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…

Top Disney World FastPass+ Selections and Tips for Each Park

WDW for First timers FastPass+ first Walt Disney World Trip

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 Minnie Mouse Disneybound Dresses that We’re Loving Right Now

Disney Bounding Minnie Mouse dresses

Sand and Snow…and everywhere in between! uses affiliate links. By clicking on the link and making a purchase, we’ll get a small commission – and it goes towards making more fun posts and blog support. Thank you! With a recent decision to attend Dapper Day at Walt Disney World this April, I went on the hunt to find cute (and affordable!) dresses to wear for the three day event at both Magic Kingdom and Epcot. What I happened upon was Amazon and so many fun, red and white polka dot…

11 Things NOT to Do at Walt Disney World

Donald Duck Statue at Magic Kingdom things not to pack for Walt Disney World

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

Raglan Road Dancers at Disney Springs for St. Patrick's Day

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…

Best Disney World Park for One Day? Which Park You Should Choose

One day at Walt Disney World

If you’ve been doing your research, you’ve probably read that it’s impossible to visit Walt Disney World in a day and see everything. Heck, it’s pretty much impossible to see everything in only one of its parks. Having written that, there are times when you only have a single day to spend at Walt Disney World. I totally get it. The tougher problem is picking a theme park to spend your day in. Need help narrowing down the best Disney World park for one day? Here’s the story on each…

How the New MagicBands 2.0 Will Up Your Disney Game

Benefits of staying at a Disney World Resort: Free MagicBands

On the last day of our Walt Disney World vacation last week, I was pleasantly surprised to find the latest edition of MagicBands in the Magic Kingdom shops. With a removable center “puck”, the bands will now offer even more customization including adding them to lanyards! Here’s our first impressions including a video in front of Cinderella Castle to highlight the new Disney accessories. As of last Friday, Walt Disney World had two special editions of its latest style MagicBand on the store shelves. The 45th Anniversary band  has images…

How to Do Major Holidays at Walt Disney World

Rope Drop at Magic Kingdom

When it comes to the major holidays at Walt Disney World there’s one thing I always hear: it’s too crowded to enjoy attractions. The second thing that’s always brought up is the increase in prices for peak seasons. Is there a way to enjoy the holiday fun in the parks without breaking the bank and losing your sanity? You betcha. Rope Drop Is the Way to Begin the Day You’ll want to hit the turnstile area well before the park opens, aka rope drop. Not only will you be the first…

5 NEW Reasons to Visit Walt Disney World in 2017

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So much has been happening at Walt Disney World lately that it’s easy to look at the present and not think of the future in regards to the parks, but from what I can tell, the end of 2016 through 2017 is looking like another fabulous year filled with new sights and sounds- and attractions! From new lands to draw crowds to replacement shows, here’s what you can expect to see new at Walt Disney World in 2017! Jingle Bell, Jingle BAM! Jingle Bell, Jingle Bam! is replacing The Osborne Family…

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…