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…

Why “100 Things to Do in America Before You Die” Includes Walt Disney World

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When you live out of a suitcase like I tend to do, I have the honor and pleasure of meeting a ton of folks that love to travel as much as I do. I love staying in touch, chatting about travels, and supporting their careers. One such travel-writing friend wrote a book, 100 Things to Do in America Before You Die and it piqued my curiosity as Walt Disney World is included in it. I wanted the scoop as to exactly what’s included and why, so the best way was to start asking…

The Coolest Hidden Mickey at Walt Disney World You’re Missing

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My family loves searching for Hidden Mickeys at Walt Disney World and we’re not alone! Heck, you can purchase books on how and where to find them, find printable lists on Pinterest, and spend hours hunting in the parks. With this knowledge comes the discovery of a Hidden mickey that’s so cool it can’t be kept a secret. And it’s this same Mickey that you’ve probably walked by and never noticed because it’s so obscure. No longer, my friends. This is our favorite Hidden Mickey at Walt Disney World and…

2017 Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party at Disney World: Dates (and Fun!) Announced

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You know that old Christmas tune, “It’s the most wonderful time of the year”? That’s how we feel with the announcement of 2017 Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party dates and information! It seems that Disney is loving the party as much as we are with dates beginning in August! Here’s the scoop on the Halloween fun, dates, and what you can expect! 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.  Save $8…

Four Reasons Why We’re Already Missing Wishes at Magic Kingdom

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There are shows and parades at Walt Disney World that come and go and we don’t bat an eyelash. Then there are those that are so endearing to us that we’ll miss them forever – and Wishes is one of them. Set to retire on May 11, 2017, we’ve loved everything about it since we’ve begun visiting. Here’s reasons why we’re already missing Wishes at Magic Kingdom in Walt Disney World. The Soundtrack Disney sure does know how to pull at our heartstrings and the musical mashup of our favorite…

Top Disney World FastPass+ Selections and Tips for Each Park

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Photo Courtesy of WDW News Fastpass+ selections can be a challenge to choose, especially if you’re unsure which ones are super popular. There’s plenty to choose from and tiers in most of the parks which may only help you narrow it down- or leave you scratching your head. Here’s our picks for top Disney World FastPass+ selections at each park for all family touring styles! Here’s the condensed version of how FastPass+ (FP+) works at Walt Disney World. You’re able to select up to three ahead of time for each day…

5 Things NOT to Do with Disney MagicBands

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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 are things you shouldn’t do with them. Here’s our top list of things not to do with MagicBands at Walt Disney World. Don’t Trade Them With Anyone Else Don’t Forget Fastpasses Try Not to Forget to Customize Don’t Forget to Wear Them to the Theme Parks Don’t Forget They’re Waterproof – You Can Wear Them 24/7 Remember when there were no Magicbands at…

How to See Pandora – The World of Avatar at Walt Disney World Before it Opens

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With the announcement of Pandora: World of Avatar in Disney’s Animal Kingdom comes so many questions. The official opening date is May 27, 2017, but there is a way for you to score a sneak preview. Here’s what we know so far and what Pandora Fastpasses will be available. What We Know about Pandora Fastpass+ Selections There’s so many guesses as to exactly what the park area will look like, but Disney Imagineering has given us teeny tastes of what’s to come including concept art and recent aerial photos. Here’s…

11 Things NOT to Do at Walt Disney World

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A first trip to Walt Disney World is certainly overwhelming even for those that have spent hours researching and narrowing down details. I know I was guilty of reading hundreds of articles about what to do, where to stay, and what to eat before my first visit. But, there are easy ways to keep your sanity and still have an amazing vacation. and while this post is filled with double negatives (to avoid you from having a negative vacation!), from your head to your toes, here’s things NOT to do at…

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

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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…