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Disney World for pirate lovers

(Article last updated: April 14, 2016) Fan of those filthy criminals of the seas? Or maybe just a fan of Johnny Depp? You’re in luck! Disney provides lots of opportunities to enjoy pirate things at Disney World. Here’s a list of what’s available at Disney including where to stay, activities to do and things to buy…

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Build your own Disney theme park-style buttons

When you go to a Disney theme park, you can get a few buttons for free from the resorts and guest services. There are options for people on their 1st visit, celebrating a birthday, just married, etc. But what if you’re celebrating something else? I’ve got templates in Microsoft Word, Photoshop and Gimp to help you build your own. Let’s take a look…

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How to have a lazy Disney World trip

(Article last updated: April 13, 2016) Soooo…let’s say you’ve read lots of planning advice and your reaction was “WTH?! I’m on vacation. I don’t want to do all of that.” While that will never be me on a Disney World trip (I think it’s fun to spend months putting together a plan and then get up early to see the parks open), I can respect that there are many styles of vacations. Here are my ideas on how to have a more laid back Disney World trip…

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Disney trivia lunchbox notes

Article last updated: August 22, 2016 I’ve created a couple batches of business-card sized lunchbox notes containing Disney trivia. These would be fun to use for kids (or adults, I won’t judge) who are headed to Disney World. Print them off, write a personal note on the back and surprise somebody in their lunchbox.

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A luxury Disney World trip plan

(Article last updated: October 23, 2014) I’ve had some really amazing trips to Disney World but there’s a whole level of luxury that I’ve never experienced and it will remain a fantasy unless I hit the lottery (which is going to be tough since I don’t play). Here are my suggestions for a fantasy, luxury Disney World trip…

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Guide to all Epcot rides and attractions

(Article last updated: July 27, 2017) Epcot is my favorite park now and it was when I was a third grader on my first visit. It’s a huge park with lots to explore. Here’s a guide to all Epcot rides and attractions to help you decide what to do on your next trip…

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A guide to all Animal Kingdom rides and attractions

(Article last updated: July 27, 2017) I think Animal Kingdom is a hugely underrated park. It’s a beautiful place with interesting things to see, impeccable theming and some fantastic attractions. Here’s a guide to all Animal Kingdom rides and attractions to help you decide what to do when you visit.

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Vacation travel bag ideas by age

When we went on our recent trip to Orlando, I posted pics on the Facebook Page throughout the trip and many people told me they thought it was cute that my big kids still liked having me pack a travel bag to keep them busy en route. The truth is that I did these bags when they were little and then stopped once they got older because I figured they could handle keeping themselves busy. They could but….they really missed having me surprise them on each trip. Here are some ideas by age group that you might like to help

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The art of trip plan design

There are some common issues with people’s trip plans which made me realize that I hadn’t explained some aspects of planning a trip enough. To help you improve your plans, here are 6 things you should keep in mind when creating your Disney World trip plan.

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Painted medicine bottles = cute coin containers

There are lots of opportunities to use coins at Disney World which has resulted in many people using mini-M&M containers to store quarters and pennies on their trip, including me. Here are ones I made for a trip we took that included some of our nephews and nieces…

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Gift ideas for Disney World-bound families

For most families that are planning trips to Disney World, it’s a big deal. It’s also an expensive deal. This is a good chance to get extended family involved and have them get gifts that will make the trip even more special and reduce some of the costs for you. Here are some ideas…

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11 Secrets of Animal Kingdom

Disney has always been super sneaky in creating an environment that looks the way they want it to look, but may not always be what it seems. When Animal Kingdom opened in 1998, Disney had to work really hard to create their ideal environment, an especially huge challenge because it involved live animals. Here are 11 of the secrets that went into creating Animal Kingdom…

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Fixed price dinner coming to Be Our Guest! Here’s tips for dining there.
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Toy Story Land opening June 30, 2018! Here’s everything we know.
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Magic Kingdom touring plans for 2018 (with FastPass+ suggestions)
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Fixed price dinner coming to Be Our Guest! Here’s tips for dining there.
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Disney World height requirements for rides (including Toy Story Land!)
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7 Disney Free Dining Tips for 2018
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Parking at Disney World (+ other helpful WDW driving tips)
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How Disney World car rental works (discounts, tips, & more)
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Disney World height requirements for rides (including Toy Story Land!)