Where to Find Traditional Thanksgiving Dinner at Walt Disney World

where to find Thanksgiving dinner at Walt Disney World

Are you planning a visit and want to know where to find traditional Thanksgiving dinner at Walt Disney World? We’ve got you covered! Here’s the on-property Disney World restaurants serving Thanksgiving Day dinner this year. Thanksgiving at Walt Disney World is popular. Very popular. It’s one of those times that you’ll either love or hate, to be honest. Yes, the parks are decorated with bright, festive trim. Yes, the weather is generally more accommodating. But, there are the crowds. Around Thanksgiving is considered one of the peak times to visit…

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…

Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party Hacks and Tricks

Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party 2017 Mickey and Minnie

It’s that time of the year at Walt Disney World! Its theme parks are decorated to the hilt with autumn beauty, and the temperatures and crowds are getting lower. No wonder it’s our fave time of the year to visit! Add in Disney World Halloween party fun and I’m doing the happy dance on Main Street U.S.A. And, while you may have your costume locked down and your tickets bought, you may not know about these party hacks. From when to visit to queueing up for character meet and greet…

5 Rides Everyone Can Ride at Epcot

Spaceship Earth at epcot

Sure, there’s plenty of thrill rides at Walt Disney World, but when you’re traveling with family or on a multigen vacation, there’s rides that not everyone can (or wants to) ride. So, which Walt Disney World rides CAN you hit with everyone in your vacation party? Here’s five attractions and rides anyone can ride at Epcot. When you’re traveling with your family to Walt Disney World, there’s bound to be times where not everyone can ride at the same time – and that can be a bummer. But, there are…

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…

Magic Kingdom Photo Scavenger Hunt: Printable with 100+ Items

Cinderella Castle Magic Kingdom

I love taking photos in Magic Kingdom. Truth be told, sometimes we’ll take the DSLR and spend an entire day snapping photos to add to our collection. So it occurred to me that it would be fun to create a printable Magic Kingdom photo scavenger hunt checklist for our upcoming visits. Even better? I created one that anyone can use. The categories are based on characters, iconic spots, and locations in the park. And for those of you that want a challenge, there’s two categories that will be right up…

11 Things to Do at Magic Kingdom when it’s Crowded

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

Sometimes you can’t help but visit Walt Disney World on crowded days. There’s holidays, summer break, runDisney events – the list is pretty long. Then there are days that are crowded just because. So, what do you do when the crowds are crazy? Here’s 11 things to do at Magic Kingdom when it’s crowded that don’t involve FastPasses or wait times! 1. Cool Off Even in the cooler months, this Northern Midwest gal gets hot and needs to cool off. And, I have no problem heading to Casey Jr. Splash ‘N’…

6 Simple Tips for Making the Most Out of Disney Dining Plan Snack Credits

Mickey Cookie

There’s plenty of reasons why my family considers Walt Disney World the best family vacation spot on earth – and Disney dining is one of the main reasons! With so much to consider including what type of plan works best for your family they all have one thing in common – snack credits! Here’s six simple tips for making the most of your Disney Dining Plan snack credits. 1. Don’t Waste Them on Bottled Water I love Disney freebies and cups of ice and water are always on the top…

All the Disney World Fireworks: Locations, Times, and Best Viewing Areas

Holiday Wishes Walt Disney World

Walt Disney World fireworks: Photo Courtesy of WDW News Walt Disney World fireworks shows are unlike any other theme park and for good reason. The Lake Buena Vista resort offers multiple shows nightly and has that magical way of putting proverbial stars in our eyes. Here’s the scoop on fireworks at Walt Disney World, locations, times, and the best places to view them in the parks. Magic Kingdom I’m still on the fence about the retirement of “Wishes” at Magic Kingdom. I mean, it was the first fireworks show that we…

The Most Underrated Experiences at Disney World

Cancel a Walt Disney World reservation

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…