How to Avoid Long Lines at Walt Disney World and Disneyland: Top Tips from Disney Experts & Lovers

Beating the crowds at Magic Kingdom is easy with these 11 ideas!

Are you looking forward to your next Walt Disney World vacation, but not looking forward to the long attraction lines? Trust me, we’ve all been there. But, there ARE ways to avoid the lengthy queues – if you know the secrets and tips. How? By asking my Disney-loving experts and friends for their top tips. From when to visit to how to order food, here’s how to avoid long lines at Walt Disney World and Disneyland: top tips from Disney experts and lovers.  Here’s the scoop on me and attraction…

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6 Advantages to Staying at a Walt Disney World Value Resort

Advantages of staying at a Walt Disney World Value Resort: larger than life Disney icons at All-Star Movies

When you think of staying on-property at Walt Disney World, does your mind go straight to dollar signs? Or maybe you’re thinking, “There’s no way I can afford to stay at a Walt Disney World Resort.” If that’s the case, you truly don’t have to. Personally, I’m a huge fan of Walt Disney World Value Resorts for plenty reasons. From easy layouts to family-friendly atmospheres, here are six advantages of staying at a Walt Disney World Value Resort. As a family goes, we’ve been pretty lucky to stay at all three…

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How to Christmas at Universal Orlando Resort: Your Questions Answered

A larger than life Minion in the Universal Holiday Parade Featuring Macy's. Photo Credit: Universal Orlando Resort.

Headed to Universal Orlando Resort for Christmas this year? Looking for the best things to do at Universal Orlando Resort (UOR) when you visit? From Harry Potter to The Grinch, here’s how to Christmas at Universal Orlando Resort and answers to your top questions. While many families enjoying staying at home for Christmas, there are probably just as many that love to travel over the holiday. Personally, if I’m traveling, I couldn’t think of a more fun time than visiting an Orlando theme park during Christmastime, and Universal Orlando is…

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8 Cool Things You May Not Know About Nemacolin Woodlands Resort

d Resort's gorgeous exterior. Photo Credit: Karyn Locke

Are you thinking about a visit to Nemacolin Woodlands Resort? Or maybe you’ve been, but really didn’t have a chance to check out everything? Either way, it has so much to offer its guests. From an art studio named after a surrealist to wild animals, here are eight cool things you may not know about Nemacolin Woodlands Resort! Lions and Tigers – and Goats? Oh, my! All the Zen Surrealist Studio Up, up, and Away! Baja, Baby! By, George! Ding Ding Ding! Fat Bird Slept Here My first visit to…

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The Best Things to Do in Butler County, Ohio

Alexander Hamilton statue in Hamilton, Ohio. Photo Credit: Karyn Locke

Exploring the state of Ohio gives you a well-rounded look at what the Midwest has to offer. And, when it comes to places in Ohio that have plenty to offer, Butler County, Ohio has recently made my short list. From an art park complete with golf carts to go carts, here are six of the best things to do in Butler County, Ohio! Butler County Donut Trail Pyramid Hill Sculpture Park The WEB Extreme Entertainment Miami University Art Museum Jungle Jim’s International Butler County Historical Society I know I’ve written…

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What’s Included in a Walt Disney World Park Ticket?

Ready to head to Walt Disney World but not exactly sure what’s included in the price of a ticket? From admission to transportation (and shows in between!), here’s what’s included in a Walt Disney World park ticket! I remember planning my first Walt Disney World vacation. And, while locking down accommodations and dining was one thing, figuring out which type of park ticket to choose was one of the hardest decisions. I mean, will we want to go from park to park in the same day? Will one park per…

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2019 Price Increases at Disney World: Three Things You’ll Be Paying More for

Walt Disney World Disney Arches Sign

Just announced were some pretty massive 2019 price increases at Disney World today and there’s head shaking and shoulder shrugging amuck (tribute to Hocus Pocus here.). So, what three things have gone up recently that will make you spend more money on your Walt Disney World visit? Here are three things you’ll be paying more for in 2019 at Disney World – and one way to save money, too.   You know me. I adore Walt Disney World (WDW) and seldom bat an eyelash at price increases. To me, it’s…

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The 6 Best Photo Spots in Niagara Falls State Park

The walking path beside the Maid of the Mist entrance is perfect for rainbow photos on a sunny day. Photo Credit: Karyn Locke

Niagara Falls, NY, is undoubtedly photogenic. I mean, if the sun is shining, you’re bound to get a photo with a rainbow in it. But where are the hot spots? Where are there best locations to score the pretty photos? Here are the six best photo spots in Niagara Falls State Park! I’ve been visiting Niagara Falls USA for a few years and each visit has always been a fun one. If I’m being honest, I really don’t know why I waited so long to check it out. But a…

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What’s New at Phipps Conservatory Fall 2018? Three Must-Sees

A miniature version of the restored Glasshouse in the miniature railroad for fall 2018. Photo Credit: Karyn Locke

What’s going on a Phipps Conservatory this fall? So much! This week, we had the pleasure of learning about what’s new at the conservatory and botanical garden and I couldn’t wait to share. From a zombie invasion in the Serpentine Room to a milestone celebration, here’s what’s new at Phipps Conservatory Fall 2018. What’s New at Phipps Conservatory Fall 2018: 5,000 Panes of Glass Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens is celebrating a milestone anniversary this year. For 125 years, the calm space has been delighting visitors with gorgeous floral displays…

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9 Cool Things to Do in Rochester, NY for Families

Ahh ahh ahh! Counting with The Count at The Strong.

Are you ready to visit Rochester with your family, but not sure where to visit and what to do? Or maybe your grandparents taking the kids out for day trips in and around Rochester. Either way, there’s plenty to do! From a museum made for play to visiting to hometown heroes, here are nine cool things to do in Rochester, NY for families. Get Strong Get Blinded with Science! Hometown Heroes My Weggies Art Smart So That’s How Cameras Were Made! Play Dress-Up and Learn About Local Architecture Float Down…

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