2016 August, 4

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

2016-08-04T06:00:20-04:00August 4, 2016|Disney Travel|0 Comments

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 not meet the height requirement or a guest does not wish to board a particular attraction, no problem! With Rider [...]

2016 March, 7

5 Simple Steps to Planning Your First Land and Sea Adventure

2016-03-07T06:00:11-05:00March 7, 2016|Disney Cruise Line|0 Comments

  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 should conquer my fear and just do it!  We decided that in order to make it the best possible cruise [...]

2016 January, 22

Disneyland versus Disney World – The 6 major differences

2016-01-22T06:00:33-05:00January 22, 2016|Disney Travel, Disney World, Disneyland|0 Comments

    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 is comprised of 21 resorts, four theme parks and two waterparks spread out over 25,000 acres. Disneyland only has three [...]

2015 September, 14

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

2015-09-14T06:00:00-04:00September 14, 2015|Disney World|0 Comments

  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 to get together a fun and well-planned trip. However, with a Disney vacation, this isn’t exactly the case! It may [...]

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