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4 ‘Must See’ Entertainment Experiences at Magic Kingdom

Festival Of Fantasy Parade

The Magic Kingdom has no shortage of rides and attractions, but it also has some of the most popular entertainment in all four of the parks. All of the Magic Kingdom’s entertainment options are spectacular. Three of the best, “Celebrate the Magic”, “Wishes”, and the “Main Street Electrical Parade” occur after dark. Plan an evening in the Magic Kingdom (preferably ...

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10 Steps to Help You Plan the Trip of Your Dreams!

Disney Checklist

When I asked some of my friends, “What’s the one thing you wish you knew about going to Disney World?” they overwhelmingly answered, “I wouldn’t even know where to begin to plan a trip.” This guide is meant to break down what appears to be a very overwhelming process. One way to wrangle all the answers you need to help ...

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The 4 Best and 4 Worst Times to Travel to Disney

Castle Christmas

“It was the best of times; it was the worst of times… “Welcome to “A tale of two Disneys.” We’re going to look at some of the best and worst times to visit Disney. Depending on when you travel, you can expect to see variation in cost of accommodations, wait times for attractions, ability to get good views of parades ...

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15 Things You Won’t Want To Miss at Animal Kingdom

Animal Kingdom

Animal Kingdom is often called a “half-day park”, but I couldn’t disagree more. It doesn’t have as many rides and attractions as Epcot or the Magic Kingdom, but comparing it to those parks is like comparing apples to oranges. Animal Kingdom is best enjoyed at a slower pace, for a few reasons. One, it’s the hottest park because you will ...

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10 Magical Keepsakes to Bring Home From Disney

Potato head

Anyone who has visited Disney with me knows that I need to no excuse to buy souvenirs! There are tons of temptations, but I prefer to buy souvenirs that I can enjoy fairly regularly when I return home. Grab a few of these keepsakes and they’ll help infuse a little Disney magic into your daily life – hopefully enough to ...

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6 ‘Must Try’ Restaurants at Disney

Interior of The Brown Derby

Deciding on 5 restaurants to recommend for a first Disney trip is no easy task- that’s why this list has 6! Luckily, with over 300 fabulous eateries in Disney, you really can’t go wrong. I’ve created this list with two factors in mind that I think are important for a first trip- having the best experience possible, and variety. This ...

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Can A Trip To Disney Build Character in Your Kids?

Character Dining Disney

Are you looking to build good character in your children? Pluto, Goofy, Mickey, Merida, Cinderella…. No, not that kind of character – I mean character, as in, the positive qualities and values that make you who you are. Or perhaps you are trying to reconcile some guilt about taking your kids out of school for a trip to Disney by ...

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