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! I love planning for my family’s Walt Disney World vacations. And, while I love to visit during off-season, there are times when even the crowd calendars don’t predict high…

Disney Dining Snack Credits: Making the Most and Maximizing

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…

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

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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…

Things We Love | May 2017

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I know, I skipped a month. I apologize. April was a whirlwind with so many fun places to visit and new products to try that I was swamped. So, now I’m back at home for a bit and ready to let you all in on what made me smile and what continues to put a smile on my face. Here’s the things we love for May 2017. Shopping was definitely at the forefront last month and we not only found plenty of reasons for shops to take our money, but…

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

Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party 2017

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…

6 Reasons to Love the Closest Resort to Disney Springs | Wyndham Lake Buena Vista

Wyndham Lake Buena Vista pool area

As a family that visits Walt Disney World twice a year, we love staying resort hopping. Sometimes it’s fun to have a new view, ya know? Our most recent trip found us at Wyndham Lake Buena Vista – and gave us six reasons to love the closest resort to Disney Springs. The Pool If there’s one standout at Wyndham Lake Buena Vista it’s its pool. Actually, it’s its pools. Yep, there’s two! The main pool is much warmer than the adjacent smaller pool, but I love the fact that the…