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

by Shannon Albert 408 comments Like the Facebook page

(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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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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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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Tips for eating breakfast, lunch, and dinner at Be Our Guest Restaurant

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(Article last checked: September 5, 2016)

The newest and most popular restaurant at Disney World is Be Our Guest Restaurant, located in the Fantasyland section of Magic Kingdom.

This restaurant is a Quick Service location for breakfast and lunch, and a Table Service for dinner so it's different than most Disney World restaurants.

Being a popular restaurant means that it's hard to get a reservation, but I have some tips to help you increase your odds.

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Best restaurants at Disney World for fireworks viewing

by Heather Thomas 13 comments Like the Facebook page

(Article last updated: October 15, 2016)

Many people have dining with views of nighttime entertainment (such as Wishes or Illuminations) on their bucket list of things to do when visiting Disney World, or just want to accomplish two things at once - great food with a fantastic view.

If this sounds like you, here are some tips and a list of the best dining options for viewing nighttime shows at the Magic Kingdom and Epcot.

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Pros and cons of every Hollywood Studios restaurant

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(Article last updated: February 6, 2017)

The pros and cons of all Hollywood Studios restaurantsWhile Hollywood Studios isn't known for its food, there are several good options at Hollywood Studios that you might choose for your trip.

Below, check out all of the Quick Service and Table Service restaurants at Hollywood Studios to help you decide where to eat during your trip.


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Pros and cons of every Epcot restaurant

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(Article last updated: July 28, 2015)

The pros and cons of every Epcot restaurantEpcot has an abundance of dining options and it's often hard to know where you should eat.

(That's 1 reason it's fun to stay at an Epcot-area resort: you can go to Epcot for dinner every night and try a new place to eat.)

I've put together a list of the restaurants with prices, tips, links to menus + lots more.

Let's take a look...

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Character Palooza: A How-To Guide

by Dustin Hayes 12 comments Like the Facebook page

(Article last updated: April 20, 2016)

This is a post by Dustin "The Character Queen" Hayes. Be sure to follow him on Facebook and Instagram for a dose of pure character joy. Now, here's Dustin...

During the afternoon at Hollywood Studios, you might see a group of people waiting like they were getting a glimpse at Willy Wonka's chocolate factory.

While these people aren't actually waiting to see Oompa Loompas and a crazy chocolatier in a top hat, they are in fact waiting for something just as magical: the fabled Character Palooza meet and greet.

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How Sorcerers of the Magic Kingdom works

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(Last updated: February 29, 2016)

This is a guest post from Emily Eckley (follow her blog). For information on other guest post opportunities, get more info here. Now, here's Emily...

If you are looking for a fun, interactive way to explore the Magic Kingdom on your next Disney trip, then Sorcerers of the Magic Kingdom might be just the experience for you!

It is great for kids and adults alike and allows for lots of family fun together. Best of all, it is free with park admission (and let’s face it: there aren't many “extras “ at Disney that are free!).

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The best fireworks and nighttime show viewing spots at Disney World

by Shannon Albert 30 comments Like the Facebook page

(Article last updated: March 15, 2017)

You will probably want to see at least 1 or 2 of the nighttime entertainment options at Disney World, but there are some spots to view these shows that are better than others.

I've got maps of viewing areas to help you decide where you'll want to watch during your trip.

Let's take a look...

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