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Posted by on Feb 27, 2013

WDW First visit landing

WDW First visit landing

Hi! So its your first trip, are you overwhelmed yet? We’ve tried to pull the information you absolutely need to know as you plan. We’ve got TONS more information to look through on our planning tips page, but here are your essentials! Feel free to ask us questions.Click on the words to read articles: SIX MONTH PLANNING SCHEDULE (seriously, don’t miss this article)  When should I go? How does the Disney Dining Plan work?  Should I use a travel planner? (hint: yes, they’re free)  What ages are appropriate for what ride? What Disney Movies should I watch before I go and where do I go to get autographs?  What are some tips for me if I stay off property?  How do Extra Magic Hours work?  How do I get to early morning dining reservations if I’m on property?  Can I bring food into Walt Disney World?  What does some of this Disney Jargon mean? Should I get a Disney Visa?   Where should I get tickets & what kind should...

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Posted by on Apr 6, 2012

Disney World Top Tips for Fun Trips

Top Tips for Fun Trips 7 Deadly Sins of Disney World Vacationing 10 Commandments of WDW Vacation Planning Autographs and Character Greetings Avoiding Meltdowns Babysitting Services Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique CANADIANS (special tips just for the canucks) Camping at Ft. Wilderness Cell Phone applications Dining Reservations (see more on Disney Dining) Disney Dictionary A-Z Disney Travel Planners (should I use one?) Disney Visa Diva Secrets (some of our TOP TIPS all in one place) Fast Passes (some of this info is old now because of changes to WDW) FIRST TRIP TIPS Grocery Delivery to Resorts Guest Relations Hair Cuts at Disney World Magic Shots on PhotoPass Medical Emergencies Mini-Golf Orlando Weather Parking Photo Pass Pirates League Planning Overview PLANNING SPREADSHEET – Printable Product Reviews RANDOM Resorts Running at Disney Saving Money Shopping Streetmosphere at Hollywood Studios Strollers at WDW Tickets Tinkerbell ideas...

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Posted by on Oct 7, 2011

I’ve got this “WDW planning thing" under control.

Ok, so OBVIOUSLY you’re the planner of the group. You wouldn’t be sitting here reading this if you weren’t. However, if you’re like me sometimes you do all the planning for an event or vacation and WHOOSH someone clueless swoops in and takes control and you walk around silently fuming or throwing in jabs at their incompetence lack of planning know-how. Frustrating, isn’t? So what are some of the top ways you can let your family know “I’ve got this “WDW” planning thing under control? Here’s my top 5. 1. Develop a spreadsheet. – For some reason when people see a spread-sheet, especially when its color coded, they think you have a clue what’s going on. This is to your advantage. He/ She that holds the spread-sheets holds the key to the day. ha! I actually just designed one and made it open on the web for you to copy and use yourself. Here’s a small sample (its not the whole sheet): You are welcome to download the whole...

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Posted by on Jul 19, 2011

Tips for Staying OFF Property at Disney World – Parking @ Disney

Today I’m continuing my series on Tips for people staying OFF PROPERTY at Disney World. If you want to read more on this subject click HERE. Plan for Parking! Ok so if you’re off property and PARKING then that means you are in a car, either rented or your own (thank you Captain OBVIOUS). It also means you need to plan for parking and for the tram which will be another post this week. IF you’re not sure what time you need to leave your resort by in order to make a dining reservation then you can read my post HERE. 1) When you arrive you will have to pay for parking (unless you have annual passes). At the time this was published (7/2011) You will pay $14.00 – Car/Taxi/Shuttle/Limousine/Motorcycle, $15.00 – Camper/Trailer, $18.00 – Bus/Tractor Trailer. I cant imagine you’d have a camper or bus, but I’ve been wrong before. (Take this into consideration when you’re looking at the cost of a value resort on property vs off...

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