Getting a baby’s first haircut at Harmony Barber Shop

by Shannon Albert 22 comments Like the Facebook page

(Article last checked: April 20, 2017)

Harmony Barber ShopThis is a guest post about Harmony Barber Shop from Kelly East. Here's Kelly...

Haircuts may seem like a mundane, everyday occurrence and are likely not on your must-do list for your next vacation. More than likely it is on your list of things to do at home in preparation for your next vacation so everyone is primped and looking their best in all those trip photos.

But did you know you could get your hair cut at Disney World inside the Magic Kingdom?

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Magic Kingdom touring plans and FastPass+ suggestions for 2017

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Magic Kingdom touring plan(Article last updated: April 12, 2017)

Having well-organized touring plans that make good use of FastPasses is key to avoiding long line waits during your Disney World trip, including (and especially!) at Magic Kingdom.

The FastPass+ system 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.

Let's take a look...

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Epcot touring plans and FastPass+ suggestions for 2017

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Epcot touring plans(Article last updated: April 12, 2017)

Touring Epcot is fairly easy once you have an effective touring plan and have made good FastPass+ selections.

Like Hollywood Studios, there are tiers in place when making FastPass+ selections, so that does limit your options a bit but it's fairly easy to figure out.

Let's take a look at Epcot touring plans using FastPass+ reservations...

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Animal Kingdom touring plans and FastPass+ suggestions for 2017

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Animal Kingdom touring plans(Article last updated: April 13, 2017)

With a whole new land available at Animal Kingdom plus a nighttime show, touring Animal Kingdom is a bit trickier than in the past which is why you need a good plan in place to make sure you can visit the top attractions without long waits.

Here's Animal Kingdom touring plans and FastPass+ suggestions to help you plan...

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Hollywood Studios touring plans and FastPass+ suggestions for 2017

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Hollywood Studios touring plans(Article last updated: April 12, 2017)

Hollywood Studios has had some attraction closures, and the new things that will be coming are still a year or two away from opening. Fewer attractions for people to visit means good touring plans and FastPass+ are even more important than before.

Let's take a look at Hollywood Studios touring plans and FastPass+ suggestions...

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Why the Star Wars: A Galactic Spectacular Dessert Party is a WDW Prep fave

by Heather Thomas 28 comments Like the Facebook page

In recent years, Disney World has expanded the number of premium events available for guests to add to their visit, and while we try to emphasize to readers that you don't have to spend anything extra to have a fantastic (and memorable!) vacation, every now and then one comes along that we think might be worth it for some guests.

The Star Wars: A Galactic Spectacular Dessert Party is one of those events.

Check out the information below to learn more about this event and see if it sounds like a good fit for your family.
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Guide to Epcot’s Flower and Garden Festival for 2017

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(Article last updated: March 11, 2017)

Guide to Epcot's Flower and Garden FestivalThere are several special events held throughout the year at Disney World. Epcot's Flower and Garden Festival is 1 of those.

In this guide, I've got details on when it's held, what takes place, how I suggest touring and my thoughts on whether or not it's worth it.

Let's get started...

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About the new Magic Kingdom opening procedure

by Heather Thomas 47 comments Like the Facebook page

Magic Kingdom openingThe start of 2017 brought about a bunch of announcements at Disney World, including a new Magic Kingdom opening procedure. Prior to the change, guests gathered eagerly in front of the WDW Railroad Train Station to await the arrival of the Mayor, the Family of the Day, the Main Street dancers and a train full of characters.

There were some flaws with this opening, however. The space available for guests to watch was small, and if you didn't get there early there was a chance you wouldn't even make it through the turnstiles before park opening.

The new procedure, while perhaps lacking some of the nostalgia of the previous show, addresses the space issue by opening up Main Street to all guests an hour before the official park opening. This gives guests tons of room to spread out, shop and even eat breakfast in the park before the official "rope drop."

Here's how it works...
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Jedi Training Academy: A How To Guide

by Dustin Hayes 8 comments Like the Facebook page

A long, long time ago (well, today, and yesterday, and tomorrow and every day after that) in a galaxy far, far away (actually right next to Star Tours at Disney's Hollywood Studios), children between the ages of 4 and 12 are given the opportunity to hone their lightsaber skills at Jedi Training Academy: Trials of the Temple!

This unique Star Wars show occurs multiple times a day (times listed on every park map and the My Disney Experience app) and it's quite the experience for young Padawans.

To get some advice on how your kid is sure to be a part of Jedi Training, I've teamed up with my good friend Janel (@wdw_mom on Instagram!) to bring you some tips and tricks to find out if your kid has what it takes to be part of the Rebel Alliance!
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A Review of Early Morning Magic – Fantasyland

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This is a guest post from Sarah Tavares. Follow her on Instagram. Here’s Sarah…

Walt Disney World recently introduced two Early Morning Magic ticketed events – one at Magic Kingdom, and the other at Hollywood Studios. Both include a buffet breakfast and pre-park opening access to select attractions.

I recently decided to try out the Fantasyland Early Morning Magic, which includes unlimited access to three rides – Seven Dwarfs Mine Train, Peter Pan’s Flight, and the Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh from 7:45 to 9 a.m., followed by breakfast at Pinocchio Village Haus from 8:30 to 10 a.m.

Here's how it went...

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