15 Best Disney World Parades and Shows

Festival of Fantasy Cinderella

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:…

Soarin’ Around the World at Epcot: Full Video and Details!

Soarin'

Gah! The day is finally here! Soarin’ Around the World at Epcot (the new, updated version of Soarin’) debuted and there’s been a ton of hype surrounding the premiere. For months, we fans of the Walt Disney World ride at Epcot have waiting with anticipation and, although there have been a few sneak peeks here and there, waiting to check out the full attraction, what they left in ,what they took out- was a mystery until today. Soarin’ Around the World: Video and Spoilers Thanks to Attractions Magazine, the folks…

Walt Disney World Gator Attack: Why I’ll Still Continue to Visit

Grand Floridian Water

This week has been a heart string tugger for sure. I’ve battled the feelings of excitement of planning a trip to Orlando in October versus the internal terror of what I’ve constantly been seeing on the news hour after hour, and now day after day.  I feel guilty for feeling excited about looking forward to another trip to Walt Disney World and, while in the early planning stages, have been going back and forth in my mind about what this week has been with the Walt Disney World gator attack.…

Best Disney World Character Meals

'Ohana Breakfast

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

Disney Souvenirs Minnie Mouse

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…

8 Fun Benefits of Staying at a Disney World Resort

Benefits of staying at a Disney World Resort: Donaldo at All-Star Music Halloween Party

Walt Disney World is our happy place. There’s nothing like driving under those famous arches to let us know we’ve officially arrived to the parks! Truth? We do enjoy staying both onsite and offsite. While there are advantages of offsite lodging (budget pricing, larger rooms), we can’t help but admit there are amazing perks of staying at a Walt Disney World resort. From pixie dust to morning calls from Disney characters, here are eight benefits of staying at a Disney World Resort.   No Transportation Worries Option of Adding the…

Disney Travel Hacks: 7 Easy Ways to Save Money and Avoid Crowds

Benefits of staying at a Disney World Resort: Extra Magic Hours Magic Kingdom

Two of the most frequent questions about Walt Disney World that I get asked are, “How can we save money on our trip?” and “How can I avoid high crowds when visiting WDW?” Not knowing the answer to either of these questions could be the make or break between staying on budget and keeping your sanity or staying home and wishing you were there. I’m all about saving money at WDW (more money in my pocket= more trips!) and avoiding crowds while my family is there, so I’ve compiled my…

Old Man’s Cave: The Story Behind the Name

Old Man's Cave Upper Falls

As a gal that likes to research, I looked up Old Man’s Cave on the internet to find out more about it before we headed to Hocking Hills. There are many fables, stories, and legends that surround the naming of the cave and I, a travel writer that wanted to know the truth behind the legend, was excited to have the pleasure of meeting Naturalist Pat from Hocking Hills State Park on a recent visit to the area. Just as we were heading down the trail to Old Man’s Cave,…

Awaken Summer at Walt Disney World: 10 New Reasons You’ll Want to Visit in 2016

Tree of Life Awakens Disney Parks Media

Walt Disney World is going full force on its theme park updates and will be rolling out new attractions and updates this summer. While the focus is mainly on Disney’s Animal Kingdom and Walt Disney World, Awaken Summer will provide families with new reasons to visit both parks – and I couldn’t be happier. The parks will gain new life and even more reasons to take the fam to Central Florida beginning May 2016. Looking for reasons why you’ll need to visit Walt Disney World this summer? Here’s 10 great ones!…

Disney’s Animal Kingdom at Night: Alive with New Attractions Beginning May 27, 2016

Harambe Night

There are some Walt Disney World repeat visitors that consider Disney’s Animal Kingdom a half-day park. They head to AK at rope drop, jump on Expedition Everest and Kali Rivers Rapids a few times, ride Dinosaur and Primeval Whirl, have a bite to eat, and then park hop to Magic Kingdom, Epcot, or Disney’s Hollywood Studios. Until now. Disney has announced that beginning May 27, 2016, Animal Kingdom will come alive with shows, attractions, and nighttime experiences on your favorite rides. Nighttime Magic is what they’re calling it, and I was…