Five Free Ways to Enjoy Halloween at Walt Disney World

Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party 2017

There’s been plenty of talk lately about the rising costs of a Walt Disney World Not-So-Scary Halloween Party ticket. If you attend during peak times of the Halloween season, you’re guaranteed to pay well over $100 per family member. But, what if there was a way to celebrate Halloween on the cheap at Disney? From fun in the WDW resorts to special Halloween treats, here’s five free ways to enjoy Halloween at Walt Disney World – and a bonus inexpensive way, too. 1. Free WDW Resort Fun Let’s talk about…

Christmas at Disney World: First Timer’s Guide

Disney World and Magic Kingdom at Christmastime

First time celebrating Christmas at Disney World in late November/December? You’ve got to be feeling all of the feels right now! While you’ve got so much fun to plan and coordinate, it can be overwhelming, no doubt. Here’s a quick and easy first timer’s guide to Walt Disney World at Christmas to help you make the most of your vacation! Sand and Snow uses affiliate links to give to great deals and savings for products we endorse and support. Yes, we also may receive a small commission, too.  I’m almost…

The Most Underrated Experiences at Disney World

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For my family, everything and anything is game when it comes to WDW but it is easy to push things aside and head for what’s most popular. Don’t get me wrong, I love them, too, but there’s plenty of things that you really should give a go at least once. Here’s our top list of underrated experiences at Disney World. The Classics in Magic Kingdom While everyone is fast-walking to Seven Dwarfs or Space Mountain, take your time and head for the classic rides: Pirates of the Caribbean, it’s a small…

5 Things NOT to Do with MagicBands at Disney World

special edition MagicBand

Disney MagicBands are an effortless way to link your onsite room reservation, park tickets, meal plan, and FastPass+ selections. But while you may love their features, there’s things you shouldn’t do with them. Here’s our top list of five things not to do with MagicBands at Walt Disney World.   Don’t Forget to Select Fasspass+ Selections at the Proper Time Frame If you’re staying on property at a Walt Disney World resort, you can begin making FastPass+ selections at 60 days out from your first vacation day plus up to…

Fun Ways to Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day at Walt Disney World

Raglan Road Dancers at Disney Springs for St. Patrick's Day

We love to say that any day at Walt Disney World is a holiday but if you’re lucky to visit when an actual holiday hits? The fun is amped up even more. And while we’ve visited WDW for a couple of the big holidays, there’s plenty of fun on St. Patrick’s Day in the parks and Disney Springs. Ready to get your Irish on? Here’s fun ways to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day at Walt Disney World. Disney Springs Whether you’re Irish, have Irish blood, or or Irish for a Day…

8 Things NOT to Pack for Walt Disney World

Briar Rabbit Magic Kingdom Statue things not to pack for Walt Disney World

I love looking a packing lists when it comes to Walt Disney World. Heck, I’m a certified overpacker and proud of it. But, when you’re headed to WDW on a plane or have limited space in your suitcase, I’ve learned what I absolutely don’t have to bring when staying on property. Here’s the most common things not to pack for Walt Disney World and where to find them. 1. Bandages Packing a box of bandages just in case we got blisters from walking loads of miles in the parks day…

Disney Springs | What’s New for 2017

Disney Springs fence

Remember the whirlwind that was Disney Springs last year? While this year seems to be a bit less massive for the “fifth gate”, there’s still plenty of new things going on. From delicious dining to an aerial makeover, here’s what’s new at Disney Springs in 2017 – and what’s still coming! When it comes to Disney Springs, there’s constant additions and changes every time I turn around – and that’s a good thing! Last year we saw the addition of a higher-end shopping area, parking garages, and delicious restaurants and…

How to Christmas at Walt Disney World

Christmas at Walt Disney World

Mickey and Minnie Mouse at Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party. Photo Courtesy of WDW News. As  soon as Halloween is over, we begin thinking about the next big holiday at Walt Disney World: Christmas. The Disney elves work a ton of overtime during the winter holiday season and literally overnight the parks are transformed from autumn to Christmas fun. Planning a trip or just want the scoop on the fun and merriment that goes on in the parks? Here’s how to Christmas at Walt Disney World. Magic Kingdom Most of these revolve…

20 Awesome Things You Can Do at Walt Disney World without Park Tickets

Characters in Flight Disney Springs

It seems like a good idea at first: you plan an “away from the park” day at Walt Disney World so you and the family can spend some precious hours to relax and recharge, but, after only a few hours, you begin thinking you need to get out of that resort room and do something, but not hit another WDW park. So, what can you do at Walt Disney World without park tickets? Here’s 20 fun, cool, and awesome things you can do at Walt Disney World without park tickets-…

Date Night at Disney: Wolfgang Puck Cafe

Wolfgang Puck Cafe dining table

There are times in our Disney travel that we want to take a breather from theme parks, but still want to feel like we’re in that Disney bubble, and it’s fun to sit back, relax, and enjoy a great meal without the harried pace that dining inside of the theme parks can provide. Wolfgang Puck Cafe Orlando in Disney Springs is one of those spots: perfect for a date night any night of the week. Delicious, signature recipes and beautiful views were exactly what we needed on our last visit to…