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…

Rides Everyone Can Ride at Disney’s Hollywood Studios

AT-AT Disney's Hollywood Studios

Looking for rides at Disney’s Hollywood Studios that everyone in your travel party can enjoy? Here’s a list of our favorites that everyone can ride at Disney’s Hollywood Studios – and what’s coming to help you plan your next Disney vacation! When it comes to rides at DHS, there’s only one choice – for now. Disney has announced Toy Story Land (opening summer 2018) which should up the ride game, but until then, there’s only a couple, literally. So, I’m adding in attractions that don’t necessarily move. I know, all…

14 Magic Kingdom Rides for Everyone

Dumbo the Flying Elephant ride Magic Kingdom

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 our favorite Magic Kingdom rides for everyone. Not only is Magic Kingdom my top pick for the best park for multigenerational vacations, Magic Kingdom offers the most rides for all ages. It’s also the original park at Walt Disney World AND the one…

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…

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…

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

Cancel a Walt Disney World reservation

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

Hidden Mickey Magic Kingdom Steamboat Willie

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

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…

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

Wishes fireworks at Magic-Kingdom

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…