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8 Amazing Facts About it’s a small world

it's a small world

it’s a small world (left un-capitalized intentionally) is a favorite attraction of mine, and I love learning as much as I can about how this timeless ride came to be. Some people can’t stand the ride, citing “that song!!” as the reason they simply can’t stomach it. Love it or hate it, you can’t deny that it’s a small world ...

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7 Tips for Getting the Most Out of Your Day at Epcot

7 Epcot Tips

Epcot is a massive park, so you’ll want to carefully think about how to spend your time there. There’s a lot to do during the day, but it also can’t be missed at night! There are many great attractions in Future World, and a lot of things to experience in the World Showcase as well. I love spending two days ...

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7 Fun Facts About The Haunted Mansion

The Haunted Mansion

The Haunted Mansion is one of my favorite attractions at Disney! I love the spooky (but not scary) vibe, hitchhiking ghosts, and of course, the signature attention to detail! Here are some interesting facts about its hallowed halls. 1. The Haunted Mansion- A Disney park staple Each Magic Kingdom-esque Disney park (Disneyland, the Magic Kingdom, Tokyo Disneyland, Hong Kong Disneyland, ...

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4 Controversial Disney Topics That Might Get You Into a Fight, Cont.

4 Controversial Disney Topics

Did reading “5 Controversial Disney Topics That Might Get You Into a Fight” leave you thinking, “but there are more controversies not covered here”? If so, check out our follow-up article. In this article, we’ll look at 4 more controversial topics that are sure to get you primed and ready for a healthy Disney debate. 1. FastPass+ viewing areas for ...

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5 Controversial Disney Topics That Might Get You Into a Fight

Cinderella's Castle in Disney World

Do you ever have the urge to strike up conversation with a fellow Disney guest, perhaps on a standby queue, while waiting for a parade, or on a Disney bus? If so, here are 5 sentiments that you might want to steer clear of expressing in any of those situations. They’re a Disney fanatic’s equivalent to bringing up religion and ...

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10 Misconceptions About Disney World

10 Misconceptions About Disney

There are plenty of things about Disney World that are critique-worthy. Some don’t like the new FastPass+ system. Others don’t like the long waits for Disney buses. Many are unhappy that old favorite attractions are sometimes closed in favor of newer, more popular experiences. Here are 10 critiques, however, that may not be warranted. You may hear guests who are ...

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11 Things You Might Not Know You Can Do at Disney World

Castle Sky

Frequent visitors may be familiar with most of these, but they were all unknown to me before I really started doing my Disney research. Ranging from convenient to insanely cool, hopefully you find one of these 11 tidbits helpful! Did you know that you can… 11. Bring your own food Yup, Disney allows you to pack your own snacks- even ...

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Animal Kingdom 101 – Part 2: Entertainment, Characters, & Dining

Animal Kingdom 101, Part 2

In part 2 of our Animal Kingdom 101 article, we’ll take a look at all of the entertainment, character greeting opportunities, and dining options available at Animal Kingdom. If you want to read about rides and attractions, check out Animal Kingdom 101: Part 1. Entertainment Did you know that Animal Kingdom actually offers 11 unique entertainment acts? Let’s start with ...

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8 Truly Terrible Things About Walt Disney World

8 Terrible Things About Disney

I love Disney World more than any other place I’ve visited, but I was still able to come up with 8 completely terrible things worth hating about it. #1-4 could have been written by the ever-cranky Donald Duck. They’re pure sarcasm and I don’t mean a word of these! #5-8, however… they’re actually things that Disney Fanatics might all agree ...

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How To Tackle Animal Kingdom 101: Part 1: Rides and Attractions

Animal Kingdom

For guests who are less familiar with Animal Kingdom, here is a crash course in everything you need to know about what the park has to offer. First, we’ll take a look at the “meat” of the park- the rides and attractions, as well as a general touring strategy for the park. In part 2 of our article, we’ll conquer ...

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