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Perks of the Disney Riviera Resort (Guide & Review)

Our family stayed three nights at the new Disney Riviera Resort at Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida. Here’s my guide to the Riviera Resort hotel plus my review for what it’s like staying at this WDW deluxe resort. The Riviera Resort at Walt Disney World is supposed to feel reminiscent of Europe, a place …

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Toy Story Land Ride Secrets and Tips at Disney World Hollywood Studios

The brand new land in Walt Disney World Hollywood Studios, Toy Story Land, is now open! Here’s your guide for info and tips about the rides, food, and merchandise. Read up on what you need to know to make the most of your visit. I’m currently sitting in the Orlando airport after spending the last …

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Disney Scavenger Hunt – Awesome Vacation Surprise for Kids [Printable Clues]

Our family is planning a trip to Disney World and I’ve considered surprising them with the trip! I’ve heard of families doing this, so I decided to put together another one of my fun scavenger hunts. This Disney scavenger hunt has clues that will lead kids around to a final announcement of a Disney vacation! …

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Disney World Hotel Planning Worksheet + Resort Perks and Where to Stay at WDW: Value, Moderate, Deluxe

I’ve stayed at a few different properties at Walt Disney World, some in each category. For new visitors it can be hard to understand all the options. After my latest stay at WDW I fell in love with a new resort, The Beach Club. Get my best Disney World tips about hotel perks, plus a …

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Secret Backstage Entrance for Disney World Park Hopper – Express Transportation

*** UPDATED 09/05/2017: Unfortunately this service is being / has been discontinued. :( *** I’m currently in Walt Disney World and discovered a new transportation secret that can save people with park hoppers a lot of time. With the new Express Transportation service, it’s like getting a secret backstage entrance into the parks at Disney …

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Tips to Get the Most out of Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party

Anyone heading to Walt Disney World in the fall will want to consider buying a ticket for Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party. But the tickets aren’t cheap! How can you make the most out of the event? Here are my best tips for Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party at Walt Disney World. My …

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Disney Cares! Allergy-Friendly Treats Offered at Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party

This allergy mom is jumping up and down at something I discovered last night at Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party at Walt Disney World! I’ve previously attended Mickey’s Halloween Party in Disneyland Halloween Time, but this year Disney showed that they care about families managing food allergies. Our own experience handling our daughter’s nut allergies is …

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Embarking on a #DopeyChallenge!

Wish me luck because I’m about to take the #DopeyChallenge! Wondering what craziness I’m embarking on? Starting today I will be running four races in four days to complete the Dopey Challenge by runDisney. And while this isn’t my first runDisney destination race, it’s certainly the most challenging event I’ve ever participated in. My adventure …

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Family Fun at the Walt Disney Swan and Dolphin Hotel Resort

Located in the heart of the Epcot area of the Walt Disney World Resort is the award-winning Walt Disney Swan and Dolphin Hotel. This resort offers deluxe accommodations and dining, as well has being located in a prime area for touring the Walt Disney World parks. Let me start by saying this hotel is grand! …

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Buena Vista Palace Hotel & Spa – A Downtown Disney Hotel

We love hotels! When you think about it, your hotel becomes your home away from home while traveling, so it can be one of the most important choices to make when booking a vacation. During our long vacation to Orlando one of the hotels we stayed at was the Buena Vista Palace Hotel & Spa, …

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Understanding the Disney Fastpass System: The New Fastpass+

Our recent visit to Walt Disney World brought a new learning curve to our Disney family travel plans. While I had a great understanding of the old Disney fastpass system because of our numerous trips to Disneyland, the new Fastpass+ system was not the same. I wanted to take this opportunity to introduce you to …

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Things to do in Orlando – Our Family Vacation

I’m so excited to start sharing about our recent Orlando family vacation and sharing ideas for things to do in Orlando! To start things off, I’m posting our 10-day itinerary details and then will be posting more specific posts about our experiences. I have three hotels to share with you (Buena Vista Palace, Doubletree Suites …

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