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Jimmie is a retired school teacher from Texas, who has been going to Disney World for 25 years. He has experience in taking large groups to Disney, in addition to taking his own children and grandchildren. Jimmie and his wife Rhonda make annual trips to Disney World, Disneyland, and sail on the Disney Cruise Line.

10 Disney Experiences You Just Can’t Live Without

World Showcase

Every year, millions of people from around the world visit the Walt Disney World Resort in Florida. It is the most popular vacation destination in the world. What is it about Disney World that motivates people to spend thousands of dollars and travel great distances to take their family to this central Florida theme park mecca? Why, it’s the Disney ...

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Disney Value Resorts 101 – A Comparison of Disney’s Affordable Accommodations

All Star Movies Resort

A trip to Walt Disney World in Florida requires some planning. One of the first things you must consider is where to stay. An even more basic question is, do we stay onsite at a Disney hotel or offsite to save money? While Disney hotels are generally more expensive than offsite hotels, the advantages in staying onsite are worth considering. ...

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Top 10 Lies about Disney World

Most Americans and many foreigners have heard of Walt Disney World in Florida. Still, most people have never been there, or maybe went once many years ago. That doesn’t stop many from forming an opinion about the “Vacation Kingdom”. Certainly, everyone is entitled to their opinion, but many things you hear are simply not true. As someone who has been ...

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3 More Ways Extreme Planners Rule at Magic Kingdom

Many years ago, I made a startling discovery. After several trips to Walt Disney World, I discovered there are thousands upon thousands (millions?) of people just like me! That is, people who are obsessed with planning their next trip to Walt Disney World. Hi, my name is Jimmie and I’m a Disney fanatic! Every Disney trip I plan starts with ...

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Fantasmic! Dinner Package – What It Is and 5 Things You’ll Love About It

Fantasmic Dinner Package

One of the best things about a Walt Disney World vacation is the abundance of nighttime entertainment. The Magic Kingdom has the Main Street Electrical Parade and Wishes fireworks show, Epcot has the spectacular Illuminations, and Disney’s Hollywood Studios has Fantasmic!, an incredible adventure featuring Mickey Mouse, as he battles the Disney villains for supremacy of his own dreams. Unfortunately, ...

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8 Hidden Gems in Epcot’s World Showcase

World Showcase Morocco

I admit it- Epcot’s World Showcase is my favorite part of the Walt Disney World Resort. Experiencing a small taste of each country and interacting with the native cast members is relaxing, fun and educational. Each of the 11 countries represented offer dining options, shows or rides, shopping and other fun activities for the entire family. Perhaps you have wandered ...

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12 Mind-Blowing Facts about Kilimanjaro Safaris at Disney’s Animal Kingdom

Kilimangaro Safaris

In 1998, the Disney Company unveiled its fourth theme park at the Walt Disney World resort in Florida. One of the parks premier attractions is Kilimanjaro Safaris. Kilimanjaro Safaris offers an exceptionally realistic, albeit brief, imitation of an actual African photo safari. Because you are dealing with live animals, no matter how many times you experience this attraction, each safari ...

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EXTREME Magic Kingdom – 35 Things You Must Do from Rope Drop to Closing

Disney Castle Parade

The Magic Kingdom at Walt Disney World is the most popular theme park in the world, with close to 20 million visitors a year. A day at the Magic Kingdom can be both magical and exhausting. The park covers 107 acres and has been dubbed “The Most Magical Place on Earth!” It is home to six themed lands, and dozens ...

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10 Amazing Facts about Epcot’s Splendid Nighttime Show – ‘IllumiNations’

Arguably, the best part of any day at Walt Disney World is what happens at the end. In Epcot, that’s IllumiNations: Reflections of Earth. This spectacular nighttime show honors the past, present and future of Earth with stunning fireworks, lights and music that celebrate the spirit of humanity. This should be a “can’t-miss” moment on your next Disney vacation! Here ...

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20 Disney World Experiences That Give Us Chill Bumps

According to definition, chill bumps or goose bumps or goose pimples (medical term cutis anserina), are the bumps on a person’s skin which may involuntarily develop when a person experiences strong emotions such as fear, nostalgia, euphoria, awe, and admiration. If you’ve ever been to Walt Disney World in Florida, you likely have experienced all of these emotions. After all, ...

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