Thanksgiving at Disney World in 2016

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Thanksgiving at Disney WorldWith mild temps, holiday decor, and not-as-busy-as-other-holidays crowds, spending Thanksgiving at Disney World is a great idea for many people.

Here's some advice, including where to spend your Thanksgiving meal and how to handle the crowds.

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Guide to Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party in 2016

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(Article last updated: September 15, 2016)

Guide to Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween PartyThere are several special events offered throughout the year at Disney World and 1 of those is Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party (MNSSHP) where people get dressed up in costume and attend special activities that are only offered at this party.

I've got info for you on the details of what takes place at the party, how much it costs, when it's held and thoughts on how to create a touring plan to use during the party.

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The Character Queen’s favorite special event character meets at WDW

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The holiday season is fast approaching at Walt Disney World. The best part about the holiday season in the place Where Dreams Come True is the fact that Halloween get more than just one day of celebration; They each get two whole months of their own!

With the holiday season comes something you don't get throughout the rest of the year: Special meet and greets at the hard ticketed events! I'm here today to tell you about a few of my favorite meets during the season and how to strategize the best ways to meet these characters with minimal time in line.

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Dining with the Character Queen: Garden Grill at Epcot

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When people think of Epcot, they tend to think of a few things: Test Track, Soarin', and drinking around the world. While Epcot is renowned for all of these things, one of the best things you can do while visiting is enjoying a meal at the Garden Grill at The Land.

The Garden Grill is located on the top floor of the Land pavilion in Future World. This restaurant is unique for a number of things: its family-style service, its character interaction, and being the only revolving restaurant on Walt Disney World property.

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Comparing Orlando airport pickup options

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If you plan to fly into Orlando International Airport, you'll have to figure out how to get from there to your resort. In this post, I compare many good options (from free to pricey) to help you decide what makes the most sense for your trip.

Let's take a look at some good options...

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Dining with the Character Queen: Akershus Royal Banquet Hall

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imageIt's no secret I love princesses. It's also no secret that I really love food. Recently, I got to experience the two of these things together when I had lunch at Epcot in Norway at Akershus Royal Banquet Hall's Princess Storybook Dining!

Here's how it went...

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How runDisney races work

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This is a guest post from Cheryl Koren, one of the co-owners of Key to the World Travel. She has participated in 13 runDisney events so far and is already signed up for 5 more. Now, here's Cheryl...

runDisney races are some of the most popular weekend events at the Walt Disney World Resort, but what are they all about?

Let’s me fill you in on how to sign up, where to stay, and how they work.

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Magic Kingdom touring plans for 2016

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(Article last checked: September 5, 2016)

Magic Kingdom touring planHaving well-organized touring plans that make good use of FastPasses is key to avoiding long line waits during your Disney World trip.

The old paper-based FastPass system has been replaced by the new digital FastPass+ system which is a little hard to understand at first, but I have an explanation on that, plus advice to help you create your own Magic Kingdom touring plan.

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Two brand new character experiences at Hollywood Studios (+1 on the move!)

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Ah, Disney's Hollywood Studios. My favorite park as a kid. This park is in the midst of its biggest expansion in history, and over the last year has seen a number of closures of classic attractions.

However, the park has added some very special character meet and greets to their lineup, and I'm here to give you the information on each one!

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How to handle the weather at Disney World

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When planning a dream vacation most people find themselves checking (and rechecking) the weather forecasts as their trip approaches.

And, if the weather reports you are looking at include a trip to Florida, it's not unusual for the forecast to be plastered with a variety of weather conditions that could potentially have an impact on how you plan your day.

We receive lots of emails from families worried that Mother Nature will ruin their trips. However, with a little advanced planning the weather doesn't have to be anything more than a slight annoyance.

Let's take a look at the best ways to handle Florida weather...

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