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Author Archives: Meredith Smisek

13 Tips to Keep Your Electronics from Dying in the Parks

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We’ve grown so accustomed to having our phones and other electronics with us at all times that it can become quite a hassle if our batteries fail us. Finding yourself without access to your cell phone means you can’t adjust your FastPass+ reservations on the go, take vacation photos, look up wait times for attractions across the park using the ...

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9 Performances That Will Help You Have a Wild Time at Animal Kingdom

Tam Tam Drummers

One of Animal Kingdom’s best assets is its entertainment lineup. Even without an afternoon parade, the park has several high quality performances that could easily fill your day. Some people aren’t “show” people, but I encourage you to change that on your next visit to Animal Kingdom. Touring Animal Kingdom is usually a “hot” experience, especially in the summer. There’s ...

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15 Best Epcot Shows and Entertainers

Jeweled Dragon

You won’t find a daytime parade at Epcot or any large capacity stadium shows, but Epcot has plenty of entertainment throughout the park- you just have to know where to look. It’s more than likely that during your stroll through the World Showcase, you’ll happen upon at least one or two of these performances. Here’s a guide to what you ...

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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!

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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

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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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