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

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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.…

13 Best Things to Do at Wizarding World of Harry Potter Universal Orlando

Wizarding World of Harry Potter Diagon Alley Dragon

If you’re a fan of the Harry Potter books and movies, a visit to Universal Orlando Resort to check out both Wizarding World of Harry Potter areas just makes sense, right? My family goes bananas over everything Jo Rowling can throw our way, but when it comes to feeling like we’re immersed in the books and movies we’re the first ones to queue up! If you’ve never visited or have already but want to make sure you didn’t miss all of the good stuff, here are  13 best things to…

Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party: What’s New for 2016!

Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party Main Street U.S.A.

If we can talk Christmas in July, why not talk about Halloween, too? Walt Disney World has released the details on Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party and while they’re keeping many of its tried and favorites, there’s new additions to the event- including a new policy on costuming and more dates than ever before.  Here’s what you need to know before you go. What’s Staying for 2016   Plenty of our favorites, happily.  Mickey’s Boo-to-You Halloween Parade, Hocus Pocus Villain Spelltacular, and Happy HalloWishes fireworks always draw massive crowds and, except for Happy HalloWishes,…

15 Best Disney World Parades and Shows

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If you’re planning a visit to Walt Disney World just to check out its attractions, you’d be missing out. Yes, the thrill rides and classic ones as well are definitely not to be missed, but have you considered the parades and shows in all four theme parks and scheduled them into your plans? We’ve got 13 must see Disney World parades and shows on our short list- and you should put them on yours as well! Walt Disney World Parades 1.  Disney Festival of Fantasy Parade Location: Magic Kingdom Duration:…

A Dad’s Guide to Disney World: 5 Important Tips To Know Before You Go

Dad's Guide to Disney World China Pavilion at Epcot

There’s something about letting folks in on my personal Disney vacationing secrets. I’m happy to share my top tips for saving money, finding free things in the parks, and even giving tips about what teens will enjoy. Because of my family’s love of Walt Disney World, Mr. Locke is often asked questions about our vacations and he loves giving advice, too. So it hit me: What would a dad want to know about Walt Disney World ahead of time that only another dad would understand? I asked my husband for…

Best Disney World Character Meals

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With so many really great restaurants at Walt Disney World it’s hard to decide which ones to visit when you’re planning your vacation. Heck, we’ve visited WDW in the double digits and we still find incredible restaurants that we haven’t tried on each trip! When it comes to character meals, there are more than a few that have fun meal options for all ages, gorgeous locations, and amazing character interaction, and these are the ones that have become staple dining experiences in our book. Here’s the best Disney World character meals based…

11 Super Inexpensive or Free Souvenirs at Walt Disney World

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We have a budget for every Walt Disney World vacation we take. Hey, I’d rather stay on budget and visit twice a year than go way over what we planned to spend and have to skip a vacation, you know? Compliments of multiple vacations, we’ve collected super inexpensive and free souvenirs at Walt Disney World and not only are they definitely within our travel budget, 10 out of the 11 are free- and highly packable so you won’t have to buy a suitcase to take home your goodies. Sorcerers of…

Escape the Heat At Walt Disney World with Magic Kingdom Indoor Attractions

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There’s two reasons we head to Walt Disney World in April and October: the moderate climate and the Festivals at Epcot. Having written that, there are days during both of those times of year that the sweltering, Central Florida heat rears its head and all we want to do is head to the nearest Magic Kingdom attraction to enjoy the air conditioning and recharge for a few minutes. This got me thinking recently: which are the longest indoor attractions at Magic Kingdom where you can take a seat, watch a…

20 Fun Things to Do at Disney World without Park Tickets

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It seems like a good idea at first: you plan an “away from the park” day at Walt Disney World so you and the family can spend some precious hours to relax and recharge, but, after only a few hours, you begin thinking you need to get out of that resort room and do something – but not hit another WDW park. Things to do at Disney World without park tickets? Here’s 20 fun, cool, and awesome things you can do at Walt Disney World without park tickets- and they…