Top Romantic Spots at Walt Disney World

Cinderella Castle Magic Kingdom

Many think of Walt Disney World as mainly family friendly, but we beg to differ. There’s weddings that take place on property every day and proposals are just as frequent (we’ve been lucky to witness a couple!). And then there’s folks on their honeymoons and others happy to be by each other’s side. In regards to on-property spots, there’s plenty of romantic places to celebrate – and these are our fave. Dream Come True View Think of romance at WDW and I can’t help but think of Cinderella Castle in…

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…

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

Pandora

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…

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. Magic Kingdom Most of these revolve around Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party (MVMCP) in Magic Kingdom. A hard ticket event, the…

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…