Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party with Teens: 5 Must-Dos

Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party with teens

Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party at Walt Disney World is definitely family-friendly, but that doesn’t mean that it’s only for kids to enjoy. There’s plenty of fun things to do for teenagers when thy attend, too. From costumes to snacks and attractions, here’s our guide to Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party with teens: 5 must-dos.  Disclosure: We were graciously hosted by the folks at Walt Disney World to give you the scoop on Mickey’s not-So-Scary Halloween Party! All opinions are my own! #NotSoScary My daughter was around nine when she went to…

DIY Disney Halloween Ornaments: Mickey Jack-o’-Lantern

DIY Disney Halloween Ornaments_ Mickey Jack-o’-Lantern

If you’re a Halloween lover, you won’t think it’s kooky that I start decorating for Halloween in early September. If you’re not a giant fan, you might be able to appreciate the admiration. With a need for more Disney-style Halloween decor, I whipped up these super cute DIY Disney Halloween ornaments with very little effort or materials.  When I started decorating this year, I realized that my Disney Halloween ornament stash was lacking. And since necessity is the mother of invention (and I literally just came home from Walt Disney…

Which Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique Is Better?

which Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique is better

Are you headed to Walt Disney World and want to transform your kiddo into a Disney Prince or Princess at Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique, but not sure which location to choose? From locations to benefits, here’s the scoop on which Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique is better for your family.  Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique: An Overview In a nutshell, Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique (BBB) is a way to give your child a Disney-style makeover. For both boys and girls ages 3-12, you can choose from several makeover styles. There’s everything from a simple Princess makeover…

10 Essential Ways to De-Stress Disney World Trip Planning

Mickey Mouse Festival of Fantasy Parade

Are you headed to Walt Disney World – but stressing over your vacation? No worries, it’s happened to all of us. But, happily, there are ways to knock the stress out of your planning for a stress-free trip. From organization tips to must-know timelines, here are 10 essential ways to de-stress Disney World trip planning.  1. De-Stress Disney World Trip Planning: Research Literally Everything I get stressed out when I have no idea what I’m doing. And that rings especially true when traveling. When I was planning my family’s first…

Best Splurges at Disney World – Disney Extras Worth Paying For

Disney extras worth paying for: Staying on-property

Are you headed to Walt Disney World and are looking to splurge? Or maybe you’re just doing a little research on the best ways to make your Disney vacation extra. Either way, adding some upgrades can enhance your visit. From surprises delivered straight to your resort room to five-diamond dining, here are 10 Disney extras worth paying for. When I plan my Walt Disney World (WDW) vacations, it all depends on the budget I’ve chosen whether or not I want to splurge. For special occasion trips, I’m happy to add…

The Lion King Musical in Pittsburgh: Know Before You Go

The Lion King Musical in Pittsburgh

The Lion King is the #1 musical in the world, truth. And, last night’s showing really drove that stat home for me. Its beauty, combined with talented actors, made me wish it didn’t go by so quickly. Here’s the scoop on The Lion King Musical in Pittsburgh and what you can expect when you go.    The Lion King has always been on my musical bucket list. In fact, it was my teen daughter’s priority show to catch. Last night, thanks to The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust, her dream came true.…

15 Must-Dos at Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party at Disney World – and 1 Thing NEVER to Do

must-dos at Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party at Disney World: PhotoPass magic shots

Are you ready to enjoy one of the best Walt Disney World parties of the year? Even better, are you looking for ways to maximize your party fun? From tips and tricks to shows and treats, here are 15 must-dos at Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party at Disney World. Disclosure: We were given tickets to attend a Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party to give you the scoop. All opinions are my own! Also, this post contains affiliate links for Walt Disney World tickets. If you click on a link and make a…

Important Tips for Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge at Disney World – An Insider’s Guide

tips for Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge at Disney World - Millennium Falcon: Smuggler's Run

Ready to visit Batuu in Disney’s Hollywood Studios? From the food to the ambiance to the rides, here are the most important tips for Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge at Disney World. Officially, Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge (SWGE) doesn’t open until August 29, 2019, but some media and Annual Passholders got a sneak peek last week. We won the Disney lottery and got an invite, so I took all the photos and tried as much of the food as I could stuff down in my time in Batuu. Here are my…

All the Best Magic Kingdom Shortcuts to Save Time and Effort in the Park

Best Magic Kingdom shortcuts

If you’re reading this for your first visit to Magic Kingdom, hooray! You just saved yourself and your family tons of steps. If you’re reading this compliments of spending days in the park, hooray to you, too! You’re saving yourself and feet some literal footwork. Here are the easiest & best Magic Kingdom shortcuts to save you time and effort when visiting Walt Disney World.  On my first visit to Walt Disney World (WDW), I remember the look in The Kid’s eye when she saw Cinderella Castle for the first…

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…