What Does the 2019 Disney Annual Pass Increase Mean for Guests?

2018 Disney World Annual Pass Discounts and benefits

I just got the news that Walt Disney World has raised its prices – yet again. Yes, as an AP holder for several, it’s pretty easy to predict that prices will raise at least once per year (lately it’s been at least that, with park tickets, too), but this year’s increase has a lot of folks wondering why the huge uptick. What does the 2019 Annual Pass increase mean for guests of Disney World and what can you expect to pay? Here’s the scoop.  I’m a huge proponent of being…

Top 11 Fun Restaurants at Disney World

Best fun restaurants at Disney World: 1900 Park Fare Tremaine Sisters

Let’s be honest. When adults visit Walt Disney World restaurants, most times it’s for the delicious food. But, let’s think about the kids – they want to visit for the fun! So, just what are the coolest restaurants for kiddos? From awesome themes to one-on-one character interaction, here are the top fun restaurants at Disney World!   Honestly, narrowing down the really fun Walt Disney World (WDW) restaurants was pretty easy. When I took each into consideration, I looked for theming, ambiance, and entertainment. Sure, food was a factor, but…

10 Things I’ll NEVER Forget to Take to Disney World Again

Packing for Disney at Halloween

Do you always forget to pack something in your suitcase when you travel? For me, there’s always something different that I forget to pack on every trip, GAH. I’ve made a list of the important things I’ll never forget to take to Disney World again so you can make sure to pack them.  When I start packing for Disney World, I can pretty much guarantee that I’ll forgot something. One trip I forgot underwear. Underwear! On another, my swimsuit. And, while these may seem obvious, it got me thinking about…

Perks of Resort Hopping at Disney World: All the Fun Benefits

Headed to Walt Disney World and not sure whether staying at more than on on-property resort is for you? Or maybe you’re all about switching resorts but not sure of what’s involved? Either way, there are definitely some fun perks of resort hopping at Disney World. From pool hopping to saving money, here are my favorites.  There really isn’t a trip to Walt Disney World that doesn’t involve resort hopping at this point for me and my family. You see, I’m one of those planners that makes a main on-property…

Sticker Treat at Walt Disney World in Magic Kingdom: How to Play

Sticker Treat at Disney World in Magic Kingdom: Sticker treat box

A new, free activity has hit Magic Kingdom in Walt Disney World: Sticker Treat! From how to have fun playing to tips to get the kids involved, here’s everything you need to know about Sticker Treat at Disney World in Magic Kingdom. I have the type of family that will happily chat with Disney castmembers. And, honestly, we’ve befriended a couple of them. It turns out one created a new game called Sticker treat and it’s a hoot! Here’s the scoop on what you need to do to play.  What…

How to Keep Kids Safe at Theme Parks: Dos and Don’ts for Amusement Park Safety

how to keep kids safe at theme parks: storage lockers

Let’s get this out of the way: theme parks are very safe. But accidents happen everyday at theme parks all over the world. While I don’t like to think about it, I have to. I have a kiddo, after all, and do everything possible to maintain her health and well-being. But there are important dos and don’ts to know on how for kids (and their caregivers and parents). Whether you’re planning a trip to a theme park or are standing in one right now, here’s how to keep kids safe…

The Best Characters that Walk Around Magic Kingdom at Disney World

best characters that walk around Magic Kingdom at Disney World: Prince John

Scoring a FastPass to meet and greet characters at Disney World is always a good idea, but sometimes it’s just not happening. So, when you don’t have a reservation to meet them, or don’t want to wait in the standby queue, how can you still have fun character interactions? Happily, there are several Disney characters that wander around the parks. Here are the best characters that walk around Magic Kingdom at Disney World and tips for finding them.  Check the Times Guide Arrive a Few Minutes Early Have Your Camera…

11 Best My Disney Experience Tips and Tricks for Your Disney World Vacation

My Disney Experience Tips and Tricks:

Getting ready to visit Walt Disney World and looking forward to making the most of its app, My Disney Experience? Or maybe you just want to know the ins and outs of the app? Either way, I’ve got you covered. From dining to resorts to photos, here are the 11 best My Disney Experience tips and hacks.  Order Quick Service Meals Find Your Favorite Character Current Ride and Attraction Wait Times Memory Maker Purchases and Viewing Unlock Your Resort Room Door Bus Wait Times Play Disney Parks Add or Update…

The 13 Best Free Things to Do at Disney Springs in 2019

Best free things at Disney Springs in 2019: water play for kids

Walt Disney World (WDW) vacations can be expensive, yes. But there are plenty of freebies around, if you know where to look. And, each year, WDW keeps upping the ante in regards to what’s free, especially at Disney Springs. From drinks to play spots, here are the best free things at Disney Springs in 2019. My family and I visit Walt Disney World as much as we can – and can afford. And, while I like to save money by staying at Disney World Value Resorts, I really like to…

How to Use Disney World Transportation: Your Questions Answered

How to use Disney World transportation: Epcot monorail

Whether you’re flying or driving to Walt Disney World (WDW), at some point you’ll undoubtedly use one or more types of on-property transportation. But, what transportation do you use – and when should you use it? From getting to the parks to navigating to and from the resorts, here’s how to use Disney World transportation: your questions answered.  If you’re not familiar with WDW transportation, start digging into to the hows and wheres and it’s almost like learning another language. I mean, there are buses, boats, and the Monorail. So,…