Why You Should Have Bought Disney Tickets Last Week

Disney Hollywood Studios

New word on the streets of Walt Disney World and Disneyland: ticket prices have increased again. The announcement was made yesterday and includes WDW and DL, as well as Preffered Parking options. While you may have heard buzz for the last week or two that Disney MAY up their ticket prices, that generally means that they will – and did. Here’s the scoop on new pricing for all parks including parking, single day tickets, and Annual Passes.  Single Day Park Tickets Single Day tickets have increased anywhere from $2 to…

Five Artsy Things to Know about Epcot International Festival of the Arts

Epcot International Festival of the Arts

If you squeal with delight over Walt Disney World‘s famous Epcot festivals (International Flower & Garden and International Food & Wine), warm up those vocal chords because there’s a new one in town: Epcot International Festival of the Arts. For its inaugural year, WDW is going all out with its magical blend of art, food, and fun. Here’s the top five things you need to know before you go. Kickoff and Details February 13th is the opening date for the art festival and will take place over six weekends through…

The Best Disney World Quick Service Restaurants from the Experts!

Mickey pretzel at Disney world

If there’s one thing Mr. Locke and I agree to disagree on is the best Disney World quick service restaurants, so I wrangled in my favorite theme park experts to weigh in on their top picks in the parks to see which of us is right. I asked them for their favorites and, based on theming, ambiance, meals, and service, each gave me his or her top three picks. The consensus? Even though you’ll see quite a few counter service restaurants that kept getting picked over and over again, you’ll…

How to Make the Most of the Holidays at Walt Disney World

Magic Kingdom autumn

One of the million + reasons that my family loves Walt Disney World so much is the fact that it goes all out for winter holidays. And I mean ALL OUT. If there was pixie dust flying in the air over the parks everyday, during the autumn and winter holiday season it’s magnified by a thousand. Add in the fact that the weather is much more moderate and you’ve got the perfect mix for a spectacular holiday season. Need some easy tips and tricks on how to make the most of…

How to Christmas at Walt Disney World

The giant Christmas tree on Main Street U.S.A. in Magic Kingdom.

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. While Halloween at Walt Disney World is my favorite time of year in the parks, Christmas runs a very close second.…

11 Important Things to Know Before Your First Disney World Trip

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

If I only had learned one single lesson from my family’s first vacation to Walt Disney World it’s this: we were not prepared for it. Even with all of the research I’d done for months ahead of time I was still pretty much clueless once we stepped foot into the parks. Here’s my top 11 things to know before your first Disney World trip to save you time, money, and keep your sanity in check. Maybe I had done too much scouring for information and it was all a jumble…

Walt Disney World Rides that Are Even More Magical at Night

Expedition Everest at night

Truth be told for my family, any time of day that we can hop on a Walt Disney World ride or attraction is magical, but there’s just something even more beautiful about riding them at night. The vibe is different, the air is cooler, and the all over ambiance has an extra sprinkling of pixie dust that we adore. With the changing of the seasons it’s getting darker earlier- and that’s the perfect time to hit our nine favorite attractions! Here’s our list of top Walt Disney World rides that are…

10 Terrific Ways to Celebrate Fall at Walt Disney World

Magic Kingdom autumn

Yep, we’ve noticed the autumn decorations flanking the shelves of our local department stores recently and that can only mean one thing: Walt Disney World is getting ready to celebrate fall! And while we we never need an excuse to visit, there are definitely a ton of reasons to make a trip this fall. Just in case you need an excuse, we’re going overboard and not asking why would you want to visit but why wouldn’t you? Here’s 10 terrific reasons to celebrate fall at Walt Disney World: Summer Attraction &…

7 Things Every UK Visitor Should Know about Walt Disney World Before Visiting

Walt Disney World Magic Kingdom

While visiting Walt Disney World is one of the most magical vacations you can possibly go on, if you are travelling from the UK there is a lot to think about before arriving. Coming from someone who has flown to Orlando well over 25 times from the UK, hopefully I can provide a few things that will assist anyone who is heading to WDW soon! Many of these tips can also be applied for any visitor to the parks. Book a seat close to the front of the plane I…

Disney MagicBands Questions Answered: How and When to Use Them

Magicband Panasonic full color

With the constant changes at Walt Disney World lately,  it seems there’s always something new. But when it comes to Disney MagicBands, it’s all about how and when to use them. Here’s a list of top Disney MagicBands questions and answers to help you make the most of your new park accessory.  MagicBands seem like a super simple concept. You put them on your wrist, they link your resort room, dining, and payment info. But there are so many questions around what to do with them and how they work.…